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Tumblr iOS App Update Allows Sharing to Twitter, Facebook, Email (SocialTimes)
Tumblr released an update for iOS Wednesday that allows users to share a post using other social media without leaving the app. The update allows users to share a Tumblr post to Facebook or Twitter or save it for later using Instapaper or Pocket. They can also email an entire formatted post. paidContent The app’s improved sharing features are likely intended to help users drive discovery. Tumblr shut down its Storyboard project, which was designed to surface interesting editorial content, earlier this month. Mashable Other improvements include GIFs that now animate even while you scroll (works only on iPhone 4S or later and iPad 2 or later), and the “Following” list is now alphabetized and searchable. PC Magazine Meanwhile, the new Tumblr for Windows Phone 8 app, launched Tuesday, lets you post “just about anything from just about anywhere — pictures, quotes, music, videos, chats, links, and your random musings,” according to a Tuesday post on Microsoft’s Windows Phone blog. The Windows Phone 8 app also has full GIF support and works with speech recognition so you can use your voice to dictate posts. TechCrunch Unfortunately, the iOS version didn’t get the fancy new, almost Path-like animations the Android version received earlier this month. So yeah, the Android version is currently the better application.
Twitter Partners with Fuse and Trident to Produce Cross-Platform Music TV Show (GigaOM)
Twitter is partnering with the gum company Trident and the music television network Fuse to create “Trending 10,” an entertainment show about popular music that will air both on television and online, using Twitter’s data about music and social conversations about artists to power the content. The companies stated that it will be the first TV show “sourced and produced from real-time Twitter conversation spikes.” AdAge The program features the top 10 trending music-related stories of the day. The picks are determined by Fuse-branded “heat tracker” technology that measures which artists are generating the largest spikes in Twitter conversations. Billboard As the show’s presenting sponsor, Trident will be featured in daily 50-second brand integrations as well as a weekly 90-second segment called “Flavor of the Week” that will be tailored to different Trident flavors (“What’s Spicy” for Trident Cinnamon, “What’s Juicy” for Trident Tropical, etc.) “Music is a passion point for our target consumers, millennials, and in order to built a relationship that resonated with them we felt that we could reach them through music conversations on Twitter, where our consumers already live,” says Farrah Bezner, marketing director at Trident for Mondelez International.
So What Do You Do, Kara Swisher, Co-Executive Editor of AllThingsD.com? (Mediabistro)
In an industry that is less than welcoming toward women, journalist Kara Swisher is almost as ubiquitous and long-standing as the Internet itself. While much of her longevity can be attributed to her having the initial foresight to see the tech revolution coming, the Silicon Valley staple has a much more powerful tool in her arsenal: hard-core reporting chops.
Zynga Reports Revenue Down 18 Percent (CNET)
Zynga earned 1 cent per share this last quarter, bringing in $263,589 in revenue, the company reported Wednesday. This beats the expectations of some Wall Street analysts expected the company to report a loss of 4 cents per share with a revenue of $209.79 million, according to Nasdaq.
Facebook Shows in News Feed When Friends are Available to Chat (AllFacebook)
Facebook is using News Feed to show users when their friends are online and able to chat. Many people noticed Wednesday that there’s a green dot next to some users’ names in News Feed, indicating that they’re currently online and have chat turned on.
Eighth Anniversary of YouTube’s First Video (The Daily Dot)
The Daily Dot would like to extend a hearty happy eighth birthday to the first YouTube video of all time, a 20-second video of site cofounder Jawed Karim standing outside of some elephants at the zoo talking about the length of their trunks. “The cool thing about these guys is that they have really, really really long trunks, and that’s cool,” Karim said quite nobly on that blustery April day. “That’s pretty much all there is to say.”
iTunes’ 10th Anniversary: Music Service Celebrates Decade, Faces New Challenges (The Huffington Post/AP)
In other birthday news, when Apple launched its iTunes music store a decade ago amid the ashes of Napster, the music industry – reeling from the effects of online piracy – was anxious to see how the new music service would shake out. The iTunes music store became much more than a solution; it changed how we consume music and access entertainment.
Five Tips for Protecting Your Twitter Account from Hackers (AllTwitter)
On the Internet, privacy and security are major concerns, especially as hacking on Twitter is more rampant than ever. In order to protect your Twitter account from hackers – be they intentionally targeting your account, or including you in a systematic sweep – follow these five tips.
Where Social TV Fans Live (SocialTimes)
Industry pros share how social media sites keep the conversations (and dollars) flowing on the second screen at the Lost Remote show in NYC. Here is our Storify.