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Tweets No Longer Posting on LinkedIn (AllTwitter)
Do you post your tweets on LinkedIn? Well, not anymore you don’t. LinkedIn has announced that regardless of whether you sync all of your tweets with the professional networking behemoth or only those designated with the #in hashtag, you will no longer be able to share your 140 character posts. PC Magazine LinkedIn’s Ryan Roslansky pointed to a blog post from Twitter product team director Michael Sippey, in which Sippey said Twitter is focused on “providing the core Twitter consumption experience through a consistent set of products and tools.” LinkedIn’s Roslansky wrote in his own blog post: “Consistent with Twitter’s evolving platform efforts, tweets will no longer be displayed on LinkedIn … ” Bloomberg Businessweek Twitter has been increasing its focus on getting more users to look at tweets through its own website and on mobile applications, as it seeks to boost advertising revenue. The company expects to generate at least $1 billion in advertising revenue in 2014, two people familiar with the forecast said this month. San Francisco Chronicle The move probably hurts LinkedIn more than it does Twitter. Expanded tweets, for example, “gives developers and publishers a way to tell richer stories on Twitter, directly within tweets and drive traffic back to their sites,” said a post on Twitter’s blog for third-party developers. AllThingsD So, who’s next? Flipboard, for one, comes to mind. After users authenticate their social profiles with Flipboard, the app pulls content from disparate sources across the Web — Facebook, RSS, Google+ and, yes, Twitter — in the form of URLs and repaginates the information in Flipboard’s own custom layout. While the result is a rather attractive social magazine, it displays third-party content in a very distinctive, very Flipboard way. And it looks nothing like tweets that show up on Twitter.com.
East Coast Storm Rocks Netflix, Instagram, Pinterest (Los Angeles Times)
A massive thunderstorm near the nation’s capital Friday night knocked Netflix, Instagram and Pinterest offline. The problems reportedly lasted six hours. All three services were working by Saturday afternoon, and they all use Amazon’s Elastic Compute Cloud. CNET Netflix sent out a tweet of apology, as did Instagram. Pinterest, for its part, was very clear about the cause. In its apologetic tweet, it offered the phrase “server outages,” not the vague “technical difficulties” offered by Instagram. GigaOM The storm was undoubtedly huge, leaving 1.3 million area without power as of Saturday afternoon, but Joyent, an Amazon rival, also hosts cloud services from an Ashburn, Va., data center and experienced no outage.
Startup Stages Flash Mob for Social Media Day [VIDEO] (Mashable)
Close to 500 people participated in a flash mob in New York City’s Hudson River Park for Social Media Day. The performance was the brainchild of tech startup Urthecast, which aims to provide the first-ever HD-streaming video of the Earth from space.
Facebook Co-Founder Chris Hughes Opts for Intimate Wedding, Blowout After-Party (BetaBeat)
Did all the Facebook co-founders promise to make honest women and men out of their partners, just as soon as the company went public? Guess who has graced The New York Times‘ Vows section: Facebook co-founder and now New Republic publisher and editor-in-chief Chris Hughes and his partner Sean Eldridge.
Pinterest vs. Facebook … on Twitter [Infographic] (SocialTimes)
Twitter users are more engaged with Pinterest than Facebook, according to data visualization community Visual.ly. In this infographic, see how @pinterest and @facebook compare in terms of demographics, number of followers and interactions on Twitter.
I Took a Web Detour, and Now I Feel Better (The New York Times/Bits Blog)
Last week, stressed out, on a deadline, I was frustrated to the point of uselessness and began to post items to Twitter and Tumblr. For a while, my mind and fingers wandered aimlessly around the Web. When I grew tired of this, I turned back to my assignment, completed it and turned it in. The entire detour took less than 10 minutes, and it seemed to make me more efficient.
#waywire, a Video News Network for Gen Y, Gets Backing From Google’s Eric Schmidt and Oprah (VentureBeat)
Raised on the Internet and versed in social media, today’s youngsters view the world in a different light than generations past. Here to serve and inspire these influential minds is #waywire, a New York-based startup that’s landed $1.75 million in funding, which includes celebrity support from Oprah, for its mission.
Know Thy Enemy: Keep Track of Your Facebook Competitors (AllFacebook)
Wondering how you can overtake your competition in terms of likes, shares, and engagement? Don’t be afraid to give them a like and track them on Facebook. Panelists of the “Competitive Analysis on Facebook” discussion at Friday’s AllFacebook Marketing Conference in San Francisco, Calif., spoke about the importance of keeping tabs on your competitors.
Social Media is the Message for Olympics (The New York Times)
At the Olympic Games in London, set to begin this month, the official motto of “swifter, higher, stronger” will be supplemented by a new label. If some marketers, fans and athletes have anything to say, these Games will be the first Social Media Olympics — the “Socialympics,” as some are calling them.