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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 […]

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 […]

Facebook Video Inches Closer To YouTube with New Features

Today, Facebook revealed a couple of new features that have been commonplace on their main competitor, YouTube – playlists & featured videos. It’s not clear if this feature has been released to all page managers – you’ll have to let me know in the comments – but on the Florida Gators Facebook page, an introduction was posted at […]

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 […]

Social Media Hits of the Week – November 21st

Here’s some articles that I found compelling enough to actually read and share. Enjoy! Social Media Event Marketing Strategy: Before, During, and After Olsy Sorokina from Hootsuite wrote up a sweet guide for marketing events before, during, and after they happen. Do you have a planning document – on paper or in your head – that helps […]