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Hello SMS Team!

For our latest installment of Bacon Bits, we are testing a new page builder called Smore. While it is still only in beta testing it seems to be very promising. The site allows for rich content embedding, instant mobile pages, and easy drag and drop editing. Below is an example of how Smore presents their analytics - easy to read infographic. It is not yet as customizable as we would like, but there is definitely a lot of room for improvement. Enjoy this week's newsletter!
Sherry Turkle: Connected, but alone?
As we expect more from technology, do we expect less from each other? Sherry Turkle studies how our devices and online personas are redefining human connection and communication -- and asks us to think deeply about the new kinds of connection we want to have.

Visual Resources

The Value of Video

Check out this infographic depicting the benefits of adding video to your website or e-business.

Mobile Web Traffic Statistics

Covering the latest online mobile traffic statistics this graphic by focuses on search engine shares, US M-commerce sales, activities of smartphone owners, and more.

How Do You Sort Out Fake Followers From Real Ones on Twitter

39% of Facebook's 4,500,928 followers are fake accounts. Find out the statistics for more popular accounts and how this happens by viewing this infographic.

Informational Articles

How to Get More Comments on Your Articles

Seven tips on how to optimize your articles and increase the amount of comments on your blog.

What Data Can't Tell You About Customers

Data reveals "what people do...not why they do it." Understanding why customers do what they do can be essential to your organization.

Social Media Content Violates FTC Regulations

Is your strategy and Social Media Marketing policy adapting to the shift in Advertising Standards? Read what you need to know before its too late.

Breakdown of a Dedicated Social Media Engagement or Command Center

With Network Operations Centers being adapted for social becoming commonplace Jeremiah Owyang of Altimeter Group notes to pros/cons and gives many detailed examples of how companies are putting their centers to use.

Twitter Launched Certified Products Program

Twitter's new program has been launched with three verticals - Engagement Products, Analytics Products, and Data Reseller Products. Learn more here!

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