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Comments Get AMP'd Up

Armchair commenters of the world, rejoice - Disqus is bringing AMP support to comment sections everywhere.

URLs and Photos No Longer Count Towards the Character Limit on Twitter

A few months ago, Twitter was talking about pushing its character limit out to 10,000+. There was a huge debate over how essential the character limit is to the essence of Twitter.

Twitter Wants to Extend Its 140 Character Limit to 10,000 by the End of Q1

The question on all of our minds is - why in blue blazes would they want to do that?!

Like a Phoenix? Google Plus Gets a Redesign

Poor Google Plus has been in a tailspin for so long, it's refreshing to see something new being done with it.

Facebook's New Search Features May Open a $5 Billion Advertising Opportunity

Facebook's search algorithm takes into account posts that you've made, pages you've followed, and what your friends are talking about.

I never knew people cared THAT much about favorites on Twitter

Twitter changed "favorites" stars into "like" hearts yesterday and the Internet BLEW RIGHT UP.

Twitter as a Vehicle for Harassment

Rand Fishkin quietly added the word "feminist" to his twitter bio with sadly predictable results.

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.