So many social networks, so little time. If you struggle to keep up with your various lines of communication on Facebook, Twitter, and Gmail, then perhaps Swifty can help. It's a $1.99 Mac app that sits in your Mac's menu bar and lets you quickly fire off messages and e-mails to your contacts.
After installing the app and launching it, a small paper-airplane icon will appear in your Mac's menu bar. You will need to allow it to access your contacts, after which you can choose to connect it to your Facebook, Twitter, and Gmail accounts.… Read more
Facebook isn't so sure organic dissemination of content across the world's largest social network will be enough for companies over the coming years, according to a recent leak.
AdAge reported on Thursday that it has obtained a copy of a sales deck Facebook sent to its marketing partners in November. According to AdAge, Facebook says in the sales deck that it expects "distribution of an individual page's posts to gradually decline over time as we continually work to make sure people have a meaningful experience on the site."
Whether the declining reach is more a … Read more
The package, wrapped with brown paper and a white ribbon, contained a wooden block, 4 inches long and wide and 1.75 inches thick, covered with a printed Instagram shot and a slot in the back so it can be hung on the wall. The included note invited the press to "share a moment with Kevin Systrom and the Instagram team." The event will kick off at 10 a.m. on December 12 in Midtown … Read more
MENLO PARK, Calif. -- More than 1 million people help Facebook test its Android app, the social network said Wednesday.
Christian Legnitto, Facebook's manager of mobile release engineering, said the company has more than 1 million users who have signed up for the company's beta testers program and 50,000 users for its alpha program. The two programs let users try out early versions of Facebook's app before it's released to the public. That means the apps are buggy and unpolished, but users can give instant feedback within the app. This lets the company improve its … Read more
Facebook is tops among mobile users, at least based on the results of a recent survey.
In a report released Wednesday, research firm Consumer Intelligence Research Partners asked mobile phone users for the names of the three apps they use most frequently. Facebook scored the top spot, ranked by 45 percent of those polled. Twitter came in second at 13 percent, followed by Candy Crush at 11 percent.
"Facebook just dominates mobile phones, in terms of most frequent use, not just downloads," CIRP partner and co-founder Mike Levin said in a statement. "For most other apps, including … Read more
Ephemeral-message app Snapchat is proving to be a rather adamant thorn in Facebook's side.
Less than three weeks after rebuffing Facebook's $3 billion acquisition offer, Snapchat has stolen away Emily White, the social network's business lead responsible for bringing advertising to Instagram, to fill its COO spot, AllThingsD reported Tuesday.
White said she couldn't pass up the offer to take on a leadership role at the app that just last month announced it surpassed Facebook in daily photo uploads and is cruising toward a massive multibillion dollar valuation. "I have always been captivated by the … Read more
A new experience launching on Yahoo today with a newsfeed, personalization and a new design - yay! http://t.co/s7YrPbZU— marissamayer (@marissamayer) February 20, 2013 Yet Mayer would be forgiven if, even before she tapped the "tweet" button, she was already restless for the next iteration of the site. While Yahoo's redesigned home page functions just fine (and still commands huge traffic), it's not as … Read more
Currently sitting atop the top free app spot in the App Store is an app called Flipagram. The concept behind the app is to help you create what amounts to a slideshow using nothing more than your iOS device. The app -- a universal binary -- works on the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad.
Upon launching the app you can connect your Facebook and Instagram accounts to it, or rely on photos stored in your Camera Roll to curate your short video.
You can place as many photos, or "Moments" as the app refers to them in your … Read more