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A Look Back: The Evolution of Social Media in 2013

Social media. It seems like yesterday it was just a fad, something naysayers insisted would never catch on. Now, look at it — all grown up, attracting more users than ever and worth billions of dollars. In 2013, social media evolved faster and further, turning itself into a viable platform that influences what we do and how we share. 

Social Media Briefs: Self-Censored Posts, Customized Vine URLs

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In the last week before Christmas, social media proved there's no rest for the weary. Vine users can customize their URLs, while Facebook tests out video ads in your news feeds. 

Social Media Briefs: Backlash over Twitter's Blocking Policy, Instagram Goes Direct

What a difference a day makes. In just 24 hours, two new features on two social media platforms have created quite the kerfuffle. Let's recap, shall we?

Will Ephemeral Communications Make Delete the Default?

shutterstock_135744803.jpgHow big is your digital footprint? Think beyond the blog posts and Amazon reviews, social media status updates and Reddit comments. Your role in the digital world is more than the songs you download on iTunes, the movies you watch on Netflix and the photos you upload on Instagram. Your digital mitochondria are fueled by the habits you've developed since you got your first computer or feature phone. 

If you're anything like me, it pained you to toss all the AOL chats you saved from college. You may dread upgrading your phone over fears of losing all those text messages or push SMS notifications. When you think about the amount of stuff stored or otherwise archived on our digital devices and on the interwebs, it's amazing more of us haven't been blackmailed. It's enough to make you think that not everything we do is worth its half-life.

Social Media Briefs: Snapchat Wins, Facebook Loses, Instagram Gains

Snapchat is worth billions. Facebook loses teens. Instagram gains brands. Thinkr uses only #hashtags.

Google+ Upgrades Hangouts and Photos

Thumbnail image for image-google+locationsharing-2013.png Google+ has a reputation for being a bit barren for many users. But it just made several upgrades that could improve the user experience. Now there’s the ability to schedule a Hangout On Air and backup photos via auto syncing for iOS.

While we don’t see Google+ becoming the most popular place to share photos, that hasn’t stopped the company from taking dead aim at the Facebook and Instagram. Facebook has long been the go-to place for so called frictionless sharing of photos with friends and family, but Google+ updates like backup syncing of photos on iOS devices could prove to be a streamlined way to manage an incoming photo stream.

Social Media Briefs: Facebook Offers Free WiFi, Instagram Gets Ads, Social Media Careers Soar

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Social media can bring us so much. This week, it brings ads to Instagram, free WiFi to Facebook and Sticky Hashtags to Nestivity. 

 

Be Seen: New Network Connects Brands with Instagram Influencers

Seen-Logo.jpgWhen it comes to social media, the objective for brands is to be seen, so it's only appropriate that the photo engagement platform Seen (formerly Venueseen) has launched Snapfluence, an exclusive network that connects brands with Instagram influencers. 

 

Big Brands on Instagram: Best Practices for Engagement

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It didn't take long for Instagram to capture our hipster hearts. Even brands are getting in on the action now. But though visual content can contribute to social sharing and customer engagement, do we really understand how it's being used and the strategies that have proven most effective? Thanks to a new report from TrackMaven, which explored and analyzed the rate of adoption, posting photos and videos, filters and interactions of the US Fortune 500 on Instagram, now we do. 

Social Media Briefs: Ads on Instagram, Filtered Views for Verified Twitter Users

Social Media Briefs: Ads on Instagram, Filtered Views for Verified Twitter Users

Friday the 13th might be unlucky for some, but it doesn’t seem to be slowing down social media any. This week, speculation about advertisements on Instagram abounds, while studies show that women dominate visual formats on social media. 

Social Media Briefs: Twitter Conversations, Facebook Albums, Google Hangouts in HD

Social Media Briefs: Twitter Conversations, Facebook Albums, Google Hangouts in HD

It seems like there was a little bit of everything for all the social networks. Let's take a look at what made headlines. 

B2B Social Media Marketing Presence All But Mandatory

digital marketing, social media marketing, b2bB2B marketers will go anywhere and everywhere to get leads. It’s what keeps six out of 10 of them up at night: generating leads is their biggest challenge, according to data released this month by eMarketer.

Got Jobs? Top 15 U.S. Cities for Social Media

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Two years ago we examined the blurred lines that existed in job postings for social media managers and community managers. Now, a recent survey shows that social media is declining as a general job title as roles get more specialized to specific platforms. 

YouTube Creators Unleash MixBit for Editing Short Clips into Movies

Customer Experience, YouTube Creators Release MixBit Editable VideosMove over, Vine. The creators of YouTube have created an app for people to collectively edit their own or other people’s videos into one shareable movie.

Instagram to Allow Video Uploads, Expands to Android 4.0

Instagram to Allow Video Uploads, Expands to Android 4.0Instagram for Video is now available for Android 4.0 devices, and all users are allowed to upload video from their image libraries. We already know Facebook wants to start using video ads right in the news feed, and this looks like it could be the first step.

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