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Blizzard Entertainment Facebook Live API Integration Goes Live

SocialTimes Facebook

The social network and the game developer announced in June  that Blizzard would integrate Facebook Login  and the Facebook Live application-programming interface  into its games, with the Facebook Live API allowing Blizzard’s players to stream gameplay directly to their Facebook Timelines. Facebook Gaming Américas APIs Application-Programming Interfaces Australia blizzard entertainment Developers Facebook Live Facebook Live API Facebook login Live Videos Livestreaming Mac New Zealand PC southeast asia VideosMac support for Blizzard Streaming is coming soon.

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Facebook Graph API v2.8: Updates to Instant Articles, Offers and More

SocialTimes Facebook

Facebook announced the release of Graph API  v2.8, The social network said in a blog post  that Graph API v2.8 will allow publishers to separate Instant Articles placement from Facebook Audience Network  and enable or disable ad display. Product manager Alyssa Levitz  detailed some of the other updates included in Graph API v2.8 in the blog post: We’re adding two new common Open Graph action types  for games and books: games.plays and books.rates. Starting today, these are available to developers in all API versions. API upgrade tool.

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Twitter: Gnip’s Audience API Now Generally Available

SocialTimes Twitter

Twitter has been beta-testing Gnip’s Audience API  since last October, and the social network announced Tuesday that the application-programming interface is now available to all advertisers. Seamlessly integrate alongside existing Gnip APIs. At Twitter, everything we do is oriented around our users, and the Audience API is no different. Protect user privacy.

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Facebook Adds Continuous Facebook Live Video API

SocialTimes Facebook

Josh Constine  of TechCrunch  reported on the new API, saying that previously, Facebook Live videos were limited to 90 minutes in order to save storage space, which is not an issue with the new continuous videos, since they will not be stored. Product management director Fidji Simo  told Constine: We’ve already seen some interesting use cases–for example, it was used by  to power nature cameras—and we’re looking forward to seeing what Live API  developers come up with in the future. We expect developers and publishers to get creative with this new capability.

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Social Influence and the Impact of Klout API

Laurel Papworth

Klout is the social media measurement tool that measures influence – how many followers, how much interaction and the style of interaction that a person has in their personal or business social network. As Klout takes over the world, it’s interesting to see their API (the button that updates all over the internet) showing up. The power of Web 3.0 Bargain!

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What a Social API Does (And How It Makes Your Life Easier)

Simply Measured

Awesome Things That a Social API Enables Download. Telling someone I work with APIs complicates the “What do you do?” APIs are critical to making your job possible, but making sense of them, especially when it comes to social, is never easy. Many access lack access to structured social data, making simple visualizations, like this one in Tableau, challenging.

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As Twitter Locks Out Developers, a New Site Welcomes Them

Spin Sucks

It was the first social network I used to really engage and connect with people and it’ll always be my first love. Without the social network, I would have never met some of these people and the idea makes me very sad. I’ve always contended Twitter wouldn’t last forever. Earlier this year, they closed their API. As they should. IFTTT. So What?

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How Instagram Restored My Faith in Social Networking

Geoff Livingston

If you have not played with runaway hit mobile social network Instagram , you should. Yes, it’s become known as a utility for iPhone users to send pictures to Facebook and Twitter, but make no bones about it, Instagram is its own social network, and a very enjoyable one, too. Gone from the mix is the usual social media punditry and sword fighting.

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Facebook’s New Ad Products for Brick-and-Mortar Retailers

SocialTimes Facebook

And the Facebook offline conversions API gives retailers insights into the impact of their Facebook marketing campaigns on in-store transactions, call-center transactions and more. Advertisers can use the offline conversions API to: See real-time results as transactions occur in-store and over the phone. The store locator shows a map of all the locations a business has nearby.

Facebook Announces Several Measurement Products, Integrations

SocialTimes Facebook

The social network announced the following new products or integrations: Nielsen Catalina Solutions: Nielsen Catalina Solutions will provide consumer-packaged-goods advertisers with ways to understand the impact of Facebook and Instagram on in-store sales. Oracle Data Cloud Partner Lift API: Oracle Data Cloud  became the first partner to integrate with the lift application-programming interface  Facebook introduced in March , and this integration will give CPG marketers more accurate measurements of every campaign. Marketers: What do you think?

Facebook Beefs Up Analytics for Apps

SocialTimes Facebook

The social network introduced Analytics for Apps at its F8  global developers’ conference in March 2015. The app events export API  allows you to debug events and analyze your analytics data offline, allowing you access up to the last 30 days’ worth of your events. With more than 1.5 Push Notifications in Facebook Analytics for Apps.

Twitter Introduces Emoji Targeting

SocialTimes Twitter

Twitter ads application-programming interface product manager Neil Shah announced in a blog post  that emoji keyword targeting is now available to advertisers on the social network. Advertising/Marketing Twitter 4C Ad Targeting AdParlor Ads API Ads Application-Programming Interface Amobee Brand Intelligence APIs Application-Programming Interfaces Emoji Emoji Targeting HYFN Neil Shah Perion SocialCode Targeted Ads Twitter Official PartnersEmojis  are everywhere, and brands advertising on Twitter can now use them to target their campaigns.

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. Advertisers can now share their Canvases with stakeholders to simplify the review process. That’s why we’re launching the Creative Hub.

Social Advertising: Focus on Power, Not Parity

SocialTimes Facebook

Since Facebook was founded more than 12 years ago, there have been several inflection points that changed social networking and social marketing forever. The second inflection point came when Facebook expanded API access to its ads marketplace, at first via a limited beta in 2009, and later formalized into the ads API program in August 2011. Over time, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and Pinterest rolled out new marketing API programs themselves, adding dozens of additional companies to their partner programs. Image courtesy of Ingvar Bjork/ Shutterstock.

Integrate Social Networks with your Corporate Website with ‘Social Sign On’

The Techcrunch acquisition dispels those myths 2 days ago « People on the Move in the Social Business Industry: Sept 21, 2010 Upcoming Research Teaser: What do Employers Want in a Corporate Social Media Strategist? Managing these multiple login systems from all these social networks is cumbersome due to changing APIs, protocols. Or do I interpret this wrong?

API Widget Economy: Social Media Business Podcast

Laurel Papworth

Episode 3 focusses on monetizing APIs and looking at revenue streams from widgets. Web 3.0 is “little bits everywhere&# – don’t force customers to come to your site, let them do purchase your products on their site, where they are, and let their social network be informed. An overview of social media monetization revenues. Ebay API. Amazon API.

10 Questions You Should Ask Your Social Media “Expert”, “Guru” or “Wizard”

SocMed Sean

Finding a social media professional to help you with your online activities can sometimes be a tough process. Hopefully, these 1o questions can help you in the process of finding someone who really understands your business and can help formulate and execute a plan to engage with your community online. 1) How long have you been engaged in social networking and/or social media channels?

Since-Fixed Bug Affected Facebook Page Insights From Oct. 4-14

SocialTimes Facebook

The social network announced in a Facebook for Business post  that a bug affected Page Insights  during that time period, and that bug has since been corrected: We wanted to let page owners know of a bug that affected all pages from Oct. This also affected all post engagement-related metrics in the Pages Insights APIs (application-programming interfaces). Advertising/Marketing Facebook APIs Application-Programming Interfaces Bugs Comments Facebook for Business page administrators Page Insights Page Insights APIs Pages Reactions Shares

More New Features for Facebook’s Analytics for Apps

SocialTimes Facebook

The social network introduced Analytics for Apps at F8 in March 2015 , and updates have included the addition of custom audiences and lookalike audiences  last October and a long list of new features  earlier this month: people insights, push notifications, in-application notifications, sharing insights, breakdowns, improved event trends and an app events export application-programming interface. Facebook released more new features for its Analytics for Apps : support for web analytics, improved cross-device analytics, user properties and updated sharing insights.

Facebook Updates Messenger Platform Policies, Speeds Up Review Policy

SocialTimes Facebook

Product manager Seth Rosenberg announced in a blog post  that the main updates are a 24-hour window for businesses and developers using the Send/Receive API (application-programming interface) to respond to users’ messages, as well as a test of subscription messaging for specific use cases. There is also an allowance to send one message after the 24-hour window.

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

SocMed Sean

Most of you probably know that Google+ has been around for a couple of years now and is Google’s attempt to overcome the hideous social media experiments of Google Wave and Google Buzz. While all that sounds like the nirvana of social media networks… Google+ has had a slow start , mostly because of it’s inability to draw average users away from Facebook and Twitter.

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Grounded: Twitter Scraps Flight Developers Conference In Favor of Local Events

SocialTimes Twitter

Flight had taken place in October the past two years, but Twitter director of communications Will Stickney confirmed to Kurt Wagner  of Recode  that the social network shifted its focus to smaller, local events for developers. Given the diversity of things developers are building with Twitter (from MoPub , to the Ads API  [application-programming interface], to Gnip , Fabric  and more), having more local events will enable us to engage with our community in a much more personal way. Readers: Why do you think Twitter pulled the plug on its Flight event?

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

SocMed Sean

Recently, Twitter has been behaving pretty anti-socially with their data. 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. Needless to say, a lot of people are pretty miffed about this behavior from one of the big social media companies. Okay…here are the details.

Advisory: Google+ Begins Booting Brands

Geoff Livingston

Both of us have been intentionally conservative about marketing on the new network due to a statement from Google+ specifically asking businesses and brands to wait until it formalized its business offering. This offering is rumored to include an open API for applications and data usage. This kind of new social network launch is unprecedented. Image by Sean MacEntee.

Big Ad News at the Big 3 Social Networks | Social You Should Know

Ignite Social Media

Facebook, Twitter and Instagram all made moves last week in the ad space that social media marketers will want to be up to speed on, in this week’s Social You Should Know. CPG companies will benefit from being able to partner with Nielsen Catalina and they’ll have access to Oracle’s Lift API. Facebook Announces New Data Analysis Options for Advertisers.

Facebook Exchange Shutting Down

SocialTimes Facebook

Farewell, Facebook Exchange: The social network’s real-time ad-bidding platform is being phased out in favor of Facebook Audience Network  and other products. Facebook Exchange, or FBX, launched in September 2012 , but the social network has been steering clients and ad technology partners to other products, including Facebook Audience Network, and vice president of monetization product marketing Matthew Idema  told Marty Swant of SocialTimes parent Adweek  that the goal is to wrap up those migrations by Nov. 1.

It’s Official: Twitter Files For IPO.

Myrland Marketing

One of the worst-kept secrets in Social Media is coming true. Well, I don’t know, but let’s take a look at what we have to compare it to in this relatively new, wild, crazy world we call Social Media. LinkedIn is very safe, has a maturity about it, and has put its stake in the ground as THE business social networking site. IT’S OFFICIAL! TWITTER.

Twitter Eases Voter-Registration Process for Users

SocialTimes Twitter

The social network announced in a blog post  that users who send direct messages to its Twitter Government @Gov  account will receive automated DM responses with their state’s voter-registration deadlines and personalized links to register. Twitter added that the @Gov account will begin answering additional questions from voters, such as polling place locations and ballot information, thanks to the social network’s partnership with the Voting Information Project  from Pew Research Center  and the Google Civic Information API (application-programming interface).

Best LinkedIn Guides, Tips and Tactics of 2011

Webbiquity SMM

While B2C marketers focus on Facebook, LinkedIn is consistently cited as the top social network for B2B marketing. And while LinkedIn’s features remain focused primarily on activity at the individual professional level, the network has added several features for enterprises over the past year, including most recently the Follow Company button for business websites.

New Flickr Brings Questions about the Visual Media Era

Geoff Livingston

New Flickr Interface image via Geeky Gadgets Flickr will unveil its much-needed new interface today, revamping one of the oldest and still prescient social networks. This significant change comes to a network that features more than 3.5 million photos uploaded everyday, and one of the most popular APIs on the Internet. Mobile Photography Reality Social Media Andrew Keen Flickr infographics Instagram jess3 media mobile Pinterest portable social network Tumblr Visual YouTubeFlickr’s new interface seeks [.].

LinkedIn is the Login of Choice for B2B sites [infographic]


Tweet The social networking platform LinkedIn has become the login of choice on business-to-business websites. Since its last round-up of social logins in July 2010, the login of choice for B2B sites has grown rapidly. According to ReadWriteWeb , the numbers were assessed by Gigya , which is a provider of tools for social sharing and third-party logins.

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A Complete Guide to Twitter’s Q2 2016 Earnings Call

SocialTimes Twitter

The social network posted revenue of $602 million, up 20 percent compared with the second quarter of 2015, with ad revenue of $535 million up 18 percent year-over-year. And also social commentary–anyone can comment about what’s happening now and share their thoughts, and sometimes those go into conversations. We are the place for news and social commentary.

Why Marketers Should Use Native Interfaces

Geoff Livingston

The proliferation of Tweetdeck, Hootsuite, and other third party API-based clients to update social networks within the marketing space is substantial. Recently, head of Facebook’s Nonprofit effort Charles Porch confirmed with me that for maximum impact communicators should absolutely update within the social network. Image by Literally.

Romi Mahajan leaves Microsoft to Join Metavana as CMO

Buzz Marketing for Technology

My new role as CMO of Metavana, a soon to be launched social-sentiment engine, has all the elements of my dream job – People, Impact, Autonomy and direct correlation to both the Consumer and Enterprise spaces. but I’m not sure I’ve ever heard of anyone applying Chaos Theory to social sentiment analysis! CMO Romi Mahajan Social SentimentIs Sentiment Making Brands Stupid?

Everything You Need to Know About Google+

Social Media Marketing

Yesterday, it was announced that Google+ had finally been released as a public beta, meaning that you no longer require an invitation to join the network. Not Just a Social Network but Glue When Facebook was created, it began as a private network only available to individuals email addresses. Google+ Google social networksThat has been amended.

22 Twitter revenue streams – monetizing tweets

Laurel Papworth

Whenever I present or give classes on monetizing social networks and online communities people usually have two questions. Social Media Monetization Models on Flickr [link]. Social media Donations it works for Wikipedia. SMS other social networks are built on SMS revenues such as SMSFun. Different types of Social Networks (3). 20 million?

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Advertisers Embrace Facebook, Other Social Networks


pamorama marketing, life, social media Home About Bookshelf Links Contact Advertisers Embrace Facebook, Other Social Networks by Pam Dyer on December 28, 2009 Share Social ad spending will become a higher priority in 2010, with the combination of mobile and social advertising generating more opportunities for advertisers to reach their target markets for branding and engagement. eMarketer forecasts that 2009 ad spending on social networks will surpass $1.2 So social network advertising is set to intersect with other kinds of advertising.

5 Reasons Pinterest is Addicting and 4 Weaknesses That May Kill it

Convince & Convert

after her Super Bowl middle finger salute, the growth of Pinterest is positively ferocious. A 329 percent increase in unique visitors in 90 days is the kind of rocket ship acceleration that is usually far more myth than reality, even in social media start-up circles. Suitors are plentiful, as Pinterest makes tremendous strategic sense for many social behemoths, but for different reasons.

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Is Google becoming evil?

The Way of the Web

‘Anti-social Google Reader’ There’s been a pretty big uproar regarding the redesign and loss of features which has been rolled out to Google Reader, despite the paltry week’s notice given to users. Individuals can no longer have a basic sharing and following network within Google Reader. That’s entirely lost now.

Paywall for and Online Community Social Media

Laurel Papworth

No journalists, except a journalists that now work in social media and a few bloggers now paid to bring their audiences and expert knowledge to journalism (blogournalists?) Note: apparently after Mumbrella and Ross Dawson reported on the final point (social media distribution sites getting some perks) this was backtracked by, at least temporarily. Their own staff? Fairfax?