Shopping right from the social networks
Shopping right from the social networks

For many shopping has long been something of a social enterprise and increasingly now online denizens can go shopping right from the social networks. Welcome to the Facebook Mall. According to various press reports, including and especially Re/code, Facebook began October 12 rolling out a limited test of a dedicated section linked to but separate […]

Just what you wanted: Twitter shopping! (Twopping?)
Just what you wanted: Twitter shopping! (Twopping?)

Keep your credit cards right next to your phone or tablet, Twitter shopping as arrived. All items will be $140 or less. No, just kidding. Yea, we know. You’ve all been sitting around at home, on the couch, waiting for the chance to buy something on Twitter and while you’ve had that opportunity¬†for a while […]

Shopping by Twitter hashtag at Amazon. #BuyBuyBuy!!
Shopping by Twitter hashtag at Amazon. #BuyBuyBuy!!

Yes, you read correctly the headline: Amazon will now let shoppers on Twitter buy – or, really, add to cart – by using a hashtag: #AmazonCart. Amazon launched the new service May 5 and kinda jumped the check-out aisle on Twitter itself, which is reportedly working on its own shopping ops within the tweet stream. […]

Pinterest rolls out Interests: deeper, more intuitive search
Pinterest rolls out Interests: deeper, more intuitive search

As if you needed any more reason to lose countless hours diving into Pinterest, the popular platform is rolling out a more intuitive search function tailored to find what interests you most: your Pinterest interests. “Here you can explore interests specially designed to help you find Pins you like,” explains the Pinterest blog post announcing […]

Pinterest showing up well as ecommerce booster
Pinterest showing up well as ecommerce booster

It should be no surprise, really, but Pinterest is proving to be a pretty darn good way to sell merchandise, according to a couple of recent studies. In fact, those same studies suggest social media channels in general perform very well as commercial media – you know, when used correctly. A Minnesota marketing firm, 8th […]