The December 11 Instagram API Changes are Here. Let’s Talk about Them.

agora pulse

In April of this year, I wrote about the Big Facebook and Instagram API Changes that had just been announced. moderation rules for easier community management. Down the road, we’ll be able to tap into other features that the Instagram Graph API provides.

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What Associations Need to Know About Facebook’s API Changes

SocialFish

For those of us in the association and nonprofit sectors, Facebook just got a lot harder to use effectively with the announcement that they’ve changed their API and eliminated the ability to modify link previews when posting links from a page.

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API Widget Economy: Social Media Business Podcast

Laurel Papworth

Episode 3 focusses on monetizing APIs and looking at revenue streams from widgets. API Widget Economy: Social Media Business Ep.003 from Laurel Papworth on Vimeo. Ebay API. In November 2000 they opened up the API and by 2006 had 5 billion API calls a month.

Interview with Community Manager: Robyn Tippins from ReadWriteWeb

Social Media Citizens

Robyn Tippins is a community manager at ReadWriteWeb with 15 years online marketing experience. Also she is an Author of Community 101 book. G: How did you build your experience as community strategist? G: What are your top resources for community management?

Get your Online Community Software Selection Guide!

SocialFish

Remember the white paper we produced in 2009 that included a comparison of private online community vendors? It will also whet the appetite of any IT professional by addressing compatibility with AMS systems, open API, code base, design flexibility, and more. “I’m

Promoting an API – Etsy offering basic programming classes…

The Way of the Web

A lot of people have spent time talking about the value you can get by providing an API (Application Programming Interface) for other people to use and build with. And knowing how to utilise and implement feeds from APIs is an increasingly important skill for a huge number of professions.

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Why Can’t Social Media Tools Post Directly to Instagram?

agora pulse

Truth is, it’s not the tools’ fault; Instagram doesn’t allow any tool the functionality to post directly to Instagram because of its limited API. What is an API? Instagram’s API receives that request, and delivers to Agorapulse the number of likes you received.

Paywall for News.com and Online Community Social Media

Laurel Papworth

As tomorrow is an historic day – The Australian and other news.com sites move behind the paywall – what WILL we pay for, what SHOULD we pay for and what OTHER revenues streams are being missed by News.com refusal to build online communities around their content?

A Walk Through Twitter’s Walled Garden

The Realtime Report

Smart people are posting ideas for new business models based on an open API , lamenting what could have been had Twitter become an API company rather than an advertising company, and raising money to build an alternative realtime feed API.

How The World’s Top Fitness Brands Are Building Social Community To Grow Their Business

Pixlee

Intensely passionate communities have formed around types of exercise and activities, and members share details of every training session and achievement across all forms of social media. Community is a competitive advantage because members encourage, motivate, and help one another. I spoke to executives from several top fitness brands to get an understanding of how they are maximizing the potential of social community. Community Needs To Be Part Of The Company’s DNA.

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An Early Look at Facebook Open Graph Protocol Integration on News.

Adam Sherk

Consider the impact that Facebook Open Graph protocol integration will have on your existing on-site community features and social functionality.

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Twitter: @Anywhere announcement

Laurel Papworth

Our open technology platform is well known and Twitter APIs are already widely implemented but this is a different approach because we’ve created something incredibly simple. Rather than implementing APIs, site owners need only drop in a few lines of javascript.

Social Pros 30 – Eric Schwartzman, Social Media Boot Camp

Convince & Convert

This crazy API pronouncement and, “You must make everything look the way we make it look,” and, “If you don’t want to do it the way we want to do it, we’re going to revoke your access.” It’s about what the company says or what the community says.

Winners of Mashable Awards

Mindjumpers

Mashable Awards is made to recognize the best online communities and services, and it was hosted by comedian Baratunde Thurston. Best Use of an API: Qwitter Client. Tweet The 6th of January, Mashable held the event of Mashable Awards Gala.

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The skinny on the Small World Labs – Personify merger

SocialFish

Ben at Online Community Results (our partner in crime for awesome community strategy projects) expressed what many of you may have been thinking, having seen the carnage (imho) that was the Avectra/Memberfuse acquisition a few years ago.

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Get Ready for the Bots – on Facebook Messenger

Mindjumpers

Thanks to their highly advanced Send/Receive API, these bots are able to reply with actual structured messages, including links, images, hotel reservations, the weather etc. Facebook Messenger was released 5 years ago and now has over 900 million users.

Is Your Executive on Twitter?

Koka Sexton

ExecTweet has tapped the Twitter API to give you a peak into what corporate America is doing. Koka Sexton dot Com Home About Koka Contact Twitter FULL RSS Is Your Executive on Twitter?

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Koka Sexton

ExecTweet has tapped the Twitter API to give you a peak into what corporate America is doing. Koka Sexton dot Com Home About Koka Contact Twitter FULL RSS Is Your Executive on Twitter?

How Groupon Integrates Social Media and Customer Experience

Convince & Convert

His community managers are in charge of optimizing content and pushing it out to various channels, while a whole editorial staff creates content. Tweetable Moments Any platform that we activate on, we will measure the living daylights out of it.

Get Ready for the Bots – on Facebook Messenger

Mindjumpers

Thanks to their highly advanced Send/Receive API, these bots are able to reply with actual structured messages, including links, images, hotel reservations, the weather etc. App Community Management Customer service Facebook Marketing & Communication bots chatbots chatterbots customer service instant messaging service messenger robotsFacebook Messenger was released 5 years ago and now has over 900 million users.

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

Laurel Papworth

It can’t be a purely RSS play as we need gadgets/widgets for API only based services. Online Communities social media exit strategy iGoogle online community shutting down social media monitoring

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BREAKING: Internet Media Labs Buys Tweetchat – Will Live On as SmartStream

SocialFish

Tweetchat, beloved app of every association for following their own conference hashtags and Twitter chats, confirmed that due to Twitter’s API changes the service would shut down on June 11. Remember this ?

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5 Best SEO Tools for Bloggers and Webmasters

The Realtime Report

At Moz blog, you can enjoy free SEO resources, case studies, and ask questions from the real user community. They also offer API which is commonly used by developers and other services to design their own tools such as KWFinder which uses their API for Citation and Trust flow metrics.

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Digital Sharecropping – Why Most Facebook Customization is Wasted Effort

Convince & Convert

Jeff Widman of Brand Glue (a Facebook fan page management company) has studied this phenomenon by mining Facebook API data, and found that 99.5% Tweet Part 3 of a 3-Part Rant. The time, money, and overall exertion being spent on customizing Facebook fan pages is largely misspent.

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. Twitter never ever seems to reveal numbers – members, time online, API calls, ditched accounts – so a nice big expensive report would probably sell very well.

Huffington Post Sells for $315m Social Media Revenue

Laurel Papworth

Monetizing Online Communities (13). API Widget Economy: Social Media Business Podcast (4). Online Communities blogs revenue social media social networks AOL blog huffington post Monetization Money social media revenue sold

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Facebook F8 2018: What Marketers Need to Know Ahead of Facebook’s Annual Conference

Buffer Social

Facebook recently opened up Instagram’s API for the first time, enabling Instagram business profiles to schedule Instagram posts , view analytics and more. Relevant sessions: The Instagram Graph API – What’s In It For You?

Monday’s 5 Social Media Must-Reads

Firebelly

The State of Community Management in 2011. By Kate Williams We’ve been spending some time with this fantastically thorough report from The Community Roundtable since its publication last week, and unsurprisingly it’s filled to the brim with goodness.

What Marketers Need to Know About the Cambridge Analytica News

Convince & Convert

Here’s what’s effective immediately: They have shut down part of the Instagram API. They are limiting the data available from (or requiring user approval for access to) Facebook’s Events, Groups, and Pages APIs, plus Facebook Login.

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Instagram Year in Review: Top Trends from 2018

Later

This just goes to show how important branded hashtags are for spreading the word about your products and building a community around your business. 4: Changes to Instagram’s API Makes Waves. 2018 was a big year for Instagram!

Social Media Revenue: Huffington Post TechCrunch Valuations

Laurel Papworth

Currency itself has no inherent value except what we, the community/nation, put on it. API Widget Economy: Social Media Business Podcast (11). Huffington Post and TechCrunch both have high valuations ($100m+). Yes, Virginia, social media and blogs CAN make money.

Monetizing Facebook: Dollar Value of Facebook Fan

Laurel Papworth

API Widget Economy: Social Media Business Podcast (12). Tags: Facebook Online Communities social media social networks Australia cpm Marketing Monetization revenue ROI value An interesting way to calculate Return on Investment (ROI) of a Facebook Fan Page. Sorry Brand Page.

The Next Generation of Retail Experiences: Leading Retailer Launches Interactive In-Store Touchscreens with UGC from Social Media

Pixlee

Today’s consumers rely heavily on social media and tapping into their community when it comes to brand loyalty and their purchase decisions. The question is how to bring the authentic community experience from social media into your stores. It allows their customers to express themselves, shape the brand story and create more meaningful memories within their community.

Social Media Training: 3 Day Intensive Advanced Class

Laurel Papworth

Laurel is the CEO of The Community Crew managing massive gaming and online communities including Facebook and forums for reality TV shows such as Junior Masterchef. Since 2005, Laurel has been teaching online community management at the University of Sydney, Australian Film and TV School, Metro Film School and she has been managing virtual communities since 1989. Students will develop strategies on how to monetize their customer communities.

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Alternative: Facebook Groups App Gone – Sep 2017 – Australia

Laurel Papworth

I’m guessing the Facebook API still lets you use other solutions like Hootsuite, come Sep 1? Facebook Groups builds community and brings people together in personal, practical, and powerful ways.

Freemium Revenues: Social Media Business Podcast

Laurel Papworth

We look at Freemium revenue in social networks and online communities including asking that: if freemium is the business model of giving it all (or most) of the services away for free , how can you then charge for it? API Widget Economy: Social Media Business Podcast (11).

Spy on Your Facebook Competitors with HyperAlerts

Convince & Convert

The great thing about companies widely publishing APIs in this age of collaboration is that crafty third-parties can develop tools and features that the developers of the “mother ship&# forgot. Want to know whenever your competitors are being criticized by their community?

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4 Tips for Driving Sales with Instagram Ads

Socialmedia.biz

With a global community like this, it’s no surprise that brands are increasingly excited about the advertising opportunities and business opportunities found on Instagram. They are also a perfect medium for connecting with fans and cultivating strong communities of interest.

Why Twitter Killed the Twitter Share Button

Convince & Convert

Why would they unilaterally remove a beloved (and theoretically useful) feature, when other social platforms – including their nemesis, Facebook – continue to provide share counts in their API, and thus in their icons? Image via BigStockPhoto.com. Where’d the numbers go?

Pros And Cons Of Translating Your Blog Posts Into Other Languages

SocMed Sean

I chose to go this route for the blog post that I wanted to offer to the Spanish-speaking community and it worked out really well. The Quick Overview: Translating your blog posts into other languages can have positive impacts on your search engine traffic.

5 Things You Need to Know About Google’s Mobile Changes

Convince & Convert

The misinterpretations surrounding Google’s April 21 algorithm updates resulted in panic in the tech and business communities last week. Developers are limited to using Google’s App Index API with Android apps, resulting in only Android apps appearing in Google search results.

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Everything Marketers Need to Know About F8 Conference 2017 to Stay Ahead on Facebook

Buffer Social

At the conference itself, Facebook announced the launch of Facebook Live API, Instant Articles, and Messenger Bots. Marketing APIs: Advertising Automation, for All (2 PM PST). Facebook will likely be opening up the API for the group bots to allow developers to create more group bots.

Counting “Real” Likes on any URL – Evaluating the Salt Lake City vs. Fresno Campaign

Stay N' Alive

In the last week I saw one of the most amazing campaigns of unity amongst 2 communities, Salt Lake City, Utah, where I live and where I asked for your help , and Fresno, California. 1 million dollars donated to the Food Bank of the community with the most “likes&#.

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