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Good News For Your Facebook Traffic Good News For Your Facebook Traffic

Changes to the Facebook News Feed made over recent months may have angered some brands and publishers. Such changes may have even pushed some to abandon their Facebook strategies in favor of competing social platforms like Twitter or Google+, but …

Foursquare Check-ins Are Dead, Users Now Prompted In-App to Download Swarm Foursquare Check-ins Are Dead, Users Now Prompted In-App to Download Swarm

As promised, it’s happened. Foursquare has eliminated the check-in functionality on their main app, ahead of a big redesign and refoucusing effort. If you try to check in using Foursquare, you’ll be prompted to download Swarm. As you might expect, …

Instagram Bolt? Leak Hints at New Photo Messaging App Instagram Bolt? Leak Hints at New Photo Messaging App

It looks like Instagram may have accidentally spilled the beans on a new photo messaging app, titled “Bolt.” A banner notification was spotted by a handful of Instagram for Android users that said “Introducing Bolt – one tap photo messaging.” …

Check-in Out: Foursquare Officially Kills Check-ins Check-in Out: Foursquare Officially Kills Check-ins

Just a few hours after touting Swarm’s success in becoming users’ go-to place for check-ins, Foursquare has announced that starting tomorrow, all check-ins will be moving to that app. For the first time since its launch in 2009, you won’t …

Reddit Launches Reddit Live Feature Reddit Launches Reddit Live Feature

Reddit announced a new type of post called Liveupdate about five months ago. It made the feature available to admins, who could add reporters to them. Now, reddit announced that it’s making the feature available to everyone under the name …

William Shatner: Facebook’s Mentions App ‘Ill Conceived’ William Shatner: Facebook’s Mentions App ‘Ill Conceived’

Last week, Facebook announced the launch of its latest app Mentions. It’s an app aimed at letting “public figures” (or celebrities) manage their Facebook presence, talk with fans, and talk with each other from their mobile devices. Celebrity William Shatner …

Foursquare: Swarm Is Handling the Majority of Check-ins Foursquare: Swarm Is Handling the Majority of Check-ins

Back in May, local recommendation and check-in app Foursquare decided that to survive and flourish, they were going to have to split apart. The company announced the launch of a new app called Swarm, one that would be tailored to …

Facebook Launches Long Overdue Save Feature Facebook Launches Long Overdue Save Feature

Facebook just announced the launch of a “save” feature, which lets you save things you find to check out later. You can save links, places, movies, movies, TV shows, and music you find on Facebook. Introducing Save on Facebook from …

StumbleUpon Referrals Up 13% From Last Year StumbleUpon Referrals Up 13% From Last Year

Shareaholic just released its Q2 Social Media Traffic Report. Out of the eight top social networks (Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, StumbleUpon, Reddit, YouTube, Google+, and LinkedIn), only Facebook saw an increase as a source of social media traffic referrals, up 10.09%. …

How To Get More Traffic From Pinterest How To Get More Traffic From Pinterest

It would appear that Pinterest is only becoming a greater source of web traffic for sites that focus on trying to get it. According to a new report, Buzzfeed, one of the Internet’s biggest consumers of web traffic, is getting …

Facebook Reminds Us That Slingshot Exists Facebook Reminds Us That Slingshot Exists

Facebook launched Slingshot about a month ago. Since then, it’s pretty much been tumbleweeds. It did go global a week later, but there has been very little coverage or talk about Slingshot in the media or tech blogosphere since launch. …

Pinterest Launches Interest Following Pinterest Launches Interest Following

Pinterest announced a new way for users to follow specific things they’re interested in. You’ll now be able to follow specific interest like “outdoor spaces,” “urban homesteading,” “Chinese architecture,” or “healthy eating,” to name a few. Pins related to interests …

Facebook Launches ‘Mentions’ App For Public Figures Facebook Launches ‘Mentions’ App For Public Figures

Facebook announced the launch of a new iPhone app for public figures called Facebook Mentions. It’s the latest from the Facebook Creative Labs team, which is responsible for the company’s Slingshot and Paper apps. The app is designed to make …

Imgur Uses Tagging To Improve Search Experience Imgur Uses Tagging To Improve Search Experience

Imgur just announced some new search and discovery features, which pull what it says is the best and most relevant content out for each user on a personalized basis. Over 1.5 million images are uploaded to Imgur every day, so …

Google Abandons Real Name Policy for Google+, Apologizes for the Confusion Google Abandons Real Name Policy for Google+, Apologizes for the Confusion

After years of complaints from users, Google has finally caved and dropped the real name policy that governed Google+, which in turn affected many other Google entities. In an apologetic post, Google admits that their name policy has “been unclear” …

World Cup Final Was the Biggest Game in Facebook History World Cup Final Was the Biggest Game in Facebook History

Did you feel like your Facebook news feed was dominated by posts about the Word Cup Final on Sunday? Well, it was. According to Facebook, Germany’s extra time victory over Argentina is officially the biggest sporting event in the history …

Is Your Facebook Response Rate Up To Snuff? Is Your Facebook Response Rate Up To Snuff?

As social media engagement on Facebook rises, response rates from brands are slipping. Brands are struggling to get their messages in front of users thanks to a decline in organic reach of Page posts, but are they responding to their …

World Cup Highlight Twitter Bot Suspended After FIFA Takedown Request World Cup Highlight Twitter Bot Suspended After FIFA Takedown Request

And here’s the corner from the DMCA…it’s a line drive…right at FIFA, who’s on a run – FIFA with the header…GOOOOAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLLL!!! In other words, FIFA has successfully petitioned Twitter to suspend the increasingly popular @ReplayLastGoal account, a single-purpose Twitter bot …

Facebook Emotion Experiment Prompts Senator’s Letter To FTC Facebook Emotion Experiment Prompts Senator’s Letter To FTC

Senator Mark Warner (D-Va.) has written a letter to the Federal Trade Commission regarding Facebook’s controversial emotion experiment, seeking to have the commission examine the ordeal. “I come from the technology world, and I understand that social media companies are …

LinkedIn Launches ‘Connected’ App To Take Place Of Contacts LinkedIn Launches ‘Connected’ App To Take Place Of Contacts

LinkedIn announced that it is launching a new iPhone app called Connected, which is replacing its Contacts app. The app lets you know when people in your network change jobs, are mentioned in the news, have work anniversaries or birthdays, …

Which Content Is Being Shared More On Which Networks Which Content Is Being Shared More On Which Networks

ShareThis has released results from its Q2 2014 Consumer Sharing Trends Report, looking at sharing behavior across social channels on desktop and mobile devices. It found that mobile sharing is “dramatically” outpacing desktop sharing with sharing from smartphones and tablets …