Monthly archive for July 2016

Reddit Lets Brands Promote User Posts: This Week in Social Media

Reddit Lets Brands Promote User Posts: This Week in Social Media

Welcome to our weekly edition of what’s hot in social media news. To help you stay up to date with social media, here are some of the news items that caught our attention. What’s New This Week Reddit Announces New Ad Offering: Reddit introduced Promoted User Posts,

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Gilded as charged

 The threat of advertising skulks outside the periphery of every free site or service, but the more terrifying thought is that, to paraphrase “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark,” the ads are coming from inside the house. That’s what Reddit may be facing with a new

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Dating apps attach themselves to the Pokémon craze

 Pokémon Go may be the perfect dating app: you’re out in the real world, have an immediate way to start a conversation with an attractive stranger and, clearly, the two of you already share a common interest. These facts have not been lost on the makers of

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Twitter will stream its first eSports competition, starting today

 It’s no Twitch, but Twitter this weekend will live stream its first eSports competition on its service, thanks to a partnership with Eleague. Twitter will provide live coverage of the organization’s semifinals and championship held today and tomorrow in Atlanta, where teams will be playing Valve’s “Counter-Strike:

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Twitter Analytics: How to Know if Your Twitter Marketing Works

Twitter Analytics: How to Know if Your Twitter Marketing Works

Do you review your Twitter Analytics? Want to use them to improve your Twitter marketing? Ian Cleary is with us to explore what you can learn from the data provided in Twitter Analytics. More About This Show The Social Media Marketing podcast is an on-demand talk radio show from

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SurveyMonkey study finds social media apps ruled mobile in first half of 2016

 A new study from SurveyMonkey Intelligence revealed the 30 most-downloaded and most-used apps in the American iOS and Android app stores so far this year. Social media apps like Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram ruled over mobile games in the first six months of 2016. Because Pokémon Go was released in the U.S. on July 6,

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Zuck says augmented reality will flourish on phones before glasses

 Snapchat selfie lenses and Pokemon Go, not Magic Leap and HoloLens. Smartphones are how Mark Zuckerberg sees augmented reality going mainstream, rather than potentially awkward headsets and glasses. That’s an important clue to how Facebook will adapt to this next computing platform. Yesterday on the call after

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Facebook tightens iron grip on birthdays with recap videos

 Twitter shows some balloons and Snapchat wraps your messages like presents, but Facebook is where people celebrate birthdays online. Now to reinforce itself as the home for your personal content and connections, Facebook is launching birthday recap videos that assemble the best wall posts you got for

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4 Ways to Beat the Instagram Algorithm

4 Ways to Beat the Instagram Algorithm

Does Instagram’s algorithm have you worried? Are you looking for proven tactics to increase your visibility in the Instagram news feed? In this article, you’ll discover how four of the most successful companies on Instagram are responding to the algorithm change, and how your business can do

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Will Facebook be your next call center operator?

 How would you describe Facebook? Historically, it’s been the social hub of billions of users looking to stay connected with friends and family. Yet in recent years, it’s become more difficult to describe Facebook in a few words — it’s a place for businesses to share info

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