As an online writer, you expect to write and publish your article and receive praise, accolades and lots of shares in a jiffy. However, this happens very rarely and you probably spiral into depression when you see that no one has read, shared or commented on your article? Does this mean that you are a bad writer? Is your grasp over language so poor that people are ignoring your articles? The answer to these questions is most probably no. It’s just that you need to structure your articles better.
Pinterest has now made the mobile application version of their website as feature-packed as the desktop version. Pinterest has announced that the latest versions of their mobile apps – Android 1.5 and iOS 2.4 will have numerous new features to make it easier for users to interact with others and to find pins. Some of the new features:
Just a few days ago, Twitter launched its standalone music app – Twitter Music. Although the app is not yet functional, the micro-blogging platform has just inked deals with entertainment giant BBC America to publish exclusive video content from the media company on Twitter. These videos will be of popular series on BBC America and all the videos will be “first-in Tweet branded”. The news of this Twitter and BBC America partnership was announced by BBC America via a tweet on its official Twitter account.
After acquiring the music service We Are Hunted, Twitter is looking to launch its own standalone music app for its users. So far, users have been able to open the page music.twitter.com and have been able to see the Twitter logo, a #music hashtag, a sign in button and a message that says that the app will be released soon. On clicking the sign in button, users are taken to an authorization page but signing in to this app still hasn’t been enabled as users are met with a server error when they try to sign in.
Due to the immense popularity of social networks and the number of hours that most people spend on these social networks, our lives are now being recorded on the Internet. The current generation is special because it has created so much data that is being archived online. The only way to store information in previous generations was through pictures, journals and personal diaries. With all of us detailing our lives on social media platforms, can we send updates even after we are long gone? Can social media be used as a platform to send everyone your last message? In this video, Adam Ostrow – Chief Strategy Officer of Mashable, talks about the information age and how people are already using various applications to leave messages to loved ones once they die.
Often times, social media marketing is the only marketing option for small businesses as they lack the resources to create expensive advertisements. If done correctly, social media marketing can work wonders in promoting a small business while costing very little. Sadly, most small businesses owners simply don’t have the time to plan and manage social media marketing campaigns and they end up neglecting this fantastic marketing opportunity. Here are a few time management and time-saving tips that can help small businesses manage their social media marketing campaigns efficiently.
Social media platforms are some of the best channels to market through content. Latest research shows that many people now look to social networking platforms for content. As a result, social media websites have become the most popular resource for content marketing. According to a recent survey by ContentPlus – a content marketing company based in the U.K., people want to know more about companies and brands from their content and not ads. Advertisements are not trustworthy sources of information anymore and 70% respondents said that articles and not ads are what they want from companies to get to know more about the brands.
Now that Twitter has blocked Instagram images from being expanded and viewed on Twitter, Facebook has decided to continue the animosity between the two social networking giants. In its latest move, Facebook has decided to completely block Twitter’s Vine application from Facebook just a few days after the launch of Vine. Vine is a mobile app that allows people to take small looping videos from their smartphones and share them on the Internet. This means that users will not be able to share Vine videos on Facebook – and this could be a huge blow for the success of Vine.
The whole point of advertising is storytelling and not selling. Brands need to be able to tell their stories in innovative and memorable ways to make a lasting impression on their audiences. We are aware of the different advertising channels available in the digital era – the Internet, television, radio, mobiles, etc.; but do you know how it all started? How we went from painting on cave walls to keep stories alive to how we started making viral videos on YouTube? In this video Joe Sabia – digital artist and master storyteller, reveals the evolution of storytelling in just under four minutes in a charming and humorous way that makes this video a must-watch!
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