Hootsuite Premium plan offeringHootSuite, my favourite social media client, just announced new premium packages designed for business and organizations. Fortunately, they also continu to provide a free version for most customers. But is that free version sufficient for us? Read the full article →

NEW: HootSuite5 with HTML5, geo-search, themes, Google Analytics and native re-tweets

by Peter Horsten June 24, 2010 Facebook
Today my HootSuite client was offline for a while, which was a big surprise. In general Hootsuite is a very reliable service. Fortunately, I was informed this was due to a remarkable update. Some time late I noticed significant changes to the social media dashboard beginning with a completely refreshed HTML5 user interface, plus geo-located [...]
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Is Facebook Open Graph worth this hype?

by Agnieszka Gibowska May 6, 2010 Facebook
Two weeks ago Facebook launched a new social plugin (“like” button) that works with the Open Graph protocol as part of the strategy to make the Web more social and personalized. The button spreads across the internet and it’s clear that websites’ owners quickly embraced the new social plugin. There is already a lot of controversy [...]
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New link and news sharing makes LinkedIn more social

by Peter Horsten April 21, 2010 Internet marketing
When you open your LinkedIn page to update your status, you will notice a new feature. From today LinkedIn enabled easy sharing of news and links. A nice new feature which enables you to share what’s hot in your domain. It’s easy to share the news with your network. LinkedIn is step by step becoming [...]
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Seesmic Look let’s you discover the value of the Twitter timeline

by Peter Horsten January 22, 2010 Social networking
Whether or not you are using Twitter, please continue reading. This is not a typical “new on Twitter” post, although it is about Twitter. Last night Seesmic launched a new revolutionary application Seesmic Look. Seesmic Look is a unique way to learn, observe or be immersed in the real-time web. It’s a Windows desktop app [...]
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Twitter Etiquette. Mind your manners!

by Agnieszka Gibowska December 16, 2009 Best practices
Apparently, the only constant thing in this world is change. Also social trends change along with the customs and we need to get used to completely different etiquette rules to survive in the jungle of social media. Like with any other form of communication people get to like us or we simply annoy them. When [...]
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5 reasons why social media are not suitable for every business

by Peter Horsten December 10, 2009 Best practices
The adoption of social media is increasing at high speed. You only have to watch the impressive increase of Twitter and Facebook accounts. They offer both new opportunities and challenges to stand above the crowd. If you listen to all the advice there is hardly any way to escape from it. On the other hand [...]
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Seesmic Twitter client available for Windows

by Peter Horsten November 18, 2009 Social networking
Seesmic desktop based on Adobe Air used to be one of my favorite Twitter clients up to the moment that FleetDeck desktop arrived. Seesmic had too many performance issues, Tweets were missing. Today I received the announcement of the Preview Version of Seesmic for Windows which made me very curious again. The first impression looks [...]
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NEW: Twitter is testing different way of retweeting [updated]

by Peter Horsten November 16, 2009 Social networking
I just noticed that Twitter added a new feature to one of my Twitter accounts. On the Twitter blog I cannot find any official announcement. It looks like Twitter is testing a new retweeting mechanism among several users. The basic idea looks nice. First of all you can notice by an icon that it is [...]
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TweetMiner let’s you easily share your favorite RSS results on Twitter

by Peter Horsten November 16, 2009 Social networking
Some weeks ago we received an invitation @GOYELLO to evaluate a new Twitter related application TweetMiner. Probably you won’t be surprised we receive many of such requests and we are usually short of time to evaluate them all. Anyhow I couldn’t resist testing the application after visiting the website. Although it doesn’t disclose too much [...]
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