Infographic and research by Umpf social media agency

A study by UMPF, entitled Google Plus Ghost Town? G+ Social Shares Lowest Compared to Facebook, Twitter And Even LinkedIn shows that Google+ does not seem to be keeping up in the area of content marketing.

Facebook still leads the pack with the content sharing, with Twitter and LinkedIn, still rising above Google+. Is it just going to take awhile before the sharing on Google+ takes off? From my view, there is a lot of sharing and content marketing going on on Google+. However, it seems it still can’t compete with Facebook. But, then, many of us have become so attached to our Facebook that there is a question of how we existed before Facebook.

It would be interesting to me, to see if these numbers ring true, say, a year from now. In the meantime, check out the details of this study here: Google Plus Ghost Town? G+ Social Shares Lowest Compared to Facebook, Twitter And Even LinkedIn

According to a recent study, social media is set to explode in 2013 and demand for social media jobs is set to skyrocket. Which social network will rule the roost in the coming year and beyond? We don’t know the answer to this question, but we do know which resources keep us in the loop and keep us abreast of the many changes in this exciting and multi-faceted field.

Below we highlight and link to four Facebook resources that we highly recommend you follow as well, if social media is a topic near and dear to your heart.

1. Hub Spot

Although Hub Spot is a service company they have a great internet marketing blog with an equally good social media section. They are also on Facebook with a fan page that boasts an impressive 179,000 likes and close to 3,500 fans. This is a good Facebook follow if you seek good kernels and morsels of information on social media and internet marketing in general. Looking at their Facebook page (today) you will find the following: “How do Spotify, Instagram, and Zynga use effective calls-to-action to grab attention?” and “How to Engage Facebook Fans With Images”. Hub Spot is a great resource to keep up with the various social networks on the web and they also have a series of free ebooks available on social media.

A quick tutorial on connecting your Facebook Page to your Twitter account so that Facebook Page updates will automatically tweet.

Here are the step-by-step instructions on connecting your Facebook Page to your Twitter account for automatic tweets

Go to your Facebook Page (i.e. www.facebook.com/SocialWebCafe.
Click on “Admin Panel” (at right).
Click on Manage > Edit Page (at top).
Click on Resources and then “Link Your Page to Twitter.”
Click on “Link To Twitter” button.
Enter Twitter login information and then “Authorize.”
Test by posting on your Page and then checking your “Sent Tweets.”

You are all set-up with your connection between Facebook Page and Twitter…

Some of you may be asking *why* anyone would want to hide a friend list. I mean, don’t you want to brag about how many “friends” you have and who you know? Not necessarily. There are two reasons, right off the top of my head that would cause someone to want to hide their friend list…