Relive Your Frustration with Video Tapes with YouTube’s ‘VHS Mode’ + MORE

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Might Have a Metal Chassis – mashable.com/social-media/ Samsung, whose flagship devices all sport a plastic chassis, is considering launching the Galaxy Note 3 “phablet” with a metal exterior, SamMobile reports citing its insiders The same source claims that a metal case was also in the works for the Samsung Galaxy S 4, but that design was dropped since Samsung could not mass-produce enough units fast enough Rumors say the Galaxy Note 3 will have a 6-inch display, an Exynos 5 octa-core CPU, a 13-megapixel camera, LTE and the latest version of Android… Continue Reading On mashable.com/social-media/...

This Week On Twitter: Roger Ebert’s 8 Twitter Rules, Social Media For Brands, Social Multitasking + MORE

Social Media Resources: Hiring, Community Managers, and Restaurants – sproutsocial.com/insights This week on Sprout Social Insights we tackled guides for Facebook, Twitter, and to help you better reach your customers with the social media tools that make a difference. Check out our articles below to find out more about each one and how they can help you with your social media goals. And check in every day to Sprout Social Insights for more how to guides and breaking social media news… Continue Reading On sproutsocial.com/insights » This Week On Twitter: Roger Ebert’s 8 Twitter Rules, Social Media For Brands, Social...

6 Ways to Spring Clean Your LinkedIn Profile + MORE

Twitter Seeks Communications Pro To Tweet About Twitter – mediabistro.com/alltwitter/ Think you’re the social media shiznit? Put your money where your mouth is and toss your resume in the ring to go up against other communications pros for the ultimate social media position: tweeting about Twitter – for Twitter. continued… New Career Opportunities Daily: The best jobs in media… Continue Reading On mediabistro.com/alltwitter/ » Facebook hires and departures: Timeline designer leaves; 27 other positions filled – insidefacebook.com Facebook product designer Nicholas Felton who was instrumental in the profile overhaul that became Timeline in 2011, announced today that he would be...

Facebook tests new look for mobile permissions process + MORE

The Unconventional Guide to Social Media Updates – socialtimes.com By Chris Warden, CEO of Spread Effect. It’s 2013. By now, we all know the importance of social media, and how an integrated content strategy is the key to good SEO. The one piece of the puzzle that’s lacking is just how to update your social accounts in a way that will drive more traffic, grow your target audience, and increase engagement with your current audience… Continue Reading On socialtimes.com » Facebook acquires stealth startup Osmeta – insidefacebook.com Facebook has acquired stealth software startup Osmeta, TechCrunch reports today. The deal was apparently completed...

Microsoft Launches GeoFlow 3D Data Visualization Tool For Excel + MORE

5 Places to Use your Smartphone for Business – socialtimes.com Remember a time when you could not go anywhere without your laptop? You used it for scheduling, taking notes, presentations, etc. These days, with smartphones and tablets, it’s almost as if a weight has been lifted off of you. Actually, it has. A smartphone is an email center, research device, camera, alarm clock, calendar, multimedia player, and more… Continue Reading On socialtimes.com » Zuckerberg Announces Immigration Reform Group in Op-Ed – mashable.com/social-media/ Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg waded further into the world of politics on Thursday with a Washington Post op-ed...

Top 25 Facebook Pages April 2013 + MORE

Disposable Number Service Burner Comes to Android, Goes Free on iPhone – thenextweb.com/socialmedia/ Burner brought some hot privacy features to the iPhone last year with its disposable phone number service, and now that fire has spread to Android. Developer Ad Hoc Labs released the new app on Google Play today with a new free-to-download model that makes both the Android and iPhone apps free with an offer for one sample burner number that lasts for 24 hours, five minutes of talk time or 15 text messages… Continue Reading On thenextweb.com/socialmedia/ » Foxconn Sales Drop 19% From Slowing Demand For iPhones – mashable.com/social-media/ Hon...

Social Media Newsfeed: Michael Arrington Responds | Facebook Home Leak + MORE

GE's New Fridge With Hot Water Dispenser Is a Cool Idea – mashable.com/social-media/ Kitchen appliances are exploding with technology. Refrigerators now have apps and Wi-Fi to help you plan your meals, coordinate your family’s calendar and even print coupons But if access to apps on your fridge isn’t your thing, perhaps a nice, hot cup of tea is? GE has developed the first refrigerator that can dispense filtered hot water right from the door Michael Mattingly, GE’s product manager for the new Café French door refrigerator tells Mashable that GE wants to make your fridge door “the one-stop shop for...

Enthuse.me Is An Online Profile Creator To Help You Pimp Your Personal Brand + MORE

With Google's Help, 'Glamour' Monetizes Hangouts – mashable.com/social-media/ In the two years since its launch, publishers large and small have experimented with Google Hangout to host group video chats with well-known guests, readers and staff, hoping to engage readers and attract new followers. Now, Google is helping publishers monetize their efforts. On Monday, Glamour magazine is launching a month-long series of Hangouts featuring staffers, online personalities — and products… Continue Reading On mashable.com/social-media/ » Crowdfunding nearly doubled last year with 1M successful campaigns – venturebeat.com/category/social/ Crowdfunding is getting so much bigger than Kickstarter. Last year alone, it generated 1 million...

It's Not Just You, Twitter's Latest Android Update Doesn't Let You Access Your Profile Or DMs On The “Me” Tab + MORE

GitHub moves its hosted developer Pages to a github.io domain over security concerns – thenextweb.com/socialmedia/ GitHub, a popular software development service, announced on Friday that it migrated all developer Pages hosted on its servers to a new domain because of security concerns it had regarding malicious websites. In essence, the company felt that users who came to github.com would feel that Pages hosted on there were automatically secure since it was under the GitHub domain — this wasn’t necessarily true… Continue Reading On thenextweb.com/socialmedia/ » How to Watch The Masters Online – mashable.com/social-media/ Stuck in the office this week for...

Facebook hires: data editor, UX researcher, creative strategist, country manager, more + MORE

Facebook brings ‘watched,’ ‘want to read’ and other buttons to mobile feed – insidefacebook.com With the new Timeline, Facebook users can share richer stories about the books, movies, TV shows and music in their lives. The social network is beginning to get to the vision it set out at the expansion of Open Graph in 2011. Users don’t have to Like a book, they can read it. Similarly, they can watch a movie or listen to an artist… Continue Reading On insidefacebook.com » Vine Adds Trending Hashtags to Help Content Discovery – sproutsocial.com/insights Remember how we said that hashtags are becoming...

Samsung Expects $7.7 Billion in Profits for Q1 2013 + MORE

Hands-on with Facebook Home – insidefacebook.com Facebook today announced Home, a redesigned experience for Android, which brings users’ friends to the forefront of their smartphones. Home will be available for select Android devices at first, but will roll out to others over time as an optional downloadable application from Google Play. We got a hands-on trial of Home today at Facebook HQ in Menlo Park, Calif… Continue Reading On insidefacebook.com » Codecademy completes PHP course, ‘ready for prime time’ – venturebeat.com/category/social/ A month after unveiling the first few elements of its PHP course, Codecademy says the PHP track is now...

Nearly half of Instagrammers use Android + MORE

Gartner: Tablet Shipments To Grow 69.8% YoY To 197M Units In 2013, As PCs/Laptops Decline 7.3% To 315M Units – techcrunch.com/social Gartner has published its latest report with smart devices projections for smartphones, tablets, ultramobiles and PCs from 2012 to 2017, and it’s as clear picture as you can get of how mobile rules today and will continue to dominate the device landscape tomorrow. Echoing results from IDC’s global device forecast last month, Gartner’s numbers make more grim reading for Microsoft — the company with the most to lose as the old empire of the PC continues its slow decline, trumped by the price, simplicity...

Facebook platform industry update: Adaptly becomes Strategic PMD; Kenshoo and Moontoast partner + MORE

New Speakers and Sessions Added to Inside Social Apps San Francisco – insidefacebook.com We’re gearing up for the biggest social app event of the year: Inside Social Apps Conference & Expo, happening June 6-7 in San Francisco. Expert developers, marketers, analysts, consultants, and venture capitalists will lead sessions on key social app development, advertising, and investment opportunities… Continue Reading On insidefacebook.com » Facebook platform industry update: Adaptly becomes Strategic PMD; Kenshoo and Moontoast partner – insidefacebook.com Social advertising company Adaptly today announced that it has been selected as a Strategic Preferred Marketing Developer by Facebook, joining 12 other companies with access to...

Hack Week @ Twitter + MORE

Twitter for business, 101: Twitter wants to help advertisers ‘tweet to success’ – venturebeat.com/category/social/ It’s no April Fools joke: Twitter is getting seriously serious about monetization. Just the latest indicator is a refreshed and updated help site the social network launched today for business users. AKA, potential advertisers. The new site includes a short Twitter 101 overview for those to whom “tweet” and “hashtag” are still Greek… Continue Reading On venturebeat.com/category/social/ » The Top 10 Prankster Channels on YouTube – socialtimes.com Just in time for April Fool’s Day, YouTube has released a list of channels that have shared some of the...

Annncng: Twttr + MORE

Twitter Announces “Twttr” – Will Start Charging $5 A Month If You Want To Tweet Using Vowels – techcrunch.com/social Vowels aren’t really necessary in today’s digital age, are they? Twitter doesn’t think so, as it announced a new “two-tiered” service including its free model called “Twttr.” You can only tweet without vowels though. Want the vowels back? Pony up $5 a month. Seems like a pretty sweet deal to me… Continue Reading On techcrunch.com/social » AT&T Says It Has an 'Exclusive' on the 64GB HTC One in the U.S. – mashable.com/social-media/ If you’re in the U.S. and looking for a...

Twitter Careers: New Jobs Posted This Week + MORE

David Tennant and Billie Piper to Return for 'Doctor Who' 50th Anniversary – mashable.com/social-media/ Whovians, rejoice: Doctor Who fan favorites David Tennant and Billie Piper are returning for the science-fiction show’s fiftieth anniversary special. The announcement came hours before part 2 of Doctor Who’s seventh season premiered on Saturday. Tennant played the Tenth Doctor — that is, the tenth incarnation of the alien protagonist on BBC’s popular series… Continue Reading On mashable.com/social-media/ » Twitter Careers: New Jobs Posted This Week – mediabistro.com/alltwitter/ This continues our series highlighting new positions posted at Twitter each week. Check out past listings here. This week, Twitter added 22 new...

Facebook tests omnipresent ‘compose’ button to let users make posts from any page of the site + MORE

Facebook hires: technical privacy manager, growth manager India, IP counsel, more – insidefacebook.com Facebook removed 30 job listings from its careers page this week, likely after filling roles in the areas of engineering, corporate communications, policy, marketing, sales and others. Prior listings removed from Facebook’s careers page: Oracle Applications Engineer (Dublin) Advocacy Engineer (Menlo Park) Developer Policy Enforcement Tech Lead (Menlo Park) Partner Engineer, Games (Menlo Park) Performance and Capacity Engineer (Menlo Park) Facilities Services Manager (Menlo Park) Administrative Assistant, Search (Menlo Park) IP Counsel (Product) (Menlo Park) Manager, Corporate Communications (Consumer) (New York – Menlo Park) Manager, Corporate Communications, Ads (Menlo Park)...

Ouya looks pretty but lacks killer games so far (preview) + MORE

Vichy, Oral-B, Excedrin and others among this week’s top PTAT gainers for health and beauty pages – insidefacebook.com Vichy is this week’s top gaining health and beauty page for the People Talking About This metric. The page has adopted global pages which explains its rapid growth over the past week with 1.89 million new engagements. Vichy has over 60 different region pages incorporated into its global page. While it is the Most Talked About page for health and beauty pages this week, it is also the fifth fastest growing talked about page overall this week… Continue Reading On insidefacebook.com » Facebook rolling...

Facebook platform industry update: SocialWire joins PMD program, Compass Labs launches conversion tracking tool + MORE

Facebook advertisers can now reach users in News Feed with ‘unpublished posts’ – insidefacebook.com Facebook has given advertisers new opportunities to run more relevant ads and test their creative in News Feed by allowing them to create “unpublished posts” that intentionally do not appear to all fans of their page. Previously this option was available for ads on the right hand side of the desktop site, but it was not allowed for feed-based ads until last week… Continue Reading On insidefacebook.com » What If Mad Men Was About A Social Media Agency? – socialfresh.com/blog Mad Men, one of my favorite...

Facebook reveals new growth stats; 20 percent of web users play games every day + MORE

Billions of online user actions say gamification increases site engagement 29% – venturebeat.com/category/social/ Looking to increase commenting, social sharing, and other user engagement on your site? According to a Gigya study of billions of user actions with partners like Pepsi, Nike, and Dell, adding gamification to your site boosts engagement by almost a third. In fact, gamification boosts commenting 13 percent, social sharing to Facebook, Twitter, and networks 22 percent, and content discovery by a massive 68 percent… Continue Reading On venturebeat.com/category/social/ » Visual Identity Platform Vizify Launches Out Of Beta, Now Lets You Share Graphics Via Social Media Cards...

'World's Smallest Cellphone Charger' Provides Emergency Backup + MORE

'World's Smallest Cellphone Charger' Provides Emergency Backup – mashable.com/social-media/ A cellphone charger claiming to be the “world’s smallest” aims to save users in a pinch when their battery is dying. Comparable to a quarter in size, the Fuel Micro Charger is designed to provide 20 to 30 minutes of extra talk time, or up to a few hours more while on standby. Massachusetts-based creators Devotec Industries says it’s “perfect for when you have had an unexpected delay, or haven’t been able to fully charge your phone, and need to make a few calls, send a work email or use your...

Ludei to add WebGL 3D support this summer as it opens up its HTML5 game platform to more titles + MORE

This Week On Twitter: Social Media User Demographics, Twitter’s 7th Birthday, Fake Tweets Alert – mediabistro.com/alltwitter/ Need a little weekend reading? We’ve compiled our top ten Twitter stories of the week, which includes the latest social media user demographics for Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr and Instagram, a celebration of Twitter’s seventh birthday, a warning that screenshots of Tweets can no longer be trusted, tips on how to rock social media in just 30 minutes per day and a look at what happens every 60 seconds on the internet… Continue Reading On mediabistro.com/alltwitter/ » Do You Fit the Profile of Tech...

Social Media News: Demographics, Twitter Engagement, Cover Photos + MORE

Twitter Careers: New Jobs Posted This Week – mediabistro.com/alltwitter/ This continues our series highlighting new positions posted at Twitter each week. Check out past listings here. This week, Twitter added 190 new jobs to its career page. And here they are: continued… New Career Opportunities Daily: The best jobs in media. Continue Reading On mediabistro.com/alltwitter/ » Your cross-platform brand and the Epic Battle between Mad Men & Math Men – venturebeat.com/category/social/ Muhammad Yasin is the Marketing Director at HCC Medical Insurance Services When you look at the stakeholders of a website, the folks doing the heavy lifting of strategy and execution, you will find two types...

Want To See Pictures Of Twitter's Office Visitors? Meet @Twisitor + MORE

Optimize Your YouTube Videos Using Google Trends – sproutsocial.com/insights Although social media marketing continues to dominate, a good marketer knows not to focus your marketing strategy on just one tactic. Ideally, social media should work alongside search engine optimization. Your customers are using both, so an interplay between the two is something you have to be prepared for… Continue Reading On sproutsocial.com/insights » Facebook adds ‘listen later’ button to music stories in the feed – insidefacebook.com Facebook has added a “Listen Later” button to Open Graph music stories in the feed, allowing users to fill out a new section of...

7 tips for first-time SXSW’ers + MORE

Facebook tests another Timeline layout with elements from new and old designs – insidefacebook.com Although Facebook publicly announced a new Timeline layout last week with posts in a single column on the right and customizable modules to the left, some users are seeing another design, which is more of a hybrid of the new and old Timeline. Blink VP Planning and Media Eti Suruzon says her profile was updated Wednesday, but it doesn’t look like the version Facebook has launched to others… Continue Reading On insidefacebook.com » Facebook to drop mobile bookmarks for all apps except cross-platform games – insidefacebook.com...