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LinkedIn Kills Products/Services Tab On Company Pages LinkedIn Kills Products/Services Tab On Company Pages

Back in November, LinkedIn launched “Showcase Pages” for companies to show off specific brands and products, which users can follow separately. Users can follow Microsoft Office specifically, for example, without having to follow Microsoft itself.

Teen Stabs Friend 65 Times Over Nude Facebook Selfies Teen Stabs Friend 65 Times Over Nude Facebook Selfies

In well-that’s-just-a-horrible-turn-of-events news, a Mexican teen was stabbed 65 times after posting racy photos of herself and her best friend on Facebook, according to police in Guamúchil, Sinaloa. The NY Daily News reports that Erandy Gutierrez, 16, fatally stabbed Anel …

Forrester Says Marketers Need To Be Using Google+ Forrester Says Marketers Need To Be Using Google+

Forrester Research surveyed 60,000 adults in the U.S. about the social sites they use, and 22% said they visit Google+ each month, which is the same as they got for Twitter, and greater than what they heard for LinkedIn, Pinterest, …

Google+ Now Shows How Many Views You’ve Had Google+ Now Shows How Many Views You’ve Had

Google now tells you how many people have viewed your Google+ profile and content right on your profile page. The number is the sum of your profile, post and photo views since October 2012. Eddie Kessler posted about the update …

Baseball Fandom Map Based on Facebook Likes Looks Pretty Accurate Baseball Fandom Map Based on Facebook Likes Looks Pretty Accurate

Facebook is great for a lot of things, and it’s also really bad for a lot of things. If you hate babies, stay away. If you just had your heart broken, stay away. If you don’t want people to know …

Biz Stone’s Jelly Gets An Update Biz Stone’s Jelly Gets An Update

It’s been about two months since we last reported on any significant updates to Biz Stone’s Jelly app (other than the the company finally getting the @Jelly Twitter handle). Stone had promised that a bunch more features were on the …

YouTube, Google+, LinkedIn & Twitter Are All Better Than Facebook For Post-Click Engagement [Report] YouTube, Google+, LinkedIn & Twitter Are All Better Than Facebook For Post-Click Engagement [Report]

Shareaholic has a new report out called “Social Referrals That Matter,” which looks at the average visit duration, pages per visit, and bounce rates for visitors to its network of sites from the top 8 social media platforms. The report …

Popular Brand Leaves Facebook, Will Others Follow? Popular Brand Leaves Facebook, Will Others Follow?

Could we be seeing the beginning of a brand revolt against Facebook? Facebook is so huge, that it’s unlikely that it will amount to a mass exodus, but the tensions between brands and Facebook seem to be approaching a boiling …

Somebody Thinks The Facebook Organic Reach Decline Is A Good Thing Somebody Thinks The Facebook Organic Reach Decline Is A Good Thing

At least somebody thinks the brutal slashing of your Facebook Page’s organic reach is a good thing. Have you found a silver lining to Facebook showing less people your posts organically? Let us know in the comments. Isobar director of …

‘Cancel Colbert’ Is Your Daily Dose of Dumb Twitter Outrage ‘Cancel Colbert’ Is Your Daily Dose of Dumb Twitter Outrage

In people clearly not understanding the basic idea of satire nor differentiating between network and personal Twitter accounts news, Twitter’s all fired up over a joke made by Comedy Central’s Colbert Report Twitter account. And by “joke,” we mean a …

Facebook Tests Saving Stories for Later, Once Again Facebook Tests Saving Stories for Later, Once Again

Apparently, Facebook is experimenting with the “save” button again. Josh Constine over at TechCrunch has acquired some screenshots of the new test, in which Facebook is adding a big ol’ “save” button inside articles shared on the desktop version of …

Report: Instagram Smartphone Usage Gives Twitter’s A Run For Its Money In U.S. Report: Instagram Smartphone Usage Gives Twitter’s A Run For Its Money In U.S.

Instagram announced this week that it has surpassed 200 million monthly active users. eMarketer is now sharing some data about usage in the U.S. and a comparison to Twitter usage on smartphones. The firm finds that U.S. Instagram usage has …

This Infographic Teaches You About Facebook’s News Feed Image Sizes This Infographic Teaches You About Facebook’s News Feed Image Sizes

You may have noticed some changes to the way Facebook’s News Feed looks lately. Facebook marketing app Gain has the imaging of the new design figured out, and has put together a pretty interesting infographic (via InsideFacebook) on the subject …

Twitter Adds Photo Tagging, Multiple Photos In Tweets Twitter Adds Photo Tagging, Multiple Photos In Tweets

Twitter is rolling out a new update to its Android and iOS apps with new photo features for tagging people and including up to four pics in a single tweet. The tagging feature is quite frankly long overdue. How long …

Facebook Tests Privacy Checkup So You Don’t Make a Complete Ass of Yourself Facebook Tests Privacy Checkup So You Don’t Make a Complete Ass of Yourself

Facebook tests new features and little tweaks all the time, and the majority of them never make it to primetime (meaning a global rollout). But here’s one that we think would be rather helpful. The company is testing a new …

Instagram Surpasses 200 Million Users, Tests Facebook Places Integration Instagram Surpasses 200 Million Users, Tests Facebook Places Integration

Instagram announced that it has grown to over 200 million active users “capturing and sharing their lives every month.” The announcement comes about thirteen months after it announced 100 million monthly active users. Instagram also says it has exceeded 20 …

Here’s How Brands Are Really Using Twitter Here’s How Brands Are Really Using Twitter

How is your business using Twitter? Most are using it simply to increase brand awareness, according to a recent survey from Social Media Marketing University. Of those polled, 79.4% said they are using it for that purpose. 58% said they’re …

Mitch McConnell Ad Hits YouTube with Duke Championship Footage Mitch McConnell Ad Hits YouTube with Duke Championship Footage

A new ad for Senator Mitch McConnell’s reelection campaign hit YouTube today, and it features one of the most egregious errors that a politician can make in the state of Kentucky: glorifying Duke basketball. For about a second, the new …

Facebook Answers Your Questions About The New Page Design Facebook Answers Your Questions About The New Page Design

Earlier this month, Facebook announced a new redesign for Facebook Pages. The changes began rolling out, but the company has been telling Page admins that they can get on a waiting list for the new design. It’s rare that Facebook …

Twitter Banned in Turkey; Twitter Explodes Twitter Banned in Turkey; Twitter Explodes

The Washington Post reports today that Turkey Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has banned Twitter in his country. Yeah. Good luck with that. The rationale behind his obtaining a court order to block Twitter access in his country seems to …

Instagram Likes Hard to Come By? Take a Selfie Instagram Likes Hard to Come By? Take a Selfie

Your face drives engagement. It’s really that simple. Your Instagram photos (and possibly your Facebook photos too) are going to be much more popular if they prominently feature one crucial element–a human face. The Georgia Institute of Technology teamed up …