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Pinterest Thrives With Rich Media and Content in Context - Posted 2 days, 7 hours ago
Pinterest has been releasing and refining a slew of features, from Interests to Place Pins. All of this d... [SocialTimes.com]

Here's What You Need to Know About Pinterest's Promoted Pins - Posted April 4, 2014
The first reports on Pinterest's entry into paid media territory came way back in September, yet the "Promoted Pins" rollout has been more of a slow dribble. While ... [PRNewser]

Voss Water Uses Facebook App To Chronicle Efforts To Bring Clean Water To Sub-Saharan Africa - Posted April 1, 2014
Norwegian spring-water provider Voss Water created the ... [AllFacebook]

8 Steps To Optimize Your Facebook Page In 2014 - Posted April 1, 2014
In recent years, it has been witnessed that social business pages have been crucial for brands marketing themselves, as they allow content to reach the masses of people globally and extend brands' awareness. Traditional advertising is dead, and the best way to connect w... [AllFacebook]

STUDY: YouTube Pummels Facebook In Post-Click Engagement - Posted March 31, 2014
Brands on Facebook striving for ... [AllFacebook]

Social Media Newsfeed: Facebook DeepFace Software | Pandora Ups Premium Price - Posted March 19, 2014
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly]  Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

11 Brands That Got Cheeky on Valentine's Day - Posted February 17, 2014
FACT: Valentine's Day is one of the few bright spots in an otherwise dour New Year for retailers. Of course it makes sense for relevant brands to develop tailored VDay social campaigns, so today we thought we'd tak... [AgencySpy]

Pinterest Adds GIFs to Mobile - Posted February 14, 2014
Pinterest added support for GIFs to their mobile apps today. The new feature was the result of one of the company's 'Make-a-thons,' de... [AllFacebook]

Pinterest Adds GIFs to Mobile - Posted February 14, 2014
Pinterest added support for GIFs to their mobile apps today. The new feature was the result of one of the company's 'Make-a-thons,' de... [SocialTimes.com]

Seven Ways to Increase Your Followers on Pinterest [Infographic] - Posted February 12, 2014
Pinterest recently emerged as one of the top social networks. Indeed, recent studies indicate that Pinterest is on the grow and refers lots of traffic -- particularly to retail sites. In fact, nearly 50 percent of online shoppers have made purchases based on a Pinterest recommendation. Indeed, Pinterest is becoming increasingly important.... [SocialTimes.com]

STUDY: Instagram's Profile Rises As Marketing Tool For Prestige Brands - Posted February 10, 2014
Prestige brands -- those in the beauty, fashion, retail, hotels, and watches and jewelry sectors -- are relying more and more on Facebook-owned photo- and video-sharing network ... [AllFacebook]

Social Media Ticker: Twitter Growth | Pinterest on Mobile | Vidyo and Google+ - Posted February 6, 2014
AllTwitter: The Trouble With Twitter: With 241 Million Users, It Just Isn't Growing Fast Enough Gigaom: Pinterest Targets International Users with Revamped Mobile Site The Verge: ... [SocialTimes.com]

STUDY: The Social Job Seeker, The Mobile Job Seeker, And Facebook's Role In The Process - Posted February 6, 2014
Facebook is the preferred social network for job seekers, while recruiters still gravitate toward ... [AllFacebook]

Social Media Newsfeed: Twitter Earnings | YouTube Fraudulent Videos - Posted February 6, 2014
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly]  Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Best and Worst Times to Post on Social Media [Infographic] - Posted February 3, 2014
All social media are not created equal. Each social network has different kinds of users and their daily activities vary. Determining when to post on social media requires that you consider your product or service and the kinds of messages relevant to your customers. A local business, for example, may find... [SocialTimes.com]

Pinterest CEO Talks Balancing Work With Parenthood - Posted January 28, 2014
It's about time! We read a short piece in today's Wall Street Journal mentioning Ben Silberman, Pinterest Inc. chief, and h... [MediaJobsDaily]

Pinterest Previews New Feature for Exploring Interests - Posted January 28, 2014
[caption id="attachment_141419" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Image credit: Pinterest Blog[/caption] Pinterest has been releasing new features like mad recently. We're less than a month into the new year and the site has release two new features in two weeks. In keeping with the idea of being a discovery eng... [SocialTimes.com]

Adobe On Facebook And Retail Sites: Watch Out For Tumblr, Pinterest - Posted January 27, 2014
Facebook still dominated among social networks driving users to ... [AllFacebook]

REPORT: Facebook Referrals Continue Upswing In 4Q - Posted January 24, 2014
Facebook saw its ... [Lost Remote]

REPORT: Facebook Referrals Continue Upswing In 4Q - Posted January 24, 2014
Facebook saw its ... [AllFacebook]

Social Media Newsfeed: Martin Luther King Day Social Media Fails | Twitter Demographics - Posted January 21, 2014
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly]  Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: Bloggers Win in First Amendment Ruling | Pinterest Expands to Berlin - Posted January 20, 2014
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly]  Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

INFOGRAPHIC: Facebook's Like Button Is Pinned Under On Retailers' Pages - Posted January 9, 2014
The Pinterest Pin It button has overtaken Facebook's ... [AllFacebook]

Kahlua Holiday Campaign Demonstrates the Discovery Power of Pinterest - Posted January 7, 2014
When it came to holiday preparation, Pinterest became a big stress reliever. And no wonder, right? There are so many recipes and other DIY solutions available on the site. For Kahlua,... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: Snapchat CEO Critical of Forbes | Pinterest Buys VisualGraph - Posted January 7, 2014
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly]  Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Pinterest Acquires Image Recognition Startup VisualGraph - Posted January 6, 2014
Let there be Pins! Pinterest just acquired VisualGraph, a natural partnership intended to improve image discovery on the social photo site, Pinterest. Since exploring mobile ads, Pinterest has been using image matching technology to pair ads and images in a seamless exper... [AppNewser]

INFOGRAPHIC: Why Facebook Users Are Valuable To Marketers - Posted January 2, 2014
Top Marketing Schools put together an ... [AllFacebook]

Which Facebook Pages, Pinterest Feeds Can Help You Keep Your New Year's Resolutions? - Posted January 1, 2014
Many Facebook users make New Year's resolutions, but not quite as many end up s... [Lost Remote]

Which Facebook Pages, Pinterest Feeds Can Help You Keep Your New Year's Resolutions? - Posted January 1, 2014
Many Facebook users make New Year's resolutions, but not quite as many end up s... [AllFacebook]

REPORT: 71% Of Online Adults Now Use Facebook - Posted December 31, 2013
A social media ... [AllFacebook]

Social Media Newsfeed: Robin Roberts Comes Out on Facebook | Social Network Use - Posted December 31, 2013
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly]  Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [AllFacebook]

What's In Store From Tabfusion? Facebook Storefronts From Four Vendors - Posted December 19, 2013
The holiday shopping season may be... [AllFacebook]

Pinterest Makes Holiday Planning Less Stressful [Infographic] - Posted December 10, 2013
[caption id="attachment_138888" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Image credit: Pinerest Blog[/caption] Pinterest may not be a place people turn to for the latest news, but the social-scrapbooking site is still good for organizing ideas. Case in point: according to a study from market research firm Lab42, near... [SocialTimes.com]

INFOGRAPHIC: Why Is Facebook's Social Share Percentage Dropping While Pinterest, Twitter Rise? - Posted December 9, 2013
Social sharing via Twitter... [Lost Remote]

Social Media Newsfeed: Spotify Artist Payments | Holiday Shopping and Social Networks - Posted December 4, 2013
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly]  Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Study: How Will (Female) Shoppers Behave This Holiday Season? - Posted November 26, 2013
It's the question that's dogged every marketer for the past twelve months. The quarterly "Why She Buys" shopping index, created by female-centric firm Lippe Taylor and influencer marketing company ... [PRNewser]

How Pinterest's Place Pins Simplify Vacation Planning - Posted November 26, 2013
Pinterest has been on a roll lately. The social bulletin board was recently valued at $3.8 billion, released its API to retailers to drive integration, and now, it's making a foray in the travel planning market with a ... [SocialTimes.com]

Is Facebook Adding Customizable Lock Screens To Home? - Posted November 25, 2013
... [AllFacebook]

Polyvore Emerges as a Leader in Driving High-Value Retail Conversions - Posted November 22, 2013
For retailers looking to derive value from social media, Facebook seems like a no-brainer. However, recent studies indicate that there are other networks better targeted for retail conversions. Analysts have also been pointing at Pinterest as a leader for retail... [SocialTimes.com]

LA Tech Spotlight: Kyla Brennan, Founder, HelloSociety - Posted November 22, 2013
Los Angeles is known for much more than the entertainment industry. A hub for startups, there's no shortage of up-and-coming social and tech businesses. Great businesses frequently come from the sheer virtue of working on something else. And no one knows that better than Angelenos. Two years ago, Kyla B... [SocialTimes.com]

Pinterest Integrates Travel and Mapping with New 'Place Pins' - Posted November 21, 2013
Pinterest's latest update is a mapping tool perfect for travel planning and urban exploration. Called 'Place Pins,' the new mapping tool also includes more social additions, like the ability to send pins to another user, much like a message. However, seeing how some users have millions of followers, it might be... [AppNewser]

INFOGRAPHIC: How Does Facebook Fare In Terms Of Social Shopping? - Posted November 19, 2013
Facebook still dominates when it comes to social shopping sessions and driving traffic, but ... [AllFacebook]

Pinterest Launches API Partnership to Show Popular Pins on Popular Sites - Posted November 19, 2013
Pinterest is on track to become one of the top drivers of retail traffic and is looking to maximize this trajectory. The image based social media site recently announced a partnership program enabling... [SocialTimes.com]

SURVEY: Facebook Mobile Ads Still Need Work, And Video Ads May Meet Resistance - Posted November 15, 2013
Despite Facebook's e... [AllFacebook]

How Toys "R" Us Enhanced Facebook Sharing On Its Ecommerce Sites - Posted November 12, 2013
The most important time of the year is rapidly approaching for toy retailing giant ... [AllFacebook]

Nara Delivers Neural Networking For All - Posted November 7, 2013
Nara is officially on its way from being solely a consumer-lifestyle brand - with its neural networking technology helping users find dining and hotel experiences that match their tastes ... [semanticweb.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: Twitter Security | Red Sox and Facebook - Posted November 1, 2013
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly]  Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

3Q EARNINGS CALL: How Is Facebook Responding To The Mobile Transition From An Advertising Standpoint? - Posted October 31, 2013
Facebook said in its third-quarter earnings report Wednesday that its tot... [AllFacebook]

Study: Teens Can't Decide Which Social Network They Like Least - Posted October 31, 2013
This week Facebook admitted that it's witnessed a big drop in use among teens, who apparently no longer want to post selfies where grandm... [PRNewser]

Pinterest Becomes a Better Place for Discovery With Related Pins - Posted October 31, 2013
Pinterest has been busy this year adding features to make itself more useful. On Friday it announced a partnership with Getty Images to provide image data. This week it announced a ... [SocialTimes.com]

Take A Peek At Some Semantic Halloween Treats - Posted October 31, 2013
How can the semantic web help you participate in and celebrate Halloween this year? We trolled around and came up with a few ideas: * Still haven't found just the right costume yet for tonight's festivities (for you, that is - we're sure the kids have had theirs planned for some time).... [semanticweb.com]

Social-Media Themed Costume Ideas - Posted October 30, 2013
Halloween is tomorrow. Do you know what you are going to wear? Are you are a procrastinator who could not decide on a costume? Or did you just decide today that you want to dress up? Nearly 70% of typical costume wearers admit social media like Facebook and Pinterest impact their costume... [SocialTimes.com]

Social-Media Themed Costume Ideas - Posted October 30, 2013
Halloween is tomorrow. Do you know what you are going to wear? Are you are a procrastinator who could not decide on a costume? Or did you just decide today that you want to dress up? Nearly 70% of typical costume wearers admit social media like Facebook and Pinterest impact their costume... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Shows Strong Performance In Adobe Social Media Intelligence Report - Posted October 28, 2013
Facebook's cost per click... [AllFacebook]

Pinterest Refers More Traffic to Retail Sites Than Reddit, Twitter and YouTube Combined - Posted October 28, 2013
Since the early days of social media, the big question has been around measuring the return on investment. While it's nice to know the value of a Facebook "like," the real challenge for businesses is converting social media fans into paying customers. A recent study from... [SocialTimes.com]

How Mount Sinai Health System Uses Social Media - Posted October 26, 2013
Hospitals have a unique opportunity when it comes to social media marketing - they have so many inspiring stories to tell, but they must also make sure they receive the necessary patient approval. John Ambrose, social media director for Mount Sinai Health System in New York who also happens to be a... [SocialTimes.com]

VC Investments in Mobile Tech in Q3 2013 at Record Breaking High - Posted October 25, 2013
The era of big investments for social media might be over but VCs are still investing in tech companies. Recent data from CB Insights there are still some big deals being made in the ... [SocialTimes.com]

All Facebook Home Users Can Now Add Flickr, Pinterest, Tumblr, Instagram To Lock Screens - Posted October 24, 2013
Content from ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook To Host Out For Undergrad Technology Conference This Weekend - Posted October 17, 2013
Facebook will host the Out for Undergrad Technology Conference at its campus in ... [AllFacebook]

Social Media Newsfeed: Facebook Privacy for Teens | LinkedIn for Recruiters - Posted October 17, 2013
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly]  Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Creative Facebook Posts About Arcade Fire Could Result In Tickets To Los Angeles Show - Posted October 15, 2013
Attention, Arcade Fire fans: Creative posts about the band on Facebook and ... [AllFacebook]

Does WaPo's "Know More" Blog Represent the New Journalism? - Posted October 11, 2013
This week The Washington Post launched a blog that aims to wise you up and make it easier for you to share your new knowledge, too. "Know More" is a new Web sp... [10,000 Words]

Q&A with Inside Social Marketing speaker Raman Sehgal of Ahalogy - Posted October 10, 2013
Raman Sehgal is the Vice President of Client Strategy at Ahalogy (formerly Pingage) and is a true master of Pinterest marketing. Sehgal will speak at the upcoming Inside Social Marketing conference, Dec. 3-4 in New York. He'll discuss the do's an... [SocialTimes.com]

Study: Marketers Think PR Should Handle Social Media - Posted October 8, 2013
"No, I said 'click send'..." In case you weren't aware, there's a debate going on over who should handle a given brand's social media presence. We think you might be pleased with the answer: it's us! Back in July, a study by staffing agency ... [PRNewser]

HootSuite's Hootlet Chrome Extension Offers Easy Access To Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn - Posted October 8, 2013
Social media management system HootSuite released an upgraded version of its ... [Lost Remote]

HootSuite's Hootlet Chrome Extension Offers Easy Access To Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn - Posted October 8, 2013
Social media management system HootSuite released an upgraded version of its ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Home Lock Screen To Welcome Flickr, Pinterest, Tumblr, Instagram - Posted October 3, 2013
Facebook's Home Android overlay is about to get a lot more crowded, as Engineering Manager Tom Alison announced in a Newsroom post that content from ... [AllFacebook]

Infographic: What Would the World Be Like Without Broadband? - Posted October 3, 2013
Virgin Media, a broadband provider across the pond in the U.K., recently created an infographic looking at what life would be like without broadband. The bottom line is that everything you do online would take much longer, reducing the amount of productivity (a bad thing) and aimless wandering online. For example: ... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: Facebook Graph Search | Twitter Embedded Posts - Posted October 1, 2013
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly]  Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Pinterest Promises Promoted Pins Won't be as Annoying as You Think - Posted September 20, 2013
This morning, I woke up to a message from Pinterest in my inbox. Normally, I check these notifications to see which of my friends have sent me hilarious cat-related memes or have re-pinned my latest Halloween-themed decorating finds. So, I was surprised to find that this message was of an entirely... [PRNewser]

STUDY: Facebook Still Dominates Social-Commerce Referrals But Lags Behind In Mobile - Posted September 16, 2013
Despite Facebook's strides in the mobile sector, only slightly more than 11 percent of the so... [AllFacebook]

'Pin It' Button Outperforming 'Tweet This' Button By A Factor Of 10 [INFOGRAPHIC] - Posted August 28, 2013
Pinterest is a long-acknowledged leader in the social space in terms of e-commerce, ... [AllTwitter]

Seven Lessons from Successful e-Advocacy Campaigns - Posted August 20, 2013
We know that the 2012 elections were considered the most "social" in history, for the unique ways political candidates used social media tools. So, what can organizations learn from th... [SocialTimes.com]

Michael Kors Launches Facebook App To Promote Three New Beauty And Fragrance Collections - Posted August 16, 2013
Fashion brand Michael Kors is no stranger to marketing on Fa... [AllFacebook]

SocialSafe Adds Backup Support For Video On Instagram - Posted August 16, 2013
SocialSafe added ... [AllFacebook]

5 Pinterest Boards to Help You Get Ready for Back-to-School - Posted August 16, 2013
It's hard to believe it's almost time for kids to go back to school. Believe me. I know. My wife is a high school teacher, and there's only days until she goes back to the classroom. Pinterest can be a great resource for helping parents and students shop for back-to-school items... [SocialTimes.com]

The 5 Most Annoying Pinners on Pinterest - Posted August 15, 2013
Guess what? Pinterest is still a thing. A really big thing with, like, 70 million users, according to Semiocast. And with any big social media platform, there are going to be at least a handful of... [SocialTimes.com]

The 5 Most Annoying Pinners on Pinterest - Posted August 15, 2013
Guess what? Pinterest is still a thing. A really big thing with, like, 70 million users, according to Semiocast. And with any big social media platform, there are going to be at least a handful of... [AllFacebook]

The Pinterest Kitchen: How Bloggers Can Cook Up Some Interest with Pinterest - Posted August 14, 2013
by Kyla Brennan, Founder & CEO, HelloSociety Bloggers are always looking to leverage other social media platforms in order to cook up some interest in their blog. However, there is a buffet of platforms available so the question is -- what works best for bloggers? No matter what type of baker or... [SocialTimes.com]

How Pinterest is Capitalizing on the Semantic Web - Posted August 5, 2013
Katherine Gray of Entrepreneur reports, "Pinterest, once the purview of wedding planners and overachieving parents, has become one of the most popular social sharing networks, and has been taking steps to become more of a re... [semanticweb.com]

Pinterest's Head of Engineering Outlines the Future of the Interest Graph - Posted August 1, 2013
Pinterest boards are at the heart of a sophisticated "interest graph" that Pinterest engineers say will revolutionize the way brands and marketers discover what people are interested in. Speaking at a press Whiteboard held at Pinterest's SOMA headquarters last night i... [SocialTimes.com]

New Pinterest Product Alerts Tell Shoppers When the Price Has Dropped - Posted August 1, 2013
[gallery link="file"] After adding price tags and description to pins, Pinterest will now let its members bookmark an item they want to buy, but can't quite afford, and receive an email alert when the price goes down. Pinterest can set up alerts for products like home goods, clothing, and electronics. From the sound... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: Facebook Embedded Posts | Twitter Data Requests - Posted August 1, 2013
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly]  Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Pong Launches Pinterest-Like Platform for Flash Games - Posted July 31, 2013
[caption id="attachment_133285" align="alignleft" width="225"] The original Pong coin-operated machine housed at Pong.com headquarters signed by Allan Alcorn, the creator of Pong. Photo courtesy of Pong.com.[/caption] Do you love video games? Even better, do you prefer Flash video games? Then Pong might be right up yo... [SocialTimes.com]

INFOGRAPHIC: How Nasty Gal Makes Nice On Facebook - Posted July 25, 2013
Online fashion retailer Nasty Gal totals nearly 842,000 likes on its ... [Lost Remote]

INFOGRAPHIC: How Nasty Gal Makes Nice On Facebook - Posted July 25, 2013
Online fashion retailer Nasty Gal totals nearly 842,000 likes on its ... [AllFacebook]

Social Media Newsfeed: LinkedIn Sponsored Updates | Twitter TV Ad Targeting - Posted July 24, 2013
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly]  Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

No Satisfaction: Advertising, Privacy Concerns Sink Facebook In Study By ACSI, ForeSee - Posted July 23, 2013
Facebook's efforts to ensure that advertising on the social network is unobtrusive and that ads are ... [AllFacebook]

8 Sweet Social Media Reactions to the Royal Baby News - Posted July 22, 2013
The newest heir to the throne -- a boy -- came into the world today at at 4:24 p.m. weighing 8 pounds, 6 ounces. Although his parents have yet to announce his name, the son of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge was a trending topic on Twitter today and inspired... [AllFacebook]

Survey: Future Brides are Getting Wedding Inspiration Online Pre-Engagement - Posted July 19, 2013
Results of a survey conducted by TheKnot.com and Pinterest show that brides-to-be (and even women who aren't engaged yet) get big-time in... [SocialTimes.com]

Adobe Puts Social First in Redesigned Marketing Cloud - Posted July 18, 2013
Adobe today launched a rebuilt Adobe Social, which introduces data-driven tips on how to optimize social content, integration with Flickr, Foursquare, Instagram and LinkedIn, and cloud-hosted workplace collaboration features. Adobe Social, a component... [AllFacebook]

Social Media Newsfeed: Zimmerman Social Media Reaction | No Hulu Sale - Posted July 15, 2013
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly]  Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

How Parents Can Use Pinterest To Keep Kids Learning Over the Summer - Posted July 12, 2013
It's summer time, kids are out of school, and parents are likely looking for ways to keep them busy. It would be nice if they were learning too, no? One fantastic resource for parents is Pinterest expert Melissa Taylor, who curates educational content there for her Imagination Soup blog readers on her... [SocialTimes.com]

Minor League Baseball On Facebook: South Atlantic League - Posted July 12, 2013
AllFacebook's look at the Facebook pages of Minor League Baseball teams contin... [AllFacebook]

Social Media Newsfeed: Facebook Graph Search | Twitter Direct Message Syncing - Posted July 9, 2013
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly]  Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Minor League Baseball On Facebook: Northwest League - Posted July 9, 2013
With the National Basketball Association and ... [AllFacebook]

Emails That Appear to Come From Pinterest Actually Drop Blackhole Malware - Posted July 3, 2013
Everybody is copying Pinterest's look -- even hackers. Security firm Trend Micro reports that ... [SocialTimes.com]

Who's Active on Which Social Network at What Time of Day? - Posted July 1, 2013
Yesterday was dubbed Social Media Day, inviting a comparative look at how many users are active on which social networks at which time of day. (The 'nets have very different peak times, but if you're looking for a magic time to post, it's probably late afternoon.) This infographic from Saxum marketing... [SocialTimes.com]

Sen. Mitch McConnell's Campaign Uses Facebook To Entertain, Persuade Voters - Posted June 17, 2013
From cat videos to "The Harlem Shake," the ... [AllFacebook]

Hashtags Are Now Clickable On Facebook - Posted June 12, 2013
It's official: Hashtags -- long a staple of Twitter, as well as Facebook-owned photo-sharing network Instagram -- became clickable on Facebook Wednesday. Facebook said in ... [AllFacebook]

Podcast: Pinterest Tips | NASA on Twitter | OpenDyslexic Font - Posted June 11, 2013
On today's social media edition of the Morning Media Menu, GalleyCat editor Jason Boog discussed how social media is changing the world. A free, open-sourced font called OpenDyslexic could ... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: NSA Whistleblower | Google to Buy Waze for $1.3B? - Posted June 10, 2013
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly]  Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

5 Things Brands Should Know About Pinterest - Posted June 7, 2013
"Pinterest is the Google of the visual web," said Piqora CEO Sharad Verma. Piqora, formerly called Pinfluencer, is an enterprise discovery marketing and analytics suite for Pinterest that works with brands such as ZGallerie and Steve Madden. Although Pinterest doesn't have advertising just ye... [AllFacebook]

MyPermissions Launches App Privacy Certification Program - Posted June 6, 2013
MyPermissions, an Israeli Web and mobile app company, today launched a Trust Certification program that requires app developers flagged by its users for good privacy practices to sign a legally binding agreement not to share personally identifiable information about users with third parties. The certification program builds on M... [SocialTimes.com]

Facebook Users Seeing Polls About Home In Sponsored Stories - Posted June 5, 2013
In the past, Facebook has used polls i... [AllFacebook]

STUDY: Parents Have No Clue What Their Kids Are Doing On Facebook, Other Social Networks - Posted June 4, 2013
Parents may think they know what their teenagers a... [AllFacebook]

Google+ Has More User Accounts Than Twitter - Posted June 3, 2013
[caption id="attachment_128755" align="alignleft" width="300"] Ahmad Faizal Yahya / Shutterstock.com[/caption] Google+ now hosts more user accounts than Twitter, according to a survey [pdf] conducted in March by Burst Media. The study, wh... [SocialTimes.com]

Check Out Mediabistro's New One-Hour Webcast Series - Posted May 31, 2013
Short on time or budget, but need to stay on top of the latest trends? Explore cutting-edge topics and programs that can help your business and your career take off - in our ... [AllTwitter]

Check Out Mediabistro's One-Hour Webcast Series - Posted May 31, 2013
Short on time or a budget, but need to stay on top of the latest trends? Explore cutting-edge topics and programs that can help your business--and your career--take off in our new one-hour webcas... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Privacy Policies Come With Unexpected Loopholes - Posted May 28, 2013
[caption id="attachment_128169" align="alignleft" width="378"] sharpner / Shutterstock.com[/caption] By now, most users think they know the social privacy media privacy landscape, but a Canadian research project found some surprising loopholes in the ... [SocialTimes.com]

STUDY: Facebook Delivers More Social Commerce Conversions, But Pinterest Users Spend More - Posted May 22, 2013
Facebook delivers much higher conversion rates than Pinterest or Twitter in terms of ... [AllFacebook]

Video StoryEngine Helps Brands Get 'iNvolved' With Videos On Facebook - Posted May 21, 2013
Another way to promote brands through videos on Fa... [AllFacebook]

Social Media Newsfeed: Oklahoma Tornado Captured on Social Media | It's Official: Yahoo Buys Tumblr - Posted May 21, 2013
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly]  Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Pinterest Delivers Pin Buttons to Other Mobile Apps - Posted May 20, 2013
As part of a flurry of activity, Pinterest today announced that it had ... [SocialTimes.com]

New Pinterest Feature: Descriptive Captions on Pins - Posted May 20, 2013
Pinterest is making its collection of images more informative with a new format for a select group of pins that show products, movies, and recipes, the company announced today. Instead of just showing a small, ... [SocialTimes.com]

Seeing Double? Pinterest Adds Duplicate Pin Notification - Posted May 15, 2013
Pinterest will now notify users when they've already pinned an image on the bookmarking site. The company rolled out the feature today to web users and will bring it to mobile devices soon. In the spirit of Twitter's "Whoops! You already tweeted that...", Pinterest will ale... [SocialTimes.com]

Seeing Double? Pinterest Adds Duplicate Pin Notification - Posted May 15, 2013
Pinterest will now notify users when they've already pinned an image on the bookmarking site. The company rolled out the feature today to web users and will bring it to mobile devices soon. In the spirit of Twitter's "Whoops! You already tweeted that...", Pinterest will ale... [AllFacebook]

Optimal Analytics Allows Brands On Facebook To Analyze Performance Vs. Competitors - Posted May 15, 2013
Self-service ad-buying and analytics platform ... [AllFacebook]

Pinterest App Updates Accentuate Social and Search Features - Posted May 14, 2013
Pinterest today released updates for its mobile apps that allow users to mention social contacts and receive notifications, as well as access searches they've made previously on other devices. Pinterest follows Facebook in adopting the "@" mention convention first pioneered by Twitter. The mention feature is supported by augmented notifications. Users can... [SocialTimes.com]

Pinterest Causes Stress Among Moms, Survey Finds - Posted May 13, 2013
[caption id="attachment_126793" align="alignleft" width="384"] via Pinterest Fail[/caption] While it's popular among women, Pinterest is causing stress among moms, who see all of the photos of other women's food, home an... [SocialTimes.com]

STUDY: More Top Brands Flock To Instagram - Posted May 13, 2013
Brands have an overwhelming presence on Facebook, but has that transferred into the site's photo-sharing network, ... [AllFacebook]

Pin at These Times, Let Your Followers Do the Rest: Infographic - Posted May 1, 2013
Brands love Pinterest because its community seems so willing to promote their content. According to a new infographic from visual analytics firm Curalate, 70 percent of brand engagement comes from fans rather than the company itself. The company has also nailed down the single-best time for companies in several different sectors... [SocialTimes.com]

Uber Reportedly Valued at $1 Billion - Posted April 30, 2013
Uber is in the midst of a fundraising round that values the company at $1 billion, according to Reuters' report. The news follows remarks by Bill Gurley, an Uber investo... [SocialTimes.com]

Facebook Marketing Platform Viralheat Adds Social Login And Explore Features - Posted April 30, 2013
Viralheat, which allows users to better manage their Facebook pages, announced Tuesday that ... [AllFacebook]

Is Pinterest Cutting Into Facebook's Market Share? - Posted April 26, 2013
While marketers figure out how to convert sales on Facebook, it appears that Pinterest is ... [AllFacebook]

Pinterest Improves Its Search Features - Posted April 25, 2013
Pinterest today announced a few changes to its new look that will make people and pins easier to find. New to the image bookmarking site is a "find friends" tab that shows users when their Facebook and Twitter friends have joined Pinterest. User notifications, displayed in the upper right corner, will also... [SocialTimes.com]

Academic Study Probes Pinterest Purchasing Phenomenon - Posted April 23, 2013
In what appears to be the first academic study [pdf] devoted to Pinterest usage, scholars Eric Gilbert and Loren Terveen conclude that Pinterest's image-based platform taps in to consume... [SocialTimes.com]

The Best Pinterest Boards for Hungry Photographers - Posted April 22, 2013
The aesthete in me loves the curatorial nature of Pinterest, but I also like to follow great users to get inspired. The boards on Pinterest showcase great professional photography - clear crisp photos with beautiful lighting and great styling (i.e. not at all like Instagram). To start your week in the... [SocialTimes.com]

How to Make Pinterest Work for Your Brand - Posted April 19, 2013
Fast Company recently reported that Pinterest was not only one of the most visited sites in the country, but also that purchases made through the site bring in twice the revenue per order ... [SocialTimes.com]

Some Users Hit Dead Ends When Following Links From Pinterest - Posted April 19, 2013
Marketing Land unearthed some interesting and really important bits of Pinterest's terms of serv... [SocialTimes.com]

How the Pros Use Pinterest to Build Buzz - Posted April 19, 2013
Fast Company recently reported that Pinterest was not only one of the most visited sites in the country, but also that purchases made through the site bring in twice the revenue per order than through Fa... [PRNewser]

Social Media Newsfeed: Boston Marathon Explosions | Facebook Anti-Bullying Plea - Posted April 16, 2013
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Pinterest is Now on the Nook - Posted April 15, 2013
Pinterest is now available in Barnes & Noble's Nook app store. The app will come preloaded on Nook devices along with Twitter and Facebook apps. Ex... [AppNewser]

Social Media Newsfeed: Bing 'Pin it' Button | Facebook Home - Posted April 15, 2013
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Bing Puts a 'Pin It' Button on Image Searches - Posted April 12, 2013
Bing will now allow Pinterest users to pin images directly from the image search results to their boards, the company announced today. "Last fall, we hosted a group of lifestyle and design bloggers at the Bing headquarters to better understand their search and social media habits," explain... [SocialTimes.com]

Facebook Makes It Easier For Developers To Create Open Graph Actions - Posted April 8, 2013
One month after Facebook gave developers more options for Open Graph actions, the site is making it easier for those developers to create engaging stories, as well as to set up collections for users' ... [AllFacebook]

Offerpop Adds One-Click Facebook Open Graph Actions To Photo Contest App - Posted April 8, 2013
Social marketing platform Offerpop relea... [AllFacebook]

INFOGRAPHIC: Major League Baseball Facebook Standings At Opening Of 2013 Season - Posted April 5, 2013
The New York Yankees may be injury-plagued and off to a sluggish start to the 2013 ... [AllFacebook]

Social Behavior: It's About Time [Infographic] - Posted April 3, 2013
Internet users spent 30 billion more minutes on social media in 2012 than they did in 2011, according to a recent study. That's an increase of 37 percent. Where are they spending their time? Digital marketing agency iAcquire partnered with SurveyMonkey to measure the social behavior of internet users. The researchers learned that... [SocialTimes.com]

Facebook Director Of Mobile Partnerships Emily White Moves To Instagram - Posted April 3, 2013
Facebook Director of Mobile Partnerships Emily Whi... [AllFacebook]

Beyond Facebook's Makeover: If Text Is 'Dead,' How Will Advertisers (Finally) Start Monetizing Photos? - Posted March 29, 2013
Remember the kindergarten game, "Show and Tell?" Based on its more mobile-friendly ... [AllFacebook]

How to Make Your Recipe Go Viral on Pinterest [Infographic] - Posted March 27, 2013
Pinterest is where food lovers go to be with their own kind -- no one will judge you for over-sharing on this network. But some recipes are more habit-forming than others. From this infographic, you'll learn which courses, dishes, ingredients have the best odds of spreading, how big the images need to... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: Facebook News Feed Ads | Hashtags Harmful? - Posted March 27, 2013
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New Tool: Pingage Helps You Test it Before You Pin It on Pinterest - Posted March 26, 2013
Pingage has launched a new service for optimizing posts on Pinterest. With crafty users who like to post their ideas for everything from their dream weddings to their next tattoos, Pinterest recently beat out Yahoo!, Bing, and Twitter to become the fourth largest driver of traffic to other websites. But the image bookmarking... [SocialTimes.com]

Groupon, Zynga and Pandora Are Giants of the Small Screen - Posted March 25, 2013
Groupon, Zynga and Pandora a much bigger portion of their traffic from mobile users than any of the other top 50 digital properties, according to comScore's first ... [SocialTimes.com]

Pinterest Releases New Apps for iOS and Android - Posted March 22, 2013
Need inspiration? Check your purse. Pinterest has updated its mobile apps for iPhone, iPad, and Android to include some of the discovery features that were recently released on the web. Here's what'... [SocialTimes.com]

The Skinny on How Weight Watchers Uses Social Media - Posted March 22, 2013
Did you know that the first social media platform Weight Watchers used was MySpace in 2008? It then launched Facebook and Twitter in 2009. Today the company has both an internal team and an agency that provides social media support. SocialTimes recently caught up with Lee Hurley, vice president of social... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: Google Note-Taking App | Facebook Posts - Posted March 21, 2013
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Pinterest Acquires Recommendations App Livestar - Posted March 20, 2013
Pinterest has acquired the mobile app Livestar, a mobile app that provides users with recommendations for local venues from their social contacts and others. Livestar launched in June of last year. The move is focused on acquiring Livestar's engineering talent. Three members of Livestar's four-member engine... [SocialTimes.com]

Branding Fail: Tablet for Women Met with Cries of 'Sexism!' - Posted March 19, 2013
Remember Bic's disastrous "Bic for Her" line of pens? Well, get ready for the next installment of you've-got-to-be-kidding-us with this female-... [PRNewser]

Brides Use Pinterest to Call Dibs on Wedding Ideas - Posted March 19, 2013
[caption id="attachment_121842" align="alignleft" width="300"] Don't even think about copying her prairie dress.[/caption] Something old, something new...and nothing borrowed from Pinterest. When brides are using the virtual look book to get inspiration from some of the... [SocialTimes.com]

4 Things You Need to Know About the New Pinterest - Posted March 18, 2013
Today, Pinterest has released to all users a redesigned layout with bigger pictures and enhanced search tools. The team completely rebuilt the online inspiration board at its foundation to make it more reliable, the company said, but the most noticeable differences for users will be the changes to the search results. 1. Now... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: Facebook Hashtags? | Foursquare Android App - Posted March 15, 2013
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UPDATED: Facebook Begins Rolling Out New, Customizable Timeline - Posted March 13, 2013
The redesign for timeline has been tested in New Zealand and other parts of the world, but Facebook announced Wednesday that it will start officially rolling out the new look to select users immediately. Much like Facebook's updated ... [AllFacebook]

Can Your Facebook Likes Give Away Your Identity? - Posted March 12, 2013
Many Facebook users worry about their personal identities being compromised on the social network through unfortunate photos or tag... [AllFacebook]

Pinterest Introduces Free Analytics Tools - Posted March 12, 2013
We're going to take a wild guess here: many of our readers have felt some pressure to more fully utilize Pinterest as a PR tool but hesitate due to a lack of the quantifiable ROI stats tha... [PRNewser]

Peeps Takes Advantage of Crafting Craze With 'Express Your Peepsonality' Campaign - Posted March 12, 2013
If you've been buying those sugar-coated, almost-too-adorable-to-bite-into marshmallow Peeps just to eat them, it seems you've vastly underestimated their versatility. If you're on Pinterest, you've probably learned that you can "MacGyver" random household objects into supernatur... [PRNewser]

Pinterest Releases Analytics Tool, Defines Metrics - Posted March 12, 2013
Pinterest today announced an analytics tool for measuring user activity on the social network. Business, organizations, and other accountholders with verified websites will be able to see the new statistics once they've switched over to Pinterest's new look. The image-based site is more of an inspiration board for fashion and home renovation projects... [SocialTimes.com]

Follow the 4 P's to Create a Strong Social Brand Community - Posted March 8, 2013
Passion, participation, pictures and the popularity of celebrities like Betty White: those are among the key elements for creating a strong fan base on social platforms, according to a panel of digital media executives at ... [PRNewser]

Will Facebook's Revamped News Feed Kill Brands' Reach? - Posted March 8, 2013
The ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Apps Among The Most Popular On Android, IOS - Posted March 7, 2013
Facebook is growing as a mobile company, with roughly 618 million people checking Facebook from their phones and tablets. According to new figures released Thursday by App Annie, Facebook Messenger is the No. 1 iOS social networking application, in terms of monthly downloads. The Facebook native app is No. 3. Both... [AllFacebook]

Adobe Marketing Cloud Launches New User Interface For Better Facebook Management - Posted March 6, 2013
We got a sneak peek at the Adobe Marketing Cloud user interface that is launching Wednesday. In short, it's a Pinterest-like feed sourced from what others in users' organizations are sharing. Adobe Marketing Cloud integrated content creation and community management into its dashboards, allowing users to post to Facebook, moderate through... [3D Printing Insider]

Adobe Marketing Cloud Launches New User Interface For Better Facebook Management - Posted March 6, 2013
We got a sneak peek at the Adobe Marketing Cloud user interface that is launching Wednesday. In short, it's a Pinterest-like feed sourced from what others in users' organizations are sharing. Adobe Marketing Cloud integrated content creation and community management into its dashboards, allowing users to post to Facebook, moderate through... [AllFacebook]

Infographic: The Top 100 Most Influential Pinners - Posted March 6, 2013
Pinterest's target demographic is not the target of this map of the most influential people on Pinterest in 2012. What's surprising about the top pinners is not who they are, but where they live. A recent ... [SocialTimes.com]

Infographic: A How-To Guide for Advertising on Pinterest - Posted March 5, 2013
Pinterest combines the beauty of flipping through a glossy magazine with the instant gratification of a Google search, which could be a game-changer for marketers who are looking for new ways to reach people online. The company might not have an official advertising platform just yet, but brands like ... [SocialTimes.com]

INFOGRAPHIC: Facebook Tops Searches For Social Networks' Analytics - Posted March 1, 2013
Social analytics firm Quintly examined search queries for social networks' analytics since early 2007, and Facebook was the subject of t... [AllFacebook]

Author Jackie Collins Talks Celebrity Tweets, Hot Guys on Pinterest - Posted February 28, 2013
New York Times best-selling author Jackie Collins knows a thing or two about being social. The novelist, who recently released her 29th novel, The Power Trip, is known for her glamorous, s... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: Google+ Social Sign-In | Facebook Gifts - Posted February 27, 2013
 Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Michelle Obama Takes Anti-Obesity Campaign to Pinterest - Posted February 26, 2013
In addition to showing off her impressive dance moves with Jimmy Fallon, Michelle Obama has taken her anti-obesity efforts to Pinterest. M... [SocialTimes.com]

Photos Dominate on Social Media, Smartphones: Infographic - Posted February 23, 2013
An infographic from Chute sheds some light on why social networks are battling over photo uploads, filters and displays: Photos are the dominant content on the sites. ... [Lost Remote]

Reuters: 54 Percent Of Young Adults Polled Use Facebook Continuously - Posted February 21, 2013
Although it wasn't exactly a scientific study, a Reuters report notes that more young adults think Microsoft's cool factor is on the rise th... [AllFacebook]

Pinterest, Valued at $2.5B, Brings in $200M in Venture Capital - Posted February 20, 2013
Pinterest has just secured $200 million in funding, more than double what it brought in from the Japanese e-commerce firm Rakuten in its well-publicized round last year, t... [AllFacebook]

'Biggest Loser' Offering Exclusive Weight-Loss Content on Pinterest - Posted February 20, 2013
NBC is delivering additional content related to the popular weight-loss show 'The Biggest Loser' on Pinterest. The show has launched a boards where producers are ... [SocialTimes.com]

STUDY: How Are Top Brands Using Instagram? - Posted February 19, 2013
It seems that brands are not only becoming more hip to social photo-sharing site Instagram (which Facebook purchased last year), but getting smarte... [AllFacebook]

Pinterest Dominates the Content Sharing Market on iPhone, Study Finds - Posted February 19, 2013
Pinterest has the leading mobile app for sharing content, according to a study of iPhone users in the U.S. Mobile insights service Onavo measured the growth in market share for content sharing platforms including Pinterest, StumbleUpon!, Alien Blue, iReddit, 9GAG, and Digg in the second half of 2012. The analysts found that... [SocialTimes.com]

Curalate, Once Pinterest Only, Expands to Include Instagram Analytics - Posted February 19, 2013
Curalate, an analytics platform for marketers, is adding Instagram monitoring to its previously Pinterest-only dashboard, the company said today. New York-based Curalate launched in May 2012, just a few months ... [SocialTimes.com]

How Facebook Can Break Into The Markets Of Craigslist And Ebay - Posted February 18, 2013
Facebook is moving to position itself as the hub of all interest-based communities (Pinterest, Spotify, Foodspotting, and Goodreads, for example) with i... [AllFacebook]

How Facebook Can Break Into The Markets Of Craigslist And Ebay - Posted February 18, 2013
Facebook is moving to position itself as the hub of all interest-based communities (Pinterest, Spotify, Foodspotting, and Goodreads, for example) with i... [Lost Remote]

INFOGRAPHIC: What Makes People Sold On Brands On Facebook? - Posted February 15, 2013
Pretty much any company worth its salt has a Facebook presence. After all, there are more than 1 billion people on the site, so it makes sense to go where the audience is. But why do people like Facebook brand pages? A new infographic from Ambassador shows what motivates people to... [AllFacebook]

Pinterest Doesn't Just Skew Female; It Draws Higher Rates of Middle-Class and Non-Urban Users - Posted February 14, 2013
Use of social networks overall is highest among women and the young and in urban areas, but different networks draw distinct demographic user bases, according to a demographic study released today by the Pew Center on Internet a... [SocialTimes.com]

INFOGRAPHIC: Audi, Mercedes Benz Lead The Pack On Facebook - Posted February 14, 2013
Unlike General Motors, many automotive brands have been supportive of marketing via Facebook, and it shows. New statistics from social benchmarking platform ... [AllFacebook]

CEOs Going Social: An Interview with Leslie Gaines-Ross of Weber Shandwick - Posted February 12, 2013
How social is your CEO? Weber Shandwick's recently released follow-up to its 2010 study "Socializing Your CEO: From (Un)socia... [PRNewser]

Madonna Joins Instagram, U.S. Printing Office Joins Pinterest - Posted February 11, 2013
Madonna joined Instagram over the weekend, posting a photo of herself sans makeup. The 54-year-old pop goddess waited until her second photo to show cleavage. She also posted a photo o... [SocialTimes.com]

Twitter, Facebook Did Not Make Fast Company's List of Innovative Companies - Posted February 11, 2013
Fast Company today released its annual list of the 50 most innovative companies. While smaller social networks like Pinterest made the cut, Facebook and Twitter were noticeably absent this year. Why? "Neither produced inno... [SocialTimes.com]

Pinterest Valued at More Than $2 Billion: Report - Posted February 5, 2013
Pinterest is in the midst of a fund raising round that puts the company's total value between $2 and $2.5 million, according to a Wall Street Journal ... [SocialTimes.com]

Viralheat Adds Smart Stream To Media Marketing Suite - Posted February 5, 2013
Viralheat, which allows marketers to track the effectiveness of their Facebook pages, has added a new feature to its media marketing suite -- Smart Stream. This new utility lets users customize smart filters to view brand mentions by keyword on Facebook, as well as other social media sites, such as Twitter... [AllFacebook]

Pinterest Rolls Out iOS Update - Posted February 4, 2013
The image-based social network Pinterest rolled out an update for its iOS app today, adding more functionality for mobile users of the visual social network. The update allows users to edit their shared images, or "pins," from their mobi... [AllFacebook]

Pinterest Rolls Out iOS Update - Posted February 4, 2013
The image-based social network Pinterest rolled out an update for its iOS app today, adding more functionality for mobile users of the visual social network. The update allows users to edit their shared images, or "pins," from their mobi... [SocialTimes.com]

Is Open-Source Cooking Poised to Take Off? - Posted January 30, 2013
Fork the Cookbook has launched a Github for chefs, where users share their adjustments to others' recipes. Software developers use the term "fork" to describe different custo... [SocialTimes.com]

Pinterest Will Test a Redesign - Posted January 28, 2013
Pinterest will begin testing a redesign with a "very small" group of beta testers "over the coming weeks," the company said today. The redesign will provide clearer navigation and more opportunities to discover new content. The new home page will feature links to content verticals, such as DYI and animals, and to popular... [SocialTimes.com]

StumbleUpon Lays Off 30% of Workforce in Effort to Streamline - Posted January 16, 2013
StumbleUpon today laid off 35 of its staffers, reducing its total headcount by more than 30 percent, the company said. The move came as part of a larger effort to "become more streamlined [and] focused," according to spokesman Mike Mayzel. The San Francisco-based Web 2.0 superstar was ... [SocialTimes.com]

Diane von Furstenberg, VSP Vision Care Use Pinterest to Help NYC Youth - Posted January 14, 2013
The New York City Mission Society is using one of the internet's most visual sites to tackle the vision problems of children in New York City. With the help of the style mavens at Diane von Furstenberg and the vision insurance providers at ... [SocialTimes.com]

Sammy Sosa, Denied Access to Baseball Hall of Fame, Now Butt of Internet Joke - Posted January 10, 2013
Last night, Sammy Sosa, like all of the other players nominated this year to be included in the baseball hall of fame, was voted down due to his likely use of steroids. In the wake of the news, the sports world has discovered, with morbid fascination, Sosa's Pinterest page. The page... [SocialTimes.com]

Facebook Scores Painfully Low In Customer Satisfaction - Posted January 9, 2013
While brands are in a love/hate relationship with Facebook, many users are ... [AllFacebook]

Social Networks, Particularly Facebook, Suffer From Low Customer Satisfaction - Posted January 9, 2013
At the close of 2012, the industries with the lowest customer satisfaction were airlines, print newspapers, cable television and social media, according to the American Customer Satisfaction Index, an annua... [SocialTimes.com]

Internet Users Don't Fully Grasp How Social and Search Sites Make Money - Posted January 9, 2013
[caption id="attachment_115579" align="alignleft" width="300"] auremar / Shutterstock.com[/caption] The majority of Americans know how to use search engines and at least one social network, but many don't understand how the sites they use make money, according to a study from Harr... [SocialTimes.com]

STUDY: Many Users Still Don't Understand How Facebook Makes Money - Posted January 9, 2013
Despite several new advertising methods Facebook has rolled out over the past couple of years, many users don't understand how the site makes money, according to a new study by The Search Agency. The Search Agency, in a survey conducted by Harris Interactive, found that among 2,006 U.S. adult Internet users, only... [AllFacebook]

Catmoji Is Pinterest for Cats - Posted January 8, 2013
Catmoji, which launched in a sign-up beta today, is Pinterest for cats. Let's backtrack a bit. With Pinterest's sudden and persuasive emergence into success about a year ago, pitches promising startups that are "Pinterest for fill-in-the-blank" are quite the rage... [SocialTimes.com]

Pinterest and Punchfork: A Food PR Dream Team - Posted January 8, 2013
Last week brought news of the first acquisition for Pinterest, the newest big player in the so... [PRNewser]

This Year, Pinterest Wants You to Practice What You Pin - Posted January 7, 2013
After 30 days of inspiring pinners with holiday ideas from celebrities and brands, Pinterest is ringing in the new year with a new board and a new ... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: YouTube Send to TV | Yelp Comments - Posted January 4, 2013
 Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Pinterest Makes First Acquisition, Punchfork - Posted January 3, 2013
Pinterest has acquired the recipe-sharing site Punchfork and will soon shut it down while retaining some of its key staff. Palo Alto-based Punchfork marks the newcomer social network's first acquisition and makes clear that Pinterest is embracing rather than... [SocialTimes.com]

Keep Your New Year's Resolution With The Help Of Facebook Apps - Posted January 2, 2013
What's the biggest resolution everyone makes on Jan. 1? Lose weight and be healthier. There are several Facebook applications tha... [AllFacebook]

AP Stylebook Updates Detail How To Handle User-Generated Content - Posted January 2, 2013
The Associated Press Stylebook is on a tech kick with its latest updates. Among the new additions, according to a note to online stylebook subscribers: Android, circles (as in Google Plus groups), flash mob, ... [10,000 Words]

AP Stylebook Updates Detail How To Handle User-Generated Content - Posted January 2, 2013
The Associated Press Stylebook is on a tech kick with its latest updates. Among the new additions, according to a note to online stylebook subscribers: Android, circles (as in Google Plus groups), flash mob, ... [TVSpy]

What Were The Top 10 Facebook Apps In 2012? - Posted December 31, 2012
With 2012 drawing to a close, wh... [AllFacebook]

Lawsuit Claims Pinterest and Investor Brian Cohen Copied Plaintiff's Website - Posted December 29, 2012
Theodore Schroeder, who worked with early Pinterest investor Brian Cohen on a previous project, has sued Cohen and Pinterest for passing ideas he brought to that project to Pinterest's co-founders, who used them to develop the successful social network. Schroeder, a lawyer w... [AllFacebook]

New Jersey Man Sues Pinterest, Alleging Company Copied His Website - Posted December 29, 2012
Theodore Schroeder, who worked with early Pinterest investor Brian Cohen on a previous project, has sued Cohen and Pinterest for passing ideas he brought to that project to Pinterest's co-founders, who used them to develop the successful social network. Schroeder, a lawyer w... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: Tablet Reading Up | Mars Curiosity Badge - Posted December 28, 2012
 Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Marketing Experts Push for Analytics on Google+, Pinterest - Posted December 27, 2012
[caption id="attachment_114655" align="alignleft" width="200"] wavebreakmedia / Shutterstock.com[/caption]Social marketing professionals are increasingly pushing the social networks Google+ and Pinterest to introduce analytics. The Briti... [SocialTimes.com]

5 Glorious Les Memes for Les Mis rables - Posted December 27, 2012
The music of Les Mis rables has been in circulation for more than 30 years, and those who are old enough to remember can sing every song by heart. Based on Victor Hugo's 1862 novel, the musical version of Les Mis rables debuted in 1980 with music by Claude-Michel Sch nberg and... [SocialTimes.com]

The U.S. Marine Corps Wants You to 'Pin' Yourself Together and 'Dump the Plump' - Posted December 26, 2012
Source: ... [SocialTimes.com]

An inside look at how IntoNow's 'CapIt' is making photos of TV social - Posted December 25, 2012
This past year, was the year of the image maturing on the social web. From Pinter... [Lost Remote]

Social Media Newsfeed: Quora's Future | Google Phone - Posted December 24, 2012
 Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Pinterest Drives More Traffic to Niche Retailers Than to Major Sites - Posted December 21, 2012
Pinterest users aren't clicking over to big-name e-commerce sites at the rate that some industry watchers have suggested, according to a ... [SocialTimes.com]

Great Holiday Cards from PR Firms - Posted December 20, 2012
Like the rest of you, we've received quite a few holiday-themed e-cards from various firms and individuals over the past two weeks. We'd like to highlight a few that stood out (listed in no particular order, because you know we don't play favorites): Oh, and apologies to every... [PRNewser]

Social Media Newsfeed: Instagram Privacy | Apple-Foursquare Talks? - Posted December 19, 2012
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Exclusive: MAZ Reports Growth in Pinterest Activity, Makes Magazine Clips Shareable on Tumblr - Posted December 18, 2012
Visual sites like Pinterest have brought to the internet the pleasure of clipping pictures out of a magazine and saving them into a scrapbook. MAZ Digital took the concept one step further with an iPad publishing platform that works with digital magazines... [SocialTimes.com]

eMarketer: Sunny Outlook for Mobile, Social Advertising in 2013 - Posted December 17, 2012
The digital marketing research firm eMarketer has substantially revised its previous estimates for mobile advertising spending in 2012 from $2.61 billion to $4 billion, nearly double the 2011 number. The company is also bullish on social marketing, ex... [AllFacebook]

Pinterest Accounts for 10 Percent of Social E-commerce Visits: Infographic - Posted December 14, 2012
Holiday shopping traffic from Pinterest doubled this year, and now accounts for nearly 10 percent of all traffic from social sources, according to an analysis by digital marketing firm RichRelevance. Facebook still dominates social e-commerce referrals, but its share dropped 5 percent to reach 90 percent. Twitter, despite its claims to... [SocialTimes.com]

12 Pinterest Tips from Magazine Pros - Posted December 14, 2012
As a way of continuing the 12/12/12 theme this week, we've compiled 12 tips for using Pinterest based on the collective expertise of two magazine brands that have enthusia... [PRNewser]

Infographic: The Social Profiles of Inc. 500 CEOs vs. Fortune 500 CEOs - Posted December 14, 2012
This infographic explores the social lives of nationally ranked businesses' chief executives -- and by social, we mean how willing they are to participate on social media sites. It turns out that Inc. 500 leaders are the most social of the two groups: 79 percent of Inc. 500 CEOs have a social... [SocialTimes.com]

Figuring Out Where to Pitch Your Stories - Posted December 13, 2012
This week brings another helpful post from our friends at ... [PRNewser]

Will There Be a Pinterest for Men? - Posted December 12, 2012
The rise of Pinterest was one 2012's biggest ongoing PR/marketing stories. We recently discussed the social media upstart's role in the re-branding of ... [PRNewser]

Amazon Friends & Family Gifting Feature Taps Into Data On Facebook Friends - Posted December 12, 2012
Ecommerce giant ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Releases 2012 Year In Review, Allows Users To Follow Suit - Posted December 12, 2012
With 2012 drawing to a close, Wednesday was year in review ti... [AllFacebook]

Social Media Newsfeed: Twitter-Pinterest Integration | HootSuite Apps - Posted December 12, 2012
 Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Pinterest Picks Up Instagram's Ball And Runs With It - Posted December 11, 2012
Instagram make have been justified in its decision to stop helping users to post their pretty pics to Twitter, but it may have been a foolish move in the game of social media plat... [AllTwitter]

INFOGRAPHIC: Facebook Favorite Fab.com Tops 8thBridge Social Commerce IQ 25 List - Posted December 11, 2012
Social commerce firm 8thBridge announced the result... [AllFacebook]

As Instagram Pulls Support for Displaying Photos on Twitter, Pinterest Adds It - Posted December 11, 2012
Pinterest recently deepened its Twitter integration, allowing photos shared on Pinterest to be viewed within the Twitter stream, Pinterest confirmed. The move came just a few days ... [SocialTimes.com]

Infographic: The Future of Social Commerce - Posted December 11, 2012
The future of social commerce is not in traffic referrals from Facebook, Twitter, or even Pinterest, but in socially enabled e-commerce sites like Fab, say researchers at 8th Bridge. In the 2012 Social Commerce IQ Retail report, released today, research showed that the most successful internet retailers combine branding on social... [SocialTimes.com]

Facebook Adds 'Apps For Gift Ideas' Section To App Center - Posted December 7, 2012
... [AllFacebook]

Check Your Follower Count - Pinterest Is Sweeping Out Fake Accounts - Posted December 7, 2012
Pinterest is ridding its social network of fake, spammy, or suspicious accounts. In recent months, the company has created a dedicated team to detect and clear the site of spam. Now users will be able to see the results of Pinterest's efforts, which may affect follower counts for some users. Wrote Pinterest... [SocialTimes.com]

Tagging the Visual Web: Visual Media Doesn't Have To Be Dumb Anymore - Posted December 5, 2012
Instagram. Tumblr. Pinterest. The web in 2012 is a tremendously visual place, and yet, "visual media still as dumb today as it was 20 years ago," says Todd Carter, founder and CEO of Tagasauris. It doesn't have to be that way, and Tagasauris has put its money on changing the state of... [semanticweb.com]

Social Network Usage Continues to Grow, But Facebook Draws Fewer Visitors - Posted December 3, 2012
[caption id="attachment_112265" align="alignleft" width="300"] venimo / Shutterstock.com[/caption]Time spent on social networks nearly doubled on tablets over the past year and time spent overall also grew, but Facebook drew 4 percent fewer unique visitors, according to a ... [SocialTimes.com]

INFOGRAPHIC: The Social Wedding - Posted November 29, 2012
You may have noticed that whenever a Facebook friend gets married, it sets off a flurry of activity throughout the social network. Friends post photos from the wedding, and there's the creation of a life event and the notification on the top-right corner of the screen. Mashable and TheKnot.com recently studied... [AllFacebook]

Survey Explores How Social Networking Drives Real-World Activity - Posted November 28, 2012
[caption id="attachment_111763" align="alignleft" width="300"] volksgrafik / Shutterstock.com[/caption]Half of all users have engaged in real-world social interactions as a result of their activities on social networks, ... [SocialTimes.com]

INFOGRAPHIC: How Much Time Do You Spend On Facebook? - Posted November 28, 2012
For many people, Facebook is the first site they log into every morning and the last thing they check before going to bed. All of that time can really add up. Law firm Morrison Foerster, through its Socially Aware blog, found out that people spend ... [AllFacebook]

Black Friday And Cyber Monday: Retailers' Referral Traffic From Facebook, Mall Check-Ins, Fab.com - Posted November 27, 2012
The huge shopping days of Black Friday... [AllFacebook]

Social Media Newsfeed: Facebook Privacy | Tumblr Grows - Posted November 27, 2012
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Martha Stewart, Hipster Queen? - Posted November 26, 2012
If we were drawing up a profile of the world's most passionate Martha Stewart fan, we probably wouldn't include details like tattoos, punk roc... [PRNewser]

Facebook Preferred Marketing Developer Unified Debuts Fall 2012 Social Operating Platform - Posted November 26, 2012
Facebook Preferred Marketing Developer ... [AllFacebook]

Niche Social Networks Reinvent Cyber Monday 2.0 - Posted November 26, 2012
Facebook and Twitter might be the ruling social networks for sharing Cyber Monday deals, but niche sites like Pinterest, Reddit, and Foursquare are climbing into the social deal space in ways that are comfortingly familiar. Pinterest According the the Adobe Digital Index, Pinterest will show the most growth in referrals year-over-year. How does... [SocialTimes.com]

10 Ways To Stalk A Facebook Profile For Holiday Gift Ideas - Posted November 22, 2012
It's hard to believe that Thanksgiving is already here. Perhaps even more difficult to swallow is th... [AllFacebook]

Five Key Considerations For Facebook Page Promotions - Posted November 21, 2012
The holiday season has already begun. Brands and... [AllFacebook]

Adobe Predicts Social Traffic to Retailers Will Double this Season - Posted November 21, 2012
Get your pins and tweets ready, marketers, because holiday shopping season is about to begin. To ease stress for retailers, Adobe has created a predictive tool that forecasts sales growth figures and online shopping spikes for the upcoming season, also factoring in referral traffic from social media sites. The Adobe Digital Index... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: Black Friday Tech | Pinterest Calendar - Posted November 21, 2012
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Pinterest Rolls Out Advent Calendar of Holiday-Themed Boards - Posted November 20, 2012
The holiday shopping season is officially underway on the social Web, with Groupon and ... [SocialTimes.com]

How To Use Facebook Marketing To Break Through Holiday Clutter - Posted November 20, 2012
Many companies on Facebook will run some kind of holiday campaign or connect with fans through this theme. How can brands stand out? That's what... [AllFacebook]

How Educators Can Use Pinterest [Infographic] - Posted November 20, 2012
Teachers can engage students from Kindergarten through college using Pinterest for inspiration, say the makers of this infographic. WorldWideLearn and Quinstreet have put together some case studies that show how the virtual pinboard works for everything from showcasing a student's work to creating a sense of community through pictures. Advanced users will want... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: Mumbai Arrests Over Facebook Post | Amazon Posts - Posted November 20, 2012
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SkinnyScoop Has Pinterest's Retail Appeal to Women on, Well, Estrogen - Posted November 19, 2012
Tech geeks may scoff at Pinterest for its heavily female user base, but e-commerce sites do not. That's because women handle most discretionary spending in the U.S., deciding what to buy and buying it... [AllFacebook]

SkinnyScoop Has Pinterest's Retail Appeal to Women on, Well, Estrogen - Posted November 19, 2012
Tech geeks may scoff at Pinterest for its heavily female user base, but e-commerce sites do not. That's because women handle most discretionary spending in the U.S., deciding what to buy and buying it... [SocialTimes.com]

OpenTable Co-founder Launches CRM App for Small Businesses - Posted November 15, 2012
OpenTable co-founder Glenn Allen has teamed up with former Zynga mobile designer Alan Wells to launch Glyder, a CRM tool for iPhone that allows small business owners to communicate with customers on multiple platforms. Glyder is backed by 500 Star... [SocialTimes.com]

Former Apple Employee Raises $1 Million, Makes News Clips Sharable on Pinterest - Posted November 14, 2012
MAZ Digital Inc., a digital publishing platform for tablet and mobile devices, today announced a $1 million funding round led by Expansion Venture Capital. The company plans to expand its team, build new products and increase sales and marketing efforts. "We... [SocialTimes.com]

Pinterest Gets Business Friendly With Commercial Accounts, Widgets - Posted November 14, 2012
Pinterest announced today that it will differentiate business pages from individual profiles and verify business accounts, making them display more prominently in search results. Commercial accounts were formerly forbidden on the upstart social network, although the rule was widely disregarded. "We want to help more business... [SocialTimes.com]

Snoox: It's Like Pinterest But For Social Recommendations - Posted November 14, 2012
Today marks the launch of Snoox, a new social recommendation service that lets you share recommendations -- on everything -- with your friends. It's kind of like Pinterest, in that you create themed collections of stuff you find on the web, but instead of stuff you just like/want/heart/w... [SocialTimes.com]

What Drives Sharing on Mobile Devices? - Posted November 9, 2012
Users of smaller screens are more likely to be engaged in content consumption than content creation, but are more likely to share content to social networks, according to a study of mobile device usage released this week by Onswipe, a company that he... [SocialTimes.com]

Did Facebook Engagement Translate To Wins In Key Congressional Races? - Posted November 9, 2012
The 2... [AllFacebook]

Pinterest Enables Private Boards - Posted November 8, 2012
Pinterest is allowing users for the first time to create boards that aren't publicly visible to visitors of the website. The so-called "secret boards" are enabled on the website and in updates available today for iOS and Android. Each user is limited to three such pin boards. "When you add a pin t... [SocialTimes.com]

The Perfect Storm, According to Pinterest - Posted November 7, 2012
On the heels of Superstorm Sandy, a nor'easter is now expected to bring high winds, and possibly more flooding, to parts of New York and New Jersey. But is it the perfect storm? It would be, if it were on Pinterest. Crashing down from Pinterest like an ancient tree on... [SocialTimes.com]

Digital Marketers: Time To Get More Savvy With Social Media - Posted November 7, 2012
The Digital Channel Intelligence (DCI) Solution unveiled last week by enterprise social intelligence vendor NetBase aims to make conversations on social channels more useful to the brands and agencies that hope to gain insight from that commentary. In a world where digital marketing is swiftly becoming e... [semanticweb.com]

What Are The Most Trusted Facebook Apps? - Posted November 6, 2012
Not all Facebook applications are created equal. While some only require basic information to function, many more want to know your location, access your photos, and post on your behalf. Which apps can you trust? MyPermissions, which helps users rid their social media lives of dangerous apps, shared with AllFacebook the... [AllFacebook]

INFOGRAPHIC: Facebook And Candy - Posted November 6, 2012
Candy brands have a sweet tooth for Facebook, as it is by far their social network of choice, with most of them having ... [AllFacebook]

Pinterest CEO Silbermann Defends Site's User Base, Promises Improvements to Mobile Apps - Posted November 5, 2012
Pinterest's user base skews female and Midwestern, which would make co-founder and CEO Ben Silbermann the class loser to the Silicon Valley set if he weren't so darned successful. If you hear one thing about Pinterest, you hear that there are more women on it than on sites like Reddit, Alexis... [SocialTimes.com]

Warby Parker's Eccentric E-Commerce Model Leads to Plans for Flagship Store - Posted November 5, 2012
Warby Parker, an online eyewear vendor, may point to the direction of e-commerce after Amazon: Amazon has grown by selling everything, and its design has changed little since the site launched in the heady days of Web 1.0. Warby Parker is a design-first company that sells glasses. Launched in 2010, the... [SocialTimes.com]

Gadgets, Cars & Hot Chicks Thrive On Pinterest Clone For Dudes [Interview] - Posted November 1, 2012
Over the past year Pinterest has exploded. Men and women use the site to pin and repin their favorite content from across the web. However, the site is known for being a pretty woman-centric social network, with an 80 percent female user base and crafts, design and fashion among... [SocialTimes.com]

Pinterest's Halloween Message: We're Not Frighteningly Perfect - Posted October 31, 2012
In a Happy Halloween message on the company's blog post and on the company board, Pinterest staff posted photos of costume and jack-o'-lantern ideas that t... [AllFacebook]

SocialSafe Allows Users, Pages To Store Their Facebook Lives - Posted October 26, 2012
There's a treasure trove of information on Facebook -- years of messages, wall posts, and photos. SocialSafe, which rec... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Temporarily Unpins Collections Test - Posted October 26, 2012
Facebook will leave the pinning to Pinterest for a short while,... [AllFacebook]

With Pinbooster, Brands Can Now Legitimately Pay for a Repin on Pinterest - Posted October 26, 2012
One day after ComScore named Pinterest one of the top 50 websites in the U.S., Pinbooster has opened to the public its pay-to-pin platform for influential consumers and brands. Basically, bran... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: Microsoft Event | Facebook Ads | LinkedIn Video Ads - Posted October 26, 2012
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Pinterest Will Support Verification of URLs Linked to Profiles - Posted October 25, 2012
Pinterest will allow websites to verify that they own the accounts linked to their profiles on the photo-based social network, the company said today. Users will see a checkmark next to verified domain nam... [SocialTimes.com]

Is Facebook An Ecommerce Facilitator Or Competitor? - Posted October 24, 2012
While many companies may have felt that Facebook became a competitor with its launch of ecommerce ventures such as Collections and ... [AllFacebook]

Pinterest Debuts on ComScore's Top 50 Websites - Posted October 24, 2012
ComScore released the list of the 50 most-trafficked U.S.-owned Web properties today, and Pinterest just made the cut. It's the first time the upstart social network has made the list, but ... [SocialTimes.com]

Were Your Social Metrics Affected by Amazon's Service Outage? - Posted October 23, 2012
Amazon experienced outages in one of its cloud computing centers on Monday. As a result, numerous networks including Pinterest, Reddit, Instagram, Imgr, Airbnb, and Foursquare temporarily went down, leading to frustration for users and "wonky metrics" for ma... [SocialTimes.com]

Pinerly: The Tool For Tracking Pinterest Analytics - Posted October 19, 2012
We've written a lot about the implications of Pinterest for journalism: ... [TVSpy]

Pinerly: The Tool For Tracking Pinterest Analytics - Posted October 19, 2012
We've written a lot about the implications of Pinterest for journalism: ... [10,000 Words]

CloudCraze Connects Consumers To Facebook Brands Via Cloud Technology - Posted October 17, 2012
Brands on Facebook are always looking for new, efficient ways to connect with customers. CloudCraze, which recently released its 3.0 ecommerce platform, ... [AllFacebook]

Pinterest Users Can Now Block and Report Other Users - Posted October 17, 2012
Pinterest today announced new tools for blocking and reporting other users on the social curation site. Wrote Pinterest software engineer Danny Chu in a blog post: Pinterest is all about you and what insp... [SocialTimes.com]

Fashion, Shopping App SizeMob Allows Users To Share Sizing, Tastes, With Help From Facebook - Posted October 17, 2012
Shoppers often turn to gift cards in lieu of actual presents because, at least when it comes to clothing, remembering the siz... [AllFacebook]

STUDY: Pinterest Tops Facebook In Shopping Engagement - Posted October 16, 2012
As Facebook enters the ecommerce game, a new study shows that it still has work to do to catch up with ... [AllFacebook]

Could Niche Social Networks Eat Away At Facebook's Dominance? - Posted October 15, 2012
Many people may have scoffed when MySpace announced a rebirth, but could the music-based site chip away at Facebook's stranglehold on social media? That's what USA Today... [AllFacebook]

STUDY: Teens Like Facebook More Than Twitter - Posted October 15, 2012
Teenagers are using all kinds of social networks nowadays -- Tumblr, Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter -- but they're not really flocking to ... [AllFacebook]

Mark Zuckerberg No. 2 On 'Fortune' 40 Under 40 - Posted October 11, 2012
Facebook finished second to ... [AllFacebook]

Pinterest Surpassed Tumblr in Unique Visitors - Posted October 10, 2012
Pinterest edged past Tumblr in unique visitors for the first time in August, according to Compete analytics. Although Pinterest has grown faster than any other social network in recent months, as a relative newcomer, it has continued to have fewer visitors. Like Pinterest, Tumblr tailors its user expe... [SocialTimes.com]

Facebook Dives Deeper Into e-Commerce With Pinterest-like 'Collections' - Posted October 10, 2012
Pinterest has evidently got the attention of developers at eBay and Facebook: Both launched photo-driven e-commerce designs this week. (Zappos did too.) Facebook began testing on Monday a feature that looks similar to a Pinterest board. Availabl... [SocialTimes.com]

eBay Looks Like Pinterest Now...Sort Of - Posted October 10, 2012
Auction site eBay showed off a new layout today at the "Future of Shopping" event in New York City. From the look of it, it's an e-commerce version of Pinterest, with big pictures and customizable feeds. The images are spread across the homepage, below the fold. Users can customize the results by... [SocialTimes.com]

Facebook Marketing Platform 8thBridge Graphite Gets New Features - Posted October 10, 2012
Social commerce firm 8thBridge released new features for its ... [AllFacebook]

Zappos Makes It Easier to Shop Using Pinterest - Posted October 9, 2012
Zappos, a leader in e-commerce, is upping its game for the social era by embracing Pinterest. The photo-sharing network has become increasingly popular among onlin... [SocialTimes.com]

Why Is L'Oreal 'Bored' with Pinterest? - Posted October 9, 2012
L'Oreal is a beauty company--a very visual brand with a heavy female demographic. This would make them a prime candidate for brand expansion via Pinterest, right? Maybe not. Rachel Weiss, L'Oreal's vp of digital strategy and marketing, recently told Business Insider t... [PRNewser]

Facebook Marketers, Start Your Engines: ShopIgniter's Igniter 4.0 Aimed At Conversions - Posted October 4, 2012
Social media marketing outfit ShopIgniter hopes to ignite more return... [AllFacebook]

Report: Shoppers Prefer Dealing Directly With Retailers Vs. Purchasing Via Facebook - Posted October 3, 2012
How effective is Facebook as a marketing tool for retailers... [AllFacebook]

Pinfluencer's Pinner360 Feature Shows The Most Important Metrics on Pinterest - Posted September 26, 2012
No social network puts a person's desires, goals, and personal taste on display quite like Pinterest. The virtual pinboard shares virtually no demographic information with the outside world, but in many ways, its contents are just as revealing as Facebook's. Pinf... [AllFacebook]

Pinfluencer's Pinner360 Feature Shows The Most Important Metrics on Pinterest - Posted September 26, 2012
No social network puts a person's desires, goals, and personal taste on display quite like Pinterest. The virtual pinboard shares virtually no demographic information with the outside world, but in many ways, its contents are just as revealing as Facebook's. Pinf... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: Google Arrest Order | Facebook SDK | Twitter Contacts - Posted September 26, 2012
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Create And Track Pinterest Campaigns Using Pinerly - Posted September 25, 2012
Love Pinterest but skeptical of the traffic it may or may not be sending to you site? Eager to obtain a suite of tools to help you post and measure your visual content onto Pinterest? Well, the SUPER friendly folks at Pinerly have just the thing for you - the exact... [AllFacebook]

Create And Track Pinterest Campaigns Using Pinerly - Posted September 25, 2012
Love Pinterest but skeptical of the traffic it may or may not be sending to you site? Eager to obtain a suite of tools to help you post and measure your visual content onto Pinterest? Well, the SUPER friendly folks at Pinerly have just the thing for you - the exact... [SocialTimes.com]

Can MySpace Rise Again? - Posted September 25, 2012
Today brings the return of a familiar face to our computer screens. No, we're not talking about Justin Timberlake, though he is a wise choice to play the role of public representative for the brand new MySpace. This new video dropped on Twitter yesterday, and we have to say that we are... [PRNewser]

The Top 11 Colleges on 6 Social Media Sites [Infographics] - Posted September 24, 2012
Did you know that Harvard has 281 times as many Facebook likes as it does students? Schools are getting social and the latest statistics prove that administrators are branching out beyond Facebook and Twitter to do it. TopCollegesOnline.org tallied up the number of followers, likes, views, and scores for each school on... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Savvy Z Gallerie Hosts Pinterest Party - Posted September 21, 2012
Have you ever considered having a Pinterest party where attendees pin stuff from your store (or gallery) while sipping champagne and snacking on treats? The thought may have crossed your mind, we imagine. And if it hasn't, it will after this post! Beyond just having a Pin... [AllFacebook]

Social Media Newsfeed: YouTube Video | Occupy Tweets | 'Fancy' Gifting - Posted September 17, 2012
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Top 7 Giant Sodas on Pinterest - Posted September 14, 2012
Mayor Bloomberg's plot to remove giant soda cups from movie theaters, food trucks, and restaurants in New York City has come to a head. The New York City Board of Health approved the ban on Sept. 13, limiting our sugary drink consumption to 16 ounces per serving. They can try to... [SocialTimes.com]

Pew Research Releases First-Ever Stats on Social Curation and Creation on Instagram, Pinterest, and Tumblr - Posted September 14, 2012
Facebook and Twitter might be the most popular social networks, but there are other places to create and curate content, Pew Research has learned. Users are increasingly turning to Pinterest, Instagram, and Tumblr for photos and videos. In a study entitled, "... [SocialTimes.com]

Pingraphy Lets You Schedule Pins And More - Posted September 14, 2012
Do you cruise Pinterest late at night or during your lunch hour and don't want to bombard followers with a flurry of pins - though you DO want to share them? You need Pingraphy. It let's you schedule pins to post whenever you want - and there's more. And it's free. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Pew Study Looks At Photo, Video Sharing Habits - Posted September 14, 2012
There's a lot of pressure on journalists and news organizations to be everywhere, not just when it comes to feet on the ground reporting but also when it comes to tweets, pins, posts, etc. on all form of social media. We've even encouraged the trend with tips to maximize your presence on... [TVSpy]

If It Looks Too Good To Be True On Pinterest, Don't Click It - Or Risk Spamming Your Friends - Posted September 13, 2012
There have been images on Pinterest the past few days that a bunch of folks apparently clicked on - even though they fall in to the "too good to be true" category. And guess what? When they clicked the spammy images, if their Pinterest accounts were linked to their Twitter and Facebook... [SocialTimes.com]

If It Looks Too Good To Be True On Pinterest, Don't Click It - Or Risk Spamming Your Friends - Posted September 13, 2012
There have been images on Pinterest the past few days that a bunch of folks apparently clicked on - even though they fall in to the "too good to be true" category. And guess what? When they clicked the spammy images, if their Pinterest accounts were linked to their Twitter and Facebook... [AllFacebook]

PinAlerts Notifies You When Something From Your Website Is Pinned - Posted September 13, 2012
Love Pinterest but not really sure if it's right for you? Set up a PinAlert for your website and see if your followers feel the same way - you might be surprised! It's a free service and it works much like Google Alerts (which you shoul... [SocialTimes.com]

The Best (And Worst) Times To Post To Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, And Google+ [INFOGRAPHIC] - Posted September 12, 2012
A lot has been said about social timing. Getting your content in front of the right people involves getting it out at the right time on fast-paced social networks. This infographic from ... [AllTwitter]

The Social Web Remembers 9/11 Eleven Years Later - Posted September 11, 2012
It seems astonishing that 9/11 happened over a decade ago and today, eleven years after the day that left an indelible mark on America and the rest of the world, the social web is remembering. From YouTube to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr and beyond, people are remembering September 11,... [SocialTimes.com]

Facebook Users To Control 'Elle' Photo Shoot - Posted September 11, 2012
Facebook users will control a photo shoot that will appear in the December issue of ... [AllFacebook]

INFOGRAPHIC: Facebook Dominates Referral Traffic To Retail Sites; Pinterest Users Spend More - Posted September 11, 2012
Facebook is dominant as a source of traffic for online ... [AllFacebook]

Look Out, Facebook Like Button: Pinterest's Pin This Sees 637 Percent Growth Since February - Posted September 7, 2012
The ever-present Facebook like button has seen growth of 34 percent since February in terms of b... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Tab Creator TabSite Updates Offerings - Posted September 5, 2012
Facebook custom tab creator ... [AllFacebook]

Are Zappos and Pinterest a Perfect Pair? - Posted August 30, 2012
Shoe-seller/philosophy think tank/International House of Pancakes Zappos pioneered the concept of targeted ads, and they were one of the first companies whose ads would literally follow the ... [PRNewser]

Marketers Aren't Really into Pinterest (Yet) - Posted August 22, 2012
We've all heard about the meteoric rise of Pinterest, the hottest new social network around. We've ... [PRNewser]

INFOGRAPHIC: The Most Effective Social Network On Facebook Is ... Wait For It ... Facebook! - Posted August 22, 2012
Facebook knows how to Facebook. That was the shocking result of a study by ... [AllFacebook]

10 Pinterest Pages to Help You Get Ready for Back to School - Posted August 21, 2012
The end of summer, back-to-school routine may be the same as ever before, but thanks to the Pinterest explosion, we have a completely new source of help. Whether you're looking for new ways to get organized, inspiration for a new academic year, or just a few tips on products to help... [SocialTimes.com]

Which Companies Do Social Humor Best? - Posted August 16, 2012
News flash: Corporate communications don't have to be dryer than wallpaper and burnt toast, and you don't need viral videos, scripted scenes or comedic spokespeople to have a little fun with your messaging. We're all told to "humanize the brand", and we know that people love a good laugh more than... [PRNewser]

Pinterest Pushes Ahead with New Mobile Apps - Posted August 15, 2012
Digital scrapbooking site Pinterest, which made headlines last week by dropping its invitation-only status, stepped up its mobile game today with ... [PRNewser]

Pinterest Gets Real with New iPad, iPhone, and Android Apps - Posted August 15, 2012
Pinterest wants you to move away from your desk and start making your pins a reality, at least that's the idea behind the newly redesigned apps that the company released on August 15. "It may sound funny, but our goal has never been to ke... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: Medium Launch | Klout Revamp | Facebook Data Center - Posted August 15, 2012
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Pinterest Opens Its Doors to the Public. Now What? - Posted August 10, 2012
Social media star of the moment Pinterest led the news yesterday by announcing that it has officially made the tra... [AgencySpy]

Pinterest Opens Registration to Everyone - Posted August 9, 2012
Once an "invite only" site, Pinterest has now opened its registration to everyone, even to people who don't have Facebook or Twitter accounts. Since making the announcement on August 8, the online pinboard has seen a bump in its overall traffic ranking. It's not that the company was trying to be exclus... [SocialTimes.com]

Print Mags Are Back on Top...of Pinterest - Posted August 9, 2012
You may have heard the news that the public's long, sordid love affair with print magazines -- those prime drivers of the recycling/waste management industry -- ... [PRNewser]

No More Invites to Join Pinterest - Posted August 9, 2012
Pinterest has dropped its invite-only policy, announcing open registration for prospective pinners. Now, besides being able to sign up with a Facebook or Twitter account, users can also sign up with just an email address. Based o... [10,000 Words]

Social Media Newsfeed: Fastest Texter | Zynga COO Quits | Pinterest Drops Invites - Posted August 9, 2012
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Social Media Newsfeed: Are Likes Free Speech? | LinkedIn Developer Tools | Twitter Subpoena - Posted August 8, 2012
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How to Find Out Who Is Pinning Your Photos on Pinterest - Posted August 2, 2012
You know an image is a hit when people start putting it on Pinterest for inspiration. But how do you know when your content ends up on the social curation site? Like Twitter, Pinterest is an open community where all the pins are public and people who don't know each o... [SocialTimes.com]

What Are Pinterest Users Into Now? Check Out Pinterest's New Categories - Posted July 27, 2012
If you've been poking around Pinterest in the last couple of days, you might have noticed some new categories on the menu. Yes, weddings are on there now, but so are tattoos! Here's what the pull-down menu looks like now. (We've marked some of the new additions in red.) ... [SocialTimes.com]

Facebook Marketing Developer Unified Debuts Social Operating Platform Summer 2012 Edition - Posted July 25, 2012
Facebook Preferred Marketing Developer ... [AllFacebook]

Nutrisystem Required to Add Disclaimers to Weight Loss Testimonials on Pinterest - Posted July 24, 2012
Nutrisystem's "Real Customers. Real Success" pinboard faced a different kind of reality when the Council of Better Business Bureau's National Advertising Division asked the weight loss program to put the same disclosers on its Pinterest ads as it does on its television and print ads. ... [SocialTimes.com]

How Pinterest Is Revolutionizing The Home Decor Industry [Infographic] - Posted July 20, 2012
Pinterest has really exploded in recent months and HSN Home Decor has done a little bit of research to find out how it, and other social media sites, are revolutionizing the home d cor industry. The infographic, 'How Social Media Is Revolutionizing Ho... [SocialTimes.com]

Facebook testing new Pinterest-inspired design for app stories in News Feed - Posted July 20, 2012
Facebook appears to be testing a layout for Open Graph app stories that is similar in design to Pinterest, with boxes for individual items that allow Likes, comments and other app-specific actions. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: YouTube Partners | Facebook-Walmart Meeting | Tweet Archives - Posted July 20, 2012
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New Facebook Feature Looks A Lot Like Pinterest - Posted July 19, 2012
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, especially in the world of social media. As Pinterest gains more of a foothold in the social scene, it may h... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Plummets In 2012 American Customer Satisfaction Index - Posted July 17, 2012
Facebook took a beating in the latest American Customer Satisfaction I... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Tests Mobile Open Graph Action Links? - Posted July 16, 2012
Facebook's open graph action links, which it introduced in May as a way for users to interact directly with timeline applications, are being tested on some mobile apps. Sister blog ... [AllFacebook]

No Fortune 500 CEOs Are On Pinterest, Study Finds [Video] - Posted July 13, 2012
It's expected that social media CEOs like Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter's Jack Dorsey would use their own networks, but what about other corporate leaders? It turns out that 70 percent of Fortune 500 CEOs have no presence on social media sites, and none of the 30 percent who do are... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: Digg $500K Buy | Facebook Love | Tweet Screening - Posted July 13, 2012
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Pinterest Users More Likely to Vote for Mitt Romney [Infographic] - Posted July 12, 2012
If you find yourself on Pinterest more often than Etsy, you might be a Romney supporter, according to this infographic. See where you fall on the political spectrum based on the social media sites you use -- the results may surprise you. In what is easily the most shocking analysis of social... [SocialTimes.com]

Pinterest Investor Says the Startup Is Unlikely To Become a 'Virtual Shopping Mall' - Posted July 11, 2012
Pinterest may look like a virtual showroom filled with furniture, clothing, and gourmet food, but the social curation site still doesn't have a business model. Rakuten CEO Hiroshi Mikitani, who recently led Pinterest's $100 million funding round, explained that there's more to the site than just e-commerce. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: Facebook-CNN Partnership | Twitter App | Free Google Class - Posted July 10, 2012
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Pinterest to Be Integrated into 3 Japanese Commerce Services - Posted July 5, 2012
Pinterest, the biggest pin up bulletin board on the web, is getting integrated with Rakuten, a leading Japanese commerce service. The Rakuten commerce network will now include "Pin It" buttons to encourage users to share images of their products and services on Pinterest. I've always seen direct linking to product as... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: iPad Rumors | GM and Facebook | The Censorship Effect - Posted July 5, 2012
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Social Media Newsfeed: LinkedIn Nixes Tweets | Cloud Outage | NY Flash Mob - Posted July 2, 2012
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Pinterest vs. Facebook...On Twitter [Infographic] - Posted June 29, 2012
Twitter users are more engaged with Pinterest than Facebook, according to data visualization community Visual.ly. In this infographic, see how @pinterest and @facebook compare in terms of demographics, number of followers, and interactions on Twitter. Although Pinterest and Facebook have thriving communities of their own, each company maintains a strong presence on... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: RIM's Sinking Ship | Chrome on iOS | Tumblr Pinned Posts - Posted June 29, 2012
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Pinterest Analytics Startup PinPuff Acquired by Science - Posted June 26, 2012
Poking around Pinterest well ahead of competing sites like Klout and Kred has paid off for the entrepreneur in India who came up with an influence measuring system just for Pinterest. Launched in private beta in February, PinPu... [AllFacebook]

Pinterest to Launch Android App at Google IO? - Posted June 25, 2012
Pinterest has become one of the largest social networks in the world. Its simple premise and user experience have kept users flocking to the site to get their fix of fashion, art, wallpaper, inspirational quotes and more. Up to this point, Pinterest has been more or less a web-based phenomenon, with... [SocialTimes.com]

Another RIM Sale Rumor | Larry Page Loses Voice | Facebook's 'Find Friends Nearby' - Posted June 25, 2012
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3 Pins that Work on Pinterest - Posted June 22, 2012
Pinterest is one of few social networks where marketers actually contribute some of the site's best and most-shared content. A few months after Pinterest was declared the third most popular social network in America, brands like Food Network, Martha Stewart, and even McDonald's seem to be settling in and having a... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media and the Arts [Podcast] - Posted June 22, 2012
On today's Morning Media Menu (MP3 link), GalleyCat editor Jason Boog and I talked about some new ways that social media affects the world of art on sites like Kickstarter and Pinterest. ... [SocialTimes.com]

YouTube Joins Pinterest: Check Out Their Boards - Posted June 22, 2012
YouTube is already on Twitter, Facebook and Google+ but today they're announcing that they are taking their social media infl... [SocialTimes.com]

Twitter Blames Outage on Bug | Facebook Lawsuit Triggers Sponsored Stories Changes | Flipboard Expanding to Android - Posted June 22, 2012
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Teens Choosing Tumblr, Foursquare Over Facebook - Posted June 21, 2012
In terms of social media preferences, teenagers have been hard to quantify. A study released recently by youth market resea... [AllFacebook]

Look Out, YouTube: 'Beat Girl' Web Series Launches on Pinterest - Posted June 21, 2012
Multimedia storytellers have found a niche in creating punchy, multi-part stories for video-sharing sites like YouTube and Vimeo. But the visual bookmarking site Pinterest is also open to videos and audio tracks, and artists are taking notice. On Thursday a Web series called "Beat Girl" hit the pinboard running with... [SocialTimes.com]

Look Out, YouTube: 'Beat Girl' Web Series Launches on Pinterest - Posted June 21, 2012
Multimedia storytellers have found a niche in creating punchy, multi-part stories for video-sharing sites like YouTube and Vimeo. But the visual bookmarking site Pinterest is also open to videos and audio tracks, and artists are taking notice. On Thursday a Web series called "Beat Girl" hit the pinboard running with... [AllFacebook]

Pinterest Makes It Easier to Pin From Etsy, Kickstarter, 500px, SlideShare, and SoundCloud - Posted June 21, 2012
Pinterest has been working on partnering with other creative communities to make sharing on the pinboard more inclusive and less of a copyright hazard. On Wednesday, the visual pinboard turned up the volume and set up shop for Etsy, Kickstarter, 500px, Slideshare, and SoundCloud. Now, when users pin something from any of... [SocialTimes.com]

Court: Failing Student Over Facebook Post OK | LinkedIn Sued for $5M | Tumblr Releases New iOS App - Posted June 21, 2012
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SoundCloud Comes to Pinterest - Posted June 20, 2012
SoundCloud, a site that lets you easily record and share audio clips, is taking its game to the next level. On Wednesday, the site announced on its blog and Tumblr that users can now "pin", or embed, sound clips in ... [10,000 Words]

SoundCloud Comes to Pinterest - Posted June 20, 2012
SoundCloud, a site that lets you easily record and share audio clips, is taking its game to the next level. On Wednesday, the site announced on its blog and Tumblr that users can now "pin", or embed, sound clips in ... [TVSpy]

Hometalk Takes Home Improvement Online - Posted June 20, 2012
Wondering if you should get your roof replaced? On Hometalk, you can take a picture of your damaged shingles and get feedback from other people, including professional contractors who can give you a quote. Launched in 2011, the online home improvement community recently did a little housework of its own, with... [SocialTimes.com]

Panelists Say Social Apps Can Lead to Rape | Microsoft Unveils Tablets | Group to Facebook: Don't Target Ads to Kids - Posted June 19, 2012
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Pinterest Tips for Writers and News Orgs - Posted June 18, 2012
While Pinterest has clearly struck a chord with the masses, what exactly are you supposed to do once you get there? Is just a bunch of photos enough, or are there some real strategies for Pinterest success? In its latest AvantGuild feature, Mediabistro spoke with some early adopters to find out the... [10,000 Words]

How Much Money Is Pinterest Potentially Earning from Affiliate Links? - Posted June 18, 2012
Earlier in 2012, Pinterest took a lot of heat for secretly partnering with a London-based company called Skimlinks to get a cut of the sales referred through the website. But how much money was the company actually making? At the Founders conference in New York, Skimlinks founder Alicia Navarro revealed how... [SocialTimes.com]

Big Changes for Pinterest, Google+ Hangouts, and eBooks [Podcast] - Posted June 15, 2012
On today's Morning Media Menu (MP3 link), GalleyCat editor Jason Boog and I talked about some major improvements in a few of our favorite things: Pinterest, Google+ Hangouts, and eBooks. We speculated on rumors that... [SocialTimes.com]

YouTube Weighs Paid Subscriptions | Sources: Microsoft Considers $1.2B Yammer Buy | Facebook to Respond to Lawsuits - Posted June 15, 2012
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Rumor: Pinterest May Be Launching 3 New Products This Summer - Posted June 14, 2012
Pinterest may have some new products in the works. According to Business Insider's sources, the social bookmarking site will be launching an API and two new apps for iPad and Android in the next couple of months. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Songbird Launches Social Music Discovery App as Apple's Ping Fades Out - Posted June 14, 2012
Funny that the company once dubbed an "open source iTunes killer" should announce a new social discovery app just as Apple pulls the plug on its own social network, Ping. Songbird first launched in 2006 as a Web browser and media player. Released on Tuesday, Songbird's app combines personalized music... [SocialTimes.com]

Rock The Vote, PromoJam Enlist Facebook Like Button In Voter-Registration Campaign - Posted June 14, 2012
Rock the Vote teamed up wi... [AllFacebook]

Michelle Obama on Pinterest | Expanded Tweets Now Include Video, Audio, Stories | Klout App Gets Swipey - Posted June 14, 2012
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BOLT: A New Social Page Sharer Debuts Today - Posted June 12, 2012
BOLT, a new platform for collecting and sharing web pages, is exiting beta today. Somewhere between Pinterest, Evernote and Delicious, it is part of a growing number of social sharing sites that help user... [10,000 Words]

Does Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Fancy Fancy? - Posted June 11, 2012
In order to stay on top of it, you've got to scope out the competition. That seems to be what Facebook Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer ... [AllFacebook]

Pinsulin Leverages Pinterest to Raise Awareness for Juvenile Diabetes [Video] - Posted June 8, 2012
A new campaign by the International Awareness Day for Junvenile Diabetes leverages Pinsulin to help spread the word about the international day, which is November 14, 2012. They've released a video and a pin, which hasn't been repinned that much yet, but seems to be gaining steam. It's interesting to see a... [SocialTimes.com]

Facebook Officially Launches App Center - Posted June 8, 2012
The leak is now a launch, as Facebook began rolling out its ... [AllFacebook]

The New York Times Joins Pinterest - Posted June 8, 2012
It has been a long time coming, but The New York Times has finally joined Pinterest. As with most of the social media site, the Times' boards aren't anything that will blow you away intellectually. One board ... [Fishbowl NY]

The New York Times Joins Pinterest - Posted June 8, 2012
It has been a long time coming, but The New York Times has finally joined Pinterest. As with most of the social media site, the Times' boards aren't anything that will blow you away intellectually. One board ... [FishbowlNY]

Facebook Opens App Center | The New Foursquare Launches | Bitly Listens to its Users - Posted June 8, 2012
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Pinterest Marketing Ideas from the Pros - Posted June 7, 2012
Pinterest now counts 11.7 million unique users, and one BEA panel helped writers learn how to use the site for book promotion. At a BEA, KMS Public Relations president Kathleen Schmidt moderated a "Pin it on Pinterest: Driving Traffic to Your Brand" panel. The ... [GalleyCat]

Tabfusion Continues To Meld Pinterest, Facebook With New Pinboard Tab App - Posted June 7, 2012
Facebook tab application provider Tabfusion took its integration ... [AllFacebook]

Who's Using Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn and Pinterest? [Infographic] - Posted June 7, 2012
What types of people use Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn and Pinterest? A new infographic looks at the demoraphics and some key statistics about what kind of users use these emerging social networks and how. Are there more young people on Pinterest or Facebook? Where do people spend the most time (you... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Marketing Boot Camp Starts Thursday - Posted June 6, 2012
If you want to build your brand or generate revenue for your business, make sure you check out ... [AllFacebook]

Pinterest 101: How to Pin from a Page with Multiple Images - Posted June 1, 2012
Using Pinterest for the first time can be daunting. If you find a picture you like on a website, how do you pin just one picture among all the others on the page? What if you want to pin two pictures? New York Times Magazine design director Arem Duplessis gave our... [AllFacebook]

IPO Sinks Facebook In Customer Loyalty Study - Posted June 1, 2012
The list of casualties of Facebook's staggering ... [AllFacebook]

16 Ways Educators Can Use Pinterest [Infographic] - Posted June 1, 2012
It's startling the way that children communicate with their teachers in today's schools. They're connecting over Twitter and Facebook groups, handing their assignments in by email and sharing links to research and information all over the place. But does Pinterest have a role to play? An infographic by... [SocialTimes.com]

Facebook Apparently Hacked | Flipboard for Android Coming | Skype-Windows 8 Integration - Posted June 1, 2012
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Top 5 Pins...About Pinterest - Posted May 31, 2012
"Pinterest: Where women go to plan imaginary weddings, decorate homes that don't exist, and decorate homes we can't afford." Pinterest addicts know they have a problem and they don't care. Type "pinterest" into the search bar on the online pinboard and about 30 of these illustrated quotes will pop up like... [SocialTimes.com]

Romney Buys #Amercia Promoted Tweets | Google+ Local Launches | Oracle CEO Loved Facebook - Posted May 31, 2012
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How To Follow The Right People On Social Media - Posted May 30, 2012
Want to get the most out of social media? Stop what you're doing right now and clean up the list of people you follow. Friends and family are fine, but if you're not following your competitors and other influencers in your field, you're missing out. For example, who is Washington Post City... [SocialTimes.com]

PBS, USA Today, Newsweek, WSJ Get Pinterest Users Pinning - Posted May 30, 2012
Pinterest drives traffic, so news organizations would be smart to try and take advantage of that. By one set of metrics, PBS, USA Today, Newsweek/The Daily Beast and The Wall Street Journal are all doing fairly well. ... [Fishbowl NY]

PBS, USA Today, Newsweek, WSJ Get Pinterest Users Pinning - Posted May 30, 2012
Pinterest drives traffic, so news organizations would be smart to try and take advantage of that. By one set of metrics, PBS, USA Today, Newsweek/The Daily Beast and The Wall Street Journal are all doing fairly well. ... [FishbowlNY]

The IPO Effect: David Kirkpatrick Talks Facebook - Posted May 24, 2012
Busted: We admit to a case of interview envy. ... [AllFacebook]

Shareholders Sue Facebook | Disqus Adds New Features | Oracle Acquires Vitrue - Posted May 24, 2012
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Announcing our Social Curation Summit - Coming to NYC on July 31 - Posted May 23, 2012
We're excited to announce the launch of our new conference, Social Curation Summit! Join us in New York City on July 31 for the first ever full-day conference exploring the business of social content curation and visual communities.... [AllTwitter]

Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook Take Home Webbys | Social Media and Elections | FaceTime for 3G? - Posted May 22, 2012
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Pinterest Raises $100 Million at a $1.5 Billion Valuation - Posted May 17, 2012
Pinterest has raised $100 million in a round of funding led by Japanese company Rakuten, with participation from Andreessen Horowitz, Bessemer Venture Partners, FirstMark Capital, and other angel investors. The goal is to use the funds to help improve Pinterest's service and continue to attract new users. The virtual pinboard is... [SocialTimes.com]

Facebook to Set Final IPO Price | Pinterest Raises $120 Million | States Weigh Social Media Gambling - Posted May 17, 2012
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Beware of Pinterest Spam! - Posted May 16, 2012
McAfee is warning that hackers have created "toolkits" that allow people to quickly and easily create pins or images that actually facilitate malware distribution and the spread of other forms of spam. Requests to repin before c... [PRNewser]

Pinsanity Makes Fun of Pinterest [Video] - Posted May 16, 2012
Imagine someone stole your cupcake or scarf, and then pinned it on their wall. Imagine they took your quotes, shoes or gardening ideas and pinned them to a literal wall. Well, you don't have to, just check out what happens when a Pinterest obsessive goes looney in this new... [SocialTimes.com]

Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest: The Users Of Social Media - Posted May 15, 2012
It's sometimes tough to keep up with the daily growing user numbers of our favorite social networks. How many people are on Facebook now? And how many users does Pinterest have? What about the number of women on Twitter? This infographic from ... [AllTwitter]

Buddy Media Soups Up Social Marketing Suite - Posted May 15, 2012
Social enterprise software creator Buddy Media ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Strategy 101: Poach Talent, Pluck Startups - Posted May 14, 2012
Facebook's hunger for juicy startup morsels is somewhat insatiable, gauging its recent ... [AllFacebook]

Should You Use Pinterest to Showcase Your Portfolio? - Posted May 14, 2012
By now we all know how important it is to have a consistent and professional presence on LinkedIn and Facebook but with the rapid growth of Pinterest, experts are saying it's important to build your portfolio there as well. And by experts we mean recruiters! A... [MediaJobsDaily]

Who Are The Top Internet Retailers On Facebook, Twitter, Google+ And Pinterest? [INFOGRAPHIC] - Posted May 14, 2012
Did you know that 96 percent of the top 250 internet retailers have a presence on Twitter, and command an average follower count of 57,097? These impressive numbers are only bettered by Facebook, which has a slight edge over Twitter in overall usage (97 percent) but dwarfs the micro-blobbing network in audience... [SocialTimes.com]

Real Simple First Print Mag to Reach 100,000 Pinterest Followers - Posted May 11, 2012
For glossies on Pinterest, there's Real Simple, and then there's all the rest. According to Ad Age, Real Simple is the first print mag... [Fishbowl NY]

Real Simple First Print Mag to Reach 100,000 Pinterest Followers - Posted May 11, 2012
For glossies on Pinterest, there's Real Simple, and then there's all the rest. According to Ad Age, Real Simple is the first print mag... [FishbowlNY]

Bing Goes Social | Facebook-Instagram Probe | Twitter Followers Stop Almost-Suicide - Posted May 11, 2012
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INFOGRAPHIC: Pinterest Tops Facebook In Social Commerce - Posted May 8, 2012
In the social commerce... [AllFacebook]

Pinterest's Facebook App Is On the Rise with 2.5 Million Daily Users - Posted May 8, 2012
After months of rapid growth, Pinterest's traffic took a turn for the worse in April, dropping 25 percent. But May is looking better for the online Pinboard. New statistics show a steady climb in the number of people who use the Facebook app every month, while the amount of daily activity... [SocialTimes.com]

Pinterest Goes International - Posted May 3, 2012
The pinning craze has come and gone... viral. With millions of users pinning new content every day, Pinterest is a hub of image sharing activity and seems to know no bounds. We did see a silght ... [SocialTimes.com]

Twitter's New Discover Tab | NYC Teacher Social Media Policy | Flickr-Pinterest Integration - Posted May 2, 2012
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Facebook CEO Zuckerberg Sics Beast On Viddy - Posted April 30, 2012
Following Facebook's sudden $1 billion acquisition of photo-sharing service Instagram... [AllFacebook]

There's Still an Interest in Pinterest [Infographic] - Posted April 30, 2012
Pinterest accounted for 17% of all social media-driven revenue in the first quarter of 2012. Now that marketers have joined Pinterest, the users have started to set their own rules about how to interact with them. The site is, after all, a place to get shopping ideas. Although people are... [SocialTimes.com]

Watch: A Marketer's Guide To Pinterest [Motion Graphic] - Posted April 30, 2012
Earlier this year we published an infographic marketer's guide to Pinterest, created by MDG Advertising. Now MDG has given the stats in the infographic the motion graphic treatment. Earlier this month t... [SocialTimes.com]

LinkedIn's iPad App | Facebook Hacker Tells All | Twitter Meets Movie Trailer - Posted April 27, 2012
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LinkedIn's iPad App | Facebook Hacker Tells All | Twitter Meets Movie Trailer - Posted April 27, 2012
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Pinterest CEO Presents Illuminating Slideshow About His Journey to Success - Posted April 26, 2012
That new social collecting billboard thing Pinterest has just been killing it all over the web. While numbers may be seeing a top, the functionality of the site is seamless and I believe there will always be a group of people that use Pinterest to satisfy their hoarding desires. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Funny Twitter Account Of The Day: Pictureless Pinterest - Posted April 25, 2012
Pinterest is the talk of the social media world these days, with its attractive visuals and easy photo-sharing capabilities. But what if you took that all away? Would Pinterest still be Pinterest? Not so much, really. But it does make for some pretty funny text-based descriptions of a "Dining... [AllTwitter]

Facebook Social App Discovery Added To Android - Posted April 24, 2012
What's good for the Apple is good for the Android, as Facebook announced that it extended its single-sign-on and deep-linking options to Android devices, following its move in February to do... [AllFacebook]

Facebook and Microsoft's AOL Patents | YouTube and Twitter's New Ads - Posted April 24, 2012
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Pinterest's Facebook App Is Losing Users - What Happened? - Posted April 23, 2012
Named the third most popular network in America in March 2012, the social bookmarking site Pinterest was one of Facebook's early success stories with its Open Graph tool for third-party developers. But Pinterest's Facebook app hit a sharp decline in average users during the month of April. According to AppData, a site... [AllFacebook]

Pinterest's Facebook App Is Losing Users - What Happened? - Posted April 23, 2012
Named the third most popular network in America in March 2012, the social bookmarking site Pinterest was one of Facebook's early success stories with its Open Graph tool for third-party developers. But Pinterest's Facebook app hit a sharp decline in average users during the month of April. According to AppData, a site... [SocialTimes.com]

PinView: If Facebook and Pinterest Had A Baby, It Would Look Like This - Posted April 19, 2012
Have you ever wished Facebook looked a bit more like Pinterest? Now it can thanks to a new Facebook app called PinView. To use PinView, you simply have to log into Facebook and authorize the app,... [TVSpy]

Retailers Start Pumping Pinterest - Posted April 18, 2012
A recent study has shown that since mid-February, major retailers have begun promoting their Pinterest pages more actively. In fact, the number has risen from 0% to 24% in just two months. The new social network has grown in leaps and bounds with women in particular, and it's no... [SocialTimes.com]

Monitor Your Pinterest Account on Cyfe - Posted April 17, 2012
If you've been using Pinterest to connect with your audience, here's a way to keep track of all your activity on the site. Cyfe, the all-in-one business dashboard that organizes every social network you use for your job on one screen, now connects to Pinterest. Launched in January, the service also monitors... [SocialTimes.com]

Should Facebook Acquire Pinterest or Path? - Posted April 17, 2012
Shortly after Facebook bought Instagram for $1 billion, there was some speculation that Pinterest might be next on its list. But when AllThingsD broke the news that Path had raised $40 million from Redpoint Ventures and other investors, the attention tur... [AllFacebook]

Should Facebook Acquire Pinterest or Path? - Posted April 17, 2012
Shortly after Facebook bought Instagram for $1 billion, there was some speculation that Pinterest might be next on its list. But when AllThingsD broke the news that Path had raised $40 million from Redpoint Ventures and other investors, the attention tur... [SocialTimes.com]

Facebook Offers | Pottermore Goes Public | Beauty of Pinterest - Posted April 16, 2012
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Downloading Facebook Info | Tumblr's Business Savvy | Stumbling Gets Social - Posted April 13, 2012
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How to Add a Pinterest Tab to Facebook [Video] - Posted April 12, 2012
Ever wanted to install a Pinterest tab onto your Facebook page? I know a lot of die-hard Pinterest fans who'd love to have their Pinterest boards showing up on their Facebook page, and it's actually not that hard, thanks to an awesome video tutorial from magicsky1000 over at YouTube. With Pinterest... [AllFacebook]

Springpad Gets a New Look, Improved Semantic Search - Posted April 12, 2012
Sarah Mitroff of VentureBeat reports that Springpad, a digital notebook service that we have covered before, has releas... [semanticweb.com]

Springpad Gets a New Look, Improved Semantic Search - Posted April 12, 2012
Sarah Mitroff of VentureBeat reports that Springpad, a digital notebook service that we have covered before, has releas... [AllTwitter]

Who Will Facebook Buy Next? Place Your Bets! - Posted April 11, 2012
"We don't plan on doing many more of these, if any at all," Facebook Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg said in announcing the social network's $1 billion acquisition of photo-sharing... [AllFacebook]

Tabfusion Beefs Up Pinterest Tab App For Facebook - Posted April 10, 2012
Tabfusion added support for boards and likes to the Pinterest t... [AllFacebook]

Pinvolve Bridges Facebook And Pinterest -- But Why? - Posted April 9, 2012
Startup Pinvolve offers to export and reformat content from Facebook to Pinterest, promising to increase content forwarding or repins by at least 150 percent. That metric reported by ... [AllFacebook]

Max Out Facebook Timeline's Branding Opportunities - Posted April 9, 2012
Numerous forms of free advertising have become things of the past on Facebook pages. But they've been replaced by other opportunities. The most successful company timelines are the ones that maximize milestone... [AllFacebook]

Steal These 3 Great Pinterest Ideas - Posted April 6, 2012
If you think you can't use Pinterest for your business or organization, you might be surprised. Pins give your content a fresh look as you share them with new people who come to the online pinboard for inspiration. The following examples prove that where there's an image, there's a way. BCBGMAXAZRIA's 'I... [SocialTimes.com]

The Future's So Bright, We've Got to Wear Google Glasses [Podcast] - Posted April 6, 2012
On today's Morning Media Menu (MP3 link), GalleyCat Editor Jason Boog and I discussed what the future will look like now that Google has designed futuristic glasses and the image-sharing site Pinterest has surpassed Tumblr, Foursquare and ... [SocialTimes.com]

Pinterest Is Third Most Popular Social Network, Behind Twitter And Facebook [REPORT] - Posted April 6, 2012
Pinterest is the social network with all the buzz these days, and it sounds like all the attention is warranted: a new study from Experian suggests that Pinterest is the third most popular social network, just behind Twitter ... [AllTwitter]

Viacom Wins Reversal | Facebook on Nasdaq | Twitter's Spam War - Posted April 6, 2012
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Pinterest Co-Founder Exits | Groupon's Stock Drops | Tumblr's Facebook Integration - Posted April 3, 2012
Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. Welcome to the Morning Social Media Newsfeed! Here, we... [SocialTimes.com]

Facebook Search | From Reddit to Wedding | TweetDeck Back to Normal - Posted April 2, 2012
Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. Welcome to the Morning Social Media Newsfeed! Here, we... [SocialTimes.com]

Should You Pin It or Fancy It? [Infographic] - Posted March 30, 2012
Which image bookmarking site is right for your brand? Pinterest and its competitor, Fancy, go head-to-head in this infographic from SearchEnabler. Fancy's self-serve commerce platform make the bookmarking site more like a virtual mall. Members show off their style and taste by bookmarking things they'd like to own or own already and... [SocialTimes.com]

10 More News Organizations To Follow On Pinterest - Posted March 30, 2012
If you're ready to hop aboard the Pinterest bandwagon but don't know where to start, looking to other news organizations can serve as a source of inspiration. We've already shared five ways journalists can use Pinterest, five organizations to follow and ... [TVSpy]

Twitter's Unfollowing Bug | Tumblr's 20 Billion | Gingrich on Pinterest - Posted March 29, 2012
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Newt Gingrich Is Also on Pinterest - Posted March 28, 2012
President Obama is not the only social-savvy candidate in the 2012 presidential elections. In his race to the primaries, Republican candidate Newt Gingrich has also stopped by Pinterest to delight his supporters with campaign tour photos, artsy Instagram shots, and co... [SocialTimes.com]

The President's on Pinterest - Posted March 28, 2012
It's almost like a coming of age for a social network when the President gets on board. It was a big deal when Obama joined Twitter, Facebook and Google+, and now he's signed up for the latest social craze: Pinterest. His Pinterest page so far includes Obama-inspired ... [SocialTimes.com]

Confessions of a Pinterest Spammer - Posted March 28, 2012
Remember those affiliate links on Pinterest that had everyone so worried about copyrights? It turns out that they actually protected us from spammers like Steve, who use hun... [SocialTimes.com]

What You Need to Know About Pinterest's Updated User Agreement - Posted March 26, 2012
Pinterest, the image-sharing site that's currently sweeping the nation, has updated its user agreement policy to address concerns about potential copyright violations committed by its users. Here's what you need to know. Preventing Copyright In... [SocialTimes.com]

How The Wall Street Journal Uses Pinterest - Posted March 26, 2012
Our sister site 10000 words has posted an anlaysis of how The Wall Street Journal uses Pinterest to reach out to their social media readers. It's pretty interesting how they are using a "Quotes" board to pin big quot... [SocialTimes.com]

How Popular Is Pinterest Around the World? [Infographic] - Posted March 26, 2012
Pinterest is the 16th most popular website in the U.S. and nearly half of all Pinterest users are Americans. This infographic shows how quickly Pinterest is spreading around the world. Pinterest allows users to compile images from all over the Web into an online scrapbook and share ideas with other members. Since... [SocialTimes.com]

How The Wall Street Journal Uses Pinterest - Posted March 26, 2012
While Pinterest is taking many newsrooms by storm, there may still be some editors who are hesitant or unsure about how to go about using the online scrapbooking site. Why not take a page -- or in this case a board -- from The Wall Street Journal? ... [10,000 Words]

What Makes Pinterest So Popular and Other Tips for Going Viral [Podcast] - Posted March 23, 2012
On today's Morning Media Menu (MP3 link), GalleyCat editor Jason Boog took a look at how content goes viral and what to do with negative feedback. This week, we learned that ... [SocialTimes.com]

Pinterest Guide: How to Pin Images from your iPhone - Posted March 23, 2012
Pinterest is simply addictive and the numbers support the fever. This February, Pinterest saw 16.23 million unique visitors alone. The masses are constantly pinning and repinning and at this point 80 percent of pins are repins. Much of the traffic on Pinterest is via the Pinterest mobile app, which easily allows... [SocialTimes.com]

Why You Can't Stop Using Pinterest [Infographic] - Posted March 21, 2012
Pinterest is even more viral than Twitter. Right now 80 percent of pins are actually repins, whereas only 1.4 percent of tweets are retweets. This infographic explains why. The most compelling arguments are the beauty of the images combined with the lack of status updates and other personal information shared. Anyone who... [SocialTimes.com]

Pin A Quote Goes Pro: Highlight Any Text, Customize It, And Pin It To Pinterest - Posted March 20, 2012
Earlier this month we told you about Pin A Quote--a new service that lets you highlight any text on the web and then pin it to Pinterest. The service has taken off since it was launched earlier this month, but many users have said they'd like t... [SocialTimes.com]

Flowchart: Should Your Business Be On Pinterest? - Posted March 20, 2012
With all the chatter about Pinterest, you may be wondering if the new virtual pinboard social site is right for your business. A great new infographic-style flowchart from Intuit helps you answer this question. The ... [SocialTimes.com]

Pinterest Drives Traffic to Other Social Networks - Posted March 19, 2012
Though Pinterest is still a relatively new social network, it has already become the subject of oft-told tales: lots of women... [PRNewser]

Pinterest CEO Talks About Affiliate Links, New Profiles, iPad App - Posted March 14, 2012
In a rare public appearance at the South by Southwest Interactive conference, Pinterest CEO Ben Silbermann gave attendees a preview of upcoming features and addressed some of the copyright concerns surrounding the image-sharing site. Fast Company ... [SocialTimes.com]

Pinterest vs. Other Social Media Giants [Infographic] - Posted March 14, 2012
Pinterest has made "pinning" a household verb, but the online bulletin board is still a small part of the social media ecosystem. This infographic from Internet Marketing, Inc explores the many reasons this site is already so popular, putting its early success in the context of other sites like Facebook... [SocialTimes.com]

Better Homes and Gardens Invites Pinterest Users to 'Pin & Win' - Posted March 9, 2012
Pinterest's popularity with the ladies has also made it popular with the lifestyle magazines. Better Homes and Gardens has invited Pinterest users to create a 'My Better Homes and Gardens Dream Home' board to compete for $5,000 in cash prizes in a "Pin & Win... [SocialTimes.com]

Pinterest Could Be Worth $500 Million - Posted March 8, 2012
Pinning has become a popular hobby among the 12 million users, mostly women, who go to Pinterest for fashion, cooking, and home decorating ideas. And now it looks like investors are also looking to pin the site to their portfolios. Pinterest secured $10 million in Series A funding from Bessemer in... [SocialTimes.com]

Fancy Takes On Pinterest with Social Commerce Platform - Posted March 6, 2012
Image-based sites like Pinterest have recreated online the simple pleasure of cutting pictures out of magazines for inspiration. But even those who like to DIY sometimes feel the urge to b-u-y. If you like Lucky Magazine, you'll love Fancy. Like Pinterest, Fancy is a place for curating taste. When you like an... [SocialTimes.com]

Why Marketers Should Be Using Pinterest, Now [Infographic] - Posted March 1, 2012
Early 2012 will no doubt be remembered for the rise of Pinterest. Pretty much half of all major social media news these days revolve around Pinterest and its largely female user base. It proves that there is life in social other than Facebook, and hints at the possibility of... [SocialTimes.com]

The Marketer's Guide To Pinterest [Infographic] - Posted February 29, 2012
Pinterest, the visual social network that lets users "pin" images they like from around the web to virtual pin boards, is stacking up to be one of the fastest growing social sites of all time. With more and more people joining Pinterest every day, it's becoming impossible for marketers to... [SocialTimes.com]

Revolving Door: TechCrunch, 'Spin,' BuzzFeed, and More - Posted February 27, 2012
News just broke about an hour ago ago that TechCrunch editor Erick Schonfeld is leaving the company and Eric Eldon is moving up the masthead. Schonfeld too... [PRNewser]

Pinterest Drives Traffic to Women's Mags - Posted February 27, 2012
Pinterest -- the social networking site that allows people to collect a bunch of crap in one place -- is not only all the rage right now, it's driving more and more traffic to women's magazines. Mashable reports... [Fishbowl NY]

Pinterest Drives Traffic to Women's Mags - Posted February 27, 2012
Pinterest -- the social networking site that allows people to collect a bunch of crap in one place -- is not only all the rage right now, it's driving more and more traffic to women's magazines. Mashable reports... [FishbowlNY]

Think Before You Pin: Rising Concern Over Pinterest's Copyright Scruples - Posted February 27, 2012
Are you on Pinterest? What do you pin? Probably mostly images of pretty things that you like from across the web, right? I mean, that's what Pinterest is for, isn't it? Well in theory, yes. But what if I told you that when you pin something,... [SocialTimes.com]

How Many People Use LinkedIn and Pinterest Per Minute? [Infographic] - Posted February 27, 2012
That crackling you hear is the sound of thousands of keyboards firing at once as social media users from around the world incessantly ramble, connect and share. This is today's web world, and it's happening minute by minute. That's why Social J... [SocialTimes.com]

Pinterest's 'Do Not Pin' Button Update: Oscar Fashions Are Still Pinnable - Posted February 27, 2012
Last week, the photo-sharing site Pinterest unveiled a "do not pin" button to protect copyrighted works from piracy. This weekend, Hollywood actors got dressed up for the 84th Annual Academy Awards. Did the media care if viewers pinned highlights from the awards show? Not really. There were some beautiful dresses on the... [SocialTimes.com]

Pinterest Growing Fast in Asia Pacific Region - Posted February 27, 2012
Pinterest continues its surge as it grows in the Asia Pacific region. The site has attracted millions of users in New Zealand, Australia, Singapore and Hong Kong. The site faces a large host of competitors internationally, including a recently launched ... [SocialTimes.com]

PRNewser Q&A: Protecting Your Brand's Copyright on Pinterest - Posted February 22, 2012
Lots of brands and tons of people are very excited about Pinterest. But n... [PRNewser]

Pinterest Lets Publishers Protect Their Images from Getting Pinned - Posted February 21, 2012
Pinterest is letting publishers opt out of being pinned. The change is in response to criticism that the online pinboard violates artists' copyrights. The biggest ... [SocialTimes.com]

Facebook Timeline Lifestyle Apps Surge in Traffic - Posted February 16, 2012
In January, Facebook announced the launch of 60 new timeline apps including Pinterest. At the time, Spotify was already seeing a benefit from having users share their playlists on Facebook - their membership rose to 1.4... [SocialTimes.com]

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Joins Pinterest - Posted February 16, 2012
A good leader keeps tabs on the competition, which was likely the goal of Facebook Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg when he established a profile on surging social network ... [SocialTimes.com]

A Complete Ranking of the Most Popular Profiles on Google+ and 5 Other Social Networks - Posted February 16, 2012
Social ranking sites like Klout have made a person's influence online very valuable to both brands and consumers. But the next wave of influence tracking systems might look more like ZoomSphere, a site for ranking brand and profile pages on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Youtube, LinkedIn, and... [SocialTimes.com]

Pinterest - An In Depth Look at the Stats - Posted February 16, 2012
There's no big surprise to social media fans that Pinterest is blowing up. It's recently become a site that has traffic in the top 100 sites on the web, and rumors have it valued around $200m. That's a lot for a company that doesn't have m... [SocialTimes.com]

Pinterest is Simple, But Strategy is Still Required - Posted February 13, 2012
As people continue to wrap their brains around Pinterest?, writers are offering up some easy explanations for what it is. "Simply put, Pinterest is a visually dazzling bulletin board, enabling users to bookmark and curat... [PRNewser]

5 News Organizations To Follow On Pinterest - Posted February 8, 2012
It came seemingly out of nowhere. Pinterest, a social network where users can create virtual pinboards, quietly transformed throughout 2011 from a niche interest site to a top 10 social network, all while still ... [TVSpy]

Pinterest Expanding Its Audience Beyond Women - Posted January 31, 2012
Thus far, women have been driving the amazing growth of Pinterest, the social network where users "pin" images to share info. Now that the site is a bonafide hit, others may be jumping on the bandwagon. Despite the annoying headline ("... [PRNewser]

Twitter: Where People Go to Complain About Other Social Networks - Posted January 30, 2012
It's no wonder that people turn to Twitter for tech support. In the heat of a frustrating moment, it is much easier to fire off a quick question on Twitter than to wait on hold for an operator. But how effective is the microblogging site as a customer service tool?... [SocialTimes.com]

Pinterest Drives More Traffic For Retailers Than Google+ [Infographic] - Posted January 30, 2012
It's easy to see why Pinterest's traffic has increased 429 percent in the last quarter: the online pinboard is more fun than a pair of scissors and a stack of magazines. This infographic from Monetate shows how Pinterest drives referral traffic to retailers, gaining an edge over Google+. Pinterest is the first... [SocialTimes.com]

Pinterest, Copia, and Cheddar Bay Biscuits - Social Media for Books [Podcast] - Posted January 27, 2012
Today on mediabistro's Morning Media Menu podcast, GalleyCat editor Jason Boog shared with me his take on how social media is changing the landscape of the publishing industry. What do gardening manuals have in common with the Red Lobster seafood chain? Listen to the podcast to find out. The ... [SocialTimes.com]

Mulu Hopes Your Favorite Images Can Sell Some Product - Posted January 25, 2012
Pinterest is hot as hot can be right now. I get about an email a day from a Facebook friend who's joined the service (nobody seems to be upset that it auto-informs everyone you know that you've joined up) and most of those people go on to use it for... [SocialTimes.com]

Chill Transforms Itself Into Pinterest For Video - Posted January 19, 2012
Last week if you would have visited Chill.com you would have found yourself avatar'd up in a synchronous viewing room where you could watch video content alongside other avatars and chat in real time. Today if you visit the Ch... [SocialTimes.com]

Renren Launches Pinterest Clone in China - Posted January 18, 2012
Pinterest clones are popping up all over the place after the site's 2011 success, and the sincerest form of flattery is continuing all the way into China. The new service is called Renren Guangjie, and allows you to simply pin images onto your site. It seems that most of... [SocialTimes.com]

Revolving Door: 'Today' turns 60, @SpinReviews, Top Media Pinners, and more - Posted January 13, 2012
[caption id="attachment_32565" align="alignleft" width="184" caption="The January 6, 1964 cover"][/caption] Today ... [PRNewser]

3 Things You'll Notice About Pinterest Once You Start Pinning - Posted January 13, 2012
Being a social media writer, sometimes I'm swept up by the motions of the various denizens of the web and washed onto a distant, unfamiliar shore. Such a thing happened yesterday, when I was summoned to start using Pinterest and see just what all the fuss was about. Here... [SocialTimes.com]

Media Offering a Pinterest Tutorial - Posted January 11, 2012
[caption id="attachment_32407" align="alignleft" width="394" caption="A snapshot of the Travel Channel Pinterest page."][/caption] No one is talking about Pinterest, so we thought we thought perhaps we should take another look at it... [PRNewser]

5 Great Social Media Sites for Curating Content - Posted January 6, 2012
Curating content is nothing new, but recent innovations in social media have taken the focus away from aggregation, which tends to operate on the back end of a website, to something users can do with the click of a button. Yesterday blogger and entrepreneur ... [SocialTimes.com]

6 Ways Brands Can Rock Pinterest - Posted December 29, 2011
Pinterest was one of the most heavily trafficked social media networks of 2011, which was surprising to many because its rise to success was a quiet one. Pinterest is a form of social bookmarking where users pin different images and YouTube videos from across the web to boards they've created based... [SocialTimes.com]

Get Social and Keep Your New Year's Resolutions - Posted December 29, 2011
New Year's is a time for revelry, reflection, and making resolutions, both personal and work-related. PsychCentral blog says about forty to forty-five percent of American adults make at least one New Year's resolut... [PRNewser]

Pinterest Sparking Interest - Posted December 27, 2011
A picture's worth a thousand words and, hopefully for marketers, a thousand shares. Meet Pinterest, the new social network that's drumming up a lot of interest. Mashable has an intro to Pinterest that we found pretty us... [AgencySpy]

Pinterest Visits Up 40x In 6 Months; Are You Pinning Yet? - Posted December 22, 2011
Pinterest, the invitation-only social online pinboard that lets users organize and share the things they love, has grown exponentially since it launched in March 2010. "So-and-so is now following all of your boards on Pinterest" has become a more and more common subject headi... [SocialTimes.com]

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