“Social Media Web Sites” Best top picks for you?

Are you increasingly hanging out in the social media world? Do you know Facebook is not the only one offering help for you? Plus, informative daily news on Blog or Web sites? 

Pinterest, in particular, is growing rapidly, seeing its Web traffic surge nearly 50 percent in February compared to January, according to recent data from Experian Hitwise. The site now ranks as the third-most-popular social media site, behind Facebook and Twitter. What’s more, the site has been growing as a source for referrals to other Web sites: Pinterest users referred traffic to more Web sites in January than Google+, LinkedIn, and YouTube combined, according to a separate study by the site Shareholic.

Ninety-one percent of adults online use social media sites regularly, according to the report. Therefore, we feature daily info. on: www.sierraproperties.com, Trulia, etc!

Experian Hitwise reports the following top six social media Web sites, based on total visitors from March: Facebook: 7 billion, Twitter: 182 million, Pinterest: 104 million, LinkedIn: 86 million, Tagged: 72 million and Google+: 61 million

Source: “ The 2012 Digital Marketer: Benchmark and Trend Report,” Experian (2012) and “New Study Pegs Pinterest as the Number 3 Social Web site,” Forbes (April 9. 2012)

Twitter announces site redesign

Twitter announced its most ambitious site redesign to date. The rapidly growing “information network” is introducing “a new, re-engineered Twitter.com that provides an easier, faster and richer experience.”

The update will roll out to users gradually over the next several weeks and include such features as:

  • New design: A rich details page that promises a cleaner timeline. “Infinite scroll” means you no longer will need to click “more” to view additional Tweets.
  • Media: Twitter is partnering with numerous large players in Internet media such as Flickr, YouTube, Vimoe, Ustream, and TwitPic ,(to name just a few) to embed and integrate photos and video directly on Twitter.
  • Related content: Click a Tweet, and a related content panel will show additional information on the author or subject.
  • Mini profiles: Click on a user name and you’ll be presented with on-page access to the user’s bio and related Tweets.
    Here is a video that Twitter released highlighting some of the changes. Less than 24 hours after the video was published, it had been viewed almost 400,000 times …

 More information at:  http://twitter.com/newtwitter