Twitter: Gnip’s Audience API Now Generally Available
JULY 13, 2016
Twitter has been beta-testing Gnip’s Audience API since last October, and the social network announced Tuesday that the application-programming interface is now available to all advertisers. Seamlessly integrate alongside existing Gnip APIs. At Twitter, everything we do is oriented around our users, and the Audience API is no different. Protect user privacy.
With New API, Twitter Attempts to Kill Autofollow Apps
Stay N' Alive
JUNE 21, 2013
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 ).
Twitter Adds Aggregate User Age Information to Gnip Audience API
OCTOBER 5, 2016
Twitter announced the addition of aggregate user age information to the Audience API (application-programming interface) from Gnip. Mark Callahan , who works on data product marketing for Twitter, added in a blog post : Twitter’s age models use a blend of several data sources. Just as was the case with the Audience API’s 10 original user models, we worked diligently to protect individual user privacy throughout the process of surfacing aggregate age data. Twitter advertisers: What do you think? Language. Interests. TV genre. TV show. Location (country).
Twitter: Gnip 2.0 APIs Now Generally Available
AUGUST 3, 2016
Twitter announced earlier this week that the updated (2.0) versions of the Gnip APIs will sunset Dec. Twitter advertisers: Are you ready for Gnip 2.0? Advertising/Marketing Twitter 30-Day Search Adam Tornes APIs Application-Programming Interfaces Decahose Emoji emojis Gnip Gnip 2.0 versions of its Gnip application-programming interfaces are now generally available. Gnip product manager Adam Tornes said in a blog post that the 1.0 1, adding that brands and agencies making the move to 2.0 Tornes also detailed the new functionality in Gnip 2.0:
Announcing the Simply Measured API and Tableau Integration
JULY 12, 2016
Today we’re adding an exciting and fundamentally different modality to our platform: the Social Analytics API. The Analytics API offers limitless possibilities for analyzing your social data, just the way you want. Why Build an Analytics API? As a data geek myself, I’ve fallen in love with our API. What makes this Analytics API special? Flexible Interface.
Twitter to Developers: Public APIs, Gnip Cannot Be Used for Surveillance
NOVEMBER 22, 2016
Twitter issued a reminder to developers that its public application-programming interfaces and data products are not to be used for surveillance purposes. Vice president of data strategy Chris Moody issued the reminder in a blog post , writing that while public tweets have successfully been used by first responders in situations such as emergencies and natural disasters: Recent reports about Twitter data being used for surveillance, however, have caused us great concern. Readers: What are your thoughts on Twitter’s message to developers? Period.
The Coming Twitter API Change: Twitter Share Counts to Disappear
NOVEMBER 13, 2015
Twitter’s coming API change, on November 20 2015, is a very bold move on behalf of the 140 character platform. The impact will be felt across the entire Internet, or at least on pages with Twitter buttons installed! This move will eliminate all tweet counts from their Twitter buttons so that people can’t see how […].
As Twitter Locks Out Developers, a New Site Welcomes Them
SEPTEMBER 26, 2012
It won’t come to a surprise to many of you that I love Twitter. I’ve always contended Twitter wouldn’t last forever. Until now, Twitter has been an open platform and it’s part of the reason the social network has grown as quickly as it has. Earlier this year, they closed their API. The latest in the death of being able to use Twitter?
Twitter Adds Quick Replies, Welcome Messages to DMs From Brands
NOVEMBER 1, 2016
Businesses on Twitter can now take advantage of two new features for the social network’s direct messages: quick replies and welcome messages. Twitter worked with the following developers on welcome messages and quick replies, adding that businesses can contact these developers in order to create automated DM experiences: Assist. Audiense. Conversable. Conversocial. Dexter. Hobbynote.
What a Social API Does (And How It Makes Your Life Easier)
SEPTEMBER 7, 2016
Awesome Things That a Social API Enables Download. Telling someone I work with APIs complicates the “What do you do?” APIs are critical to making your job possible, but making sense of them, especially when it comes to social, is never easy. Completing your organization’s data puzzle requires you to use APIs from Google Analytics, DoubleClick, Marketo, and more.
Twitter Eases Process of Embedding Timelines
JUNE 8, 2016
Twitter streamlined the process for publishers looking to generate and embed multiple timelines. Senior product manager Mollie Vandor used a blog post to reveal three ways for publishers to generate an unlimited number of timelines: factory functions , Twitter’s new oEmbed application-programming interface and via publish.twitter.com.
BREAKING: Twitter’s API changes will cause TweetChat to stop working
MAY 6, 2013
Follow @Tweetchat on Twitter for the latest. Twitter is changing how users can access data making our service unfeasible. See message on Tweetchat here. Right now, we have no further information, but according to tweets this may affect other chat applications as well. ETA for shutdown, according to @Tweetchat, is June 11. l2myowndevices @ patricksplace we did not pull our service.
Report: How Twitter Users Discuss Mental Health Issues
MAY 12, 2016
People are becoming more vocal about mental health issues on social media, and this year, Twitter users posted 65 percent more mental-health-related resolutions than in 2015. Overall, the highest concentration of mental-health-related tweets were from the northwest, with users in Wyoming generating most of the mental health discussion on Twitter. Image courtesy of Shutterstock.
Twubs Offers New API-Compliant Twitter Chat Tools
JULY 10, 2013
For those of you looking for a better way to manage your Twitter chats, Twubs.com just released some new free tools that are also API compliant. Twubs Twitter Chat Tools aggregate Tweets from all Twitter clients in real-time so that chat participants can better engage in the conversation and hosts can more effectively moderate their chats.
A Walk Through Twitter’s Walled Garden
The Realtime Report
JULY 27, 2012
Ever since Twitter picked a business model based on advertising, the company has been emphasizing the importance of creating a “consistent experience” for Twitter users. That’s media company code for “we want to be able to deliver ads to all Twitter users,” no filters or mute buttons allowed , not lose them to a third-party platform. See #2!).
Why Twitter Killed the Twitter Share Button
Convince & Convert
NOVEMBER 20, 2015
Legions of bloggers and website publishers will log on November 21 and discover that the familiar digits displaying the number of Twitter shares on their content have disappeared. Why would Twitter do this? Twitter is overlooking the fact that they are going to look stupid when Facebook and LinkedIn have working buttons on every piece of content in the world and they don’t.
Twitter Gives Advertisers More Klout
AUGUST 4, 2016
Twitter provided more details on the Klout enrichment that it discussed in its announcement earlier this week that the updated (2.0) Gnip product manager Greg Lyon said in a blog post that Twitter’s Klout enrichment 2.0 Using a combination of Klout score and influence topics, the brand would be able to find Twitter users who are influential in makeup but also match their target budget–users perhaps with scores in the range of 55 to 70 instead of the top tier of celebrities in the 80-to-90 range. Twitter said Klout enrichment 2.0
What Twitter’s Rate Limit Changes Mean to You
AUGUST 17, 2012
Twitter recently announced new rate limits on how many “hits” to the API it will allow. Twitter is changing the number of times the application can do that from 350 per hour to 60. In this diagram taken from the Twitter developer blog they break Twitter’s ecosystem up into 4 quadrants. Twitter prefers you use their website to access it.
How to generate Twitter leads using automation
OCTOBER 7, 2015
Enter Twitter. That said, Twitter is a huge place, so how are you supposed to find all these opportunities flying around you? That answer is twofold; Twitter search operators and IFTTT ( Zapier will work too) are the key. First, Twitter Queries. To be able to find these press opportunities, you’ll first need to first know which queries to use on Twitter. urgharo”.
How to be Twitterific – 39 Expert Twitter Guides and Tips
MARCH 3, 2015
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. How can marketers best utilize Twitter’s expanded features and the latest tools?
A Complete Guide to Twitter’s Q2 2016 Earnings Call
JULY 27, 2016
Twitter reported its second-quarter-2016 financial results Tuesday, and Wall Street was far from overwhelmed. Twitter reported 313 million monthly active users at the end of the second quarter of 2016, up from 310 million at the end of the first quarter and up 3 percent year-over-year. That is an all-sports highlights, news and analysis show that is exclusive to Twitter.
20 Top Twitter Monitoring and Analytics Tools
APRIL 26, 2010
pamorama marketing, life, social media Home About Bookshelf Links Contact 20 Top Twitter Monitoring and Analytics Tools by Pam Dyer on April 26, 2010 Share Image via Wikipedia Social media is much more than a way to stay connected and to have fun: it’s a way to market yourself, your business, and your products and services. 20 Top Twitter Monitoring and Analytics Tools [.]
3 Ways to Turn Your Customers Into an Effective Marketing Channel
DECEMBER 22, 2016
But we also use it to incentivize customers to recommend Boomerang to their Twitter followers. Our monthlong Twitter study found that giving users a small reward for tweeting about Boomerang was an effective way to generate genuine word-of-mouth recommendations that reached thousands of real users. The median Twitter account had more followers than this author, so he’d like to think these users had respectable followerships!). You can link users directly to a Twitter compose window with a pre-populated message so they can tweet out a recommendation in a single click.
PeopleBrowsr v. Twitter: The Arguments On Each Side — And What’s At Stake
The Realtime Report
NOVEMBER 29, 2012
Yesterday, a San Francisco court gave PeopleBrowsr, an provider of Twitter analytics services, a temporary restraining order against Twitter. The court ruling forces Twitter to maintains PeopleBrowsr’s full access to Twitter’s firehose of data. The uneasy relationship between Twitter and the third-party developer community has been well documented.
Twitter Eases Voter-Registration Process for Users
SEPTEMBER 27, 2016
Twitter marked National Voter Registration Day with the introduction of an easy way for its users to kick-start the process. The social network announced in a blog post that users who send direct messages to its Twitter Government @Gov account will receive automated DM responses with their state’s voter-registration deadlines and personalized links to register. Through a Direct Message with @Gov , Twitter can help you find your state's voter registration deadline and register to vote. — Twitter Government (@gov) September 27, 2016. Let the world know!
Social Advertising: Focus on Power, Not Parity
JUNE 1, 2016
The second inflection point came when Facebook expanded API access to its ads marketplace, at first via a limited beta in 2009, and later formalized into the ads API program in August 2011. Over time, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and Pinterest rolled out new marketing API programs themselves, adding dozens of additional companies to their partner programs. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn and Pinterest employ the some of the world’s best software engineers. I remember the first—the launch of Facebook Platform May 24, 2007–like it was yesterday.
Two Tools to Manage Twitter Chats With Ease
JUNE 17, 2013
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. You can also block a user from showing in the stream (at least for those using SmartStream to watch) so you can block out the spammers that often plague a chat once it trends on Twitter. OneQube. Twubs.
Why Can’t Social Media Tools Post Directly to Instagram?
JANUARY 3, 2017
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? Social media tools like Agorapulse work because social media platforms (like Instagram) have APIs (application programming interfaces). Each social media network controls what their API can do. Deleted content.
It’s Official: Twitter Files For IPO.
SEPTEMBER 13, 2013
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. Any other venue would have been most un-Twitter-like.
What If Twitter Did Buy TweetDeck?
APRIL 25, 2011
around the Twitterverse last week with the news that Twitter is in talks with TweetDeck to purchase the ridiculously popular third-party service for the low, low price of just $50 million. That said, the opinion that this may not be the best of situations brewing for my all-time favorite Twitter app was quickly formed. Will Twitter shut TweetDeck down if it buys it? The answer?
Grounded: Twitter Scraps Flight Developers Conference In Favor of Local Events
OCTOBER 12, 2016
Facebook announced the dates for its next F8 annual developer conference, but what happened to Flight , Twitter’s similar event for mobile developers? Flight had taken place in October the past two years, but Twitter director of communications Will Stickney confirmed to Kurt Wagner of Recode that the social network shifted its focus to smaller, local events for developers. Readers: Why do you think Twitter pulled the plug on its Flight event? Other sources told Wagner a Flight conference for this year was tentatively planned before it was scrapped.
Crowd source your next cup of coffee with Twitter
AUGUST 8, 2011
What’s been even more interesting than that it works though is that Johnathan and his friends built some graphing apps to upload the progress of the card to a special Twitter stream just for the card at @Johnathanscard (over 3600 followers to date) with up to the minute balances and it’s pretty cool seeing how it flows. Social Media in Action Twitter strategy Twitter
Twitter and Facebook Both Quietly Kill RSS, Completely
Stay N' Alive
MAY 8, 2011
Last year I shared how Twitter was moving more and more towards a closed, less-standards oriented model of sharing content as they upgraded their design to bring more people to the Twitter.com website. 1) on the other hand was deliberate, in line with the "keep Twitter simple" principle which we used to approach the product as a whole. Two things were removed in #NewTwitter: 1.
App dot net- It’s not Twitter
OCTOBER 2, 2012
The difference between ADN and Twitter. When you look at App.net initially the website itself looks like a stripped down version of Twitter. ADN pitches itself as the platform developers can trust not to shut them out, as Twitter is in the process of doing, with an open API to build apps on, and developers have flocked to it. I like that. How cool is that? I know I will.
22 Twitter revenue streams – monetizing tweets
APRIL 13, 2010
Two, how can Twitter make money? Question two comes from Question one (in part) - if Twitter doesn’t find a way for us to show we value it, it will fold/go under/dead pool, and that would be a shame. . Customer Pays Twitter . Would it work for Twitter? Twitter cards (like iTunes) anyone? Would that work on Twitter? Commercial Clients pay Twitter .
How to Contact Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Other Social Networks
APRIL 15, 2013
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 mobile apps.
What Twitter could learn from Facebook Deals
Direct Marketing Observations
APRIL 26, 2011
I know that the comparisons between Facebook and Twitter are not justified. Facebook is really about developing deeper relationships with friends and family whereas Twitter is more about sharing and consuming information with people in a quick and easy fashion. But in 2012 you cannot mention social media without a reference to 1) Facebook and 2) Twitter.
Facebook testing new tools for business and personal use
The Way of the Web
SEPTEMBER 10, 2013
On Monday, they announced that selected news individuals can now integrate real-time information by using either a Public Feed or Keyword Insights API. The benefit for Facebook is that it is likely to be used far more in coverage of news and events, alongside the existing usage of Twitter. Facebook continues to quietly launch and test new services for both businesses and individuals.
Missing DM’s in your Twitter Stream?
JULY 2, 2011
If you’re getting an error message on your Twitter desktop or mobile application it’s likely because Twitter recently changed the way authorization works. All applications which log into your Twitter account have had to use OAuth since August 2010, and as of June 30 they have set tighter restrictions on how applications can access direct messages.
New Twitter Update Coming: How Marketers Will Soon Be Able to Maximize All 140 Characters
MAY 24, 2016
What was once a rumor that Twitter would update its 140 character count guidelines is now official in the social media sphere: Twitter announced Tuesday morning that within the next few months, usernames, quoted tweets, photos, and other media attachments will no longer count against the tweet’s 140-character limit. So what exactly will be featured in this newest Twitter update?