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No More Scrolling! Pinterest Lets You Search Your Own Pins (VentureBeat)
Pinterest fixed a major problem for many pinners on Tuesday. It added a search feature for your own pins so that you don’t have to go sifting through what could be hundreds of pins on one board. AllThingsD The social discovery company said this was a “top three requested feature by the community,” and was rolling it out Tuesday in the Web version, and will add to mobile soon. The Next Web It’s pretty simple in practice. Click on the search bar, begin typing a keyword or query and when the initial results appear, highlight the “Just my pins” option in the corresponding dialog box. WebProNews “When you type a word into the search bar – like San Francisco, beaches or BBQ – you can filter results by clicking “Just my pins”. We’ll show you everything you’ve pinned with that keyword in the pin description. Be sure to add words in your descriptions that will help you find that pin again,” said Pinterest software engineer Hui Xu. So, not only is Pinterest making it easier to find previous pins, but they’re suggesting that you do some better tagging. Social News Daily If you want to save recipes, find arts and crafts you pinned in the past, and more, you can do it with the new Pinterest search feature. Based on the new search feature Pinterest appears to be pushing users toward cataloguing the information they pin and repin, a move that could keep users on the site for longer periods of time, while encouraging the storage of data.
Support, Follow Pending Legislation in House with Facebook-Based Cosponsor.gov (AllFacebook)
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) announced the launch of Cosponsor.gov, a website and application based on Facebook that allows users to show their support for pending legislation in the House of Representatives. Users can search legislation by title, sponsor or bill number and track the status of legislation. Adweek “Whether you want to support new legislation like the Kids First Research Act or show support for legislation that has already passed the House, like the Working Families Flexibility Act, you can do so here,” Cantor wrote in a blog post. Users can stay updated about bills via Facebook notifications. Roll Call When Cantor first launched the Citizen Cosponsors project, the initiative drew heat from Democratic leaders, who said that the website as originally introduced only included a few bills that all had overwhelmingly or GOP-only support. “We support the premise of Citizen Cosponsor, but it’s disappointing that it has been implemented in a closed and partisan way,” an aide for House Minority Whip Steny H. Hoyer, D-Md., told CQ Roll Call at the time.
11 Things You Need to Know About Using Twitter for Business (SocialTimes)
Social Media Is Bullshit author B.J. Mendelson is the owner of a verified Twitter account with three-quarters of a million followers and a stint on Twitter’s suggested follower list. “I am essentially the Forrest Gump of Twitter,” said Mendelson, who spoke at the AllTwitter Marketing Conference in San Francisco on Tuesday. Mashable In other Twitter news, Pop star Justin Bieber lost the race to be the first Twitter user to reach 10 million, 20 million and 30 million followers, but on Tuesday, he became the first to hit 40 million followers. He celebrated with tweets.
SmartVP Videophone for Deaf Gets Nationwide Release (CNET)
Following a successful release in California in April, the SmartVP videophone by Purple Communications is available free of charge to the deaf and hard-of-hearing nationwide, and it manages to solve the signing conundrum. SmartVP enables people to sign through what is called the Video Relay Service, an FCC-regulated service that connects ASL interpreters with users in real-time so that hearing and deaf individuals can communicate.
Here’s How Much 18 Different Celebrities Get Paid to Tweet [Infographic] (AllTwitter)
Celebrities are often paid up to six figures to send a single sponsored message. The Huffington Post put together a breakdown of how much exactly 18 celebrities get paid to tweet.
Foursquare Co-Founder Naveen Selvadurai Wants You to Hack His Personal API (GigaOM)
When Foursquare co-founder Naveen Selvadurai left the New York startup last year, he gave a few hints that his interests were moving in the direction of the growing Quantified Self movement and personal analytics. Last week, he released a “personal API” that includes his own check-in data from Foursquare, along with information about his sleep, weight, steps and activity.
Shell to Sponsor ‘Meet The Press’ Zeebox Experience (LostRemote)
NBC News Digital has signed up oil company Shell as the sponsor of its “Meet the Press” experience on the Zeebox second-screen app. Zeebox, which launched in the United States late last year, will also use feature its new “SpotSynch” ad technology with the partnership.
Microsoft Creates Crowdfunding Campaign So You Don’t Have to Buy Your Own Damn Computer (BetaBeat)
If you think the products on Kickstarter were terrible, just wait until you see how Microsoft completely ruined (disrupted?) the crowdsourcing paradigm. Introducing Chip In, a program from the computer giant that lets college students amass donations from people that go toward the purchase of a shiny, new PC.
Hilarious ‘Mayor vs. Bear’ Tweets Go Viral (10,000 Words)
A 250-pound bear climbs a tree in Connecticut, and the local mayor live tweets about it. It sounds like a pretty standard day on Twitter, but this particular encounter was different. It went crazy viral.