Vine is the best way to see and share life in motion. Create short, beautiful, looping videos in a simple and fun way for your friends and family to see.• Unlimited uploads and free
• Instantly post videos on Vine, then share to Twitter and Facebook (more coming soon!)
• Find, follow, and interact with people close to you
• Explore trending posts, featured hashtags and editor’s picks
• And so much more
Social Media News IOS app now available for download
Social Media News has been bringing us local Australian content since May 2010 and today, David Cowling and his team from Social Media News Australia announced their brand new shiny IOS app – ready to download via iTunes. Not only are you getting awesome Australian Social Media Content, you get to keep up to date with all their latest news, you can share all stories via Facebook, Twitter or email them to a friend / colleague, get push notifications so your aware of all new content as it happens and it is compatible on all IOS devices like iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch (IOS 5 or later).
Soon, the Social Media News app will be getting the iPhone 5 update – more to come on that!
Now just to make this even sweeter, the new app from Social Media News is also free, so there is no excuse not to download it and keep up to date with all things happening in the social media world!
Get it today by clicking on the link below, visit their website and why not join their social media groups
Twitter has just announce that they have updated their iPad app. WOOHOO I hear you say…
So far there hasn’t been many favourable comments about it.
Customer Reviews on iTunes
A complete downgrade by FU EA
The inability to directly open links from the timeline, plus the inability to browse the timeline while links load make this a huge step backward from the previous versions. What is twitter thinking lately? I gave it two stars because it is at least stable and things do seem to load a bit faster, but what was once a very useful client is now basically broken. And I’m reluctant to spend money on a third-party client, as twitter seems intent on eventually locking them all out. Again, what are they thinking?
Not impressed… by Mpdrew
I was pleased with the previous version. This update took a step back in my opinion.
i dont like it, v5 by aruffr13
with the old version i was be able to watch a webpage and see all tweets on the left.. but now when i open a link just open a full view of the web page. I don’t like.
Some of the things which Twitter say are new in version 5 are:
You can expand tweets with a single touch to see photo’s and media,
See who has followed, mentioned, retweeted or favourited your tweets,
See which accounts or tweets are favourited by your friends,
If you are a lover of Hootsuite, well have we got news for you, Hootsuite have just launched 4 new apps to their App Directory:
So what do they do?
SocialBro is a community management and analytics tool. It offers a 15 day free trial account but is classed as a premium tool for Hootsuite (See plan prices below). SocialBro will monitor your Twitter account and search, filter and view where your followers are from, what language they speak, identify influencers, offer a twitter list management tool, an easy way to follow and unfollow users, an extensive dashboard, plots your community on a world map, gives you some awesome stats like, Language, Time zones, Custom and default avatar, Profiles with web URLs, Profile privacy, Verified users – just to name a few, whats the best time to tweet and tag clouds.
NeedTagger scans your social streams for people expressing needs for your content, products and services. This application makes it so easy to get in touch with prospect customers, answering customer or followers questions, sharing your content and initiate conversations. Links shared through NeedTagger are tracked to measure your ‘Return On Investment’ (ROI).
NeedTagger is ideal for lead generation and to build a list of prospect customers.
SoundGecko (www.SoundGecko.com) is a new app for the iPhone, it takes any website and converts the text to speech. It’s a great app for when you are out walking or driving to work and you don’t want to read a lot of text, so why not convert it to speech!
You can convert the website text to speech in two easy ways. Email the Link or use the Chrome Applet, Heres how to convert it:
Email the link:
Locate the webpage you are wanting to read,
Copy the URL (web address – e.g. www.domain-name.com/page.html) into a new email,
Email receipts can be sent to you to confirm your recordings, these will be sent to the account which you have signed up with. You can turn this service on or off within the preferences tab on the SoundGecko website.
SoundGecko does a really great job at encoding text to speech and sounds quiet natural too.
From reading the SoundGecko website, the service is currently free at the moment but they are developing more functions and later on, this will turn into a paid service. Even if it was a paid service, i would look at paying for it. I wish i had something which was this easy for me to use when i was at university, all those websites i had to read over and over to study for exams, this site would have come in handy. Now, i am always surfing the net as part of my job, this is going to make my job a lot easier!
Creating a sweepstake is easy, visit https://apps.facebook.com/ma_sweepstakes/ and click onto the “Create promotion” button at the top of the screen, add the app, agree to the permissions and fill out the required fields to set up your promotion and watch the new LIKEs roll on in to your Facebook page…
Facebookis the largest social network on the internet. Created at Harvard in 2004 by Mark Zuckerberg, the network now has over 900 million users in every country all over the world.Of all the social media sites on the web, Facebook is definitely the place to go if you want to connect with as many people as possible. The chances are very good that at least 50% of everyone you know already has an account. The point of the site is to connect with friends, family and loved ones so that it is easier to keep up with what’s going on in each others’ lives. It also makes instantaneous communication possible, which is especially important for those who don’t like to use their phone all the time.
The way it works is quite simple. Users set up a profile, which contains as little or as much personal information as you want, including relationship status, schools attended, place of work, and more. Searching for other friends to add can be done by typing in a location, school or even another person’s name. Once someone is your friend they will see everything you do, whether you change your status or share a photo of your dog. Your friends will see this information on their news feed. You can also instant message with friends or send them notes via the Facebook messaging system. You can also add as many photos as you want and create endless albums, because Facebook has no cap on storage.
Another great feature the social network offers is Facebook pages. If you own a business, or even want to get more exposure for your child’s football team, the best thing to do is to create a page. This allows friends and family, and their friends, to ‘like’ the page. If you want to let everyone know about a new product or an upcoming football game, just post it on your page. This is one of the best and most affordable ways to interact with users and potential customers if you own a business.
Sharing items has become very popular on Facebook. Almost every article you read or picture you look at on the internet now has a Facebook ‘share’ button. Click that button and the item will automatically be posted to your profile wall and all your friends will see it on their news feed.
Facebook continues to expand and grow at an amazing rate. With almost a billion users, it is more populous than most nations. Facebook has started to buy different internet properties such as the popular photo sharing app Instagram, which they bought for a billion dollars. If you want to keep up with your friends, family, or colleagues, Facebook is definitely the easiest and most fun way to do it.