Everything related to social networks, communities, group publishing and editing etc.

Good riddance G+; also Google doesn't like app interstitials

The days of "I-just-bought-an-Android-phone-now-I'm-getting-Google+-connection-requests-from-everyone-I've-ever-emailed" are over.

Google is Selective About Which Tweets it Indexes

According to a blog post from Stone Temple, Google skews towards those with higher follower counts and "authority" when indexing tweets. Makes sense.

Google+ Shrinks Again

Once upon a time, a brand's most recent Google+ post would show up in their knowledge panel when it was triggered - no more.

Hashtags are hurting your clickthrough?

Do you use hashtags in your mobile strategy to help get your posts noticed? More people may find your Tweets, but they might not be interacting with them quite the way you want.

E-Mail, not social media, is the key for Millenial marketing

Brands have always tried to keep up with the young crowd, tailoring their marketing to appeal.

How to Use Quora to Increase Your Business Exposure

How to successfully use Quora to gain exposure and manage your brand.

http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/how-to-use-quora-to-increase-your-business-exposure/

Facebook Messenger its own platform, Twitter + Foursquare join forces, and more

With all the talk of Mobilegeddon and the doorway page update, not a lot of people have their ear to wall of the social media office. There is actually a lot happening.

Facebook's new Legacy feature

As of last week, Facebook implemented a new "Legacy" feature. This feature lets you choose a Legacy Contact who can take over the account if something is to happen to you.

Tweets Now a Part of Google SERPs in Realtime

Twitter has given Google access to it's API so now tweets will be able to appear in search results in real time.

How to Prevent Social Media from Being a Huge Time-Suck

When it comes to small business, almost every day someone is pitching them on the value and importance of social media.

Customer "selfies" prove to be assets for brands

"Selfies" can be extremely valuable to a brand.

Are you a "guy" brand? Might want to revisit Pinterest

Pinterest has long been thought of as a network with a very strong female user-base but in an effort to expand they're trying hard to capture the male demographic and become a social platform with

Twitter buys Indian mobile marketing start-up ZipDial

Twitter recently purchased Indian startup ZipDial, which helps to build brand equity through on going mobile engagement.

YouTube to host its own Superbowl Halftime Show

The Superbowl Halftime Show is at the point where it (arguably) overshadows the actual game, with the performers and ads discussed long before and after the big day.

How Social Media Can Elevate Your Marketing Automation

Over the past two or three years, full-power marketing automation has finally become available to businesses of all sizes.

Pinterest will be rolling out "Promoted Pins" to all partners in 2015

Pinterest had been beta testing their "Promoted Pins" advertising product and found some great success with it. They now plan to roll this out to all of their partners at the start of 2015.

Simple Social Medial Retains Brand Loyalty?

Almost half of us have visited a brand’s Facebook Page and about 40% of the one of us who did, clicked like.

Bing Implements Local AMBER Alerts

We all remember the missing child pamphlets and milk cartons beginning in the 70’s and 80’s as they began the first outreach for missing and abducted children.

Gifs for everyone!

Gifs, those animated images that are everywhere on the web except Facebook, can now be made by anyone.

Facebook Introduces New Call To Action buttons for business pages

Facebook is creating the opportunity to push social media promotion as a step higher up in the conversion funnel of a business.