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Category Archives: Social Media
Matthew Panzarino has details on the company’s financial information: Twitter’s revenues have been revealed for the first time as well. Revenues for 2012 were $316.9 million, for a loss of $79.4M and in the first half of 2013 they’ve already earned $253.6M for a loss of $69.3M. That’s just above estimates from last year but […]
The company announced the move in a tweet, naturally: We’ve confidentially submitted an S-1 to the SEC for a planned IPO. This Tweet does not constitute an offer of any securities for sale.
John Carey at Fifty Foot Shadows, on Instagram and Flickr: Instagram is built for casual, mass consumption and sharing mostly lifestyle photos. The reactions to these shots of day to day life and “look what I’m doing now” moments are decidedly more quick, friendly, ah ha! sorts of moments. Those using it to share more […]
Ok, fine. I know FeedBurner isn’t dead. But I can’t imagine it will last forever, and as a general rule I don’t like having business-critical things running on Google’s services. When I moved away from Feedburner, I ended up replacing it with FeedPress, a paid service that gives publishers lots of tools to deal with […]
Mr. Blanc: At the end of the day, Flickr is the only place I’ve got to put my best photographic work. And as much as I love the service, it’s just not cutting it — it doesn’t feel like the right place for my best photographic work. And I suspect I’m not alone.
Adrianne Jeffries at The Verge: Path, the photo-centric social network that just hit 10 million users yesterday, has been getting some heat for what some users say are spammy tactics to recruit new users. Digital marketer Stephen Kenwright downloaded the app earlier this week, tried it out, uninstalled it, and went to bed. When he […]
The guys over at App.net were cool enough to give me a pile of App.net invites. If you haven’t played with the service yet, go check it out.
As rumored, Facebook launched “Facebook Home” today, an Android launcher that promises deep Facebook integration, right on the lock and home screens of Android phones. (The HTC First was also announced, a Jelly Bean-powered phone on AT&T with Facebook Home built-in. However, the launcher is coming to other device soon.) Facebook was smart about this. […]
Adrianne Jeffries at The Verge has a great interview up with Markus Spiering, the service’s lead at Yahoo. In it, he says: The end goal for the platform is to provide users with the possibility that, as long as they have their photos on Flickr, their photos are everywhere. That’s a bold goal, but one […]
Earlier today, Google announced that Reader is going away on July 1. This is a big deal, and just about everyone has something to say about it. Most nerds I follow are upset. Marco Arment has an interesting take: It may suck in the interim before great alternatives mature and become widely supported, but in […]
With App.net growing by leaps and bounds, Niels Kobschätzki is keeping up with all of the third-party clients that have sprung up around the service. For what it’s worth, I’m using Felix on my iPhone, Zephyr on my iPad and Kiwi on my Mac.
Dalton Caldwell: Although App.net has had only paid account tiers thus far, we initially conceived of App.net as a freemium service. It took some time to get to this point, but we are now ready to make this vision a reality. The details are pretty cool. Free accounts require an invitation from a paying member, […]
Adi Robertson at The Verge: Some of the best citizen journalism has relied on picking a few moments from long reels of video or snapping reams of pictures in short succession, an approach that doesn’t really work with Vine. Shocking.
Bob Lord: This week, we detected unusual access patterns that led to us identifying unauthorized access attempts to Twitter user data. We discovered one live attack and were able to shut it down in process moments later. However, our investigation has thus far indicated that the attackers may have had access to limited user information […]