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Linkedin Replaces Applications With Features

Janet Fouts

Long time power users of Linkedin have been using Linkedin Applications to enhance their profiles with deeper information and sharing opportunities. Now some of those applications are being replaced and the site is slowly moving accounts to the new system. You’ll still be able to add content through their new rich media feature. Perhaps drag and drop will be added soon.

Facebook Debuts Several Ad Products, New Features at Cannes Lions

SocialTimes Facebook

Facebook used the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity  in France this week to take the wraps off several new advertising-related products and features. 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.

Best iOS6 Features for Business Users


It has loads of impressive features which are best suited for business professionals. Productivity, application management, communication management, security, speed, ease of access, navigation etc. are few features which can help this operating system to get nominated for “Best OS for business” this year. There is a saviour for you, VIP Mail feature. The Passbook  .

Facebook Adds Slideshow Feature to iOS App

SocialTimes Facebook

Facebook Monday introduced a feature for users of its flagship iOS application , Slideshow, not to be confused with the ad unit of the same name  that debuted last October. The social network said in an email to SocialTimes that the Slideshow feature originated in its stand-alone Moments  app, and testing in the main Facebook app has been ongoing since December.

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Feature Friday: Musing about Mobile Networking

Ari Herzog

Tweet Share The following is a feature article by Rob the Web Guy. Without having to know anything about graphic design, HTML, or FBML; and without paying for third-party applications, you too can have pertinent information on your Facebook page! Any better suggestions? -- Ari Herzog thanks you for reading Feature Friday: Musing about Mobile Networking on his blog. Really?

Facebook Debuts Featured Events on iOS App in 10 U.S. Cities

SocialTimes Facebook

gained access to a new Featured Events feature Monday. Josh Constine  of TechCrunch  reported on the launch of the feature, saying that the events  are curated by Facebook employees, and categories include art, entertainment, family, festival, fitness, food and drink, learning, community, music and sports. As for why the social network is not planning a stand-alone events application, Koolwal told Constine: The cost to installing an app is high. If we can build a lot of discovery features into Facebook and get people to use them, that’s a huge win.

What'sApp Brings In ‘Starred Messages’ Feature And Has Prolonged Free Subscription Period - Social Media

Social Media Network Marketing

Why is this taking place? 1: What'sApp introduces ‘Stared Messages’ Feature that lets you bookmark important messages. What'sApp will probably have to work on its other features as well. 2: Currently it has prolonged the Free Subscription Period. Here is a short Preview on this latest Application which has got people joining it: ​ WowApp is free and shares over 70% of its own revenue/margin with you. Private Mode: get the best privacy feature where messages are deleted automatically when you end the chat ​ Want to take a quick look? Great move. The choice is yours!

Why the Facebook Feature Frenzy Will Fail

Geoff Livingston

Last week Mark Zuckerberg revealed video chat (see above video), the first of many new features in what will be called, “ Launching Season 2011.&# Yet, this announcement (conveniently timed one week after Google+ launched) only seems to add to the problems that Facebook has. Geekery Mobile android facebook Facebook Application google iPhone mobile Social Media twitter

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. According to Shah, advertisers can now target Twitter users who recently tweeted or engaged with tweets that featured emojis, with the help of six Twitter Official Partners : 4C , AdParlor , Amobee Brand Intelligence , HYFN , Perion  and SocialCode. Shah wrote: This new feature uses emoji activity as a signal of a person’s mood or mindset—unlocking unique opportunities for marketers.

Feature Friday: Is Social Networking Making Us Less Social?

Ari Herzog

The following is a feature article by Christopher Roberts. You can have your diary sitting right next to your social media application right there on screen, so you can easily contact friends and family and arrange to meet up. Do you feel as close (not physical distance, but that feeling that comes from inside) to your friends as you did when there was no social media? -- Ari Herzog thanks you for reading Feature Friday: Is Social Networking Making Us Less Social? Related posts: Feature Friday: How to Successfully Network Online. Features networkingGreat!

Social Advertising: Focus on Power, Not Parity

SocialTimes Facebook

Giving application-programming-interface access to application developers helped accelerate Facebook’s growth from 20 million users to more than 1 billion daily users  less than 10 years later. These companies, generally referred to as “buying tools,” focus myopically on the tactical features that help brands create social ads. It takes at least two months, and usually more, for a third-party buying tool to reach parity with native features, so marketers have to use native tools until their vendors reach parity. Another highly manual process using Excel exports.

Social Media App: Virtual Contact Twitter Application

Bill Hartzer

BlackBerry App World ™ gave Virtual Contact a top rating of 4.5/5 stars and thousands have since become satisfied users of our application. ” – “Very nice twitter client with good features and multi-account support.” I recently sat down with the folks at eMarketing group, the makers of the Virtual Contact Twitter app. – Shorten your URLs.

Twitter Adds Periscope Button to iOS, Android Apps

SocialTimes Twitter

Twitter reminded its users that Facebook Live  is far from the only live-video streaming option, adding a Periscope  button to its iOS and Android applications. Twitter announced the new feature in a tweet (embedded below): Ready to go live? Twitter Web Video Android Applications apps Facebook Live iOS Live Streaming Live Videos Mashable Periscope Photos Videos

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

SocialTimes Facebook

Facebook Tuesday introduced three advertising products aimed at retailers with brick-and-mortar stores: store locator, store visits and the offline conversions application-programming interface. Store visits gives retailers information on the number of people who viewed local awareness ads  on Facebook and then actually visited those stores. Optimize future campaigns.

Facebook Applications Adding Embarrassing Content to Your Profile


When I first started out on Facebook, I got really into some of the many fun applications, adding various ones to the Boxes tab of my profile. Needless to say, within minutes, I removed that application (along with another similar one) from my Boxes tab. 2010 Social Media Wishlist – New Features for Facebook, StumbleUpon, & Twitter. Share. Related Posts.

Facebook Live Getting Two-Person Remote Broadcasts, Pre-Scheduled Streams, MSQRD Masks/Effects

SocialTimes Facebook

Facebook used VidCon  in Anaheim, Calif., to announce three upcoming updates to its Facebook Live  live-video-streaming feature. Facebook will add the ability for Facebook Live users to add a second participant in a different location to their streams, Tepper reported, adding that verified pages  will get the first crack at this new feature later this summer, with other users to follow. Finally, MSQRD users will be able to go directly to Facebook live via the MSQRD application, allowing them to sample masks and effects from MSQRD during their live streams.

Facebook Announces New, Improved Share and Save Options, Social Plugins

SocialTimes Facebook

Sharing is caring, and Facebook Tuesday introduced several improved ways for developers of applications and websites to enable their users to share (and save) to the social network. Today, more than 300 million people use the save on Facebook  feature every month. The new Chrome buttons are available to developers via the Chrome Web Store.

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Facebook Audience Network Block List Added to Business Manager

SocialTimes Facebook

Brands and agencies using Facebook’s Business Manager  now have the option of blocking their ads from running on specific applications or websites. Advertisers: What do you think of the new block list feature? Featured image courtesy of Shutterstock. You can select a block list when you choose the Audience Network placement during campaign creation.

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Tweet Spinner Review: A Powerful Application to Manage Your Tweets

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Tweet Spinner is a powerful application that manages the more high level management Twitter tasks for you, from managing followers/friends to changing your profile design and then some. Tweet Spinner Feature Set Tweet Spinner features four main features. Sadly, this feature has become necessary, and TweetSpinner helps you maintain anti-spam rules to weed out the junk.

Videos Can Now Be Added to Facebook Comments

SocialTimes Facebook

Software engineer Bob Baldwin  announced in a note  that the social network released the new feature worldwide Thursday. Baldwin described how the feature was created during Facebook’s 50th Hackathon: At the hackathon, we coded as quickly as we could all day, and by the evening, we could feel the pieces starting to come together. Readers: What are your thoughts on this new feature?

Spotify Track Previews Can Be Added to Twitter Audio Cards

SocialTimes Twitter

And Spotify said in a statement, as reported by TechCrunch : As part of today’s launch, Spotify tracks can now be featured within Twitter Moments , providing another great way to discover new music. Twitter #SummertimeSoundtrack Applications apps Audio Cards Moments music soundcloud Spotify Techcrunch timelineTwitter announced  that 30-second previews of tracks from Spotify  can now be added to users’ timelines  and Moments. The integration with Spotify follows a similar move in April to support audio content from SoundCloud  in Twitter’s audio cards.

What Twitter’s Rate Limit Changes Mean to You

Janet Fouts

When an application like Hootsuite, Tweetdeck or a mobile Twitter app like Tweetbot checks your account on Twitter, it’s what is called an “API Call” This does NOT include the number of messages you send through these tools, only the number of times the tool hits the Twitter server to check for more. Twitter strategy Twitter Twitter applicationsSo who cares?

10 Features I Want to See in TweetDeck


Twitip Getting more out of twitter Follow 102,289 followers Subscribe 20,083 subscribers starters guide getting followers tools tips business people news add a tip Neal Wiser @nealwiser 10 Features I Want to See in TweetDeck 37 I have a love/hate relationship with TweetDeck. Dragging Columns Solution: Dragging and Dropping has been a user feature in applications for years.

Facebook Reader a welcome feature

Sherrilynne Starkie

Today, we are hearing reports that Facebook is going to launch a reader application, and my first thought was, I hope this won’t change Facebook’s current update feeds. Facebook Featured Headline Social Media Facebook Reader Google Reader News aggregator Google will soon shelve Reader and this has created a lot of panicky online noise from ardent fans.  However, I am largely unconcerned. Image via CrunchBase. Earlier this month, rumours about Facebook’s possible Google Reader replacement erupted when mentions of RSS feeds appeared in Facebook’s code. Do you use Google Reader?

Blizzard Will Allow Users to Stream Its Games Via Facebook Live

SocialTimes Facebook

Once this feature becomes available, players will be able to live-stream their gameplay sessions to Facebook, and their friends will be able to subscribe and receive notifications when new streams are available. In a statement, Gio Hunt , executive vice president of corporate operations at Blizzard, commented: Blizzard games are best when played with friends, so it’s important to us to provide our players with features and services that make it easy and fun to share their experiences with each other. Blizzard will add Facebook Login to its PC games later this month.

15 Blogger Resources Not Previously Featured on ProBlogger


Here, we’ve listed 15 blog tools and resources you may not have heard of (none have been featured in ProBlogger articles prior to now—we checked!). Also note: Timely is free, but the pro account features also include letting you post to Facebook. 7. As a developer’s tool for monitoring and debugging websites and applications. Hello Bar. What is it? Three reasons to bookmark it.

WordPress Feature Review: New Features You Missed in 2012, Part 1


The platform is constantly evolving beyond its blogging roots, with more great features being added every year. Today I’d like to walk you through the new features which were introduced in 2012, in WordPress 3.4 and 3.5. I’ll be focusing on the features that are most relevant to bloggers and explaining how they can help you. New features in WordPress 3.4.

Discovering New Applications for Data and Analysis

Net-Savvy Executive

Here's how it works: First, remember the basic building blocks of social media analysis : data, analytics, and application. Applications In a software business, this usually refers to the product, its features and their benefits. Here, though, think about the work that can be enabled through the application of data and analytics. It's comfortable. It's familiar.

Facebook Is Launching It’s Own App Center


Tweet Facebook has unveiled its own App Center just like Apple and Google – an application store for both Android and iOS devices that features native and web apps that connect with Facebook one way or another. Facebook is introducing a rating facility within the App Center and the highly rated apps will be featured on the front page of the App Center for promotion.

HOW TO: Grow your Facebook Page by 17% in 1 week!

Buzz Marketing for Technology

There are a few best practices that Dennis shared with me on this tab feature as well and that is … the size and color of the arrow matter! Applications FacebookNo this isn’t a scam or a trick to get you to buy one of my books (but please don’t let that stop you from doing so). Bingo that’s it! see photo below). Its simple, its elegant but most importantly its really effective.

NEW! Essentials of Online Community Management On-Demand Course


As a CAE Approved Provider educational program related to the CAE exam content outline, this program may be applied for 8 credits toward your CAE application or renewal professional development requirements. Applicants may use any program that meets eligibility requirements in the specific timeframe towards the exam application or renewal. EOCM video lessons are on-demand.

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Facebook Adds Continuous Facebook Live Video API

SocialTimes Facebook

Facebook introduced a continuous live video application-programming interface that will allow Facebook Live  videos to run as long as creators want, but there’s a catch: Those videos can’t be archived. The social network also added a “geo-gating” feature to its Live API platform, meaning that publishers can limit videos to specific locations and set expiration times, and Simo told Constine the geo-gating feature gives creators “the same control and customization options we offer for regular videos.”.

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Facebook Launches Instagram-Like Camera App!

Shift Digital

Why would Facebook purchase Instagram and then launch their own similar application?  I asked Justin Brackett and he thinks they did it to prop up their falling stock prices.  I’m thinking they might have purchased Instagram prior to launching the app so they have a full monopoly on all camera applications, and to use their technology. This will be a deal breaker feature for me.

How LinkedIn Endorsements Can Work for Your Small Business

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

And now new data indicates that LinkedIn is more popular than ever with small business professionals, making it a free and valuable resource for growing and promoting your business, particularly through the use of a new feature called Endorsements. And now the new Endorsements feature makes it easier for you to give recognition to your professional connections for their skills and expertise.

How to generate Twitter leads using automation


submit speaker application”. panelist application”. Cool Social Tools Featured ImplementationThis awesome post by Jarred Carrizales recently appeared here and is reposted with permission. ———— My favorite new method of getting links and mentions is PR, by far. Image credit: Photobucket. Enter Twitter. First, Twitter Queries. email me at”. urgharo”.

@SocialEmployee Featured in @AdAge by @HowardPyle #socbiz #IBM #IBMsocbiz

Blue Focus Marketing

Many companies mistakenly treat social business as if its concepts and applications only apply to customer-facing platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, or Pinterest. It seems like with each passing day, The Social Employee is turning up in new and exciting places. The article is a great read, and well worth checking out. Are you ready to join the @ SocialEmployee revolution?

Why I Just Deleted All My Pinboards From Pinterest – Hint…It’s Their Terms Of Use

SocMed Sean

“Pinterest Content” means all Content that Cold Brew Labs makes available through the Site, Application or Service, including any Content licensed from a third party, but excluding Member Content. “Member Content” means all Content that a Member posts, uploads, publishes, submits or transmits to be made available through the Site, Application or Services.

Will Facebook Always Be Free? Probably Not For Everyone!

SocMed Sean

Buried deep in the “ Special Provisions Applicable to Developers/Operators of Applications and Websites ” section of their Terms of Use, is a provision that says: 14. Facebook Featured Social Media facebook social media social networkingRecently, I’ve been spending a lot of time looking at the Terms of Use pages created by various social media platforms.

Pinterest Revises Their Terms Of Use…But Are The Changes Enough?

SocMed Sean

Subject to any applicable account settings you select, you grant us a non-exclusive, royalty-free, transferable, sublicensable, worldwide license to use, display, reproduce, re-pin, modify (e.g., re-format), re-arrange, and distribute your User Content on Pinterest for the purposes of operating and providing the Service(s) to you and to our other Users. Featured Pinterest Social Media Tech

An Introduction to Social Media For Strategic Communication


Slides 29-39: But if we think about one-to-one, one-to-some, one-to-many communication, Slides 40-48: We begin to see the hardware, software, and applications differently. Debunking the Hype Featured Social, In Theory There are three truths to social media. People are more important than platforms. Experiences are easier to remember than content. Check it out below.

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WordPress Feature Review: New Features You Missed in 2012, Part 2


Yesterday, we started our tour of new features added to WordPress in version 3.4. Today we continue the tour with a look at helpful new features available in version 3.5. New features added to WordPress 3.5. It comes with a cool new feature that lets you install plugins you marked as a favorite on directly from your dashboard. New feature: New color picker.

BrainDump: 101+ Things You MUST Know About Social Media For Business

SocMed Sean

24) If part of your mobile/social strategy is to build a Facebook application, just remember that Facebook apps can’t be accessed via the Facebook mobile app. This is important because a large percentage of Facebook users access it from their mobile device, rather than via the desktop application. Doing so, will get you some additional features and tools. content plan.

[Solved] Posting Photos To Instagram From Your Desktop

SocMed Sean

You see, Botio asks you for your Instagram username and password. I’m not comfortable passing that information through a site/application that I know nothing about so I chose not to try it. Featured Instagram Mobile Social Media Tech android instagram mobile social media social networking tablet tipsHow do I upload photos from my digital camera, desktop PC or Mac to Instagram?