HootSuite Acquires Seesmic, Company Will Now Connect To More Social Platforms

HootSuite Buys Seesmic

HootSuite Buys Seesmic

HootSuite on Thursday announced the acquisition of Seesmic, a service that breaks social media threads up into manageable groups for easy social media management.

With the acquisition HootSuite will be able to help spruce up the Seesmic dashboard which has lacked the type of pizzazz found on HootSuite products.

The two companies combined will mean a bigger social reach for customers. While Seesmic has worked to allow for Tumblr posting, HootSuite recently gained Google+ page access. Combined the company now has access to two of the fastest growing social platforms in the world.

According to All Twitter:

“Seesmic chief executive Loic Le Meur had to lay off half of his staff back in March, and this buyout from HootSuite is partially a talent acquisition for the remaining roster. Users of Seesmic software will be slowly ported over to HootSuite, who say that this buyout will ‘further reinforce HootSuite’s position in the upper left quadrant of the Twitter Partner graph.’”

In the meantime HootSuite is allows Seesmic business users to try out HootSuite Pro. With their trial of the platform business users receive social networking profiles, access to bulk scheduling capabilities, ability to collaborate with up to 10 team members, monitor social analytic reports, and more. [Read more…]

Michelle Obama’s DNC Speech Attracted 28,003 Tweets Per Minute

Michelle Obama Twitter DNC Champion

Michelle Obama Twitter DNC ChampionMichelle Obama’s well received speech was not only admired by many listeners, it was also a bit hit on Twitter where it earned 28,003 Tweet per minute. Putting her big night into perspective Mitt Romney’s speech garnered just 14,239 tweets per minute and he was in the midst of officially accepting the GOP nomination for President.

While Mitt Romney and his campaign have tried to create a larger voice in social media President Obama had a huge head start. For example Obama has 18.4 million Twitter followers while Romney is still sitting at the 1 million marker.

A recent Pew Internet study has also revealed that Democrats tend to use social media sites more than Republicans and Independents to spread political messages. In fact Republicans in the survey claimed that social media is not really all that important during an election. [Read more…]

Apple iPhone 5 Confirmation. Company Sends Out Press Invitations With Naming Hint

Apple iPhone 5

Apple iPhone 5

Apple divulged on Tuesday that it would be announcing the iPhone 5 on September 12, 2012. The company sent out a graphic that features the “12” for the press conference date with a large “5” shadow under the image. Revealing the name of a gadget before it arrives is a first for the world’s largest tech firm.

In 2011 Apple surprised everyone when it revealed the iPhone 4S after media outlets spent months calling the device the iPhone 5.

Apple pulled the same shenanigans in March of this year when the company revealed the ‘new iPad” in place of names that included iPad 3 and iPad HD (because of its Retina display).

With previous product releases Apple has received some backlash, for example when the iPhone 4S was released those in attendance seemed underwhelmed by the slight modifications made from the iPhone 4 to iPhone 4S models, focusing almost solely on Siri voice-assisted technology.  [Read more…]

FullyFollow Let’s People Follow You With A Single URL

Fully Follow

Fully FollowHave you noticed the number of social network links in email footers these days? Follow me on LinkedIn, Follow me on Twitter, Follow me on Facebook, the list seems endless. Now thanks to an enterprising startup called FullyFollow users can share one link to rule them all.

Located at FullyFollow.me the program allows users to share their social networks in a single interface. Once entered users share their FullyFollow.Me URL and then they sit back and wait for super follow stardom.

Started in 2011 by Eli Gratz, Ryan Lelek, and Dale Stephens the program was conceptualized during a 48-hour bus trip from Chicago to Austin’s South by Southwest (SXSW) conference.  [Read more…]