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Instagram apps

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 14th October 2014

9 Hot Mobile Apps for Instagram

http://www.razorsocial.com/instagram-mobile-apps/

1.  Videohance – Create Awesome Instagram Videos

2.  iWatermark – Protect Your Pictures

3. Flipagram – Create Video With Your Pictures

4.  Diptic – Create a Scrapbook of Images

5. Camera+ – Improve the Quality of your Photos

6.  Repost Whiz – Repost Other Users’ Instagram Content

7.  InstaSize – Resize Your Images

8.  Word Swag – Put Text Overlays on Images

9. Emoji app – Add Emojis to your Images

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teens iPhones and Facebook

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 13th October 2014

Teens love iPhone more, use Facebook a lot less, says survey

http://www.cnet.com/news/teens-love-iphone-more-than-ever-but-iwatch-doesnt-excite/

When it comes to social networks, teens are even more committed to Instagram. But the most stunning statistic was that Facebook seems to be rapidly disappearing from teen’s lives. In April, 72 percent said they used the site. Now, a mere 45 percent admitted to it.

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hyperlapse video

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 25th September 2014

8 Ways to Use Hyperlapse Video from Instagram

http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/hyperlapse-video/

As a medium for condensing long experiences into brief episodes, time-lapse video is a perfect way to deliver your message to social media users with fleeting attention spans.

#1: Show Visitors What to Expect

#2: Create Buzz for New Products

#3: Sell the Experience, Not the Product

#4: Pull Back the Curtain

#5: Give a Tour

#6: Build Excitement Around Events

#7: Highlight Product or Service Features

#8: Tell a Story

 

 

 

 

 

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Pinterest and Instagram

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 25th September 2014

Not Lost in Translation: Brands on Pinterest and Instagram

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/article/20140922151604-12214927-not-lost-in-translation-brands-on-pinterest-and-instagram

the ability of anyone, with internet access, to communicate instantaneously to a global network

n the world of Instagram and Pinterest, brands are equal opportunity participants with consumers. Brands create stories that entice and capture consumers’ attention to leverage their influence. Users interact with the brand by commenting, liking, or ignoring. In an instant, you know if you have a hit or a dud. When something is a hit, it is popular, but more importantly, it becomes influential. The relationship between brands and consumers has become peer based.

Both platforms are B2C driven, but does Instagram win as the more effective of the two?

Instagram can be shared vertically across Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and other platforms. Pinterest is about curating and discovering information. Instagram gives you the opportunity to reveal a personal side to your brand and to interact with your audience.

Instagram creates narratives and that may be the characteristic that trumps Pinterest. Instagram defines and shapes brands while Pinterest sells brands.

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30 Little-Known Features of the Social Media Sites

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 19th September 2014

30 Little-Known Features of the Social Media Sites You Use Every Day

http://blog.bufferapp.com/little-known-features-facebook-twitter-instagram

5 Little-Known Facebook Features

1. Save links to read for later

2. Follow rather than friend

3. Manage Your “Posts to Page”

4. Reorder your page sections

5. Fast advanced stats for any page post

Assorted useful features

Receive email from your Facebook email address.

Download everything you’ve ever done on Facebook.

Check your “other” messages.

Pin a post to the top of your page.

Feature your page owners and liked pages.

Secret emoji. Here are fun tips for Facebook secret emoji.

  • (y) = thumbs-up ‘like’ symbol
  • (^^^) = a great white shark
  • :|] = a robot
  • :poop: = well, you know
  • <(“) = a penguin
  • :Putnam: = the head of former Facebook engineer, Chris Putnam who left the company in 2010

5 Little-Known Twitter Features

1. Create a collection of tweets

2. Tag people in your photos

3. Create a Twitter photo collage

4. Manage Twitter via SMS

  • D [username] + message - sends that person a Direct Message that goes to their device, and saves in their web archive.
  • SET LOCATION [place name] - updates the location field in your profile. Example: set location San Francisco
  • GET [username] - retrieves the latest Twitter update posted by that person. You can also use g [username] to get a user’s latest Tweet. Examples: get goldman or g goldman.
  • FOLLOW [username]: allows you to start following a specific user, as well as receive SMS notifications. Example:FOLLOW jerry

5. Mute Feature

5 Little-Known Google+ Features

1. Run a poll in G+

2. Save posts to empty circles for future reference

3. Share your circles with others

4. Create a photo slideshow that links to your avatar

When someone clicks on your profile picture from your profile page, they’ll see an entire photo album of pictures. You can control what appears in this photo album.

In the Photos menu, scroll or search for the Profile Photos collection. Then add, edit, and arrange the photos in this set.

5. Use a GIF as your profile pic or cover photo

This one’s super simple: Just upload it!

5 Little-Known LinkedIn Features

1. Download a list of your connections

2. Display media files on your profile

3. Message someone you’re not connected with

4. Save a job search

5. Create a tickler file with LinkedIn Relationship notes

5 Little-Known Pinterest Features

1. Set up a secret board

2. Rearrange the order of your boards

3. View all the latest pins from your website (or others)

4. Customize your cover images

5. Pin with a friend

5 Little-Known Instagram Features

1. Where to view Instagram photos online

2. Save an image

3. Add a border to your image

4. How to make a collage

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pic-jointer-picture-collage/id509987785?mt=8

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/split-pic-photo-editor-clone/id570748340?mt=8

http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/instagram-photo-and-video-apps/

5. How to repost an Instagram photo

Conclusion

Which of these little-known features did you know already? 

Which of your favorite hidden gems would you like to share?

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Instagram in the classroom

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 15th September 2014

How To Use Instagram In Your Classroom

http://www.edudemic.com/instagram-in-your-classroom/

Instagram is a hugely popular social network for photo sharing.

  • Student Work Showcase
  • Student of the Week
  • Class Memories
  • Historical Figures
  • Literary Characters
  • Reading Recommendations
  • Step-by-Step.
  • Scavenger Hunt
  • Writing Ideas
  • Document Progress

instagram in the classroom

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How to Master Instagram in 8 Simple Steps

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 11th September 2014

How to Master Instagram in 8 Simple Steps

1. Create your story

2. Create your content

3. Put yourself out there.

4. Break down your platform barriers

5. Nurture a clear following

6. Engage with your followers

7. Reward your followers with coupons, contests, or previews of upcoming events

8. Watch it grow

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the right social media for your business

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 22nd August 2014

How to Choose the Right Social Network for Your Business

https://blog.bufferapp.com/how-to-choose-a-social-network
the Right Social Network for Your Business

Important questions to ask when choosing a social network:

  1. Does it make sense for my content? (See the seven types of networks listed above.)
  2. Do potential fans spend time there? (See the demographic information above.)
  3. Does it make sense for me?

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Increase Instagram Visibility

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 28th May 2014

Increase Instagram Visibility

http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/increased-instagram-visibility/

#1: Highlight User-Generated Content

#2: Keep Your Online Personality Intact

#3: Use Hashtags for Listening and Reach

#4: Show Off Your Talents

#5: Combine Your Social Channels

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SCSU Technology is present on Instagram and Pinterest

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 22nd January 2014

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