Twitter Custom Timelines: This Week in Social Media

social media researchWelcome to our weekly edition of what’s hot in social media news. To help you stay up to date with social media, here are some of the news items that caught our attention.

What’s New This Week?

Twitter Introduces Custom Timelines: The custom timelines “give you more control over how tweets are organized and delivered on the Twitter platform.”


Watch this video to see how it works.

Click here to see an example.

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"Share the best tweets about a topic you care about, or an event—planned or unplanned—that's happening right now."

Twitter Announces Enhanced Mobile Targeting: “Now all advertisers can segment audiences on iOS and Android by operating system version, specific device and WiFi connectivity.”

twitter enhanced targeting

"This increased granularity in mobile targeting helps advertisers reach users who are most important to them."

LinkedIn Pulse Replaces LinkedIn Today: Pulse and LinkedIn technology has “been fully integrated to offer a more relevant news experience with content tailored to your professional interests, both on the Pulse app and on LinkedIn.com.”

linkedin pulse integration

"When you download the new Pulse app on iOS or Android, you will be prompted to sign in using your LinkedIn profile. Once you've done this, we will automatically bring in the channels, influencers and LinkedIn content you already follow into your Pulse experience."

Vine Launches Windows App: Vine is “making it easy for even more people to capture and share life in motion.”

vine for windows

"Unique to Windows Phone, you can pin your favorite Vine accounts to your homescreen, and use Pivots to easily switch between your apps."

Other interesting news to follow:

LinkedIn Introduces New Way to Add Certifications: LinkedIn is “teaming up with some of the biggest names in online education to help you seamlessly update your profile with your educational accomplishments as you complete certifications or courses.”

linkedin add certifications

"After the completion of a course with a participating provider, you will receive an email with a link that will present you with an automatically populated certification field, complete with the details of the course you just completed."

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About the Author, Cindy King

Cindy King is the director of editorial for Social Media Examiner. She spent 25 years abroad in international business development and then built her own international business from scratch by using social business networking. Other posts by »




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  • Varghese Keerikatte

    Interesting information. I will be looking forward to receiving regular update. Thanks,
    Keerikatte

  • Nick Messenger

    Hi Cindy,
    Thank you for the article which I found really interesting……..but, at the same time, a little confusing! My fault not yours!
    I had to read your article a few times to grasp what the Twitter Timeline is really about.
    I have to confess to not being 100% certain but is it like using the #?
    If it is what`s the difference between the two? When would you use the # & when would you use the Timeline?
    Sorry to be a little slow on this matter!

    Nick

  • Raminta

    Brilliant news re twitter timeline! I’m off to embed all the nice tweets about our company in the website.

  • Anthony Tyus

    I love the video about Twitter Timeline Customization. It’s very dynamic especially when you have a bunch of followers.

  • Anthony Tyus

    I wonder how it works when you only for now have less than 100 followers

  • http://cindyking.biz/ Cindy King

    Hi Nick, the Twitter timeline represents the stream of tweets you have from the people you follow. So a Custom Timeline is like a filter. You create one to see a select group of people. Hashtags are more like tags for specific topics. Hashtags help you to follow discussions on specific topics.

  • Nick Messenger

    Hi Cindy,
    Thanks very much for your reply. I`m glad I asked as it now makes more sense to me.
    Look forward to more of your posts / articles.

  • Angela Quisumbing

    Great video tip! I really love how you guys make things easy for marketers to attend your event. Even better that you show us how to do the same thing or similar with our own projects.







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