Businesses: manage your Instagram comments
Businesses: manage your Instagram comments

Businesses: manage your Instagram comments – well, soon, for all businesses and now for officially connected Marketing Partners. Everyone’s favorite image sharing platform has updated its API (application programming interface) giving Instagram users with a business account (again, soon for all; now for Marketing Partners), deeper access to metrics which will allow those businesses to […]

“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 – […]

Instagram reaches 700 million users
Instagram reaches 700 million users

As everyone’s favorite image-sharing platform, Instagram reaches 700 million users proving itself to be – maybe – the most useful social network. Little wonder new Grammers are flocking to the app and platform every day. This 700 million user level was reached only four months after hitting the 600 million user club and less than […]

It’s the new Google Earth
It’s the new Google Earth

It’s the new Google Earth – and we’re just livin’ on it. Seriously, the new Google Earth is nothing short of spectacular and destined to become an even bigger time suck than it’s been over the __ years since it was launched. Warning: let your family know you’re headed on a Google Earth voyage. They […]

Instagram carousel takes images on a ride
Instagram carousel takes images on a ride

As a brand new feature in everyone’s favorite photo-sharing app Instagram carousel takes images on a ride. Could be it will also get Grammers used to swiping left to see Instagram advertising carousels, too. Call us cynical but, remember, we’ve been promised more Instagram advertising. Don’t get us wrong, like everyone else we love Instagram […]

Google is now penalizing some sites with pop-ups
Google is now penalizing some sites with pop-ups

As promised back in the summer, Google is now penalizing some sites with pop-ups, those annoying ads or requests for newsletter sign-ups. Well, penalizing in search result pages – on mobile search requests – websites which automatically launch a pop-up upon landing. In other words, your website won’t get ranked very well (on the front […]

Instagram Live & disappearing – Turkeys for all
Instagram Live & disappearing – Turkeys for all

Instagram Live & disappearing – Turkeys for all just in time for Thanksgiving! So, Instagram has decided it needs to be even more ephemeral, as if it hadn’t copied Snapchat enough already. And it really needs to offer live video, just like Momma Facebook (and Twitter’s Persicope) but, gee, it can’t compete with Facebook Live […]

Is Instagram finally getting a little deeper?
Is Instagram finally getting a little deeper?

Is Instagram finally getting a little deeper? We can hope. There are encouraging signs. Actual live links in Instagram Stories? Well, some. The wildly popular and generally very useful Facebook-owned image sharing platform announced Nov. 10 it will begin experimenting “in some” Instagram Stories with live links. Instagram Stories are the quick and ephemeral new […]

Pinterest boasts of 150 million monthly users
Pinterest boasts of 150 million monthly users

Everyone’s favorite online scrapbook and advertising platform reached a milestone Oct. 13 as Pinterest boasts of 150 million monthly users. That may still be well below the average monthly users of of other digital platforms (Facebook, 1.7 billion; What’s App, 1 billion; Facebook Messenger, 1 billion; Tumbler, 555 million; Instagram, 500 million) but is a […]

Google boosts mobile search & maps & Allo &…
Google boosts mobile search & maps & Allo &…

In a flurry of digital space updates and upgrades, Google boosts mobile search & maps & Allo &… a travel app & concept movies in Google Photos…maybe even soon a new tool to fight online harassment. It’s been a busy week or so at the Googleplex. Don’t these folks ever take a break? (The answer […]