Get Ready for the Bots – on Facebook Messenger


Originally receiving a flood of negativity towards a standalone messaging app , compared to one simple Facebook app, users seem to be warming to it. At the end of the day, customers are moving towards messaging as their preferred choice of customer service.

Add a Social Sharing Toolbar to Build Traffic and Engagement


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Six degrees of separation in instant messaging | Emerging Technology Trends |

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Six degrees of separation in instant messaging. Dataset , Instant Messaging , Internet , Online Communications , Roland Piquepaille. According to Nature in ‘ Six degrees of messaging ,’ computer scientists at Microsoft Research Redmond lab have logged a full month of instant messengers using — logically — Microsoft Messenger. On Blonde and beautiful HEIDI MONTAG. BNET Business Network: BNET. TechRepublic. ZDNet. ZDNet.

Twitter XMPP Instant Messaging with Treegger


Twitter XMPP Instant Messaging with Treegger 1 Treegger has launched a service allowing Twitter users to chat in real time using an XMPP client such as Miranda, Pigdim, Adium, iChat ( see the list here ).

IM: Small Business Tool Or A Waste Of Time?

Small Business Mavericks

One of the most primitive online communications tools is instant messaging. There are some instant messaging clients, IM clients, now that allow you to send and receive e-mail and manage your social networks. Instant messaging is a great small business communications tool.

The Blogger and Marketer's Cheat Sheet to Getting High Profile.

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

A blogger might say that he wants to write for a specific publication, sending emails and instant messages asking, “Hey, I really like that you write for this publication. In general, if you send irrelevant pitches , your messaging isn’t going to go very far.

Dark Social – We Only See The Tip of The Social Media Iceberg


Dark Social happens when someone shares content or a link by copying and pasting into communications such as emails, instant messages and forum posts. A recent report from Radium One shed some light on the concept of “Dark Social”.

What Twitter’s Latest Move Says About the Industry Shift from Social to Messaging

Visually SM

By itself, Twitter’s announcement that it would expand its character limit for private messages from 140 characters — the limit applied to tweets — to 10,000 can be interpreted as a simple upgrade to a relatively minor feature. But of course no product rollout occurs in a vacuum, so we must consider this change within the context of other modifications made to the platform, and it turns out Twitter has been pretty busy lately working on its direct messaging capabilities.

How To Use Facebook Video Chat with Skype

The Social Media Incubator

Then when it is finished downloading you can open an instant message window to the person you wish to call and the icon will appear at the top of the instant message screen.

Letting Go


One of my favorite quotes in the research was from a Millennial, referring to her older colleagues: Why do they use email for instant messaging? When we did nearly 200 interviews of Millennials in the workplace as part of the research for our new book , we noticed an interesting trend.

Asian Social Media Equivalents [infographic]


The different types of platforms represented are social networks, message boards, blogging platforms, micro-blogging platforms, platforms of instant messaging, video sharing, photo sharing etc.

The Best Cloud Computing Apps


It helps you manage tasks whilst reminding you of every appointment you ever forgot, via email, instant message or SMS. Cloud computing has transformed the way we do everything. From business to pleasure, the ‘anytime, anywhere’ availability of these apps makes sharing, collaborating and staying on top of things simple, providing everyone with the sophisticated technology that used to be beyond the reach of the Ordinary Joe.

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Dark Social – We only See The Tip of the Social Media Iceberg


Dark Social happens when someone shares content or a link by copying and pasting into communications such as emails, instant messages and forum posts. Twitter Aim to Regain Momentum with New Video & Group Message Features.

Skype Offering $10 for 3-month Premium Subscription


Skype is partnering with Groupon to offer $10 for a three-month Skype Premium subscription, which gets you unlimited international Skype-to-Skype calls, face-to-face video chatting, video conferencing, instant messaging and low-cost calls to non-users.

Did Google Just Kill Email?

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" Google just announced that if you would like to email someone and you do not know their email address, you will be able to send them a message through Google+ (if they have an account) and, if they respond to that initial message, you will then have their email address. If I wanted to have a Google Hangout with you, shoot you an instant message, email, text, whatever. instant message. messaging. text messaging.

4 iPhone Apps for MBA Students


It features call, video call, and instant messaging services for educational purposes. Free instant messaging. To be a good student it takes effort and planning.

Social Media Updates: April


Facebook Messenger Introduces Video Calling : Now you can not only instant message people, but you can have one-on-one conversations with people who matter. Twitter Updates Direct Message : Twitter has changed the way in which direct messaging works.

Digital media etiquette: Where do you stand?


Email/Instant Messaging. Use respect and proper English in both emails and instant messages. While popular sources of communication like social networks, instant messaging and email are convenient, a major part of communication is non-verbal.

Goodbye Feedburner, Hello Feedblitz

Ari Herzog

Moreover, Feedblitz offers more than delivery by mere email and RSS, but also by Twitter update, Facebook wall post, and instant messaging alerts. Photo of train by Bruce Fingerhood.

“What We’ve Got Here is Failure to Communicate”

Waxing UnLyrical

Did we send the right message? They also like instant messaging, but shy away from organized meetings and phone calls. The Millennials, as should be no surprise, are completely accustomed to social media and text messaging, and rely on them as their main forms of communication. Just because a thought was communicated out loud, does not mean that the message was actually understood. #2: 2: Always ensure your message is clear, and understood as intended.

On Facebook and the Death of Etiquette

Adam Cohen

Two years ago, no way I’d tell you that it would be acceptable to converse via text message/SMS with grandparents. Same with instant messaging. Let’s face it. Etiquette is a lost art.

9 Tips for a Successful Webinar Event


This especially applies to instant messaging programs. Webinars serve multiple purposes. In business, webinars can be a valuable tool for solidifying relationships with your clients. Depending on its content, you may even consider hosting a webinar-for-profit.

Will private conversations change Twitter?

Sherrilynne Starkie

The privacy shift comes as Twitter seeks to bolster user growth and compete with instant messaging platforms such as WeChat, WhatsApp and SnapChat. Will direct messages become a constant stream of spam?

How Google+ Can Overrun Facebook

Small Business Mavericks

When you click the “invite friends” link from your Google+ account, you’ll find a new link that you can send to friends via Instant message or post on the web…or on Facebook perhaps? It wasn’t long ago that Facebook surpassed Google in being the most visited website online. That’s because there are a lot of people who just want to socialize with their friends and not use the Internet like a library. But Google+ could change that.

The Real Meaning of Digital


This is a paraphrase of several conversations I’ve had with Millennials about their frustration with the older generations in their organizations, but it comes down to a question they have for the older managers: Why do they use email for instant messaging?!

Meet Kristi and Her Key to Blog Promotion

Ari Herzog

Here is one of her Twitter promotion tips on page 27: You know those direct messages that you might be ignoring due to spam? Once you start building followers, you might start getting requests through your direct messages.

How to Improve Your Social Media Marketing Plan With 13 Growth Hacks

Convince & Convert

TrueStory: At CoSchedule, we started analyzing our data and found that while we were concentrating the majority of our time writing social messages to promote our content on Twitter, more traffic actually came from Facebook. Mix Up Your Social Messages. Switch up the messages.

Secrets to Marketing Success from the Net Generation


We need to lead by example and embrace channels of immediate communication like instant messaging (IM), text messaging, Twitter and email. Even though I am not part of the Net Generation, I have learned a lot from it.

The Future of Email or Messaging or…

Geoff Livingston

Basically, the tech industry wants to replace email with the next generation of messaging. Then there was the not so successful Facebook Messages /Messenger App. Invariably, these solutions feature a variety of social media or instant messaging technologies.

Fast And Easy Way To Print Or Save A Skype Conversation

SocMed Sean

Whether it’s video chat with family or using it to instant message with my development team in India, it has become a staple tool for communicating. 2) With all of the messages selected, right-click on any message and choose “Copy Selection” from the dropdown menu.

6 Ways to Stay Ahead of What the World Thinks

Convince & Convert

And instant messages–text messages, smart phones, social media. Can you remember life before the World Wide Web? It happened, and it seems like 100 years has passed since we first opened Netscape or Internet Explorer to “search” for a recipe or a news source.

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Time Management: 5 Tips You Need To Know


From e-mail to instant messages to watching funny cat videos online, there are so many land mines of distraction surrounding us. This is a guest post by Eric Siu. There’s one constant in life that is common to all of us: decreasing time.

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Turning The Challenges of Remote working Into Strengths


A useful communication tool used primarily for instant messaging. Slack also allows for calling, direct messaging and integrates with loads of other productivity apps such as Google Apps and Teamwork. This is a guest contribution from Nick Chowdrey.

China: The Most Popular Social Networks


It is integrated with QQ, the most popular instant messaging service, and the other services offered by Tencent, the company behind QQ and Qzone. WeChat is an instant messaging, video/voice chat, social network and location based service – all rolled into one.

102 Compelling Social Media and Online Marketing Stats and Facts for 2012 (and 2013)

Webbiquity SMM

The majority (as much as 70%) is “dark social”—links shared through email or instant messaging that generally get lumped in with “direct” traffic in analytics programs like Google Analytics. (

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How to Boost B2B Impact with Social Listening and Intent Data

Simply Measured

Marketers think about social marketing as a way to deliver core messages to our desired audience, using social networks. You can use these insights to create the right messaging and content to move your buyers through each stage of the buying journey.

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

Buffer Social

Conversations are hard to monetize and if Facebook were to inject adverts in-between instant messages it would probably be met with much anger from users. Right now, the standards we expect on the web are being re-written for mobile.

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Selling is Dead - Free is the Newest Trend

Stay N' Alive

They offered a free plumber to chat with you via instant messaging. Stelzner calls this the Elevation Principe: Great Content + Other People – Marketing Messages = Growth. Note from Jesse: I've always been impressed by the work of Mike Stelzner.

What Type Of Advertising Has The Most Influence?

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42% are online, 29% are talking on cellphones or mobile devices, and 26% are sending instant messages or text messages. Yes, I'm going to defend online advertising and it's ability to deliver much more than a great advertising message (always remember: marketing is not advertising ), but none of this is set is stone. You would think that the shift is clear. That true influence when it comes to advertising comes from channels that are more personal or more interactive.

The Fleeting Value Of Content

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Here's what they uncovered: "generally, links shared on Facebook, Twitter, and via direct sources like email or instant message have a shelf life of about 3 hours. Most content screams into an empty universe. It's nice to create content with the intent of reaching a broad and targeted audience, but it's becoming harder and harder to do this. No matter how good the content is.