Social

  • Facebook kills automatic WordPress publishing to Profiles

    This morning WordPress users received an email (below in full), explaining that as of August 1st, 2018 (tomorrow) third-party tools can no longer automatically post to Facebook Profiles. This common technique is used by thousands of wordpress blogs as an efficient and reliable workflow. This includes Publicize, the Jetpack...
  • Facebook is basically Reddit now with up/down voting

    The Facebook Newsfeed is a difficult computer science problem. As you joined the service, you began to add friends and like pages and as a result, your Newsfeed is filled with new posts from both sources. Perhaps the most obvious thing to do is to show this content ordered...
  • Instagram launches new Focus camera for Stories

    Instagram is launching a new camera format on Stories. Focus lets you take professional-looking portraits right from your Instagram camera. When you take a photo or video of someone in the Focus format, depth of field is applied to blur the background and keep their face in focus, making...
  • Facebook prioritising ‘trusted news’ determined by surveying users

    Last week Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced an update to new changes, announced last week, to the News Feed algorithm which heavily prioritised social interactions with family and friends over public content, including news, video, and posts from brands. This means public posts you see will account for just...
  • Check out this 18-column Tweetdeck experience on a single CHG90 display

    What you’re looking at is now less than 18 columns on Tweetdeck on a single monitor. If you’re someone who loves Twitter, for work or pleasure, experiencing Twitter this way is an absolute delight. What may look like an information overload nightmare for some, personally this allows me to...
  • Twitter’s inability to determine context and porn, hurting brand

    When you engage with Twitter, you’ll follow #tags and there’s something very broken right now. Hashtags or searches in general on Twitter aren’t smart enough to distinguish intent or context of the user. As a power user, I live with TweetDeck on a second monitor for much of the...
  • How to increase the chances of getting your tweet on #qanda

    Last month at Twitter’s Hello World developer event, they showcased local examples of business leveraging their greatest strength, live event interaction. One of those businesses was the ABC’s Q&A program who were early to adopt Twitter as a compliment to their popular show on Monday nights. Behind the scenes, integrating...
  • Gallery: Photos from #HelloWorld Sydney at Twitter Australia

    Tonight was Sydney’s turn for Twitter’s developer event, #HelloWorld. The event invited local developers to hear from Twitter staff about new features in their platform, as well as some great examples of local successes, like Clive Dickins of Seven West Media who spoke about the broadcaster leveraging social to improve business...
  • DJI launch ‘Beyond flight’ app to connect you with other dronies

    DJI, the company known for its drone technology has just released a new mobile app and social platform ‘DJI+Discover app’ helps people connect with like-minded drone enthusiasts and professional aerial service providers nearby. The app is available for iOS and Android users in U.S., the UK, Germany, Spain and Australia....