Twitter has announced that a new tweet activity analytics dashboard for advertisers, Twitter card publishers and verified users has gone live today and shows detailed data on how organic tweets and content are engaging with followers.
Facebook may have brushed over the anger surrounding a recent psychological experiment which influenced what users saw in their feeds, you can read our article on it here. However they are coming under intense fire as regulators are not entirely content with what has been going on in the Facebook offices.
Up to this point Vine’s only popularity stats were revines and likes however now Vine has added an update which includes a loop counter for your six second masterpieces. Vine is not something I have ever really got into as such in terms of creating my own vines, mostly because I am in awe of some of the incredible six second clips that people are creating.
Just the other day, Twitter announced that they now support GIFs. Oh how Twitter users rejoiced and celebrated the news, in fact Twitter was flooded with GIFs of celebration and praise. Some people were critical however, despite the GIFs coming to Twitter at last, ReadWrite’s Lauren Orsini wrote ;
Facebook has rolled out an update for its Android app which is meant to speed things up for users. The app has been known to be somewhat slow at times on a top end phone and with a decent internet connection however if the company has delivered on its latest promise then we have a company trip to Africa to thank for it.
There is a new update in the pipeline from Facebook which will make it easier to tell your friends what you are watching or listening too. Users will be able to tag music they are listening to or what they are watching in a status update. The system works in the same fashion as that of the moods feature that was released last year.
Google loves Instagram as much as we do! The company has opened an account on the Facebook owned social network and posted a video pointing to its homepage where it is celebrating the Rubik’s Cube. So now you get to follow more Google goodness in the form of photographs right from Instagram, Instagram users rejoice!
It is not something I do often, review and give opinion on a company’s approach to social media in a feature article however KLM has grabbed my eye and I couldn’t resist sharing the story of KLM, the airline company which has truly embraced social media, grabbed it and made it their own in a way that no other has done so yet, not just in the airline industry but all across the board.
KLM has been such a huge success on social media for the simple reason that they are not afraid of failure, if we are to learn from any company it is KLM.
Ever heard of the Facebook Poke and Facebook Camera apps? No? Me either. However they are official apps from Facebook or at least they were as Facebook has decided to now retire them from the App Store. The Apps were released a couple of years ago, the Poke app allowed you to poke and message with friends.
Also fo the chop is Facebook’s standalone camera app which I am almost completely certain nobody ever knew existed nevermind actually used.
Getting rid of these features is not really a surprise as they have all been rolled into one app over the past number of years and so as standalone apps they now serve no purpose any more.
Maybe it is a case of Facebook getting rid of the old in order to make way for the new? Either way should you still have a desire to ‘poke’ your friends on Facebook (which I thought was a tradition that was long dead by now) you can still do so via the website on your computer.
Do you use Foursquare? It may or may not be a popular app on your phone, for me it is something I might check out from time to time. Occasionally I will check into a place however my feed is pretty dead. I don’t see much on there and the reason? I only have a small handful of friends on Foursquare and of that small handful none of them really use the app all that much. However I have always appreciated the app and what they are trying to do and achieve.
Well now Foursquare are splitting in two, they are taking the one app and cutting it down the middle to launch a new app called, ‘Swarm.’ Will it work though?