Watch This Week’s Social Media Updates
Facebook Launches Facebook Canvas for Businesses
This week, Facebook announced Facebook Canvas.
Facebook Canvas is a tool for businesses to create an immersive experience “to tell their stories and showcase their products.”
This is done using videos, images and call-to-action buttons.
Target, Wendy’s and BMW are among some of the brands currently using Facebook Canvas.
Periscope on Twitter
This means instead of having to use two different apps - one to view your Twitter stream and another to use Periscope, you’ll be able to see Periscope broadcasts when you’re browsing through your Twitter feed. This way you can build a richer experience on Twitter.
Here’s an example of what a Persiscope stream looks like on Twitter.
Periscope broadcasts now come alive within Twitter https://amp.twimg.com/v/4c29eb00-728b-488e-8e6d-9782e686d2db
— Periscope (@periscopeco) January 12, 2016
Peach, A New Social Networking App
Peach is “a fun, simple way to keep up with friends and be yourself."
Even more notable, it’s a new social networking app created by Dom Hofmann, a co-founder of Vine.
As with all new social networks, it is important to spend a few minutes evaluating them to see if one holds more value for your business over another one you’re using.
Remember, you don’t need to be on every social network. Otherwise, you could find yourself overwhelmed, which could keep you from getting anything done on your businesses social media channels.Download Peach
In addition to sharing the latest in social media news from this past week, we also highlighted some great tools and apps to check out.
Quuu is a content suggestion tool for your social media channels.
This week, we wanted to highlight another tool from them called Quuu Promote.
Quuu Promote is a tool to have your articles shared with "thousands of Quuu influencers across Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.
By promoting your content through Quuu Promote, you can better connect with relevant influencers rather than using paid advertising.Try Quuu Promote
Peach is a new social network.
According to Peach, it’s a “fun and simple way to keep up with friends and be yourself” and “posting is as easy as texting.”
We’ve been testing out this new social network and it’s pretty refreshing.
If you haven’t had a chance to try out Peach, it’s a free download.
Once you’ve downloaded the app, review this guide to get started.Download Peach
We often get a lot of questions from business owners asking us how we consistently find time to write and publish blog posts.
The tool we’ve been using for over a year is Byword.
It’s a no-frills editor that allows you to write in markdown.
This way we eliminate any clutter during the writing process.
What makes this process work so well isn’t just being able to write in markdown (that saves a lot of time).
We also use the Byword mobile app.
Together, we can start writing a post on our laptop anytime we get a new idea.
When we’re away from our computer, we can launch the app on our mobile device and add new ideas. In little time, we’ll have a finished blog post that we can publish directly to WordPress.Download Byword
That’s it for this week’s episode of Social Chatter.
Be sure to tune-in to our next episode on Blab to find out what’s cooking in social media!