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Facebook Finally Launches Reactions

Facebook first began testing reactions back in 2015 – introducing the first thoughts that the Like button we have come to love may one day be gone. Well today is that day as Facebook officially rolls out Reactions and replaces the Like button for mobile and desktop users. The Like button does make a come-back as a Like reaction, which is ...

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Facebook & Instagram Now Support 90 Day Advertising Campaigns

Facebook has announced support for 90-day campaigns  – letting marketers run de-duped campaigns over a longer period of time. The new functionality is live already, and also extends to Instagram campaigns. Facebook says on its Marketing Partners website “When running longer campaign lengths, we suggest that you also utilize the frequency cap interval feature. Currently, if you do not break ...

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Facebook Has 823 Million Mobile Only Users

Facebook has announced it’s fourth quarter 2015 earnings this week – which revealed some rather interesting and important numbers that webmasters and marketers should take note of. First off, Facebook is now up to 1.59 billion monthly active users – a 14% increase from last year. Monthly active mobile users are up to 1.44 billion – a 17% increase. Some ...

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Facebook Officially Migrates To HTML5 Video

Flash really isn’t doing well. First YouTube gave up Flash and switched to a new HTML5 video player earlier this year, and now Facebook has ditched Flash – also switching to HTML5. The move was inspired by a slew of things – performance, safety, accessibility. From development velocity to accessibility features, HTML5 offers a lot of benefits. Moving to HTML5 ...

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Twitter Moments Makes It To the UK

Twitter Moments – my favorite new Twitter feature – has finally rolled out in the UK! Here in the UK, we’re proud to be the first European country to roll out the service, and we pulled together a talented curation team whose sole aim is to bring you the very best of Twitter across the biggest and most fascinating topics. ...

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Facebook Brings Messages & Events To The Page Plugin

Integrating social media widgets into your website is a sure-fire way to help boost engagement from your audience, and Facebook is well aware of it. So aware that they have decided to rework the Page Plugin to allow your visitors and customers to message you’re Facebook page directly from the widget. Facebook messages provide public figures, organizations, and businesses a ...

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Facebook Makes It Easier For Non-Profits To Raise Funds

Facebook has just rolled out a brand new tool designed to allow not-for-profits to raise funds for a campaign without pushing users off to their own landing pages or donation forms. The new tool, called Fundraisers, adds a dedicated page where a non-profit can share their campaign mission statement, rally support, and collect donations. People raise money for disaster relief, ...

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Twitter Rolls Out Hearts; Changes Favorites to Likes

As of right now you no longer favorite tweets on Twitter, you like them. Twitter has rolled out a new heart shaped icon which replaces the old favorites star, and as of now favorites will be called likes. You might like a lot of things, but not everything can be your favorite. The new hearts icon has rolled out on Twitter ...

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Twitter Advertises Moments During 2015 World Series

When was the last time you saw a Twitter commercial on TV? Go ahead. I’ll wait. . . . . . If you answered never – you were close. Back in 2012 Twitter ran a TV advert during a Nascar race. If you missed that – you’ve never seen a Twitter ad. Until the 2015 World Series where Twitter finally ran ...

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Twitter Just Launched 24-Hour Anonymous Polls

Twitter is focused on changing right now, that’s becoming pretty clear with all the new changes happening. Twitter Moments was a pretty major change – so much that it got it’s own center button within the mobile Twitter app. Well a few hours ago Twitter announced another pretty exciting new feature that’s rolling out – anonymous polling! The way it’ll ...

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Twitter Lays Off 8% Of Their Workforce

Jack Dorsey was recently named the new CEO for Twitter, and just a few days later Twitter announced plans to lay off 336 of their 4,100 employees as part of a new plan to restructure the company – something I touched based on in my video here. The layoffs aren’t going to be cheap – costing the company between $10 ...

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Facebook Begins Testing Integrated Shopping Section

There have been talks about Facebook looking for ways to integrate shopping into your newsfeeds – and as of this week we finally have something tangible to play with as Facebook starts live-testing a way for businesses to sell their products right within the Facebook app! On Facebook we’ve seen that people are coming to our platform not only to connect ...

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Twitter Starts Curating Itself Via The Launch of Twitter Moments

Earlier this week Twitter announced the launch of Moments – something that I think is a tremendous sign towards where Twitter is heading – and I love it! See Twitter Moments is basically the answer to any Twitter user who has ever sat back and thought to themselves that things were just way too fast paced. Twitter Moments curates trending and popular topics ...

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The Twitter Button Is Changing For The First Time Since 2011

The Twitter button we’ve come to use and love has been essentially the same since 2011 and can currently be found on thousands of websites all around the interwebs – and now it’s time for a major change. First off is the visual updates which change the tweet and follow buttons from the old gradient effect and to a modern, high-contrast ...

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Instagram Is Up To 400 Million Active Monthly Users

Just recently I uploaded a video specifically talking about the many benefits to Instagram and why business owners should be out there creating pages for their businesses and staying active on the Instagram community. In that video a few numbers got thrown around, such as “68% of Instagram users interact with brands while on Instagram“. Well earlier this week Instagram released ...

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Facebook Notes Finally Gets An Overhaul

Facebook notes originally came out back in 2006 – and I’m pretty sure it never really got an update since then. As such notes never really stood out and never gained any traction – however Facebook has always wanted to have some form of blogging network to call their own. Facebook has always been a place to share your thoughts ...

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Google+ Page Link & Reviews Removed From Google Search Results

Google has been hard at work restructuring, rebranding, and basically taking things AWAY from Google+. As of this week Google has dropped the links that pointed to a businesses Google+ page, and they’ve dropped the reviews count from all Google search results. Searching for a business now provides a rather empty search result focusing on the website link and contact ...

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Facebook Pages Updated For A Better Mobile Experience

Facebook Pages are accessed by billions of people every single month, with over a billion of those using their mobile devices. So it comes as no surprise that Facebook has launched several new features for Facebook Pages specifically targeted towards improving the user experience for mobile users. This starts with more prominent call to action buttons which, on mobile, now ...

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