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Run prize draws on Twitter? Twitterdraw could very well make your life easier

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Twitterdraw isn’t for everyone, but if it is for you, you’ll probably find yourself saying “A-ha! At last!” If you look after a business account on Twitter, there may be times when you want to run prize draws. These often follow a ‘retweet to win’, ‘follow us to win’ or...
Run prize draws on Twitter? Twitterdraw could very well make your life easier

This hack tells you who’s your most valuable friend on Facebook

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MVF, a hack created by Alex Taub and Michael Schonfeld, blew up last week, giving thousands of Twitter users the opportunity to indulge in who their most popular follower was. The Web app went viral and got tons of press, signaling just how important this sort of information can be to users, and perhaps...
This hack tells you who’s your most valuable friend on Facebook

Twitter May Have 500M+ Users But Only 170M Are Active, 75% On Twitter's Own Clients

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Yesterday Paris-based analytics firm Semiocast noted that Twitter had passed the 500 million user account mark, with some detail on how that is playing out on a country-by-country basis. Today, we have some numbers that spell out what that actually means in terms of active Twitter users. Paul Guyot, the...
Twitter May Have 500M+ Users But Only 170M Are Active, 75% On Twitter's Own Clients
Twitter begins gradual rollout of new profile-centric Follower email notifications

Brand pages on Google+ growing 4x faster than on Twitter, but Facebook is still king

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Last week, we took a look at a report that showed that the most popular pages on Google+ were becoming more consumer-focused. Now, according to a recent report from Socialbakers, those brand pages are growing faster on Google+ than on Twitter. The analytics site is measuring that growth by the...
Brand pages on Google+ growing 4x faster than on Twitter, but Facebook is still king

Fans would rather engage with brands on Facebook than Twitter, says study

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When we spoke to Jan Rezab, the founder of social media analytics company Socialbakers, one of the main topics he discussed was how the site is able to deliver data on engagement rates on social networking sites. At the time, we wrote: Rezab says a key element of Socialbakers is its engagement...
Fans would rather engage with brands on Facebook than Twitter, says study

‘Social’ Investment Network eToro Is Picking Up Another $15 Million From Spark, Others

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eToro, the investment network that uses real-time features to let users follow and trade based on other users’ activities, has raised another $15 million in funding in a venture round led by Spark Capital with participation from existing investors, who include BRM Capital, Venture51 and Cubit Investments. The investment takes...
‘Social’ Investment Network eToro Is Picking Up Another $15 Million From Spark, Others

Report: LinkedIn Leads In Social Job Recruiting Followed By Twitter And Facebook

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Bullhorn, which develops a recruitment software and applicant tracking system, is releasing a new Social Recruiting Activity Report, which examines the usage of social media in executive and job recruiting. Bullhorn found that LinkedIn leads among the frequency of usage by recruiters and their effectiveness for sourcing candidates, followed by...
Report: LinkedIn Leads In Social Job Recruiting Followed By Twitter And Facebook

Microsoft PSA: Internet Explorer 9 can do more than download other browsers (video)

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See that up there? It's called inertia, and it's what the crew at Microsoft is trying to overcome. For the past 17 years, Internet Explorer has been little more than meme fodder and a litmus test of whether you knew how to navigate the web -- and let's be...
Microsoft PSA: Internet Explorer 9 can do more than download other browsers (video)

‘Apps’ embedded in paper could give humble flyers and posters an interactive future

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If someone hands you a promotional flyer for a band playing a concert down the street, you may well ignore it – but what if you could ‘play’ that flyer to hear what the band sounded like? That’s just one idea being floated by an agency looking into how printed...
‘Apps’ embedded in paper could give humble flyers and posters an interactive future

LinkedIn Rolls Out New Targeted Follower Tools For Marketers (LNKD)

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LinkedIn will launch two new functions for companies who have followers on LinkedIn, both of which will be of interest to marketers and advertisers: "Targeted Updates" and "Follower Statistics." Targeted Updates will allow companies to segment their followers by a range of variables such as industry, seniority, job function,...
LinkedIn Rolls Out New Targeted Follower Tools For Marketers (LNKD)

Why 500px Plus Has Photographers Fired Up

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Photos are one of the Web's most valuable emotional currencies. Photographers deserve a good home online to host, showcase and share their work. Thus far, Flickr has been that home, but it has left photographers wanting. The insurgent site 500px launched its Plus plan this week, and we asked...
Why 500px Plus Has Photographers Fired Up

RebelMouse, Former HuffPo CTO Paul Berry’s New Startup, Debuts Today

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RebelMouse. Huffington Post CTO Paul Berry has been working on a new startup since January, when Betabeat broke the news that he was leaving HuffPo. We knew it would be called RebelMouse and that it was a "social platform." But we didn't know much else about the stealthy site until today, when RebelMouse launches...
RebelMouse, Former HuffPo CTO Paul Berry’s New Startup, Debuts Today

Starbucks in hot water after asking Irish tweeters if they are proud to be British

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Coffee company provokes Twitter storm by mistakenly sending message meant only for UK to customers in Republic of IrelandInviting followers on Twitter to "show us what makes you proud to be British" as part of a diamond jubilee promotion must have seemed like a good idea at the time at...
Starbucks in hot water after asking Irish tweeters if they are proud to be British

Visibli’s new premium service gives brands detailed insight into Twitter follower interests

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Social media has become an integral part of just about any brand’s marketing plan, but one of the major difficulties that continues to plague marketeers is how to measure its ROI. It’s easy to throw around follower counts, but it’s much harder to measure the statistics that really matter –...
Visibli’s new premium service gives brands detailed insight into Twitter follower interests

Why Path is no Instagram

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Ever since Facebook decided that Instagram was worth $1 billion, there has been recurring talk of Path, another social service being the next big buyout target. And while I am happy for the Path team, I find the comparisons with Instagram unfounded and premature. Let’s just start with the...
Why Path is no Instagram

Instagram & The Android Effect

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The wait is over. Instagram has finally arrived on the Android (not all of the phones, but quite a few of them.) And predictably, the reaction to the release of the app has been tremendous – though not everyone is that impressed by it. Either way, it is giving...
Instagram & The Android Effect
Report says 15 percent of Mitt Romney Twitter followers are paid fakes

Why Pinterest isn't just for girls

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There's a lot of talk about the new site where you can essentially make big lists of things and pictures that you like. But what does it look like from the inside?When I suggested I should write about Pinterest, the technology editor chortled in return: "Everyone says It Is For...
Why Pinterest isn't just for girls

Diablo 3: Give a knight a shield, and he kicks you from the game

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Diablo 3 fans flooded onto the servers as Monday turned into Tuesday, but some found themselves booted from the game thanks to a Templar follower. Interacting with the character causes the game to throw up an error, locking some players out of their Battle.net accounts completely, Eurogamer reports. Players on...
Diablo 3: Give a knight a shield, and he kicks you from the game

Who's That Woman in the Twitter Bot Profile?

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After weeks of trying, I'd nearly found the real person behind a Twitter bot. It wasn't the person who started the bot--chances are, that was just a computer program. Instead, I was hunting for the woman in the profile picture, the person whose identity had been stolen. The Internet is...
Who's That Woman in the Twitter Bot Profile?
Kred Starts Offering Rewards So Maybe You’ll Finally Give A Damn About Your Influence Score

Why Twitter’s weekly email digest is a great move

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Yesterday, Twitter launched a new weekly email digest that it will be sending out to all members. Contained within are a few hotly shared news stories, the Twitter accounts that have shared them and some well-traded Tweets from popular users of the service. After its announcement, there was a lot...
Why Twitter’s weekly email digest is a great move

The camera that can see through frosted glass and skin, and around corners

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Scientists in Israel have created a camera that can see around corners, or through solid objects such as frosted glass, and skin. The most exciting facet of this innovation is that the camera uses natural light to perform the imaging — such as a lamp, or the Sun — and...
The camera that can see through frosted glass and skin, and around corners

Twitter’s new follower notification ‘digests’ are just right: Less email, more discovery

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We’ve heard reports that Twitter has revamped its new follower notification emails beyond the the new format it introduced recently, and the latest change is a significant one that makes the emails considerably more valuable for users of the microblogging service. The new email provides a digest of new followers, rather than a...
Twitter’s new follower notification ‘digests’ are just right: Less email, more discovery

Twitmusic is socializing the Web music industry using Twitter and top artists

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Last week pop icon Beyonce Knowles joined the long list of entertainment industry performers on Twitter when she signed up to the service, which is already a hit with celebrities the world over. While many artists are beginning to realise the potential of the service for interacting with fans, Philippines-based startup...
Twitmusic is socializing the Web music industry using Twitter and top artists

Twitter Launches Advertising Program For Small Business In Partnership With American Express

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Twitter is continuing its rollout of advertising initiatives, with today’s launch of its new program for small businesses, which is being launched in partnership with American Express. Originally announced last month, American Express merchants and cardholders are now being alerted to Twitter’s new advertising opportunities, which were kicked off by a related promotion in...
Twitter Launches Advertising Program For Small Business In Partnership With American Express
HootSuite adds AutoSchedule to the world's most popular social media management toolbox (watch out, Buffer)

According to comScore, users are spending just 3 minutes per month on Google+

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According to the Wall Street Journal, new data from comScore on Google+ shows that the social network isn’t doing as well as expected. We’ve reported on how major users are clocking up the follower numbers, with Britney Spears shooting past the 2 million follower mark, and even Google+ pages reaching 1 million...
According to comScore, users are spending just 3 minutes per month on Google+

What Is the Point of... Instagram?

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Whenever a trendy app comes along, there are people who ask, "What is the point of this?" If millions of people are using something, there has to be a reason. In our What Is the Point of... series, we'll explain it to you. This week, we're asking, What is...
What Is the Point of... Instagram?
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?