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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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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

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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

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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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