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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.,

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.

Facebook testing new tools for business and personal use

The Way of the Web

On Monday, they announced that selected news individuals can now integrate real-time information by using either a Public Feed or Keyword Insights API. Blog Marketing Social Media Marketing api facebook keyword insights api professional skills public feed api Facebook continues to quietly launch and test new services for both businesses and individuals.

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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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API Widget Economy: Social Media Business Podcast

Laurel Papworth

Episode 3 focusses on monetizing APIs and looking at revenue streams from widgets. API Widget Economy: Social Media Business Ep.003 from Laurel Papworth on Vimeo. Ebay API. eBay offers solution.ebay.com – APIs and widgets that emplower people to do distributed sales and monetize goods and services. Amazon API. Etsy API. CHART: 2008 Amazon traffic.

6 Ways to Filter Your RSS Feeds - ReadWriteWeb

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Ways to Filter Your RSS Feeds. Information overload is a real problem for many web users, and one way to cope with it is to filter your RSS feeds so you only see what you want to see. There are many ways to filter news feeds from your favorite sources, including passively by relying on meme trackers like Techmeme or social news services such as Google Readers shared items. Feed Rinse is a best of class RSS filtering application. Feed Sifter is an almost painfully simple RSS filter that filters in by keyword. Products , RSS & Feed Management. Last100.

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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.

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).

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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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).

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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.

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

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.

Is Facebook’s Social Graph Beacon 2.0?

Socialized

The most far reaching announcement is the introduction of what is called the Social Graph API, a convention that allows developers (anyone with a Web site or a blog) to easily embed “Like” buttons and other functions on their sites, allowing users to “bring” their Faceboook identities wherever they go on the Web, outside of Facebook’s walled garden. Social plugins like the Like button and the activity feed enable you to offer social experiences with just a line of HTML. Tags: Social Media beacon F8 Facebook Like Button Social Graph API Beacon

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!

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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.

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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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.)

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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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?

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.

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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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).

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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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?

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.

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?

What If Twitter Did Buy TweetDeck?

Waxing UnLyrical

Writing for PC Mag , Lance Ulanoff was less than happy about this : “Twitter’s grown tired of all the third-party tools built on its API back; not because there’s anything inherently wrong with these tools, but because Twitter’s long-term strategy requires as many eyeballs as possible on its own home-grown Twitter services and tools. Rumors ran rampant. The answer?

[Interview] How Truffle Social Is Nailing Direct Message Campaigns On Twitter

Audiense

When Twitter’s new API changes occurred a couple of years ago – they were reducing the capability to follow people in bulk, and that became an issue for us. And this way, by the time they see the message, we would have added more content to the home feed and they don’t feel like we’ve spammed. Audiense: What are your main challenges in being a social media agency?

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.

How to be Twitterific – 39 Expert Twitter Guides and Tips

Webbiquity SMM

Clogging up feeds has no reason or rhyme. Lauren Kaye shares a handful of helpful Twitter engagement tips in this short but smart post, among them engaging like eBay (“As the company with the highest engagement score, eBay’s Twitter feed should be the glowing example for social strategies. How to Schedule Photo Tweets That Expand in the Twitter Feed by Search Engine Watch.

What Twitter could learn from Facebook Deals

Direct Marketing Observations

The deals may show up on a users’ news feed, or in ads on the dashboard on the left. Remember when Facebook changed it’s wall into a virtual Twitter feed of your Friend’s activities?  Why Dialed down the API from third party developers, changed their UI and have added features that Facebook has. There are other similarities but the fact is they are different.

Who will win the video app wars?

Janet Fouts

And shortly after we learned about Twitter cutting off access to their API, it became clear why. Most of us do no live in a reality TV show and broadcasting a live feed in social channels would run contrary to the unbelievably fantastic lives we all allegedly live through still photos published to Facebook. I’ve been writing this post for weeks. Who will win the video app wars?

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How to Contact Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Other Social Networks

Kikolani

Report an Issue with Home Page or News Feed. API, Apps and mobile. API Policy support. If you are subscribed through a RSS reader like Feedly - my Google Reader alternative of choice - please click here to subscribe to the new feed link. If so, then you’re in the right place. How to Contact Facebook Support. The reason? They have over 150 contact forms!

Facebook Updates: Dynamic Ads and Website Custom Audience Enhancements

Jon Loomer

One limitation to Dynamic Ads in the past was that placement was limited to Facebook (Mobile News Feed, Desktop News Feed and Right Column) and Audience Network. Frequency and Device rules will be available within Power Editor and the Ads Manager, but all other rules will need to be accessed via the API. Here are the details… Click To Tweet. Dynamic Ads for Instagram.

17 Digital Marketing Experts Share Their Top Tips, Tricks, and Tools

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

It’s very important for bloggers to have the ability to share their content, photos and rich media without it all being “locked up&# behind proprietary APIs. Since it’s like Google Alerts for social media, you can set up feeds for keywords or get email alerts so you don’t have to constantly visit the site. Here’s what they told me: Shannon Paul. Traackr.

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