Posts Tagged ‘Twitter’

Monthly Link Roundup – 04-24-15

Friday, April 24th, 2015

Pinterest Debuts A New “Pin It” Button Designed To Speed Up Bookmarking (

Pinterest has begun to roll out its new “Pin It” button developed by the Icebergs team that the photo sharing site acquired last summer. The new button enables users to speed up bookmarking by reducing the number of clicks required to save content.

Instagram gives Apple Watch developers a hand (

Instagram shared some of its code used for building its Watch app to make it easier and faster for other Apple Watch developers to create their own applications on the up-and-coming device. Built using open-source technology, the Instagram code can make it easier for apps to use complex data on a small device, such as the Apple Watch.

LinkedIn announces Elevate app to help employees share company content (

LinkedIn has announced a new app called Elevate that enables employees to share high-quality content from their companies. The new app gives companies the ability to tap their employees’ organic connections to boost engagement.

Twitter now allows anyone to send you a direct message, even if you don’t follow them (

Twitter now offers users worldwide the option to receive direct messages from anyone, even from those they are not following. A direct message button is also added to profiles on iPhone and Android devices to encourage users to try the new feature.

At Coachella 2015, Periscope Dominates Meerkat With Live Video Stream Counts (

Twitter’s live streaming app Periscope came on top of the competition against Meerkat in this year’s Coachella musical festival, according to Zignal Labs. While usage fell for both apps on the second weekend of the event, Periscope still garnered 95 percent more mentions than Meerkat.

Monthly Link Roundup – 03-27-15

Friday, March 27th, 2015

Meerkat at SXSW shows the future of live conference video (

The wide success of Meerkat at this year’s South by Southwest (SXSW) conference may very well change how trade shows and conventions are broadcast to the world. By allowing events to be shared at real time, the app offers a way to let users join an event remotely or attend two talks at the same time.

LinkedIn Extends Self-Service Profile Widget To College And University Sites, No LinkedIn Visit Required (

LinkedIn is extending its service to colleges and universities through a self-service widget that allows students to add their qualifications to their LinkedIn profiles without going to the site itself. The widget can be added to the school website or email to let students update the education section of their LinkedIn profiles.

Getting started with YouTube’s interactive cards (

YouTube just recently introduced its interactive cards that will replace its interactive annotations which have the tendency to disrupt the viewing experience whenever they pop up. Accessible by tapping the small “i” icon at the top right corner of a video, the cards come in different types, including promoted merchandise and related videos, that help enhance engagement with viewers.

Twitter is testing big new app install advertisements in the timeline (

Twitter is currently testing a new type of ad unit that shows app advertisements in a carousel. The new look also takes up a much larger space compared with how the microblogging site’s suggested apps first came out, perhaps to be more effective at grabbing attention.

Facebook’s War Continues Against Fake Profiles and Bots (

Facebook has recently updated the way it measures the number of people who like a page in an effort to eliminate fake users on the social network. The most recent purge also came with a warning to page owners that the decrease in their likes was due to the removal of inactive accounts.

Score a Win in the Latest Twitter and Google Firehose Deal

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

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The digital marketing world is abuzz following the announcement of the latest firehose deal between Google and Twitter. This partnership aims to take the impact of real-time social media marketing to a whole new level, as relevant tweets from users will now be displayed in Google search results mere seconds after they’ve been posted. The update is expected to be deployed soon, but the actual launch date has not been finalized yet. What we do know is how much this deal is going to affect many businesses’ marketing campaigns.


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Monthly Link Roundup – 02-27-15

Friday, February 27th, 2015

Instagram Videos Will Now Loop Over and Over in Your Feed (

Instagram rolled out a small update that now lets videos repeat endlessly on the feed rather than playing just once. The update creates a GIF-like experience that puts Instagram at par with Twitter’s Vine app.

Google Acquires Odysee, An App For Private Photo/Video Backup And Sharing, Team Joins Google+ (

Google has just recently acquired Odysee—an app that allowed users to automatically back up and share photos. Odysee will now join Google+ to develop its Photos service, which may soon offer new features such as offline and private sharing options.

Here Is the Captivating Ad Format Facebook Hopes Will Wow Its Users (

Now with its autoplay capability, Facebook can now support cinemagraphs on its NewsFeed. Facebook is also encouraging more brands to take advantage of this format to make creative ads that can captivate users on the network.

Twitter introduces TweetDeck Teams to make managing accounts easier (

Twitter recently launched “TweetDeck Teams” for its dashboard app to let users share Twitter accounts without having to share passwords. The new feature allows those who manage or share a twitter account to limit the number of people with access to the shared account’s credentials and password.

Snapchat Now Lets You Add Music To Your Snaps (

SnapChat users can now add music to short videos they send through the photo-messaging app. Currently available only on the iOS version, this new feature allows users to incorporate their videos with audio from iTunes, Spotify, and SoundCloud.

Monthly Link Roundup – 01-23-15

Friday, January 30th, 2015

Facebook Cleans Up News Feed of Viral Hoaxes but It Needs Your Help (

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 (

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 (

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 (

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 (

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

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 (

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 (

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] (

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 (

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.

Social Media Marketing in 2015—What Does the Future Hold?

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

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With the year coming to a close, social media marketers everywhere are all trying to get a glimpse of what 2015 has in store for us all. While many experts have already given their piece about what to expect next year, from emerging trends that shouldn’t be ignored, to platforms that might just come to an end, there are a few notable predictions, as well as recommendations, that are worth mentioning.


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