According to the latest Pew research, Pinterest has increased in popularity in the United States. More than 21 percent of American adults use Pinterest, up from 15 percent a year ago. As a comparison, 18 percent of adults use Twitter and 22 percent use LinkedIn.
The majority of online adults use Facebook; 71 percent are on Facebook, up from 67 percent a year ago. Instagram also saw a jump from 13 percent to 17 percent.
Which social networking site do you use most?
I enjoy listening to my playlists on Spotify while I’m working on the computer. And, I’ve always been disappointed that as a non-paying customer, I couldn’t listen to those playlists via my Spotify app on my Android. But as of Wednesday, that’s changed. *Happy Dance*
Now there’s the Spotify Shuffle option. It allows me to “shuffle play” my playlists or any artist I choose on my mobile. Sweet! I guess the only downside is that it doesn’t allow me to choose a specific track. It shuffles. But I’m OK with that.
It also expanded its free streaming option to tablets.
Apple is giving away digital gifts every day for 12 days after Christmas to users of its 12 Days of Gifts app
Each day during the promotion users will be able to get a new gift. It could be a song, app, book, movie or something else. The promotion runs Dec. 26 through Jan. 6.
The app is available for the iPhone, iPad and the iPod Touch and requires iOS 7 or later to be installed.
You can now send photos via private messages on Twitter. WOOT! I like being able to include a photo in a Direct Message. This is one feature I think I will use a lot.
The mobile app also has a new look. Along with a new layout, the tabs have changed. Make sure you update your app to see the improvements.
I discovered this new Pinterest widget you can add to your website. Check a few of what I did out here. Here’s the coding.
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I often hear from readers that one of the things (and there are many) they miss about physical books is the ability to have an author sign their copy. As someone whose books come out in both formats, I appreciate these concerns.
But I now have a solution to those who want my autograph and have purchased an ebook. It might not be the same as having me sign a physical book, but at least it’s something.
After setting up an Authorgraph. account yesterday, I received my first request today, along with a note from the reader telling me how much she enjoyed The Yearbook Series; Gina and Mike.
I’ve also added the Authorgraph ebook signing widget to my author Facebook page. If you check out my page, you will also see that I’ve added an author app from which you can order all of my books and check out upcoming book release/signing events.
These are just a few of the new tools I’ve found to connect with you, my readers. I know I’ve said this a million times, but thanks for reading my books. I really do appreciate your support.