All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Social Media’

Twitter Brings Back ‘Anyone Can DM Me’ Feature

Twitter just announced the launch of a new feature that lets users accept direct messages from anyone, even if they’re not following the sender. Historically, two users have had to follow one another in order to exchange DMs. That will no longer be the case when a user allows others to send them. That’s right. You have to enable the …

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If You Use Facebook’s Like Box Plugin, You Need To Switch To The Page Plugin

Update: A spokesperson for Facebook offers some clarity on this: If a website uses the Like Box today, it will not stop working on June 23 — instead it will become the Page Plugin. We recommend that site owners upgrade their code to the new SDK and Graph API, as this will allow them to take advantage of the newest …

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Facebook CTRs Up A Whopping 260% Year-Over-Year [Report]

Click-through rates for Facebook ads have gotten tremendously better over the past year if findings in a new report are any indication. This comes as advertisers adopt different types of ads and become less reliant on organic post reach, which has declined significantly for many of them. Nanigans released its Global Facebook Advertising Benchmark Report for Q1, which it says …

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Reddit Tries Out An Email Newsletter

Reddit just announced the launch of its first ever email newsletter. It’s called Upvoted Weekly, borrowing the name of its recently launched Upvoted podcast. It’s opt-in (double opt-in, actually) and promises subscribers the “very best of reddit’s content curated, packaged, and delivered to your inbox once a week.” “It’s free and we’ll never spam you,” says the subscription form. “We …

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Marco Rubio Wants You to Add Him on Snapchat

Marco Rubio wants your snaps. Florida Senator Marco Rubio is going to announce he’s running for President at around 5:30 pm ET today, if his Twitter feed is to be believed (we already know he’s running, this is just a formality). He’s been counting down to the announcement since last week, with things intensifying on Monday. He’s using the hashtag …

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Will Companies Pay For LinkedIn Elevate?

LinkedIn just announced a new product called Elevate for companies to get their employees engaging in social media on their behalf. It comes in the form of an app that’s separate from LinkedIn itself, and actually requires payment from businesses. The point is that employers can share content with employees, who can then share it to their own personal networks, …

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Facebook Is Messing Around With Its Trending Section

Facebook is testing some changes to its Trending feature, which for some has become a staple of the Facebook experience since it launched on desktop early last year. In December, Facebook introduced some big changes, adding new sections to split up the types of content that users can peruse for each trend. These include Articles, In the Story, Friends and …

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Clorox Washes ‘Racist’ Bleach Joke

Clorox has become the latest in a long line of companies to say something dumb on Twitter. It won’t be the last. Looking to piggyback on all the chatter surrounding the new Apple emojis, which made their debut earlier this week, Clorox sent out a tweet with an image of a Clorox bottle composed entirely of existing emojis. “New emojis …

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Some Brands Are Absolutely Dominated By Social Spam

It’s not news that spam plagues social media, but Networked Insights (via Marketing Land) recently put out some research looking into how it affects brands, and the conclusion is that data is pretty “dirty”. According to the report, 9% of all Twitter users who tweet in English are non-consumers. That’s not just spammers, but includes bots, celebrities, brand handles, and …

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Your Online Customer Service Needs To Get Better ASAP!

Thanks to technology it’s now easier than ever for consumers to connect with businesses and vice versa. Still, businesses aren’t doing the best job of taking advantage of this to provide their customers with the best service possible. What do you use as your main channels for online customer service? Let us know in the comments. PricewaterhouseCoopers recently found that …

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Pinterest Just Made Its 7th Acquisition

Pinterest announced that it has acquired the team behind mobile publishing startup Hike Labs. This includes founder and CEO Jason Shellen and Head of Engineering Mike Demers. A Pinterest spokesperson told WebProNews the two “bring their years of experience in developing content creation and community tools to the Pinterest product and engineering teams.” “Over the years Jason has played major …

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Report: Social Networks Surpassed 2 Billion Users For First Time Last Year

There’s a new report out from Strategy Analytics, which looks at the growth in usage and advertising spend across major social networks. One of the more interesting findings is that social network usage surpassed 2 billion users for the first time in 2014, with Facebook accounting for 68%. Ad spend across the various social networks grew by 41% globally reaching …

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