Google Hangouts is getting a major overhaul to take on Slack

Google Hangouts is getting a major overhaul to take on Slack

If you know anything about Google’s messaging strategy in the last few years, you know that it’s been a bit of a mess. Allo, the consumer app, launched without the cross-platform features users expect. Text messaging on mobile is mired in inter-carrier warfare. And Hangouts has become a punchline. On two of those fronts, Google has been making progress. And …

5 Ways to Use Twitter Polls for Your Business

5 Ways to Use Twitter Polls for Your Business

It seems like you can’t turn anywhere this year without hearing about polls. Who’s leading in the polls? What do the poll results mean for the future? Are the polls rigged? Has the word “poll” lost all meaning? If we’re talking about Twitter Polls, the answer is a resounding “no.” Twitter polls bridge the gap between customers and brands, giving …

The Goldfish Conundrum: How to Create Content for Short Attention Spans

The Goldfish Conundrum: How to Create Content for Short Attention Spans

The creation of mobile devices has made multitasking close to ubiquitous in the modern world. Between social media, live streaming, and digital news, it’s hard to imagine a time of day when we aren’t tempted to look at a screen while we’re doing something else at the same time. Because of this phenomenon, it should come to no surprise that …

Twitter launches “Explore

Twitter launches “Explore,” a new home for Moments, trends, search and live video

Twitter’s Moments feature, which allows users to tell stories through a collection of tweets, is no longer going be front-and-center in the Twitter application. Instead,Twitter will today replace the Moments section with a new tab called “Explore.” This area will serve as the home for finding out what’s happening on Twitter, including trends, Moments, search, and featured live video streams. The change will …

Instagram Hacks: 44 Tricks and Features You Probably Didn’t Know About

Instagram Hacks: 44 Tricks and Features You Probably Didn’t Know About

Instagram users Like 4.2 billion posts every day. Let that sink in: 4.2 billion. That’s a lot of double taps. It’s no secret that Instagram is a power player in the world of social, but with a whopping 600 million active monthly users and 150 million daily users on Stories alone, it’s clear that businesses can’t afford to ignore the …