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The Snap: There is nothing like ineffective meaningless gestures. They are great. The usually take no effort and accomplish almost nothing. I say almost nothing because they do accomplish something – they make the ...
Prayer + Twitter = 0

COMBINING 2 INEFFECTIVE GESTURES DOESN’T MAKE IT EFFECTIVE

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The Snap: There is nothing like ineffective meaningless gestures. They are great. The usually take no effort and accomplish almost nothing. I say almost nothing because they do accomplish something – they make the person who makes the gesture feel better. The Download: I was reminded of the uselessness of some actions when two of [&hell
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The Snap: Late last year, I wrote "Why @MagicRecs Is Great," in which I noted that Twitter's @MagicRecs is, well, anything but great. "I haven’t found many — if any — new accounts to follow on an ongoing basis via ...
Still a big #fail

Why Twitter’s @MagicRecs Still Sucks

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The Snap: Late last year, I wrote “Why @MagicRecs Is Great,” in which I noted that Twitter’s @MagicRecs is, well, anything but great. “I haven’t found many — if any — new accounts to follow on an ongoing basis via @MagicRecs,” I said back then, and to date, nothing has changed. Although I’ve kept
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The Snap: On Tuesday, Twitter co-founder Biz Stone released Jelly, a photo-based Q&A platform that surfaces questions to users based on their Facebook and Twitter connections. Jelly's app is billed as an alternative to ...
Yahoo Answers with Cards?

SNAP JUDGMENT: IS JELLY STICKY?

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The Snap: On Tuesday, Twitter co-founder Biz Stone released Jelly, a photo-based Q&A platform that surfaces questions to users based on their Facebook and Twitter connections. Jelly’s app is billed as an alternative to search engine queries: “No matter how sophisticated our algorithms become, they are still no match for th
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The Snap: Earlier this year, Twitter released @MagicRecs, which it describes in the account's bio as "a Twitter experiment" geared toward delivering "instant, personalized recommendations for users and content via direct ...
The Great Unfollowing Machine

WHY @MAGICRECS IS GREAT

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The Snap: Earlier this year, Twitter released @MagicRecs, which it describes in the account’s bio as “a Twitter experiment” geared toward delivering “instant, personalized recommendations for users and content via direct message.” Each day, @MagicRecs provides suggestions to Twitter users regarding other peop
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For many digital marketers, social media -- or, more accurately, social marketing -- is now a mature component of an integrated digital marketing strategy. These leaders have not only been participating in social networks ...
Predictions

Marketing in 5: Shane Barnhill on the Future of Social Media

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For many digital marketers, social media — or, more accurately, social marketing — is now a mature component of an integrated digital marketing strategy. These leaders have not only been participating in social networks for years, but they have also been generating solid ROI for their employers and clients via social campaign
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The Snap: Heads up Dick Costolo, because this post is for you. I'm a big fan of the moves that you've made while leading Twitter, such as launching Cards for lead generation, opening up an Ads API, implementing 2-step ...
Time to release dormant accounts

STOP DICKING AROUND, TWITTER

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The Snap: Heads up Dick Costolo, because this post is for you. I’m a big fan of the moves that you’ve made while leading Twitter, such as launching Cards for lead generation, opening up an Ads API, implementing 2-step verification, and acquiring and releasing Vine. These moves — and there are plenty of others — h
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The Snap: This week, Twitter announced important changes to its Twitter Cards feature, which provide a mechanism for web and app content publishers to "attach media experiences to Tweets that link to... content." The most ...
That "Oh Shit" Sound You Hear is from Mountain View

TWITTER TEARS AT GOOGLE’S WEB WITH CARDS UPDATES

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The Snap: This week, Twitter announced important changes to its Twitter Cards feature, which provide a mechanism for web and app content publishers to “attach media experiences to Tweets that link to… content.” The most notable changes include direct app downloads and app-to-app linking, as Twitter notes on its Developer
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The Snap: Earlier this week, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds released their highly anticipated album, Push the Sky Away, on 19 February. Boasting a sound like Tom Waits -- but a little cleaner -- Cave proves that he is still ...

I LOVE THE NEW NICK CAVE AND THE BADS SEEDS ALBUM AS MUCH AS HE HATES TWITTER

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The Snap: Earlier this week, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds released their highly anticipated album, Push the Sky Away, on 19 February. Boasting a sound like Tom Waits — but a little cleaner — Cave proves that he is still an inspiring musician with a lot to offer. This is his 15th album. Nick [&hellip
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The Snap: A few days ago, Twitter released Vine, an app for splicing together and sharing short video clips. Vine enters a crowded space alongside competitors such as Cinemagram and Viddy, which vie to become the ...
In short, yes.

WILL TWITTER’S VINE GROW ON BRANDS?

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The Snap: A few days ago, Twitter released Vine, an app for splicing together and sharing short video clips. Vine enters a crowded space alongside competitors such as Cinemagram and Viddy, which vie to become the “Instagram of video.” The release comes just over three months after Twitter “acqhired” the Vine team.
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