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Monthly Link Roundup – 07-31-15

Friday, July 31st, 2015

Twitter’s Project Lightning could be called ‘Moments’ (Mashable.com)

“Project Lightning,” which Twitter announced last month, may be renamed “Moments” once launched sometime this year, though the final name remains undetermined for now. At its core, the upcoming feature will let users follow breaking news or live events on Twitter’s homepage even when not logged in.

Tumblr Adds New Data Partner as Marketers Race to Interpret Social Images (AdAge.com)

Crimson Hexagon, a social media analytics company, has just joined Tumblr’s list of data partners including Adobe Social and Curalate, among others. Given access to the microblogging site’s real-time data, the company gathers information on the instances brands have been mentioned in text, imagery, and more.

You Can Finally Search Instagram on Your Desktop (WIRED.com)

Instagram has finally given its desktop version search capabilities that let users look up usernames, hashtags, or locations. The added feature follows another recent update that improved the design and user-friendliness of the photo-sharing website’s desktop experience.

Facebook gears up to fight YouTube with new video publisher tools (TheVerge.com)

To catch up with YouTube, Facebook announced new updates that include customization options when uploading videos, as well as an improvement of the back-end tools for organizing video collections. These features will begin rolling out in the next few weeks.

YouTube’s New App Plays To Creators (TechCrunch.com)

YouTube has launched a new version of its app that enables creators to deliver content to fans more effectively through a new subscription tab feature. New video creation tools have also been added to the app.

Monthly Link Roundup – 06-26-15

Friday, June 26th, 2015

PINTEREST IS FINALLY GOING TO LET US BUY THE THINGS WE LIKE (WIRED.com)

Early this month, Pinterest announced that users can now buy products directly through the site with its new buyable “Pins.” The new feature is being rolled out this month as an update to the social network’s iOS app.

Twitter Gets More Shoppable With Product Pages And Collections (TechCrunch.com)

Twitter is currently testing a new feature that enables users to discover products and places through dedicated pages that offer basic information as well as the ability to purchase. These pages also include curated collections that link to product pages.

Instagram to Offer Millions of Current Events Photos (NYTimes.com)

Instagram is now offering the latest events via its new “Explore” button which will showcase the most important photos and videos of current events happening in specific regions as well as all over the country. The new feature will currently be available in the US version of the app.

Facebook Adding Buy Button? Could Change Everything (Business2Community.com)

Social media giant Facebook is getting into the e-commerce game with a new buy button feature that will show up in posts by Shopify retailers, for the moment. Users now won’t have to visit the retailers’ websites to make a purchase.

Union Metrics Launches Multi-Channel Reporting & Adds Facebook Analytics (MarketingLand.com)

Social media analytics platform Union Metrics has recently added multi-channel reporting and Facebook analytics to its Social Suite. Social marketers can now track brand performance on Facebook as well as on Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr at the same time.

Monthly Link Roundup – 01-23-15

Friday, January 30th, 2015

Facebook Cleans Up News Feed of Viral Hoaxes but It Needs Your Help (TechTimes.com)

Facebook has started a crack down on fake news or hoaxes that go viral on the News Feed with help from its users. A new feature has been added to the social network’s reporting tools that will flag a post with an annotation that will inform users that it has been reported fake multiple times.

‘While You Were Away': Twitter Will Show You What You Missed (WSJ.com)

Twitter’s new “While You Were Away” feature now gives users a quick recap of some of the best tweets that they may have missed while they were offline. The new recap feature immediately shows popular posts at the top of the feed upon opening the app, which is helpful to casual users.

Upcoming LinkedIn Products Connect Co-Workers (Recode.net)

LinkedIn has announced that it is developing new products that will enhance productivity and communication within a company. The first of these new intra-office tools—a product that allows users to send LinkedIn’s InMail messages to co-workers despite not being connected—will undergo pilot testing in the next few weeks.

Pinterest buys a product recommendations startup with an eye on serving better ads (InternetRetailer.com)

To expand its tools for marketers, Pinterest has just bought Kosei, a startup that has developed a technology that generates personalized product recommendations. With this partnership, the image-focused platform hopes to improve its ad targeting and give marketers more solutions to tap into its data.

Instagram invites Android users to beta-test new features (VentureBeat.com)

Android users now have the chance to beta-test Instagram’s new features on the Google mobile platform. Those interested can join by first becoming part of the Instagram Beta Group on Google + and going to the tester link. The beta version of the Instagram app will then be available via Google’s Play Store.

Monthly Link Round Up 12-26-14

Friday, December 26th, 2014


Facebook reveals 2014’s most discussed topics globally: World Cup, Ebola, ice buckets, and more
(VentureBeat.com)

Facebook takes a look back at some of the most popular topics discussed on the social network. The end-of-year video highlights worldwide events including the World Cup, the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, Robin Williams, the conflict in Gaza, the Ebola outbreak, and more.

Twitter looks back on 2014 (TheNextWeb.com)

Twitter shares its own 2014 highlights, from the star-studded selfie at the Oscars last March to events in sports, politics, and more around the globe. The social network’s #YearInReview microsite also includes must-follow accounts as well as a section for the favorite 2014 moments of major influencers.

15 Social Media Companies To Watch In 2015 (Forbes.com)

2015 is seeing new social media apps coming to our desktops and mobile devices. Some of these up-and-coming networks include Bubbly, WeChat, and Whisper that offer new ways to connect people and share content.

What We Learned in Social Media 2014 [INFOGRAPHIC] (MediaBistro.com)

Facebook remains in the lead in social media, but other platforms have also seen fast growth in 2014, including Pinterest, Tumblr, as well as SnapChat. Growth was also seen in multi-networking, with 19 percent of users between 16–64 visiting Youtube, Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.

See the biggest stories of 2014 through the eyes of Wikipedia (Mashable.com)

Not to be outdone by social media giants such as Facebook, Twitter, and Google, Wikipedia releases its first ever end-of-year review on video from the lens of the most important stories users have read, reviewed, edited, and translated on the online encyclopedia.

Monthly Link Round Up – 06-27-14

Friday, June 27th, 2014

Facebook to Acquire Finnish Start-Up Pryte (Online.WSJ.com)

Facebook is acquiring Pryte, a Helsinki-based service that would allow mobile data to be bought on a per-app basis. The service aligns closely with Mark Zuckerberg’s Internet.org project that aims to make web access more affordable in emerging economies.

Facebook Increasingly Turning To India For Growth (Forbes.com)

With more users in India accessing Facebook via smartphone, the social media giant is planning to focus more on mobile in the country. Part of this is customizing apps specifically for the Indian market, as well as working with local marketers in helping businesses in the country understand the advertising power of social media.

Facebook rolls out one-column Timeline design to all Pages (TheNextWeb.com)

Facebook has started to roll out a more streamlined design for its Pages worldwide. The new design features posts that appear in a single column similar to the News Feed. Admins who access their page can switch to the new look after taking a tour of the refreshed design.

Facebook says its audio identification function ‘is not always listening’ (TheGuardian.com)

With fears that Facebook’s new “audio recognition” can spy on users, the social media giant clarifies that the app only identifies television shows and music tracks, and matches the sample in a database. It also clarifies that the app doesn’t always listen but requires the user’s permission to work.

Google Search Intent Comes to Facebook (Along With Search Ad Dollars) (AdAge.com)

Brands can now make use of Google search intent for ad targeting on Facebook. A targeting tool developed by Kenshoo makes it possible for marketers to target users on Facebook who have clicked their search ads on Google, Yahoo, and Bing.

Monthly Link Round Up – 03-28-14

Friday, March 28th, 2014

Want to Find Your First Tweet? New Twitter Tool Makes It Easy (DigitalTrends.com)
As part of its eighth birthday celebration, Twitter has launched the #FirstTweet tool that would let users see their first message on the site. By going to first-tweet.com and typing in their username, users can discover their very first Tweet in an instant.

Twitter Rolls Out Easier, Faster Video Playback (NYTimes.com)

Twitter is rolling out a new feature called in-line video that will give iPhone and Android phone users previews of video clips in their feeds that they can easily play with a single click. This playback feature makes it easier to watch videos and has the potential to increase video views.

Twitter to Pull #Music App from App Store, Shut Down Services in April [u] (AppleInsider.com)

Twitter has pulled out its #music app from the iOS App Store and will shut down its corresponding service in April. The app was first introduced in April 2013 and allowed users to listen to snippets from musicians recommended by the system’s algorithm.

After Failed #Music Try, Twitter Going with New Music Strategy? (CNet.com)

Just after taking down its #music app, Twitter has been reported to be going after partnerships with Beats Music, SoundCloud, and Vevo. This new strategy is aimed at establishing Twitter as a major player in music that may give potential and existing users more reasons to use the service.

Twitter Expands Their Image Options with Multiples and Photo Tagging (MarketingPilgrim.com)

Twitter now allows users to tag up to 10 people in a photo without eating up the 140 character limit. At the same time, the service has also enabled users to share up to four photos in a single Tweet.

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