Music App from Twitter Not too Far Away

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 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.

You Can Send Status Updates Even After Your Death!

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.

Create Effective International Social Media Marketing Campaigns

Most social media marketers and companies stick to Facebook and Twitter for all their social media and content marketing campaigns. In this global economy where valuable customers and leads need to be found from all countries to expand companies, these social media channels are not enough. With over a billion active users and because it is the top social networking platform in many countries, Facebook is the safe choice but there are many other social networks that you have probably never heard of that are more popular than Facebook in quite a few countries.

Hashtag Feature Now in Flickr

Along with Instagram, Flickr is one of the most popular image sharing platforms with millions of active users. In an effort to stave off stiff competition from Instagram and Pinterest, Flickr has released a new update for its iOS app that adds hashtag support to the mobile version of Flickr. The hashtag feature will make it easier to categorize images and pick out popular trends. This new feature could improve the user experience of Flickr and could expand the user base of this photo sharing platform.

Long-Awaited Twitter Ads API is Here!

Twitter is now looking to expand its ad revenues with the launch of its highly anticipated Ads API. This API now lets advertisers create rich and visually appealing ads that can be uploaded easily on Twitter. Facebook is seen as the friendlier social media platform for advertisers as it offers various tools and features to marketers and advertisers. Looking at the success Facebook has tasted by being friendlier towards advertisers, Twitter aims to recreate similar successes with its latest Ads API. This advertising platform was launched on 20th February, 2013 and has received enthusiastic response from online marketing experts.

The Next Round in the Facebook-Twitter Fight!

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 Growth of Twitter

By latest estimates, Twitter has over 640 accounts and sees around 400 millions tweets per day ranging from important updates to silly tweets. One of the reasons Twitter became so popular is because people could use this platform to obtain real time information in small, easy-digestible chunks. However, when twitter was first launched the founders never dreamed that Twitter could have so many uses. In this video, Evan Williams – the co-founder of Twitter, talks about the beginnings and evolution of Twitter and how his hunches have proven so successful.

4 Shocking Social Media Trends

The believe it or not list on recent social media trends – do tell us what you think and what are your predictions on what’s to come on the social media scene.

Has Twitter Launched a Payment Feature?

It seems like Twitter – the second largest social networking website, is poised to become some sort of an online shopping platform. On February 11th, Twitter announced its partnership with American Express to release a payment-by-tweet feature. Twitter believes that by becoming an e-commerce website, it will be able to attract more advertising revenues in the future.

Twitter Becomes More Mobile-Friendly with New Upgrades!

Twitter has just launched three updated features that are focused on content discovery via mobile devices. These updates ensure that mobile users will find one single stream of content in each tab, making it easier to find and engage with content on Twitter. Twitter officially announced these changes to and other changes to Android and iOS apps on their blog on 6th February, 2013. The updated tabs are called Search, Connect and Discover. So now, users logging into Twitter via their mobile devices will be able to search and view more information easily and quickly from all of these tabs.

Instagram Shuts Down Twitter Integration!

Facebook has been trying to capture the image-sharing market in the social networking world and as a result, recently bought Instagram. As a clear indication of the social network war going on between Facebook, Instagram and Twitter; Instagram has stopped allowing its pictures to be displayed in Twitter timelines. Kevin Systrom – co-founder of Instagram, announced in the first week of December that his company will be dropping support for Twitter cards completely in some time. This change means that Instagram photos will not be displayed in Tweets or photo galleries of users.