Since redesigning its site Twitter has been accused of killing its previously open ecosystem. The focus of the accusations comes from Twitter's removal of RSS feeds on each user's profile. Twitter has said this is a design glitch that will be fixed but until that happens, if it ever will, there still are ways to get access a Twitter user's RSS feed.
While crowdsourcing has almost become a household word its perception as an advertiser's novelty, suitable only for advertising mobile phones, is gradually being eroded. More and more organisations are realising the possibilities of crowdsourcing as a business tool and one organisation, the blur Group, is using a innovative approach.
Facebook is, slowly, rolling out its new Facebook Messaging system but if you aren't one of the lucky few that has been given access there is apparently a way to upgrade your account. Facebook users who already have access to the Facebook Messages have been given an, almost hidden, option to invite their friends to use the system.
Foursquare users checked in over 380,576,305 times in 2010, including once from the International Space Station, the company announced today. Describing 2010 as “an insane year” the three year old smartphone social network released some information (in infographic form, of course) about their userbase.
Hootsuite,the social media dashboard web app, is giving away money to users who recommend the service on their sites. Writing today, Hootsuite HQ says that paid users of the HootSuite Affiliate Program, typically corporate users, will be able to receive ‘commission’ when they recommend new users to the company’s premium service.