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.

Klout Updates How It Measures Your Social Influence

klout scores featured Social influence measuring service Klout has unveiled a big update to Klout Scores. Over the last 3 months, the service has been working on ways to make its social influence scoring more accurate and this is the biggest change to the Klout Score since the service launched 3 years ago. The stability and accuracy of the scores have been improved with this update, as... Read more »

RockMelt Updates Web Browser To Make Social Sharing Easier

rockmelt featured Social Web browser RockMelt has been updated to make it easier for you to share content with multiple social networks and friends at the same time. Other new features include thinner Edges and an easier way to add apps. The updated share button now allows you to carry out several functions at the same time. For instance, you can share content with several... Read more »

Foursquare’s New ‘Radar’ Feature Could Lead To Death Of The Check-in

Flickr Last week, Foursquare added a fascinating new feature called Radar to its iPhone app. Rather than having to check-in to see what's happening at a venue, Radar uses the technology introduced in iOS 5 to provide you with notifications when you are close to a location that might be of interest to you. If you're situated close to a place on your To-Do list, not too... Read more »

LinkedIn Reveals New Way For Recruiters To Manage Potential Job Candidates

LinkedIn has unveiled a new product called Talent Pipeline, which aims to help recruiters manage job candidates from a variety of sources and hire the best talent more quickly. With social networking services and social media becoming more prominent, there are more and more ways for recruiters to find sources of talent who may not be actively looking for a new... Read more »

UberMedia Launches Social Interest Network

chimein-featured We'd been hearing rumors for months that UberMedia -- a developer of social media management clients – was working on its own social network to rival the likes of Twitter and Facebook. As it turns out, there has been no smoke without fire as the company has announced the launch of, a social interest network that aims to help you connect with friends and... Read more »

STUDY: Marketers Planning To Invest More In Social Media

Flickr Setting aside a proportion of advertising dollars to promote products and brands on social media services is becoming increasingly common among marketers. Indeed, companies are increasing their social media efforts by investing resources and money in specific areas of social media to increase the visibility of their brands and products. A new study published by... Read more »

YouTube Expands NextUp Program, Seeks Chefs And Trainers To Participate

YouTube YouTube has revealed it is expanding its NextUp program. The video-sharing service is launching 2 new YouTube Next Creator Programs to help content creators boost their careers: YouTube Next Chef and YouTube Next Trainer. Each of the programs will have 16 participants, who will have the chance to take part in a three-month class held using Google+ Hangouts. The... Read more »

Facebook Privacy Plaintiffs Attempt To Consolidate Tracking Cookie Lawsuits

Flickr Following concerns that were raised over Facebook's use of cookies to allegedly track users' Web browsing activity even after they had logged out, several lawsuits have been filed against Facebook in recent weeks over privacy matters. Now, a group of 7 plaintiffs have filed a motion with the United States Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation to consolidate 11... Read more »

50 Cent Donates Meals To Hungry Kids For Facebook Likes

50 cent featured In honor of United Nations World Food Day, 50 Cent has launched an initiative that will see him donate a meal to a hungry child for every person that Likes the Facebook Page for his new Street King energy shots. For every Like that the page receives from Monday to next Sunday, 50 Cent will provide one meal for a child in need. If the number of Likes on the page... Read more »

INFOGRAPHIC: The Perks On Offer At Facebook, Google, Twitter And Other Social Companies

perks-ig-featured A couple of weeks ago, we brought you an infographic that offered some handy tips on what to do if you want to apply for a job at a tech giant like Facebook, Apple or Google. It revealed the salaries for some top tech jobs and where some of the biggest tech hotspots in the U.S. are, along with tips on what subjects to study and what to include on your... Read more »