The world’s favourite search engine today further highlighted the importance of social media as they began rolling out a substantial upgrade to Google Social Search. Search results will now include information from Twitter, Flickr and new kid on the block Quora. Google Social Search is nothing new – it’s been integrated since 2009, but where before social results were Tweets … [Read more...] about Google Upgrades Social Search, Flickr, Quora, And Twitter Integrated
One of the great things about Twitter is the vast range of different clients available for it. If you don’t want to just use the web interface or the company's own (rather spiffy, it has to be said) official mobile apps, you don’t have to. There are web-based clients like Hootsuite, phone-specific apps such as Ubertwitter and Echofon and desktop programs like Seesmic and … [Read more...] about Ubermedia Buys Tweetdeck – What Next?
There’s an old saying, dating back through generations in the business world: any publicity is good publicity, but in today’s social media-savvy world, does that really hold? I was going to write about this on Friday as the events were unfolding but some other elements came to light and I decided to hold off and see how everything unravelled. More on that in a bit. Here’s … [Read more...] about Kenneth Cole’s Egypt Tweet Sets the Social Media Sphere Alight
We can probably file this one under “The World is a Strange Place”. A new startup company in Amsterdam have begun offering Tweet rings – your favourite 140 character message engraved into silver, steel or titanium which you can wear around your finger forever. As weird as this idea sounds, it’s not the strangest thing I’ve ever heard – in my time on the internet, I’ve seen a … [Read more...] about Immortalise Your Twitter Posts With Tweet Rings
Social media’s a topic that, let’s be honest, many still consider to be a bit on the silly side. Twitter, Facebook and such forth are still seen as distractions when it comes to internet marketing and chances are, most businesses that have a presence on these platforms probably aren’t quite sure why they’re there. In many industries, social media is considered trivial; the poor … [Read more...] about The Toyota Prius Social Media Strategy – ROI from Triviality