The last Roundup of the week features some tips on hiring a social media marketer, news on Pinterest’s just-released API, and lessons on blogging from the BuzzFeed model – love ’em or hate ’em, they’re getting 40 million unique visitors a month! Also, don’t miss Wired’s look back at RCA’s Wireless Wizard from 1961. That commercial is a doozy, to say the least.
What adding an API will mean is that Pinterest is now laying the groundwork to expand that role. It will make existing pins more useful to sites and brands, and also make it easier for people to post to Pinterest. Both of these will also help Pinterest string its data together in a more actionable way.
But while their talents might seem mysterious, great social media marketers are really just smart marketers. Finding someone who understands the profession and the latest digital tools can be a tricky process but it’s one that’s made a little easier if you keep the following points in mind.
The ability to create custom timelines is rolling out over the next several days to TweetDeck for web, Chrome and PC, and will be coming soon to the Mac app.
The site receives an average of 40 million unique visitors a month. Yes, that many. That should be enough to make all website owners stand up and take notice. Something in the site’s formula is resonating with online visitors across nearly all demographics.
Why is the Victor TV sitting beside what appears to be a genie bottle? We have no idea. But we can say that the Wireless Wizard wasn’t magic. It’s hard science. The Victor was equipped with an amplifier that communicated with the Wizard — most likely via audio waves.