Christie Barakat


10 Tips for Share-Worthy Infographics [Infographic]

Visual content leads to 94 percent more clicks and is 50 times more likely to be shared than pure text.

13 Reasons to Love the Internet [Infographic]

Nearly 80 percent of people believe the Internet should be a human right.

‘Kardashian Index’ Exposes Scientists With Overblown Social Profiles

The "Kardashian Index" measures the discrepancy between a scientist’s social media profile and publication record.

Why Your High School Classmates are Unfriending You

High school classmates were more commonly unfriended for posting too often about polarizing and unimportant topics.

Global Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Facebook in Europe

The suit claims that Facebook's use of "big data" systems, the "like" button and tracking users on external sites is in violation with European user data laws.

Social Sharing Makes Events Seem More Real, Says Study

The study found that 70 percent of social sharing takes place via texting, phone calls, Facebook or Twitter.

Hindsight Tool Provides Access to All of Twitter’s Data

Access to historical data on Twitter is usually restricted to one or two years, but Hindsight users can view tweets that stretch back to the platform's inception.

5 Steps for Measuring Your Social Media Presence [Infographic]

Begin by creating SMART social media objectives: Specific, Measurable, Actionable, Realistic and Timed.

How to Optimize AdWords

"Basic AdWords optimization techniques are not even close to being utilized efficiently."

Medium Gets Its First Advertiser: BMW

Rather than measuring impressions and page views, Medium will guarantee BMW a total reading time metric measured in minutes.