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August, 2015

  • 24 August

    Tweets Now Displaying In Google Search Results

    Just a couple of months ago Google officially began showing Twitter Tweets as part of their search results – and I made a video stating that Twitter was going to becoming the quickest way to the top of a Google search result. Well while most of us were relaxing and enjoying our days off this weekend – Google rolled out Twitter ...

  • 18 August

    Twitter Rolling Out A 10k Character Limit for Direct Messages

    Back in June Twitter announced their plans to finally remove their 140-character limit for direct messages – and this week Twitter has finally began rolling out the update. Regular tweets still have their 140-character limit – however the new change to direct messages is intended, as Twitter says, to allow you to “Speak your mind. All of it“. The new limit, if you’re ...

  • 14 August

    Infographic: We Like 4,166,667 Posts Per Minute On Facebook

    DOMO, a business management platform in the cloud, has compiled an infographic showcasing how much Internet activity happens every minute across sites like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Amazon, Netflix, Snapchat, Vine, Uber, and more. The infographic embedded below shows some staggering info that says two things. There is absolutely no excuse for a business to NOT be utilizing the social networks ...

  • 12 August

    Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Twitter & Yahoo Join Together To Fight Child Pornography

    Earlier this week Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Twitter & Yahoo officially joined forces with the Internet Watch Foundation to help fight child pornography online. Utilizing a hash-based platform the companies hope to prevent the ability to upload and share any child pornography online. Microsoft already utilizes this technology within PhotoDNA – a standalone tool which has long been utilized by law ...

July, 2015

  • 23 July

    No More Custom Backgrounds on Twitter Profile Pages

    One of the biggest joys of creating a social media profile has always been modifying it to represent you or your business. Remember when MySpace let you have almost complete control over the look and feel of your online profile? Custom graphics, backgrounds, colors, animations, etc. Slowly all of that has died – and Twitter had remained as one of ...

  • 13 July

    3 Core Basics to Social Media for Business Owners

    Unfortunately regardless how much information goes out there about social media there still seem to be a ton of business owners out there who completely avoid managing an online presence for their businesses just because they have absolutely no idea where to start. That’s where this video comes into play. Here I go over 3 core basics that any and all ...

  • 7 July

    Twitter Now Displays Your Birthday

    Twitter needs to be able to create better demographic breakdowns of their users, and as such they have introduced a new feature allowing Twitter users to enter and showcase their birthday on their Twitter profile. Now granted Twitter isn’t going to come out and say that they introduced this new feature to help improve their advertising capabilities – but this ...

June, 2015

  • 26 June

    Buffer Tells Us The Best Time To Send A Tweet

    Ever sat there wondering what is the best time to send out a tweet? Most of us who handle any type of marketing on Twitter have pondered the same thought before and finally someone did something about it. Buffer, a service that lets you share articles and links across multiple social media channels simultaneously, decided to study 4.8 million tweets ...

  • 17 June

    Twitter Introducing Auto-Play Videos & GIFs

    Following in the steps of Facebook, Twitter has announced that they are introducing auto-play videos and animated GIFs to the microblogging service. Much as with Facebook this is something you either hate or love – and if you do happen to hate auto-play then you’re in luck. Twitter will allow you to revert to the old click-to-play style. As of ...

  • 15 June

    Twitter Removing 140 Character Limit for Direct Messages

    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 – ...

  • 11 June

    Vine Launches A New Search Experience

    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

    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 ...

  • 4 June

    Is Twitter Now The Easiest Way To Rank #1 on Google?

    So Twitter tweets are now showing in real-time on Google mobile searches – and this got me to thinking. Is this now the easiest way to rank #1 on Google? I mean just think about it – let’s say that you make a post about Windows 10 – and you tweet about this post when Windows 10 is trending. Then ...

May, 2015

  • 22 May

    Twitter Tweets Now Appearing In Google Mobile Search Results

    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?

    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

    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 ...

April, 2015

  • 30 April

    Search Twitter Hashtags Using Apple Spotlight Search

    Twitter is pretty focused on expanding their reach and bringing the power of real-time news to as broad of an audience as possible, as evident by their latest deal with Google to showcase real-time tweets in search results. During this weeks Twitter Q1 2015 earnings conference Twitter CEO Dick Costolo revealed news of yet another new partner: Apple. And finally, we ...

  • 30 April

    Google Will Start Showing Real Time Tweets In May

    Way back in February we learned that Google & Twitter struck a deal to start showing tweets in real-time within Google search results – however we had no real idea as to when this would start rolling out. Well during the earnings conference call for Q1 2015 Twitter’s CEO Dick Costolo finally revealed a more concrete timeline. Additionally as it relates ...

  • 22 April

    Twitter.com Gets A Redesign

    In the past Twitter was basically pointless if you weren’t a member. There wasn’t really much you could see from the homepage and as such you were missing out on all of the real-time news that Twitter has become known for. This all changed this weekend as Twitter announced a redesign of the Twitter.com homepage which now showcases interesting topics ...

  • 7 April

    Twitter Rolls Out New Quote Tweet Functionality

    Twitter has just began the roll out of their new Quote Tweet functionality – available currently for iPhone and Web users only. The new update allows you to say more within each quoted tweet you send out. Twitter users now have the ability add 116 characters worth of their thoughts on top of the 140-character limit of the quoted tweet. Say more ...

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