This, this, a thousand times this.
Fake accounts – and spam Tweets – are a fact of life on Twitter. An interesting look behind the curtain of buying fake accounts (which we would never advocate, by the way – get real support or don’t bother).
Improvements to App Store search means improvements to discovery of your apps.
Kind of helpful and a little creepy – just like plain ol’ Street View!
Here’s the most important paragraph from this great article:
But for Google, Facebook, and Twitter, as large, public companies, they’re also a way to gird against the stunning and underreported rise of messaging apps such as WhatsApp, Kik, Viber, and Line, which together have attracted hundreds of millions of users, and some of which, on their own, are larger than Instagram or Twitter. ‘I’ve seen data from companies that do device and behavioral analysis, and the figures are jaw-dropping,” Forrester research analyst Charles Golvin told BuzzFeed’s Charlie Warzel earlier this year. “In places like Brazil, Mexico, Spain… 25% of the time people spend on smartphones, they’re spending in WhatsApp. The number is variable for each of those countries, but it is of that magnitude.’
Double holiday bonus gobble!
Better search – or social search – in Siri? We’ll see if this is an IP grab or a brain-drain whenever the next major iOS revision rolls around.
Rest in Peace Turntable, we enjoyed you for a bit… And it’s worth a look as a concept – even if they couldn’t get the execution just right or find the business footing. The “live” aspect is an important realtime concept in social.
A cookie monster is born.
Klout released a new app called Cinch. After exploring the app and its possibilities, we wrote up our thoughts on the new app. Check out the post here.