8 Open Source Projects from Google


For many Google has become the patron saint of open source, and the number of open source projects Google supports or directly develops seems to increase every day. Unlike other proprietary social network application platforms, OpenSocial is free and open.

Open Source is a feature, not a benefit

The Way of the Web

Open source is a wonderful thing. But reading Matthew Ingram’s post last week about the lack of adoption for an open Twitter alternative highlighted the key reason why so few open source projects become mainstream success stories at the level of WordPress or Firefox.

Trending Sources

Facebook’s Favorite Hacks of 2016

SocialTimes Facebook

A Seattle-based group of engineers and designers leveraged some of the infrastructure behind Facebook Live with the goal of building a small, private, livestreaming experience within Messenger. Nuclide is built on top of Atom , an open-source desktop text editor.

Social Media On The Farm: Crisis Management, Market Research, Education And APIs

The Realtime Report

farms are turning to Twitter and other social media tools as a support group to share information, gain insights and keep customers informed about changing conditions. A group called Open Food is collaborating on an open source API to share data about food.

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The 32 Best Twitter Marketing Tools

Webbiquity SMM

Get color indication of hashtag strength as you type, on Twitter or Facebook; notifications when new hashtags pop up for your topic; and ability to group and compare hashtags. ” — Marketing Insider Group (Arsenal). Marketing Insider Group (Arsenal).

How to Cut Costs with Your Own Support Community

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

The social web has opened the communication floodgates. Customers visit to ask questions and share knowledge, finding and sharing answers that power a tight-knit group of brand advocates. To wipe startup costs, check out a free open source solution like phpBB.

Top Tools for Mobile Marketing


Buzztouch : An open source app storage cloud that works with iPhone, iPad and Android. ClubTexting : A texting app that has special features for social groups and nonprofits.

The Top #Nifty50 Women in Technology on Twitter for 2012

Webbiquity SMM

This year, colleague Cheryl Burgess and I changed things up a bit, opening the award to nominations but focusing specifically on outstanding men and women who work for technology companies and are active on social media. A year ago, the #Nifty50 honored 50 remarkable men and women on Twitter.

The Complete Guide to Using Stock Photos in Your Marketing

Buffer Social

My hunch is it’s probably a photo of a group of friends awkwardly laughing, business people staring at charts on a wall, or something along those lines. You might think an image of a group of people working is just an image. Where do you source your stock images from?

Thirteen Tips for Effective Tagging

Buzz Marketing for Technology

A tag is a collaboratively generated, open-ended labeling system that enables Internet users to categorize content such as Web pages, online photographs, and Web links. Jump to Content. Jump to Navigation. Jump to Footer. Search: TechSoup Home. Learning Center. Community. Find Services.

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Leverage Multi-Social Media Platforms to Tell Stories

Direct Marketing Observations

So let’s think through that quickly about the multiple platforms that you, me, and your organization can now use to convey your key message themes: Blogs, Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, Forums, Websites, QR Codes, Group Buying sites, and LBS( location based sites)-to name but a few.

The Future of Twitter

Proactive Report

One aspect of Twitter that’s not well-known and often not considered by brands is that journalists and news organizations are the largest and most active verified group of Twitter users. Source Triggertrap eport.) Source: Forbes.com).

[INTERVIEW] How the University of Chester’s first-class social strategy gets them to the head of the class


This includes social activity, and it shows the different, shifting patterns among age groups in prospective students and current university.

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You've Heard the Rumors. Here are a Few Predictions That "Just Make Sense" For Facebook's F8

Stay N' Alive

Last year I was pretty close in my prediction (I had the code right - just not exactly what the code did - this was all the launch of Facebook's Social Plugins), having got some clues in their open source Javascript SDK that were launched in the code before they were released to developers.

The Future Of Books And Publishing

Twist Image

Along with starting one of the most interesting open source projects, LibriVox (for audio books based on books in the public domain), Hugh also works on book and publishing start-ups. facebook group. Episode #279 of Six Pixels of Separation - The Twist Image Podcast is now live and ready for you to listen to. I wish more people would read (more) books.

Is Virtual Reality Finally Ready To Be Social?

Ignite Social Media

React is open source and the WebVR API is steadily being adopted by various web browsers, so we’ll see ReactVR’s use in non-Oculus browsers sometime in the future. Maybe…no, not really. Perhaps. I don’t know. Read on.

How Product Hunt Grew to 140k Fans with Automation, Scheduling, and 8 Twitter Profiles

Buffer Social

The team has even open-sourced this code for auto-adding and scheduling tweets via Buffer. We couldn’t manage so much content going out to specific target groups without a tool like Buffer. Image sources: Unsplash , Pablo , Canva.

7 Tips to Launch Successful Twitter Promotions

Sprout Social

When you give away prizes like televisions, money or general gift cards, you open the door to tons of freebie seekers. Promoted Tweets allow you to pay to get your Tweets in front of a targeted group of users. TLKS , an open-source talk series.

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Robust Collaboration Tools to Empower the Modern Social Media Marketing Team


ClickMeeting eliminates the need to conduct physical face to face group meetings allowing for more time to get things done. Your ability to communicate and keep your team working cohesively can be a mountain-scaling, yet necessary task for mastering entrepreneurship and selling online.

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19 productivity and time management apps for 2016


Whether you are working in groups or working solo, Basecamp is laden with tons of useful features to better manage and organize tasks, measure productivity, along with a host of other functionalities. User can create events on important dates and subscribe to shared group.

A Tools Guide to Live streaming on Facebook

Razor Social

You can go live on your Facebook Page, profile or group on your mobile device. If you want to go live from a mobile device, you just open up your status update and select ‘live video’ Facebook live. ” OBS – Open Broadcaster Software.

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The 23 Best Free Google Chrome Extensions for Digital Marketers

Webbiquity SMM

That said, however, it’s amazing how much can be done without spending any money—or even leaving whatever web page is currently open in your browser. ” — Marketing Insider Group. Showcase reviews: BuzzBlogger, Marketing Insider Group. Too many tabs open in Chrome?

What the Future Holds for B2B Social Media Marketing


B2B and enterprise companies aren’t trying to convert millions of individual consumers into customers — they’re trying to convince a smaller group of companies with bigger budgets to buy their products or services. View Comments 100+ Upcoming Social Media & Tech Events View Comments International Management Trainee at Meltwater Group (District of Columbia) Jobs Interested in working in Washington DC for Meltwater News?About

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50 Amazing Mobile Marketing Statistics That Will Move You to Action

Writtent Blog

Source: HubSpot ). Source: The International Telecommunications Union ). Source: Juniper Research ). Source: Nielson ). Source: Loyalty360 ). Source: Nielson ). Source: Akamai ). Source: Google ). Source: ElectroIQ ). Source: Nielson ).

Can Leaderless Organizations Win?

Twist Image

The media struggles to find a figurehead or someone to interview in these self-organized groups and revolutions like the Arab Spring, the Tea Party movement and occupy Wall Street, but because there is no defined "leader" (mostly because these groups are self-organized), they are chastised for not having in place a more traditional (and hierarchical) structure or a seamless message. Big groups can self-lead. open source.

A Brief History of the Evolution of Social Technology

Social Media Marketing

It is from within this technology group that Vic Hayes tweaked the wireless Internet and would become known as the "father of Wi-Fi." He is also a professional writer and blogger, with a particular interest in the open source Drupal platform.

An Explicit Link Between PRISM and Social Media Intelligence

Net-Savvy Executive

But several privacy groups and think tanks—including Big Brother Watch, Demos and Privacy International—have voiced concerns that the Met''s use of Socmint lacks the proper legislative oversight to prevent abuses occurring.

Create a World-Class Online Community for Your Business


Be a Source of Relevant Content One way to help community members reach their objectives is to become a great source of content about a topic that they’re interested in.

[INTERVIEW] Twiplomacy reveal the secrets to communicating with world leaders


Now in its sixth year, we’ve opened up the study to monitor their usage on Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat, and others too. But once it’s set up and you can connect with the different groups, the benefits greatly outweigh that initial effort.

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4 WordPress Alternatives: the What, Where, and Why


It’s also designed to be open and transparent, using modern software development techniques in its design. users group. access to the Google user group. open source and completely free to use. This guest post is by Matt Setter of MatthewSetter.com.

7 Mind-Numbingly Easy Marketing Changes You Probably Haven’t Made Yet

Convince & Convert

The average email gets opened by 30 percent of your subscribers. Newer popups don’t actually open in a new window, and don’t prevent users from clicking the back button. There’s also a free, open-source alternative with its own rudimentary exit-intent technology.

What to Consider When Building an In-House Social Media Team


View Comments 100+ Upcoming Social Media & Tech Events View Comments Freelance Social Media Consultant at CareerBuilder (Chicago, Illinois) Jobs CareerBuilders business development group works with companies of all sizes to develop social media strategies, measure the perception of their brand, and launch and cultivate online communities. Flash vs. HTML5: The "Pong" Version 37Signals Creates iPad-Only Web App An Open Source, HTML5 Framework for i.

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Making Data Relevant: The New Metrics for Social Marketing


Measuring cause and effect between buzz, branding and sales might show different dynamics for different product groups.

Preventing Social Media Spam

The Marketing Blog

53 pm Preventing Social Media Spam Jump to Comments Image by Josh Russell via Flickr Sometimes it feels really sorry to see the tactics of a select group of folks in the name of using Social media as a Conversation Medium ! Home About In the Media Enterprise 2.0 Conversations Facebook will surge ahead in India February 4, 2010.8:53

The Fifteen Classes of the Social Business Software Suite (Q4, 2010)


Social Platforms: Social Networks (organic): There’s a large group of social networks all across the globe but Facebook continues to take dominance in adoption. Early entrants includes Salesforce Ideas, UserVoice and open source Pligg.

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Looking for a Beneficial Summer Internship? Google It.

The Social Media Incubator

Google is offering the “ Summer of Code 2013 ,” which is an internship for students who are willing to work on open-source projects. then students also applying to work on said projects, and finally the two groups get connected together for a summer of open source coding madness.”.

Get the Most Out of Twitter Hashtags


Remind attendees of the hashtag constantly: On your website, on your Twitter feed, at the opening remarks, and throughout the day, make a friendly reminder about your hashtag and that you can track the conversation through it. I've joined groups, nothing. I've joined groups, nothing.

Access.is that our greatest asset?

Engaging Brand

Ideas used to be controlled and protected however some of the most innovative companies are using open source a competitive advantage. Ownership has in the past been the main plan for business.

HOW TO: Gain Twitter Influence


Consider how many people retweet you, what Twitter Lists you’re on, and how many people check out the sources that you recommend when deciding how much influence you have. Pick a Niche If you want to be known as the source for a certain topic on Twitter, make it a very specific topic. When this site launched, larger sites were already established as the go-to sources for the tech space as a whole.

Why Curation Is Just as Important as Creation [OPINION]


Okay, let’s get this part out in the open: Creators don’t like coloring inside the lines. Other than large sources though, how many people know how to curate without plagiarizing, especially in the day and age where plagiarism and copyright infringement are applauded, not admonished?