LinkedIn Hits 300 Million Users Amid Mobile Push
LinkedIn proudly broadcasted its increasing mobile traffic last week, but that's not the only growth the company is experiencing
LinkedIn announced Friday it has reached 300 million registered users, a jump from 277 million members at the beginning of the year. LinkedIn announced the 200 million user milestone in January 2013, which means the company has added an average of 6.6 million new users per month over the past 15 months.
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This registered users figure is different from the number shared by other social networks like Facebook and Twitter. Those companies share a "monthly active user" statistic, not total registered accounts. Instead, LinkedIn uses an engagement number produced by comScore to highlight their active audience, according to a company spokesperson Read more...
Posted on Fri, Apr 2014 01:00:23
11 Musicians on Tumblr Who Hit the Right Note
Welcome to Tumblr, Lana Del Rey.
The singer is the latest in a slew of songbirds taking up social residence on the blogging site. The hyperreal online mecca, where everything is beautiful and nothing hurts, is home to a number of big-name musicians.
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Full of glittering GIFs, candid photographs and brazenly honest blog posts, here are 11 musicians worth following on Tumblr.
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Posted on Fri, Apr 2014 11:04:49
New Facebook for iPhone Lets You Reply to Comments on Pages
Facebook has rolled out version 9.0 of its iPhone app, adding the ability to reply to comments on stories on certain Pages
For this to work, the Page in question must have this feature turned on
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Also, group admins can now easily review and approve pending posts by group members, and posts about trending topics are highlighted in the iPad version of News Feed.
The new version comes just one day after Facebook announced an optional feature for the iPhone called Nearby Friends. If you turn it on, you'll be able to discover which of your friends are nearby or on the go. You can also choose to share a precise location with a particular group of friends at a set period of time. The feature will become available on the Android and iPhone in the U.S. in the coming weeks. Read more...
Posted on Fri, Apr 2014 08:13:19
Social Seating Can Lead to Business Opportunities on Dutch Airline
The Boeing could be the new board room.
Business travelers have found a new way to make valuable connections thanks to KLM Royal Dutch Airline's social seating service Meet & Seat, which was launched in 2012 to introduce passengers with similar interests via social media. Over the past two years the company has found that approximately half of those customers are using it for professional networking, according to a KLM spokesperson.
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Travelers can opt to pick who they sit next to based on details from their Facebook, LinkedIn or Google+ profiles after they purchase a ticket. You might choose a seat mate simply because of a shared interest, but a similar job title could put you near a potential business contact. If you get cold feed (or just want to snag that row of empty seats) you can change your mind up to an hour before your flight. Read more...
Posted on Fri, Apr 2014 07:18:09
Facebook Launches 'Nearby Friends' Location Feature for Meet-Ups IRL
Facebook has always encouraged you to share with your friends — your favorite movies, pictures, and life updates. Now Facebook wants you sharing your location, too.
The social network on Thursday announced Nearby Friends, a new feature built into Facebook's mobile app that allows you to see which of your friends are close by, and even share your exact location with others.
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The new feature uses the geolocation technology in your smart phone to determine when you are close to one of your Facebook friends. When activated, the feature will send periodic notifications alerting you to friends who are nearby. Users have been able to check in on Facebook for some time, meaning you can already share your location as part of a post, but Nearby Friends allows you to broadcast your general location to Facebook friends without posting at all Read more...
Posted on Thu, Apr 2014 04:59:48
60+ Events in Social Media, Entrepreneurship and More
The Mashable Events Board is a great place to find leading conferences in your industry, whether it's advertising, technology, media or public relations. This week, we're highlighting five events that we think can help move your career forward, from those in Chicago to New York. If you don't find something that's right for you, check out more than 60 events featured in our complete listing.
Posted on Thu, Apr 2014 03:30:02
Ironically, Anonymous App Secret Is Hatching IRL Meetups
On anonymous social media app Secret, you can be anyone you want — even yourself.
My new acquaintance, whom we'll call Steve, has just organized one of the first Secret IRL meetups, which began with this simple Secret: "Starting yet another expensive, consumption habit: artisanal whiskey. San Francisco, you can keep your $4 toast."
The Secret appeared in my feed because Steve is a "friend of friend," meaning a contact saved in my phone book is also saved in his. It could easily be someone we exchanged numbers with for an OKCupid date or to purchase furniture via Craigslist. The social filtering is what makes Secret unique from other anonymous apps Yik Yak and Whisper — there's no guarantee you'll see all posts from friends, because each user only sees a few new posts each day. Read more...
Posted on Thu, Apr 2014 11:03:24
Your Facebook Friends Really Do Care What You Think! (We Think.)
Your friends actually do care what you think — or at least Facebook assumes they do
You may have noticed a relatively new feature on Facebook lately that allows users to ask friends for recommendations or share their own thoughts on topics like movies, TV shows and books with those who ask. You may have missed it when it first rolled out a few months ago; it was a quiet rollout that didn't get the usual attention that a new Facebook feature often generates
When a user visits a friend's profile and that friend has specified certain "favorites" along the lefthand side of said profile, a new button lets users "ask" that friend for a recommendation. Facebook first started testing the feature in late 2013. Read more...
Posted on Wed, Apr 2014 08:15:23