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100 Social Networking Statistics & Facts for 2012

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The White House Urban Economic Forum took place in Los Angeles on Thursday, March 22nd on the campus of Loyola Marymount University. The day long event focused on Urban Entrepreneurs, Small Businesses, Emerging Businesses and High Growth Businesses.  Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa opened the forum and Earvin Magic Johnson lead one of the early panel discussions on Urban Entrepreneurs. The event profiled Urban Entrepreneurs, explored investing in Urban Entrepreneurs, discussed how to start and fund businesses and the use of Social Media to grow your business.

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa
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Chairman and CEO of Magic Johnson Enterprises, Earvin "Magic" Johnson
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Kalika participated in the Technology and Social Media Action Workshop along with:

Todd Park, Chief Technology Officer, White House
Russel Buetow, Microsoft
Charles Lee, CEO, Ideation     
Albert Cheng, Google  

los angeles social media, los angeles web design, los angeles print design, los angeles product logo

International Women’s Day is a big deal and has the social media buzzing. This year it is celebrating its 100th birthday. International Women’s Day (IWD) takes place on March 8, every year. It’s a time not just to celebrate the achievements of women worldwide but to raise questions about discrimination, equality and basic human rights.

The day’s etiquette, like most holidays, is understandably vague: How do you publicly show your support? While some may choose to shower appreciation on their female loved ones, social media offers a bunch of ways to show your support for a variety of social good initiatives focused on women’s rights.  Click here to learn how to show your support through social media.

Pushing the idea of the further and complete integration of networking site usage and our daily lives, rumors of a Facebook handset have recently surfaced. BoyGenius reports exclusive details from an anonymous source who was involved in a focus group for the device:

With the phone market dominated by two superpowers – HTC and Apple – the ubiquitous presence of Facebook with its unchallenged usage and domination shows promise in a device that takes all the site’s features to a more compliant and accessible medium.

At such an early stage, and with the given details, those eager for such a phone can only go wild with the possibilities it can bring. Regardless of the final product, marketing yourself or your website through Facebook could be more streamlined with the Facebook phone. We at Citrus Studios appreciate such efficient integration, as we specialize in designing websites for maximum and easy exposure.

So, what do think – will a Facebook phone be hit or miss, and what would you want to see in it?

On Twitter, you want people to ReTweet (RT) your posts. Increase the chances of your Twitter posts being ReTweeted, by using timely content, and even just asking for a RT.

The type of posts that are most likely to get ReTweeted:

-Calls to action (as in: “please ReTweet” or “please RT”), while they might sound cheesy, work very well to get   ReTweets.

– Timely content gets ReTweeted a lot.
– Freebies are popular.
– Self-reference (Tweeting about Twitter) works.
– Lists are huge.
– People like to ReTweet blog posts.

69% of retweets have a link

More RTs during business hours

Pay attention to your posts- what can you do to make them more ReTweetable?

You don’t need someone’s mailing address to send them a gift using TwitGift. And unlike other platforms that send virtual gifts, these are actual gifts to send to people. What do you think of this type of service?

Are people at your office still not sure about Social Media? Do they read “Social” and they think it sounds too friendly?

Some ways your company can use Social Media:

Recruiting
Customer service
Search engine optimization
Drive sales
Position as experts or thought leaders
PR
Lead generation
Business development
Marketing
Competitive monitoring
Reward loyal customers
Share news and info

We want to hear from you- add to the list!

Some ways you can use Social Media with your business:

Recruiting
Customer service
Search engine optimization
Drive sales
Position as experts or thought leaders
PR
Lead generation
Business development
Marketing
Competitive monitoring
Reward loyal customers
Share news and info

Citrus Studio can help you streamline the process, so that you can monitor, post, and market your company with ease!

Make lists on Twitter!

Twitter lists

Great way to organize all the people you follow.