Category: Social Media

5 Legendary Web Tools Replaced By Facebook Features

With Facebook passing 1.44 billion active users last April and 1.25 billion mobile users, the social networking giant appears unbeatable. And as it introduces more and more features, it is slowly edging out smaller apps and services out of the way. In addition to buying out major apps like Instagram, Facebook’s Messenger, Places, and comments system are undeniably popular. Articles have been […]

Find Out How Much Traffic Twitter Is Sending To Your Website

Tracking individual Twitter visitors to your websites isn’t possible, but you can at least tell how much traffic Twitter (or any other social network) is sending your way. All of that information is just a few clicks away when using an analytics tool like Google Analytics. To check overall social network traffic using Google Analytics, go to Acquisition > All Traffic […]

Facebook Friend Requests: Unwritten Rules & Hidden Settings

Facebook is all about connecting with other people and making friends. Yet friend requests are delicate and can quickly get you in trouble with Facebook. While you probably won’t get banned for inappropriate friend requests, many people have been blocked from adding more friends. And even if it was a mistake, there’s no way to lift the block early. It […]

Chatrooms Aren’t Dead. Meet Rooms.me, From Facebook

Facebook has released a new app that allows for semi-anonymous chatrooms. Called Rooms, it’s currently available for iOS, with an Android and iPad native port not far away. The decision to release an anonymous chat app is an unusual one for Facebook. Previously, they’ve deactivated the accounts of anyone with a name that’s even moderately unusual, and their strict stance […]

Suddenly In The Spotlight: A Guide To Teenage Accounts [weekly Facebook Tips]

Facebook recently decided to allow teens to share posts publicly and allow following. If you have teenage kids, or you are a teenage kid, you might be wondering what the implications of this are. Here’s what you need to know. In effect, the new Facebook teenager accounts are just like regular accounts, but with a few safety features built in. […]

How To Find The Best Instagram Hashtags To Get More Likes And Followers

The humble hashtag is an integral part of Instagram, the photo-sharing social network. Using hashtags is how your photos show up in the “Discover” tab, it’s how other people can find pictures, and it leads to more likes. But you probably need some help on using the right hashtags. To an Instagram newbie, the a culture of cryptic hashtags is […]

Appear.in Now Lets You Add Video Conferencing Facilities To Any Website

Remember Appear.in? We first learned about this Nordic startup last year and we were blown away by their plugin and app-free approach to video chatting. We thought it was a serious contender to the incumbent video conferencing projects, and we still do. For those who have ever battled with Cisco WebEx and Skype, the Appear.in offering is pretty compelling. To […]

How To Filter Unpopular Opinions On Every Social Network

If you feel very strongly about certain topics, social media can be a minefield. In the real world, you don’t always know the opinions your family or friends have on things like politics, religion, or other controversial issues. But online, you see everything. And sometimes it isn’t pretty. In this article, you’ll find out how to see fewer posts from […]