Blurb Social

  1. Peace out edge rank. There’s a new Facebook algorithm in town and it focuses on

    Story Bumping - Now users won’t just see the best and latest stories according to Facebook but will see all recent stories that thye have not seen or interacted with yet.


    Last Actor - Users will see more posts from the last person/brand that they interacted with.


  2. Instagram contest from Mercedes: 5 of Instagram’s best photographers, 5 days each behind the wheel of the Mercedes-Benz CLA. Whoever gets the most likes during their week wins a 3-year lease on the CLA. They’re also giving one away to the public.


  3. FINALLY, you can tell which damn tab is playing damn music, you damn kids keep it down over there!


  4. Wait, so Motorola’s CEO is named “Dennis Woodside” and the MotoX is going to have a wood-sided phone? Is anyone else starting to get this?


  5. I was sitting at Hill Holliday getting brief after brief that said, “Do the Oreo thing.” Eventually it got to the point where I was like, “Damn, if this thing wins at Cannes I’m out of here.” I never really intended to quit, but it worked out that way in the end.

    Andrew Teman

    From “Is the Oreo tweet all that’s wrong in advertising?” on Digiday

    Read it:


  6. (Man I love this chart. And all charts. Charts charts charts)

    On people 65+ and older: The number of internet users aged 65 and older who are using social media has grown from 13 percent in the spring of 2009 to 43 percent in 2013, Pew researchers found. In addition, six out of ten internet users between the ages of 50 and 64 are using social networks.

    On who uses Twitter, really: Twitter, however, still reaches a younger crowd — 30 percent of the microblogging site’s users are between the ages of 18 and 29, and they represent the largest group on the network. Since 2010, Twitter has nearly doubled its share of the internet population to 18 percent.

    Who is using social media? EVERYBODY: Overall, 72 percent of online adults are now connecting on social networking sites, compared to 8 percent in 2005.


  7. Source: Inside Facebook


  8. According to an eMarketer study, mobile and digital use is going to top TV usage this year in the US. Americans currently only spend 7 minutes more on digital than TV but that number is expected to continue grow according to this research.


  9. Yeah. This guy has more money than you.

    HootSuite announced a $165 million investment in the company, putting its valuation in the likely $1 billion-plus range.


  10. Great news- when sites like Digiday do a rundown of super terrible Facebook posts from brands, they can embed them now instead of just linking/alluding to them! Hazaah!