Despite the panic over Facebook’s decline in organic reach, the social network still drives more referral traffic than all other top platforms.
According to data from Shareaholic, Facebook and Pinterest drive the most social media referral traffic.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg accepting $1 salary. LinkedIn reveals number of data requests from NSA. These stories, and more, in today’s Morning Social Media Newsfeed.
Over the past year, the share of teens who say Facebook is the most important social media site for them has fallen nearly 10 percent, according to a study of teen consumer habits by the investment banking firm Piper Jaffray.
Pinterest has the leading mobile app for sharing content, according to a study of iPhone users in the U.S. Mobile insights service Onavo measured the growth in market share for content sharing platforms including Pinterest, StumbleUpon!, Alien Blue, iReddit, 9GAG, and Digg in the second half of 2012.
StumbleUpon today laid off 35 of its staffers, reducing its total headcount by more than 30 percent, the company said. The move came as part of a larger effort to “become more streamlined [and] focused,” according to spokesman Mike Mayzel.
HootSuite today added two first-generation social media platforms to its app directory, which allows users to engage with platforms from their HootSuite dashboard. Users can now access StumbleUpon and Reddit.
StumbleUpon has created a discovery app that’s compatible with the new Windows 8 tablets and PCs, the company announced today. Much like the newly revamped website, this version is designed to be better-looking and more social. (We’re not sure if it’s single, but we can ask if you’d like.)
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New iPad Mini Means More Screens in Front of TVs (Lost Remote)
To date, 100 million iPads have been sold in just over two years, accounting for 91 percent of all tablet Web traffic, according to Apple CEO Tim Cook in his presentation on Tuesday. And now Apple has taken the wraps off a 7.9-inch iPad Mini and a new slate of fourth generation iPads, which means more screens in more places. USA Today The iPad Mini will be priced at $329, and the new screen has resolution of 1024 x 768. But it doesn’t sport the sterling retina display that’s on the latest generations of its larger sibling. AP Customers can begin ordering the new model on Friday. Apple’s late founder Steve Jobs once ridiculed a small tablet from a competitor as a “tweener” that was too big and too small to compete with either smartphones or tablets. AllThingsD Before revealing its much-anticipated tablet, the company showed off a 13-inch Macbook Pro with a Retina display, refreshed Mac mini and next-generation iMac. The new iMac is the thinnest desktop computer Apple has made to date, measuring just 5 mm at the edges — 80 percent thinner than the previous model, if you’re counting. Macworld Cook presented the updated iBooks Author as part of an “iPad in education” segment during the introduction of the latest versions of Apple’s tablet. New in iBooks Author are new templates and portrait-only iBooks. Read more
If you head over to StumbleUpon this afternoon you’re in for a surprise—today the social bookmarking site has launched a reimagined site, complete with a whole slew of new features making the site more social than ever.