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5 Ways to Use Social Media to Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions (SocialTimes)
We’ve compiled a list of five ways that you can use social media to stick to your resolutions this year, so get ready to succeed in your goal to lose more weight, quit that icky habit, start exercising, eat better, sleep more, read more, or whatever else you may have resolved to do! AllFacebook As 2012 ends and 2013 begins, AllFacebook looked back at its top 10 stories in terms of Facebook likes and retweets on Twitter, and the most surprising thing we found was that not a single post appeared on both lists. Here are the top 10 AllFacebook posts of 2012 in terms of Facebook likes and retweets. AllTwitter Need a little end-of-year reading? We’ve compiled our top 10 most highly-trafficked Twitter stories of 2012, which includes a look at the top 10 most retweeted tweets of all time (with a brand-new No. 1), how Anonymous exposed pedophiles on Twitter, the first ever-live tweet commercial, social media statistics and facts and why buying Twitter followers is never a good idea. GalleyCat Out of all the tweets we featured last year, one Twitter post was more popular than all the others. In February 2012, the Professor Snape Twitter feed (a parody account dedicated to the famous Harry Potter character) published the most popular tweet of the Academy Awards, according to our sibling blog Social Times. AllTwitter Twitter is going to help you keep your New Year’s resolutions. Twitter suggests you tweet those resolutions out, but not only to shame yourself into keeping them.
Psy Bids Farewell to Gangnam Style, Says it Became ‘Too Popular’ (SocialTimes)
The Gangnam Style phenomenon has been one of 2012’s most significant popular trends, but you may be hearing a lot less of it, if singer Psy has anything to say about it. Psy performed the song on Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve, but after that he’s ready to put the massive hit behind him … at least in the United States. MTV.com “Being in Times Square on New Year’s Eve is already special — it’s the biggest stage in the universe — plus it’s my birthday, so, with all that, it may be the ending of ‘Gangnam Style,'” Psy told MTV News. “I mean, what better way to do it? It’s my biggest and most meaningful birthday.” Billboard After sweeping through America beginning in July, “Gangnam Style” spent seven weeks at No. 2, and its music video is now the most-watched YouTube clip of all time with over 1 billion views. Although a follow-up single has not yet been announced, Psy says that his focus will now turn to crafting another U.S. hit instead of continuously performing “Gangnam.”
From Mobile to Taking on Newspaper Paywalls, Three Big Moves for Local TV in 2013 (LostRemote)
Local television remains a good business, but most station execs agree that tough, uncertain times lie ahead. As we enter 2013, it’s the ideal opportunity for TV station groups to make bold moves to invest in future growth — or just protect the current bottom line. Here’s LostRemote’s crack at the top three.
10 Awesome Videos You Probably Didn’t See in 2012 (SocialTimes)
There were lots of great videos in 2012 that didn’t make “the top lists,” and we decided to compile some of the best of these videos that didn’t quite go viral. All of the videos in our list have yet to hit the 1 million view mark, but they are so worth watching.
MyPermissions Wants Facebook Users to Start 2013 Safely With Cleaner, Android App (AllFacebook)
When you connect with a Facebook application, how often do you pay attention to the fine print of what information the app wants from your profile? MyPermissions has launched a tool that allows users to see what the app wants from your profile, and also lets users delete apps, straight from the MyPermissions Cleaner.
Eight Smartphone Apps to Prank Your Friends (SocialTimes)
Next time you’re around family or friends, lighten the mood with a prank, and enjoy the storytelling for years to come. Most of these apps can be used by Android or iPhone, so get ready to laugh on.
Top Tweets and Blog Posts About Twitter Stuff (AllTwitter)
Twitter has shared its top five tweets and top five blog posts of 2012. The top tweets are feature-focused and mostly took place during the first quarter of 2012.
Free eBooks for the New Year (AppNewser)
Every year free eBooks rank among our most popular posts on AppNewser. To help you fill your new eReader or tablet, visit our Free eBooks category to explore an entire year filled with free eBooks.
How Will the Facebook Ad Landscape Change in 2013? (AllFacebook)
Mike Onghai, founder of social marketing platform AppAddictive, feels that companies will start paying more attention to their current fans in an effort to turn likes into sales. Onghai — whose company works with brands such as Vonage — talked with AllFacebook about how the ad landscape will change in 2013.