Twitter Unveils New Profile Pages and Apps

By Tuesday, September 18, 2012 0 No tags Permalink

Twitter CEO Dick Costolo unveiled a new look on NBC’s Today Show this morning. The new look focused on user profiles which allows a “header image”, similar to Facebook’s “Cover Image” for your Timeline. The user profile pic and bio are now centered and overlaid on top of the header image. The Twitter iPad, iPhone and ...

Facebook Advertising and Sponsored Stories by Clickable

By Wednesday, April 4, 2012 0 No tags Permalink

I watched a webcast hosted by Clickable today, featuring Jordan Franklin, Director of Social Solutions. The topic was around Facebook marketing, advertising and Sponsored Stories. Here’s what I got out of the webcast in quick bullet-point summary: Facebook has always tried to bridge the engagement between brands and people. 1. In the early stage FB let brands record ...

Google+ Brand Pages vs. Facebook Fan Pages

By Sunday, January 8, 2012 1 , Permalink

More and more people are creating Google+ Brand Pages for their companies/brands despite having an existing Facebook Fan Pages. The 2 pages are similar in features and functionality, but here are the noted differences: Publish to Audience: With Google+ circles, companies can better categorize their customers. Companies could put different target audiences/customers in different circles and ...

Get Suggested Events through Your Social Behavior

By Monday, December 26, 2011 1 No tags Permalink

What to do tonight? Facebook launched "Suggested Events" in place of the previous "Friends' Events" tab. The suggested events are generated based on your check-ins at different venues: bars, restaurants, events, etc. Facebook collects the FB pages, artists, and performers you like to include in Suggested Events. Although Facebook is still testing out this feature, ...

Facebook Subscribe

By Wednesday, December 14, 2011 0 , Permalink

Product Description: Facebook Subscribe is a one-way subscription to get updates on people and websites without having to be friends. The Goods: Anyone with a Facebook account can subscribe No subscriber maximum Don’t have to be friends to subscribe. e.g. won’t see all info/pictures you normally only share with friends No 140 character limit Broader audience base than Twitter You can limit your ...

Facebook Subscribe for Websites

By Saturday, December 10, 2011 0 No tags Permalink

On December 8th, Facebook rolled out the Subscribe Button for websites so that users can follow authors, journalists, etc. directly from websites and get updates just like how they receive updates from friends. Users can often find the subscribe button after a journalist's name in an article (see image below). Clicking on the subscribe button ...

Facebook Subscribers vs. Twitter Followers

By Thursday, December 1, 2011 0 No tags Permalink

Facebook rolled out their one-way follow feature called "Facebook Subscribe" about 3 months ago, which has been compared to the Twitter following concept a lot. In both cases, someone can follow you, get your updates, and you don't have to follow them back. For Facebook Subscribe, you don't need to be friends to subscribe to ...

“Planely” Social Travel – never fly alone

By Wednesday, July 6, 2011 0 No tags Permalink

We’ve all heard of the concept, “never eat alone”, apply the same to flying. Planely makes traveling more interesting if you’re in the mood for it. The concept is simple: Sign up with a Planely account, enter your upcoming flight schedules (departure/destination cities and times), and Planely will show you a list of travelers with ...