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Twitter Launches Card Analytics to Let Publishers Monitor Impressions, Clicks and More (TechCrunch)
In a move that could give brands and publishers more insight into what to tweet, Thursday Twitter rolled out Analytics For Twitter Cards. The dashboard shows impressions, URL clicks, and app installs of a publisher’s tweets and mentions by other users, as well as easy ways to measure favorites, retweets and follows. CNET Twitter Cards allow certain users (including CNET) to post rich content, such as videos, links, pictures, content previews, and more, in their tweets. With the analytics tool, these users can see how their tweets and the content included in them are being consumed. Re/code Speaking of Cards, I’d watch what Twitter does with them in the coming weeks. It’s working on a deal with payments startup Stripe, which I imagine will result in a new type of commerce-related Card for developers to use, ultimately allowing for selling items inside of tweets. Adweek “Small changes –– using a different Twitter Card, conversing more with the followers who love your content, or installing or changing the location of a Tweet button –– can make a big difference,” Twitter said. The first partners to use the new tools include BuzzFeed, NBC News, Time Inc., ESPN, MLB, Flipboard, Etsy, Foursquare and Path.
Snapchat Ghost-CAPTCHA Not as Secure as it Would Like (VentureBeat)
It seems Snapchat’s “fixes” for a number of its security problems just aren’t sticking. The company confirmed that it had released a new “CAPTCHA”-like game that users need to play in order to set up an account.
How Brand Advocates Can Help Spread Your Social Message (SocialTimes)
Shove says that the big benefit to leveraging the power of brand advocates is that they will create the content for you. It’s cost effective and for companies willing to give advocates some flexibility, the messages are much more authentic.
Some CNN Social Media Accounts Hacked (CNN)
Some of CNN’s social media accounts and blogs were compromised Thursday. The affected accounts included CNN’s main Facebook account, CNN Politics’ Facebook account and the Twitter page for CNN. Blogs for Political Ticker, The Lead, Security Clearance, The Situation Room and Crossfire were also hacked.
Facebook Message Notifications Now Alert Users When Their Friends are Online (AllFacebook)
Facebook already alerts users when their friends are online in its chat sidebar, and it now appears to have extended that feature to its notifications section for messages. Reader Or Fialkov of Fialkov Digital shared a screenshot, in which green dots appear next to the names of friends who are currently online.
Iranian President Rouhani Doesn’t Write His Own Tweets (Mashable)
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Thursday told reporters at the World Economic Forum that his “friends” write his English-language Facebook and Twitter posts. Rouhani’s English language social media presence has been inclusive, approachable and seemingly designed to build a new Western perception of Iran.
Go Backstage at This Year’s Grammy Awards with Grammy Live (LostRemote)
According to Trendrr, the 2013 Grammys drove 15.4 million social interactions. CBS will continue to focus on social and digital this year as it seeks to grow its rating numbers.
Facebook Responds by Predicting Princeton’s Demise (The Wall Street Journal/Digits)
After a controversial academic paper predicted the demise of Facebook, the social network has responded with a satirical prediction of the destruction of Princeton University. On Wednesday, websites were buzzing about a provocative research paper by two Princeton graduate students that said social media sites like Facebook usually follow the same growth and decline patterns of infectious disease outbreaks.
Find Twitter Chats in Your Industry: 5 Resources (AllTwitter)
Chats offer businesses the ability to connect to their customers, extend their reach and awareness, save on customer service and many other benefits. But actually finding the right chat for you can be difficult.