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Announcing the Simply Measured API and Tableau Integration

Simply Measured

Today we’re adding an exciting and fundamentally different modality to our platform:  the Social Analytics API. The Analytics API offers limitless possibilities for analyzing your social data, just the way you want. Why Build an Analytics API? What makes this Analytics API special? Our API lets you ask questions and get fast answers. It’s not just a data feed.

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What’s New in Facebook Graph API v2.7?

SocialTimes Facebook

Continuous Facebook Live videos and audience restrictions  on Facebook Live videos, which were added to the Facebook Live application-programming interface in May , will be added to the social network’s Graph API. Software engineer Steven Elia introduced Graph API v2.7, which will be released this fall, in a blog post , saying that in addition to the Facebook Live features, the updated API also includes improved page insights, more ad placement options and a new daily ad budget format. Developers: What are your thoughts on the new features coming with Graph API v2.7?

Social Media On The Farm: Crisis Management, Market Research, Education And APIs

The Realtime Report

With a Tweet, Tweet Here, a Video There, … In addition to using Twitter as a realtime information feed, farmers are using video , blogs and Facebook to keep customers in the loop about conditions on the farm, in the hopes that this will keep customers engaged and supportive. Now, with the drought of 2012 creating extreme conditions for farmers across a great swath of the U.S.,

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Facebook Debuts Several Ad Products, New Features at Cannes Lions

SocialTimes Facebook

The social network announced the beta-test of its new Audience Insights API; updates to its Canvas  full-screen immersive ad product; updates to its Slideshow  ad product; and the launch of the Facebook Creative Hub. Coming toward the end of this month, Canvas will have a new feed unit to help entice people to engage. That’s why we’re launching the Creative Hub.

Twubs Offers New API-Compliant Twitter Chat Tools

SocialFish

For those of you looking for a better way to manage your Twitter chats, Twubs.com just released some new free tools that are also API compliant. Twubs is also including spam filtering and abuse blocking, SEO, and its interface separates out host messages from the regular feed so that participants can follow the conversation more easily. From the Trenches Implementation

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Tips To Improve Performance in Google Shopping

Social Media Marketing

Develop High Quality Data In order to develop a high quality data feed you have to concentrate on 3 factors – perfection, applicability & fine points. Fill your feed with plenty of relevant information. Means you must keep the data feed up to date to avoid going ‘out-of-sync’ with website the after a price revision or deletion/addition of products. Avoid promotional text.

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How is Quora Able to Auto-Like Posts on Facebook?

Stay N' Alive

The problem is there is no API method that currently allows Facebook developers to send "likes" to URLs or Pages on Facebook. Doing so shows a post in the news feed that says something like "so and so likes such and such an answer on Quora", linking back to the answer on Quora. The likes, via Facebook's Graph API also go up with that click.

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A Walk Through Twitter’s Walled Garden

The Realtime Report

Smart people are posting ideas for new business models based on an open API , lamenting what could have been  had Twitter become an API company rather than an advertising company, and raising money to build  an alternative realtime feed API. What will this experience look like? ” First, Twitter needs to build the wall, and that means reining in developers.  .

Social Media Monitoring Bookmarks and RSS

Laurel Papworth

It also allows you to build a dashboard in Netvibes, Bufferapp, Sprout Social, Hootsuite, Feedly and other social media dashboards both in a browser and a news reader on your iPhone/Android smart device. Twitter Blog  https://blog.twitter.com/  OR  https://blog.twitter.com/api/blog.rss?name=company Adding hidden RSS feeds from Facebook (may or may not work from time to time).

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How is Quora Able to Auto-Like Posts on Facebook?

Stay N' Alive

The problem is there is no API method that currently allows Facebook developers to send “likes&# to URLs or Pages on Facebook. Doing so shows a post in the news feed that says something like “so and so likes such and such an answer on Quora&# , linking back to the answer on Quora. The likes, via Facebook’s Graph API also go up with that click.

Promoting an API – Etsy offering basic programming classes…

The Way of the Web

A lot of people have spent time talking about the value you can get by providing an API (Application Programming Interface) for other people to use and build with. nice example of going further than simply creating and releasing an API has been announced by Etsy , the community of makers and sellers of all sorts of items. Pipework by Matius Kalisky on Flickr (CC Licence).

Shhh…Don’t Tell. You Can Still Post Your Tweets To Other Platforms

SocMed Sean

For a company that is engaged in the business of social media (which means sharing things), they recently restricted how developers can use their API. What I found was that I can still leverage IFTTT and the Twitter RSS feeds, to do what I wanted. Start with getting your RSS feed. If your feed isn’t working, check that it is similar to mine above. Cheers!

How to View the Stream of Any Facebook Hashtag

Stay N' Alive

However, Facebook has also allowed you to right-click on the link for a hashtag, copy the URL, and paste it into your browser''s URL window and view the stream in a full feed on Facebook. This now makes me wonder - are we close to an API for developers on this feature? It would also make a lot of sense as part of their search API, however, trying https://graph.facebook.com/search?q=throughglass&type=hashtag

To Schedule Tweets or No? Two Reasons You Should.

TwiTip

30 When I first discovered there were APIs that would allow me to schedule tweets, I thought I was in Twitter Heaven. In fact, I couldn’t find anything recent that hadn’t come from the API. What is your favorite Twitter API with scheduling capabilities? Two Reasons You Should. This person hadn’t posted anything live in months. Very human. Thanks for the post!

Facebook Listens. RSS Added Back to Pages. Will Twitter be next?

Stay N' Alive

It appears that Facebook listened though, as there is now a "Subscribe via RSS" link on Facebook Pages, and the source now links to an atom feed for clients that want to auto-discover the feeds. Today JSON based APIs are quite a bit more powerful than RSS feeds and have become preferred by the vast majority of developers when building on the platforms you mentioned.

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PLEASE Don’t Visit My Google+ Page! Here’s Why.

SocMed Sean

So Google can publish stats all they want, but until I see an active feed like Facebook and Twitter… I just don’t believe it. The fact that Google+ doesn’t have a useful inbound API (I recognize they have a very limited one) makes Google+ more of a timesink than any of the other networks that I can manage from within Hootsuite, Buffer and IFTTT. Let’s be clear.

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Twitter and Facebook Both Quietly Kill RSS, Completely

Stay N' Alive

At that time, they removed the prominent RSS icons and made it only possible to access an RSS feed for an individual by logging completely out of Twitter, and visiting that individual's profile page. Now #1 is also removed as far as I can see (and looking at the HTML source I see no evidence of any RSS feed). Two things were removed in #NewTwitter: 1. Hope that helps!"

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4 Ways Facebook Instant Articles Will Change Blogging Forever

agora pulse

Though, if you are tech savvy you will be able to use an RSS feed or Facebook’s API directly. Facebook Instant Articles is Facebook’s latest way for you to engage your audience with material you post on your blog. According to Facebook, the over 1,000 publishers who are using Facebook Instant articles are seeing 20% more clicks and 30% more shares. Mobile matters.

2012 Google I/O - Is This the 2007 Facebook F8?

Stay N' Alive

As the first Google I/O with the Google+ Team, and a serious read/write API yet to launch, I predict we are about to see an explosion of social apps at a level we haven't seen since Facebook's F8 Conference in 2007 when they launched their platform to the world. Let's look first at the original APIs for both. The parallels are very similar. Google+ is in a very similar state today.

4 Easy Ways of Subscribing to Feeds in Google Reader

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Easy Ways of Subscribing to Feeds in Google Reader. Google Reader is a very popular online tool for reading RSS feeds. As a result, the number of ways to get a new feed in to Google Reader has multiplied. In this article we will take a look at a few easy ways to subscribe to a new RSS feed. If you are just getting started with Google Reader, and you don’t have any specific feeds in mind to add, using the built-in add subscription button is going to be your first stop. of feeds for you to subscribe to, you can add a friendâ??s have an RSS feed!)

Social Media News Ticker: Facebook Launches FB Newswire, Acquires Motion Tracking App Moves

The Realtime Report

Facebook launches a newswire so it can help the media — while it competes with them  - the FB Newswire is designed to give media outlets and journalists a realtime feed of news-worthy content; the service debuted on Thursday and is partially powered by social news verification service Storyful (GigaOM). Twitter. LinkedIn. Pinterest. Any social media updates that we missed?

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Why, How and When to Quit FeedBurner

SocialFish

If you are currently using Feedburner for your RSS feeds, you may have noticed – as we did – that your blog feed is totally dead. Whether they’re following you on RSS feeds or via an email subscription, these are your most ardent fans. FeedBlitz is the only third party service to match FeedBurner with both RSS feed services (feeds, metrics, etc.)

How to Make Your Facebook Ads Convert

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

However, with a Facebook ad tool with access to Facebook’s API , you can use the scheduling feature to have this done automatically. Craig Robinson is a writer, social media fanatic and Facebook advertising specialist at Qwaya.com , a marketing tool connected with Facebook’s API. [ How to Make Your Facebook Ads Convert is a post written by Tamar Weinberg. ]. Pay for the right people.

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Why Snapchat Memories Will Be Pivotal (And Why Marketers Are So Excited)

Buffer Social

Memories can feed the evolution of Snapchat’s ad product. Just last month (June 2016) , Snapchat announced an advertising API  – its biggest move yet towards becoming a pay-to-play network for large brands. The API will allow selected partners to sell Snapchat’s video ad inventory via an automated, auction-based system. My conclusion: All good things! Video

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Facebook's Need for Consistency in the Competition With Google

Stay N' Alive

Ask Kevin Marks , Google's former OpenSocial and Friend Connect (APIs for building Google apps) lead who tried to integrate Facebook Connect (as it was called at the time) with Google's Friend Connect universal login. In fact, there was a time Facebook was supposedly, at least according to various claims on Google+, even blocking invites to Google+ in their news feed. So what?

3 Top Challenges Facing the Social Content Curator

Socialmedia.biz

In addition, the social media app ecosystem is growing in scope all the time, with APIs making it possible to access our social feeds from any number of clients. Post by Adi Englander. Becoming a recognized influencer in your industry takes a lot of effort. You need to listen to and correspond with audience members who have relevant interests. Let’s get started. Adi Englander

Facebook Unveils the Most Powerful Social Ads of All Time

Convince & Convert

Facebook has just integrated Page Post link ads into the News Feed, and the result is the most precisely targeted social advertising the marketing world has ever seen. It’s a no-brainer that Facebook ads that appear in the News Feed, such as Sponsored Stories, are much more effective than typical display ads. Users, in turn, can like, share and comment on them. Bing and Google.

10 Recent Changes Impacting Facebook Advertisers

Jon Loomer

News Feed Updates. If you aren’t aware, software like Adblock Plus has been created for users who hate Facebook ads so much that they add a plugin to hide ads from their news feed experience. News Feed Updates. If you chase the Facebook news feed algorithm — you shouldn’t — you’re having a busy week. 1. Control the Ads You See. Surveying.

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If This, Then That (IFTTT) Lets You Automate the Internet

Spin Sucks

Yesterday , when I wrote about  IFTTT and how Twitter is locking them out of their API, lots of you said, “What the heck is this tool?” If you like a particular magazine ( Wired , for instance), you can have the photos from their Instagram feed sent directly to you. Alright. We’re going to let our nerds flag fly today. What is IFTTT? 24 mph from the Northeast!”

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Facebook Changes Hitting Monitoring Platforms

Net-Savvy Executive

The search functions of the API that developers use to monitor public posts in Facebook are going away at the end of April, and the notices and workarounds are going out to customers now. I''m also hearing from software companies looking for alternative sources, though I have not heard of any such alternatives. It''s meant for broad analysis, not monitoring or engagement.

A Complete Guide to Instagram Marketing: Get the Playbook That Drives Results for Instagram’s Top Profiles

Buffer Social

Gary Vaynerchuk does this to great effect on his Instagram feed. Saturday Night Live’s Instagram feed focus on two key pillars: Taking fans behind the scenes of the show and sharing exclusive clips. FedEx’s feed  consists of photos based around the theme of FedEx’s delivery drivers, vans and planes out in the wild. Those are huge numbers. percent. Mascot.

Marketing via Aggregation, Filtering and Curation – Tools and Resources

Aggregage

Feeds? Marshall Kirkpatrick talked about aggregation and filtering several years ago in How to Build an RSS and Blog News Site for Your Project where he had cobbled together a solution using Google Blog Search,  dapper, Feed Digest, PostRank, Roller, and others.  Feed creators, filters, etc.  Feed Informer. Content aggregation solutions move beyond the RSS feed.

Better Noise Control on Google+ is Coming, but its More Beautiful Than You Think

Stay N' Alive

It's called ActivityStrea.ms (pronouced "Activity Streams"), and its intention was to make it so companies don't have to duplicate the efforts of re-creating stream formats in their news feed or "activity stream", providing an open format to make implementation of this simple for both companies and developers. isn't just about a common API or noise control. The key players?

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Social Media News Ticker: Foursquare Launches Swarm, YouTube Reportedy Buying Twitch

The Realtime Report

Facebook testing ads shortcuts on News Feed – to make it easier for advertisers to monitor their ads, Facebook is testing out putting an ads shortcut link in the right side of the News Feed (Inside Facebook). YouTube ends public RSS feed of user subscriptions – YouTube’s RSS feed link was a great way to keep track of YouTube subscriptions, but the site’s new data API shows a “403 Forbidden” error when users now try to add the publicly accessible feed of new subscriptions from any YouTube account (NDTV Gadgets).

The Social Media Monitoring Lighthouse – A Guide on What and How to Monitor

Razor Social

Radian 6 covers over 150 million sources ranging from blogs, forums, Facebook public API, Twitter, and photo and video sharing sites.  It has a nice workflow and automation features to help track and respond to mentions. Do you realize how valuable it is to monitor and track conversations online? Are you monitoring the trends related to conversations about your brand? Who is monitoring you?

Social Media Updates: July

yMarketingMatters

Changes to News Feed Ranking: Facebook announced another   change to the algorithm  that determines what people see in the news feed.  Remember: the news feed algorithm regulates whether your fans see the content you post on your business page. One way to get your content higher-up in News Feed is to show people stories about things that are trending as soon as they occur.

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An Insider Look at Reach and Frequency Ad Buying on Facebook

Ignite Social Media

While the tool was developed for large brand advertisers, it can be used by any advertiser with access to Power Editor or the API looking to drive efficient reach within their target audience. The tool allows advertisers to serve ads in the News Feeds on desktop, mobile and Instagram. Me, too. It’s time to pay to play. Facebook’s ad revenue is increasing at a staggering rate from $5.29

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Monday’s 5 Social Media Must-Reads

Firebelly

Boyd Among the tools Facebook is releasing today in conjunction with New York’s annual Advertising Week are a new dashboard to measure the reach of individual Page posts, an API to allow third-party agencies build their own tools on top of this new Facebook data, and a new ad unit that allows companies to create ads out of their Page posts. Writing Effective Facebook Posts. By E.B.

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The Sprout Data Pipeline: NSQ and Beyond

Sprout Social

Because this system feeds data to all of our core Sprout services, any centralized technology puts the entire platform at risk. ” The NSQ HTTP API allows us observe, alert and collect statistics on all producers and consumers in the topology. NSQ ships with key operational tooling out of the box, such as the nsqadmin web control panel, a built-in HTTP API for monitoring each nsqd instance, and other useful utilities such as nsq_tail and nsq_to_file. Most topics feed direct customer features, but many topics feed offline analytics processes for our data science team.

New Twitter Update Coming: How Marketers Will Soon Be Able to Maximize All 140 Characters

Buffer Social

Without the initial period, only people who follow both you and the person you’re tweeting at will be able to see the message in their feed. Twitter co-founder and chief executive Jack Dorsey  told the BBC  that “It doesn’t make sense to anyone. People have had to work around it. That just looks ugly, and it’s confusing.” just setting up my twttr. Goodbye to.@replies.

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