Ever since Twitter debuted in 2006, there has been one gripe many users have shared regarding their direct message policies – you can’t send or receive a direct message from someone unless you’re both mutually following one another. This set-in-stone rule may have protected followers from unneeded spam, as well as stayed true to Twitter’s well-known community-enriching ideals, but they’ve finally loosened the noose on this rule. Users can change their settings to allow direct messages from any Twitter user, as long as they’re following you of course. Our guide will outline how to allow direct messages from any Twitter
We all have multiple social media profiles, all of which come with the baggage of constant updates and alerts. The best way to stay on top of all of your social media updates, is to aggregate them into one, manageable place - and we're going to show you how. Although it's extremely quick and easy to check updates and stay alert to changes within individual social networks, it's always a struggle to do the very same thing whilst juggling numerous social handles on different platforms. Aggregating all the information into one place, is definitely the way forward and we have compiled a list of the best tools available.
LinkedIn is a unique social media platform, which requires users to take up an air of professionalism in their conduct, content and communication. To help make this process easier, we have listed some handy LinkedIn profile tips which will help portray your profile in the best way possible. Previously, we wrote an article relating to social media manners, with LinkedIn being mentioned in further detail. However, after grasping the social etiquettes of LinkedIn as described within that post, your main focus should certainly be upon creating a more professional LinkedIn profile.
Sharing tweets, Facebook updates and other social media announcements is a great way of interacting with friends, family and for business owners and clients, too. However, regular social profile updates will never truly reach all sections of your fan base or following, simply due to the restrains of different time zones. Luckily, Buffer holds the perfect solution for such a dilemma. By scheduling social network posts, you can be sure to reach all regions of the world, as well as target the busiest times of the day – social network wise. Buffer also allows you to analyse your social media posts,
I hate it when I visit a website and it either loads slowly, or it’s completely unresponsive. I hate waiting for elements to load, I want to scroll down and read the content. More often than not it’s caused by social widgets and share buttons trying to load. Most blog publishers just slap on the most popular sharing widgets without giving any thought to their readers. They want their shares and likes! Fortunately there’s any easy solution. Block them from loading in the first place. Antisocial is a Chrome extension that claims to block all of the social buttons and
As more and more of us are taking our data, documents, and social lives online, managing all of these services is becoming a job in itself. If that’s how it feels for you then you might need a cloud management service. “Not another service I have to sign up for!” I hear you . Yes, it’s another online service you need to create an account for, but what if that was the only account you have to sign into again? That’s what CloudKafe does. Its consolidates all of your cloud services into one place, giving you access to all of
Start listing the social networks that have your profile information. Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google Plus, YouTube are just a few for an average active social media user. Unfortunately, a time comes when it becomes necessary to make one or more profile changes. Then, the ugly task of having to make the changes across most of your online accounts in order to maintain a consistent image across the web comes up. This can be really cumbersome without some help. Bliss Control can help reduce the pain that comes with this pesky little task. The web service lets you easily and quickly
Do you want to reduce the time you spend on Twitter – tweeting, finding people to follow or managing followers – and yet spruce up your tweeting experience? There are several applications (desktop and web) for improving productivity on social networks. Even the paid versions offer free alternatives that provide the best experience for each user. Twitter is one social network that has slowly, but strongly woven into the daily activities of Internet surfers, and lately the number of Twitter users has risen more rapidly. Consequently, there is now a need to get the apps that reduce the complexity, help
Most social media user are familiar with Facebook, Twitter and also the newly released Google+. LinkedIn is a different type of social network. LinkedIn focuses on business, networking connections and giving professionals a place to showcase their resumes, skills and self on the Internet. This site has quickly become one of the quickest ways for a person to show who they are why they are worthy to potential employers without even submitting an application or asking for an interview. LinkedIn currently boasts over 135 million users in over 200 countries. If you are looking for a way to network and
Have you ever clipped magazine pictures and pasted them in your room? Do you ever imagine gathering some of the wonderful pictures you find online into an organized workspace? Anyway, this is what Pinterest has brought to the online community. Pinterest is the hot new social media site that millions of people are using to save and categorize stuffs from across the web. It helps users pin down, organize and share stuffs – videos, pictures, recipes and tips – with people all over the world. According to comScore, Pinterest was the fastest independent site to hit 10 million monthly uniques
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