Although Twitter is the social network credited for launching the hashtag as we know it today, nearly every social network has begun supporting its functionality. This provides brands with robust marketing opportunities, as they can use hashtags to increase visibility and boost participation for branded social campaigns. The challenge, however, is finding the right hashtags to leverage for a brand’s social initiatives.

5 Steps for Better Hashtag Marketing – Website Magazine

Few, if any, could have imagined the boom that social networks have seen over the past few years, with social media becoming the number one activity on the Internet. As with any market, however, there are various terms that are unique or have special meanings within it and Website Magazine’s "2015 Social Media Glossary" aims to help brands become familiar with those most important to their digital success.

2015 Social Media Glossary – Website Magazine

“Wow! A disaster on ‪#‎Pinterest‬. It’s having a nervous breakdown,” wrote one. “No ones pins are in the right place. All the boards are totally mixed up. A corrupt database, perhaps? For instance, on my Darius Design account. under one of my boards called Mobile Design… now I have something called Sexy Food?”

Read more at: Pinners panic as Pinterest boards disappear, then reappear scrambled — Bob Sullivan.

All that activity sounds big, but it understates the moneymaking opportunity in front of Pinterest, which will ultimately be judged by how much revenue it can wrest from its users. While it’s the earliest of days still, many analysts and observers believe that, on the basis of average revenue per user, it’s only a matter of time before Pinterest blows past Facebook, Twitter and the rest of the social pack.

Inside Pinterest: The Coming Ad Colossus That Could Dwarf Twitter And Facebook – Forbes

The decision to lift automatic Google+ accounts is a positive regardless of what Google’s motivations are. The web is uttering a resounding sigh of relief. When you give power back to the people you serve, it may seem like a risky move staying in control feels so much safer as a business, but ultimately, longevity requires you to please the masses. So score one for Google that they finally lightened up.

Mandatory Google+ Accounts Dropped: Beginning of the End? – SiteProNews

Pinterest referral traffic is growing at an alarming rate. In fact, a recent study from Piqora found that the average visit-per-pin increased 172 percent in the first half of 2014. Moreover, the average revenue-per-pin grew by 67 percent in the same time period. This data proves that Pinterest offers many opportunities to brands who are taking advantage of the platform. Brands that haven’t established a presence on the social network, however, are seriously missing out.

17 Pin-Worthy Pinterest Tools – Website Magazine

What happens when someone you don’t know sends you a message on Facebook? The network stays surprisingly mum about it: You get no notification whatsoever. Instead, these messages get routed into a second inbox called Other. And there they sit, easily overlooked — unless you make an effort to access that inbox from time to time.

Find overlooked messages in Facebook's 'Other' inbox – CNET

The social network stores every single term you enter in the search box. Although the privacy setting for this data is set to “only you,” you may feel uncomfortable having that info hanging around. If so, it’s a simple process to delete it and clear your creeper Facebook search history.

Read more on How to Delete Your Creeper Facebook Search History via Mashable.

The Twitter fiction festival, which runs from March 12 to 16, invites Twitter users and authors across the country to tell stories in 140-character bursts using the hashtag #TwitterFiction. This year, Twitter is teaming up with the Association of American Publishers and Penguin Random House to promote the event and choose featured storytellers.

>Twitter fiction festival: an innovative showcase for storytelling –