Have you suffered from malaise ever since last year when Twitter killed off the media “grid view” that allowed you to view users’ old photos/videos? I know I have. Well, it would appear that finally our long global nightmare is over – Twitter has now come back with an attractive and easy to use “media grid” that archives images and videos previously posted by all users.
Fathers’ Day 2013 marketing campaigns show a different side of fathers and the power of a good message to get our attention. Those who haven’t converted using new media tools can take a lesson from my dad who adapted to technology throughout his career (and now retirement). At VDW, we coach our clients to apply their tried and true communications skills to new communications tools. We also enjoy creating new memories with our fathers in Vermont as well as a good YouTube video.
Good news for those who created personal Pinterest accounts for their companies before Pinterest launched business pages – you can easily convert your page! In fact converting your old page is just as easy as setting up a business account from scratch, which of course would be the way to go for those who don’t yet have an account. Today we walk you through the conversion process with screenshots.
By now you should be accustomed to one thing when it comes to social media – change. Whenever you get used to the way your Twitter page or Google+ profile works, they come along and pull the rug out from under you. At this point, these overhauls are to be expected – gotta stay fresh! Well, soon it’s Facebook’s (latest) turn. They announced last Thursday that in the coming weeks they’ll be rolling out significant changes to our News Feeds. Facebook intends to create a user experience that is similar across all device types (PCs and mobile), with larger images and of course ads. The social media giant hopes the change fosters increased usage and better engagement with ads as they come up on their first anniversary as a public company.
Over the last year there have been a lot of changes in how photos can be viewed on Twitter. First Twitter killed “grid view”. Then Instagram stopped allowing shared images to be viewed directly on Twitter without going to the Instagram site. More recently Twitter created a new “Media Gallery” for viewing a user’s recent images when looking at their profile page. Today we examine all of these changes in detail and discuss the various ways in which users now view photos on Twitter.
Did you know it’s possible to post your YouTube videos directly to your Facebook profile and your Twitter account? Today we’ll show you how to adjust settings inside of your YouTube account so that new uploads, comments, and more are automatically posted to your social media accounts.
Today we take a comprehensive look at the various ways you can link together your business/organization Twitter accounts and Facebook pages. We’ll discuss how you can post from Twitter to FB, from FB to Twitter and how you can use a tool called TweetDeck to post to multiple Twitter accounts (individually or all at once) using a single login, as well as post to Facebook pages that you admin from the same place.
The “What are you doing in this video?” Twitter direct message phishing scam appears to have been replaced by a new message that states “Hey you hear about the gossip your mentioned in? it started some serious drama, it fired up a lot of people on here”. This is essentially the same scam with a few slight differences. Today we explore the scam and explain how you can protect your account and avoid being hacked.
In June we talked about Facebook Offers, a pilot program being tested with just a handful of businesses. Business owners could create and post “offers” ($10 off, free pint of fries, etc.) to the business pages, users could claim them and then redeem them with printed out emails or by showing these emails on their smartphones. The program is now open to the public, but it’s also now a paid service and there is a “like” threshold that you must meet before you can post offers.
Facebook is playing catch up by adding a “schedule posts” feature, but we’re just glad to see they’re playing at all. Better late than never. Of course we are talking about Facebook, so your suspicions are correct – there are bugs. Usually problems on Facebook are the result of plugins or apps that get break after a major FB update, but in this case it looks like they launched the new feature with the bug and they may not be aware of it. Today we’ll talk about how we nailed down the problem and what you can do about it.