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Twitter Tests More Inviting Profile Designs On Mobile | TechCrunch

Twitter Tests More Inviting Profile Designs On Mobile | TechCrunch | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Twitter has been testing designs furiously all winter, including a tile-like format for tweets and a Facebook-style profile page on the web. But TNW has..
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Hmm, is it me or does this look a bit messy? Maybe I'm just a simple sole who prefers the one column simplicity of (original) Twitter. What do you think? . . .

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Sherin Nicolson's curator insight, March 31, 10:00 PM

This is a unique tool for marketers to establish what their consumers interests are. Facebook has been very successful in attracting businesses which are looking to create awareness for their brands. Marketers are able to find insights into the target audiences, what their interests are and create a basis for their market research. This upgrade complicates the idea of Twitter, however marketers and businesses may find it a useful tool. 

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Facebook Announces Paper, A Curated Visual News Reader Launching Feb. 3 On iOS | TechCrunch

Facebook Announces Paper, A Curated Visual News Reader Launching Feb. 3 On iOS | TechCrunch | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
You miss great content because you aren't subscribed to the right sources. So Facebook wants to bring you content serendipity with Paper, a standalone iOS..
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"Extra extra, read all about it!" - Facebook Paper hits the news stands in the US. Will this replace your New York Times or Guardian in the furure? . . . 

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Amy Haddow's curator insight, February 10, 3:48 AM

Curation - the focus of 2014

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Twitter Solves The Follow-Back Tango, Enables Direct Messages From All Your Followers | TechCrunch

Twitter Solves The Follow-Back Tango, Enables Direct Messages From All Your Followers | TechCrunch | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Twitter has pushed out a feature update that is extremely useful for journalists like myself, and anyone else who hopes to use Twitter to communicate both..
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OK, so twitter now allows DMs to you even if you don't follow the follower. Good idea or invitation to spam? . . .

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YouTube To Launch Music Subscriptions | TechCrunch

YouTube To Launch Music Subscriptions | TechCrunch | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
TechCrunch is a leading technology media property, dedicated to obsessively profiling startups, reviewing new Internet products, and breaking tech news.
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It had to happen . . .

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TechCrunch | How To Use Facebook Timeline For Brand Pages: New Feature Details

TechCrunch | How To Use Facebook Timeline For Brand Pages: New Feature Details | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
The best summary on Facebook Timelines to date - What does the launch of Facebook Timeline for Pages mean for your brand? Unprecedented control, an opportunity to boost engagement, but also lot of initial work. Get the lowdown . . .
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Facebook Launches Its 15-Second, Auto-Playing Video Ads | TechCrunch

Facebook Launches Its 15-Second, Auto-Playing Video Ads | TechCrunch | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Facebook just announced that it's starting to run the video ads that it started testing last fall. In a company blog post, Facebook says it's working with..
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Stop! Stop! How do I turn this thing off?! Facebook autoplay ads coming to your device in the wink of a shutter . . .

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Ryan DePoppe's curator insight, March 17, 6:29 AM

It will be interesting to see how this plays out. It could get REALLY annoying, really quick. I love video's impact on marketing efforts, but I don't want it forced down people's throats either....

renata mello's curator insight, March 22, 2:56 AM

What does this mean for brands? Will it help increase sales?

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LinkedIn’s New Showcase Pages Allow Companies To Highlight Specific Products And Projects | TechCrunch

LinkedIn’s New Showcase Pages Allow Companies To Highlight Specific Products And Projects | TechCrunch | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
LinkedIn is announcing a new feature called a Showcase Page that will allow businesses on the professional networking site to target the fans of a specific..
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This new feature from LinkedIn means you can showcase up to 10 of your projects or products. Could work for many companies including my own . . .

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Facebook Launches Verified Accounts and Pseudonyms | TechCrunch

Facebook Launches Verified Accounts and Pseudonyms | TechCrunch | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Facebook, a service built on real names and real identities, will tomorrow start allowing prominent public figures to verify their accounts and then opt to display a preferred nickname instead of their birth name.
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Facebook are now verifying accounts, starting off with rich and famous and big corporates. If rolled out to all, is this a direct Twitter copy? . . .

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Klout Unveils Redesign And A Scoring System That Looks At Real World Influence | TechCrunch

Klout Unveils Redesign And A Scoring System That Looks At Real World Influence | TechCrunch | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it

Bad news for Beiber? Klout, the site that aims to measure your online influence, has made some big changes to its scoring system, and it has a new look to match . . .

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Does Google Have An Interest In Pinterest? via TechCrunch

Does Google Have An Interest In Pinterest? via TechCrunch | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it

Alexia Tsotsis from TechCrunch has spent about a week trying to track down the rumors that Google had expressed interest in a Pinterest acquisition and here's what she knows thus far . . .

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