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 [...]
Category Archives: Social Media
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 [...]
Jeff Sonderman at Poynter: Think of the impact Twitter has made so far on real-time reporting — making everyone, everywhere, a potential instant eyewitness who can share text or a photo with the world. Now think of how that effect is amplified when the public can easily start sharing videos of the same events. [...] [...]
Well, this is cool. This package of Google Drive and Twitter API magic keeps an auto-updating copy of your Twitter archive on Drive. If you sync your Drive back to your local machine, you’ll local copy will stay updated, too. I made my archive public. It’s pretty crazy how easy this was to setup.
My App.net iOS client of choice is out of beta and on the App Store for $5. If you’re a heavy user of the service, check it out.
Jordan Crook at TechCrunch: It would seem that the real difference lies in what Instagram does with your personal data. The company promises that you’ll still have complete control over who can see your content and where it is shared, but Facebook and Instagram will certainly be getting a bit more comfortable with one another [...]
Adam Brault: I’ve realized how Twitter has made me break up my thoughts into tiny, incomplete, pieces—lots of hanging ideas, lots of incomplete relationships, punctuated by all manner of hanging threads and half-forked paths. I am perfectly fine with unfinished work—in fact, I doubt I’ll ever be a better finisher than I am a starter. [...]