Pinterest Board Sections have launched

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  Online scrapbooking is about to get a whole lot easier. The long and eagerly anticipated Pinterest Board Sections seems to be about to launch on the Pinterest Platform. The most requested member feature is about to launch. No official word has yet been given from the Pinterest Blog nor have the news channels jumped on this yet but as you can see from the screen captures below we have them of … Read More

Twitter Increases Character Limit To 280

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Twitter has finally announced that it is increasing its character limit from 1040 to 280. Back in September, we reported that Twitter was trialing longer Tweets of 280 characters.  Twitters Official line at that time was: Giving you more characters to express yourself We want every person around the world to easily express themselves on Twitter, so we’re doing something new: we’re going to try out a longer limit, 280 characters, … Read More

Facebook’s Alternative News Feed

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Facebook has rolled out it’s currently little known Explore Feed. The first thing that springs to mind if you haven’t already heard about Facebooks Explore Feed is that you will have to be an explorer to actually find Facebook’s alternative news feed. If you don’t know about it then it is well hidden. Facebook recently sent publishers into a worried frenzy when they ran a news feed test moving content … Read More

Facebook Explore Feed Test – What now for Publishers?

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Newsrooms and Marketers went into panic mode this week as Facebook ran a test moving content to the new Facebook Explore Feed costing them between 60-80% of their traffic. Their Facebook engagement fell off the metaphorical cliff. The test was carried out in 6 countries Slovakia, Sri Lanka, Serbia, Bolivia, Guatemala, and Cambodia. North America, most areas of Europe, Australia etc were left unaffected. But this did not stop the … Read More

Do you need an SSL Certificate now?

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Big changes are coming in the next update to Google Chrome the internets most popular web browser. Google is working on an ad-blocking update that is due to arrive soon and a new feature that mutes autoplay videos is scheduled to land in January. You know how you land on pages to suddenly be blasted with a wall of sound. Well, that’s about to become a thing of the past. But before … Read More

Instagram Stories can now be shared to Facebook Stories

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Do you know anyone who posts Facebook stories? No neither do we. But that is about to change The number of Facebook stories appearing in your Facebook feed could be about to jump as Instagram rolls out the ability to share Instagram stories directly to Facebook stories. TechCrunch reported the new cross promoting feature after spotting the option to syndicate your Instagram Stories to Facebook Stories appearing to US users. A Facebook … Read More

Twitter Character Limit To Increase To 280 Characters

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It has been announced that Twitter is trialing a longer Twitter character limit for Tweets. The current limit is 140 characters. This will be doubling and moving up to 280. The news was announced on the Twitter Blog by By Aliza Rosen and Ikuhiro Ihara who had this to say Giving you more characters to express yourself We want every person around the world to easily express themselves on Twitter, so we’re doing something new: … Read More

Instagram Follows You Feature Being Tested

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  At last, Instagram is making moves to put an end to the Instagram followers game that is so widely played on the social app. A new feature is being tested an Instagram Follows You feature, that we hope will .released very soon we hope)  If you are not familiar with the Instagram Followers Game then here is how the game works.  I want followers! Everyone on Instagram wants to have as … Read More

Pinterest passes 200 million monthly active users

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It would seem that Pinterest is becoming a big player in Social media. It has always been there, just on the edge, seen as more of a niche kind of site, dare I say even a feminine site geared more for women than men. Catering for interior design and fashion trends niches amongst others. Today it was reported on the Pinterest blog by Evan Sharp that Pinterest has now passed … Read More

Does Twitter have a new Tweetstorm feature? Twitter Stories?

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A conventional tweet can be anything up to 140 characters. As we know that is not really very long to get your message across. As a work around Twitter users came up with the idea of sharing their full message spread across multiple tweets. These are then published, very quickly, one after the other. Posting tweets in this manner became known as Tweetstorms. You have probably seen them before if you have … Read More

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