The Avon Foundation uses social media to fight breast cancer
Social engagement tool Buffer will be announcing an integration with top Twitter web and mobile client TweetCaster tonight.
HootSuite announced an new update to its popular social media management utility today, adding functionality that veers into intranet-light territory similar to a Yammer or a Chatter.
Twitter might be considering a replacement metric for follower count that more accurately measures how influential users are.
Editor’s Pick When Salesforce.com acquired Buddy Media for $689 million, it made a major step toward cashing in on those untapped marketing dollars.
A leaked video of Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney talking frankly about his election strategy has caused an uproar in social media.
According to an SEC filing, Linqia, a stealth startup that describes itself as a pay-for-performance network for advertisers, has pulled in its first round of funding.
Today’s audiences aren’t automatically sold by celebrity endorsements anymore. Instead, they’re tribal to major online influencers who not only know their industry well but are the ones disrupting it and propelling it forward.
Last night we broke the news that HootSuite, the social media management solution for companies, acquired Loic Le Meur’s often-pivoting Seesmic. Today I spoke with Ryan Holmes about the acquisition and about the future of the social media management space.
SumAll launched a metrics tool today that visually represents the power social media has on e-commerce
Flipboard has announced a new milestone: The soccial tablet app has hit 20 million users and is gaining new faces at a rate of one new signup per minute.
Aditive has raised $3 million for its platform that makes advertising fun for consumers.
If you ever wanted to know the age and sex of social media users on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Tumblr, Reddit, Hacker News, Slashdot, Github, Stack Overflow, Orkut, Quora, WordPress.com, Blogger, Flickr, Myspace, Tagged, Hi5, LiveJournal, Yelp, deviantART, StumbleUpon, Goodreads and Last.fm — you’re in luck.
Amicus enables non-profits to leverage the social networks of their supporters to raise more money.
Editor’s Pick This year’s Olympics earned the nickname “Socialympics.” It has inspired huge waves of tweets, brought down the reputation of old media giants, and earned athletes millions of new followers.
Four years ago, Facebook had just 100 million users (and we thought that was big). Upstart Twitter was almost as small as the number of characters in a vintage non-media-enhanced tweet: six lonely millions.
Wildfire, the social media marketing company Google unexpectedly acquired last week, has just released a big ol’ body of research dealing with the finer points of fandom — online fans for big brands, that is.
Sprout Social kicked off two new publishing tools today to further help businesses get the most out of their social media campaigns: Sprout Queue and ViralPost.
Today HootSuite is announcing three new integrations with Zendesk, Storify, and Evernote. In addition, the company is now officially saying that “nearly five million” people are using its social media management tools globally.
Continuing in its effort to fill the world with laughter, 9GAG rolled out a mobile app today that makes sharing its “wildly popular irreverent and hilariously funny content” easier than ever. Now, you can spread giggles as quickly as a text message. 9GAG also received $2.8 million in seed financing. Who said venture capitalists don’t have a sense of humor? Or maybe they just like companies with massive followings.
Five months ago, Russ Hearl had a friend pass away suddenly. Hearl found out about it on Facebook, and, going to the friend’s profile page, found several comments that he had posted the very day he died.
The Internet’s favorite red-headed stepchild of social media, Google+, is getting some good news today: Americans like it, more than the social network that forever transformed the meaning of the English word “like.”
It’s not fan count. Not the number of retweets per week, or how many likes you received. Nor is it the number of times someone has clicked the +1 button on your site.
Social media marketing company Fetch Plus has closed $720,000 in seed financing. Fetch raised this round just two months after completing the JFDI-Innov8 Bootcamp and is the first company out of the program to announce follow-up funding since the May 4 demo day.
The fifth leading cause of death in America is not cars, cancer, or camping in the woods with buxom beauties while listening to creepy music.
In seven days, HootSuite and HubSpot are teaming up to make history, and it’s not about how many interCaps the two partNers can jam into their names.
Facebook better hurry up and re-send that friend request to GM. Other advertisers are starting to catch on that there’s more to the advertising world than the world’s largest social network.
GM and Facebook are on speaking terms again. And while the details are still unclear, the two corporate giants are talking about a renewed relationship, according to the Wall Street Journal.
Editor's Pick Are you an expert Facebook marketer? If so, that could be bad news, because when it comes to Twitter, everything you know is wrong. Well, many things.
ComScore released a new study with Facebook today explaining “how social marketing works.” If that sounds to suspicious minds like the fox explaining how to guard the chickens, that’s because it pretty much is. However, the study does contain a huge amount of useful information for social marketers.