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Website Links Will Now Shorten the Length of a Tweet

Dec 16

What’s Relevant This Week in Social Media.

Social media has many caveats.  With frequent updates and resurfacing content, social media changes rapidly.  Be sure to keep up on the most pressing and intriguing issues to help you master the art of social media.  Using social media is one thing but using it well is the key to online success.  Stay updated and stay informed with the latest social media news.

In Case You Missed It

Media-summit-madati-2-640x359It’s getting more and more difficult for content producers to get the audience attention that television shows and films need to stay afloat.  The attention has switched to social media and the internet.  The entire arena has changed and sadly to say, print media and news are starting to take a back seat to social media.  Here’s whats happening. 


Twitter-brushedThink 140 characters isn’t enough to say what you want in a tweet? Get ready for 117. Starting in February ’13, tweets that contain URLs will be reduced to 118 characters, 117 for https links. While that may seem like a huge drop, the change represents a two-character drop per tweet from what you are currently able to send when a hyperlink is involved. If you’re a marketer this is the real dooms day apocalypse. What Twitter’s doing.


During this year’s U.S. presidential election, it wasn’t uncommon for political journalists to watch the debates with two, maybe three computer screens, a mobile device ready for push notifications and, of course, a social dashboard scrolling in the background. So what do you think social sites like Twitter are doing for the politics scene? Are they ruining it? Find out here.


Instagram Tilt-ShiftInstagram, if you know how to use it, can add a creative twist to your businesses overall look.  The nifty photo app, and now fully functional social media site, has tons of cool features.  The artistic touch you can add to your photos is endless.   With a few tricks and know hows, you can master what there is to know about instagram.   Here is a guide to conquering some of the simplest effects to some of the more complicated ones.  Using Instagram.



Feature photo credit: @noeliareyna

John is a Content Editor at Katie Wagner Social Media. He is fluent in Spanish, and has studied business and online marketing internationally.

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