Building on last year's F8 announcement of "Businesses on Messenger", Facebook will probably be announcing the next phase of the project by releasing its chat bot development framework during this week's F8 conference. Facebook will be releasing new SDKs and APIs to enable developers to...

Ignite Social Media is a unique company, not only because we were the first social media marketing agency, but also because of our company culture. We have Community Managers, Content Producers, Strategists, Analysts, Influencer Specialists and more, all with different personalities that combine to bring...

Folks, who are both thrilled about the possibilities and/or worried about spam or clutter due to Twitter's recent announcement regarding possibly increasing the platform's character limit to 10,000, don't need to worry or get overly excited. [br][br] [br][br] This has nothing to do with you. [br][br] This is Twitter trying...

Twitter's recent announcement that they are deprecating the Twitter Share Count API is giving some marketers heart palpitations, but to me this is a sign of a company that's finally maturing albeit in ways that will make life difficult to marketers in the short-term. Here's...

The Great Unbundling of Mobile Apps -- Is it working? Recently, there's been lots of news about Facebook, LinkedIn, Google and others adopting a multi-mobile app strategy whereby they split large desktop apps into smaller specialized mobile apps. Brands are taking notice and are starting to...

Foursquare provides many useful tools to help spread the word about your brick and mortar establishment. The social media marketing giant added an update to its API that many marketers have seemed to miss, an apps platform that offers features to venues that can greatly...

I had a great time at this year's SXSW Conference. Tried to make it out to as many panels as possible. I missed a few due to the distance between campuses and confusion over shuttle buses -- see #2 and #7 on Jim's post. That...

Digg recently released DiggBar to a wave of criticism normally reserved for Facebook whenever it rolls out a new piece of functionality. What has gotten folks, in particular SEOers and content producers, all riled up?...