As more specialized apps present themselves to mobile users, search behavior continues to fragment and is less like that of desktop behavior.
The pope won’t join Facebook due to “abusive comments.” The social network changes its default sharing setting to friends from public. These stories, and more, in today’s Morning Social Media Newsfeed.
Yelp launches free tool to let businesses accept reservations through the site. Microsoft revamps Outlook.com. These stories, and more, in today’s Morning Social Media Newsfeed.
Twitter buys Android-related startup for undisclosed amount. Study finds using the social network leads to relationship turmoil, including cheating and divorce. These stories, and more, in today’s Morning Social Media Newsfeed.
We can blame Twitter’s latest desktop support for the new trend in emojis, or, those small, mobile symbols representing words, thoughts, and emotions. Now, anyone can use emojis to search for business on Yelp’s mobile app. Of course, we do have to ask ourselves – were many people using emojis to write Yelp reviews?
Earlier this year, emojis became controversial for their lack of racial diversity, prompting an African Telecom company to create their own for people of color. Even more fascinating is the fact that Japanese messaging company Line, is able to sell emoji stickers to its customers at a rate of $10 million every month and growing. There’s obviously something there worth capitalizing on, but we’re not sure if
Yelp searches are that lucrative.
Facebook develops open-source programming language. Turkey bans Twitter, social networks finds workaround. These stories, and more, in today’s Morning Social Media Newsfeed.
How brands’ hashtags are being highjacked at the Olympics. Yahoo and Yelp partner to bring reviews to search. These stories, and more, in today’s Morning Social Media Newsfeed.
Defamation and libel are things we often ignore when ranting on sites like Yelp, but we should take more caution when leaving online reviews. Today’s tragic story is about an unhappy customer, Jen Palmer, whose credit was ruined when an angry retailer wrongfully billed her for posting a disparaging review. Evidently, it was in violation of their user agreement, which, to be fair, no one ever reads.
The ordeal began serveral Christmas shopping seasons ago when Palmer’s husband purchased a few gifts from Kleargear.com. The gifts never arrived so the Palmers’ orders were automatically cancelled by Paypal. Read more
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.
Tumblr Updates Boost Discovery of New Content (SocialTimes)
Tumblr Tuesday released mobile app updates for iOS and Android that will make it easier for users to discover new content on the blog network. The company billed the updates as an effort “to help you find more of the stuff you love.”