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Bolt by Instagram – 1 tap photo messages

By | July 30th, 2014|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |

Well it looks like they've done it - Bolt by Instagram - 1 tap photo messages, has been launched - according to reports by Techcrunch, Mashable and The Verge. We've been hearing about this new messaging app which is set to be a Snapchat Rival for about a week now. Snapchat, Slingshot and now Bolt.....We really need more right? Bolt by Instagram - 1 tap photo messages It seemed that Instagram let the cat out of the bag before it was ready - or maybe it was one of those accidently on purpose social campaigns that Apple always seem to have. This banner appeared on peoples instagram accounts introducing Bolt Its being launched at first to just three countries, New Zealand, Singapore and South Africa, and supposedly coming soon to the rest of us. Its a real shame they decided to go with the name Bolt, I'm really not sure why they did. If you search on the App Store there are so many apps called Bolt and one developer actually asked instagram to please not use it as they'd spent the last [...]

Free Live Streaming using Hang w/ 2.1 Mobile App

By | January 2nd, 2014|Categories: Mobile apps, Social Media|Tags: , , , , |

Live Streaming using Hang w/ couldn't be easier with the recent up date from MEDL Mobile to version 2.1 When Hang w/ was first released in March 2013 users were asking for more integration, more simplification and more features and Andrew Maltin CEO, Dave Swartz CCO and the rest of the team were listening.  First Hang w/ was updated to 2.0 and now 2.1 has arrived with all the new features added to the mix. What does this mean - Live Streaming using Hang w/ Hang w/ is a free live streaming platform that was born out of the need to prove that people are real, in real time - no more being fake on social media as Celebrities use Twitter teams to tweet for them or post updates to Facebook its time to show themselves and get social.  Not even just celebrities but everyone, including you! Hang out with a celebrity or become a celebrity With Hang w/  which just stands for Hangwith/(your name)  you can hangout with anyone live streaming a video, you can talk them during the [...]

Follr a digital identity website

By | December 11th, 2013|Categories: Social Networking Tools|Tags: , , , |

Founders Stephen Fells and Mark Wayman call Follr a digital identity website.  Follr is a personally branded website that can be used as your initial point of contact, like you would use a business card but digitally.  Follr suggest that they solve the problem of our ever changing social identities getting lost and fragmented by storing all of our content and professional or personal information, ie our digital identity. So, I signed up for a free trial of follr in October to test and see what it was all about, I set up my profile, added my links, followed/friended a couple of people - its seemed great, but at the time work was really busy and it was put on the back burner.  In that time, it went very quite and I thought there would be a big buzz about it, reminding me to go there but Mark Wayman told me they were getting things to perfection before shouting, I think it now time to shout! This network is cool! What are the features of Follr News Feed - The same [...]

How Many Social Networks Are There?

By | November 8th, 2013|Categories: Social Networks|Tags: , , , , , |

HOW MANY SOCIAL NETWORKS ARE THERE? People are often surprised at how many social networks there actually are, they often think of just Facebook and Twitter. Wait for it... there are literally hundreds of social networking sites, more than 500 in fact.  That’s without counting all of the Chinese and other countries networks such as China's Tencent who own WeChat with 200 million users. . However, out of the 500+ not all are of good quality or exactly thriving but they are available, and might just be the next big thing. Some social networking platforms are obviously more popular than others and many of them you may not class as a social network but if its aim is to be social and to share and connect with other users then it’s often called a social network, social media platform or social site, and you can even include mobile applications in this such as Path a social networking-enabled photo sharing and messaging service for mobile devices. Which network should I be on for my business? Don’t panic though; you do not have [...]

Customer Service – The Best and the Worst

By | January 1st, 2013|Categories: Business|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

  Which company saved your life this Christmas  or which company will you not be using again because of their poor service? How was your customer experience in 2012 - I'd love to know. In this day and age, most of us at sometime order goods online, I did most of my Christmas shopping on-line, and there is a lot of trust involved, you need to know that the company will live up to their promises, that they are trustworthy and that you can contact them if there is a problem (Yes, problems do happen, we understand that, to be informed is all that customers ask).  It is helpful to check for reviews on businesses before you order but people seem more inclined to post a bad review for the company that has upset them, than the company that has done as expected. This is why an active social presence is so important, customers can see how businesses deal with people and problems. Some Brands really take advantage of this chance to boost brand loyalty. Even though some of them receive many complaints, at least they do try [...]

Social Media helping the HugtrainUSA #socialmediaforgood

By | December 1st, 2012|Categories: Social Media|Tags: , , , , , , |

I recently told you about the fourth HugTrainUSA that Arie Moyal is planning and I wanted to update you with times and dates of events and other things that are going on, some details are still in development so I can't include everything right now. What is the Hug Train? The HugTrain is a rail trip organised by Arié Moyal, taking him around the USA, spreading holiday cheer and raising funds & awareness about mental health one hug at a time! This year, the fourth annual edition will take place from December 24, 2012 to January 7, 2013 in honour of the victims and survivors of the movie theatre shooting in Aurora, Colorado. You can help HugtrainUSA right now http://www.indiegogo.com/hugtrainusa HugtrainUSA Updates Firstly Nokia are onboard helping with some equipment and costs, which is fantastic! The great, Mark AG - preparing to sing the theme song HUG TRAIN if all goes well at Sony and Warner that is. David's Tea could be supporting, details to follow. It's not long now until departure -  Arie has added more days to stop in New York City to visit [...]

Is your employer blocking social sites or asking for passwords?

By | November 3rd, 2012|Categories: Social Media|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

HR must embrace social I find it amazing that employers would ask for your Facebook Passwords. In one way I can understand why they would block Social Networks if they think you are wasting company time looking at tweets, but it doesn't have to be that way. Employer asked for Facebook Password This infographic from Compliance and Safety.com shows - Asking for an employers password is a clear invasion of privacy Will cause bad relations with bosses and staff Could initiate a discrimination lawsuit. It actually violates Facebook's privacy terms. With regard to blocking social sites at work, most people are not stupid enough to be on Facebook during work hours if it is not part of their own job but might like to catch up in their lunch hour or break times. However, even better it could be used for the companies benefit - IE talking about great things that are happening that day, an event at work, a new product -  This is free advertising! Amazingly school and colleges in the UK are known to block social networking sites for staff and [...]

Syrinx Za – a small business using Social media

By | October 31st, 2012|Categories: Social Media|Tags: , , , , , , , |

  Credit webtreats.mysitemyway.com   After my post "Why aren't all SME's using Social Media"  I have been in many discussions  about small businesses on social media, such as why do they need to be? Why do small businesses need social media? This is what they need to ask themselves.  Its said that maybe small business do not have the budget to be everywhere all of the time but they can have a presence and they need to have one.   Let me put it this way if a business are promoting a product that women who are mothers might buy for instance, look at the figures - a study from eMarketer showed that this year 28 million mums will use social networks! Syrinx ZA are a company that know this, they know that on social networks they are not just a website or an advert, here they can be personal and build strong relationships and networks.  Syrinx ZA are available to offer advice and answer any questions about skincare  eczema, psoriasis and other skin conditions on all the major networks. They [...]

Why aren’t all SMEs getting into Social Media

By | September 30th, 2012|Categories: Business|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Image CC - http://www.flickr.com/photos/fidenaut/4486173747/ Some SMEs are not using Social Media or not using it correctly Just being active on social media platforms like Google+ Twitter and Facebook can improve the way consumers view a company. Maybe they should read this How social media can benefit small businesses  If only for customer service, we the consumers want this..   Why? the following story could have been avoided, if the company was more accessible and responsive, correct use of social media can do this. Without going into it, I had already been let down by one company and had lost 4 days. Next stop - Wedo Beds I had seen a few companies on-line offering the same bed and mattress for about the same price on Next Day Delivery. It was quite an unusual bed - as it was 4ft and black/brown - to match other furniture. Businesses supplying this product were companies that I had never heard of, I searched for them on Facebook, Twitter and Google+ nothing. There was nothing on the website with links for social [...]

Via.me the Social Publishing application available on iPhone now launched on Android

By | September 9th, 2012|Categories: Social Media|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Via.Me, the First App to Offer Photo, Video, Audio Filtering and Sharing to Multiple Social Networks, Is Now Available on Android Via.me is a social media publishing platform created by RadiumOne Labs that has been available on iTunes for Apple iPhone users for over 5 months which has proved very popular by its 1 millions users. And now on September the 4th RadiumOne introduced Via.me for Android on Google play. Even though I'd heard about Via.me I'd not actually downloaded it yet as I already use the very popular instagram and tumblr, and thought Via.me was just a copy of instagram - I had seen someone call the app instagram on steroids and heard people say not another Social Network.  Via.me themselves say that you can use it create your own story board, by creating a personal story or the story of your brand - so there I thought similar to Pinterest.  However after hearing that the application was now launched on Android, I realised it was getting very popular and I thought it was time to try it out.  And I'm so glad I [...]