Monday, January 14, 2013

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  • Vevo Most Popular YouTube Channel In UKM&M Global

    The music video and entertainment channel attracted almost 11.8 million unique viewers in the UK in November 2012, making it the most popular YouTube channel, according to comScore. Warner Music's YouTube channel was the second most popular in the UK with 6.1 million unique viewers, followed by Machinima, FullScreen and Maker Studios, with 5.4 million unique viewers each. During the month, YouTube.com in the UK had more than 32 million unique video viewers. ...Read the whole story

  • 66% Of UK Population Uses Facebook Each MonthThe Drum

    That data coincide with the launch of Facebook's Retail Centre, in which the social network aims to offer advice and tips on how retailers can maximise their use of the platform. In total Facebook claims one billion users globally, and generates 3.2 billion daily Likes or comments, according to Nielsen. In the UK people spend an average seven hours a month each connecting to Facebook, accounting for one in five of all minutes spent online. ...Read the whole story

  • Manchester City Tops On TwitterRed Rocket Media

    The club, which took the actual league title last season, have been named in the top position of the so-called #TwitterLeagueTable, which ranks each team's social media reach and engagement, blog.twitter.com reports. The ranking isn't simply worked out by looking at reach and engagement, however, but takes into consideration the volume of social media content sent by fans and players alike. ...Read the whole story

  • Facebook UK Lost 600,000 Users Last MonthThe Guardian

    The number of Facebook's UK users dropped by 600,000 in December,according to data by social media monitoring firm SocialBakers. Though representing a typical seasonal dip in use over the Christmas period, the UK was the only one of Facebook's 10 busiest territories that saw a seasonal fall, with user numbers dropping 1.86%. On SocialBakers' index the UK ranks as the world's sixth most active Facebook user base, with more than 33 million unique users in December. ...Read the whole story

  • Is iPad Getting Facebook Messenger?TechCunch

    Rather than wait for Facebook’s big announcement on Tuesday, Web watchers are trying to predict what the social giant will unveil. TechCrunch’s Alexis Tsotsis is putting her money on Messenger for the iPad. “While my colleagues are hearing that this ‘what [they're] building’ is a ‘big deal’ -- as in a ‘phone’ or a slew of ads and other improvements -- I’m hearing that one of the products that could be announced is Messenger for iPad.” ...Read the whole story

  • NewsWhip's Social News App Highlights Story SharesJournalism.co.uk

    The app, which NewsWhip co-founder and chief executive Paul Quigley said "breaks the mould", offers a 'speed' measurement for every story, based on its movement on social media. Facebook and Twitter are monitored "to track which stories are spreading the fastest" he added. Users can see worldwide news in the default tab, but can also view news by location or topic, such as news, gossip, technology or culture. As the screenshot below shows, there is also a fourth tab called "My Whips" which enables users to look back at their most read subjects and locations. ...Read the whole story

  • TweetDeck May Be Forced To CloseRed Rocket Media

    The tool, which is used to collate tweets into different verticals, was bought by Twitter in 2011 for GBP25 million. Since then, however, it has twice failed to declare its accounts, once in September then again in December. The last time accounts were submitted was back when the original founder, Ian Dodsworth, was still in charge. The fee for each failed declaration was GBP375, although abstaining a third time could have much more far-reaching consequences, including a GBP1,500 charge, court action or even a winding-up order. ...Read the whole story

  • Downton Abbey Viewers Tweet During ProgrammeThe Telegraph
  • Guardian Columnist Back On Twitter After FuroreDigital Spy
'Walking Dead' Zombies Follow Twitter Fans -- Grunting Ensues

Some Twitter followers are people of few words -- or grunts. To promote the debut of "The Walking Dead" on French television network NT1, Darewin created a reverse-psychology social media campaign, announcing that the walker virus ...More


  • Facebook May Surprise Search Marketers With Familiar Tech

    Technology that makes it possible to capture intent across search engines has moved into Facebook. Some estimate that the features provide a lower cost compared with paid-search ads running on Bing or Google. Opening its platform ...More