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Social Media News Ticker: Instagram Launches Bolt, Foursquare Debuts New Logo, Facebook Drops Gifts

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Twitter tests easier-to-use hashtags and acquires Mitro, Foursquare debuts a new logo and prepares major changes to its app, Instagram launches Bolt outside the US and more; here’s the latest in social media news. Read →

Social Networking Stats: Twitter’s User Growth Exceeds Expectations, #RLTM Scoreboard

Twitter's Q2 2014 results

Twitter recently announced its second quarter results for 2014, with both revenue and user growth surpassing analyst expectations. After two quarters in a row showing decelerating user growth, this quarter’s results offered great news for Twitter. The number of Twitter’s monthly active users topped 271 million (higher than the 267 million expected by analysts), for a year-over-year growth of 24%. Read →

Customer Satisfaction: Social Media Websites Rank Among The Worst

Social media ranks at bottom for website customer satisfaction

How satisfied are consumers with social media sites? Today, the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) released its yearly E-Business Report, which takes an in-depth look at user satisfaction with social media, as well as portals and search engines, and news and opinion websites. Read →

Social Media News Ticker: Facebook Tests ‘Buy’ Button, Twitter Acquires CardSpring

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Tumblr users can embed Vine videos, YouTube launches a crowd-sourced music program on Sirius XM, Twitter acquires CardSpring and more: here are the latest updates in social media. Read →

2014 World Cup: Social Media Campaign Round-Up

World Cup tweets may help fuel faster growth for Twitter

The 2014 World Cup was host to countless ad campaigns, and record breaking social media statistics. Check out how big brands created tons of social media buzz during the month-long tournament, including Nike, Adidas, McDonald’s and VW: Read →

The TSA’s Shockingly Real Instagram Account

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The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has created an increasingly popular Instagram account, displaying some of the most alarming items that haven been confiscated at security checkpoints. And there’s no shortage of images to post. The TSA claims an average of 40 firearms (mostly loaded) every week, and has found contraband including knives, grenades, rocket launchers, cannonballs and even snakes. Read →

Most-Tweeted Sports Event In History: Germany vs. Brazil

World Cup tweets may help fuel faster growth for Twitter

During Tuesday’s semi-final match, where Germany dominated host nation Brazil with a 7-1 victory, tweets reached a peak volume of 530,166 tweets per minute – making it the most talked about sporting event in Twitter history. The match itself generated 35.6 millions tweets total. Read →

Social Media News Ticker: Facebook Acquires LiveRail, Twitter Acquires Tap Commerce

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Twitter rolls out mobile app promotion ads, Vine adds loop count, Facebook acquires LiveRail and more; here’s the latest social media news: Read →

Social Networking Stats: Faster Growth Predicted for Twitter, #RLTM Scoreboard

Twitter's Q2 2014 results

A new report from Evercore predicts a “strong possibility” that Twitter’s growth will speed up in the second quarter of this year, helped by millions of tweets from the 2014 World Cup. Here’s the latest on Twitter, plus this week’s #RLTM Scoreboard. Read →

NBA Announces 2014 Social Media Award Winners

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Social media has become crucial to professional sports. Not only does it allow fans to track and engage in the action, but it gives athletes and teams a way to communicate directly with fans, furthering their own ‘brand’ and remaining accessible to the general public. This month, NBA Digital held its third annual NBA Social Media Awards, which honors NBA players and teams for their active participation on social media throughout the regular season. Read →

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