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Don’t Bet Everything on Social Media

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A little over a month ago, I challenged a co-worker to take a hiatus from social media, specifically Twitter. My goal was to have him reconsider the way he leverages social media and recalibrate his perception of the value his social activity garners, both for himself and others. Also, one might say this person has a slight addiction to social,… Read more »


Online College Peer Networking Startup GetSet Raises $2.5M Seed Round

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Crain’s Chicago Business reported that GetSet raised $2.5 million in seed funding this week led by KGC Capital. Other participants in the round include Chicago Ventures, the Social+Capital Partnership, Howard Tullman’s G2T3V fund, as well as the founders of Braintree, Fieldglass, and Flutter. The news comes at a time when colleges across the nation are beginning the school… Read more »


5 Tools to Get More Pageviews

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For online marketers, one of the most nagging issues is how to get more exposure for the content they create. After all, if no one sees the infographic or blog post you create, what is it worth? Not much. Never fear, I’m here to help you out. Here are give of my favorite tools that will increase your… Read more »


Humin Wants to Replace Your Contacts App

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There is nothing more awkward than meeting someone again and not remembering their name and barely their face. For some reason, in business we are constantly networking and meeting people, yet we are expected to remember everyone we meet. If it were up to San Francisco-based Humin, you shouldn’t have to remember, but your smartphone… Read more »


Event Social Platform Bizzabo Raises $2.5M

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Bizzabo announced yesterday that it has raised $2.5 million in a round of funding from current and new investors. To date, the mobile networking platform for event organizers and attendees has raised a total of $4 million. Participants in this funding round include current investors Kaedan Capital, AfterDox, and Gigi Levy. New investment comes from OurCrowd… Read more »





Spinnakr Cofounder’s New Project Can Improve Your Twitter Click-Through Rate by Nearly 20x

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I don’t think I have to raise the argument that social media has become one of the most prominent and indeed even identifying features of this generation. At a time when most conversations take place in the digital space, social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter have become invaluable tools for coordinating discussions, sharing updates,… Read more »


Why I Love You Is Buffer for Love Letters

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How do I love thee? Let me text the ways… Leave it to geeks to figure out how to make their love more efficient and systematized. With Why I Love You, you can schedule email or text messages telling someone why you love them – a Buffer for love letters, if you will.  Here are some… Read more »


How to Disable Facebook Video Autoplay on Both Desktop and Mobile

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Facebook recently updated its features and introduced a new video autoplay option for users. With this new feature, videos and video ads on your Facebook page will be automatically played while you are browsing your newsfeed. When autoplay was first introduced, there was no settings option. If you were not interested in watching video, you just had… Read more »


Anonymous Chat App Versapp Launches Today

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Versapp launched today in the app store – it’s an anonymous app that allows users to chat with their friends in groups or one-to-one. However, this isn’t your typical anonymous app. Yesterday, I had the chance to try out the new platform, created by cofounders William Guedes and Giancarlo Anemone, and it’s anything from boring. Instead… Read more »


Yeti is a Tinder-Like Version of Yelp

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At The Pool launched last November and rose to glory in the App Store as a top, new social networking app. The focus of At The Pool was on meeting new people, and members were posting questions like: “Does anybody know a good hiking trail around here?” However, it became apparent to the team that… Read more »