Category Archives: Social Media

Mozilla kills Flash

Bad news for those of you who are nostalgic or still enjoy a flash game from time to time. The latest news come from Mozilla – they have blocked all versions of flash!

flashThe message above can be read on the Flash addon page. On this page, the team at Mozilla also answers a question many have asked: “Why?”. The explanations is plain and simple: “Old versions of the Flash Player plugin have known vulnerabilities.”. Continue reading

Twitter embraces e-commerce

Everyone is talking about the Twitter autoplay these days, but many seem oblivious to a much bigger change on the network. Twitter is now getting into e-commerce, hot on the heels of Facebook and Pinterest, and of course it’s not really that wasn’t much of a surprise.

The Twitter platform has now rolled out specialised pages for products and places, also giving a user the opportunity to purchase. Continue reading

Ads are coming to Instagram

Are you looking to expand your social media advertising onto other channels as well? Instagram may be the answer.

The network was purchased by Facebook back in 2012 and for a year and a half now, has been experimenting with advertising. Up until now, only a select group of marketers were able to post photo/video advertisements on the platform, but Instagram recently announced they will be opening the gates for a larger, yet still limited, group of partners. These partners are also companies that are currently advertising on Facebook. Continue reading

Pinterest: Buyable pins rolling out on iOS

Earlier this month, Pinterest’s head of partnerships, Tim Kendall, hinted a new and very cool feature on Pinterest. We are talking about the integration of action buttons that allow you to buy products straight from the app.

If you are Pinterest fan, we bet there have been many times when you have wanted to ask a pinner “where did you buy this from!?” Well, with this new feature, you could place an order for it with just with just a few taps, from within the application (you won’t even need to be redirected to the retailer’s website). We are expecting major online stores to use these action buttons right away. Continue reading

Three updates from Facebook

As you probably know by now, Facebook is a big fan of changes. The new timeline, the design, the decreased reach – all these changes that seem to have happened ages ago, are actually changes made pretty recently.

Why ? well according to Facebook…
“Facebook is constantly evaluating what’s the right mix of content in News Feed and we want to let you know about a change that may affect referral traffic for publishers. Referral traffic to media publishers from Facebook has more than doubled in the past 18 months and we’re always looking for ways to optimize how content is discovered and consumed. Media content is a key part of the experience for people on Facebook and we’re committed to helping publishers find the right audience for their content,” reads the newest announcement. Continue reading

At least 800 content moderators are working for a cleaner Facebook

By the time you finish reading this sentence, 20 more Facebook accounts have been created somewhere in the world. There are more than 864 million logins every single day with almost 5 billion shared posts each day and almost 300,000 statuses updated every minute.

Can you even begin to imagine and comprehend the amount of traffic and content generated by these users? And how does Facebook stay on top of all this unmoderated information? Well, it relies on an algorithm and the other users’ common sense. Continue reading

Facebook’s new embeddable video player – not available for lives

The idea that Facebook is trying to become relevant in the video content area is not news and  they have been pushing videos uploaded on the platform for quite a while now, aiming to rival YouTube.

The new embeddable player, announced recently at F8, is clearly a bold step in this direction. However, during the event, live streaming was not one of the discussion topics. “It’s something we’re thinking about,” said a Facebook spokesperson, when asked by Mashable. Continue reading

Will the new Facebook CTA button help your business?

If you haven’t noticed yet, Facebook introduced a new Call To Action button on their Pages. The button is placed over the top cover image, right next to the ‘Like’ button.

call-to-action

Page admins can change the button really easy, using a drop down menu. You are not allowed to enter your own text, but you are able to choose from a list of pre-set options and link the button to any page on your website. Continue reading