If you haven’t already heard, Twitter recently announced that they will be retiring Vine, the social media platform known for its quirky array of 6-second, looping videos. And we, like the rest of the internet world, are devastated. As our own form of goodbye, we’ve compiled our best Vines in one last video tribute.
A look at the live streaming market by numbers
Live streaming has exploded over the past few years, with millions of new users watching and creating streams on a variety of platforms. As the medium continues to integrate itself into mainstream social media, live streaming is beginning to see some impressive numbers in terms of views, revenue, and its impact on customer engagement.
Everything you need to know about Instagram Stories
Snapchat has been the reigning champion of the social media scene for quite some time, but Instagram’s new Stories feature could dethrone them from that coveted spot.
Twitter joins the live streaming fray with an impressive lineup
We’ve said before that live streaming is one of the most popular and fastest-growing ways to communicate with an audience online. So it’s no surprise that Twitter has joined the live streaming bandwagon, debuting the new feature with live streamed coverage of tennis games at Wimbledon last week.
Our 5 biggest takeaways from Social Media Day Denver
Social Media Day Denver, hosted by Colorado Women in Social Media (CWSM), took place just last week and was a great opportunity for local entrepreneurs and marketers to learn how they can make the most of their social media presence. Here are our biggest takeaways from the conference and some tips that can help you create a stronger social following for yourself or your business.
5 reasons you need a .LIVE domain for your live streaming channel
Whether you live stream to thousands of viewers each night on Twitch or just use Facebook Live to show grandma and grandpa what you’re making for dinner, live streaming is the latest social media phenomenon, and it’s growing at a rapid rate. Businesses and individuals alike are now asking themselves how live streaming can be used to build their audience, promote engagement, and help them meet personal or business goals.
How to update your Bitly DNS records (and why you need to do it ASAP)
Bitly recently announced in an email to their user base that they are migrating to a new hosting provider, which means that if you are currently using a branded Bitly domain shortener, you need to update your DNS A records before June 29 to prevent your links from breaking. If you have your branded short domain through Name.com, here’s how you can quickly and easily make these changes.
5 URL forwarding hacks for an epic social media presence
Nowadays it seems like everyone has a social media presence. And it’s not just updates on Facebook anymore—now there’s a wide array of social media sites that let you use video, photos, or even long form content to share updates about yourself and your life.
But how exciting is it, really, to say “Find me on Facebook” or “Look up my Instagram handle”? Wouldn’t it be easier to have a simple way to take your potential connections directly to your profile? By using these 5 domain hacks, you can make it easier than ever for friends and fans to connect with you on your various social media platforms.
We’ve been locked out of our Instagram account and need your help
If you’re a big Instagram user, you may have noticed that we haven’t posted on Name.com’s Instagram account in quite some time. We know—we’ve been locked out of our account for months and we need your help to get it back!
Gear up folks: A live streaming war is about to start
Facebook. YouTube. Twitter.
Aside from being some of the biggest names in social media, these brands share another common trait: They’ve thrown their gloves into the live streaming ring and are now battling it out to see who will come out on top. If this epic struggle proves anything it’s this—live streaming is here to stay.