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
Facebook launched a new service today (Wednesday in the United States), similar to what Twitter did, with verified pages. So rest assured, when you LIKE an official page that’s verified, it is who it says it is. If you are liking Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga or even Barack Obama, it really is them!
If a page is verified, it will display a little blue tick next to the page name, it also displays in the Facebook search engine AND where ever they post on Facebook.
Don’t get too excited, it is only provided to a select few, like celebrities, high-profile figures, bands etc.
Came across this wonderful infographic which demonstrates which social media application is best for listening, publishing and broadcasting your message using Twitter based applications. There are even a few applications which I wasn’t aware of which I will need to incorporate into my Social Media strategies.
Social media listening is the modern marketing practice of staying constantly attuned to your customers, fans, and followers; leveraging their free insights into your brand or business; and engaging in dialogues.
Twitter is a rich resource for such monitoring—”listening” in current parlance—with millions of conversations proliferating daily across the network about a wide range of companies and brands. A great place to start, if you’re interested in fine-tuning your listening, is with Mention.net, a free (up to a point) service that’s like Google Alerts on steroids.
That’s just the beginning. For 10 solid tips on how to be a better listener on Twitter, keep reading.
Have you ever taken your mobile phone to a party, had a few drinks and then scrolled through your Facebook wall the next day? Been irate and posted something which you shouldn’t have? Or just plain old swearing a lot in your status updates? Im sure we have all been there!
SimpleWash(formally known as FaceWash) is a great service to scan through your Facebook wall looking for all that dirty talk and highlights what could be considered offensive to others, as you know, Facebook is the first place people look to find out more about you.
To use SimpleWash head over to http://simplewa.sh/ and log in with your Facebook account, accept and install the Facebook app. Once installed, click the “Start” button (top left) It will then start scanning and within a minute it will highlight what needs attention. Once it has found the offending content, you can simply click on the page link, go straight to the offending content and either Delete the post/photo or change the “share with” drop-down to either Public, Friends or Hide it from everyone and use Only Me. It will highlight posts which contain offensive words, also the words like BEER and even XX if you have signed off with a kiss.
I hear a whisper though, SimpleWash is also coming to Twitter, so stay tuned for that.
Give it a try, it certainly does come in handy….and keep up to date with their announcements by following them on Facebook and Twitter.
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.
Australian Capital Tourism are looking to send 500 lucky people to our capital city, Canberra, to share their story on all the great things to do and see in the A.C.T..
As Canberra is nearing to its Centenary, what better time to invite YOU (if you are lucky enough) to check out all the family events, food festivals and restaurants, art galleries, museums and much much more that Canberra has to offer…
Want to know more? Check out the Human Brochure’s video below…
AND… if you are interested in being one of the 500 people going to Canberra, check out their Facebook page and sign up on the 500 Human’s website – https://500humans.com.au/
Instagram is a fun and beautiful way to share your photos with friends and new friends. Photo’s taken can be your raw and untouched image or you can use one of the many filters to add vibrant effects to your creations. Filters included in the app are:
Tilt-shift can be added to create an additional effect, as well as adding different frames to the image and brightness.When uploading the image to Instagram, you can hash tag (# hastag) your images so they will turn up on other users searches, add a location to the image and also share via various social networks like Twitter, Facebook, Email, Tumblr, Fousquare, and Flickr