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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 (PCMag.com)

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+ (TechCrunch.com)

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 (AdWeek.com)

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 (Mashable.com)

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 (Forbes.com)

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 (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.

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

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

Image by Fimb

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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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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