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Monthly Link Roundup – 05-29-15

May 29th, 2015 by | No Comments

Facebook Instant Articles will shake up media (and benefit users) (CIO.com)

Facebook recently introduced its new Instant Articles feature to deliver media and news articles directly to the users’ News Feed in a more streamlined manner. While the new feature will improve user experience, publishers are still unsure how it will impact their reach on the social network.

Twitter chats get social with Nurph’s video-to-video streaming (VentureBeat.com)

This month, popular Twitter chat client Nurph launched its video-to-video streaming capability that would bring real-time video and audio conversations to Twitter group chats. Now, chat owners can include up to 8 streaming videos from a few select participants while having text-based conversations with hundreds or thousands of other people.

HootSuite Launches Facebook Ads, An Ad Tech Tool For Humans (MarketingLand.com)

HootSuite has rolled out a free feature called “Facebook Ads” that can assist advertisers with ad creation on Facebook by suggesting the best posts to promote. Once a post is selected for promotion, HootSuite will automatically take care of ad placing, bidding, and targeting.

The Google-Twitter Deal Goes Live, Giving Tweets Prominent Placement In Google’s Results (SearchEngineLand.com)

As promised earlier this year, Google is now showing Twitter tweets in a prominent carousel format on its search engine results. The feature is currently available on mobile devices and for English-speaking users in the U.S. Twitter promises desktop support and other languages in the future.

Google+ goes after Pinterest with Collections feature (CNet.com)

Google+ has added a new feature called “Collections” that allows users to post content such as pictures and articles about specific topics, similar to rival social network Pinterest’s online bulletin board. Currently available on desktop and Android devices, the new feature will soon be made available for Apple’s iPhones and iPads.


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