social network

A social network is a social structure made up of a set of actors (such as individuals or organizations) and the dyadic ties between these actors. The social network perspective provides a clear way of analyzing the structure of whole social entities. The study of these structures uses social network analysis to identify local and global patterns, locate influential entities, and examine network dynamics.
Social networks and the analysis of them is an inherently interdisciplinary academic field which emerged from social psychology, sociology, statistics, and graph theory. Georg Simmel authored early structural theories in sociology emphasizing the dynamics of triads and “web of group affiliations.” Jacob Moreno is credited with developing the first sociograms in the 1930s to study interpersonal relationships. These approaches were mathematically formalized in the 1950s and theories and methods of social networks became pervasive in the social and behavioral sciences by the 1980s….

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U.S. Viewers Spend 23 Minutes a Day Watching Online Video [Report]

As NewFronts 2014 comes to an end, new research asserts that original digital video content consumption for adults in the U.S. increased by 15% compared to last year. Around 52 million adults now tune into original video content each month, with the ability to choose their own schedule being a major driver for many viewers.
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Nope, Using a Celebrity Won't Make Your Video Go Viral [Report]

Advertisers who use celebrities to drive shares of their videos are wasting their marketing budgets, according to a new report published today by Unruly. The report found very few viewers cited the famous faces on display on this years Super Bowl ads as a key reason why they would share those ads with their social networks.
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YouTube UK Offers Insight into its Users' Behaviour [Infographic]

Google UK wanted to show that UK YouTube users weren't an anti-social lot with no friends and no interactions online, but were actually pretty active and engaged. So, they teamed up with Ipsos and produced a nifty little infographic that gives the world some insight into British Internet habits.
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'First Kiss' Viral Video Increased Sales by 13,600%, Site Traffic by 14,000%

'First Kiss' has been one of the biggest viral video successes of the year so far generating 77.8 million views, 1,392,296 Facebook shares, and 68,740 Twitter shares in just 31 days. It's set to be among the top viewed, and shared video ads of 2014 and has been a phenomenal success for the brand in terms of sales and website traffic. We talked to WREN about the video and the impact it's had.
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Get Your Morning Video News Fix From CNN On Twitter

A new partnership between CNN and Twitter will bring bite-sized video news to the social network every morning. The new series, 'Your 15 Second Morning' will be embedded on Twitter and shared from CNN's account. The initiative follows the trend for snappy news content currently doing well across Instagram and Vine.
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Social Media Engagement, Watch History, and Series Playlists

Welcome to the ReelSEO TubeTalk show, a podcast that brings you three of the hottest video marketing tips, every week! This week, we discuss ideas for engaging your viewers outside YouTube, why and how to clear your watch history, and why "official series playlists" are so important.
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5 Best Branded Instagram Videos of the Week: 5th April 2014

Coca-Cola takes us around the world on a can, Barbour goes color crazy, JetBlue recruits a ton of pigeons in a bid to reach out to the weary frequent flyer, Jaguar goes all British again, and Cirque du Soleil performers wow us with their training routines. Watch these, and other best Instagram videos of the past 7 days
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YouTube Drives Most Engaged Social Referrals, StumbleUpon the Least

Of the main eight social networks, YouTube is driving the most engaged post-click social traffic in terms of average visit duration, pages per visit, and bounce rate for visitors. The site is way ahead of Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+, Facebook, Reddit and StumbleUpon.
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Tumblr Sees Dollar Signs in TV Partnership with Viacom

Tumblr has succeeded in wooing TV to its platform, or at least Viacom. The plan it seems is to co-brand campaigns that tie to specific shows on their channels like MTV and Comedy Central. If it works and begins to grow in reach it might be a whole new way for TV to use social media.
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Most Effective Online Video Marketing Channels Not Always Most Obvious [REPORT]

So what do you think is the most effective online video marketing channel? Are you stuck in a company where you're using channels you think aren't effective? You wouldn't be alone as this new report shows vast discrepancies in what companies are using versus what they think most effective. Do you agree with these results or do you have different experiences in the workplace?
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Facebook Launches Video Ads TODAY!

Video ads are on Facebook - have you seen the auto-playing, muted video ads yet? Here's a quick run down of what Facebook video ads are going to be about with their enlisted help Ace Metrix and Publicis Omnicom Group to make sure the ads aren't utter rubbish and the right kind of client is enticed. The kind with deep pockets as ads run for a rumored $1-2.5M per slot.
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Myspace: "Premium Video Content is Everything to Us" [Interview]

Myspace once dominated the social and video landscape, before both YouTube and Facebook grew big enough to steal its crown. Following a relaunch last year, the site is aiming to win back subscribers by providing premium video content - original and user-generated.
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Amazon Looking to Become Major Video Advertising Network?

Amazon has teamed up with FreeWheel to begin ramping up video advertising at the world's largest eCommerce site. The possibilities are mind-boggling when you think about the amount of behavior data they probably have stored on shoppers.
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TV Viewers Hate Hashtags During TV Shows Says TiVo [Report]

Game of Thrones requires more attention than reality TV? So say TiVo survey respondents. Not only that, but people absolutely hate #hashtags during TV shows. The percentage of people who like seeing them during shows is pretty low indeed.
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Facebook, YouTube, Google+ Top Mobile Social App Usage [Report]

While there might be reports of Facebook's death with certain demographics, they are greatly exaggerated as it still dominates the charts in penetration, account ownership and activity and its major demographic seems to be in the 25-34 range while YouTube has almost a third of its users in the 16-24 range.