It seems everyone wants a piece of the SnapChat phenomena.
How long have you been using Twitter? Years? If you’re at all active like me, you’ve probably followed quite a few people. The problem with Twitter, of course, is that once you’ve followed, oh, say, 100 or more people, the Home stream becomes so active as to be completely useless. And if you’ve ever used a follow-first method to gain more followers, it’s even worse.
Do you even look at your Home stream anymore?
Brands who are actively using their Google+ Pages will be able to use their status updates to generate display ads which will be displayed across the Google network. Ads are interactive, and can include HOAs.
I’ve talked before about Everypost, and labeled it “THE personal social media management tool.” I described it as a personal tool because, at the time, it only supported personal accounts on Facebook, Google+ and LinkedIn (plus Twitter, of course). Now, Everypost supports business pages on Facebook, LinkedIn and even Google+. Is this a game changer?
Over the weekend, Google released a nice little update to the iOS version of the Google+ mobile app, and it included quite a few improvements, both documented and undocumented.
First, the update stated that...
If the point of a social media dashboard is to be able to view and manage all of your social media activity and profiles in one place, HootSuite continues to be the supreme choice among both businesses and social media managers. This is in part due to the outstanding tool and great people at HootSuite, but also in large part due to the fact that HootSuite actively supports and works with third-party developers who can provide apps to be installed which extend HootSuite's capability.
Apparently, there are two constants in the Social Media 'Verse. Number One, Facebook will regularly change our timelines and mess with us. Number Two, Google will regularly change how comments and comment notifications work and look.
And it's happening again.
Facebook has released an update for their Messenger app, the stand-alone app that makes chatting with your Facebook friends more convenient. The updated app sports a fresh design that's in line with the new iOS7 look and feel, but it also adds the ability to message anyone who has text messaging. You can access your contacts and message them, or tap in a phone number and send that person a text message as well.
Does this sound familiar?
Back in March, Google+ released a number of changes to user profiles, including a radical new look to cover photos - those large images at the top of our profile pages. They got bigger. A lot bigger. So big that you had to scroll down to see the meat of your profile, or scroll up to see the whole image. Some users loved them, but many users hated them and felt them to be unwieldy.
So, we're changing again.