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Vine – Shutting Down Soon

Sad news, folks. Vine, my favorite video platform, has announced that they are “discontinuing the mobile app“, which is an another way of saying that they’re shutting down the service. If you follow me on Twitter, you know that I’ve gotten oddly weird and repetitive on Vine as of late, with a particular focus on […]

Poking on Facebook – and other Hidden Features

Facebook microscope

Remember when you could ‘poke’ your friends on Facebook? This was one of the original, unique engagement opportunities on Facebook. Bet you didn’t know that the poke feature is still available. (It is.) I rediscovered the ‘poke’ and other hidden Facebook features from a great article on BetaNews.com. They mention the hard-to-find bookmarking feature, live games in […]

New Emphasis for Images On Twitter

Twitter just announced on their official Twitter account that they now have a “richer photo experience” for images that show up on the timeline. From the Twitter.com blog: Starting today, we’re making your twitter.com timeline more immersive by uncropping photos, so you can experience and present them as they were meant to be viewed. We’re also […]

Recommended iOS Apps, Now On Sale

Apple just announced that they are discounting the top 100 apps in their app store to $.99, so I’ve combed through to find and share the ones I use and recommend: Pixelmatr: A powerful image / photo editor that is good on the iPhone and terrific on the iPad. GoodReader: A super-charged PDF reader / editor. […]

Meerkat vs Periscope: Who’s Winning?

Update 4/21/15: According to Curator, hashtag mentions have dropped for both platforms, but it looks like Meerkat has dropped significantly – from close to 20,000 mentions in a 24 hour period around 11,800 mentions.   Seems like just yesterday we went from having no real viable players in the phone-based video broadcast arena (except for the overlooked UStream) to […]

Social Media Hits of the Week – December 5

Here’s some articles that I found compelling enough to actually read and share. Enjoy! 4 Instagram Tools for Scheduling Instagram Updates Did you know that you could schedule Instagram images? Well, you can’t – unless you use one of these four tools reviewed by Social Media Examiner. And considering the terrific engagement percentages people are […]