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Facebook Starts Roll Out of New Business Pages Design

While everyone is focused on the first successful test flight of Aquila, the solar airplane Facebook designed to bring internet access to people living in remote locations – Facebook was busy beginning the roll-out of a brand new design for b...
by Rapid Purple on Jul 21, 2016

Facebook Has Over 1.6 Billion Active Monthly Users

Every now and again someone comes along and asks what the true importance of social media is for business owners, and luckily there is plenty of data available to answer that question. The latest from Statista showcases just how many monthly active...
by Rapid Purple on Jul 19, 2016

Instagram Starts Rolling Out Business Profiles

It seems that the rollout for Instagram Business Profiles has began today as several of my client businesses have been issued a notification to switch their Instagram accounts to a new business account. The initial notification should appear at the t...
by Rapid Purple on Jul 18, 2016

How to Avoid Astronomical Roaming Charges on Overseas Travel

Hong Kong company launche world’s first 4G Wi-Fi portable device that works worldwide by transforming 4G networks into Wi-Fi signals, giving travelers access to fast, safe, and stable 4G Wi-Fi without SIM cards.
by Accidental TravelWriter on Jun 14, 2016

Twitter Updates 140 Character Rules – Excludes Mentions & Retweets

When Twitter first launched the 140 character rule fit the concept perfectly – letting users share brief and short, text based messages. However in an ever-evolving world that is obsessed with media content and visual stimulation, Twitter now s...
by Rapid Purple on May 31, 2016

Instagram Goes Through Their First Redesign

Lately Instagram has been going through some serious changes, updating their app layout to a sleeker, brighter, and more open design – featuring plenty of whitespace and simple black icons. Today the Instagram suite of apps also gets a brand ne...
by Rapid Purple on May 11, 2016

Instagram Is Increasing Video Limits to 60 Seconds!

Everyone is so caught up complaining about the upcoming Instagram newsfeed change – that we’ve almost missed another huge changing coming to Instagram. Videos on Instagram are going to change from the current 15-second limit to 60-second...
by Rapid Purple on Mar 30, 2016

Instagram Wants To Change The Way Your Feed Is Displayed

The first major change to you’re Instagram feed is coming. Much in the style of Facebook, Instagram (owned by Facebook) is looking into changing the order in which we see posts in our IGfeeds. The concept being that we’re just not seeing...
by Rapid Purple on Mar 17, 2016

Twitter Updates Moments to Make Link Browsing Easier

One of the most annoying parts of following links within any social media post on your mobile device is that it usually takes you away from what you wanted to be doing. Facebook solved this by opening links in an internal browser within the Facebook...
by Rapid Purple on Mar 17, 2016

Facebook Live Videos Are Changing The News Feed Algorithm

Back in early December, Facebook starting letting a small percentage of users within the U.S. stream live video from their phones directly to Facebook. This then expanded to all verified pages, and eventually all U.S. iPhone and Android users, and al...
by Rapid Purple on Mar 12, 2016

Facebook Launches Canvas Ads – A New Fullscreen Mobile Experience

With a plethora of mobile-only users on Facebook, and with mobile ads performing up to 5 times better than their desktop counterparts – Facebook has been hard at work at building an ideal mobile-only advertising platform that can bring togethe...
by Rapid Purple on Feb 29, 2016

Facebook Finally Launches Reactions

Facebook first began testing reactions back in 2015 – introducing the first thoughts that the Like button we have come to love may one day be gone. Well today is that day as Facebook officially rolls out Reactions and replaces the Like button f...
by Rapid Purple on Feb 24, 2016

Facebook & Instagram Now Support 90 Day Advertising Campaigns

Facebook has announced support for 90-day campaigns  – letting marketers run de-duped campaigns over a longer period of time. The new functionality is live already, and also extends to Instagram campaigns. Facebook says on its Marketing Partne...
by Rapid Purple on Feb 4, 2016

Facebook Officially Migrates To HTML5 Video

Flash really isn’t doing well. First YouTube gave up Flash and switched to a new HTML5 video player earlier this year, and now Facebook has ditched Flash – also switching to HTML5. The move was inspired by a slew of things – perform...
by Rapid Purple on Dec 24, 2015

Twitter Moments Makes It To the UK

Twitter Moments – my favorite new Twitter feature – has finally rolled out in the UK! Here in the UK, we’re proud to be the first European country to roll out the service, and we pulled together a talented curation team whose sole aim i...
by Rapid Purple on Dec 17, 2015

Infographic: Guide To Social Media Image Sizes

Adding some holiday cheer to your social media profiles this season? Maybe you’re just redesigning you’re image for 2016? ClickZ recently published an awesome infographic featuring all of the image sizes you need to know about for Faceboo...
by Rapid Purple on Dec 3, 2015

Facebook Brings Messages & Events To The Page Plugin

Integrating social media widgets into your website is a sure-fire way to help boost engagement from your audience, and Facebook is well aware of it. So aware that they have decided to rework the Page Plugin to allow your visitors and customers to mes...
by Rapid Purple on Dec 3, 2015

Google Removed Reviews From Google+ Pages & There’s No Reason To Panic

Last week Google launched a brand-spankin new design for Google+, and all everyone seems to actually care about is the fact that business reviews have been removed. Reviews will no longer be shown on Google+ Pages in the new Google+ design. Reviews a...
by Rapid Purple on Nov 30, 2015

Facebook Makes It Easier For Non-Profits To Raise Funds

Facebook has just rolled out a brand new tool designed to allow not-for-profits to raise funds for a campaign without pushing users off to their own landing pages or donation forms. The new tool, called Fundraisers, adds a dedicated page where a non-...
by Rapid Purple on Nov 19, 2015

Twitter Advertises Moments During 2015 World Series

When was the last time you saw a Twitter commercial on TV? Go ahead. I’ll wait. . . . . . If you answered never – you were close. Back in 2012 Twitter ran a TV advert during a Nascar race. If you missed that – you’ve never se...
by Rapid Purple on Nov 3, 2015


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