Social Media News Ticker: Twitter Ad Retargeting, Google ‘+Post Ads,’ Apple Buys Topsy

The Realtime Report

Check out this week’s summary of all the latest social media news, including changes and new features for Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Tumblr and Apple: Facebook. Facebook adds more ‘News’ to News Feed to become more Twitter-like – Facebook is now promoting more ‘real news’ posted by users; the social network’s news-feed algorithm will now expose more links to articles from media organizations — especially on mobile (AdAge).

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Apple Gets More Serious About Using Twitter, but Why it Doesn't Matter

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

If you take a look at any one of their four accounts , you’ll notice one thing: they’re not using Twitter to converse but to broadcast. First, I’m going to say kudos to Apple for trying involve themselves in the world of social media.

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6 Ways to Filter Your RSS Feeds - ReadWriteWeb

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6 Ways to Filter Your RSS Feeds. Information overload is a real problem for many web users, and one way to cope with it is to filter your RSS feeds so you only see what you want to see. There are many ways to filter news feeds from your favorite sources, including passively by relying on meme trackers like Techmeme or social news services such as Google Readers shared items. Feed Rinse is a best of class RSS filtering application. Products , RSS & Feed Management.

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The Apple iPad. Greatest thing since iSlicedBread?

Taylor Marek

Home About Contact Archives Testimonials Speaking Podcast Chat LIVE Social Media Vault My Inner Circle Plugins eBook Hire Me The Apple iPad. February 3, 2010 by Taylor Marek It is a week after all the hubbub around the Apple press conference. Now, before you start calling me out on twitter, let me say a couple things. And I REALLY didn’t like the fact that to add insult to injury that Apple goes ahead and throws in 3G on AT&T.

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Google+ Isn’t Dying. Facebook Isn’t Dying. The News Feed is Dying.

Stay N' Alive

I’ve come to the conclusion of this: The idea of “a news feed” will be dead in the next 5 years. Twitter as you know it will be gone. It’s why my phone is getting smarter and smarter, and why Apple and Google are now launching watches.

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Google+ Isn’t Dying. Facebook Isn’t Dying. The News Feed is Dying.

Stay N' Alive

I’ve come to the conclusion of this: The idea of “a news feed” will be dead in the next 5 years. Twitter as you know it will be gone. It’s why my phone is getting smarter and smarter, and why Apple and Google are now launching watches.

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How Facebook is Slowly Strangling Twitter

Convince & Convert

For years, Twitter has rolled out new features to make its service more like Facebook. But here’s why even a Jack Attack might not save the company from eventual MySpace-ization : Facebook is slowly strangling Twitter at every turn. Twitter rolls out Vine.

A Walk Through Twitter’s Walled Garden

The Realtime Report

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. ” First, Twitter needs to build the wall, and that means reining in developers. .

Feature Friday: How iGoogle is My RSS Feed HQ

Ari Herzog

The following is a guest blog article by Chris Apple. You can add RSS feeds, YouTube subscriptions, personalize it with custom themes, and even view your Gmail inbox, all in one place. As you can see, I use iGoogle for all of my RSS feeds. How to add RSS feeds to iGoogle.

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Feature Friday: How iGoogle is My RSS Feed HQ

Ari Herzog

The following is a guest blog article by Chris Apple. You can add RSS feeds, YouTube subscriptions, personalize it with custom themes, and even view your Gmail inbox, all in one place. As you can see, I use iGoogle for all of my RSS feeds. How to add RSS feeds to iGoogle.

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Instagram’s New Algorithm – What You Need to Know

Mindjumpers

Last week, it introduced its very own algorithm, following in the footsteps of Twitter and its parent company Facebook. Twitter jumped onto the algorithm bandwagon only last month and has received its own amount of backlash from it.

The 2011 #Nifty50 Top Twitter Men Reprise

Webbiquity SMM

Today, Tom Pick ( @TomPick ), Online Marketing Executive at KC Associates , who blogs at his award winning B2B Webbiquity , and I ( @ckburgess – Blue Focus Marketing @BlueFocus360 ) present 50 remarkable men on our 2011 #Nifty50 Top Twitter Men list.

Samsung Brand Challenges, Instagram Goes After Amazon and Apple Is A Dongle Company - The Week's CTRL ALT Delete Segment On CHOM 97.7 FM

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Now, what if I told you that Instagram is finally waking up to this , and it's going to start allowing people to both identify and eventually purchase products that they come across in photos from brands in their feed. Last week, I told you how excited I was about Apple 's new line of MacBook Pro computers. Apple's solution ? Many journalist are making the claim that Apple is in the dongle and charger business, and no longer in the computer manufacturing business. .

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Twitter and Television: A Match Made In Heaven

Waxing UnLyrical

It’s so cool to see your feed explode when (GoT SPOILERS) Ned Stark loses his head or (Fargo SPOILERS) Gus shoots Malvo. My experience is that Twitter has become very intertwined with primetime television. It feels like NBC is comparing apples to oranges.

Friendfeed and GigaOm announce closures as Apple launches new products

The Way of the Web

While Apple launched new products including MacBooks and Watches, two pioneering services announced they would be closing. The post Friendfeed and GigaOm announce closures as Apple launches new products appeared first on TheWayoftheWeb.

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Social Media News Ticker: Instagram Direct, Twitter Mirror and Photos in DMs

The Realtime Report

Check out this week’s summary of all the latest social media news, including changes and new features for Facebook, Twitter and Instagram: Facebook. Twitter. Social Media News Ticker Facebook Instagram Instagram Direct Twitter Twitter Mirror

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Social Media News Ticker: Facebook Tests ‘Save for Later’ Reading Feature, Twitter Beefs Up Security

The Realtime Report

Check out this week’s summary of all the latest social media news, including changes and new features for Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare and Buffer: Facebook. Twitter.

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Twitter Allows "Real" Connections. I Defy You to Disagree.

Almost Savvy

Home About Testimonials Events Services Webinars Twitter Getting Started on Twitter Webinar Twitter Webinar: Tools and Tips (Intermediate Level) LinkedIn LinkedIn 1 – Getting Started LinkedIn 2 – Building and Leveraging Your Network Ask Calendar Contact Blogging Branding Business Career Facebook LinkedIn Networking Social Media Tips Twitter Lijit Search Twitter Allows “Real&# Connections.

The Most Popular MLB Teams on Twitter and Facebook

Adam Sherk

But while major market teams have a big advantage in the real game, social media is the great equalizer online, so I thought I’d see which teams have attracted the largest following on Twitter and Facebook.

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A Look at Muck Rack's Twitter Press Release Service, 51 Releases Later

Adam Sherk

So I’ve been curious to see how their Twitter press release service would do. Releases are posted on their press release page (and in its RSS feed) and tweeted via @muckrack , which currently has 5k+ followers.

Will iTunes' Ping Be a Success?

Mindjumpers

Posted by Anne Herngaard Sep 2nd, 2010 Tweet Yesterday Apple announced a line of updated products along with the social network called Ping. The music network runs within Apple’s latest iTunes 10 version – also in iPhone and iPod Touch.

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A Modern-Day Marketer’s Guide to Creating Epic Video Marketing Content for Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter, and More

Buffer Social

We’re seeing similar results on Twitter and Instagram as well with video driving a smaller, but still notable increase in reach and engagement. Tips for creating video on Facebook, YouTube, Snapchat, Instagram, and Twitter. Twitter Video is Quick, Personal, and Entertaining.

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Win Friends and Influence People – Advice to Grow Your Blog Business with Twitter

Kikolani

When you first heard about Twitter, what was your reaction to this absurdly named website? Since I started using Twitter, I’ve seen my blog traffic increase nearly tenfold, and have begun making an income with my blog. This article will show you the main technique I used to start and grow my blogging business with Twitter. And Twitter has made it even easier. Dave needs to attract people to his blog, and he can do this with Twitter.

Twitter, Facebook, Denial of Service Attacks

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These large sites ( Google, Apple, Yahoo, Microsoft ) have complex back end programming that make the site run as expected as well as front end programming to control the incoming traffic and direct it to available servers, known as load balancing.

Exploding Smartphones, Facebook's Workplace And Fake News Sites - The Week's CTRL ALT Delete Segment On CHOM 97.7 FM

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Just look at your Facebook feed? apple. facebook feed. twitter. Every Monday morning at 7:10 am, I am a guest contributor on CHOM 97.7 FM radio broadcasting out of Montreal (home base). It's not a long segment - about 5 to 10 minutes every week - about everything that is happening in the world of technology and digital media. The good folks at CHOM 97.7 FM are posting these segments weekly to SoundCloud , if you're interested in hearing more of me blathering away.

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How to Grow a Twitter Chat to Reach 1 Million People: Learnings From Two Years of #bufferchat

Buffer Social

At the beginning, we had a lot to learn about how to start a Twitter chat. In the early days of Buffer, our co-founder, Leo , ran a Twitter chat called #toolschat and found it to be a really great way to connect with others on Twitter who loved social media and social media tools.

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #244

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Architect intern feeds 3D model into virtual reality glasses, blows away everyone." I tend to shy away from articles that have been making the rounds on Twitter and Facebook. It''s a massive read (close to 17,000 words) on Sir Jonathan Ive from Apple. It''s a pretty incredible read about design, lifestyle, success and what the future holds for Apple (a trillion dollar company, the world''s largest watch company and a luxury brand). apple. twitter.

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #251

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It was weird, and subversive, and bit all the hands that might feed it. Angela Ahrendts has told Apple employees ''a significant change in mindset'' is coming to the way the company launches products - Business Insider. "I''m or Apple will force it upon us. apple.

Are Startups The Future Of Media?

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Yes, players like Apple and Google nudge the landscape, but only a little (at this moment in time). So, while these companies were "sleeping with the enemy," it becomes abundantly clear that they're doing everything humanly possible to either get in there much earlier or be in a position where they, themselves, are not only feeding brands into a machine, but becoming the actual creators of the machine as well. apple. twitter.

When Important Websites Crash

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I read a funny tweet and/or Facebook post the other day (can''t remember who said it and I am paraphrasing), but it went something like: amazing how everyone is up in arms and calling the Obama healthcare website a disaster because it keeps on crashing or not working, but when Apple launches a new iPhone and the same thing happens to their website, it''s considered a huge success. twitter. Tags: apple.

How To Podcast - 2012 Edition

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In 2008, I was about to publish my 100th episode (I've now posted over 330 episodes) and I've also switched from a PC platform to Apple. Over the course of the week (in-between episodes), I simply look at my Twitter and Facebook feed for people saying and doing interesting things and I reach out to those who I think might have something unique to say about a specific topic related to marketing, communications, business books, leadership or personal development. twitter.

Watching Me Blog

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From e-newsletters and magazine to business books and RSS feeds, I'm constantly consuming reading, watching and listening to content. My attitude is that I would rather be inundated with emails and feeds than be left surprised when news breaks. After the post: Once it's posted and live, I tend to let people on Twitter and Facebook know by asking a question. apple. rss feed. twitter. Blogs are one of the most valuable marketing tools ever created.

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #45

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Inside Apple's Q2 Numbers - Monday Note. "An analysis of the continuing extraordinary financial performance of Apple." The Twitter feeds lit up with news that Arrington is an investor in many start-ups - the exact same type of companies that he is writing news items about. apple. twitter. Is there one link, story, picture or thought that you saw online this week that you think somebody you know must see?

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #246

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Eric Enge put Google''s Now , Apple''s Siri , and Microsoft''s Cortana to the test to see which one of the upgrades will work best." Maybe it''s because it''s what art looks like once 3D rendering is commonplace and our feeds are full of animated GIFs." apple.

The iPad And The Marketing Professional

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One of the hottest holiday gifts this coming season (for the young and old alike) is Apple 's iPad. Steve Jobs , Apple co-founder and CEO, described the iPad as the device that lies in between your computer and your mobile device during his presentation to launch the tablet in January. This iPad only application grabs your Twitter and Facebook feed and turns it into a beautiful magazine. twitter. Tags: apple.

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Are Brands Ready For The Instagram Economy?

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If you see something you like on the Fox & Fawn Instagram feed, you simply leave a comment and then phone your order in with the store. It''s not a Facebook or Twitter where everything seems like an advertorial. If you''re Apple , you could use a unique Instagram feed just for iPhone cases or one for cables (you get the idea). apple. When you hear the name Instagram , what do you think of?

How Distributed Content Can Help Control Social Messaging

Waxing UnLyrical

While this may have been an unthinkable strategy for a small-to-medium-sized business a few months ago, Facebook and Apple recently opened their platforms to all publishers. Apple News. Like Facebook, Apple allows anyone to publish to its platform. Twitter Cards.

The 21 Best Content Curation Tools

Webbiquity SMM

Grab content (articles, videos, whatever) from your web browser, email, or a wide range of apps including Twitter, Flipboard and Pulse, and save it in Pocket. Lastly, if you’re using Instapaper in the Apple/iOS ecosystem, it can stream saved videos to your TV using AirPlay.” — Re/code.

How to Market Banking to Gen Y

Idaconcpts

million people say they like Apple iTunes on Facebook. As another example, Schwab, which began sending Twitter feeds in mid-June 2010, has 277 followers. WholeFoods Twitter account has 1.8

How Social Media, Content Transform Marketing from Expense to Investment

Webbiquity SMM

Buying a bag of apples at the grocery store is an expense; planting an apple tree is an investment. One reason is that reader subscriptions (when via email or RSS feed) tend to grow over time as the blog establishes its voice and readership.