Auctionata: When Social Media meets Online Auctions

As a lover of design and all things digital, Jef Kalil recalls a specific moment that sparked his passion for online media: watching the VT100 animation “Bambi vs. Godzilla” at Digital Equipment Corporation when he was just 8 years old.

Later on in his life, he followed his heart and pursued an Architecture and Design career in Boston which led him to study abroad in Germany. There, he discovered the Bauhaus and the real meaning of “less is more” which may have very well helped in establishing a second passion of his – to deliver content in 140 characters or less.

Now, Jef is the Social Media Marketing Manager of the pioneering online auction-house and startup, Auctionata, where he combines his love for design with technology on a daily basis. His weekly paper, the Antiques & Antiquities Roundup caught our attention and we wanted to learn more!

Auctionata: When Social meets Online Auctions | The People Behind the Paper.lis.

Twitter just added Lead Generation to Twitter Cards, this could be big!

Currently I’m working with my dev team on implementing Twitter cards. These are scheduled to launch during this the upcoming dev sprint. Given the constant updates from Twitter cards, it looks like I may need to revise my briefing. Just kidding, but just in some exciting news from that gives insight into just how Twitter is moving towards becoming a major paid social media marketing platform. On another note, make sure that ad copy is remains Twhimsical!

Twitter unveiled the Lead Generation Card today, a new expandable tweet format which allows users to show their interest in a particular discount or offer that’s being promoted by their favorite brand.

When a user expands the tweet, they’ll see a description of the offer, as well a small button underneath that will allow them to instantly send their basic contact information – name, Twitter handle and email address – to the brand or business in question.

Via The Next Web:

Twitter just added Lead Generation to Twitter Cards, this could be big – The Next Web.

Now playing: Twitter #music

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Today, Twitter released Twitter #music, a new service that will change the way people find music, based on Twitter. It uses Twitter activity, including Tweets and engagement, to detect and surface the most popular tracks and emerging artists. It also brings artists’ music-related Twitter activity front and center: go to their profiles to see which music artists they follow and listen to songs by those artists. And, of course, you can tweet songs right from the app.

via Twitter Blog: Now playing: Twitter #music.