Instagram adds new sticker slider emoji poll for stories

It’s a sticker that story posters can put on photos or videos, and allows their followers to answer questions using an emoji that slides along a scale.

To add an emoji slider sticker to your story, select it from the sticker tray after taking a photo or video. Place it anywhere you’d like and write out your question. Then, set the emoji that best matches your question’s mood. You can pick from a few of the most popular emoji, or choose almost any emoji from your library if you have something specific in mind. Like with the poll sticker, friends and followers will be able to respond to your slider as soon as you’ve shared it.

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Top Highlights of Mary Meeker’s Internet Trends Report 2016

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If your life depends on technology, you better read her report cover to cover. Kleiner Perkins partner Mary Meeker’s yearly Internet Trends report is the ultimate compilation of essential tech statistics. Encompassing everything from funding climate to smartphone adoption to the tech giants to cutting-edge inventions, the Mary Meeker Internet Trends report has it all.

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What is Influencer Marketing? Is it the next big thing ?

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Many people have grown cynical toward advertising. The say it shows up in every conceivable place, makes ridiculous claims, plays to our most base instincts, and crowds out things that are more interesting and essential. In a world that is saturated by advertising, it is hard for them to trust any of the claims that marketers make.

This cynicism is often eroded when recommendations for products come from friends or family members. A trusted recommendation comes with more credibility than an advertisement. That is why, according to Netpop research, 79% of social media users use these sites to find information and recommendations about products.

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9 Simple Steps To Increase Traffic To Your Website

headerAs of March 2012, there were 644 million active websites. That’s more than half a billion – in other words, a lot. In this sea of content, images, videos, and social media, it’s easy, as someone with a struggling website, to feel overwhelmed. That said, there is no greater tool your business or brand can have than a website that both promotes your product or service while adding value to your readers’ experience. By generating awesome content and engaging traffic tools to expand your reach, you can boost website traffic while simultaneously establishing yourself as a trustworthy member of the digital community.

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Rising need of Social Customer Care and How brands are adapting it

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My recent encounter with   and  motivated me to write this blog post.

Social media has provided consumers with multiple ways to interact with companies directly and influence peers’ buying decisions. This has put a lot of pressure on businesses to have an active presence social networks. While it’s wise to use social media for customer service, research shows that you shouldn’t give up on more traditional support methods just yet.

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Effects of Social Media on Organizational Culture

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Going to the routes of each word, social media can be defined as an instrument that helps to communicate and interact. Media is a tool used for communication, like TV, newspaper, radio etc. Social media are media for social interaction, using highly accessible and scalable communication techniques. Social media is the use of web-based and mobile technologies to turn communication into interactive dialogue. Andreas Kaplan and Michael Haenlein (2010) define social media as “a group of Internet-based applications that build on the ideological and technological foundations of Web 2.0, which allows the creation and exchange of user-generated content. Businesses may also refer to social media as consumer-generated media (CGM). But social media is not only about communication, it includes as well interaction between users. The most important characteristics that social media has are:

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