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June, 2015

  • 17 June

    Who Checked Into My Facebook Page?

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    Ever since Facebook let people check-in to the Facebook page for a business marketers and page owners have asked for the ability to see a list of everyone who has checked-in to their Facebook page. Unfortunately Facebook hasn’t made any solution public yet – however there is a trick that I have been using for a little while now that ...

  • 15 June

    Twitter Removing 140 Character Limit for Direct Messages

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    In a surprising announcement Twitter has decided to remove their famous 140-character limit on direct messages. Tweets will continue to have the 140-character limit; however you will be free to maintain personal communication via direct messsaging without being forced to stick to a 140-character limit. Frankly this is a long overdue change. Direct messaging is essentially like private messaging – ...

  • 15 June

    Facebook Newsfeed Algorithm Considers Article View Times

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    In a blog post over the weekend Ansha Yu and Sami Tas – software engineers at Facebook – announced that Facebook now keeps track of how long someone spends looking at an article to help personalize users newsfeeds. See Facebook doesn’t want to assume that the only popular articles are those with plenty of comments and likes – and as ...

  • 12 June

    Request A Facebook Bluetooth Beacon For Your Business

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    The assumption I made a few days back in my Facebook Beacon update video regarding the nearing launch of the Facebook Beacons has been confirmed as Facebook rolls out a dedicated page allowing page admins to see if any of their business pages are eligible for a Beacon right away, or request a Facebook Bluetooth Beacon for their business. Furthermore ...

  • 11 June

    Vine Launches A New Search Experience

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    Twitter has been pretty focused lately on providing a better way to search through their social networks, attempting to expand the life-span of Tweets and Vines. The redesign of the Twitter.com homepage, and the new search experience that they still won’t show me on my @RapidPurple twitter account on my iPhone. Now they’ve moved their attention towards the Vine mobile ...

  • 10 June

    25% Of Twitter Tweets Are Fake

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    The Georgia Institute of Technology ran a fairly interesting research project which determined that almost 25% of all tweets contain false information. Research staff parsed over 1% of all messages sent on Twitter for a period of 96 days and in the end over 60-million tweets were recording. Once the tweets were analyzed and fact-checked it turned out that one ...

  • 10 June

    A Closer Look At Place Tips & The FB Bluetooth Beacon

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    Back in May I got my first look at the Facebook Bluetooth Beacon – and since then I have had several of them setup at various locations and have slowly been testing them out. While I was doing that – it seems more and more business owners and marketers out there were invited to try out the Facebook Beacon program ...

  • 6 June

    Facebook Brings Critic Reviews to Restaurant Facebook Pages

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    In what seems like a direct attack towards Yelp – Facebook has partnered with various foodie publications such as Bon Appétit, Condé Nast Traveler, Eater.com and Grub Street to pull in restaurant reviews and display them within search results for restaurants. The new program will showcase professional reviews and user reviews which combine reviews from your Facebook friends and general Facebook ...

  • 6 June

    Google Plus Is Not Shutting Down Afterall

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    So after lots and lots of speculation about the future of Google Plus we finally have something solid and concrete to speculate off of. In an interview with BackChannel Bradley Horowitz, Google’s vice president of Photos, Streams, and Sharing, stated that Google Plus isn’t going anywhere. There are some clear and evident changes happening, and going to happen – however the ...

  • 3 June

    Is Google Slowly Killing Off Google Plus?

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    Things surrounding Google Plus have been eerily quiet for some time now and many were hoping that Google I/O would bring about some news – alas Google I/O has come and went and no mention of Google Plus was made. Rumors started. Thoughts wandered. And then people began to notice that their name within the Google header no longer links ...

May, 2015

  • 27 May

    Best Reposting Apps for Instagram

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    Reposting on Instagram is a great way to show some love back to your community of fans & followers; however there’s quiet a-lot of different repost/regram apps out there and they all have something a little bit different about them. Recently I went on a search for the best repost app, for me, focusing on two main features that I ...

  • 22 May

    Twitter Tweets Now Appearing In Google Mobile Search Results

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    Back in February I announced that Twitter & Google have closed on a deal allowing Twitter tweets to show up, in real-time, in Google search results. Back then however we didn’t know anything else. Where the ads will display, how will they act, etc. Well as of this week U.S. users searching in English on their iOS or Android device ...

  • 19 May

    Twitter Has Quite The Decision To Make – Do They Do A Porn Purge Or Not?

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    Advertisers have caused quiet the stir regarding all the adult material on the Twitter network and the worry about their marketing content appearing next to or near porn-related posts. In-fact many companies have stopped their Twitter advertising campaigns due to this, such as global TV & data company Nielsen. What’s the solution? One solution proposed by analyst Robert Peck is to ...

  • 16 May

    Twitter Won’t Show Me The New Search Screen on iOS

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    So first off this isn’t really news, so if you wanted news – read something else. That being said this is kind of interesting – and I doubt I’m the only person out there experiencing this. So back in April of this year Twitter announced an update to trends on mobile platforms. Trending topics are now located on the search ...

  • 14 May

    Facebook Offers It’s Own Search Engine to Find Links to Share

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    Sharing links on Facebook for mobile users was always rather annoying. You had to either copy paste the link from your browser; or utilize the Copy Link function when you’re browsing something within the Facebook browser window. Then you write a new post; paste the link in, and finally share it. Facebook is looking to change all of that as ...