Sherrilynne Starkie

Reflections on PR agency life

Sherrilynne Starkie

Feed or avoid. Last week I published a post called Lessons Learned From a PR Life , which included a listing of observations from my work week. People seemed to really like it.

nBA Pulse: a new social analytics tool

Sherrilynne Starkie

The eliminates the need to have someone watching feeds and hashtag trends all the time. In a classic case of poacher turned gamekeeper, I was recently invited by an American PR agency to have a personal briefing about the launch of a new social media product.

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Facebook mention: for celebrities only

Sherrilynne Starkie

Besides that, I don’t want to fill up my feeds with irrelevant updates about things I care little about. I usually only follow celebrities on Facebook if I have actually met them in person, such as Jim Carrey, who I met about 30 years ago when he did a surprise gig at Yuk Yuks in Ottawa.

Facebook and hashtags: at long last

Sherrilynne Starkie

In addition, users can create updates directly from a hashtag feed to insert themselves directly into any open discussions. A black hole in social media data got a step closer to being understood this week. Facebook has introduced the use of hashtags !

Native advertising is here to stay

Sherrilynne Starkie

Participants looked at native ads 53 per cent more frequently than banner ads, and one in four looked at in-feed native ads. Advertorials have been almost since the dawn of the news business; the concept of native advertising is nothing new.

Measuring the impact of Facebook video content

Sherrilynne Starkie

Ever notice that the video ads you see in your Facebook news feed start running even if you don’t click on play? People respond differently to the videos that the see in their Facebook news feeds.

Nine years of Twitter

Sherrilynne Starkie

To keep abreast of events as they happened, I spent that day with one eye out the window and the other on my Twitter feed. Twitter has been around now for nine years; during that short time it’s changed both the PR profession and practitioners alike.

Third Tuesday feat. Craig Silverman

Sherrilynne Starkie

Spundge is based on a “notebook” concept where users can curate and save posts from RSS feeds.

New look and feel for LinkedIn

Sherrilynne Starkie

Now network updates and articles are featured at the top of the feed. LinkedIn rolled out a new look and feel for its homepage this week. The simpler and cleaner design makes it easier to navigate the page; it’s starting to look a bit like a Facebook timeline.

Facebook Reader a welcome feature

Sherrilynne Starkie

I liked that it had the ability to search through feeds to find specific content. Today, we are hearing reports that Facebook is going to launch a reader application, and my first thought was, I hope this won’t change Facebook’s current update feeds. Earlier this month, rumours about Facebook’s possible Google Reader replacement erupted when mentions of RSS feeds appeared in Facebook’s code. Goodbye, Google Reader: 5 Alternatives to Get Your RSS Feed Fix.

Social media and Montreal’s student protests

Sherrilynne Starkie

Since then, followers have grown to almost 55,000 in number – second only to New York City’s Twitter feed.

Top B2B Instagram Feeds You Should Follow Today

Visually SM

Here are five of the top B2B Instagram feeds and some tips on how big brands use the image-sharing service as part of their business to business marketing strategy. The post Top B2B Instagram Feeds You Should Follow Today appeared first on Visually Blog.

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Facebook Updates News Feed Algorithm

Ignite Social Media

Once again, Facebook is changing the way its News Feed is structured and many people have questions as to what it actually means this time. The post Facebook Updates News Feed Algorithm appeared first on Ignite Social Media - The original social media agency.

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Facebook Displaying Vertical Videos in Mobile News Feed

SocialTimes Facebook

Facebook has begun displaying vertical videos in News Feed in its flagship mobile application. Prior to the change, vertical videos were cropped into squares in News Feed, and users had to click on the videos to watch them in their intended format. Peterson reported that vertical videos will appear in a 2:3 aspect ratio in News Feed and not take up the entire screen unless users clock on those videos, and then click on the arrows in the upper-right-hand corner to expand them.

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Facebook Eyes Clickbait-Free News Feed

SocialTimes Facebook

Facebook hopes to catch clickbait in the algorithm net it is using to clean up its News Feed. Research scientist Alex Peysakhovich and user experience researcher Kristin Hendrix detailed the latest change to the social network’s News Feed algorithm in a Newsroom post , saying that the tweak was a response to feedback from users. To address this feedback from our community, we’re making an update to News Feed ranking to further reduce clickbait headlines in the coming weeks.

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Facebook Testing Ability for Users to Post to News Feed But Not Timeline

SocialTimes Facebook

Facebook is testing a way to allow users to post to News Feed without those posts ever appearing in their Timelines. We’ve heard feedback that sometimes, you may want to share a post with friends and family via News Feed and not have that post be displayed on your Timeline.

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Is Your Content Top of Feed Worthy?

Pam Moore

There are still quite a few lazy marketers pushing out mass quantities of junk content trying to grab that sacred top of news feed position. Could it be your current over focus and desire to reach the top of the news feed is actually what is keeping you from achieving the goal?

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How to Stay Relevant in an Algorithmic Instagram Feed

Convince & Convert

Instagram recently sparked a social media panic attack when they announced their decision to move from a chronological feed to an algorithmic feed. The move to algorithmic feeds will allow Instagram to serve users more personalized content suited to their interests.

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Facebook Testing New Multiproduct News Feed Ads

SocialTimes Facebook

Facebook is testing a new type of multiproduct News Feed ad with advertisers including Michael Kors and Lowe’s. Readers: Have any of these ads made their way into your News Feeds ? Advertising/Marketing Facebook Adweek Dynamic Ads e-Commerce Holiday Shopping Season images Lowe's Marty Swant Michael Kors News Feed Photos retailers Videos

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NEVER Feed the Trolls

Janet Fouts

The more you say, the more you feed ‘em. There’s a saying in social media that goes something like this “You know you’ve “arrived&# when you’ve got trolls commenting on your work&#.

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Facebook News Feed: Friends and Family First, Core Values

SocialTimes Facebook

Friends and family come first in Facebook’s News Feed , as the social network detailed the latest tweak to its algorithm and detailed the values that guide that algorithm. Engineering director Lars Backstrom announced the algorithm update in a Newsroom post , saying that posts from friends will be ranked higher in News Feed than posts from pages. That’s why today, we’re announcing an upcoming change to News Feed ranking to help make sure you don’t miss stories from your friends.

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Facebook’s Latest News Feed Algorithm Tweak Eyes More ‘Informative’ Stories

SocialTimes Facebook

Facebook wants its users to find their News Feeds to be more informative. The newest tweak to the social network’s News Feed algorithm , announced Thursday, is focused on delivering more stories that users find made them “feel more informed about the world around them.”. People from our Feed Quality Program look at each story in their feed and rank it on a scale of one to five—one being “really not informative” and five being “really informative.”.

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Facebook News Feed Algorithm Changes: 5 Must-Reads

Firebelly

This week, Facebook announced more changes to its news feed algorithm. Facebook News Feed Algorithm Changes…Again. Facebook issued news feed algorithm changes again and community managers everywhere are fighting the urge to melt their faces off.

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Instant Games: Facebook’s New Cross-Platform Experience for Messenger, News Feed

SocialTimes Facebook

Facebook Tuesday announced the launch of Instant Games , an HTML5 cross-platform gaming experience for Messenger and News Feed on both mobile and the web. Facebook News Feed posts also include the “Instant Play” call-to-action to help drive distribution and discovery of new games.

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Facebook’s Big News Feed Announcement That Benefits Brands

Firebelly

Today Facebook announced several upcoming changes to the News Feed. One announcement stood out to me as something that may be a big benefit to brands – the Following Feed. The Following Feed contains ALL posts from pages that people Like — not Edgerank-filtered updates.

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Feedburner to Feedblitz – Why We Migrated Our RSS Feed

Convince & Convert

Did you know that you don’t need a third-party feed service to deliver an RSS feed? It’s no secret, but using a service like Feedburner has become a common best practice for feed delivery among bloggers and marketers alike.

3 Ways to Fight Facebook’s Algorithm and Customize Your Feed

Convince & Convert

Click to read more » facebook The Social Habit edgerank news feed social media statisticsImage from BigStockPhoto.com. My wife asked me today if something had changed at Facebook.

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The News Feed is Outdated: How Stories Changed the Way I Think About Social Media

Buffer Social

The News Feed is outdated and stories are becoming the default for content consumption. Facebook, for example, didn’t invent the vertical scrolling feed. Why Stories are the new News Feed. The News Feed is not a native experience on mobile.

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What You Need to Know About Facebook’s News Feed Changes

SocialFish

Facebook page admins take note: just when you thought you’d figured out Facebook’s EdgeRank algorithm, they’ve changed the game and the way News Feed works. Here’s what you need to know about the News Feed changes: Story Bumping.

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News Feed Optimization (NFO) is the new SEO!

Buzz Marketing for Technology

This is the algorithm that controls what you see in your News Feed when you log into Facebook. This is a new type of optimization called News Feed Optimization and it’s the next big race for all of us to embark on.

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How to Add a Free Instagram Feed to Your Website

Pixlee

Adding a free Instagram feed to your website is one of the best ways to extend the value of your social ROI and maximize its benefits Customer photos from social media don’t have to—and shouldn’t—just stay on the platforms they originate from.

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Force Feed

Twist Image

It's the kind of stuff that lets the ugly side of opinions (which they see as news) seep into the feed and, to a certain degree, you see sides of people that you had never known (no matter how long you have known them). It's just the many dimensions that shape your Facebook experience when your friends like, follow and regurgitate (or copy) the content that's in their feeds. The other day, Facebook announced changes to the news feed. Force feed me. news feed.

How to Customize Your Facebook News Feed to Maximize Your Productivity

Buffer Social

In this post, I’d love to go through some of the less-known ways of customizing your Facebook News Feed to help you cut through the clutter, save time, and be more efficient. 4 Key Areas of Your Facebook News Feed to Customize (and How to Customize Them). News Feed.

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Facebook News Feed Updates: Authenticity and Video Completion

Jon Loomer

For some marketers, Facebook’s constant tweaking of the News Feed algorithm — which determines what users see and don’t see in their feed — is a source of frustration. Whether it’s click bait or fake news, Facebook wants to limit how much of this content gets visibility in the news feed. Categorize pages that post spam or try to game the news feed. ” That’s clearly not authentic, and it’s a way to game the news feed.

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Messenger Platform v1.3: News Feed Ads Launch Messenger Conversations; Sponsored Messages Debut

SocialTimes Facebook

which includes News Feed ads that launch Messenger conversations and sponsored messages. This is why I’m thrilled to announce the rollout of News Feed ads that open Messenger conversations.

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Facebook RSS feeds and iGoogle

Laurel Papworth

I went to Facebook.com/Marketing and wanted to pull the RSS feed into my social media monitoring dashboard. But RSS is not enabled on the Page and even when I did a “View Source&# I couldn’t find the feed for either RSS or ATOM.

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Facebook to Change News Feed to Focus on Friends and Family: Here’s Everything You Need to Know

Buffer Social

The goal of Facebook’s News Feed is to show people the stories that are most relevant to them. Now, Facebook has announced one of their most significant News Feed shuffles. The News Feed learns and adapts over time based on the content you interact with the most, too.

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Facebook Uses Space Atop News Feed to Prompt Users to Discuss Events, Moments; Share Holiday Cards

SocialTimes Facebook

Facebook is using the real estate atop its News Feed to encourage users to discuss events and moments, as well as to share holiday cards. He wrote: Messages from Facebook will appear at the top of News Feed about a specific event or moment.

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Wonder How Will Your Post Get On Top Of Facebook News Feed ?? - Social Media

Social Media Network Marketing

Do you wonder how will your Post get on top of News Feed? News Feed is already a competitive place – as more People, Businesses and Pages are posting content, the competition to appear in News Feed has increased. Simply put: All of this means that Pages that post promotional creative should expect their organic distribution to fall significantly over time.

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Mobile Install-App Ads, New Twitter Profile, Updates to Facebook’s News Feed Algorithum & More | Social Media Snapshot

Harp Interactive

Categories: Blog , Facebook , Google , Social Media Marketing , Twitter Tags: Bing , Facebook , Google , Groups you admin section , install-app ads , linkedin , MoPub , new twitter profile , news feed algorithum , rich LinkedIn snippets , Twitter , youtube Catch up on the need-to-know changes and updates in social media that affect your business and brand…all in one place.

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