This Week on #Twitter: 1980s Social Media, How Public is Your Info?, Negative Social Media

This Week on #Twitter: 1980s Social Media, How Public is Your Info?, Negative Social Media

Need a little weekend reading?

We’ve compiled our top ten Twitter stories of the week, which includes a look at what Twitter, Instagram, Google and other platforms would have looked like in the 1980s, a visual which asks “how public is your private information?”, the impact of negative social media on your business, the digital and social media habits of nurses and news that Twitter is not a strong influencer of holiday shopping.

Here are our top 10 Twitter stories of the week.

1. Here’s What Twitter, Instagram, Google, Spotify and Skype Would Have Looked Like in the 1980s

Remember Twitter in the 1980s? If you do, you’re a special kind of person, as Twitter wasn’t created until 2006. But what if Twitter, and other modern day platforms and apps such as Google, Instagram, LinkedIn, Spotify and Angry Birds were around in the eighties – how would they have looked?

2. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram – How Public is Your Private Information? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Sharing to social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook and Instagram is a lot of fun, but do you ever stop to think about the little pieces of your identity that you’re giving away online?

3. The Impact of Negative Social Media on Your Business [INFOGRAPHIC]

Did you know that 50 percent of employees post about their employers on social media? Sounds good, right? Positive word of mouth, and all that. Unfortunately, 75 percent of exiting employees would not recommend their former places of business, and about one in six openly admit to having shared criticism or negative comments about their employers online.

4. Nurses @ Work: Digital & Social Media Habits [INFOGRAPHIC]

Almost three-quarters (73 percent) of healthcare respondents to a recent survey said that organisational policies strictly prohibit direct patient care staff to have any interaction with patients on social media sites.

5. Twitter Not Top Spot for Influencing Holiday Shoppers

A Twitter-commissioned report last holiday season indicated that the platform was a top spot for holiday shopping referrals. But a new study by PunchTab kinda blows that idea out of the water (que visual of fail whale parts flying everywhere).

6. The Top 10 Most Popular #Football Teams On Twitter

Football – or soccer if you’re in North America – has some 3.5 billion fans across the globe, making it far and away the most popular sport in the world. That popularity has quickly bled into social media. Indeed, football’s adage that it’s “played by millions, and watched by billions” could equally be applied to Twitter, with the top clubs (and athletes) each boasting millions of fans (and tweets). But which teams are faring best?

7. Here’s Why @Beyonce Doesn’t Use #Twitter

Beyoncé Knowles has almost 14 million Twitter followers but has only tweeted eight times in more than five years. Her last tweet was in August 2013. Why?

8. Users Share Content on #Facebook and #Twitter for Different Reasons

Why do you share on Twitter? If you’re like 79 percent of Canadian respondents to a recent poll, it’s to endorse content. Conversely, just 32 percent of those surveyed use Facebook to endorse content, which is just one of the different ways people use both platforms.

9. The 100 Companies We Most Want to Work For (Google 1st, Apple 2nd, Facebook 5th, Twitter 23rd)

LinkedIn has just published its list of the 100 most desirable employers to work for. Tech companies dominated the upper echelons of the report, occupying four of the first five spots.

10. Twitter Opening First Hong Kong Office (Despite Still Being Banned in China)

Twitter is planning to open an office in Hong Kong early in 2015 to better cater to companies and increase advertising revenues in China, reports the Wall Street Journal.

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