Social Media through the Grapevine: Facebook Authorship & Periscope Law

Social Media through the Grapevine: Facebook Authorship & Periscope Law

Your Social Media through the Grapevine weekly recap is here! You don’t have time to keep up with all the changes and craziness on social media so I’m happy to do it for you. This week: Twitter thinks bigger is better, Facebook authorship, Periscope and the law, new Pinterest search features, why Instagram and baseball don’t mix, and I couldn’t possible take the chance that you missed all the fuss about cowboy-boot-flip-flops. Here we go… Twitter Direct Message. Will bigger really be better? Twitter has announced, starting July 2015, there will no longer be a 140 character limit on direct messages. Recently, Twitter removed a restriction that now allows you to DM anyone even if you aren’t following them. Starting July, you will be able to DM them really long messages; up to 10,000 characters. This will be great for people who really want to connect on Twitter however I feel certain that we are going to see a big jump in scammy unwelcomed messages. I hope I’m wrong. Good news for bloggers! Facebook Authorship is here. One thing Facebook hates is when people click off of the Facebook site and one thing bloggers hate is writing content that no one reads. Facebook Authorship may help. Mike Allton, author of “Facebook Adds Authorship. Bloggers Take Note!” shares all the working ins-and-outs from what is “authorship” to how to set it up for your articles. Periscope users beware! Yes, Periscope is fun and awesome. I’m a fan. But, before you go videoing anywhere and everything, you need to know the law. Did you know that you may be recording copyrighted...

Social Media through the Grapevine; Your Weekly Recap

If it caught my eye it made the cut. Here is your weekly Social Media through the Grapevine recap. This week: Periscope, Alians and Jake from StateFarm, Google+ Collections, and what’s new on Michele Lawson.com. Razor Social filled us in on Meerkat vs Periscope Combine the “selfie” stick and Periscope and you have the ability to be a non-stop stalker in someone else’s life. Antonio Calero of Razor Social, gives the most comprehensive and easy-to-understand comparison in, Meerkat vs. Periscope: Live Video Streaming on Twitter. Definitely worth the read! Aliens are taking over State Farm In case you haven’t seen it, aliens are trying to reach us via the Jake from State Farm commercials. State Farm was hoping to use the hashtag #tuneinearthlings to create buzz leading up to … something. No one really knew what but we were all supposed to follow the #askjakeanything hashtag to find out. Well, today was the day and I’m still confused about the #tuneinearthlings teaser. There was no the big announcement or none that I could figure out. After 19 minutes on the #askjakeanything Twitter chat I bailed out due to boredom. Questions ranged from how many khaki pants he owns to what’s his favorite QB touchdown dance (which was obviously the discount-double-check). Word on the street is that this hashtag campaign was a bit of a dud and created more of a fizzle than a big buzz. If anyone stayed on longer than 19 minutes and figured out what the hell was going on please tweet me and let me know. Can Google+ compete with Pinterest? As if Google doesn’t have...
Weekly News: Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook, and Red Feather Networking

Weekly News: Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook, and Red Feather Networking

The hardest part of trying to put together a weekly recap of cool stuff from the internet is that there is just so much to choose from so my criteria is… if it caught my eye then it made the list. Large media and small bloggers, you never know what I’m going to pick to feature. So, first up is Facebook. Facebook’s New Event Subscribe Button I know that both of my daughters are going to love this Facebook update and you will to if you are a music lover. When you visit a bands Facebook page you can now hit the subscribe button on their events page. This will let you find out when they have events in your area without having to get all their status updates in your timeline. This is a win win situation. You don’t have to see every post they do from every town they are in and they get to attract the local crowd in each city. This will also be a huge plus for events run by local organizations, sporting events, or any promotion wanting to draw in the local community. Thumbs up, Facebook! Twitters Making Vids Last week I mentioned MeerKat (video streaming) as it was presented at SXSW. This week it’s Periscope by Twitter. Always something new. Periscope is a way for you to share videos to…. well… the world. It’s an iTunes app that is getting mixed reviews. Instead of trying to paraphrase it for you, here is the link to Twitter Confirms Periscope Acquisition, And Here’s How The Livestreaming App Works via TechCrunch. If anyone tries it...