Articles by Kris Holt

Kris Holt

Kris Holt is a Montrealer by way of a small city in Scotland. He has a master’s degree in English and is a former newspaper sub-editor, video games reviewer and sports writer. Aside from being a tech and social media advocate, Kris is a movie nerd, television fiend and likes to think of himself as creative. He would also like you to know he is far less mean then he looks in his photo.

REPORT: Klout Raises $30M At $200M Valuation

klout featured It seems that a change in how Klout determines your social influence score has not dampened investors' enthusiasm for the social influence measurement service, as it is said to have raised $30 million at a $200 million valuation. Kleiner Perkins has led the funding round, according to Business Insider, with participation from Institutional Venture Partners. In... Read more »

Twitter Tool Helps You Know Your Followers

twitter cookies featured You can now get a broad picture of the type of people who follow you on Twitter following the launch of an in-depth analytics tool called Know your Twitter followers. The tool, which was created by location technology service provider Schmap, allows you to view a summary analysis of your Twitter followers based on their bio, location and tweets to help give you an... Read more »

Google+ Launches New Features, Lets You See What’s Hot On Social Network

google plus spiral featured Google+ has launched several new features that will help you find what content is popular on the social network. You'll also be able to see how posts are being shared and have some fun with your photos through a new editing tool. The What's Hot on Google+ feature will help you discover interesting content that's being discussed frequently on the social network.... Read more »

Google+ Now Available For Google Apps Users

google plus logo featured Google+ has opened up access to Google Apps users. Previously, the service was only available to those with a regular Google account, but now those who use Google Apps at college, work or home can join too. You can manually turn on access to Google+ for your organization now and when access is enabled, your users will simply have to visit to sign... Read more »

Facebook Unveils New Security Measures, Details Security Features In Infographic

vault people Facebook has announced several new security features that aim to keep you and your Facebook account safe. The social network is testing the Trusted Friends and App Passwords tools, while it has published an infographic which details some of the many security features that you can take advantage of on Facebook. The Trusted Friends tool will help you out if you ever... Read more »

Gnip Adds Google+ To Suite Of Social Media Sources

Social media data provider Gnip has added Google+ to its suite of data sources. The integration was built using the Google+ search API to help you find relevant social data in real-time from Google+ using Gnip. You'll be able to find public Google+ posts and comments related to keywords and phrases that are relevant to your needs. Using Google+ data, Gnip claims... Read more »

GetGlue Adds Real-time Conversations To Android App And Mobile Site

Flickr On Monday, GetGlue added new features to its website, including the ability to take part in a real-time conversation around a topic you have checked into. That functionality was added to its iPhone app last month and now the social entertainment check-in service has added the feature to its Android app and mobile website. While you are watching a show or sporting... Read more »

China Set To Tighten Social Media Censorship

China is preparing to establish stricter rules for the use of social media and instant messaging services following a surge in microblogging popularity in the world's most populous country. An official response to the increase in microblogging usage was issued by the Communist party central committee after citizens started to discuss sensitive issues, attack... Read more »

INFOGRAPHIC: How UK Politicians Use Twitter, Facebook And Other Social Media Services

Flickr As you may or may not know, over 40 percent of British Members of Parliament are on Twitter. They seem to enjoy the power of sharing their thoughts quickly with a global audience as they recently voted against a motion that would have banned the use of Twitter during debates. Of course, having an active social media presence might help them out during elections, so... Read more »

Social Travel Service gtrot Helps You Discover Cities Using Your Friends’ Social Network Activity

Flickr Social travel service gtrot has launched a feature that provides you with personalized city discovery recommendations based on your friends' social networking activity. The feature aggregates relevant activity (such as photos) into a grid view to help you build a trip itinerary. When you enter your destination city, gtrot will scrape data from Facebook, Twitter,... Read more »
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