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Ninety-one percent of e-commerce retailers saw a lift in their SEO rank thanks to social referrals. (ShopSocially) Over the period of Jan.- June 2013, social traffic to e-commerce sites has created a revenue increase of 17.8 percent. (ShopSocially) Thirty percent of Twitter users begin thinking and tweeting about holiday shopping before October. (Twitter) Sixty-five percent of consumers use social media to find the perfect gift for people. (Crowdtap) Over the period of Jan.-...

This morning I woke up to this wonderful little article from the editors over at Digiday. It's short and sweet. So go ahead and read it, then come on back.

Few news outlets are devoting additional staff to the buzzy format. "I don’t think the tools are mature enough and demand is still uncertain among both readers and advertisers," explained Tom Standage, deputy editor of The Economist. "This is a bit like the way the Web was in 1994: primitive, but promising."