Source Interesting Stories Before They Become Hot With GONG

#Tool — Source Interesting Stories Before They Become Hot With GONG

The promise of helping us source interesting stories has been made — and broken — more times than we can recall in the past, by apps we all know.

Nevertheless, a new, innovative tool is offering an interesting approach to this problem: GONG.

Source Interesting Stories Before They Become Hot With GONG Homepage

As CEO Itzik Ben-Bassat told TechCrunch:

(We) at Gong (are) combining (…) two approaches, looking at how stories spread across social media and combining that with the behavior of individual readers, creating what it calls the HackRank algorithm. The goal is to predict which story will be interesting to you, even before it’s become a huge story on other sites.

In addition to a basis live keyword search, GONG also offer an email alert option, which delivers stories over email on a daily basis.

Along our favorite RSS readers and monitoring tools, GONG could become a valuable third-leg in our curation tool belt, helping identify interesting stories before they are hot, hence contributing to positioning our brand / business as a pioneer and a thought leader.

Happy curation 😉

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Facebook Usage And Engagement In 2016

#Data — Facebook Usage & Engagement In 2016

According to Pew Research Center, who has been conducting studies about how Americans use social media over the past decade, Facebook usage and engagement are on the rise in 2016:

79% of internet users (68% of all U.S. adults) use Facebook. Roughly eight-in-ten online Americans (79%) now use Facebook, a 7-percentage-point increase from a survey conducted at a similar point in 2015.

In order to better understand the big picture, and why the above figures are impressive, here is the top 5 most used social media in the US in 2016:

Facebook usage Facebook remains the most popular social media site

Credit: Pew Research Center

It’s also interesting to take a look at the frequency of use of these social media sites, in particular the percentage of users who visit these platforms daily, weekly and less often:

Facebook usage frequency of use of social media sites

Credit: Pew Research Center

From all the numbers above, one thing is pretty clear: Facebook usage and engagement are not only increasing in 2016, they also show how far ahead of the competition Mark Zuckerberg’s platform remains.

We highly encourage you to take a deeper look at the fascinating study from which all the data of this article were extracted from.

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Add Emojis To Your Posts

#Loomly — Add Unicode Emojis To Your Posts

Did you know? You can include emojis in your posts in Loomly.

As long as they are unicode emojis, they are fully supported on the platform and will make their way up to your favorite social networks.