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Social Media Newsfeed: Zynga, Facebook Drifting | Verizon Cross-Platform SMS

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Zynga Will No Longer Require Login with Facebook (AllFacebook)
Game developer Zynga and Facebook, once virtually intertwined, continue to drift further apart from each other, as Zynga announced in a post on its blog that while login with Facebook will still be an option for game players, it will no longer be a requirement starting next week. In February 2012, Facebook’s S-1 filing revealed that Zynga accounted for 12 percent of Facebook’s revenue, but the two companies have been drifting apart.

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Visual.ly Launches Tool to Turn Your Google Analytics Stats into an Infographic

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A new visual reporting tool from Visual.ly can turn insights from Google Analytics into an infographic. Unlike most of the infographics on Visual.ly, these are meant to be used internally. Said Visual.ly marketing manager Tal Siach, “I always share this info with the entire team so they can see an overview look of what went on in the past week.”

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Social Media Newsfeed: LinkedIn Nixes Tweets | Cloud Outage | NY Flash Mob

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Tweets No Longer Posting on LinkedIn (AllTwitter)
Do you post your tweets on LinkedIn? Well, not anymore you don’t. LinkedIn has announced that regardless of whether you sync all of your tweets with the professional networking behemoth or only those designated with the #in hashtag, you will no longer be able to share your 140 character posts. PC Magazine LinkedIn’s Ryan Roslansky pointed to a blog post from Twitter product team director Michael Sippey, in which Sippey said Twitter is focused on “providing the core Twitter consumption experience through a consistent set of products and tools.” LinkedIn’s Roslansky wrote in his own blog post: “Consistent with Twitter’s evolving platform efforts, tweets will no longer be displayed on LinkedIn … ” Bloomberg Businessweek Twitter has been increasing its focus on getting more users to look at tweets through its own website and on mobile applications, as it seeks to boost advertising revenue. The company expects to generate at least $1 billion in advertising revenue in 2014, two people familiar with the forecast said this month. San Francisco Chronicle The move probably hurts LinkedIn more than it does Twitter. Expanded tweets, for example, “gives developers and publishers a way to tell richer stories on Twitter, directly within tweets and drive traffic back to their sites,” said a post on Twitter’s blog for third-party developers. AllThingsD So, who’s next? Flipboard, for one, comes to mind. After users authenticate their social profiles with Flipboard, the app pulls content from disparate sources across the Web — Facebook, RSS, Google+ and, yes, Twitter — in the form of URLs and repaginates the information in Flipboard’s own custom layout. While the result is a rather attractive social magazine, it displays third-party content in a very distinctive, very Flipboard way. And it looks nothing like tweets that show up on Twitter.com. Read more