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New Facebook Feature Shows Your Friends When You’re Nearby New Facebook Feature Shows Your Friends When You’re Nearby

Facebook is rolling out a new feature for its Android and iOS apps called Nearby Friends. It shows you when your Facebook friends are close to your location (and vice versa), so you can meet up with them if you …

The 20th Most Popular Person On Google+ Tells You How To Use It Better The 20th Most Popular Person On Google+ Tells You How To Use It Better

As businesses face drastic drops in the organic reach of their Facebook posts, there are no doubt some shifting focus over to Google+. With recent reports, who could blame them? Forrester says marketers need to be using it. Shareaholic says …

Joe Biden Joins Instagram, Pimps Ray Bans Joe Biden Joins Instagram, Pimps Ray Bans

Vice President Joe Biden joined Instagram today, you know, in the way that President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama joined Instagram and various other social networks–not actually. If you’re really high up in the executive branch, you probably don’t …

StumbleUpon Just Made The Submission Process Better StumbleUpon Just Made The Submission Process Better

If you’ve submitted a webpage to StumbleUpon recently, you may have noticed that it has made an adjustment to the way you do so. It’s not a major change, but it’s a pretty helpful one. Gone are the days of …

Google Adds ‘Auto Backup’ Photo Access To Gmail Google Adds ‘Auto Backup’ Photo Access To Gmail

Google has launched a new photo-sharing feature for Gmail, enabling you to insert your Auto Backup photos from your phone into Gmail messages on the web with the new Insert Button. Click the button, and you’ll get access to your …

Facebook Linked to Negative Female Body Image Facebook Linked to Negative Female Body Image

The new world of social media now allows nearly everyone across the world to connect. The benefits of this technology are plain, and platforms such as Facebook and Twitter are now demonstrating how worldwide networks of people can bring positive …

Is A Smaller Fanbase Now The Key To Facebook Success? Is A Smaller Fanbase Now The Key To Facebook Success?

Komfo recently released results of a study about Facebook Page reach and engagement that’s currently making the rounds. The study looked at 5,349 Facebook Pages. It found that fan penetration has decreased from 25.2% in August to 11.3% in March. …

Twitter.com Adds New Real-Time Notifications Twitter.com Adds New Real-Time Notifications

Twitter announced that it’s adding new real-time notifications to Twitter.com, so that you can more easily interact with those engaging with your tweets. Logged in users will get notifications when someone has replied, favorited, or retweeted one of their tweets. …

Facebook Is Killing 3 Types Of Content In The News Feed Facebook Is Killing 3 Types Of Content In The News Feed

Facebook announced even more changes to its News Feed algorithm today, aimed at “cleaning up News Feed spam”. Facebook will be targeting three specific types of posts, and stop showing them in the News Feed: like-baiting, frequently circulated content, and …

Pinterest Launches ‘Pin It’ For Tumblr, Blogger, WordPress & Wix Pinterest Launches ‘Pin It’ For Tumblr, Blogger, WordPress & Wix

Pinterest announced that launch of the “Pin It” button for Tumblr, Blogger, WordPress.org, and Wix. “We talk about the Pin It button a lot around here, and that’s because it’s a pretty big deal,” says Pinterest’s Bill Rastello. “It’s what …

Photos Still Your Best Bet For Facebook Engagement [Report] Photos Still Your Best Bet For Facebook Engagement [Report]

You may be having some trouble getting your posts seen by people in the News Feed lately, but it would appear that photos are still your your best bet for organic reach, if new data from SocialBakers is any indication. …

Klout Launches New App For iOS, Android On The Way Klout Launches New App For iOS, Android On The Way

Klout has launched a new iOS app that reflects the major changes to its service it rolled out earlier this year. If you haven’t looked at Klout lately, it has become something of a social news reader that lets you …

Twitter Launches New Look And Features For Profiles Twitter Launches New Look And Features For Profiles

Twitter is launching a new look for profile pages, and some new features to go with it. The design features a large image across the top of the screen, even bigger than your Facebook cover photo. New features include Best …

Twitter Use Could Damage Relationships, Shows Study Twitter Use Could Damage Relationships, Shows Study

Social media is a wonderful new technology, keeping distant friends and relatives from across the world connected. However, being constantly connected is something that humans have not evolved for, and the unintended consequences of being socially connected at all times …

Hootsuite Recreates ‘Game Of Thrones’ Title Sequence For Social Networks Hootsuite Recreates ‘Game Of Thrones’ Title Sequence For Social Networks

Hootsuite has a new ad out taking advantage of all the hype around Game of Thrones. It’s a recreation of the show’s title sequence with social networks representing kingdoms. It’s appropriately titled “A Game of Social Thrones”. Not bad. It’s …

Infographic Shows How Specific Colors Affect Social Media Strategy Infographic Shows How Specific Colors Affect Social Media Strategy

Social Marketing Writing put out a very interesting infographic looking at the effects certain colors can have on your social media marketing campaigns. If you watched the video we shared last week about color’s effects on online shopping behavior, and …

LinkedIn Redesigns Groups Landing Home LinkedIn Redesigns Groups Landing Home

LinkedIn has released a new landing page for LinkedIn Groups users to manage their participation and discover new groups. You can access this if you go to “Interests” in the top menu, and then go to “Groups”. The company says …

More Stats On The Facebook Organic Reach Decline More Stats On The Facebook Organic Reach Decline

There’s been a lot of discussion about the widespread drop in organic Facebook Page post reach, and this week, EdgeRank Checker put out some more data to back up the bitter reality for brands. According to its findings (via TechCrunch), …

Rainn Wilson Finds Facebook Worthless After Organic Reach Drop Rainn Wilson Finds Facebook Worthless After Organic Reach Drop

Actor Rainn Wilson appears to be among the many people frustrated about Facebook’s controversial killing of organic reach for Facebook Page posts. In case you haven’t heard, it’s getting harder and harder for Pages to reach their audience without paying. …

Facebook: Total Pages Liked By Typical Users Grew Over 50% Last Year Facebook: Total Pages Liked By Typical Users Grew Over 50% Last Year

As you may know, organic reach for Facebook Page posts is no a rapid decline. Common thinking is simply that Facebook wants you to pay for your visibility. Josh Constine at TechCrunch spoke with Facebook’s head of News Feed, and …

Pinterest Gives Businesses New Way To Track Pins Pinterest Gives Businesses New Way To Track Pins

Pinterest announced a new way for businesses to track their pinned links. It is adding support for Google Analytics UTM variables to give businesses a look at their performance in the Google Analytics dashboard. Pinterest’s Jason Costa writes, “Businesses have …