The Future of Association Management Systems

SocialFish

This seems to be the question that has haunted association execs for more than 25 years when the initial association management system hit the not-for-profit marketplace. The Future of AMS Systems: A Provocative Discussion from David Gammel. What’s the future of AMS?

WhatsApp Ceases Support for Older Operating Systems

SocialTimes Facebook

WhatsApp users on devices with older operating systems were on the receiving end of a New Year’s Eve surprise. Singh added that the following operating systems are heading for WhatsApp’s chopping block in June: BlackBerry 10 OS. WhatsApp announced these steps in a blog post last February , writing at the time: When we started WhatsApp in 2009, people’s use of mobile devices looked very different from today.

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The Intersection of Online Communities and Learning Management Systems

SocialFish

We’re seeing some interesting things going on in the association industry at the intersection of online communities and learning management systems (LMS). Just over half of respondents (51 percent) report using a learning management system (LMS) to deliver and manage education.

How To Keep Your Business IT Systems More Secure

The Realtime Report

How To Keep Your Business IT Systems More Secure. Most organizations rely heavily on a range of different IT systems and online technologies. Unfortunately, not every business has the resources or manpower required to take care of their IT systems and online systems.

List of Social Media Management Systems (SMMS)

www.web-strategist.com

Definition: Social Media Management Systems are collection of procedures used to manage work flow in a disparate social media environment. List of Social Media Management Systems (SMMS), 20 total vendors Sorted by alphabetized order by parent company, not in priority or capability.

Feature Friday: How to Choose the Best Comment System for Your Blog

Ari Herzog

While many bloggers prefer to stick with their native comments system, whether it’s WordPress, Blogger or any other of the popular platforms, others are preferring to use third-party systems like Disqus , IntenseDebate and Livefyre , amongst others. Third-Party Comment Systems.

Twitter’s New Ad System REVEALED

TwiTip

But to do that, any ad system, like all ad systems, will need to accomplish three things: Increase the likelihood that an ad unit will be seen. Of course, all ad systems are useless if they don’t make money. Twitter’s New Ad System REVEALED.

7 Questions About Facebook’s New Star Ratings System

Convince & Convert

In this “let’s get physical” edition of The Baer Facts, I talk with Kyle Lacy of ExactTarget about Facebook’s new system of applying star ratings to Pages , and the merits of kettlebell as a workout option.

Facebook Caffe2Go Deep-Learning System Powers Video ‘Style Transfer’ Test

SocialTimes Facebook

The social network announced that it began testing a new creative-effective camera feature within its flagship mobile application that applies “style transfer” technique to users’ videos via a Facebook-developed deep-learning technology called Caffe2Go. We’ve developed a new deep-learning platform on mobile so it can–for the first time–capture, analyze and process pixels in real time, putting state-of-the-art technology in the palm of your hand.

Are You Making These Costly Holiday Mobile Mistakes?

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Posted in Customer Experience eCommerce Mobile. And if you’re a retailer, hopefully you haven’t just primed your in-store and online offers, but your mobile presence as well. population are avid mobile Internet users, according to 2011 U.S.

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T-Mobile G2: My New Mobile Obsession

Ari Herzog

My new obsession is the T-Mobile G2. Here’s a picture I snapped of the two phones side by side : Launching last fall to many positive early reviews , the phone runs on the open source Android operating system and is pre-installed with every mobile application in Google’s arsenal. Asking people around my town what they thought of T-Mobile, their responses were generally favorable. It’s funny what 12 months does to a person.

How to Leverage Mobile Payments to Garner Customer Loyalty

SocialFish

Mobile payments will reach $90 billion by 2017, according to Forrester. The ability to attract mobile customers isn’t just a matter of selling more products, however. Open up Your Mobile Wallet. Entice more mobile customers to buy your products with a mobile wallet option.

3 Ways Mobile Apps Can Reward Customer Loyalty

The Realtime Report

Point collection is quickly becoming a popular way for mobile apps to encouraging return business, especially with younger generations. The app ShopKick offers a similar reward system, often with special promotions for small and medium-sized businesses.

[Cool Infographic Friday] Everything you need to know about mobile payment options

SocialFish

I’m checking out Dwolla and Serve as ways to potentially detach myself from the traditional banking system which I hate. How are you using mobile payments? Personally, I buy everything online, especially groceries , takeout food , homewares, electronics, and clothing.

Building the Bambu Mobile App in React Native

Sprout Social

Early solutions tried to bring web resources to mobile, but never had the experience users expected. Then in 2015, Facebook released a variant of its popular React library on mobile called React Native. So when our mobile team here at Sprout started work on the mobile app for our employee advocacy product Bambu , we chose to build it in React Native. When deciding if we were going to build Bambu Mobile in React Native, our mobile team had some tough decisions to make.

The 6 Best Features of iOS 7

The Social Media Incubator

One of the biggest aspects missing from the old operating system was the ability to multi-task. Now that you have heard our favorite features of the new operating system, leave a comment below with your favorite feature!

The Top #Nifty50 Women in Technology on Twitter for 2012

Webbiquity SMM

Carrie played a key role in launching the enterprise-wide integration of social & mobile recruiting, breaking some of the traditional boundaries of HR in the process. A year ago, the #Nifty50 honored 50 remarkable men and women on Twitter.

A Cashless America

Saying It Social

In this blog post we explore the 2015 Digital Wallet- what it is, why you should accept mobile payments, as well as projected Millennial purchase behavior- check it out!

Need Mobile Intel? Read The Third Screen

Geoff Livingston

Chuck Martin’s The Third Screen is arguably of the same caliber for the forthcoming mobile marketing revolution. It serves as a solid primer, going into the history of wireless communications, and explaining why businesses have so little control over mobile stakeholders.

Is Your Website Prepared For Mobile Traffic?

Small Business Mavericks

One of the biggest changes in Internet use over the last two years has been the traffic coming from mobile users. And that was just Apple iPhones, you can probably triple those numbers for all mobile devices sold during the same period. David Moth has published an interesting infographic on Econsultancy related to mobile statistics for 2011 (a good example of How Infographics Can Help Improve Your Social Media Appeal ). It suggests that mobile traffic is increasing rapidly.

The Lowdown on Making Your Site Mobile-Friendly

Idaconcpts

It has been easy until recently to ignore the concept of mobile browsing as it did not impact a significant portion of the traffic on the internet. That notion has changed, however, with 2011 seeing a total of 20% of all web traffic coming through mobile phones.

[Case Study] Have you crossed the mobile threshold?

SocialFish

This one is w ritten by Jeremy Vanderlan, Mobile Practice Lead. Interested in mobile strategy? Crossing the Mobile Threshold. AIDS.gov has looked towards mobile as a solution for spreading information about HIV/AIDS for a number of years. Optimizing for mobile.

4 Tools for Creating a Bulletproof Idea Capture System

ProBlogger

So if you’re going to trap all those flashes of genius and store them for later use, you need to create a simple idea capture system. Nowadays almost every mobile phone has a voice recording feature. The “best” idea capture system.

[Solved] Posting Photos To Instagram From Your Desktop

SocMed Sean

Similar to my articles on switching between Twitter mobile and desktop and reorganizing your Facebook photos , I expect that there are a lot of people out there searching for the answer to this one too. Instagram was designed to be a mobile app, capturing the world around you via your phone.

How Facebook Sees How Thousands of Devices React to Code Changes

SocialTimes Facebook

Why is there a wall featuring thousands of mobile devices, older and newer, in Facebook’s data center in Prineville , Ore.? Today, in our Prineville data center, we have a mobile device lab—outfitted with a custom-built rack—that allows us to run tests on thousands of phones.

Social Media Stats [Infographic]

Mindjumpers

To demonstrate the growth of social channels in the last one year, here is an interesting infographic designed by Internet marketing firm Dream Systems Media based on the data provided by AdAge. 55% of Twitter users access the platform via their mobile. billion have a mobile and only 4.2

Chatbots: The future of conversational commerce and marketing

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Recently, I had the pleasure of speaking with Christian Brucculeri, the CEO at mobile messaging company Snaps, a developer of chatbots and other marketing technology products for companies. You might call automated phone systems—the kind people love to hate—as a chatbot’s second cousin.

Social Networking Stats: Facebook To Acquire WhatsApp, #RLTM Scoreboard

The Realtime Report

Mobile messaging service WhatsApp is being acquired by Facebook to the tune of $19 billion in cash and stock — Facebook’s biggest acquisition to date. Social Media Statistics Facebook Facebook acquisition Jan Koum mobile app mobile messaging mobile messaging app WhatsApp

Benefits of Online Reputation Management - Social Media

Social Media Network Marketing

Together they start to form a complete picture and enable our stakeholder’s experience to percolate within the system. Provide early warning systems for reactive Public Relations.

Stop Your Smartphone From Telling Burglars Where You Live

Ari Herzog

The instructions are different for Android and other operating systems and you can learn more here. Productivity identity mobile security Photo by Pieter Vieu. Used with permission.

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My Switch From iPhone To Android: Part Two

Jason Yormark

Now before any backlash from Android enthusiasts or how I should try Windows Mobile (not going to happen), here’s the deal…I don’t fall into this strange world of fanboyism for electronics. Apple Mobile Technology

Is SMS Marketing Still a Viable Strategy?

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

As most brands and organizations now have a mobile optimized version of their website, the focus is now on encouraging users to travel to your site and interact with the brand itself in order to push increased revenue. Here a few examples: 77% of the population of the world own a mobile phone.

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Facebook Announces Several Measurement Products, Integrations

SocialTimes Facebook

View-through measurement with Facebook’s Mobile Measurement Partners: Mobile application advertisers will be able to assign credit to ads that were viewed by users but never clicked on via the social network’s Mobile Measurement Partners : Apsalar , Adjust , Kochava , AppsFlyer and Localytics. Facebook added in the Facebook for Business post: Marketing mix modeling is the preferred measurement system for many of the largest brands in the world.

Everything You Need to Know to Run a Successful SMS Marketing Campaign

Convince & Convert

One of the great things about SMS is that nearly 100% of all devices on the market are SMS enabled , making it the mobile channel that offers the widest reach possible. In fact, it’s been reported that Coca-Cola historically has invested 70% of their mobile budget on SMS marketing.

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Why Apps Fail and Other Mobile Marketing Truths

Convince & Convert

It’s Jay Baer from Convince & Convert live today with my friend, a very special guest, Simon Salt , who is a digital strategist and the CEO of IncSlingers and the author of the brand new e-book, “The Shorty Guide to Mobile Marketing” Simon, how are you, good sir? You made it with the Amazon publishing system , which I know people have been talking about a lot. Mobile Marketing Highlights From the Shorty Guide. No mobile foundation whatsoever.

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Workplace (Formerly Facebook at Work) Officially Launches Worldwide

SocialTimes Facebook

There are also features exclusive to Workplace, including a dashboard with analytics and integration with single sign-on, as well as with identity providers that allow organizations to integrate the service with their existing information-technology systems.

Link Love Monthly: Best of January 2011

SocialFish

Feature Creep Emerges as Next Challenge for Mobile Devs – GigaOm. Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Integrated Mobile Strategy – Beth Kanter. While Mobile Email Usage on the Rise – comScore. Eco/Systems.

7 Tactful Ways of Facing The Horrors of Digital Marketing

Webbiquity SMM

Your higher-ups have already provided substantial financial support for your team’s plan to ramp up and promote a brand new e-commerce system. Horror #6: The Mobile Fiasco. You’ve proposed a mobile app to your higher-ups. Guest post by Philip Masterson.

How to Build and Monetize a Mobile-Optimized Blog

ProBlogger

For bloggers, creating a mobile site can seem daunting. Without the time, money and a working knowledge of various coding languages, a mobile site can seem out of reach. What’s more, way back in 2010, she predicted that mobile users would surpass desktop users by 2014.

Facebook’s New Ad Products for Brick-and-Mortar Retailers

SocialTimes Facebook

Today we’re announcing new solutions for businesses to drive people to their stores and measure the amount of store visits and in-store sales following their Facebook mobile ad campaigns.