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YouTube rolls out a built in chat feature on mobile!

Janet Fouts

YouTube is rolling out a messenger like feature called Native Sharing' Share videos and chat with your friends without leaving the mobile app. Social Media in Action Video chat YouTube

Using YouTube for B2B

SocialFish

YouTube reigns over online video sharing. With the ability to transform a mere Canadian child – Justin Bieber – into a worldwide household name, YouTube carries sizable clout in the modern world. I’ll let you decide if this was a positive or negative thing in the case of Justin Bieber! YouTube will even help you to generate new leads. Think again. Research the Market.

YouTube Commands 50% of Time Spent On Mobile Entertainment Apps

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How much time are Americans spending on mobile apps, and which are the most popular? A new study from Flurry takes a look at how apps are dominating mobile, and Google and Facebook are commanding lots of our time. The average US consumer now spends 2 hours and 42 minutes per day on mobile; apps command a whopping 86% of that time, or 2 hours and 19 minutes per day.

How T-Mobile Changed The Wireless Industry For The Better

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How T-Mobile Changed The Wireless Industry For The Better By Jessica Oaks. Anyone who has switched contracts from AT&T or Verizon to T-Mobile knows that the wireless service provider does things its own way. Mobile proposed another way. Not only is T-Mobile benefiting, but the customer is too. Mobile’s latest promotion is Binge On. No two year contracts.

The Mobile Commerce Chicken And Egg Conundrum

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Beyond the riot police and YouTube filming of customer stampedes, fisticuffs and people behaving badly, these two days act as a key indicator as to how the holiday shopping season is going to roll out. For years, I've been on a "mobile-first" rant. In short: your mobile experience should be better than your desktop experience (think about Instagram , Snapchat , Tinder , Uber and beyond). It also means that your mobile experience should not be a less-than experience from your desktop. The argument against mobile-first. Mobile continues to grow in marketshare.

The Mobile Imperative

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There's a sad truth about mobile, but I don't want to hear it. Making things even more complex are the telco companies who are still charging confusing fee structures for mobile data. It's hard to convince a large brand to think about mobile when they just don't see the uptake and motion from the consumer. How long will mobile ubiquity take? mobile. mobile app.

YouTube Tuesday: Virgin Mobile Go Crazy Commercial

Firebelly

Creepy and funny at the same time, this Virgin Mobile commercial is our YouTube Tuesday pick of the week. Video URL: [link] ].

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You Can Be the Next YouTube Star

Spin Sucks

We talked about Facebook and mobile payments and the right time of day and week to update your social networks. But the portion of the podcast I found most enlightening was when we talked about fame from YouTube. It seemed like a good idea, but no one knew who it would benefit: YouTube or the “star.” Perhaps even one of you will become the next YouTube star.

Social Networking Stats: Facebook Is Top Mobile App, #RLTM Scoreboard

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YouTube. via  YouTube. Facebook Is Most Popular Mobile App [Survey]. Which app do you use most frequently on your mobile phone?  A new survey from research firm Consumer Intelligence Research Partners reveals that Facebook dominates mobile apps, and is currently used four times more frequently than runner-up Twitter. What are your top three mobile apps?

Pay Closer Attention To YouTube

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There are two strikingly new(ish) things happening on YouTube that could very well position it to be one of the most interesting developments in how television (and eve movie-like) content gets consumed and monetized. Prior to jumping into the two new(ish) developments that are worthy of your attention, it is still somewhat fascinating to note how few brands leverage YouTube to better understand their consumers. Simple multivariate testing is one way: posting different television ads on YouTube and seeing which one gets more views, ratings, shares and more. youtube.

Is The Content Right On Your YouTube Ad?

Small Business Mavericks

People just love to watch stuff, and as wireless services expand and mobile devices multiply they will be watching more stuff in the year to come. Helena Clark’s recent Search Engine Watch post has some practical tips for getting the content right on YouTube ads. “ There are two types of ads available to us on YouTube: . In-Display ads appear in YouTube search or in display and you are charged when the user clicks to watch it. That will give you the insight you need for getting the content right on your YouTube ad. Keep Them Interested.

Is Shazam the Future of Mobile Marketing

Convince & Convert

Are we about to finally crack the mobile marketing code? Here’s the challenge, and this has always been the challenge for mobile. For more on this and similar concepts, check out the excellent book “ The Mobile Commerce Revolution ” from Tim Hayden and Tom Webster. . Image via BigStockPhoto.com. Get all JayToday episodes at [link]. Fantastic, right? Fantastic.

3 Quick and Easy Short Video Tools for Mobile Animation

Socially Sorted

You can do it in many forms – the whole she-bang on YouTube, Facebook Live or short video on Instagram or Facebook. It’s so easy with the right tools, so let’s jump in and take a look at 3 of the short video tools you can use to do this: 3 Quick and Easy Short Video Tools for Mobile Animation. #1   Adobe Spark Post. Slide (your text slides in to the image). Hot Tip.

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How to Create a YouTube Channel to Make the Most of YouTube’s Billion-User Network

Buffer Social

YouTube, the Google-owned video network, boasts over a billion users — almost one-third of all people on the Internet — and every day people watch hundreds of millions of hours on YouTube and generate billions of views. On mobile alone, YouTube reaches more 18-34 and 18-49 year-olds than any cable network in the U.S. So why aren’t businesses investing in YouTube?

3 New Ways To Think About Amazon, YouTube And LinkedIn

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Amazon Adds Ability to Buy Goods From Within Mobile Apps. YouTube Is Where Shoppers Do Research. Back in 2008, the big news was that YouTube had become the second largest search engine in the world after its parent company, Google. This data point still surprises many people who see YouTube as a simple online video platform. Who would have thought that YouTube''s commercial value extends to become a heavy influencer in the purchase decision? mobile. mobile app. youtube. Are you experiencing any digital marketing fatigue? Forget Amazon.

Social Networking Stats: 21% Of Online Video Is Now Mobile, #RLTM Scoreboard

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YouTube. via  YouTube. Mobile Video Now Accounts For 21% Of All Online Video Plays. 21% of all online video-plays globally were completed through mobile devices  in the first quarter of the year, according to video technology company Ooyala. The massive growth in online video consumption via mobile devices has changed the paradigm in content availability. via  VK.

T-Mobile G2: My New Mobile Obsession

Ari Herzog

My new obsession is the T-Mobile G2. Here’s a picture I snapped of the two phones side by side : Launching last fall to many positive early reviews , the phone runs on the open source Android operating system and is pre-installed with every mobile application in Google’s arsenal. This works great for me, as I already live and breathe with GMail, Google Voice, Google Maps, and YouTube. I’ve since downloaded a handful of free apps — from Yelp to Bonsai Blast. It’s funny what 12 months does to a person. chuckle as I look back. So far so good.

Mobile Marketing Tips: 8 Steps to be Seen ANYWHERE

Devumi

The move to mobile marketing is taking off at crazy levels. With Google’s latest algorithm update, the over-hyped Mobilegeddon, taking the marketing world by storm lately, you’ve probably started thinking about mobile marketing strategies. The post Mobile Marketing Tips: 8 Steps to be Seen ANYWHERE appeared first on Devumi. This […].

Realtime Olympics: 60% of London 2012 Visits Came Via Mobile; Facebook Was 2nd Highest Traffic Source

The Realtime Report

A new compilation of stats from the 2012 Olympic Games reveals that 60% of visits to the official London 2012 Games website and apps came from mobile devices. And both the BBC and NBC also had strong Olympic mobile showings:  one-third of BBC web visits and one-tenth of video streams were from mobile, while 16% of NBC web users and 45% of NBC video requests came from mobile ( PaidContent ).

Why Single Purpose Apps Are the Future of Mobile Engagement

Convince & Convert

JayToday is available on Youtube , iTunes (as a video podcast), and at JayToday.tv. Read the whole entry. » Jay Today TV andrew davis apps brandscaping facebook Foursquare jay today linkedin Mobile mobile marketing Recently, I launched a brand-new video podcast called Jay Today. It’s a way for me to talk about what’s in my head RIGHT NOW.

Feature Friday: Musing about Mobile Networking

Ari Herzog

Here’s my problem: No one touched on the fact that most users access these social networks with their mobile devices! thought YouTube with their almost 26 million ‘Likes’ would be on top of this. Make sure your URL appears on the mobile platform and adjust if necessary. Don’t waste your time with a fancy background displaying your website, AIM, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, etc.

Why Mobile Moments Are Mandatory for Every Business

Convince & Convert

Tweetable Moments Start thinking about your customer’s mobile moment. jbernoff Tweet This Defining Mobile Moments Josh started as a researcher at Forrester 19 years ago. Recently, his research has focused increasingly on mobile use. Forrester has introduced the hashtag #MyMobileMoment for people to share the little victories they have using mobile technology every day.

The Year Of Mobile? Sounds Like The Month Of The Smartphone

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Mobile phones may even be going away - along with desktop computers and laptops - in favor of smartphones and tablets. One thing is for certain: the tide is beginning to shift dramatically and it won't be (too) long before mobile becomes the primary screen. People are comfortable watching their favorite TV shows, YouTube clips and movies on a 3.5 It wasn't too long ago that mobile carriers didn't care about data. According to the MediaPost article, " Cisco predicted today that mobile data use worldwide is poised to grow 21x by 2015." mobile.

Fine-Tuning Targeting with YouTube Cards and Facebook Ads: What’s New in Social Media

SocialFish

Here’s a look at what’s new in social media: YouTube Cards Help Direct Viewers to Relevant Content. YouTube is greeting marketers and video buffs with cards , a new way to direct viewers to relevant content while they’re streaming a video. According to YouTube , mobile devices account for 50% of video views on the site. Fundraising. Video. Playlist. Associated Website.

Mobile Install-App Ads, New Twitter Profile, Updates to Facebook’s News Feed Algorithum & More | Social Media Snapshot

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Categories: Blog , Facebook , Google , Social Media Marketing , Twitter Tags: Bing , Facebook , Google , Groups you admin section , install-app ads , linkedin , MoPub , new twitter profile , news feed algorithum , rich LinkedIn snippets , Twitter , youtube Catch up on the need-to-know changes and updates in social media that affect your business and brand…all in one place. Blog Facebook Google Social Media Marketing Twitter Bing Groups you admin section install-app ads linkedin MoPub new twitter profile news feed algorithum rich LinkedIn snippets youtube

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

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Check out this week’s summary of all the latest social media news, including changes and new features for Facebook, YouTube and Foursquare: Foursquare app splits in two, launches Swarm. YouTube. YouTube is reportedly buying video game live streaming site Twitch for $1 billion – YouTube is about to announce the acquisition of live-gaming site Twitch for $1 billion; in the last three years Twitch has become “immensely popular with video gamers and their fans” (GigaOM). Facebook. Foursquare. Any social media updates that we missed?

Mobile Necessary Now for Brand Relevancy

Geoff Livingston

If you are not preparing your organization for a mobile web , you will lose competitive positioning. Many brands have dabbled and experimented, but have put off mobile media as they struggled to swallow social media. Social media is now in its best practices phase, while mobile media via tablets and mobile phones has hit the tipping point. Not convinced yet?

When TV Becomes An Accessory To YouTube

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You''re in the minority (and yes, I say this with full acknowledgement that if you''re spending money on mobile data, this newly added features can be both draining and expensive. MediaPost ran three separate news items in the past few days that hint at the ever-evolving landscape of online video: Facebook Rivals YouTube, Tops 1 Billion Videos Per Day. From the article: "From May to July, Facebook said video views have surged 50%, with more than 65% of the total taking place on mobile. " YouTube Revenue To Hit $1.13 Mobile Video Audience Nears 115 Million.

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Social Media Comic: The Technophobe

SocMed Sean

You know…the one who never wanted to be on “the Interweb” or thinks that “the YouTube” is just about cats on skateboards? Funny how those same people who dismissed email and mobile phones are now seen carrying smartphones, tablets and sending pics of their vacation via GMail. Anyone else run into technophobes in their digital lives? Enjoy the comic!

How Facebook Live Will Impact the Near Future of Video Advertising

SocialTimes Facebook

It means YouTube  and Hulu  will be eating Facebook’s leftovers. As Facebook–which has most of its traffic on mobile–increases the adoption of its Facebook Live platform, we’ll see the landscape of video advertising change dramatically and quickly. YouTube, the incumbent, has a problem. Since YouTube’s launch in 2005, it had the video market covered.

Social Media News Ticker: Crowdfunding Coming To YouTube Soon

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Check out this week’s summary of all the latest social media news, including changes and new features for Facebook, Twitter and YouTube: Facebook. YouTube. Related Stories Social Media News Ticker: Facebook Launches Mobile Ad Network, Snapchat Adds Text Chat & Video Social Media News Ticker: Facebook Video Ads Expand Outside U.S. Twitter.

Social Networking Stats: Facebook Accounts for 17% of Mobile Ad Revenue in US, #RLTM Scoreboard

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YouTube. via  YouTube. Facebook Accounts For 17% Of Mobile Ad Revenue in U.S. We recently looked at  mobile ad spending in the UK ; in the US, spending on mobile ads is also increasing rapidly, approaching $9.6 In 2012 Facebook’s share of mobile ad revenues in the U.S. Back in 2010, mobile ad spending accounted for only 3% of digital budgets.

Monday Morning Reads: Mobile Apps; LoTR Revisited; Funky SEO

Dave Fleet

Lots of really interesting reads in the Monday morning reading hopper this week: a look at why dictatorships would be unwise to cut Internet access; several pieces on the latest in mobile applications; a new take on the Lord of the Rings and a couple of neat videos. Mashable: 10 Fascinating YouTube Facts That May Surprise You. Interesting YouTube facts. Enjoy. Enough said.

Google, Android, and the evolution of mobile

SocialFish

At the event where they shared information about the new program, they did some demos of Google Maps, Google Earth, and YouTube. They also did a demo of the mobile products they are developing, which inspired this post. The metaphor they used–your mobile phone now has eyes, ears, skin, a voice, and it knows your location. Featured MobileNot really.

Six Simple Steps to Optimize your Blog’s Video Content on YouTube

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YouTube is a widely-used search engine for videos its value shouldn’t be underestimated. There are millions of videos daily uploaded onto YouTube, so it is very important to optimize your videos at their top level to get more hits and even front page ranking. Six Simple Steps to Optimize your Blog’s Video Content on YouTube. Image va Flickr user jonsson.

Social Networking Stats: 8 in 10 U.K. Twitter Users Log In Via Mobile, #RLTM Scoreboard

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YouTube. via  YouTube. Twitter Users Log In Via Mobile. has the greatest percentage of respondents using mobile as the primary way to access Twitter. currently access the social platform via mobile device; 70% log on ‘primarily’ via mobile. Twitter users will access the platform via mobile. Facebook: 1.23 billion monthly active users.

Social Media News Ticker: Facebook Launches Mobile Ad Network, Snapchat Adds Text Chat & Video

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Check out this week’s summary of all the latest social media news, including changes and new features for Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Vine and Snapchat: Facebook. Facebook Audience Network mobile ad network launches At f8 – last week Facebook launched its new mobile ad network; as the program rolls out over the next few months, developers can sign up or talk to their ad rep about getting early access (TechCrunch). YouTube. Twitter. Snapchat. Any social media updates that we missed? Let us know in the comments below.

The YouTube Olympics: Viewers Tuned In To 231 Million Video Streams

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YouTube users across the U.S. and 64 countries in Africa and Asia watched a total of 231 million video streams of Olympics coverage; 72 million of these views came from the IOC’s Official Olympic Channel on YouTube. At peak, YouTube delivered video for more than half a million livestreams at the same time, according to the  YouTube blog. In the U.S., The U.S.

The Lego Model: How to Build Your Social Brand

SocialTimes Twitter

Lego has certainly accomplished this thanks to a groundbreaking online marketing campaign which hits its high notes on: YouTube : Its online video is bordering on being a private publishing house to rival any TV network. YouTube and online video marketing. Let’s start with Lego’s YouTube marketing, as it is just ridiculously well done. Would you like proof? Twitter content.

Social Networking Stats: Mobile Accounts for 43% of LinkedIn’s Traffic, #RLTM Scoreboard

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YouTube. via  YouTube. Mobile Accounts for 43% of LinkedIn’s Traffic . LinkedIn recently projected that mobile would account for half of the social networking platform’s traffic ; based on the company’s 1st quarter results, that could be a reality soon. How will continued growth in mobile traffic affect ad sales on the platform? Facebook: 1.23