Bitlinks may be short, but Bitly’s reach extends to nearly every country in the world.
Twitter changes font from Helvetica Neue to Gotham. YouTube celebrates its ninth anniversary. These stories, and more, in today’s Morning Social Media Newsfeed.
Bitly CEO Mark Josephson believes the rapidly-growing company is in a great position to provide detailed analytics data for brands.
Facebook redesigns pages for desktop. Twitter Fiction Festival kicks off Wednesday in New York. These stories, and more, in today’s Morning Social Media Newsfeed.
Report: Facebook Preparing to Launch TV-Style Video Ads for $1 million and Up (LostRemote)
Facebook has stepped up its social TV efforts over the last few weeks, and now there’s growing evidence the company is planning a video ad product aimed at capturing TV dollars. Bloomberg reports that Facebook will roll out 15-second video ads priced between $1 million and 2.5 million sometime later this year.
Gnip, which licenses so-called firehose data from Twitter, Tumblr, WordPress and Disqus to report to brands how they are being discussed on social media, will add data from several other major social networks, the company said today.
Fox News Facebook Page is Most Commented On Brand Page in the World (TVNewser)
Fox News has just shown that it’s a force not just on TV, but in the social sphere as well. AllFacebook reports the Fox News Facebook page was the most commented on brand page in the world last year.
Bitly launched a trio of social data APIs (application programming interfaces) today that will allow their users to track which links being shared socially are garnering the most clicks.
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Introducing the App Center (Facebook Developer Blog)
Facebook has announced the launch of the App Center, a new place for people to find social apps. The App Center gives developers an additional way to grow their apps and creates opportunities for more types of apps to be successful. In the coming weeks, people will be able to access the App Center on the Web and in the iOS and Android Facebook apps. CNET The App Center is designed to push the best social apps through a personalized discovery page. So, if you’re a person who likes word games — something Facebook would know from your Facebook behavior — the App Center will surface those sorts of apps for you. AP The company is betting that by personalizing recommendations to users, people will find new types of applications beyond games, along with games that are more interesting to them. There are all sorts of social apps that use Facebook, from music-listening services such as Spotify to what-you-just-ate tools such as Foodspotting. AllFacebook Two topics that have been top-of-mind at Facebook the past few weeks, mobile and security, were combined in the social network’s announcement Thursday of three mobile security updates: code generator, the ability to report unwanted content, and improved mobile recovery flows. The New York Times/Bits Blog The Internet — and particularly, Facebook — is playing a critical role as the police in Montreal build their case against Luka Rocco Magnotta, who is accused of killing Jun Lin, a Chinese student, and then dismembering his body and mailing parts to the offices of political parties here. Investigators have been somewhat taken aback by the extent of Magnotta’s Facebook activity, they said. Cmdr. Ian Lafrenière, a spokesman for the Montreal police, said Magnotta had maintained at least 70 accounts. Read more