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. That means the likes of Buzzfeed, CNN, NBC, BSkyB and Slate can now hook into a feed of public posts for a specific word, or the total number of posts that mention a specific term in a given time frame, which can also displays anonymous, aggregated results based on gender, age and location.

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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. Apart from the lack of drama, the other very important limitation that has hampered Google+ is the fact that the don’t offer an inbound API that allows popular social media tools like Hootsuite, Buffer and IFTTT to publish content to a Google+ profile or page.

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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. In these ads, marketers can share links to vibrant video, text, and photo content in the one place over a billion people check regularly—their News Feeds.

Social Media News Ticker: Pinterest Adds Place Pins, Vine Goes Global

The Realtime Report

LinkedIn creates product pages in bid for more content-marketing dollars – LinkedIn is testing “showcase pages” for a pilot group of brands, letting them create pages for specific products; marketers can promote the content on those pages as sponsored updates in users’ news feeds (AdAge).

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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. Do you have a burning question you want to ask the support team at a popular social network, but you gave up because you couldn’t find the actual contact form through the endless maze of self-serve support documentation?

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? I''ve tried seeing if Graph API might support this by turning https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/throughglass into https://graph.facebook.com/hashtag/throughglass but it returns an error.

Your Constantly Evolving, Constantly Changing Social Media Plan

Stay N' Alive

I learned this the hard way with my service, SocialToo , which, based wholely on the premise of a user''s social graph on Twitter alone, and the ability to auto-follow, was quickly overrun by changes in Twitter''s API policies which rendered my business model obsolete. Facebook is already making this evident in their changes in News Feed policy , suggesting they will begin punishing "memes" and "calls-to-action" in posts on Facebook Pages. When I was younger things were simpler.

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Twitter Changes the Social Data Ecosystem

Net-Savvy Executive

Twitter has bought other companies in the social media analysis space— BackType (2011), Bluefin Labs (2013), Trendrr (2013)—but Gnip is a bigger deal. Gnip''s sources include full feeds from Tumblr, Foursquare, WordPress, and more. It also manages API access for Facebook, Google, and others that probably see Twitter as a competitor. Today''s announcement that Twitter is buying Gnip raises big questions about the market for social media data.

5 Data-Backed Social Media Trends You Need to Know for 2019

Buffer Social

Hailley : One of the key parts of that trend is that we’re predicting that stories will become the primary way to share content on social media, overtaking the News Feed. The release of the WhatsApp business API in August 2018 will continue to be a total game-changer in the industry. With this new API, WhatsApp allows businesses to respond to customers for free within 24 hours. And it has been showing a general upward trend since 2013.

Who will win the video app wars?

Janet Fouts

Then there’s Hang w/ which launched in 2013. 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. Just before I get ready to publish it something changes!

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Who will win the video app wars?

Janet Fouts

Then there’s Hang w/ which launched in 2013. 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. Just before I get ready to publish it something changes!

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SMS Marketing: a Grossly Underrated Marketing Tactic

Kikolani

A cross-media study conducted in 2013 found the ROIs of TV, radio, online, newspapers, and magazine ads to be between 60% (for TV) and 130% (for magazines). Luckily, you don’t have to go out of your mind feeding all the numbers into your mobile phone, or bruise your thumbs pressing that send button a million times. It’s an all-in-one mobile marketing platform with some powerful APIs, using which developers can build mobile communication apps.

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Where to Find Twitter Trending Topics for your Online Marketing

Devumi

Get serious with Hashtags.org Hashtags.org uses Twitters own API to bring you all sorts of data about hashtags: A definition of the hashtag Related terms Related tweets Trending times for the hashtag Top users And more, depending on whether you’re using their free or paid version. Here’s an example #tbt tweet from yesterday that I saw all over my feeds…just for fun: #TBT On this day 9 years ago, Kobe Bryant scored 81 points, the second-most in a single game in NBA history.

How to be Twitterific – 39 Expert Twitter Guides and Tips

Webbiquity SMM

You can…do this using tools like HootSuite, Buffer, TweetDeck, or something else…The reason I schedule tweets with the same link is to make sure each post reaches multiple time zones and as much of our audience as possible, because some people might check their feed at 8am, others at 6pm, and we just want to make sure that each post has the chance to get in front of all of our followers’ eyeballs. Clogging up feeds has no reason or rhyme.