Pinterest announces promoted pins and enhanced analytics. Twitter buying native advertising firm. These stories, and more, in today’s Morning Social Media Newsfeed.
Twitter rolling out more photo-centric redesign. FarmVille loses 4 million daily active users over one year. These stories, and more, in today’s Morning Social Media Newsfeed.
Turkey bans YouTube following leaked government recording. Facebook unveils Connectivity Lab to increase Internet access around the world. These stories, and more, in today’s Morning Social Media Newsfeed.
LinkedIn expands to China. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg defends WhatsApp purchase in Barcelona, Spain. These stories, and more, in today’s Morning Social Media Newsfeed.
Mailbox, the email management app that helps get your inbox down to “zero,” is expanding. The popular iOS app for the iPhone and the iPad now supports Yahoo Mail users, as well as several Apple mail clients: iCloud, .me and .mac accounts.
It was already available for Gmail users.
The app lets users reorder emails, mark them for later reading — next month, later that day or another time — and otherwise bring some order to the notoriously overfilled inbox of today. A couple of other app updates accompanied the addition of the new email services, including the ability to remove the “help me get to zero” banner. Read more
Facebook announces “Donate Now” button to help nonprofit organizations. President Barack Obama will meet with executives from Twitter, Apple, Yahoo and other companies today to discuss NSA surveillance and Healthcare.gov. These stories, and more, in today’s Morning Social Media Newsfeed.
Yahoo grows its mobile users. Oxford Dictionaries’ social-centric word of the year. These stories, and more, in today’s Morning Social Media Newsfeed.
YouTube Gets the Yuck Out in Comments Cleanup (CNET)
Laugh all you want, fuzzball, but Google is changing how YouTube uploaders manage comments on their videos. The new system, which began rolling out to a limited number of uploaders on Tuesday, favors relevancy over recency and introduces enhanced moderation tools.
After two stolen laptops, I’m always on the lookout for new ways to get my goods back. There are plenty of tracking software like Prey, but if you already use Dropbox, it can be another free tool in your kit of thief tracker. This video tutorial from Hack College shows you how easy it is to do.
Major Internet, Social Media Companies Ask Feds to Let Them Report National Security Requests (SocialTimes)
Today, more than five-dozen Internet companies, including the major Silicon Valley players, will ask the government to allow them to release information to users about the national security requests they’ve handled, according to a report in AllThingsD. The companies signing on to the request include Google, Facebook, Apple, LinkedIn, Twitter, Yahoo, AOL, Digg, Dropbox, Meetup, Mozilla, Reddit, Salesforce, Tumblr and The Wikimedia Foundation.