“Limitless” Snapchat changes its nature
“Limitless” Snapchat changes its nature

In a big update clearly designed to try to stay relevant in a struggle with Facebook & Instagram, “limitless” Snapchat changes its nature. Everyone’s favorite ephemeral social platform – the stock and trade of which has been its fleeting messages – has decided users can keep messages alive for as long as they please – […]

Facebook M is gonna sit on your digital shoulder
Facebook M is gonna sit on your digital shoulder

Facebook M is gonna sit on your digital shoulder, whispering advice and suggestions as you stare into your screens chatting with friends on Messenger. Facebook announced April 6 it is rolling out to chat app Messenger users a relatively tame version of its artificial intelligence (AI) experiment, M, to make the app more “useful, seamless […]

Facebook Messenger and the bot economy
Facebook Messenger and the bot economy

Facebook Messenger and the bot economy may soon splash into the mainstream current of online commerce, possibly even re-channeling the way we do business altogether. The social media network behemoth, which at this point is far more than a mere social media network, introduced last April its Messenger Platform, a bot-building addition to Facebook Messenger […]

Messaging apps as marketing tools
Messaging apps as marketing tools

With Facebook’s Messenger app hitting the 1-billion-user-per-month mark in late July marketeers will increasingly turn to messaging apps as marketing tools. And if you haven’t already you may be a bit behind the curve. With Facebook’s announcement that 1 billion people now use Messenger every month it joins a pretty exclusive club of billion-users-per-month apps […]

Messaging apps or everyday digital tools?
Messaging apps or everyday digital tools?

We know sending messages with apps has become a worldwide top use on mobile devices but what’s next? Messaging apps or everyday digital tools? And, yea, guess which social network is pushing the evolution more? You bet: Facebook. With its Messenger at around 800 million users and its WhatsApp just topping 800 million users, the […]

Images on Instagram, Snapchat & WhatsApp
Images on Instagram, Snapchat & WhatsApp

Images on Instagram, Snapchat & WhatsApp – which is your favorite? Where do you find the most engagement? Which one suits best your online effort? We’d like to know! They are each different, of course, and far from being the only social platforms productive for images – photos or videos – but somehow the three […]

Facebook’s Messenger suddenly is No. 2 app
Facebook’s Messenger suddenly is No. 2 app

According to a new report, Facebook’s Messenger suddenly is No. 2 app in the U.S. eclipsing YouTube for the first time. The report, published by data analytics firm comScore, uses data collected in July and suggests Messenger is now used at least once a month by 59.5 percent of all smartphone owners in the U.S.. […]

M as your Facebook personal assistant
M as your Facebook personal assistant

It appears you will soon be able to pull up M as your Facebook personal assistant. That’s right: Facebook is getting into the digital personal assistant game – through the FB Messenger app/function – to join the growing field which already includes Google Now, Apple’s Siri, Microsoft’s Cortana and a whole bunch of others coming […]

LinkedIn says check out your co-workers
LinkedIn says check out your co-workers

LinkedIn says check out your co-workers and has created a stand-alone app to help you in your, um, quest. Seriously, not making this up. LinkedIn wants to make it easier to find and reach out to co-workers within your vast corporate ecosystem with its new Look Up app, which it rolled out August 19. “Let’s […]

Online networking is continuing U.S. growth
Online networking is continuing U.S. growth

Online networking is continuing U.S. growth – with some notable exceptions (Facebook) – according to the latest survey published by the Pew Research Center. Approximately 30 percent of all online adults in the U.S. and 36 percent of U.S. smartphone owners are frequent users of at least one (if not more) of the growing number […]