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Tag Archives : Online Communities

Twitter Purchases Location Based Discovery App Spindle

Twitter Purchases Location Based Discovery App Spindle

Twitter has acquired Spindle, a social media centered start-up a local discovery startup which works on location and check-ins to find local places of interest near a user, Twitter has not surprisingly, shut down spindle, and plans to have the Spindle team work on Twitter’s local discovery service. “We’ve spent the past two and a half years building a product that helps you answer the [...]
Facebook Launches Facebook Stories

Facebook Launches Facebook Stories

Facebook yesterday launched a new service named  Facebook Stories at facebookstories.com, a Web site that, according to Facebook, is dedicated to sharing “some of the most extraordinary, quirky, and thought-provoking stories and ideas from people around the world who make up the social graph.” Facebook might be banking on this new service to boost its public opinion and stock price.   Facebook [...]
Facebook Rolling Out Timeline design To Pages On Mobile

Facebook Rolling Out Timeline design To Pages On Mobile

It’s about time Facebook – more than four months since it introduced the Timeline design for desktop, Facebook has started rolling out the Timeline design for pages to its mobile versions this week. Earlier the mobile version of Facebook Pages would display only the profile picture for the Page, along with  the category and amount of likes the page had along with a Like button. Timeline [...]
71%  of Tweets generates zero replies or retweets

71% of Tweets generates zero replies or retweets

source : sysomos For all the people who thought that you are getting heard and noticed by your twitter followers have got this wrong. Findings from a research from social-analytics company Sysomos reveals that  tweets have fleeting value over the course of a day. After analyzing over 1.2 billion tweets, the Sysomos team found that only 29% of tweets actually produce a reaction – a reply or [...]
Twitter retiring @EarlyBird Deals

Twitter retiring @EarlyBird Deals

Twitter Twitter’s COO, Dick Costolo announced that Twitter would be retiring its Early Bird advertising product, which partnered with retailers and e-commerce companies to offer discounted deals to Twitter users. “We had tremendous early success with it,” Costolo said, citing deals with Virgin America and Disney. “But it needs to be reworked or rethought.” Most of the deals offered [...]
Facebook releases Page Browser to help with recommendations

Facebook releases Page Browser to help with recommendations

Facebook Page Browser Facebook has officially launched a new feature for helping users discover Facebook Pages, the tool is called “Page Browser,”and  was briefly available to users earlier this month. Page Browser suggestions are tailored based on pages users previously ‘Liked’, and following a new Page simply entails clicking on its icon. Users can search for the pages based on “Country” [...]
Twitter Changes the Default New User Avatar

Twitter Changes the Default New User Avatar

Twitter's new default image With the newly refurbished website Twitter has also redesigned its  default profile picture to a drawing of an egg, maybe it signifies  the – hatching of a new version of Twitter.com. Twitter had last changed its default avatar image last September, then it replaced the awfully terrible eyesore “the weird brown smiley face” with a wide variety of colored [...]
Twitter Mobile Usage registers a spurt

Twitter Mobile Usage registers a spurt

mobile version of Twitter Twitter’s mobile usage of the service  has gone up 62% in just over four months, and 16% of all new Twitter users are starting out on mobile devices as opposed to web signups according to Twitter’s CEO Ev Williams. “Our Twitter for iPhone and Twitter for BlackBerry clients are now two of the most popular ways to use Twitter. This may not be surprising. [...]
Twitter temporarily disables “Who to Follow”

Twitter temporarily disables “Who to Follow”

Twitter Twitter is temporarily disabling the new “Who to Follow” feature. Twitter launched  “Who to Follow” few weeks ago as a way to give Twitter users suggestions for other users to follow. Among other factors suggestions are based on things like, the people you follow, the people they follow and other factors. “We’ve temporarily turned off the “Who To Follow” feature and [...]
Twitter launches Site Streams Beta

Twitter launches Site Streams Beta

Twitter Twitter has announced a new beta service called Site Streams a new feature on the Streaming API. The new functionality allows mobile push services  to immediately display new tweets, mentions and other data as soon as they come in without having to deal with Twitter’s REST API rate limits. “The initial version delivers events created by, or directed to, users that have shared [...]
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