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Business & Finance | Business

How To Get More Real Instagram Followers: The Definitive Guide

Struggling to get any followers on Instagram? We hear you! This definitive guide will show you how to grow your Instagram following faster...

Products & Services | Social Media

7 Ways Facebook Keeps You Addicted

The intersection of 2 obsessive technologies sees us checking our social apps on mobiles many times a day. Here is how Facebook creates addiction.

News | In The News

How Russian trolls lie their way to top of Facebook, Twitter - CNET

Propaganda campaigns are more than fake news. Trolls have learned to game social media algorithms and create their artificial viral moments.

Science & Technology | Technology

Snapchat dangles referral traffic with link sharing from other apps

In an update to Snapchat's iOS app today, Snap began rolling out two important new features. You now can share links from other apps via the iOS share sheet,..

Science & Technology | Social Media

Facebook is testing burying posts from media outlets in a separate News Feed — unless they pay

With the new Explore tab, Facebook is currently testing a change that would force news publishers to pay for their posts to be shown in News Feed.

News | News

Google and Facebook Have Failed Us - The Atlantic

The world’s most powerful information gatekeepers neglected their duties in Las Vegas. Again.

Science & Technology | Social Media

The Rise of the Made-for-Instagram Museum

The age of Instagram has given rise to a new genre of installations, which seem to exist only to produce the perfect photo.

Products & Services | Social Media

Twitter is doubling the length of tweets to 280 characters for some people

The famous Twitter character limit is being expanded from 140 characters to 280 characters.

Products & Services | Social Media

Facebook just stole one of Myspace’s worst features

Facebook is testing a new feature on its mobile app that will show a friend's activity status directly on their profile, allowing you to track them.

Products & Services | Social Media

The unforeseen consequences of an AI-built social network | VentureBeat | AI | by Vivian Michaels

Artificial intelligence is one of the most powerful technologies invented by humankind. This technology has affected almost every industry, including the medical, finance, and banking Industries. Due to its enormous potential, investors are sinking some serious funding into AI.

Products & Services | Social Media

3 Tips for Creating Original Social Content Your Audience Loves – Adweek

Opinion: If you’re honest with yourself, you’ll probably come to the realization that your content isn’t very original.

Business & Finance | Marketing

5 Steps to Build a Social Media Marketing Plan for 2018

It's hard to succeed without a proper social media marketing plan. Here's how to get ahead.

Products & Services | Social Media

More Americans are getting news from social media than ever before - Recode

More Americans than ever are getting news from social platforms like Facebook, Twitter and even Snapchat.

Products & Services | Social Media

19 Social Media Content Tools That'll Speed Up Your Content Creation

Creating great social media content takes time. Here are 18 powerful social media content tools (and tips for creating great content in just minutes).

Products & Services | Social Media

How I Achieved a 48% Success Rate Using Twitter for Link Building

The gripes among link builders are plentiful, but they’re also deserved. There’s the pitifully low success rate. The hours logged crafting personalized outreach. The potential brand damage from a…

News | Fake News

The Fake-News Fallacy | The New Yorker

Old fights about radio have lessons for new fights about the Internet.

Products & Services | Social Media

Social Media Saved Harvey Victims In Texas — But That's Not Really A Plan

Twitter and smartphones didn't exist when Hurricane Katrina ravaged New Orleans. Hurricane Harvey showed their potential — and how much remains to be done.

Business & Finance | Marketing

10 ways to market and monetize your digital book or whitepaper

Are you planning to create a digital guide for your customers? Or a downloadable checklist or a whitepaper? Here are just a few actionable tips for marketing

Science & Technology | Social Media

We Can’t Stop Checking the News Either. Welcome to the New FOMO | WIRED

Who cares about my friends? I'm missing the news!

Products & Services | Social Media

Your Social Media Strategy Isn't Complete Without These 21 Tactics

You’re ready to take social media to the next level. But if you aren’t building the traction you hoped for, there’s usually a reason. Just like any industry, there are a set of crucially important tactics every successful social media strategy needs

Business & Finance | Marketing

Experiment Reveals How Surprisingly Easy It Is To Become A Fake Instagram Star And Get Brands To Pay You | Bored Panda

Instagram influencer marketing is now a $1 billion dollar industry, and you don't need a cute dog or a book-worthy lifestyle to get into the game. According to

Politics | Politics

Inside The Partisan Fight For Your News Feed

How ideologues, opportunists, and internet marketers built a massive new universe of partisan news on the web and on Facebook.

Business & Finance | Advertising/Marketing

If Your Aren't Using Social Media This Way, You're Leaving Money on the Table

Building an audience organically is time-consuming and painful. Unless you use this hack.

Products & Services | Social Media

A Day in the Life of a Social Media Manager: How to Maximize Your Time on Social Media in 2017

See how a typical social media manager keeps a schedule and follows a checklist to achieve the many different tasks and to-dos of a typical workday

Products & Services | Social Media

Want to Take Full Advantage of Social Media? Stop Thinking of it as One Big Sales Pitch | Inc.com

In order to truly flourish on social media, you should begin thinking of it more like a conference and less like a cold call.

Business & Finance | Careers & The Workplace

This Is the Best Time to Post on LinkedIn (the Answer Will Surprise You)

With 500 million members in 200 countries, determining the best time to post on LinkedIn can be tricky. Here's what to do.

Products & Services | Social Media

A 4-Step Process for Building Your Instagram Presence | Social Media Today

Here's a four stage process for building an Instagram following, from creating a profile to gaining more followers to posting. 

Science & Technology | Technology

Google Aims to Reinvent How We Discover the News | Inc.com

The platform for information launched a revamped content discovery feed, taking on Facebook and Twitter, but without a social component. Will Google succeed?

Science & Technology | Social Media

Moptwo Founders Charles Haspel & Josh Namm Set The High Bar

"Not only is Crossroads where we met; it's where we learned to set the bar high."

Products & Services | Social Media

10 Social Media Mistakes We've Made (And How to Avoid Them)

We've committed many social media mistakes that have cost us reach, engagement, fans, and customers! Here's what we've learned and how you can avoid them.

Products & Services | Social Media

10 Unforgivable Facebook Marketing Mistakes From Brands

Facebook has a market saturation unrivalled by any other social network. To win over your audience you need to avoid these Facebook marketing mistakes.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Facebook just hit 2 billion monthly active human content-sharing servitude machines (or: "users")

So, the world's only got 7 billion people in it, and only 3.2 billion are online. On Tuesday, Facebook announced that they reached 2 billion monthly active users. So, yeah: Nearly two-thirds of the people on the Internet are on Facebook. Insert the You know what's really cool? joke here.

Products & Services | Social Media

Facebook wants to become the new mobile storefront - Business Insider

Facebook wants to become the new mobile storefront. To help, the company has unveiled new ad tools for brands and retailers.

Products & Services | Social Media

Snapchat’s newest feature is also its biggest privacy threat - The Verge

Earlier this week, Snapchat introduced Snap Map, an opt-in function that allows you to share your location with your friends on a map. Snapchat’s introduction video to Snap Map, seen above, focuses...

Products & Services | Social Media

Say goodbye to finstas and hello to Instagram 'favorites'

Instagram is testing a new feature called "favorites" to let users share private photos with a select group of people.

Products & Services | Social Media

Here's How to Change Your Name on Facebook | Mental Floss

Test your knowledge with amazing and interesting facts, trivia, quizzes, and brain teaser games on MentalFloss.com.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Pin This: Pinterest just scored $150 million in funding

The company is valued at $12.3 billion.

Products & Services | Social Media

Whoops: Facebook Accidentally Exposed Its Employees to Suspected Terrorists | Vanity Fair

One moderator fled his home after learning that terrorists he’d banned had found his personal Facebook profile.

Politics | Politics

Inside The Chaotic Battle To Be The Top Reply To A Trump Tweet

The area below the president’s tweets is the most valuable real estate on the internet.

Products & Services | Social Media

Snapchat vs. Instagram: What marketers need to know - Digiday

With Facebook’s Instagram Stories positing huge competition to Snapchat, brands and advertisers are trying to figure out which works best.

Products & Services | Social Media

7 Ways to Turn Instagram Followers into Customers for Life #InstagramforBusiness

Use these seven ways to reach out to prospects and make them want to buy from you, over and over again.

Products & Services | Social Media

Influencer Marketing: A Key Building Block Of A Successful Content Marketing Engine

By activating influencers as part of a media buy, marketers can reach consumers through trusted voices and help drive business value.

Products & Services | Social Media

Instagram Analytics: Which Metrics Really Matter?

These key figures can help you measure your reach and make smart moves that engage audiences to interact with your brand.

Business & Finance | Business

Ballmer explains why he invested in Twitter | TechCrunch

Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer took the stage at Code Conference on Tuesday and talked about why he took a large position in Twitter. “There’s a real..

Science & Technology | Social Media

You can now add a location to your Reddit post

Thanks to a new partnership with Foursquare—yes, the check-in app you may have used in the late 2000s—Reddit posts, published via the mobile app, can include a geotag that's particular to a specific venue or as broad as a country.

Miscellaneous | Social Media

Hackers Hide Cyberattacks in Social Media Posts

A recent attack on the accounts of Defense Department employees suggests how easily people can be duped into clicking on dangerous links.

Products & Services | Social Media

Real Influence: How Adobe Uses Influencer Marketing | MarketingProfs Podcast

Here's how Adobe uses influencer marketing to dramatically increase the company's reach. Gain insights from how to attract and engage influencers, measure success, and maintain relationships.

Products & Services | Social Media

How to Run an Instagram Story Takeover : Social Media Examiner

Do you want to reach more people with your Instagram stories? Discover how to plan and execute an Instagram Story takeover.

Products & Services | Social Media

Revealed: Facebook's internal rulebook on sex, terrorism and violence | News | The Guardian

Leaked policies guiding moderators on what content to allow are likely to fuel debate about social media giant’s ethics

Products & Services | Social Media

Welcome to the Next Phase of the Facebook Backlash

Privacy watchdogs think a damning leaked document about Facebook targeting insecure teens could help usher in new era in privacy protections.

Miscellaneous | Social Media

Dear Instagram, We Hate The Stupid Algorithm -- Sincerely, Every User | HuffPost

It’s dumb, it’s wrong, it’s counterproductive, it’s rude, it’s frustrating, it’s confusing, it’s downright evil. All these things and a lot more can be s...

Products & Services | Social Media

6 Things The Average Instagrammer Does Better Than Most Marketing Professionals | Inc.com

Your greatest asset might be your fashionista intern.

Products & Services | Social Media

9 easy ways to explain what you actually do as a social media professional

Quick quiz for social media marketers: Raise your hand if you’ve ever been asked, “So, you get paid to go on Facebook?” “We're hunting for awesome startups” Run an early-stage company? We're inviting 250 to exhibit at TNW Conference and pitch on

Products & Services | Social Media

Small and Medium-Sized Businesses: If You're Not Using Instagram, You're Already Behind

Only 20% of small and medium businesses pay to advertise on Instagram, writes Krista Wiltbank, head of social media at GetResponse.

Miscellaneous | Social Media

This trick lets you upload to Instagram from a computer

Instagram's new mobile web app also works on a desktop with this trick.

Business & Finance | Business

A Daily Social Media Checklist That Will Double Engagement

Looking to increase your social media engagement? You need a plan! Here's your daily social media checklist with exact steps you need to take.

Business & Finance | Careers & The Workplace

The Founder of LinkedIn Says Too Many of Us Are Using the Site All Wrong

While it could seem natural to decline a Facebook friend request from a stranger, the dynamic on LinkedIn is much different.

Advice & Self-Help | Relationships

8 Reasons Why Happy Couples Rarely Share Their Relationship Statuses On Social Media

Northwestern University found that those who posted more frequently on social media about their partner actually feel insecure in their relationship

Business & Finance | Advertising/Marketing

The world's biggest ad company plans to spend $200 million on Snapchat this year

The CEO of the world's largest advertising group, WPP's Sir Martin Sorrell, said his firm plans to spend $200 million on Snapchat in 2017.

Products & Services | Social Media

The Social Media Analytics Showdown: What You Can Track and How

Analysis is the key to getting the results you had in mind when you created all that compelling content.

Miscellaneous | Social Media

‘10 Concerts’ Facebook Meme May Reveal More Than Musical Tastes

Privacy experts said the specific answers posted in response to the meme could be used by marketers to target ads or by hackers to breach secure accounts.

Miscellaneous | Social Media

Why Instagram Is Becoming Facebook’s Next Facebook

Instagram, now with 700 million users, resembles Facebook in 2009 to 2012, when it went from being something people used occasionally to something they use every day.

Products & Services | Social Media

Instagram Algorithm: The 7 Key Factors that Influence Your Organic Reach

In this post, we'll go through the seven key factors of the Instagram algorithm that influence your reach and share 10 ways to boost your reach today.

Business & Finance | Business

5 Keys To Building A Strong Social Media Audience | Inc.com

Fitness entrepreneur Amanda Bucci helps explain how it really works.

Products & Services | Social Media

This instagrammer’s epic shots of Yosemite National Park will make you want to travel right now

This collection of pics that will make you wanna pick your climbing gear, camping tent and head to California to enjoy one hell of an outdoor experience.

Products & Services | Social Media

How to Become An Influencer By Accident (With Smart Automation)

You don’t need a business to become an influencer; in fact, you don’t even have to know why you are doing it. Once you have an audience, opportunities come.

Products & Services | Social Media

How Much Time Do People Spend on Social Media? [Infographic]

People apparently spend more time on social media than they spend on eating and drinking. See where consumers are spending their hours—and days and years—on each social media platform.

Business & Finance | Business

7 Things You Must Do to Grow a Fanatical Following Online

Even with technology at their fingertips, your audience members want to hear real stories and connect in meaningful ways. Give them that, and they'll become loyal followers.

Products & Services | Social Media

5 Reasons Micro-Influencers Shouldn't Be Ignored

Get better engagement and a more targeted audience while spending less on your marketing budget.

Products & Services | Social Media

How to Avoid Unwanted Communications on Social Media

That recent tech innovation known as the internet has made keeping in touch with family and friends easier than ever—but it might also have brought you some unwelcome attention from people you’d rather not keep up correspondence with. If you want to m

Products & Services | Social Media

Facebook adds new features to Instant Articles to encourage email sign-ups and Page Likes | TechCrunch

Facebook today rolled out an improvement to its Instant Articles feature that now lets publishers include call-to-action units in their articles to better..

Science & Technology | Social Media

Dogs to Follow on Social Media - Scientific American Blog Network

Companion animals have taken over social media, and these are the ones you should follow

Miscellaneous | Social Media

Inside Twitter’s Obsessive Quest To Ditch The Egg | Co.Design

An icon that came to represent Twitter’s dark side is giving way to one designed not to turn anyone off, without looking like something you’d want to stick with.

Miscellaneous | Social Media

I studied how journalists used Twitter for two years. Here’s what I learned

Twitter reflects the good, the bad and just plain ugly reality of social media these days. For academics, journalists and voters, there’s never been a more crucial time to talk about the impact the…

Miscellaneous | Social Media

Reddit plans a profile page redesign reminiscent of Facebook and Twitter (updated)

Reddit has been trying to make its site more accessible to a wider pool of users, and today the company is planning to show off one of the ways it plans to do..

Science & Technology | Social Media

Facebook’s new features like Messenger Day are distracting and obtrusive - Recode

Facebook is breaking the user experience to promote a feature it cares about more than its users.

Science & Technology | Social Media

User Demographics of the Top 7 Social Networks | Marketing Infographic

Social media audience demographics can vary widely by social platform. Check out this highly useful infographic to see which user groups spend time on which social networks and do what there.

Miscellaneous | Social Media

Why I’m leaving Snapchat and so are all your friends – Charged Tech

Snapchat is the darling of technology: for years, we’ve fawned over the company for being innovative, using daring interfaces and out of…

Miscellaneous | The Hometown

14 must-follow Instagram accounts for LA lovers

Follow these accounts if you love shots of the Los Angeles skyline, glowing sunsets, stunning architecture, and inspiring design.

Business & Finance | Business

How To Do Twitter Marketing in 10 Minutes a Day

If you’re low on time, here’s a plan for getting all your tweeting done in 10 minutes a day.

Miscellaneous | Social Media

Instamom

The enviable, highly profitable life of Amber Fillerup Clark, perfect mother and social-media influencer

Science & Technology | Social Media

10% of digital news consumers say 'Facebook' is a news outlet

At least only 10 percent of readers think it came from Facebook?

Science & Technology | Tech

LinkedIn now lets you choose when comments appear in long-form articles | VentureBeat | Social | by Ken Yeung

LinkedIn is rolling out additional features designed to maintaining the collaborative and professional spirit of the professional social network. On Wednesday, it began rolling out the ability for users to manage comments on their long-form articles. So d

Miscellaneous | Social Media

Instagram's next feature might be photo albums - Social Media Week

The feature would allow you to select up to 10 photos and videos to combine into a single post.

Science & Technology | Tech

How a U.S. team uses Facebook, guerrilla marketing to peel off potential ISIS recruits - The Washington Post

With advertising dollars and big data, a tiny U.S. agency seeks to chip away at the militant groups’ online appeal.

Business & Finance | Business

Snapchat IPO: Inside Snap Inc.'s company culture - Business Insider

Thursday night's filing of Snapchat's IPO papers was the largest data dump we've ever received from the company. Here's what we learned.

Miscellaneous | Social Media

Facebook Tweaks Its News Feed To Show More ‘Authentic’ Stories

Facebook has been having a fake news problem for a while now, but it was only last year that it was discovered how much trouble it could be, so much...

Miscellaneous | Social Media

Generation X More Addicted to Social Media Than Millennials, Report Finds

Adults from the ages of 35 to 49 were found to spend an average of six hours and 58 minutes on social media per week, compared with six hours and 19 minutes for their younger counterparts.

Science & Technology | Social Media

What The "Rogue" EPA, NPS and NASA Twitter Accounts Teach Us About The Future Of Social

The intense popularity of these new “rogue” Twitter accounts presents unique challenges for the future of how government communicates with its citizens

Science & Technology | Social Media

How to Stop Social Media From Taking Over Your Life

In this day and age, it’s hard to live a full life without logging onto Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram every now and then. The problem is that they can become a huge waste of time.

Politics | Politics

Trump bans EPA employees from giving social media updates

EPA grants have reportedly been frozen, with agency employees barred from speaking about it.

Miscellaneous | Social Media

Blue Feed, Red Feed

See Liberal Facebook and Conservative Facebook, Side by Side

Miscellaneous | Social Media

Inside Instagram’s reinvention

How Kevin Systrom got over minimalism and snapped into building mode.

Miscellaneous | Social Media

Mobile is driving the transformation of visual journalism – Global Editors Network

Social media ushered in a new era in visual journalism. Audiences were turning to new platforms to find news so formats had to adapt.

Miscellaneous | Social Media

Introducing: The Facebook Journalism Project | Facebook Media

By Fidji Simo, Director of Product Facebook is a new kind of platform and we want to do our part to enable people to have meaningful conversations, to be informed and to be connected to each other. We know that...

Miscellaneous | Social Media

Why We Can't Fix Twitter

Social media is broken. When will we realize that we're the problem?

Miscellaneous | Social Media

How to Destroy the Business Model of Breitbart and Fake News

Many companies don’t know that their ads are appearing next to abhorrent content. Tell them.

Miscellaneous | Social Media

The state of influencer marketing in 5 charts - Digiday

Despite the hype, influencer marketing is “an unstructured mess” right now.

Miscellaneous | Social Media

3 Uncommon Reasons Why Millennials Start a Blog

Blogging has truly made a large impact on the culture. Many millennials have seized the opportunity to start a blog and have been able to achieve success.

Miscellaneous | Social Media

How Instagram Swelled To 500 Million Users While Others Struggled To Grow

Instagram now has half a billion users. How did the photo-sharing app outpace Twitter and keep us so addicted?

News | Fake News

How Facebook’s Fact-Checking Partnership Will Work

A team of about six people will draw on the resources of ABC News to get to the bottom of questionable articles, said James Goldston, the president of ABC News.

Politics | Politics

Political reporter says a malicious tweet sent to him caused an epileptic seizure | Technology | The Guardian

Kurt Eichenwald, who has epilepsy and is an outspoken Trump critic, called on Twitter to identify person responsible for a tweet he says led to personal injury

Miscellaneous | Social Media

Ten things I learned from going unexpectedly viral (number seven will take your breath away)

Ten things I learned from going unexpectedly viral (number seven will take your breath away) “Have you put the kids’ shoes on? We’re going to the playground.” “Hang on, I’m just talking to the Daily...

News | News

PolitiFact statements about Fake news

PolitiFact.com is a project of the Tampa Bay Times to help you find the truth in Washington and the Obama presidency.

News | The Badnewsometer

This Is How Facebook Is Radicalizing You

"Facebook doesn’t want to challenge you, they don’t want to upset you, because they know that if you’re challenged on their platform, you wouldn’t want to use it as much."

Music | Vinyl Records!

Beer is the New Vinyl: Boston-Based Band Releases Album on a Beer Can

Forget vinyl — a Boston-based sci-fi–inspired band has released its latest album on metal, via beer can.

Science & Technology | Tech

Facebook (FB) approved an ad violating the Civil Rights Act of 1964 in 15 minutes, a ProPublica investigation found —

The world's largest social network is being accused of pandering to racist advertising. An investigation into Facebook's advertising branch by the New York-based non-profit news organization ProPublica found that advertisers can not only filter target

News | Interesting Stories

'Shark stepping on a Lego' photo goes viral; here's the real story

A toothy tweet takes a bite out of social media, but did you know the photo was taken by a shark-attack survivor?

Business & Finance | Business

WhatsApp straight up copies Snapchat's drawings and stickers

The latest WhatsApp Android beta is adding a number of new features that should make sharing images with your friends a bit more fun – and a lot more like Snapchat. Android Police noted that the latest Android beta of the app introduces the ability to d

Miscellaneous | Potpourri

The False Childhood of Instagram - WSJ

Children’s book author Dan Paley writes that in the Instagram age sharing family photos too often involves feigning perfection.

Business & Finance | Online Marketing

Does My Business Need A Social Media Manager? - Provaro Marketing

If you're struggling to run the departments of your business or with social media, a social media manager can make a big difference in your business.

Politics | POLITICS

Facebook Categorizes You Politically-See How

You may think you are discreet about your political views. But Facebook, the world’s largest social media network, has come up with its own determination of your political leanings, based on your activity on the site.

Science & Technology | Technology

Busting the Top 15 SEO Myths of 2014 | CIO

It's tough to tell what's real and what’s myth today when it comes to SEO best practices. So we asked the SEO community to bring us up to date on the current state of link building, content marketing, social media and more.

Business & Finance | Blogging

6 Free Ways to Grow Your Blog Traffic via Social Networks

These six free tips will help you grow your web traffic, and establish social networks of followers. and might even inspire you to come up with your own

Business & Finance | Advertising/Marketing

What is Influencer Marketing? | Inc.com

In two previous articles, I talked about how Influencer Marketing Delivers 11X ROI Over All Other Forms of Digital Media and worked to dispel the 3 Most Common Myths of Influencer Marketing. But then I took a step back and wanted to answer the very specific question of "What is Influencer Marketing?"

Science & Technology | Tech

Twitter Is Running Out of Time to Get Real About Fighting Abuse | WIRED

Some say Twitter is out of excuses in its failure to fully address abuse. That’s a shame—because no other network has the same cultural currency as Twitter.

Business & Finance | Business

How departments that aren’t marketing can use social media

Not in marketing? No problem. Social media belongs to everyone: From CEOs to employees. Here are eight departments and how they run social media accounts.

Business & Finance | Advertising/Marketing

Branding in the Age of Social Media | Markethive EcoSystem

In the era of Facebook and YouTube, brand building has become a vexing challenge. This is not how things were supposed to turn out. A decade ago most companies were heralding the arrival of a new golden age of branding.

Science & Technology | Technology

Facebook is changing the way stories come into your News Feed

Your Facebook News Feed is about to get a makeover. In a statement issued by Facebook, the company’s engineering director Lars Backstrom explained that the change is being made after users of the social networking behemoth told the c

Science & Technology | Tech

This Simple Plugin Lets You Post to Instagram Directly from Lightroom

Instagram may be seeing a big dip in engagement, but plenty of photographers still rely on the service to bring in business. Now, thanks to the LR/Instagra

Science & Technology | Technology

Apple Just Improved the Most Important Social Network in Your Life

After falling behind Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp, Apple’s putting the work into Messages. Joanna Stern says it goes deeper than just the emoji and sticker fun.