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Monthly Link Round Up – 11-28-14

Friday, November 28th, 2014

How to edit captions on Instagram (CNet.com)

Now Instagram users no longer have to be embarrassed by glaring editing errors left in their photo captions. With Instagram’s latest update on the iOS and Android versions of the app early this month, users can now tweak captions after they have been published.

Facebook releases ‘Say Thanks’ video creation tool in time for Thanksgiving (TheVerge.com)

Social media giant Facebook rolled out a new video generating tool in time for Thanksgiving to let users ‘say thanks’ to a loved one. Using the new tool, users can make a video by putting together pictures and other posts between the user and his or her friend.

Twitter Now Lets You Search for Any Tweet Ever Sent (Wired.com)

This month, Twitter has begun rolling a new search service that allows users to look for any tweet sent using the social network. While the new tool only lets users run basic keyword searches as of now, there are plans to expand the tool so that it can perform more complex searches in the future.

Twitter’s ‘Buy’ button gets its first holiday promotion (Mashable.com)

Twitter has just begun testing its new “Buy” button through AMC Theatres’ promoted tweets. Followers who click on the Buy button will be led to a landing site where they can enter credit card information to purchase a gift card.

Facebook’s social network for businesses reportedly launching January 2015 (TheNextWeb.com)

Facebook has announced that it’s set to launch its new workplace-collaboration tool in January the following year. Dubbed “Facebook at Work,” the tool will enable employees to communicate and work together in real time using an interface that’s similar to the social network.

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.

Why Use Tweet Chat for Your Business?

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

Image by NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope

If you haven’t tried or heard of Tweet chats, you might be missing out on opportunities to grow your business and engage your customers even more. Tweet chats, sometimes called Twitter party or Twitter chats, are live Twitter events that use Twitter updates to discuss particular topics. A predefined hashtag is used to link these updates into a single conversation. The host or moderator also designates the time when participants can join in the discussion.

 

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How Your Small Business Can Benefit from the New Twitter

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

Image by Pete Simon

 

These past few months, we’ve been seeing a lot of changes on Twitter. The modifications were implemented in an attempt to increase the microblogging site’s user engagement and make it more intuitive. Here are a few ways how your business can leverage from these changes:

 

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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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Don’t Just Change Your Handle: Rebranding Your Company’s Twitter Account

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

Image by Jennie

 

It’s never too early to work on changing the information in your social media accounts when rebranding. As a business owner or social media manager, you’ll have to reach out to other companies, stakeholders, and employees to get things done. You’ll also have to file trademark claims and other records if your new brand name is already taken, not to mention working with graphic designers to have some new logos or artwork done.

 

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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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