Guiding twitter users from a public Tweet to a private conversation

When interacting with a customer on Twitter, you might want to take the conversation from the public timeline to a private Direct Message. To make this transition easier, you can include a specially formatted link in a Tweet, and we will automatically transform that link into a simple call-to-action. When a user clicks the call-to-action, they’ll be taken directly into the Direct Message...
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You can no longer turn off “Related Videos” when embedding a video from YouTube

According to their official statement, YouTube feels “Titles, channel information, and related videos are an important part of YouTube’s core user experience, and these changes help to make the YouTube viewing experience consistent across different platforms”. So, YouTube considers related videos an important part of their core experience and that enabling related videos on embedded...
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Twitter is removing support for precise geotagging – because no one uses it

Twitter is going to stop letting you add a precise geotag to your tweets, because there isn’t enough demand for the feature. In a tweet, the company’s support account said that it was removing the feature “to simplify your Tweeting experience.” However, you’ll still be able to tag the precise location of your photographs, and TechCrunch notes that you’ll also still be able to add...
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Facebook continues it’s fight against “fake news” with more page takedowns

Facebook revealed on Monday that it has removed more pages, groups, and accounts that originated in Russia and were being deceptive about who was behind them and what they were up to.  The takedown at Facebook and Instagram was described as part of an ongoing battle against "coordinated inauthentic behavior" which has blocked numerous fake accounts from around the world."We found two separate,...
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[Infographic] Is Facebook becoming social media’s retirement home?

Even though it might be a bit of a stretch to describe Facebook as social media's retirement home, the social network is experiencing an exodus of young people while increasing numbers of over 55s are signing up. Facebook is generally struggling to retain its user base and today, it has an estimated 15 million fewer U.S. users than it did in 2017. That's according to a report released...
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Say goodbye to Google+ from April 2nd, 2019

If you’re wanting to read about why Google+ was a bad idea poorly executed, well, just Google “Google+” and you will be treated to more than enough diatribes about why this platform was an eight-year non-starter. But as for our blog, we’ll stick with the impact Google+ had on WordPress, Drupal and websites in general. First things first Firstly, make sure you act now to remove any...
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Private tweets sent using Twitter’s Android app could have been exposed publicly for years

Twitter said it had discovered a security flaw which meant "protected" tweets became public when some changes were made to accounts. Anyone who updated the email address linked to their account between November 2014 and January 2019 could have had messages exposed, it said. Twitter said it had started to let affected users know about the bug. It added that it had turned the protections back on...
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Is Twitter Removing The Like Button?

Twitter CEO and founder Jack Dorsey has recently come out and insinuated that the "like" feature may well have a bit of a shelf-life. A report in the Daily Telegraph, cited by The Inquirer, revealed that Mr Dorsey is keen to remove the feature soon as he’s not especially keen on the heart-shaped button. The idea behind its removal is to improve the quality of debate on the microblogging...
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Top 5 ways to add social media icons to your WordPress blog or website

You work hard to create a professional website with educational content. You don’t want to get buried under all the other sites on the web. That’s where social media comes in handy. If you can create a customer base on Facebook or Twitter they’ll get your updates every day, and you’ll always be top of mind. Better yet, they might even share you work to their follower base. However, you...
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Social media SEO trends heading into 2019

There’s been talk about social media as a ranking factor for a long time. In 2010, Google said social media was a ranking factor (that means if you're on social media, your website will generally show above similar businesses who aren't on social media - at least in 2010). In 2014, the same search engine said that social media probably isn’t a ranking factor. "Probably" being the key word...
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