Quantcast

Social Media Articles

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 …

Google+ Is A Top-15 Smartphone App In The U.S. Google+ Is A Top-15 Smartphone App In The U.S.

comScore released its March 2014 U.S. Smartphone Subscriber Market Share report on Friday. You can delve into that here, but given all the talk about Google+ dying lately, there’s one takeaway here that directly contradicts that. Google+ has made the …

Which Social Networks & Types Of Posts Are Working For B2B? Which Social Networks & Types Of Posts Are Working For B2B?

B2B Marketing recently released its Social Media Benchmarking Report for 2014, and pulled some key findings together into an interesting infographic. It looks at the social networks and types of posts that B2B businesses are using, and what’s working. LinkedIn …

Police Plan to Live-Tweet Prostitution Sting, Embarrass Johns Police Plan to Live-Tweet Prostitution Sting, Embarrass Johns

In what they call an “unprecedented social media tactic,” the Prince George County Police Department is going to live-tweet a bunch of prostitution sting arrests next week. “We won’t tell you when or where, other than it’s somewhere in the …

LinkedIn Charges You To View Full Names, But Only If You’re Logged In LinkedIn Charges You To View Full Names, But Only If You’re Logged In

For some reason, LinkedIn is hiding the last name of some members on profile pages when you’re logged in. This appears to be happening at least when you’re searching for a person on Google. As far as we can tell, …

Google Tests Login Button That Drops The ‘+’ Google Tests Login Button That Drops The ‘+’

Last year, Google launched Google+ Sign-In, a button that sites can use to let users login with their Google+ accounts, which are essentially their Google accounts. Google is now testing a button that drops the “+,” encouraging users to simply …

Would You Miss Google+ If It Went Away? Would You Miss Google+ If It Went Away?

Is Google+ dying or not? Some say yes, but Google says no, and it seems like loyal users tend to believe the company. Would you miss Google+ if it went away? Let us know in the comments. In case you …

An Infographic On Dealing With Facebook Organic Reach Decline An Infographic On Dealing With Facebook Organic Reach Decline

As you probably know by now, the organic reach of Facebook Page posts has been rapidly declining for months, and it’s not stopping until very little is left. In other words, you have little hope of getting your Page’s posts …

Ronald McDonald Gets a New, Hip Look

McDonald’s fast food restaurant chain unveiled a revamped, more modern rendering of their primary clown-mascot Ronald McDonald, and explained that the character will be “setting out on a global mission to rally the public through inspiring events.” The new Ronald …

Google+ Dying? Not So Fast, Says One Of Its Most Popular Users Google+ Dying? Not So Fast, Says One Of Its Most Popular Users

On Thursday, Vic Gundotra, the guy who has been running Google+, announced that he is leaving Google. Rumor has it that David Besbris will take over to run Google’s social layer. Is the future of Google+ in jeopardy? We don’t …

Pinterest Gets Better At Vertical Search, Launches ‘Guided Search’ Pinterest Gets Better At Vertical Search, Launches ‘Guided Search’

Pinterest is positioning itself as more than just a place to pin cool pictures. It also wants to help you find ideas for things. It’s not as though people haven’t already been using it for that purpose (especially for recipes), …

Facebook Launches FB Newswire For Journalists Facebook Launches FB Newswire For Journalists

Facebook announced the launch of FB Newswire on Thursday. It’s powered by Storyful, and is described as a way for journalists and newsrooms to find, share, and embed newsworthy content from Facebook. This is keeping in line with other recent …

Facebook Says It Doesn’t Use ‘Nearby Friends’ Feature For Ad Targeting ‘Right Now’ Facebook Says It Doesn’t Use ‘Nearby Friends’ Feature For Ad Targeting ‘Right Now’

On Thursday, Facebook announced the launch of a new “Nearby Friends” feature, which enables people to see when they’re friends are close to their own location. How close? A spokesperson for the company tells WebProNews that the feature recognizes when …

Marlon Wayans Uses Every Social Medium Imaginable to Promote ‘A Haunted House 2′

Marlon Wayans can’t stop. The comedian will use every medium at his disposal to promote his latest movie, A Haunted House 2. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube are the usual suspects. But whoever heard of using Snapchat to promote a …

The 20th Most Popular Person On Google+ Tells You How To Use It Better The 20th Most Popular Person On Google+ Tells You How To Use It Better

As businesses face drastic drops in the organic reach of their Facebook posts, there are no doubt some shifting focus over to Google+. With recent reports, who could blame them? Forrester says marketers need to be using it. Shareaholic says …

Google Opens +Post Ads To All Advertisers, Adds Features Google Opens +Post Ads To All Advertisers, Adds Features

Late last year, Google revealed that it had been testing +Post ads, enabling advertisers to reach audiences across the Google Display Network with their Google+ posts. Today, the company announced that it has opened the ads up to all advertisers. …

This Infographic Compares Search And Social Advertising Across 6 Important Metrics This Infographic Compares Search And Social Advertising Across 6 Important Metrics

Kenshoo has put out an interesting infographic comparing the performance of search and social advertising. As it notes in the highlights, spend and advertiser revenue for both have been strong, social is growing faster, and both deliver positive ROI with …