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Monthly Link Roundup – 09-25-15

Friday, September 25th, 2015

Facebook wants a ‘dislike’ button without the negativity (Fortune.com)

In a Q&A this month, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that a “Dislike button” was under development and might soon be added to the social network. Zuckerberg said the new feature wouldn’t serve as a way to express negativity, which could lead to online harassment, but rather sympathy for tragic or serious posts.

Twitter’s Custom Emojis Make Their Debut As An Ad Unit With #ShareACoke (TechCrunch.com)

Previously introduced for special events and famous people, Twitter’s custom emojis recently debuted as part of Coca-Cola’s #shareacoke ad campaign. Whether custom emojis will be offered as an ad product in the future will depend on data collected from this partnership.

Pinterest Targets Search Ad Budgets (WSJ.com)

Pinterest is setting itself apart from social networks as it convinces advertisers that it’s a place for discovering products, not for connecting with loved ones. In line with this positioning, the visual bookmarking service has been working to change its image as a scrapbooking tool by launching several ad products in the last few months.

Snapchat is letting users pay $.99 to replay disappearing snaps, and it just added a ‘lens’ feature to animate your selfies (BusinessInsider.com)

Snapchat’s most recent update included three new features: face filters, virtual rewards, and paid replays for a single snap. The last one is the company’s first attempt at in-app purchases, providing users with up to three replays for $.99.

Tumblr changes reblogs so you can actually read them (Mashable.com)

Tumblr’s update at the start of the month now shows reblogs in a uniform column to make navigation easier. In the old system, comments were nested under reblogs, creating a very long, confusing chain especially if there were lengthy threads.

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 – 10-31-14

Friday, October 31st, 2014

Snapchat messaging app gets its first add… and it’s very creepy (TheGuardian.com)

With its first paid advertisement on the app, SnapChat is hoping to generate money through paid ads—something entirely new to the company. The advert was a 20-second trailer of Ouija, a horror film by Universal Studios.

Facebook Launches Anonymous Chat App Called ‘Rooms’ (TIME.com)

Facebook recently launched a free mobile app called ‘Rooms’ allowing users to set up anonymous chat rooms for shared interests. The chat rooms are only for invite and accessible through a special code scanned by the phone’s camera.

Tumblr Bets on Video, Updates Its Player with New Features (Mashable.com)

With video posts growing more in popularity on Tumblr, the company recently gave its built-in video player a series of improvements to enhance user experience. Some of the updates include infinite looping, HD quality and auto play options, and the ability to drag videos to the side so that they stay visible while users scroll down for new content.

Twitter acquires Twitpic’s photo archive to keep it alive (TheNextWeb.com)

Twitter has acquired Twitpic’s domain and photo archive so that users can still access their old pictures despite the app shutting down. Twitpic had already announced last September that it was discontinuing service before announcing again that a potential investor could save it. It finally shut down on October 25 due to lack of interest.

YouTube Considers Paid, Ad-Free Subscriptions (WSJ.com)

YouTube is currently considering a paid, ad-free subscription version that lets users watch videos without ads, which had been the website’s main source of revenue. This option will exist alongside the current ad-supported version to give users more choices on how to watch videos.

How to Get Started on Tumblr for Your Small Business

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

Image by Martin Fisch

Tumblr is often overlooked as a platform for business in favor of other social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter. But if you’re small business is the type to have strong visual content, then Tumblr offers an opportunity for you to extend your reach.

 

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Keep Your Brand and Customers Safe from the Heartbleed Bug

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

Image by John Fowler

Just recently, a number of websites running SSL encryption, e.g., Pinterest, NASA, and Creative Commons, were exposed to a major security threat called the Heartbleed bug. This bug affects web servers running Apache and Nginx software, and is able to expose private information entered into affected sites, apps, web emails, and instant messaging threads.

Social media sites are also affected. Recent news stated that major social media sites such as Facebook, Tumblr, Youtube, and Twitter were vulnerable to the bug.

 

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Using Different Video Formats to Create a Unique and Engaging Online Presence

Thursday, June 13th, 2013

Image by Vancouver Film School

As we have said in a previous post, videos are effective means of driving traffic to your websites and increasing brand awareness. Video content can be created in various ways, and utilizing these different methods helps build an “animated” social presence that can keep your followers interested and well informed about your company’s activities and offerings.

 

 

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Is Your Brand a Fit for Tumblr?

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

Image by Romain Toornier

Unlike Twitter and Facebook, investing in Tumblr will feel a lot like a gamble. You’ll need to realize that this network is clearly dominated by a certain demographic unlike Twitter and Facebook that appeal to the general public. To reap the most out of Tumblr, you need to assess how well your brand might fare amid the social network’s mix of eclectic personalities.

 

 

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