Showing posts with label Social Media. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Social Media. Show all posts

Wednesday, December 21, 2022

How to become a Social Media Influencer

Who is a Social Media Influencer?


A social media influencer is a person who has built a following on social media platforms and has the ability to influence the opinions and behaviors of their followers. Influencers often create content related to a particular topic or area of interest, and their followers trust their recommendations and advice. Many influencers work with brands to promote products or services to their followers, and some are able to monetize their influence through sponsored content, product endorsements, and other forms of advertising. Social media influencers are typically active on platforms such as Instagram, YouTube, TikTok, and Twitter, and they may focus on a particular niche, such as fashion, beauty, travel, or technology.


Becoming a social media influencer requires a combination of developing a unique and engaging personal brand, creating high-quality content, and building a following on social media platforms.

Here are some steps you can take to become a social media influencer:


1.   Choose a niche: Identify a topic or area of interest that you are passionate about and have knowledge or expertise in. This will help you stand out and attract a dedicated following.

2.   Build a personal brand: Develop a consistent aesthetic and tone for your social media presence and create a profile that showcases your personality and values.

3.  Create high-quality content: Share content that is informative, entertaining, and visually appealing. Consider using a variety of content formats, such as photos, videos, and written posts, to engage your audience.

4.   Engage with your audience: Interact with your followers and respond to comments and messages. This helps to build a community and foster a sense of connection with your audience.

5.   Collaborate with other influencers and brands: Partnering with other influencers and brands can help you reach a larger audience and gain exposure to new followers.

6.   Be consistent and persistent: Consistently posting high-quality content and engaging with your audience can help you grow your following over time. Don't get discouraged if you don't see immediate results – building a successful personal brand takes time and effort.


There are many famous social media influencers across a wide range of niches and platforms. Here are a few examples:


1.   Kim Kardashian is a well-known influencer on Instagram, where she has over 240 million followers. She is known for sharing personal photos and updates, as well as promoting products and brands.

2.  Jenna Marbles: Jenna Marbles is a popular YouTube influencer who has over 20 million subscribers. She is known for creating humorous and relatable content, including vlogs, challenges, and skits. 

3.  Casey Neistat is a filmmaker and YouTube influencer with over 11 million subscribers. He is known for creating high-quality and visually appealing vlogs and documentaries.

4.  Zoella is a beauty and lifestyle influencer on YouTube and Instagram, with over 11 million subscribers and over 10 million followers, respectively. She is known for sharing makeup tutorials, product reviews, and personal vlogs.

5.  PewDiePie is a gaming influencer on YouTube, with over 108 million subscribers. He is known for creating Let's Play videos and commentary on various video games.


Becoming a successful social media influencer requires a combination of passion, hard work, and persistence. It's important to identify a niche that you are knowledgeable and passionate about, and to create high-quality content that resonates with your audience. Building a personal brand and engaging with your followers can also help you grow your following and increase your influence. Keep in mind that becoming a social media influencer takes time and effort, and it's important to be consistent and persistent in your efforts. It's also important to remember that authenticity and honesty are key – don't be afraid to be yourself and share your genuine thoughts and opinions with your audience.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Friday, January 2, 2015

Madonna under fire after comparing herself to Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King and others [Photos]

The pic above is the the new artwork for Madonna's new album 'Rebel Heart'. What better way to gain attention than by creating a little controversy. So this is what the queen of pop did. She launched a campaign on Twitter and Instagram with the hashtag #RebelHeart. She started to photoshop her cover artwork onto famous personalities and took it a bit too far when using images of Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King and also people like Bob Marley. There is also a pic of 'Christ the redeemer' from Brazil. Onto which she photo shopped her artwork. Calling all of them Rebels -- which is true to a large extent. All of them wanted to beat the system and bring about a change. It cost them dear and took a lot of pain and sacrifice. Almost always was a lifetime's worth of work. Seems a little pretentious comparing herself to 'True hearts'. [Madonna on Instagram -- Madonna on Twitter]

Monday, September 29, 2014

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Monday, November 4, 2013

Get all your Retail Circulars and Coupons from Retale

Retale is a mobile and web app designed to get you all your coupons and circulars in one place. Launched in the US just i time for the holiday shopping season; Retale is just the kind of App you need to organize and find the best retail deals closest to you.  The way the app works is that based on your Geolocation it collects and finds circulars and coupons from your favorite retails nearest to you. The app also shows you the physical location of the store with its opening and closing times. This way you can plan and get your shopping done at a time that's most convenient to you.

Online Coupons and CircularsThe App's layout is beautiful, clean and easy to navigate. based on your location you can see all the coupons just like in the newspapers -- except this is in 2D. So instead of reading through the newspapers or other magazines and cutting out your Sunday Coupons and taking it to the store. Find the latest coupons and circulars on the app, save the coupon to redeem later by mobile device or printing them at home.

Users can also create Alerts to be notified about the latest coupons and circulars and be notified when they become available. Since it's all happening online, you can also access video, direct links to product pages and clip-able coupons. The app also helps you share these deals with you friends on Social Media. The App is available for both Mobile and PC. The app is brought to you by the Bonial International Group.

Check out Retale now.

Sunday, September 29, 2013

The 5 Best Food Related Blogs on The Internet

Lovingly written by Mai Bar from the editorial team at Fueled, London's premier iPhone app design agency.

Generation Y-ers love to be connected to the things they love as much as possible. Enter social media, blogging, smartphones, the whole gamut of interactive technologies that we so love.

I like to eat. And because I like to eat, I like to spend my time with,around, and thinking about food. It only makes sense that I would enjoy blogs dedicated to food and appreciating it in all its glory, and I know I’m not the only foodie out there who indulges in their obsession through the internet, so heres a list of the best food blogs in five tantalizing categories:

Best food blogs on the internet

Best Food News Blog

As a New Yorker, I want to keep up with what is going on in my city. I can read the Times, or the New Yorker, or New York Magazine, but my interests span beyond the usual fare of New York news -- I want to know about food. Not just about the opening and closing of restaurants, I want to know about literally everything related to food in the five boroughs, and that is why Grub Street  is the best food news blog out there. It is run by New York Magazine, so you can understand why it is so extensive: cronut imposters in Manilla, NYC’s fast food worker strike, hipsters making absinthe in their Harlem apartment basement’s, and why bars keep making clams so damn expensive. But the gamut runs beyond New York City limits, with the inclusion of out-there readable pieces for foodies like the video piece Porn Sex vs Real Sex: The Differences Explained With Food and how Alan Rickman is taking a stab at restaurant reviewing for GQ magazine. Besides the content, the site is sleek and is pretty much akin to NY Mag’s site so its navigable and nice, just like I want blogs to be.

Best Cooking Blog

Light on the layout but heavy on the pictures and narrative per recipe -- the perfect balance for a cooking blog. Alexandra Cooks got it right by having a compressed version of her entries with one enticing picture that you can then expand to read the full recipe experience. A lot of other writing-heavy cooking blogs make the mistake of having the entire entry take up essentially one page, making scrolling through recipes a time-consuming ordeal. A super helpful aspect of her blog is ‘The Essentials’ section, which shows you how to make everything from chicken stock and tomato sauce to pesto, vanilla extract and way more, all from scratch. Alexandra also boasts a great variety  of things on her blog, which is why I love it: there’s healthy and unhealthy, sweet and savory, breads, breakfast, etc.

Best Restaurant Review Blog

Also as a New Yorker I love to dine out indiscriminately, but I lack direction, I need a guide, I need help! This is where the Immaculate Infatuation blog steps in -- a New York Metro Area restaurant reviewing blog that helps you find restaurants in a few ways. What makes immaculate infatuation stick out from the rest is the “perfect for” filter, where you select a need that needs to be met by the restaurant like BYOB, dining solo, [places with an abundance of] hipsters, or drunk hook ups (if you are so inclined..). The categories are humorous yet applicable and help a great deal. Another filter that really helps is the “proximity to” filter, in case you’re in a neighborhood for something specific like Irving Plaza, the MoMA or the UN, and you’re not trying to travel far to eat. Smart, right? Besides the features of the site, the reviews are as extensive as can be. There’s the review itself, always a few paragraphs of relevant information about the dining experience and then a food rundown - a breakdown of the dishes tasted, complete with photos to help you make meal choices when you make your own trip.

Best Baking Blog

I do not want a sickeningly sweet layout that screams cutsie and Martha Stewart-esque in style, and Sprinkle Bakes’s simple, yet subtly sweet layout is really what made me give it the title of the best baking blog. Sprinkle Bakes is also the best baking blog because it stayed true to its nature, you’d be surprised at how many blogs who boast themselves as being baking blogs dabble in cooking here and there. For all intensive purposes I like when my blogs stick to their intended guns. Sprinkle Bakes is filled to the brim with recipes (in alist-formatted categorized index): breads, cakes, candy, cookies, cupcakes, pies, tarts, cold desserts, even chocolate soup. Baking is also an art form, and Sprinkle Bakes embraces that with recipes for those who are a little more inclined to appreciate this facet of baking: matcha cake faux sushi rolls, bellini petal lollipops, icicle candy, and decorative meringue mushrooms. Sprinkle Bakes sticks to baking in the entirety of its definition - plain and simple.

Best Food Porn Blog

And when I’m not looking for food to eat or to make...  I’m just looking for food to stare at. We are all familiar with the “food porn” trend that has been running rampant on the internet -- the Tumblrs and other blogs that are dedicated solely to the endeavour of making your mouth water and your stomach growl. Frankly, I love this fad and hope it stays forever. My favorite outlet to satisfy my food porn craving is the appropriately named blog  FoodGawker with the even more appropriate tagline: “feed your eyes”. This website pulls food porn off of other cooking blogs (click on the picture it will take you to the page from the blog where it came from) and compiles them into pages and pages of glorious food, it literally has everything: gluten-free, vegan, pasta, pizza, drinks, foreign foods, comfort foods, you name it. The simplicity of the layout and the well-integrated ads make navigation much easier than some other food porn blogs.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

How to view your like history on Instagram

If you are the kind of person who likes browsing Instagram and clicks away on photos and videos this one if for you. There are so many awesome pics on Instagram and you might have clicked like on 100's of them. There is no point trying to remember which, and keeping track of all those photos -- since it is easy to forget. Thankfully Instagram keeps a track and with a few simple steps you can find all the photos and videos you have ever liked on Instagram. All posts can be viewed in chronological order. Android users can browse through all likes using thumbnails only while iPhone and iPad users get to use a customized layout. No matte what if you want to view all the photos and videos you have ever liked here's how.

Like History on InstagramHow to view your like history on Instagram

1. launch Instagram

2. Go to your profile page

3. Tap on settings icon

4. tap on posts you've liked

You can now view all the posts you have ever liked on Instagram.

Friday, July 5, 2013

Facebook Stickers are now available in chat

Stickers were released a short while ago to Facebook chat but was available only on mobile. Facebook Stickers are now available on Facebook Web Chat as well. What is a Facebook Sticker - Stickers defy the traditional small size of an emoticon and are large and look like they have been pasted there. Since they come in a larger size they have a lot more option for customization and look amazing. They are not yet available in Status Updates and comment replies and we sure hope they come soon. Facebook have been adding quite a lot of little improvements lately like Hashtags and this is the latest free gift from Facebook. Currently all stickers are available for free on Facebook and you can use any of the collections you want.

Facebook Chat StickersFacebook Stickers - How do they work
1. When you're chatting with a friend click the emoticon icon.
2. Two Sticker sets are available by default - Meep And Pusheen - clicking on any Sticker will automatically add it to Facebook chat.

How to get more free Facebook Stickers
In the same window click on the basket icon. This will take you to the Facebook Sticker Store, all Facebook Stickers are available for free in the store right now. Click on free to get the set added to your chat window. We choose bun and are pretty happy with the collection.

Sets added on the web are not added on your SmartPhone. So if you added a set while browsing Facebook on the web and then switch to your SmartPhone or tablet. You would need to add the set again.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

How to use Facebook Hashtags

Facebook has now got what Twitter made popular - Hashtags. With hashtags users can click on them and follow topics as it's happening in real-time. So let's say you see the hashtag #NBAfinals - when you click on it all the news surrounding the NBA Finals will be visible. This could include pics, videos, status updates, page posts and posts from groups. So if there is a hashtag on Facebook and you click on it. You will be able to see all the different things Facebook users are saying about that particular topic. This means you will be able to see status updates from more people and not just your friends and the people you're connected to. This is a popular feature on Twitter - when you click on trending topics on Twitter everything is organized around hashtags. Which makes it easier for you to follow, breaking news stories, trending topics and anything that is going viral on Facebook. The #hashtags we know today was first created by Chris Messina in 2007 on Twitter.

Facebook HashtagsHow to create or make a hashtag
You will need to use the number sign # before along with a topic of phrase. Like this #ILoveCoffee. When users click on this everyone's status update on #ILoveCoffee will appear on your news feed in a new window.

How to use a Hashtag
You can either make your own hashtag or click on someone else's hashtag. These are clickable links and appear in the traditional blue color. Adding a hashtag to your post or status update will tell people that this is part of a larger conversation.

Other uses for hashtags on Facebook
You can search for a specific hashtag from your search bar. e.g #NBAFinals.
Click on hashtags that originate on other services, such as Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr, or Pinterest
You can also compose posts directly from the hashtag feed and search results.

What about hashtag privacy on Facebook
If you compose a post and share it only with friends or certain people. Facebook will follow your sharing options. Posts you create that are public will only be shown throughout Facebook.

Read more at the Facebook news release. Image by Facebook.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Facebook Timeline: How to remove Born info

Right at the bottom of your Facebook Timeline, there is something called 'Born'. Many users find this tab to be a bit irritating. The purpose of this from Facebook's point of view is to tell others when you were born. It however looks a bit ugly and might remind people of mortality. The best thing to do is to get rid of it. This post deals with how to remove the date from appearing under the 'Born' tab. The tab however cannot be completely removed. If however we are wrong and there is a way to remove the born tab do let us know in the comments section below. You can however prevent your date from appearing under Born.

Facebook: remove born infoHow to remove the date from under 'Born' on Facebook Timeline
1. Login to Facebook
2. Click on your name and go to Timeline
3. Click on 'About'
4. Click on Edit beside Basic Info
5. Click the Lock Icon beside Birthday
6. Choose Only me
7. Save and you're done

You can also use the dropdown menu to choose between showing your full birthday or just month and year or just month

Now when you go to your Timeline and click on 'View As' - this will give you the public version of your Facebook Timeline. Born tab will still appear but no date below it. Please leave a comment with your feedback below.

Please check video below for more

Saturday, May 18, 2013

YouTube Channel One to become default for everyone starting June 5

YouTube have announced that Channel One -  their new layout and design that has been tested by more than 100 million channels. What this means is that more than 100 million content creators who have their own channels on YouTube have started using the new design in Beta. On June 5th this will become the default design and layout for all channels across YouTube. We have also used the new YouTube design and we can say it's amazing and really drives a lot more views to your videos.With the new design YouTube channel owners will be able to upload channels art - visible on iOS, TV and Android devices. Making for a much more visual experiences. You can also upload and feature a video that introduces users to your channel and what it's all about.

New YouTube Channel OneWhat it means for Channel Owners

You need to be ready for the shift and YouTube have promised many reminders. So you will not be caught off-guard. The new design comes with a lot of tutorials and how-tos, so you know how to set things up. Once things are setup, you will have a channel with super display settings and visitors to your YouTube channel, get to set your videos and not your recent activities. Like some of the older settings would display. So if you are a content creator and need to get started on your new design layout. Use this link to opt in now to get started. Useful tips and tricks are available here. You can check out the Sociolatte YouTube channel here.

Source: YouTube Blog.

Friday, May 17, 2013

10% of Facebook's users are not human - Dogs, Cats and Toasters.

Facebook did make their announcement that the site now has over 1 Billion users. Not so says couple of reports on the net. Quartz reports that more than 10% of all Facebook uses are dogs, cats and toasters. A whole lot of non-humans now have a Facebook profile. These may not be Facebook fan pages but actual profiles. Independent research says that Facebook will cross the 1 Billion mark only in 2014. With highest growth coming from India, Brazil, Russia and the Middle East.

ten percent of facebook users are not humans It's not enough that owners have Facebook profiles. Pets need their own profiles too, Facebook is free for everyone. So why for animals and inanimate objects like toasters and flowerpots. It's all a part of the game and the complete Facebook experience. The i Billion mark of register people however will only be crossed in another year. A lot of young users in the US and UK however might be leaving Facebook - this after parents started using the site. Teens considered that uncool. The above image is of James Haestad hansen - he's a dog.

Source: Quartz via DailyMail

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Google Chat comes to Outlook and SkyDrive

Well, this is not something the internet thought they'd hear. Microsoft integrates a Google service right within their email service, and also on their Cloud based storage service - SkyDrive. In this surprise move, Microsoft says that this has been a popular requested feature from its users. You might remember that a while back Microsoft converted all Hotmail accounts into Outlook and all email is now handled only on Outlook. Outlook is quite amazing with a whole new interface and all. With the addition of Google Talk Microsoft seems to e opening up to their users needs, and also accepting that other services have indeed become useful and some users' can't live without.

Chat with your Google pals in Outlook.comHow to chat with Google Contacts in Outlook
It should be available this week - this is how it'll work. You open your Messaging Pane in Outlook. Found on the top-right-hand corner and you should see a message asking if you'd like to connect your Google account. Choose to do so and it should happen seamlessly. Allow Microsoft to access your Google account and all your contacts are added. You can then use or SkyDrive and continue chatting with all your Google Pals. Clicking on a friends pic will bring up the chat box. This whole roll-out, should be completed this week and Outlook users' can use Google Talk from within their email.

The whole effort is being made to encourage people to come to and try it out. Microsoft seems to be stopping at nothing to attract more uses to Outlook. The service is actually quite good, but whether users will migrate to it en-mass is left to be seem. Do share your thoughts in the comments section below.

Source: Microsoft Blog

Monday, May 13, 2013

Bing Tags How do they work

Bing has something new which has come with this Facebook integration - Bing Tags. Once you login to Bing with your Facebook account and do a self-search. That is earch for your name on Bing. You get your Facebook profile and the ability to tag other pages with your name. You can also tag yourself with other people on Bing. Essentially it is like a small social network that contains all your pages, blogs and websites in one place. So when your Facebook profile comes up in a Bing search you can in addition add or tag your linkedIn profile, Twitter and other social profiles' of yours. This way they say other people searching for you on Bing can be very sure that it's you, they're looking for.

You can also tag your friends and vice versa. So when you're busy adding tags a list of your Facebook friends show up on the right, from here you can choose to tag them and they can do the same to you. Once a friend has tagged you - you will get a notification on your Bing page under the 'Review Tags' section. From here you can choose to either accept or reject tags. Once you find a page you want to tag - simply click the tag me button under the page. You can also untag by clicking on the 'Untag me' button.

Bing TagsWhat are Bing Tags and how does it work
1. Once you tag your pages under your name. Then people searching for you find the real you and the results are not bunched together with other people who share the same name.
2. This feature will only be available to you and your Facebook friends.
3. If you don't want these tags posted to your Facebook Timeline - when giving the app permission use the 'Only Me' option.

Read more about Bing Tags here or Get started here.

Friday, May 10, 2013

How to connect Bing and Facebook for better social results

Bing have made a huge announcement, when searching using Bing. You can now see relevant results from your Facebook friends. This is something called social sidebar. This was first launched just over a year ago and is now going pretty strong. So now when you search on Bing you can get results that match your search query from your friends. So if your looking to go to an upcoming concert in your area. You can now see if your friends have posted anything about the concert. This way you can like their status and also send them a message. You don't have to logout of Bing to do this. Simply connect your Facebook with Bing and you're all set to go.

Facebook results in bingAfter you search for something on Bing, you can then add a comment to Facebook, read other people's comments, like a status and even start a threaded conversation without leaving Bing. The Facebook integration has now gone considerably deep and Bing is hoping to attract more users with the new social integration. Microsoft has not really gained much in the search market and here is another attempt to do just that. With deeper social integration with Facebook - Bing wants users to interact more right there and not have to leave and go to Facebook. So now you have the full Facebook experience right within Bing. Please leave a comment with what you have to say about this new feature.

How to connect your Bing and Facebook
1. Go to Bing.
2. On the top right-hand corner click on Sign in
3. Choose Facebook and click connect.
4. Allow Bing to connect to your Facebook account and you're done.

Source: Bing Official Blog.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

YouTube to start charging for Premium Channels

YouTube that has been free for more than a decade - have now launched a bomb, YouTube to start charging for some channels. Premium quality content channels like The onion and WWE will be able to start charging for subscriptions. YouTube's parent company Google, have been toying with this idea for a long time and now it's all set to launch. This should happen as early as this week. The way it works is that premium channel partners like The Onion and WWE can add a subscription button for users to be able to view their channels. Subscriptions can start from as low as $1.99 a month and there are 50 channels that are ready to take the dive. The channels themselves might actually welcome this new revenue stream, which gives them a chance to generate additional revenue for their efforts. This is not in effect for all channels but only for carefully pre-selected quality content channels.

YouTube to start Charging

This also opens up opportunities for people who like to bring their movies and video creations to YouTube - people who invest a lot of money for creating premium content. So in addition to the free user videos being generated on YouTube. A whole new generation of Filmmakers and video content creators can use this opportunity to bring their stuff to YouTube. Companies like Time Warner, The Chernin Group, Bertelsmann, Discovery Communications and Comcast have all invested in companies that roll-out content specifically for YouTube. With over 1 billion users using YouTube every month - YouTube's earning will move from $ 1.3bn in 2012 to $ 2bn this year. So are you ready to start paying to watch videos on YouTube - sound off in the comments section below.

Source: Financial Times

Monday, April 29, 2013

10 awesome 'Deal with it' GIFs

The humble GIF will never loose its importance on the interwebs. People use it for to portray all kinds of emotions and sentiments. Situations are made to have relevance with the use and creation of a moving image also know as a GIF image. These images below will knock your socks off as you would need to 'deal with it'. They come to you in different flavors and well, guess you need to deal with it. Check out these awesome deal with it GIFs below.

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