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Instagram Makes It Easier To Find People To Follow Instagram Makes It Easier To Find People To Follow

Instagram announced the addition of a new user discovery feature and caption editing to its apps on iOS and Android. Finding people to follow hasn’t ever been Instagram’s strong suit, and editing options are always appreciated, so these are certainly …

Was Alex From Target A Marketing Ploy?

Alex from Target is the product of a social media experiment. At least that’s what a Los Angeles marketing firm is saying. Breakr CEO Dil-Domine Jacobe Leonares claimed in a LinkedIn post that his company was behind the social media …

Pinterest Gives Profiles An Update Pinterest Gives Profiles An Update

Pinterest launched a new profile look for all users around the world. “The design, which was started by one of our engineering interns over the summer, draws on international feedback and gives a cleaner look that’s consistent across platforms,” a …

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

Would You Let Facebook Host Your Content? 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 …

Vine Adds Channel Following On iOS 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 …

Twitter Launches Audio Cards With SoundCloud As A Partner 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 …

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

Imgur Aims For Better GIFs With Project GIFV 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 …

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

Google Now Shows Reddit And Others In ‘News’ Box 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 …

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

Orkut Officially Dies After Ten Years 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 …

Pinterest To Adjust Privacy Policy For Coming Ads 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 …

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

Yet More Facebook News Feed Changes Announced Yet More Facebook News Feed Changes Announced

Facebook has been announcing a lot of changes to the News Feed lately, and on Thursday, the company announced a couple more related to trending topics, likes, and comments. The first change relates to how Facebook factors in trending topics. …

With iOS 8, You Can Add Pinterest’s ‘Pin It’ Button And Pin From The Browser With iOS 8, You Can Add Pinterest’s ‘Pin It’ Button And Pin From The Browser

As you’re probably well aware, Apple just released the big iOS 8 update. Pinterest announced that its app has some new functionality that takes advantage of it. You can now add the Pin It button to your iPhone, and pin …

Twitter Adds Tools To Tailored Audiences Twitter Adds Tools To Tailored Audiences

Twitter announced an update to its Tailored Audiences ad targeting feature. It’s getting new stuff like audience list uploading, better audience management tools, new supported ID types, and better targeting in general. Twitter first made Tailored Audiences available globally in …

StumbleUpon Change Could Increase Your Pageviews StumbleUpon Change Could Increase Your Pageviews

I was just minding my own business submitting an article to StumbleUpon, when I couldn’t help but notice an entirely new experience when I clicked the submit button. The change may not seem huge, but it gives users a direct …

Facebook Announces Ad-Related News Feed Updates Facebook Announces Ad-Related News Feed Updates

Facebook announced a couple more changes to the News Feed on Thursday, specifically around how it shows ads to people. Both changes deal with the signals Facebook gets from people who choose to hide the ads they see. Product manager …

How Top Publishers’ Social Referrals Are Divided How Top Publishers’ Social Referrals Are Divided

We recently looked at data from Shareaholic, which showed social media referral share by social network across Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, StumbleUpon, reddit, YouTube, Google+, and LinkedIn: As you can see, the data shows that Facebook is (by far) the biggest …