Cj is an SEO/Content Specialist at DPS. His previous work experience includes serving as a Social Media Manager for a digital media agency in Chicago, working on accounts for several large retailers and an insurance organization. Prior to that, Cj was managing social media and online PR for clients of a firm serving franchise concepts throughout the United States and Canada.

The Social Jigsaw Puzzle

Social media is a vast, continuously expanding and dynamic landscape with new networks and applications launching, selling, merging, splitting, updating and transforming on a seemingly daily basis. For many of these hopeful properties and their respective founders, the dream of creating an established impact upon society is similar to the life of a shooting star; a quick flash before fading out into the abyss of a night sky. For the fortunate others, platforms that are able to differentiate and offer an innovative new concept that is capable of attracting a sustained following, the future is very bright and profitable.

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Pinterest’s newest chat feature makes big splash in update

 Pinterest Little Red Riding Hood

Great American author and personal hero, Mark Twain, once said: “Let us make a special effort to stop communicating with each other, so we can have some conversation.”

This is the sentiment at the heart of the new messaging feature being offered by social media phenomena, Pinterest. Yet why would an image-based site that defines itself as a “visual discovery tool” invest time in an instant messaging feature, something that all the other big social media players (Facebook, Twitter, etc.) already have? The answer, according to Pinterest, is quite simple. In the words of the wolf in Little Red Riding Hood: “All the better to interact with you, my dear.”

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Do You Speak Social Media?

Like all other industries, social media comes with its own set of acronyms, terms and formulas. If you are working in the field, or plan to work with someone who does, it’s important to have an understanding of the basic terms. Take this 10-question quiz to see how fluent you are in the language of social media. If you have questions or would like some clarification on any term, comment below or send us a message.

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