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As Instagram Pulls Support for Displaying Photos on Twitter, Pinterest Adds It (SocialTimes)
Pinterest recently deepened its Twitter integration, allowing photos shared on Pinterest to be viewed within the Twitter stream. The move came just a few days before Instagram’s decision to pull support for in-stream display on Twitter. Wired That’s right, from now on, you’ll be able to see shared pins on Twitter without going to pinterest.com or a Pinterest app. Social media manager and Pinterest power user Kelly Lieberman first noticed the changes. Mashable/The Daily Dot A spokesperson confirmed that Pinterest added Cards support early last week. The one difference: Pins don’t appear to show up in Twitter’s “recent images” sidebar, as Instagram photos used to. WebProNews As Twitter and Instagram continue to beef, Pinterest is making a move that shows it’s not worried about losing visitors to its site. Expanded, media-rich tweets are a great addition to Twitter, and the more social media sites that allow for integration, the better it is for users. VentureBeat Twitter and Pinterest certainly worked together on the integration, but that may be only because of how Twitter Cards is currently structured. Companies interested in employing Cards go through a formal approval process that requires Twitter to review the implementation before it goes live.
HootSuite Adds Three Business-Focused Apps (SocialTimes)
HootSuite has added three new apps — from Nimble, StockTwits and YUPIQ — to its social media app directory, the company announced on Tuesday. The new additions bring the total to 44 third-party applications that HootSuite has integrated in recent months to allow clients to further customize their dashboards. CMSWire Customer relationship management tool Nimble is the first in this area for the App Directory and is targeted at salespeople and customer service staff. The company said that the app allows one-dimensional social profiles to become multi-dimensional contact records with access to history and context, viewable from the HootSuite dashboard. AllFacebook HootSuite CEO Ryan Holmes said: “Social media is moving beyond the early adoption by marketing and community managers to the rest of a company’s customer-facing business professionals. Sales, service, and support teams will benefit greatly by utilizing social media to enable customer engagement and social selling, and close deals easier than ever before.” AllTwitter In related news, Hootsuite’s Holiday Command Center can offer insight into how many people are tweeting about the holidays, and their sentiment about the holidays and their shopping experiences. HootSuite’s Social Media Holiday Tracker shares what shoppers are saying about the year’s most popular gifts makes comparisons.
Gifts Rolled Out to All U.S. Facebook Users (AllFacebook)
With Christmas two weeks away, Facebook announced Tuesday that its Gifts feature has been rolled out to all of its users in the United States. The social network also added a reminder in its announcement that Gifts can be used to make charitable contributions to its nonprofit partners, including Blue Star Families, Girls Inc., DonorsChoose.org, and, starting today, the Robin Hood Foundation‘s Hurricane Sandy relief efforts.
Twitter Has Picked Up Seinfeld for a 10th Season, Meet the Show Runner (LostRemote)
“What if Seinfeld was still on the air?,” asked show runner and BuzzFeed sports editor Jack Moore. One-hundred-and-forty-seven-thousand followers later, the 10th season of Seinfeld is off to a bang, airing exclusively in 140-character updates about 10 times per day.
Starbucks Earns Instagram Bragging Rights (SocialTimes)
According to GazeMetrix, an early stage image-recognition startup that helps brands track where their logos are being photographed across social media, Starbucks earns bragging rights for being the most-Instagrammed brand that the company tracks. Runners-up are Coca-Cola, BMW, Monster Energy, Google and Corona.
Is Twitter Replacing the Traditional Job Posting? (MediaJobsDaily)
According to a recent post on Harvard Business Review, engaging with candidates via social media isn’t only wise for job seekers, it’s smart for companies as well. Roy Bahat writes in the piece, “If candidates do engage with you through social media, you’ll also have an equally immediate way of getting to know them — in a personal, verifiable way.”
YouTube Launches Guide Interface on Tablets with Android, Mobile Updates (SocialTimes)
Last week, YouTube officially launched a new redesign, featuring a major emphasis on subscriptions that includes a Guide that lets users easily navigate through the channels they’ve subscribed to. Now the Guide is available on the YouTube app for Android tablets, as well as the mobile website for tablets. SocialTimes In related news, do you make how-to videos on YouTube? If so, you may be eligible for YouTube Next How-To Gurus, a program rewarding 16 of the best how-to video creators in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, India and South Africa, with cash, equipment and promotion on YouTube.
How to Shoot Video from a Smartphone Like a Pro (10,000 Words)
Vocativ, an international-focused news startup that curates eyewitness and citizen journalism, released an easy how-to video on their blog that will help even the shakiest of shooters to get good footage out of their next breaking story. This is the first in the Vocativ Video School series, which focuses on video news gathering techniques and styles.
Join One Day On Earth & Film Life Around The Globe Today (SocialTimes)
One Day On Earth, the collaborative film project that documented life on earth on 10/10/10 and 11/11/11, is revving up to film life around the globe today, 12/12/12, and it’s not too late to be a part of it. According to the project’s website, “On December 12th, 12.12.12., across the planet, documentary filmmakers, students, and other inspired citizens will record the human experience over a 24-hour period and contribute their voice to the third annual global day of media creation called One Day On Earth. Together, we will create a shared archive and a film.”