Top Links for Thursday
New ad units from Twitter merge polls and retweets, and just how large is 10,000 characters, in today’s SMCurrent.
1 Twitter Announces “Conversational” Ad Units
Twitter is announcing a new “conversational” ad unit today, where users are prompted to personalize and share a marketer’s message.
2 How Facebook’s News Feed Really Works
For all its power, Facebook’s news feed algorithm is surprisingly inelegant, maddeningly mercurial, and stubbornly opaque.
3 Oracle buys AddThis to get sharing data
AddThis typically is considered a social sharing company, but under the hood it’s a data company.
4 Does Twitter’s New Share Button Mean Less Sharing? The Data Suggests So: Here’s What You Can Do About It
Social networks are always making updates and tweaks to their platforms.
5 Do People Still Use Tumblr for Business?
With more than 200 million blogs publishing 80 million posts per day, Tumblr is one of the most …
6 Here’s What 10,000 Characters Looks Like
 So, Recode reported today that Twitter was tinkering around with the idea of expanding its 140…
7 A How-To Guide on UGC Listening Galleries
Is your brand considering beginning a new campaign, but you’re not really sure where to start?…