New features in social media tools
Twitter Improves How Photos Are Displayed
Twitter is “making your twitter.com timeline more immersive by uncropping photos, so you can experience and present them as they were meant to be viewed.”
Facebook Provides New Admin Tools for Managing Page Communication: Facebook is “giving admins more control over their Page’s responsiveness badge” and rolling out “new features that make it easier than ever for Page admins to manage both the public and private interactions they receive.”
Facebook Improves News Feed for Slower Network Connections: “You can also now compose comments on posts when you are offline. The comments will appear to your friends when you next get a good internet connection.”
YouTube Unveils New Trending Tab: This new tab in the YouTube app delivers the top trending videos directly to Android, iOS and desktop devices.
Google Introduces Shared Albums in Google Photos: Google has introduced shared albums in Google Photos
Do you want to create videos without having costly equipment?
#1: Choose Your Channel
Instagram allows you to post videos 3 to 15 seconds in length.
Vine lets you publish videos up to 6 seconds long.
YouTube offers the ability to upload almost any video regardless of length or quality.
#2: Choose a Video Style
stop motion, time-lapse and standard video
#3: Shoot a Stop Motion Video With Vine
#4: Shoot a Time-Lapse Video With Hyperlapse
My note: Time-Lapse Video is available on the new “Camera” feature of iPAD and iTouch
#5: Shoot a Regular Video
#6: Edit Your Video
What To Look Out For In Tech In 2015
A video is easier to follow than a blog, it’s more engaging than a podcast and you can bring all of the media types together
REVEALED: The Demographic Trends For Every Social Network
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.
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
This Week in Social Media:
Vine becomes more complex/potent and gets in closer competition with YouTube, Twitter gets in a closer closer competition with Facebook, YouTube becomes more complex, Facebook is further pushing adds in our lives, LinkedIn gets closer with SlideShare
Vine Introduces New Camera: “The new camera offers powerful ways to edit your videos, as well as the ability to import existing videos on your phone and turn them into Vines.”
Twitter Updates Timeline Feed: “Additionally, when we identify a tweet, an account to follow or other content that’s popular or relevant, we may add it to your timeline. This means you will sometimes see tweets from accounts you don’t follow.”
YouTube Updates App: “This YouTube app on TV will make it easier to find what you want through the Guide, and it brings you all the playlists, shelves and branding from channels.”
Facebook Updates Ad Policy: The change increases “the number of times people can see ads from a page in their news feed per day.”
LinkedIn Announces Rollout of Premium Features to All SlideShare Users: “Now, all users will have access to our most popular premium features that include detailed analytics, profile customization and additional upload options, like video and private uploads.”
How to Choose the Right Social Network for Your Business
Important questions to ask when choosing a social network:
- Does it make sense for my content? (See the seven types of networks listed above.)
- Do potential fans spend time there? (See the demographic information above.)
- Does it make sense for me?