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5 Articles and One Thought-Provoking Tweet You May Have Missed in Social Media [Week of February 7, 2016]

Don’t have time to keep up with the pace of social media? Looking for the “Best of the best”? No worries. We’ve got you covered. Our weekly roundup is here to help you stay on top of all the latest in social media and other interesting facts, trends, tips and tweets.

This week featuring:

Work, Sleep, Family, Fitness, or Friends: Pick 3

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54.7K Shares: Work, Sleep, Family, Fitness, or Friends: Pick 3

Social Media Growth Hacks

1 – 5.4K Shares: How to Win on Facebook: 8 Lessons Learned From Analyzing 1 Billion Posts

If you want to know what works when it comes to marketing, you need to study the competition…The BuzzSumo team decided to compile as much data as possible on marketing on Facebook, and then complete an in-depth analysis.

Here’s a peek at one of the eight lessons learned on how to win on Facebook:

1. The best time to post isn’t when you think it is

Intuitively, it makes sense to post when the most users are online, which is during the day. That way, a greater percentage of your followers could potentially be exposed to your posts.

But the BuzzSumo analysis actually found the complete opposite.

The pattern is remarkably clear.

Posts get the most engagement when the total amount of posts is at its lowest.

Read more.

2 – 3.3K Shares: Why Small Businesses Are Getting LinkedIn Wrong

The social network can be a great place to promote a startup. Here’s how to do it right.

Here’s a glimpse of the eight tips on how small businesses can use LinkedIn:

Tip #1 – Don’t use it for marketing

Tip #2 – Tap your network for trips

Tip #3 – Don’t help competitors

Tip #4 – Keep critical activity private

Tip #5 – Don’t focus on lead generation

Tip #6 – Sell the business, not yourself

Tip #7 – Get focused when hiring

Tip #8 – Ask for help

Read more.

Productivity Tips

1 – 4.3K Shares: How to Improve Your Job Performance in Two Seconds

Your parents were right. Stop slouching to work smarter.

Posture matters more than you may think. In fact, there’s evidence that whether you sit up straight or slouch affects the quality of your work.

Another good read: 7 Awesome Standing Desks that Will Change Your Life

2 – 4.5K Shares: Facebook turns 12 — trillions in time wasted

Twelve years ago Thursday, Mark Zuckerberg founded Facebook with a simple dream: to have everyone spending as much time as possible clicking around on his website. Today, the social network site’s users are closing in on $3.5 trillion in squandered productivity.

So what’s the best gift you can get Zuckerberg on his company’s birthday? Just open up your browser or phone to Facebook, and don’t forget to give him your 20 minutes.

Read more.

Bonus Fun Fact

4.3K Shares: Taking Naps at Work Will Make You More Productive

Turns out you shouldn’t work all that long and that you should take naps during the day. Seriously! It’s science! Watch the New York Magazine video below to hear more about the data that proves napping may be key to your productivity.

Another good read: 5 Perks of Sleeping on the Job and How it Might Just Save Businesses Billions a Year

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