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7 Free Social Monitoring Tools

It is imperative to monitor your name, company, and/or brand at all times in order to listen, engage, and respond to your audience. Who is talking about you? What do they need? How can you help? Since it’s impossible to be everywhere at once, there are an abundance of options for keeping track.

Here are 7 effective free (or free with the option to upgrade) social listening tools. Read more

Social Media Newsfeed: Facebook Mobile Updates | Twitter Viral Videos


Restaurants’ Mobile Facebook Pages Integrated with OpenTable; Listings Added to Mobile Pages for TV Shows, Movies (AllFacebook)
Mobile Facebook pages for restaurants, TV shows, and movies will become much more useful shortly, as the social network announced two updates to its mobile pages that will launch later this week. For restaurants, Facebook users will be able to make reservations directly on their pages following an integration with online real-time restaurant-reservation service OpenTable, eliminating the need to visit the mobile sites of the approximately 20,000 U.S. restaurants that support OpenTable, or to launch the OpenTable application.

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Social Media Newsfeed: Facebook Earnings | Buffer Update


Facebook Posts Best Fiscal Quarter, Now Has 819M Mobile Monthly Active Users (AllFacebook)
Facebook reached 1.15 billion monthly active users as of June 30, up 21 percent compared with the second quarter of 2012, while daily active users were up 27 percent to 699 million, and mobile monthly active users leaped by 51 percent to 819 million, the company reported as part of its second-quarter financial results. The social network reported 469 million mobile daily active users at the end of the second quarter of 2013.

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Social Media Newsfeed: Social Media in Turkey | TweetDeck Changes


Protest Group Gives Turkish Official a List of Demands (The New York Times)
With a measure of calm returning to a city that for days has been a caldron of antigovernment passions, representatives of a group that helped incite protests that have been roiling Turkey opened dialogue on Wednesday with the government. It gave a list of demands to the country’s deputy prime minister as the police expanded security operations.

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Twitter Discontinuing Older TweetDeck Apps

Twitter announced it has chosen to discontinue older Tweetdeck apps in order to focus on its web app client. Tweetdeck for iPhone, Android and Air will also be removed from their respective app stores in May and the apps will no longer work.

Native apps for Mac and Windows will continue to work but will no longer see improvement. The company also quietly stated that it would discontinue support for Facebook integration, but offered little details on when and how.

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