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.
Guest Post With Google+, Google is forming productive partnerships and building relationships with content/media makers from a variety of verticals. Their biggest push is in sports and entertainment.
In perhaps the clearest sign yet that enterprise social media management tool HootSuite has major global ambitions, the company announced this morning that it is adding support for managing China’s most popular microblogging platform, Tencent Weibo, and Russia’s most popular social media network, VK.com.
Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), a North African affiliate, opened up to the media earlier this month by holding a question-and-answer session on Twitter.
Guest Post This week’s tragic events of the Boston Marathon explosions have given me a lot of think about. While I’m still deeply saddened, I couldn’t help but notice the viral impact of social media during times like these. While it’s awesome we can get news almost instantaneously, there’s also much at stake if we’re not careful with what we say and how we respond during these times or any other time.
So. Facebook Home doesn’t work on your particular Android device. And you’ve seen that Facebook Home has an abysmal 2.2 average rating — more than half of Facebook Home users rate it one single solitary lonely star.
What’s a social news Android addict to do?
It’s the 16th day of the fourth month — four squared, in other words. Which means it’s Foursquare Day, and which means that you can visit Fourquare.com to get a personalized infographic of the past year year.
A lot more people, proportionally, dislike this video than Gangnam Style.
Prollie is a social search platform that tracks how “well” people use social media platforms and makes connections with others who share the same interests and passions.
VentureBeat caught up with blogger and social media analyst Brian Solis a few weeks after the release of his latest book.
Salesforce says it has the world’s only unified social marketing suite. Adobe says its marketing cloud is a single service that includes everything digital marketers need to get ahead.
Shift begs to differ.
“We’re kinda matching Zendesk and Evernote in user growth curve,” Holmes said. “Our progressive cycle to each additional million is getting shorter and shorter, which is a good thing.”
Dogs, stumps, pup tents and bikes, the new HootSuite offices in Vancouver has them all. And then some.
While it seems fairly obvious that corporations would use social media to communicate to the public, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has formally decided it’s OK.
“Social shopper media company” Collective Bias has raised $10.5 million to expand its approach to brand marketing, which leverages an army of influencers to publish content on social media.
It’s no April Fools joke: Twitter is getting seriously serious about monetization. Just the latest indicator is a refreshed and updated help site the social network launched today for business users.
Guest Post What if Siri could help us modulate the emotional tone of our messages? Would it make the world a better place with less conflict and argument, or would it leave piles of unread messages?
Like millions of fellow Facebook users, you updated your profile picture to support marriage equality. Do social media campaigns like these make a difference?
Crunching the numbers on tens of millions of social data points, hundreds of thousands of Facebook pages, and 8,500 of the world’s top brands on Facebook has taught Optimal Social a few things about virality.
“Seventy-one percent of consumers say they post hashtags from their mobile devices,” RadiumOne VP Kamal Kaur told me yesterday. “I’ve even caught myself hashtagging in my emails.”
In fact, gamification boosts commenting 13 percent, social sharing to Facebook, Twitter, and networks 22 percent, and content discovery by a massive 68 percent.
Especially for younger folks, what we talk about on Twitter relates directly to what we watch on TV — but is that correlation or causation?
These best practices cover Facebook Pages as well as Instagram and Facebook advertising products.
Being active on Facebook, it appears, actually can get you that new job.
Guest Post Our findings show the disconnect between social media strategies and business value is forcing many executives to rethink their overall approach, and the infrastructure they built to support it.
This is huge, because brands like Sephora say their Pinterest followers spend 15 times more than their Facebook fans.
Facebook just released its new news feed and marketers should be happy: Facebook is providing a rich canvas on which to display their wares. But it’ll be best for social marketing experts.
Path has always taken a different … trail. So it’s no surprise that the private social network is laying down new tracks in an attempt to make digital communication more human.
Guest Post Folks, Twitter marketing just got serious.
We’ve known for some time that Facebook has over a billion users. Now the company has announced that it has over 15 million brands, too.
How is your company doing in social? Are you engaging customers, fans, and potential customers? And are you doing it better than your competitors?
Either there are very different people on Twitter than the average Jane Q. Everywoman, or we tend to say very different things in public than we do in private.
Pinterest just raised $200 million at a $2.5 billion valuation. But if the company seriously starts to monetize what marketers like Sephora are finding in the social shopping platform, two and a half billion dollars is far too cheap.
The photo-sharing service has gained 10 million users in the past month alone. Here’s what Instagram founder Kevin Systrom has to say about it.
Oh, you thought your trip photos from Cancun were great for Facebook? Sorry, next to astronaut Chris Hadfield, you’ve got nothing.
A picture might indeed be worth a thousand words as visual social networks Pinterest and Instagram continue to grow. But how do analytics change when photos say more than text?
A copycat hack hoax in the wake of actual hacks to Burger King and Jeep? Super classy, guys. Keep up the hilarious work.
What kinds of posts do well with your Facebook audience? What topics are most viral for your customers? And how can you find clones of your best fans?