Mobile, Social Media

Facebook, Twitter and Instagram All Unveil Next Video Plans

Once more, three of the biggest social platforms have released a bevy of news, all meant to crowd announcements by competitors, related to their future plans around video. Twitter is finally beginning the eventual phase-out of Periscope as a standalone app. The company is rolling out an update to the core Twitter app that adds [...]

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Pew Shows Facebook Keeps Getting Bigger, Young Women Rule on Social

There’s a new Pew Internet study that covers just how much U.S. adults - specifically those who are regularly online - are using social networks. The research continues to reinforce some patterns with social media that have been pretty standard over the years. First, social media is primarily women. Of the five networks Pew tracked [...]

Mobile

Moving Back to Twitter’s Native Twitter App

For the last few months I shifted all my personal Twitter usage over to the Dashboard app. The change was prompted by my desire to get access to the scheduling feature, more than anything. But as of yesterday I'm back to the standard native Twitter app. Here's why: First off, I'm not a media brand. [...]

Mobile, Online, Social Media

Twitter Opens Up Moments to Everyone

As we've been expecting for the last couple months, Twitter has opened up the creation of Moments to everyone. Or at least it's in the process of doing so. Moments, which collect a series of Tweets and Vine videos into themed collections, were at first only the purview of Twitter's unseen and mysterious editorial process. [...]

Mobile, Online, Social Media

Jelly Finally Gets Needed Twitter Integration

Jelly has long been an app I've been interested in, but at the same time I've questioned its viability as a stand-alone service since Twitter especially is already the network people turn to when they have questions needing answers. Now it looks like the team is working to bring value to both. A new integration [...]

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Mobile, Online, Social Media

Twitter Adds Customer Service Features

Twitter has introduced new features designed to make handling customer service issues directly on the platform a bit easier for all involved. A new setting on profiles will allow them to show users whether or not the account handles customer service feedback and if so what those support hours are, the latter to better set [...]

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Mobile, Social Media

Twitter Adds Features to Direct Messages

Twitter keeps trying to make up for time lost while it ignored Direct Messages by adding more features to the messaging tool, this time adding read receipts, "...is typing" indicators and the ability to preview links shared in messages. This brings it in line with other messaging tools like Facebook Messenger, iMessage and more. Read [...]

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The NFL Tries to Tell People How to Use Hashtags

With the football season about to start, the NFL in partnership with Twitter announced yesterday a set of official hashtags for all the teams. The @NFL and @Twitter release new emojis for all 32 teams. @TwitterSports#RiseUp #DawgPound #FinsUp #FlyEaglesFly pic.twitter.com/LCKgogtfwc — Good Morning America (@GMA) September 7, 2016 //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js Wait, official hashtags? Yeah, that's right. [...]

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Mobile, Social Media

Twitter Adds Button for Live Video Alerts

According to a report on Buzzfeed, Twitter is testing a new button that would let people opt-in to receive alerts when someone they're following starts live-streaming on Periscope and promotes the broadcast via Twitter. The idea is that these are the people whose broadcasts are really important to you and so you want to receive [...]

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Mobile, Social Media

Twitter Adds Live Video to Content Monetization Efforts

Following up on its announcement the other day of revenue sharing with video content creators, Twitter today said live video broadcasters can also monetize their efforts. Specifically, Twitter wants to allow brands and other influencers to make money with their Periscope live streams. As an example they're pointing to a campaign involving Chase and Grey [...]