Twitter Unveils Custom Timelines
Twitter unveiled the ability to make custom timelines last week, an exciting new move that lets users create their own timelines around particular events, filled with tweets from particular users and topics.
“Whether you want to collect the best Tweets about a TV show or help people find the latest information about fast-moving real-time situations, custom timelines let you give everyone a place to follow along,” wrote Brian Ellin, product manager for the Twitter platform.
To take advantage of this feature, you’ll need Tweetdeck, the Twitter client that the company bought two years ago, in order to make the custom timelines. Developers can also make one by hand using the Twitter API. Tweetdeck users will be familiar with the concept, since the service has long allowed its users to create custom columns of content. What has changed is that those columns are now, in effect, portable.
The difference between a custom timeline and a Twitter list is that you can tailor and craft the content to your liking, adding or removing tweets a la carte. And, each custom timeline is public and has its own page on Twitter.com so you can easily share it or embed it on any website.
Fifty & Five Is Looking For Spring Interns!
Fifty & Five is hiring interns for Spring 2014! Applicants must be in Los Angeles or Orlando, and must be able to receive college credit.
A desire to learn about Social Media/Advertising/Marketing is a must! Writing and/or graphic design experience is a big plus.
At Fifty & Five, we provide interns the opportunity to experience all parts of the business, including marketing strategy, accounts management, and business development. Think “Mad Men” with less drama and more donuts. Our diverse portfolio of high-profile clients includes major chain restaurants, tourism boards, educational institutions, hospitals, and more!
– Your resume
– A writing sample (published, blog links, or something written for school)
– Days of the week you are available to intern based on your class schedule
We look forward to hearing from you!
LinkedIn Unveils Pulse
Pulse, the customizable news reader that LinkedIn acquired in April for $90 million, just got a major promotion. LinkedIn announced on Wednesday that its popular news curation feature, LinkedIn Today, has been replaced on both desktop and mobile by Pulse, which now provides the backend technology for all content surfacing on the platform. The transition comes alongside an update to the Pulse mobile app, which will more tightly integrate the news reader with LinkedIn.
Snapchat Turns Down $3 Billion Offer
According to The Wall Street Journal, popular time-bomb messaging service Snapchat reportedly refused a $3 billion offer from Facebook. Reports say that Snapchat founder and CEO Evan Spiegel doesn’t want to sell or accept an investor until at least early next year, when the userbase will be bigger. Facebook had earlier offered to buy Snapchat for more than $1 billion, the people briefed on the matter said. In recent weeks, Facebook representatives contacted Snapchat again to discuss an all-cash offer that at $3 billion would be Facebook’s largest acquisition.
Road Wars App Seeks To End Texting While Driving
With the goal of making people more focused, careful, and law-abiding drivers, Road Wars launched its mobile app this week. Road Wars gamifies the driving experience by rewarding users for following good driving practices and penalizing them for excessive acceleration, braking and swerving, and interacting with their phone. The app is social, so you can see how you compare to your Facebook friends who are also into Road Wars.