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Rapid Fire Reviews: ThinkUp [SMToolbox]

Ross Richendrfer
Rapid Fire Reviews are back as another social media tool gets evaluated against The Nacho Scale. This week it's ThinkUp, a Twitter and Facebook insights tool that's backed by Anil Dash. Read on for a breakdown of the use, value and limitations of ThinkUp and Ross' ultimate recommendation on whether you should give it a try.
Rapid Fire Reviews: ThinkUp [SMToolbox]

5 of My Favorite Productivity Apps

cabraham
Robots will enslave us all; however, until then, they make it possible to get quite a lot done on one’s own. This isn’t a review so much as simply a subjective sharing of some of the tools I use — and want to use — on a daily basis to make my work and personal life productive, collaborative, and organized.
5 of My Favorite Productivity Apps

10 Tools for Making Your Digital Life Easier

BradFriedman
Do you ever find yourself creating to-do lists for organizing all of your to-do lists? Are you struggling with establishing a system for storing files online? Is the idea of sharing your screen in an online meeting a daunting task that you would prefer to completely avoid?
10 Tools for Making Your Digital Life Easier

What’s REALLY the Best Time to Post on Social Media?

adhutchinson
There are a heap of posts and infographics floating about the web that detail the best days and times to post to the various social media platforms. But while generic data can be useful and can provide you with a level of guidance, the generic audience they’re targeting with those times is not your audience.
What’s REALLY the Best Time to Post on Social Media?

Twitter Now Supports Animated GIFs

Sendible
Perhaps taking a cue from Tumblr’s growing success, Twitter announced on June 18th that the web site, along with the Android and iOS Twitter apps, will now support animated GIFs. The announcement came, of course, via a tweet from Twitter support, and the reaction was an almost unanimous “Finally!”
Twitter Now Supports Animated GIFs

Twitter + Klout + Fireworks = #4thofJuly Fun

craigpsmith
So, the Fourth of July is almost upon us, and in addition to grilling, swimming and lighting sparklers, a digital ad agency wants you to throw tweeting onto your long-weekend agenda. Between now and Friday, if you include the hashtag #4thofjuly in your tweets, you can automatically set off a fun virtual fireworks display.
Twitter + Klout + Fireworks = #4thofJuly Fun

Yo. Srsly?

BrianSolis
If something like Yo appeals to us so that we can simply let people know we’re thinking about them, but need an app to do it, it says something about our so-called digital life, our dependence on technology and society overall. Perhaps there’s something to the rising trend of digital detox retreats after all.
Yo. Srsly?

Why Google Places Is Now Google My Business

Warren Knight
Since the introduction of the Google Hummingbird Algorithm, Google has combined Google Places with Google+ Local and rebranded it as “Google My Business.” This change from Google shows that they understand the importance for businesses with a high street store or office to be found online.
Why Google Places Is Now Google My Business

Conferences Have Gone Social, Have You?

caitlinz10
Savvy business owners and brands are using social media channels, such as Twitter, LinkedIn and blogs, to communicate with customers, build online relationships and tell their stories. This approach to digital marketing has also revolutionized the conference experience.
Conferences Have Gone Social, Have You?

SMToolbox: Improving Performance in the Financial Industry with Hearsay Social

Steve Rayson
We are now seeing the emergence of a new wave of social media tools that intelligently address specific business challenges. This week we take a look at how Hearsay Social has focused on the practical ways social media can support field sales staff and can help ensure compliance in the financial services industry.
SMToolbox: Improving Performance in the Financial Industry with Hearsay Social