How To Use Social Media To Grow Your New Business

Social media can be an effective way of marketing your business — but you need to choose the right platforms and the right tools. Get started with these tested and proven methods.


The Correct Dimensions For Images On Different Social Networks

Working to craft the perfect profile at Facebook or LinkedIn? This infographic collects everything you need to know about the ideal photo size for different social networks.


Filter Twitter By Number Of Retweets For Better Search Results

We already know that Twitter search is pretty useful for things beyond sharing your breakfast. However, there are some undocumented search operators that you can use to filter out the junk.


Twibble Automatically Tweets Blog Posts Or RSS Feeds On A Schedule

Whether you own a blog or subscribe to RSS feeds, you probably share your favourite articles on Twitter. Twibble is a service that can take care of this for you by automatically tweeting articles.


Vellum Turns Twitter Links Into A Reading List

There are all kinds of different services that pull links from social media accounts and turn them into reading lists, but The New York Times’ Vellum is one of the more elegant and easy to use to use.


Third-Party Apps That Are Better Than The Official Counterparts

Popular services like Twitter, Dropbox, YouTube and Wikipedia generally have their own apps on various mobile and desktop platforms — but sometimes third-party developers swoop in and make better alternatives. Here are some prime examples of where the unofficial software works better than the “authorised version”.


Privatize Tweets Links That Only Users You Mention Can Open

Web: Can’t send someone a Direct Message on Twitter but want to share a private link? Privatize lets you post tweets with URLs, but only people mentioned in that tweet can access the URL.


ThinkUp Analyses Your Social Life, Highlights Your Best Moments

ThinkUp, the tool that archives, analyses and gives you control over your online social life, has come a long way since we last highlighted it. The service now gives you unique and surprising insight into the things you post and the things your friends interact with, and you can try it for free to see if you like it.


Why We're Hooked On Social Networks

Births, job losses, divorces, raises, holidays, successes, photos, drawings, articles, failures and music: Social networks are places we share our stories. Sometimes those stories are personal, sometimes they’re informative, other times they’re just stupid. Let’s take a look at why we feel compelled to do it.


Search Twitter More Efficiently With These Search Operators

There is a lot of information on Twitter. Use these search operators to help weed out the useful posts from the posts about what someone is having for dinner.