Instagram and Twitter are currently playing competitive games at the expense of their users with Instagram cutting off easy posting to Twitter. But Pinterest has jumped into the breech. And they're not the only ones hard at work. Last week Google+ introduced Google+ Communities and HootSuite's App Directory added support for more social media outlets including Vimeo and WordPress.org.
Twitter has been upping its photo game in order to compete with all sorts of people including Instagram. They switched photo storage from Photobucket to an inhouse system back in September in order to scale.
Twitter Adds Photo Filters
This summer Twitter stopped allowing Instagram users to connect with Twitter friends. Over the last week or so, Instagram has struck back, sort of, by first making it difficult to post photos directly to Twitter and now removing posting entirely with only a link back to Instagram.
While Instagram's introduction of web profiles has been helpful to music marketers, busy musicians and marketers can't be happy with having some of their most popular tools making such moves.
Here are some workarounds that might bring some sanity back into your life.
And, if you're on Pinterest, you should be happy to know that you can now view your pins on Twitter.
Google+ Introduces Communities
In addition to the above somewhat cheesy video, here are a couple of informative posts:
New HootSuite Apps Include Vimeo and Wordpress.org
HootSuite is one of the more popular tools for managing social media accounts and maintaining sanity. To connect with as many social media services as possible, they launched an App Directory which has seen regular additions.
Now in its tenth wave of new apps, last week HootSuite added apps for Vimeo, WordPress.org, Via.Me, Reachli and Scripted.
Thumbnail photo courtesy Filip Lachowski.
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