Hello, Ello

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There’s a new kid on social media block: say hello to Ello. Ello is a “simple, beautiful, and ad-free social network created by a small group of artists and designers” which was originally created as a private network but, due to popularity, is now opening up to the public. They like to harp on that […]

Facebook Launches Trends- Homage to Twitter?

Facebook ads trends a la Twitter via @communityagency

In a move to build the foundation for yet another ad product, Facebook launched Trends. The groundwork for Facebook trends was set out 2 months ago after the implantation of hashtag functionality. On August 7th, a Facebook rep told Mashable “Today we started running a small test that displays topics trending on Facebook. It is […]

Instagram Grows With Ads on the Horizon

Instagram usage is 150m monthly

Instagram, the photo and video sharing social network, hit 150M monthly active users over the weekend, once again proving that the billion dollar acquisition of the app was well worth the cost to their parent company, Facebook. Only 2 months after introducing video for Instagram, monthly usage continued to grow with 16 billion photos shared […]

Twitter Launches News Feature “headlines”

Twitter headlines

It’s not secret that the Internet and social media have transformed the state of the current newsroom nor that social networks have empowered everyday people and brands to possess journalistic capabilities such as breaking news and curating it for their fans or followers. Always on the forefront of culture and societal advancements, Twitter has just […]

History of the #Hashtag

The History of the Hashtag via @communityagency

Hashtags AKA #, is a form of metadata tag frequently used in microblogging and social networks.  The origin of hashtags is associated with their use in IRC (Internet Relay Chat) networks in which their purpose was to label groups and topics. The mainstream knowledge and use of the hashtag grew synonymously with that of Twitter, as […]