The Future of Social Media: Trends, Signals, Analysis, News
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The Future of Social Media: Trends, Signals, Analysis, News
Keep up with the rapidly changing social media industry. Get the big picture and follow the emerging trends. Also: http://sometek.fi (in Finnish)
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Twitter's new ad format sounds a lot like legitimizing clickbait

Twitter's new ad format sounds a lot like legitimizing clickbait | The Future of Social Media: Trends, Signals, Analysis, News | Scoop.it
Twitter is introducing a new type of ad today called Instant Unlock Cards. They sound great for brands, but pretty sucky for users. Here’s the gist of it: A brands tweets out a teasing image – say, for a movie trailer. Want to read or see more? Sorry, you have to tweet out #something first. Then the …
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Coming soon: express even more in 140 characters | Twitter Blogs

Coming soon: express even more in 140 characters | Twitter Blogs | The Future of Social Media: Trends, Signals, Analysis, News | Scoop.it
You can already do a lot in a Tweet, but we want you to be able to do even more.
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Happy birthday, Twitter: 10 years of famous first tweets

Happy birthday, Twitter: 10 years of famous first tweets | The Future of Social Media: Trends, Signals, Analysis, News | Scoop.it
Some of the best and worst famous first tweets from the last ten years on Twitter.
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Is Twitter Seriously Removing Share Counts? Why Would They Do This?

Is Twitter Seriously Removing Share Counts? Why Would They Do This? | The Future of Social Media: Trends, Signals, Analysis, News | Scoop.it

The news: Twitter share counts will no longer appear alongside Tweet buttons AND third-party direct access to tweet share stats will be curtailed.

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Tweets Coming to Google Search via Desktop – Who Cares? You do

Tweets Coming to Google Search via Desktop – Who Cares? You do | The Future of Social Media: Trends, Signals, Analysis, News | Scoop.it

When it was reported that Google and Twitter had signed a new agreement to give Google access to Twitter’s fire hose of real time tweets back in February, the announcement was met with a level of uncertainty. What does that actually mean for Twitter, or Google? Will Google search be inundated with tweets? What’s in it for them, why would they do this?

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Twitter's photo filters just got more like Instagram's

Twitter's photo filters just got more like Instagram's | The Future of Social Media: Trends, Signals, Analysis, News | Scoop.it

Twitter just tweaked its photo editing features in an update that makes it feel a lot more like Instagram.

The company updated its iOS and Android app Tuesday with new adjustable photo filters to give users more control over how filtered images look.

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Twitter Plans To Introduce A Timeline That Resembles Facebook’s News Feed

Twitter Plans To Introduce A Timeline That Resembles Facebook’s News Feed | The Future of Social Media: Trends, Signals, Analysis, News | Scoop.it

Twitter’s timeline of real-time updates may instead by replaced by an algorithmically-controlled timeline that’s more akin to Facebook’s News Feed.

 
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Twitter widens experiment that turns favorites into retweets

Twitter widens experiment that turns favorites into retweets | The Future of Social Media: Trends, Signals, Analysis, News | Scoop.it

Twitter is well known for testng out new features on users before either rolling them out permanently, tweaking them for further testing, or tossing them into the trash can.

Its latest idea involves automatically retweeting selected favorited posts from followed accounts, a feature that is already reshaping the timeline of many users.

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Twitter Makes Like Instagram | TechCrunch

Twitter Makes Like Instagram | TechCrunch | The Future of Social Media: Trends, Signals, Analysis, News | Scoop.it

This “ultimate guide to photo sharing on Twitter” explains how quick it is to share photos on the service; flags up Twitter’sbuilt-in photo filters (a la Instagram); points out that users can add multiple photos and people tagging to tweets (a la Facebook); and send photos privately, via its DM feature (a la WhatsApp).

It’s not that the ability to share photos on Twitter is new of course, but this initiative is about educating users what Twitter is for. So basically Twitter is shouting out that it’s FOR all the SAME THINGS you’re already doing on Instagram, Facebook and WhatsApp.

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The Trouble With Twitter: With 241 Million Users, It Just Isn’t Growing Fast Enough

The Trouble With Twitter: With 241 Million Users, It Just Isn’t Growing Fast Enough | The Future of Social Media: Trends, Signals, Analysis, News | Scoop.it
The Trouble With Twitter: With 241 Million Users, It Just Isn’t Growing Fast Enough [STATS]
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100 Must Follow on Twitter – 2014

The ultimate list of Business, Leadership and Tech Twitter accounts to follow in 2014.
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Twitter is the new LinkedIn? 500K jobs posted monthly, will reach 2M/month in 2014

Twitter is the new LinkedIn? 500K jobs posted monthly, will reach 2M/month in 2014 | The Future of Social Media: Trends, Signals, Analysis, News | Scoop.it
Fifteen new jobs are posted to Twitter every single minute, according to a new study by social recruiting company Gozaik, and that that number has grown by 32 percent in just the last six months.
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The State Of Twitter 2013 [INFOGRAPHIC] - AllTwitter

The State Of Twitter 2013 [INFOGRAPHIC] - AllTwitter | The Future of Social Media: Trends, Signals, Analysis, News | Scoop.it
The State Of Twitter 2013 [INFOGRAPHIC]
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Nobody wanted stickers on Twitter, but they're here anyway

Nobody wanted stickers on Twitter, but they're here anyway | The Future of Social Media: Trends, Signals, Analysis, News | Scoop.it
In what seems like an utterly bizarre and poorly thought-out move, Twitter has launched stickers on its platform today. There's no need for this.
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Why Twitter is a better network for real life than Facebook

Why Twitter is a better network for real life than Facebook | The Future of Social Media: Trends, Signals, Analysis, News | Scoop.it
Twitter and Facebook are similar, but not equal. For many, Facebook is a way to connect with family and friends, but Twitter may actually be better.
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Face Off or Twitter Away - which is the better networking tool?

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Now That Twitter Has Killed Counts, Other Ways To Find Your Shares

Now That Twitter Has Killed Counts, Other Ways To Find Your Shares | The Future of Social Media: Trends, Signals, Analysis, News | Scoop.it

Publishers were in for a disappointment in late 2015 when Twitter announced that it was no longer supporting share counts on tweet buttons, leaving social media managers and publications at a loss for how to validate the social proof of the shareability of their articles. When a social share number drops from 900 and down to 0, concerns arise that the content is not as trustworthy or credible as they lack the endorsement expected of that content.

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Twitter Plans to Go Beyond Its 140-Character Limit | Re/code

Twitter Plans to Go Beyond Its 140-Character Limit | Re/code | The Future of Social Media: Trends, Signals, Analysis, News | Scoop.it
Twitter is thinking about ways to tweak the 140-character limit to entice new users.
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Twitter Now Lets Anyone Send You a Direct Message

Twitter Now Lets Anyone Send You a Direct Message | The Future of Social Media: Trends, Signals, Analysis, News | Scoop.it

Direct Messages on Twitter are about to become a lot more useful… or annoying.

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How to stop Twitter from tracking what other apps you use on iPhone or Android

How to stop Twitter from tracking what other apps you use on iPhone or Android | The Future of Social Media: Trends, Signals, Analysis, News | Scoop.it

Twitter is about to become more annoying for some users, as the company will start tracking what other mobile apps iOS and Android owners are using in a push to better profile users, and thus improve its targeted advertising business.

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Twitter is considering topic-based timelines, says CEO

Twitter is considering topic-based timelines, says CEO | The Future of Social Media: Trends, Signals, Analysis, News | Scoop.it
If you don't like changes to your Twitter timeline then look away now: CEO Dick Costolo says the platform is considering adding the option to focus on particular topics from the people you follow.
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Twitter Is Experimenting With A New Way To Retweet | TechCrunch

Twitter Is Experimenting With A New Way To Retweet | TechCrunch | The Future of Social Media: Trends, Signals, Analysis, News | Scoop.it

The best thing about Twitter is that it forces users to embrace brevity thanks to its 140-character updates. It’s also the worst thing about Twitter, turning loquacious tweeters into Twitter stream hogs - as with the disaster that is the multi-part running commentary known as the Tweetstorm. But now Twitter is experimenting with a new feature called “retweet with comment” that would better allow users to participate in a conversation, while also providing context and commentary that can otherwise get lost when using the standard Twitter “retweet” function or “quoted tweets.”

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Twitter Testing Major Profile Redesign That Looks a Lot Like Facebook

Twitter Testing Major Profile Redesign That Looks a Lot Like Facebook | The Future of Social Media: Trends, Signals, Analysis, News | Scoop.it
Twitter is testing a major redesign that's very reminiscent of Facebook and Google+.
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What to expect from Twitter in 2014

What to expect from Twitter in 2014 | The Future of Social Media: Trends, Signals, Analysis, News | Scoop.it
We recently rounded up Twitter in 2013, and now it's time to look forward to this year. What can we expect from everyone's favorite 140-character messaging service in 2014?

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What the Most Retweeted Tweets of All Time Say About Twitter

What the Most Retweeted Tweets of All Time Say About Twitter | The Future of Social Media: Trends, Signals, Analysis, News | Scoop.it
Twitter retweets represent the mass-market experience of the social network. So what can we find from the most retweeted tweets of all time?
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This Is Why No One Follows You on Twitter

This Is Why No One Follows You on Twitter | The Future of Social Media: Trends, Signals, Analysis, News | Scoop.it
Twitter users often make the decision of whether or not to follow someone in seconds, meaning that you have very little time to impress.
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