Twitter has acquired real-time TV data company Trendrr, Trendrr CEO Mark Ghuneim announced this morning on the company’s blog with the hashtag #RockingTheFlock.
Sure, San Francisco is one of the top American cities for social media jobs. And New York is hot for Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, and LinkedIn marketers.
But some of the cities on the list might surprise you.
Score one for the grownups! New data from the Pew Research Center shows that while teens dominate pretty much all the social networks in existence, adults still reign supreme on Instagram. And when it comes to Pinterest, adults bury the teenyboppers.
Guest Post Social media networks are great — until you run into other people on them.
Social networks are all about people, right? Perhaps, but they’re the worst industry at one of the most important things a brand can do: customer service.
And not just by a little.
Vine lets you take six-second videos and post them. Instagram gives you 15 seconds. But a new video app lets you take videos, edit them, combine them, and share them in chunks of any length — up to an hour.
Of the 500 leaders of the biggest companies in America, just 28 are on Twitter. A few more, 38, are on Facebook. And five lonely CEOs frequent the circles on Google+. But 140 are on LinkedIn.
The pages you can create on RebelMouse are good-looking out of the box, and they’re also customizable, thanks to a WYSIWYG editor.
Editor’s Pick “Every single year we’re heard people say ‘this is the year of mobile,” Nanigans SVP Dan Slagen told me, laughing. “But this is the first time we’ve seen someone come forward and put forward the kind of number Facebook did.”
Editor’s Pick The most influential Instagram artists are eking out partnerships with brands, and making thousands of dollars in a day.
First the Pope, now the royal baby. Are there any institutions in the world so antiquated that they can’t find a way to embrace social media?
Guest Post In the past, being an international company meant you had offices, employees and activities across the planet. Today, thanks to the Internet and an ever-flattening world, any startup with a router can go global.
“We are the complete marketing suite for visual interest-based social networks,” Piqora CEO Sharad Verma told me yesterday. “We’re the only company that provides a unified dashboard for Pinterest, Instagram, and Tumblr.”
You knew the launch of the first Corvette to bear the Stingray badge of honor since 1976 would be a big deal in social media. The Corvette, after all, is America’s iconic, beautiful, and above all powerful sports car.
Vir2o wants to be the “local pub and community center” of the Internet. The startup launched a new social media platform today and revealed that is is backed by $1 million in seed financing.
Zero to ten million users in less than seven months might just make social cartoon startup Bitstrips the hottest startup you’ve never heard of.
“Facebook really represents an opportunity to connect over 900 million people,” said engineering director Doug Purdy, “but we hope one day for it to be the entire world.”
Reddit, the self-styled “front page of the internet” that has can send floods of traffic to unsuspecting sites and has luminaries like President Obama visiting to answer questions directly from the great unwashed, is only visited by six percent of online American adults, according to the Pew Research Center.
If you want to go big on YouTube, you don’t want do be a big corporate brand or repurpose content from the nightly news. You do want to be in the gaming, entertainment, or comedy industries. And you most definitely want to have something to say.
Twitter’s first five Ads API partners were dominated by hardcore digital advertisers. Its newest five API partners are dominated by hardcore enterprise-focused social media marketing firms.
Social media management utility HootSuite added the most popular online survey tool, SurveyMonkey, to its app directory today, along with real-time visual traffic analysis tool Chartbeat.
And, almost as an aside, the company stated that it has now passed seven million users.
Facebook page owners have long yearned for more insight than PTAT — Facebook’s people talking about this metric — offers. Starting today, they’re getting their wish.
Facebook announced today that the company now has one million active advertisers — companies or organizations that have advertised on the social network at least once in the last 28 days.
Twitter’s two major product launches 0f 2013 are heading in vastly different directions.
Social media’s impact on television watching is small compared to traditional marketing and communications but has the potential to grow quickly, according to new findings from a study conducted by the Center for Research Excellence (CRE).
“Most of what happens in social commerce is that the larger companies are looking at social opportunities through the prism of the past,” Steve Case explains. “They have the view that it’s ancillary, a curiosity, an extra.”
Sometimes there is a reason companies do things under the radar.
If a tweet falls in the forest, does anybody hear it? With 555 million Twitter users and 58 million tweets on an average day, good luck.
Enter tweet optimization.
Brand Networks has raised $68 million in its first round of funding.The company works with big brands to help them achieve their social media marketing goals. .
Visual analytics and marketing platform Curalate studied 500,000 images on Pinterest to discover what drives the most likes and repins. The results might surprise you.
Twitter CEO Dick Costolo said yesterday that company engineers can roll out any experimental features they’re testing to one percent of the social network’s users.
Twitter updated its iOS and Android apps today to make tweeting pictures faster and better. And showed us the benefits via Vine, the social network’s own video-sharing startup.
To verify accounts, Facebook said you’ll need to submit government-issued photo ID, which Facebook promises to delete immediately after verification.
Guest Post By analyzing years of social data that is difficult to fake, we can more intelligently combat ever-more-sophisticated cybercriminals.
Call it the unicorn problem: beautiful, alluring, magical, and totally non-existent. Social commerce, according to the latest Monetate e-commerce report, is almost as elusive.
Guest Post The media can continue to ridicule the “sexting app” that so many young people are using, but they are entirely missing the point. The same generation being blamed for the supposed “death of privacy” has become wiser than those who are criticizing them.
Nevahold is a platform where people can ‘crowd source’ their social media accounts put more weight behind their customer service complaints.
Who needs a second screen when you can use one screen to watch, share, and see what others are saying about life television entertainment? Today SimulTV launched a new online TV-viewing app that integrates social, eliminating the need for two screens.
Facebook fans are the holy grail of small business, according to a recent study by Staples.
You can’t access Facebook in China. Twitter is unheard of. And Google … well, Google has left China, and China isn’t exactly writing a Taylor Swift ex-boyfriend song about the world’s largest search engine.