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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Social Media’

Facebook Referrals Still Looking Good, Not A Lot Of Good News For Other Social Networks

Shareaholic released its quarterly Social Media Traffic Report for the third quarter. Facebook is still sending way more referrals than any other social network, but at the same time, things are looking worse for traffic from the others. The report found that Facebook is driving four times as much traffic to sites as Pinterest, which is in second place. In …

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Would You Let Facebook Host Your Content?

How much do you depend on Facebook for traffic? One day, you may depend on it even more, and in ways you didn’t even anticipate. The company is reportedly considering getting publishers to give their content directly to Facebook, where it would be hosted by the social network itself (at least for mobile). Would you give your content to Facebook …

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Vine Adds Channel Following On iOS

Twitter’s six-second video app Vine is starting to grow up, and add functionality to make it more usable to more people. The company announced today that the iOS app will now let you follow channels to get select vines in your home feed. With our latest iOS release, you can follow any Vine channel to get hand-picked posts right in …

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Twitter Launches Audio Cards With SoundCloud As A Partner

Twitter announced a new audio card that lets users listen to audio directly from their timelines. The first partner on board is SoundCloud. The feature works on iOS and Android devices as well as the desktop. Here’s an example from NASA: Hear us! We're on @Soundcloud. Sit back, listen & enjoy our spacey sounds: https://t.co/DOflISpiHz https://t.co/ZPHFvVZoL8 — NASA (@NASA) October …

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Facebook Lets You Use Stickers In Comments (Let The Disliking Commence)

The moment you’ve been waiting for (or perhaps not) is here. You can now use Facebook stickers in comments. Until now, the feature has only been available in private messages, but now, you can expect to see stickers all over the social network, for better or for worse. Facebook engineer Bob Baldwin announced the news in a Facebook post (via …

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Imgur Aims For Better GIFs With Project GIFV

Imgur, one of the biggest image sharing sites on the Internet (in no small part thanks to reddit), announced a new format for looping GIF videos – GIFV. The company says it is reimagining the looping GIF video thanks to the significance it has to Internet culture. It shows a 50MB GIF, which it converted to 3.4MB file in the …

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Google Insists (Yet Again) That Google+ Is Here To Stay

Google+ has been around for over three years, and has pretty much faced a never-ending amount of ridicule and expectations of its demise for the majority of that time, but the product just keeps on going. In April, Vic Gundotra, who was running Google’s social layer, announced he was leaving the company, and then the speculation about Google+’s demise really …

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Google Now Shows Reddit And Others In ‘News’ Box

Update: According to Danny Sullivan, who spoke with Google about the subject, the “In the News” box is now showing content from additional sources, including reddit, the Yoast blog, and other content deemed newsowrthy. This includes things that are not actually in Google News, but also includes the traditional Google News content. It looks like Google News is now using …

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Twitter Is Funding A New MIT Lab For ‘Social Machines’

The MIT Media Lab announced that it has secured a five-year, $10 million investment from Twitter, which will provide access to its real-time, public steam of tweets as well as the archive of every tweet all the way back to the beginning. This will be used for a new laboratory for social machines, which aims to solve complex social problems …

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Orkut Officially Dies After Ten Years

Google announced in June that it would shut down its original social networking service Orkut after ten years of existence. At the time, they set the death date as September 30th, and that day has come. Orkut never quite caught on in our neck of the woods, but was pretty popular in Brazil at one point, with Facebook finally overtaking it in …

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Pinterest To Adjust Privacy Policy For Coming Ads

Pinterest said on Friday that it will make some updates to its privacy policy on October 19th in an effort to make its Promoted Pins more relevant to users. Promoted Pins are still in the testing phase, and aren’t available to all potential advertisers just yet. They’re currently only testing in the U.S. “We want to help advertisers better understand …

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iPhone 6 Is So Awesome Joan Rivers Is Shilling It from the Grave

If you want to know just how incredible the new iPhone 6 is, just ask Joan Rivers. The celebrity comedian and fashion critic is raving about the new device on her Facebook and Instagram accounts, calling it “beautiful” and a “great achievement in design”. Of course. You’re right. Joan Rivers died two weeks ago. Still… Dead comics society MT @olivia_solon …

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