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Confide, New App, Is Snapchat for Business Execs

Every once in a while an idea comes into play that is so simple you wish you would have thought of it. SnapChat has been making headlines as one of the fastest growing networks among tweens and teens, and equating a recently rejected offer of $3...

Posted January 9, 2014    

Twitter Suspends (Then Reinstates) Account Critical of Obamacare

Twitter has repeatedly suspended an account critical of the AffordableCare Act.The account @mycancellation was just getting started when Twitter suspended it, two times, before reinstating the account late Saturday night. I do not...

Posted November 7, 2013    

Pinterest Launches "Promoted Pins"

Pinterest announced that they are going to start experimenting with "promoted pins."  Similar to promoted posts on Facebook, or sponsored Tweets on Twitter, Pinterest will be promting certain pins from a select group of businesses. ...

Posted September 21, 2013    

Can the Internet Be Private? Katherine Albrecht Says “Yes”

Recently, I had the opportunity to speak with Katherine Albrecht, author, radio host, privacy advocate, Harvard graduate, and VP of Marketing for Ixquick. While you may not have heard of Ixquick, two of their properties are starting to get a lot of...

Posted July 12, 2013    

Facebook Launches Powerful Search in New Header

Yesterday, I opened up my Facebook to find that I was part of the latest new feature roll-out.  My Facebook is now sporting a new top header,  and a BIG search box. It’s so big and inviting, so I immediately took it for a spin. There's...

Posted June 14, 2013    

Waze Could Make Waves Between Google and Facebook

Have You Heard of Waze?Waze is "the world's fastest-growing community-based traffic and navigation app," and it seems to be at the center of quite an interesting bidding war between Google and Facebook, according to a recent article in ...

Posted May 24, 2013    

Yahoo! Makes Flickr Awesome Again

I've always liked that Marissa Mayer. After Monday's news about the Tumblr acquisition and promising not to "screw it up," she posts on the new Yahoo! owned Tumblr to release the news of a major Flickr revamp, stating that they've made strides to...

Posted May 21, 2013    

Klout Plans To Become A Social Network

I've written a fair bit about Klout over the past couple of years. They, like other disruptive companies have been trying to figure out the best way to provide value to the people who use them, and they have definitely succeeded in becoming a...

Posted May 9, 2013    

Have You "Followed" On Facebook?

Not too long ago I wrote about Twitter taking a page from Facebook with the new "Twitter Header."  But it seems that the sharing of good ideas goes both ways. Today I went to look at my favorite MarketMeSuite CTO's facebook profile to find out...

Posted February 28, 2013    

Did You Really Think Facebook Was a Democracy?

The big news today? Facebook ignores 'minimal' user vote, adopts new privacy policy. Not sure what this is all about? Here's a quick overview:Back when Facebook had a mere 200 million users, a vote would be triggered whenever a proposal from...

Posted December 13, 2012    

Instagram Stops Allowing Users to Embed Photos in Tweets

Instagram is no longer allowing Twitter users to view its photographs in tweets in an effort to drive more people away from the rival social media company to its own website. Kevin Systrom, the CEO of the photo-sharing service that was snapped up by...

Posted December 6, 2012    

Facebook Glitch Rejoins Groups You Never Wanted to See Again

Today, it was reported that Facebook  is investigating a fault which has seen some of its members re-registered to groups that they had quit.What does this mean for you?  Well, get ready to sit down for at least 30 minutes while you...

Posted November 28, 2012    

How Do I Set Up Pinterest Secret Boards?

This morning, an e-mail was sent to all Pinterest users, announcing secret boards. It seems interesting, and perhaps a move to be more brand friendly so that brands could work in private on the boards they want to expose, and actually strategize. It...

Posted November 10, 2012    

Social Media, Trick Or Treat?

Do your fans and followers get Tricks or Treats from you on social media? The tricks are like egg on your car or like toilet paper in your bushes - unwelcome, to say the least. The "Treats," however, go beyond what's expected. They are what will set...

Posted October 30, 2012    

Now That's a Timeline! 1000 Years of the Tower of London on Facebook

1000 Years On Facebook...Now, we know that Facebook has been encouraging us to document our own timeline, but our 100 years (if we're lucky) on this earth can't compare to the life of one of the UK's best known attractions. The Tower Of London now...

Posted September 28, 2012    

How to Get the New Twitter Header and Look More Like Facebook

We've seen #newlook, #newtwitter, so I guess this is #newlooknewnewtwitter? Twitter has released another styling update, which bears striking resemblance to the Facebook Timelines released earlier this year. Now you can have a header on the top of...

Posted September 26, 2012    

With Twitter's New API Guidelines, Could App.net Compete?

A couple of weeks ago, Twitter told developers they would be tightening their Display Guidelines to help facilitate a "consistent user experience." Yesterday, Twitter announced it is in the process of upgrading its API, and enforcing a type of "...

Posted August 17, 2012    

Wow! Twitter Can Tell You When You Are Going to Get Sick.

-Twitter Data Can Tell You Up To 8 Days In Advance-90% AccuracyAdam Sadilek at the University of Rochester and his team analyzed 4.4 million GPS-tagged Tweets from over 600,000 users in New York City over the course of one month in 2010. Using their...

Posted July 30, 2012    

Do You Want a Consistent Twitter User Experience?

Twitter recently sent out an email to 3rd party developers in the hopes of designing a more unified Twitter experience. According to dev.twitter.com:"Users must have a consistent experience wherever they interact with Tweets, whether on Twitter.com...

Posted July 16, 2012    

Can Sponsored Tweets Be As Natural Their Facebook Counterpart?

When I was scrolling through my Facebook newsfeed the other day I noticed that my friend Rosie liked Target. I opened it up again today, and see that it's still at the top of my newsfeed. Then I saw it, small, not very noticeable: sponsored. At...

Posted July 10, 2012    

 
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