With New API, Twitter Attempts to Kill Autofollow Apps

Stay N' Alive

Just this last week Twitter retired their long-lived 1.0 API for developers. This API was the first "versioned" release, a breath of fresh air in many ways for developers that were tired of API updates breaking their code. On June 11th, Twitter forced all devs to upgrade to their 1.1 API however, breaking many developers'' apps in the process ( mine included ). This, I''m sure, is freeing up all kinds of resources and money on Twitter''s servers.

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Two Tools to Manage Twitter Chats With Ease

Janet Fouts

If you participate in Twitter chats regularly you’re as sad as I am to hear that Twitter’s API changes made it difficult for some applications to work. As you can see from the screen shot, Smart Stream allows you to follow a hashtag in real-time, see who else is participating, Tweet with the tag already added, enter Twitter user names to feature them within the chat so anyone who is participating through SmartStream will see that user’s tweets highlighted.


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It’s Official: Twitter Files For IPO.

Myrland Marketing

Twitter has filed for IPO. It’s exciting to watch, and to read all of the buzz in the trades about what it means, how it will go, if investors will jump on board, if Twitter management will continue to make wise decisions, if the IPO will go the way of the Facebook IPO , leap ahead like the LinkedIn IPO, and so on. As is appropriate, Twitter made its much-anticipated announcement yesterday via, you got it, Twitter. Twitter (@twitter) September 12, 2013.

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


The following are links to the contact information for Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+, Instagram, Pinterest, StumbleUpon, and Reddit. How to Contact Twitter Support. In order to contact Twitter, you have to jump through some hoops (answer a bunch of questions) in order to reveal the right contact form for your needs. API, Apps and mobile. Twitter’s mobile site. Twitter mobile apps. API Policy support.

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

SocMed Sean

Its functionality lies somewhere between Facebook and Twitter as a microblogging service that also allows permission controls over who can and can’t see your updates. 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. When I ask if they are on Facebook or Twitter, they all say yes.

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

The Realtime Report

Check out this week’s summary of all the latest social media news, including changes and new features for Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, Pinterest, Instagram, Vine and Livefyre: Place Pins (image: Pinterest blog). Twitter. Twitter drops option to receive DMs from any user – last month, Twitter offered an option for users to have anyone direct message them; now this option has been removed and once again only users who follow each other can exchange DMs (PC Mag).

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10 Search and Social Posts You Don’t Want to Miss (1.7)

Josh S Peters

By using statistics, we can overcome these situations and generate actionable analysis… How to Do SEO in 2013. Did Twitter just introduce their own version of EdgeRank? Twitter announced it will soon introduce two new meta-data fields for their API: language and filter level. They want people to “Like” them on Facebook or follow them on Twitter. Search and Social Weekly Excel FaceBook Instagram ROI Search SEO Social Social Media twitter

How to View the Stream of Any Facebook Hashtag

Stay N' Alive

Yesterday Facebook announced that they were finally launching the support of hashtags, a format currently supported on Twitter and Google+. 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.

3 Strategies to Make Big Content Work for Your Brand

Convince & Convert

Follow him on Twitter and Google+. You can connect with Kelsey on Twitter , G+ , or LinkedIn. We love to create interactive content that updates itself (by pulling data from API’s for example) — but there are many ways to extend the longevity of your content. You can connect with him on Twitter , LinkedIn , and Pinterest. “Big Content”, also known as content that requires significant time and resources, is all the rage today.

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. When I was younger things were simpler. TV, Print News, and when the internet, even websites would remain pretty static. My, how things have changed!

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7 Best Newsletter Builders for Creating Great Newsletters

Writtent Blog

Full featured API. Facebook, Twitter, and third-party integration. Like other forms of content marketing, email marketing can be a very powerful tool for boosting engagement and generating leads. But sending plain text emails from your Gmail account just doesn’t cut it for businesses. To effectively harness the power of email, you need a strong newsletter builder to create campaigns, manage contacts, and analyze results.

Sydney Social Media Course – 3 Days with Laptop

Laurel Papworth

Sydney social media course 2013. Facebook, Twitter, Social Media Dashboards, Google Plus, Social Media Measurement. Are you looking for an intensive social media strategy and campaign course with hands on practical setting up of blogs, Facebook, Twitter and other social media tools? A Facebook personal profile and a LinkedIn or Twitter account is assumed. You can also check out Laurel on Google Plus Laurel Papworth or Twitter @SilkCharm.

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #162

Twist Image

Ex-Montrealer, Georges Duverger , takes that notion to the next level, and has built (or at least floated the idea of building) an API (application programming interface) for the data he is capturing about himself, to allow other developers to build applications around his data." twitter. Is there one link, story, picture or thought that you saw online this week that you think somebody you know must see?

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Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #179

Twist Image

"Hugh and I have talked about APIs before. transport api. twitter. alistaircroll bitcurrent bookafuturistsmanifesto cbcnews clayshirky completewebmonitoring daftpunk fact getlucky gigaom hughmcguire human20 iambik jamesmurphy lcdsoundsystem librivox linkbait linkexchange linksharing managingbandwidth mediahacks obamacare pressbooks sharknado socialmedia solveforinteresting sonic transportapi twitter yearonelabs youtube

Twitter Changes the Social Data Ecosystem

Net-Savvy Executive

Today''s announcement that Twitter is buying Gnip raises big questions about the market for social media data. 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 competes with other Twitter partners, and Twitter competes with other Gnip partners. Will access to data from Twitter competitors remain available through Gnip?

Where to Find Twitter Trending Topics for your Online Marketing


Marketing with Twitter trending topics is a strategy that combines careful planning, even more careful research, and a bit of dumb luck. I’m going to show you all of the web resources that are going to help you find Twitter trending topics, and give you examples of what works. Web resources to find Twitter trending topics Don’t forget the supplied trending topics box! This is a fairly exhaustive resource for your Twitter trending hashtag planning and research!

How to be Twitterific – 39 Expert Twitter Guides and Tips

Webbiquity SMM

From humble beginnings, Twitter has grown to become an indispensable source for online news alerts as well as a vital marketing tool. The microblogging site now boasts more than 255 million monthly active users , and 53% of Twitter users recommend products in their tweets at some time. As its popularity and user base grows, techniques for getting the most out of Twitter, third-party tools that add special-purpose value, and the platform itself continue to evolve.

This Week in Social Media - 3/26/2013

Social Media Marketing

We've mentioned social TV before - and that its future lies with Twitter, not Facebook. Well, Nielsen continues to shed light on this as it discovered that an increase in Twitter volume about live TV correlates with an increase in TV ratings across varying age groups. At launch, this feature will only be available on desktop, but Facebook plans to make it available on mobile and in the Graph API in the future. All Pages will have Replies enabled on July 10, 2013.

Who will win the video app wars?

Janet Fouts

Then, just in time for Social Media Marketing World in San Diego, Twitter re-launched Periscope , another real time video app that streams directly to Twitter which they just acquired. Then there’s Hang w/ which launched in 2013. Problem with the latter is people on Twitter just troll through streams. It certainly has an advantage with Twitter on it’s side. And shortly after we learned about Twitter cutting off access to their API, it became clear why.

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Who will win the video app wars?

Janet Fouts

Then, just in time for Social Media Marketing World in San Diego, Twitter re-launched Periscope , another real time video app that streams directly to Twitter which they just acquired. Then there’s Hang w/ which launched in 2013. Problem with the latter is people on Twitter just troll through streams. It certainly has an advantage with Twitter on it’s side. And shortly after we learned about Twitter cutting off access to their API, it became clear why.

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Influence your PR campaign with Influencer Marketing

Waxing UnLyrical

Also, of note: Since April 2013, there’s been a 76% increase in Google searches for “influencer marketing”. Kia used IBM Watson’s Personality Insights API and identified relevant social influencers for its #AddPizzazz campaign , to rev up the excitement factor for an upcoming advertisement featuring Christopher Walken. Connect with him on Twitter. Guest Post by Taral Patel. Let’s face it. Content is evolving and so are the ways in which people consume it.

Here’s What to Expect with the New Agorapulse

agora pulse

The current version of Agorapulse was released in November 2013. You now have access to a separate content report for Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. You can even add mentions on Facebook and Twitter with ease. You want to queue once on your Facebook page, three times on LinkedIn, and unlimited times on Twitter? As you can imagine with a 4-year-old SaaS product in a fast moving industry, the backend needed a revamp to help us move faster.

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

Buffer Social

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. We would all love to say hello to you on social media – especially Twitter! Hailley on Twitter and Hailley’s Website. Brian on Twitter and Brian’s Website.

iGoogle Finished – what’s your favourite RSS Dashboard social media monitoring?

Laurel Papworth

I teach classes on social media monitoring – computer classes – and the students set up iGoogle to find and monitor Media, blogs, Twitter, Facebook, images, key influencers, keywords, CEO and brand mentions and so on. It can’t be a purely RSS play as we need gadgets/widgets for API only based services. iGoogle will be retired in 16 months, on November 1, 2013.

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SMS Marketing: a Grossly Underrated Marketing Tactic


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). SMS campaigns can fail to deliver results if you run them in isolation, without supporting media such as billboards, in-store posters, Twitter hash-tags, print flyers, online ad, or other media that you regularly use. Instead, the messages are sent using web services and APIs.

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Here’s what you need to know about the Google+ shut down

Sprout Social

Since 2013, Google+ had been experiencing low activity. Since this bug was affecting the platform’s Application Programming Interface (API) and some of its users, the company decided to expedite the shutdown. While most social strategies focus on major social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn, some marketers also include Google+ as well.

13 Advanced Link Building Strategies You (Probably) Haven’t Used

Viper Chill

You can also take this further and use URLProfilers option of accessing the Moz or Majestic API (both free) to get backlink data on every single post. The website is featuring a real brand with a logo, Twitter account and Facebook page which has nothing to do with the domain name of the site I see ranking. Another result leads me to a Twitter account with their phone number, and once again I find another website this webmaster is operating.