12 November 2013
Social messaging has become a big phenomenon in recent years, as the big social networks harness their huge user bases to dominate the IM (instant messaging) space. However, following the recent news that Facebook is losing its teen users and that overall growth of monthly users has slowed, we take a look at a handful of promising social messaging apps that might just knock the big FB from its pedestal.…Read more...
11 November 2013
PastBook debuts collaborative photo platform
PastBook, a photo application startup, has debuted a new collaborative web photo capability that allows groups of people to contribute to online photo albums. This new feature continues PastBook’s goal of allowing groups to track memories across different social networks.…Read more...
05 November 2013
It’s no secret that the digital and social landscape is increasingly dominated by visual content. Big names like Instagram and Snapchat are making steady progress and Twitter’s recent announcement of a more visual feed shows that the old guard is adapting to fit.…Read more...
04 November 2013
Starbucks lets users purchase coffee with a tweet
Announced earlier this week, Starbucks now allows customers to purchase $5 gift cards for followers or connected users through Twitter. The program, currently in beta, allows customers to link their Starbucks account to Twitter, and then tweet to the user they want to send a gift card to along with a special handle that will track the user’s intent.…Read more...
01 November 2013
On my recent trip to London, I spent a lot of time catching up with friends on a one-to-one basis. I find this useful because I get more time to ask questions, hear about projects, and share my experiences and responses.…Read more...
30 October 2013
This week on Stay aHead, we look at two promising apps that should help us to document and share our lives online in a simplified and streamlined way.
This location bookmarking app lets you drop pins in order to create a list of venues for safekeeping.…Read more...
28 October 2013
Is Twitter #Music to shutdown?
Less than six months after a launch and heavy viral buzz, Twitter will most likely be closing its #Music mobile app for discovering new artists and songs. The company is currently changing its music department, and shuttering the app may be a part of the forward-going strategy.…Read more...
24 October 2013
To survive and flourish in today’s social media landscape, established businesses have had to recalibrate their structures, processes and understanding of media and communications. The scale of change required is an endless spectrum, dependent on the type of organisation, the existing set-up and the people within it.…Read more...
22 October 2013
Stay up to date with the latest and greatest social networks and apps. This week, we focus on two promising new players using sports and music specialisms to give them an edge over the same old big networks.
Do smaller social networks really have a chance of surviving with giants such as Facebook and Twitter still holding strong? Path recently dropped 20% of its staff and although the founders insist the business is still going strong, it must be tough to create a long-term user base when your friends are still gathering in the same old venues.…Read more...
21 October 2013
Pinterest becomes top source for referral traffic
According to data provided by Shareaholic, Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter drive 15.22% of overall referral traffic to publishers. Pinterest in particular has seen extensive growth, increasing by 66.52% over the past year. Each of these top 3 referral drivers have all seen increases over the past year.…Read more...