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Taylor Swift’s ‘Safe and Sound’ Music Video

Every day, every minute, every second, the Hunger Games gets closer and closer. And with every day comes another teaser to get the fans excited. They have already release 3 different trailers, 13 Facebook pages, a Twitter account, and a Tumblr. What else is left??? A music video of course! And with my favorite country cutie, Taylor Swift!

When I heard she would be playing a song on the soundtrack I was VERY excited. Now that the video is out, even more so. I really wish there was more of a Hunger Games tie in with the video. I did love the subtly of the mockingjay pin though. See for yourself!

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RzhAS_GnJIc]

Did you like the new music video? Let me know!

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5 Things Pinterest Is Like

It has only been about a week since I joined Pinterest and this is already my second blog about it… yes I am obsessed. Every female social media nerd I know is really into this network. I thought to myself, ‘Why are all these women into Pinterest? What is it about the network that really gets us excited?!’ After mulling this over with  co-worker, I decided that girls like Pinterest because it is like so many other fun things we enjoy:

Collages
Yes gentleman… Women like to cut up magazine with pretty words, pictures, colors, etc. and paste these pictures onto a shoe box or a poster board or a card. Making collages are fun and it is a cute way to express yourself. Too bad that after you’re done, you have no idea what to do with what you just made.

Decorating Your Locker
Back in those high school and middle school days, everyone wanted to decorate their locker. Granted, your locker would only be seen by you or the person immediately next to you and it would only be seen for a few seconds every day, but still. We loved it.

Flair
Back when Facebook had tabs for personal profiles, people would add boards of flair to their page. You could essentially pick a bunch of pins that speak to who you are and then add them to your board. I loved flair, and seeing that Pinterest and flair are pretty much the same, it makes sense that I love Pinterest.

Bumper Stickers
Another Facebook favorite, bumper stickers! Send your friends fun pictures and random sayings to display on their page. Yup, also another variation of Pinterest. And we love it.

Tumblr
Although I am not a Tumblr user, I have heard time and time again that Pinterest is just like it. I guess you post pictures you like, and people can re-post them, comment, etc. Sounds like Pinterest to me but I like my network better.

Are you into Pinterest? What do you like about it? Let me know!

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A History Of @Klout In Honor Of Their 100 Millionth Score

Originally posted on Likeable Media’s blog.

Officially as of yesterday, Klout has calculated over 100 million scores. For those of you who don’t know, Klout is tool used to measure users’ influence across different social networking sites. Each person is given a score between 1 and 100, 1 being the person who has never tweeted before, 100 being Justin Bieber. Since its launch in 2009, Klout has come a long way and in honor of their accomplishment I’m going to share some of the highlights!

 

June 2010- Klout Introduces Perks

Virgin America and Klout teamed up to offer free flights to influential individuals. This was the first of many Klout Perks that you would be able to receive based on your Klout score. This idea of being influential in a topic and being rewarded for that is a concept that allows users to be recognized without having to do anything special such as enter a contest, or tweet about a brand.

October 2010- Klout Grows Beyond Just Being a Twitter Tool
When Klout launched Facebook integration, the influence of the tool became clear to all. This was a tool that was not just great for seeing if you have influential tweets, but now can measure your influence on 2 of the biggest social networking platforms out there.

May 2011- Klout Relaunches Perks!
Klout Perks allows users to get cool, free stuff just for being influential in a topic. Klout was already doing this with select companies but the relaunch made it easier for people to receive perks. More people are included and can now feel special receiving a gift. Perks are more accessible than ever and that gives users an incentive to use Klout. Win/win for all!

June 2011- +K Allows You to be Influential in Topic

 

Nobody is influential in every topic. I may follow Likeable for tweets and posts about social media and technology, but we wouldn’t be the first place I’d looked if I were interested in politics. The +K button allows users to shape what other users are influential about. For example, my users have given me +Ks in Disney, social media, and movies. President Obama however is influential in topics more relevant to his expertise. Allowing categorizations of influence was a big step that helped organize influencers even more.

June 2011- Klout gets Professional
Klout allowed for LinkedIn integration to expand how influential you can be on multiple channels. This step was a precursor of more to come.

July 2011- Klout Checks-In to Foursquare
Yet another social network is added to the mix and can contribute to your score. Klout can give a big picture number of your influence across social media instead of with just one or two sites.

July 2011- Klout Partners with Spotify
Spotify, a huge music sharing site in Europe, was making its debut to the U.S. and chose to partner with Klout for the launch. In relation with Klout Perks, Klout users got the chance to use Spotify for free! The partnership was a huge success- Spotify and Klout got a slew of new users in hopes of signing up for the music sensation.

August 2011- YouTube, Blogger, Flickr, Instagram, Last.fm, and Tumblr

 

All at once the amount of sites available to link your Klout to doubled! Whether you’re active with videos, pictures, blogging, music, or more, there is now a place for you on Klout. This is just the beginning. Although not yet announced, I am sure that Klout will be adding more social networks to the platform soon. For a company that started just as a Twitter analytics tool, they have come a long way. Soon we will be able to integrate sites such as Google+ and probably WordPress, TypePad and more. If you are still not on Klout, you ought to be! The scores are getting more and more accurate each day.

What’s your Klout score? Do you know your social influence? Share your thoughts below!

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