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Twitter May Have Just Changed How You’ll Sell Products With Social Media

Twitter May Have Just Changed How You’ll Sell Products With Social Media

Twitter just unveiled new features that could change the way businesses use social media to sell products online. For now, Twitter is just considering them experiments, and is only making them available to a limited number of partners, but they show a great deal of potential. Essentially, it’s like putting your online store on Twitter, where it can be shared, …

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Facebook Follower Growth Has Stalled For Retailers

Facebook Follower Growth Has Stalled For Retailers

Most brands are on Facebook, but that doesn’t mean they’re getting followers. A new study out from Yesmail’s Yes Lifecycle Marketing finds that out of nearly 250 retailers, 98% maintain a Facebook presence, but follower growth has plateaued. It found that only big box and home goods categories saw an increase in followers last year. Meanwhile, the study also found …

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Do More Posts On Social Media Get You More Followers?

Do More Posts On Social Media Get You More Followers?

In case you were thinking simply increasing the frequency of your social media posts would get you more followers, a study is out from Clickable to prove you wrong. Granted, the study looks at major brands as opposed or medium-sized small businesses. They looked at major brands across various industries and came to the same conclusion throughout: posting more often …

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Facebook Might Give Users More Control over News Feed

Facebook Might Give Users More Control over News Feed

Facebook is still testing ways to let users prioritize particular friends and pages in their news feed – something that could be good news for all the pages out there that continue to suffer from reach issues. TechCrunch spotted a new test feature called ‘See First’ which allows users to designate certain people and pages to “see first” on top …

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Here’s What You Can Now Do With Flipboard Magazines

Here’s What You Can Now Do With Flipboard Magazines

Popular news reader app Flipboard is now letting users make their “magazines” more personal by adding text, images, or links from the web. There’s a new “compose” icon inside the magazine covers. These enable users to ask their readers questions, quote from a story, share thoughts on an article or put it in context, tell readers about changes to the …

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YouTube Launches Newswire to Offer Verified Eyewitness Videos

YouTube Launches Newswire to Offer Verified Eyewitness Videos

We’ve seen the era of the “citizen journalist” expand as the tools at their disposal grow. If you have a camera and you’re in the right place at the right time, you can make history on YouTube. Now, YouTube is looking to bolster its position with “new initiatives to support the discovery and verification of eyewitness news video.” YouTube is …

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Guess Where The U.S. Ranks For Social Media Customer Care

Guess Where The U.S. Ranks For Social Media Customer Care

It’s no secret that businesses have a long way to go to improve their customer service efforts on social media, but a new report from SocialBakers shows that companies in the United States are absolutely terrible at this compared to those of other countries. The U.S. is near the bottom of the list for customer care on both Twitter and …

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LinkedIn Builds New Pulse App Around Your Professional Network

LinkedIn Builds New Pulse App Around Your Professional Network

LinkedIn just unveiled a new version of its popular Pulse news reader app on iOS and Android. They’ve completely redesigned it from the ground up with a focus on personalized news based on the user’s professional network. Pulse co-founder Akshay Kothari says this is basically the app they wanted to build when they first joined LinkedIn two years ago. “It’s …

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Facebook Is Urging Users to Talk About Hot Topics

Facebook Is Urging Users to Talk About Hot Topics

Ever want to post something to Facebook but can’t think of anything to say? Do you crave inclusion in the social dialogue but often find yourself without anything to say? Wouldn’t it be easier for Facebook to just tell you what to talk about? Of course it would. And Facebook may be testing a way to force conversation about certain, …

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Facebook Releases Moments App To Help You Sync Photos With Your Friends

Facebook Releases Moments App To Help You Sync Photos With Your Friends

Facebook just announced a new standalone called Moments, which lets users share photos with friends privately. What it’s really about, however, is the syncing of photos with those of your friends. “Syncing photos with the Moments app is a private way to give photos to friends and get the photos you didn’t take,” explains product manager Will Ruben. “Moments groups …

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Facebook Is Rolling Out Another News Feed Algorithm Change

Facebook Is Rolling Out Another News Feed Algorithm Change

Facebook announced that it’s rolling out another change to its News Feed algorithm that takes into account the time users spend on stories. Long story short, if users spend more time looking at a post, Facebook is going to assume that such a post is of interest. In other words, it’s not just about the liking, commenting, and sharing of …

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Twitter Is Dropping the 140-Character Limit On DMs!

Twitter Is Dropping the 140-Character Limit On DMs!

I don’t often use exclamation points in the titles of articles (even when they’re about Yahoo), but this one felt warranted. Is there anything more annoying about Twitter’s usability than that blasted 140-character limit on DMs? Well, maybe the inability to delete a tweet that includes a typo, but other than that, I think the DM limit takes the cake. …

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