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Bindi Irwin Incites Feud With Fashion Advice

Bindi Irwin, the 15-year-old daughter of the late Australian wildlife expert Steve Irwin, has remained in the spotlight over the years due to continuing her father’s work and for beginning an acting career. However, Irwin may have gotten herself in …

Is Paying Facebook For Promotion Worth It? Is Paying Facebook For Promotion Worth It?

Facebook has all but killed the organic reach of your Page posts, leaving you with no choice but to hope for referrals from content your users share or pay them for exposure. Now, there are concerns that it’s getting more …

Twitter Now Supports Animated GIFs Twitter Now Supports Animated GIFs

Twitter announced through its support account today that users can new share and view animated GIFs on Twitter.com, and in its Android and iPhone apps. Here’s proof: Starting today, you can share and view animated GIFs on http://t.co/wJD8Fp317i, Android and …

Facebook’s Slingshot Gets Official Launch Facebook’s Slingshot Gets Official Launch

Facebook accidentally pushed out its new Slingshot app in the App Store last week for a short period of time, but now it’s back, and it appears to be on purpose this time. This time, the release is accompanied by …

Pinterest Continues To Make Search Improvements Pinterest Continues To Make Search Improvements

Pinterest has been focusing a lot of its efforts on search lately, and that continues with the announcement of some improvements to place search. Back in November, Pinterest launched Place Pins for those interested in traveling. The pins provide details …

Businesses Not Delivering On Customers’ Social Media Expectations Businesses Not Delivering On Customers’ Social Media Expectations

A recent study from Amdocs found social media to be an emerging channel of preference for consumers seeking customer-care assistance. Customers want to be helped through Twitter and Facebook, but they expect quick, personalized responses. Frankly, businesses aren’t delivering. The …

Facebook Says Your Organic Reach Would Be Worse If It Showed Everything In The News Feed Facebook Says Your Organic Reach Would Be Worse If It Showed Everything In The News Feed

Facebook’s Brian Boland wrote a lengthy blog post about the much talked about decline in organic reach of Facebook Page posts. It’s happening for two main reasons, he said: more and more content is created and shared every day and …

Pinterest Tests Do-It-Yourself Promoted Pins, New Analytics Pinterest Tests Do-It-Yourself Promoted Pins, New Analytics

Pinterest is beta testing do-it-yourself Promoted Pins and a new analytics offering. Last month, the company announced that it was rolling out Promoted Pins from a group of big partner brands, but with the new test, businesses of any size …

Hootsuite Launches Program To Help Businesses Educate Employees About Social Media Hootsuite Launches Program To Help Businesses Educate Employees About Social Media

Hootsuite has launched a new Custom Education program aimed at helping enterprise businesses address what it refers to as the “growing skills gap,” and accelerate their social media success. A spokesperson for the company tells WebProNews, “According to Altimeter, while …

Animated Infographic Shows ‘Internet In Real-Time’ Animated Infographic Shows ‘Internet In Real-Time’

I probably don’t have to tell you that a lot of data is created on the Internet every second, but this animated infograhpic called “The Internet in Real-Time” from PennyStocks puts things in perspective. For every second, it shows: how …

LinkedIn Looks At ‘State Of Student Recruiting’ LinkedIn Looks At ‘State Of Student Recruiting’

With the school year wrapping up, LinkedIn has decided to put together some data to paint us a picture (an infographic actually) of the state of student recruiting in 2014. According to the company, there are over 39 million students …

What Brands Are Doing Wrong With Visual Social Media What Brands Are Doing Wrong With Visual Social Media

In case you haven’t noticed, consumers on the Internet are doing a lot of their online communication through visuals these days. People are sharing roughly 1.8 billion photos every day just on Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram, and WhatsApp. But image sharing …

Infographic Looks At Social Media’s Impact On CRM Infographic Looks At Social Media’s Impact On CRM

FanHub recently put out this infographic looking at how social media is transforming CRM, sharing stats around communication, expectations, and user interface. “Customers are getting chatty,” says FanHub’s D’Ana Guiloff. “With instant access to brands via social media, people are …

Growth Rate Of Social Apps Compared Growth Rate Of Social Apps Compared

This week, GlobalWebIndex released a new report about global trends in social platform usage. It found that SnapChat is the fastest-growing social app, followed by Kik Messenger. It’s interesting that the top fastest-growing social apps are completely independent of any …

LinkedIn Shows You How Your Profile Ranks Compared To Others In Your Network LinkedIn Shows You How Your Profile Ranks Compared To Others In Your Network

LinkedIn introduced a new feature of its Who’s Viewed Your Profile page showing you “how you rank” compared to others in your network. It’s almost like LinkedIn’s own little Klout score. Unsurprisingly, the Who’s Viewed Your Profile feature is one …

Pinterest Gives Marketing Tech Products New API Access Pinterest Gives Marketing Tech Products New API Access

Pinterest announced that it is working with a small group of marketing technology companies to offer Pinterest business insights. These include Salesforce (Exact Target Marketing Cloud), Hootsuite, Spredfast, Percolate, Piqora, Curalate, and Tailwind. These companies are getting automated access to …

Facebook App To Start Listening To And Identifying Music, TV Shows, Movies Facebook App To Start Listening To And Identifying Music, TV Shows, Movies

Facebook is releasing a new feature for its mobile apps that listens to what users are listening to or watching on TV, so they can easily share it with their friends. Think about it like a Shazam for Facebook that …

Here’s Why Pinterest’s New Funding Is Good News For Your Business Here’s Why Pinterest’s New Funding Is Good News For Your Business

Pinterest has reportedly raised a new $200 million round of funding, valuing the company at $5 billion. Investors are apparently impressed with the direction the already popular visual social media site is taking, which includes new native ads and enhancements …

BIA/Kelsey: U.S. Social Ad Revenues To Hit $15B In 2018 BIA/Kelsey: U.S. Social Ad Revenues To Hit $15B In 2018

BIA/Kelsey released its latest U.S. Social Local Media Forecast looking at 2013 – 2018. The firm expects social media ad revenues in the country to grow from $5.1 billion in 2013 to $15 billion in 2018. This would represent a …

Don’t Get Your Brand Muted On Twitter Don’t Get Your Brand Muted On Twitter

After testing the feature for a while, Twitter announced the launch of its new Mute feature on Monday. It’s in the process of rolling out, so you should get it within the next few weeks if you don’t already have …

Twitter Officially Launches Mute Feature Twitter Officially Launches Mute Feature

Twitter was spotted testing a mute button feature a couple weeks ago. Now, the company has officially announced it. It appears in the iPhone and Android apps, as well as on Twitter.com. You can mute people from tweets or from …