Editor’s Pick When parents get on the Internet, suddenly your Timeline is overflowing with bad country songs and embarrassing nicknames. These stats from Facebook break it down.
This morning HootSuite users will find five more apps in the social media power tool’s app directory: Vimeo, Wordpress.org, Via.me, Reachli, and Scripted.
Calling all Mark Cubans in consumer brands: Pinterest may be a greener pasture for brands to connect with customers than Facebook.
There’s more of just about everything in Nielsens’ 2012 state of the social union report … all except the poor old PC.
Your company’s social media strategy isn’t just for publicity or customer service — it can actually help boost your share price, a new study suggests.
Every December 1, the world takes a day to raise awareness about the spread of HIV/AIDS and its prevention. Here’s what Bill Gates and others are doing to help.
A company’s best, most educated, and highest-paid staff are continually trolling on Twitter for a better job. They’re not actively looking for a new job, just keeping an ear to the ground in case one comes up.
Imagine you could post a tweet which your followers view, engage with, watch video in, listen to audio in, and get detailed information about five or six related details … all without leaving Twitter.
Tumblr has joined the elite ranks of Google, Facebook, and Twitter to become one of the 10 most popular services in the U.S.
The Israeli Defense Forces is asking civilians not to tweet or Instagram photos or description of bombed sites, according to blog Yid with Lid, for fear that Hamas military officials may be able to locate sensitive IDF zones in the meta data.
Editor’s Pick Most new social-local apps are a bore, frankly. But most don’t have a CEO who did a couple of tours of duty in Desert Storm, was a chief mechanic for a NASCAR team, and then, after selling a startup, went back to study at MIT.
YouTube has become a massive news destination, YouTube chief executive Salar Kamangar said in his acceptance speech, with 7000 hours of news-related footage uploaded every single day.
Pinterest is serious business, and this new tool helps businesses take it seriously.
Social data startup DataSift has raised $15 million in its second round of funding, cash that will help it continue to swiftly grow and brew better social data technology.
Because some things are better kept to yourself, Pinterest today launched a new feature called “Secret Boards.”
Facebook has more people, more Likes, more stuff — so why did Barack Obama use Twitter to declare his victory first?
Guest Post If there is one thing that we’ve seen as a constant throughout the 2012 presidential campaign it is that social media has been the go-to-tool for engaging younger audiences and getting them to influence their friends.
For tomorrow’s presidential election, Twitter has partnered up with Fox News, representing the first time the two have ever come together on a social media partnership.
You built the app. Everyone came, and you were over the moon. But now, months later, no-one is opening your app, and you’re pulling out your hair.
Digital marketing company Kenshoo raises $12 million in its fourth round of funding.
So you have a million likes on Facebook and your latest sweet nothing on Twitter was retweeted 10,000 times. How many dollars found their convoluted ways through all those pipes and tubes into your pocket?
54 percent of the world’s biggest 100 brands are now connecting with fans and customers on Instagram, and brand adoption on Instagram is growing faster than Google+ and Pinterest.
Path’s latest debut is as design-focused as ever, but this time, it’s built with larger screens in mind.
90 percent of small businesses are Facebook, and 70 percent are on Twitter. LinkedIn, Google+, and Pinterest? Not so much.
Guest Post You can’t just stare at the social stream and use your gut to know if it’s working or not.
For traditional businesses, social media is like a virus: it’s furious, fast-growing, and impossible to ignore.
Lithium Technologies discloses $5.6 million, likely behind its recent acquisition of Social Dynamx.
With revenues drying up in online content creation, sources say that Yahoo will revert back to a technology company.
Customer service is going social. Unfortunately, it’s traveling on the slow boat to customer satisfaction.
We already live in our own personal social media reality bubbles. Now Twitter is providing entire countries with their own reality bubbles.
In the movies, corporate barons and evil geniuses have command and control centers with giant screens displaying the disposition of their empires. A new product from HootSuite may not make you James Bond or Dr. Evil … but it will give you the ability to see and showcase your social media status in a very big way.
Sure, Facebook is the world’s largest social network — and the one currently ranked highest by teens. But don’t count the little blue bird out yet: Twitter just might be winning the youth numbers game.
Firefox is getting a new social sidebar, and the first service to use it will be Facebook Messenger.
Tweets equal dollars, according to Twitter.
Most two-year-olds are growing fast. But few are growing as quickly as social media management service SproutSocial, which is riding the wave of social media escaping the marketing department and penetrating the entire enterprise.
Where once were boring text links, we now see colorful buttons for privacy, safety, bug-reporting, and expressing general outrage about the Timeline UI.
With new investment in the bank, Bottlenose is angling for dominance in the social media monitoring and analytics space.
GraphDive announces Social API and $1 million in funding