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The Tumultuous Relationship Between Social Media and Hate Speech

By | Jan 4, 2018 at 12:45 pm

Whether you’re a casual user, an unabashed addict, or one of the weirdos without any online presence at all, social media has affected your life in one way or another. It could’ve been by connecting you with an old friend through Facebook, or alerting…

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How Facebook Watch Helps Businesses Find a New Audience

By | Dec 14, 2017 at 6:30 pm

Social TV isn’t a new concept. One could argue it’s existed since the dawn of television and the family sitting together in the living room around the one TV to take in the latest episode of I Love Lucy.  But in the 21st century,…

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How Snapchat Is Taking a Crack at Stopping Fake News

By | Nov 29, 2017 at 2:30 pm

As of an August Pew Research study, 43 percent of Americans report “often getting news online,” just seven percentage points lower than the number who get their news from TV sources. In other words, the internet is a huge and growing source of news…

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How to Spy on Your Competitor’s Social Media Content

By | Nov 29, 2017 at 11:30 am

Being in the know about what your competition is doing to get ahead is part of the entrepreneurial game. You probably have a team developing spreadsheets galore with prediction models analyzing the market, sales forecasts, customer acquisition, and more. But do you really know…

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Survey: People Are Even Stressed Out by the Photos on Their Phones

By | Oct 17, 2017 at 11:30 am

In 2017, people are more stressed than ever. Some of that’s down to the political climate, but entire demographics are reporting more stress than before: Teenagers have more high anxiety, while startup founders regularly discuss their higher rates of stress and depression and one…

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Snapchat Maps Gives Us Firsthand Look at How Bad Hurricane Irma Really Is

By | Sep 11, 2017 at 1:30 pm

In June of this year, Snapchat (Snap) released a new location-sharing feature on the app that received critical feedback. However, the social media company ignored the numerous protests and Snap Maps remained. The feature allows you to see where any of your friends are…

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The Gap Between TV News and Online News Shrunk a Ton in Just a Year

By | Sep 11, 2017 at 10:50 am

Americans’ reliance on online news is catching up to their long-time favorite news source, TV. According to a new August 2017 study fresh out of the Pew Research Center, the internet is a scant seven percent of the U.S. population behind TV. Look, the…

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Top 5 Tips for Dealing With Abuse in Your Comments Section

By | Aug 14, 2017 at 9:20 am

In the years since online trolling became a thing, it has never gone away. If anything, it’s a bigger problem than ever: A Pew Research report out last March detailed the opinions of some 1,537 “technology experts, scholars, corporate practitioners and government leaders” who…

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Everything You Need to Know About Who’s Using Snapchat

By | Aug 9, 2017 at 9:20 am

As perhaps Facebook’s biggest rival at this point in the game, Snapchat has been holding its own against the social media giant for years. Ever since denying an acquisition request four years ago, the disappearing-message app turned social media powerhouse has seen exponential growth,…

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3 Things That Will Improve Your Video Quality on YouTube

By | Jul 21, 2017 at 6:30 pm

If you’re thinking about how to improve your videos for YouTube, you need to take their curiosity to the next level and offer something unique and eye-catching. Check out these three ideas that can improve the quality of your videos and make it more…

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Should a Brand Ever Drop an Influencer Over a Scandal?

By | Jul 19, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Last week, Rob Kardashian landed in serious trouble after posting inappropriate photos of Blac Chyna to his Instagram. The photos were taken down, but the act of posting them can never be erased. The move — and what it says about how Rob sees the women…

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Here’s How to Nab Your Own Corner of the Future Internet Ecosystem

By | Jul 5, 2017 at 6:30 pm

Platforms and niche communities are the future of the internet, and Ning is the world’s largest SaaS platform for creating social networking websites. Not familiar with it? That’s what they’re hoping to remedy with a new 4th of July-themed special offer. Here’s how it works,…

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Today Marks History: Marketers Finally Have a Reason to Love Snapchat

By | Jul 5, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Snapchat’s new “Paperclip” creative tool allows users to link to third-party websites through their snaps. Publishers who haven’t been able to land a coveted spot in Snapchat Discover can finally benefit from the service by promoting their websites on it… hopefully in a tasteful…

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The Changing Face of Social Media

By | Jun 30, 2017 at 12:20 pm

Before the days of Friendster and Myspace, the internet was a place of forums and one-to-one messaging. Between pseudo anonymous forums like The WELL, short away messages on AIM, and dial-up connections, these web based technologies and platforms have drastically changed over the past…