Thanks to the team at BuzzFork, folks can now look at some hard stats on Vine, the growing social media site designed to deliver short 6 second bursts of video goodness. With over 14 million users worldwide, the Twitter property is likely to be around a little bit.
With the latest numbers from the GlobalWebIndex pointing to Google+ as the new #2 social network (and YouTube as #3 BTW) on the planet, it was just a matter of time before social media marketing platforms started taking note. Today, Sprout Social, who has an estimated 10,000+ customers according to the announcement earlier Tuesday, will now make Google+ Pages manageable through its engagement, publishing and analytics platform.
Nextdoor, the social network targeting the ‘hyper-local’ market, announced Tuesday that it has raised $21.6 million in it’s latest round of funding. Led by veteran Greylock Partner venture capitalist David Sze, Nextdoor is trying to build the next big social network for neighbors, block-by-block
While there are plenty of social media tools out there that are great for certain things, it’s still a fairly fragmented industry. While services like Hootsuite, for instance, may be great for publishing, there isn’t a whole lot of social media listening integration. Looking to solve this problem, Viralheat announced upgrades earlier today, including unifying publishing, listening and analytics from a single dashboard.
It’s happened before, in the NFL, NHL Stanley Cup back in 1988, and MLB numerous times, when a game must be delayed due to circumstances beyond the control of everyone’s best laid plans. But this past Sunday, when the power went out for 34 minutes during the Super Bowl, some quick thinking brands – Oreo, Tide, and Audi to name a few, used the unforeseen event to engage in some humor on social media site Twitter.
The idea of using the collective intelligence of a community or group of people to solve a problem isn’t anything new. Much like the massively multi-player online role playing games (MMORPG’s) work in gaming, massive open online courses (MOOC’s) works for education.
Business owners can now add own events to FourSquare venue pages. The feature used to only allow for events through partners to be added, but now all businesses can take advantage of this powerful new local marketing feature.
Recent study finds secret email accounts used by nearly a quarter of all men. Reasons include hiding financial matters to hiding affairs, texts and pictures. Study done by BullGuard UK Internet security company.
Originally published as Move Over Obama, The Real Winner on Election Night on Technorati Social Media The real winner of the election last night going forward, considering Barack Obama will most certainly not be running next election cycle, could prove to be Twitter, and social media in general who managed to break several records last night. It […]
With the news today from the Instagram blog about translating “@ mentions” to Twitter, some might be wondering how they can ensure that their accounts are set up properly for this to happen. For most reading this, you probably won’t have to do anything. What needs to be set-up for this new feature to work […]
Originally published as Ink361 Launches Updated Instagram Web Interface on Technorati Business If there was one thing Instagram didn’t do, and it has done an impressive amount over it’s short but vibrant life span, it was build a web interface. The app has always been just that, an app. And in the world of mobile, […]
Article first published as Is Social Proximity More Important Than Geographic Proximity in Sales? on Technorati Are sales territories based on geographic lines still the best way to go about dividing B2B sales leads? What if, instead of the sales representative who happens to be closest, companies evaluated the prospects social graph to find out […]
Originally published on Technorati as: Lifecrowd Launches out of Beta, Aims to Help Users Find Local Activities The first company to come out of the newly formed Los Angeles startup incubator/accelerator MuckerLabs, Santa Monica based Lifecrowd, just announced they will be opening up for business in three new areas, San Diego, Orange County and San […]
Originally published on Technorati as: Business Funding for Web 2.0 and Beyond How great would it be to secure business funding for your online venture? If getting your hands on some quick “cabbage” would help your Internet business, innovative Kabbage.com may offer the perfect solution. Get Green and Keep Growing with Kabbage A Web-based cash […]
It sounds more like a sandwich you would get a deli in Philly than a browser, but nevertheless RockMelt has some pretty high profile names behind it. Marc Andreessen, the founder of Netscape, which was eventually destroyed by IE and Microsoft. But if you figure most of the content we come across and read comes […]
So apparently Facebook will team up with Ronald Mcdonald and the rest of the Fry Guys to implement a Facebook app that allows users to “check in”. Not only does this sound like the first public announcement utilizing Facebook’s new Geolocation feature, but also like the opening volley shot over the bow of FourSquare, the […]
Quick Guide on Removing Your Information from Spokeo Fastest way to remove your info from Spokeo Spokeo positions itself as a white pages, yellow pages search product. But what it doesn’t tell you is that what it actually is which happens to be a clearinghouse for information put online by you. Regardless of whether the […]
For decades, businesses and consumers have relied on the local chamber of commerce as a place to network for sharing ideas with other business owners, learning about new business strategies, and meeting potential customers. Regular face-to-face interactions have always been the staple of chamber of commerce meetings, and they always will be. But with today’s […]
Transparency in business has long been a staple of good customer service, engaging customers and reassuring them about the products and services they are paying for. Now that companies are operating in a global economy, transparency is an even more valuable consideration for companies with an online presence. One of the greatest marketing values of […]