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How to Delete Facebook and Why It Won’t Matter

By | Apr 10, 2018 at 1:15 pm

In a world already skeptical of cyber attacks, data breaches, and stolen personal information, Facebook really dropped the ball. And now, it’s dropping customers, with users worldwide considering deleting their Facebook accounts for good. If you somehow hadn’t heard, the undeniably popular social media…

Facebook

How Much Does Facebook Know About You? Three Tools to Find Out

By | Mar 22, 2018 at 1:00 am

For years, millions of us have shrugged off nagging privacy concerns about Facebook’s use of our data. Now, with Facebook at the heart of a colossal data-mining process conducted by political-strategy company Cambridge Analytica, those days are abruptly behind us. Your likes, your interests,…

Opinion/Analysis

We’re Not Paying Enough Attention to Social Media Subcultures

By | Mar 1, 2018 at 12:45 pm

Reporters and major media outlets in general often fail to accurately mirror the social media niches that are so available to them. Twitter subcultures are the best example, and the Knight Foundation — non-profit foundation dedicated to fostering journalism and the arts — has…

Social Media

3 Theories on Why Facebook Hates Businesses So Much

By | Jan 17, 2018 at 12:45 pm

As you’ve likely heard, everyone’s favorite social media platform recently took another stab at fixing their algorithm. Facebook announced last Friday that they would be prioritizing “posts that spark conversations and meaningful interactions between people,” while showing “less public content, including videos and other…

Trends

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Transparency in Tech

By | Jan 8, 2018 at 12:45 pm

The speed at which technology has evolved in recent years has made understanding the influences of our day-to-day lives nearly impossible. From your Facebook news feed to the speed of your WiFi connection, the world of technology is shrouded behind an opaque veil of…

Social Media

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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NYC

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,…

New Media

What YouTube’s 10,000 Content Gatekeepers Mean for the Future

By | Dec 5, 2017 at 3:50 pm

One major battle has emerged on the biggest social media platforms over the past few years: Just how much of a social network can be auto-moderated, and how much must depend on the (more cost-intensive) human touch? Naturally, tech bros and gurus everywhere staunchly…

Reports & Rankings

50 Best Companies to Work for in 2017

By | Nov 30, 2017 at 3:50 pm

A good job is a lot harder to find than some people realize. After all the résumé-sending and interview-attending, it can feel like it’s never going to happen. But then, a ray of sunshine touches down on your search and you’re called in for…

Social Media

Los Angeles

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…

Marketing

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…

Security

The 7 Steps to Shopping Safely Online

By | Nov 16, 2017 at 2:30 pm

With the holiday season baring down on us, holiday shoppers everywhere are exercising their clicking fingers and combing through countless Amazon search results pages in their hunt for the perfect online shopping deals. But all that credit card information isn’t necessarily safe, as we’ve…

Facebook

Why Influencer Marketing Still Works

By | Nov 14, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Internet influencers — and the business model they rely on — sprang into existence alongside society’s growing dependence on social media platforms. But throughout 2017, we’ve seen plenty of pushback on the social platform model: Users may not trust it, tech experts are unilaterally…

Facebook

How Facebook Is (Still) Betting Big on Virtual Reality

By | Nov 13, 2017 at 3:50 pm

Facebook bought Oculus for $2 billion in 2014, signalling just how large a bet they were willing to place on the importance of VR in the future. But the tech community has been trumpeting the problems VR needs to fix and how it’s about…

Security

Seattle

Survey: 60 Percent of U.S. Consumers Wouldn’t Let Amazon Key Into Their Homes

By | Nov 6, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Privacy concerns are a huge aspect of modern life: We’re all connected to Facebook, Messenger, Instagram or tbh — and that’s just the social networks owned by Facebook. Google and Amazon also have near-omnipotent knowledge of our internet search histories or our purchase decisions….

Marketing & Social Media

How the Rise of Live Streaming Impacts Digital Marketing

By | Oct 24, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Live streaming has evolved from a trendy phenomenon into a full-blown marketing strategy used by brands and businesses in nearly every industry. Rather than telling us about company updates and initiatives, brands are showing us. The rise of live streaming among social media’s most…

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Palo Alto

Facebook Just Bought tbh, an App for Teens You’ve Never Heard of Because You’re Old

By | Oct 17, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Haven’t felt the sands of time slipping through your fingers yet today? Facebook just shelled out to acquire an app for teens that didn’t even exist last July. tbh, an annoymous messaging app for teens, debuted in August, and has earned 5 million downloads and…