Tumblr adds mentions. The Kellers question live-tweeting of cancer experiences. These stories, and more, in today’s Morning Social Media Newsfeed.
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.
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.”
Twitter Users Can Finally Download and Save All Their Tweets (SocialTimes)
Twitter has announced a new tool that lets users download, save, and search through every tweet they’ve uttered since the day they joined Twitter. Historically, the microblogging site has been stingy with its tweet records.
On this social media edition of the Morning Media Menu, GalleyCat editor Jason Boog got us ready for our Social Curation Summit in Los Angeles with a new resume tool and some do’s and don’ts for hanging out on a social network for authors.
Twitter Responds to Instagram’s Pulled Photos With Filters of its Own (SocialTimes)
Twitter added eight filters for photos in iPhone and Android app updates it pushed out on Monday, the company said. The move comes as an apparent tit-for-tat following Instagram’s move last week to block photos created with its app from displaying in user’s Twitter feed.
Before the advent of social media, a one-page resume typed up with a simple font and printed on white paper was good enough for most employers. Now that resumes can be viewed online, simplicity is even more important. Data visualization platform Visual.ly now connects to LinkedIn to instantly turn the contents of your professional profile into an infographic.
Visual.ly has become a go-to source for clever infographics. You might have seen some of their handiwork in publications like the Wall Street Journal and marketing services like Flowtown. Now the site has officially launched to the public to “bring infographics and data visualization to the mainstream.”
Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email.
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
To celebrate the news of Facebook’s acquisition of Instagram, designers over at Visual.ly put together a rockin’ infographic timeline of how the photo app went from zero to a billion in 17 months of exposure.