The Digital Download series by 360 Crowd® gives you the best digital tips and tricks for new tools and general news circulating in the digital world.
Twitter and Comcast introduce new ‘See It’ button – Comcast just announced a partnership with NBCUniversal and Twitter which will make it possible for users to live stream TV shows from their set-top box, smartphone or tablet by tapping a “See It” button embedded in select tweets. This new feature will roll-out in November for NBCUniversal network shows. Users will also be able to set reminders, set their DVR and even buy theater tickets through Fandango.
Neilson starts measuring Twitter TV ratings – Networks can now see how their shows performed on Twitter compared to other shows with Neilson’s new Twitter TV ratings. The new tool will use Twitter data to quantify the number of users who post and view tweets about popular shows.
Pinterest used for content sharing almost as much as email – Pinterest is close to taking e-mail’s spot as the third most popular sharing channel behind Facebook and Twitter, where sharing is defined as using the buttons found on many stories on the web. Apparently, content sharing on Pinterest increased 15% in the month of August, a month after Pinterest’s announcement that it is testing promoted pins.
Yahoo Mail’s total redesign – Yahoo significantly redesigned Yahoo Mail with Flickr-generated themes, a new compose screen and a Tumblr-inspired look. At over 100 million daily users, Yahoo Mail’s revamp is an attempt to compete with Gmail, the biggest email service worldwide with over 425 million monthly users
Snapchat Stories makes snaps last longer – Snapchats no longer have to self-destruct. Snaps can now last for up to 24 hours with Snapchat’s newest feature, Snapchat Stories. You can now create a compilation of photos and videos taken in the last 24 hours visible by any of your Snapchat friends, a potential competitor to Facebook’s News Feed.
Facebook powers 45% of social logins on the web – You know when you can register at a website through your social account or an email identity? That’s a social login. During Q3 2013, 45% of social logins were powered by Facebook, with Google close behind at 33%.