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7 Hidden Costs of Building a Website

By | Mar 15, 2018 at 11:00 am

You don’t have to be an expert to launch a website anymore. With all the DIY solutions on the market, small businesses can get their brand up and running online within minutes. However, there are unexpected hidden costs of building a personalized site that…

Facebook

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,…

Entrepreneur

How Instagram Powers One Sci-Fi Lover’s Book Dealing Business

By | Mar 13, 2018 at 12:45 pm

When Adam Axler, the bookseller behind the Instagram account Collectible Science Fiction, first joined the service, his profile picture was David Pelham’s 1973 cover to science fiction master Philip K. Dick’s The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch. It’s an evocative work featuring a surreal image of two eye-like globes…

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…

Personal Branding

5 Domain Name Generators to Help Create Your Brand

By | Feb 27, 2018 at 2:00 pm

There is certainly an art to creating a brand name. And whether you’re starting a blog or launching a new company, brainstorming that perfect name can be exhausting. For the majority of startups or small business owners, hiring a digital agency to generate a…

Blogging

Launching a Blog Is More Than Just a Fancy Name

By | Feb 20, 2018 at 4:30 pm

In 2001, a Chinese hacking group penetrated Brian Kreb’s home network. At the time, he was a reporter for the Washington Post, and following this breach, he became obsessed with learning more about computer and Internet security. Then, he decided to share it with his…

Social Media

Platforms Like Snapchat Are Always Changing. Get Over It.

By | Feb 16, 2018 at 12:45 pm

Over the last couple of months, Snapchat has gone through a dramatic redesign. The expansive changes have seen the stories and message feeds combine to form a single page, while the discover feed has been algorithmically overhauled to give users the ability to customize what…

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…

Twitter

Why Twitter Is the Best Playground for Bot Developers

By | Jan 16, 2018 at 12:45 pm

Did you know that a “Society for the Abolition of the Month of August” was once considered for a Wikipedia page, but rather understandably didn’t make the cut? Now you do, thanks to a Twitter bot that tweets deleted Wikipedia page titles hourly. Also…

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…

Tips & How To’s

5 Smart Yet Simple Ways to Retain Your Online Customers

By | Dec 18, 2017 at 8:30 am

Conversations today have gone digital. Millennials are so used to this shift that a minute without the internet is an immediate crisis. With the advent of the internet, we can easily conduct business transactions with the click of a button, and the interest in…

Productivity

NYC

8 Tech Tools to Help Improve Your Bottom Line

By | Dec 5, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Technology has completely changed the way that many companies approach their work, but are you taking advantage of all the resources that are available to you? Today’s tech tools can help your company with everything from sales and customer acquisition to productivity and employee…

Facebook

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,…

Social Media

True App Builds Your Story Based on Location and Motion

By | Dec 13, 2017 at 11:30 am

During your travels, it’s hard to remember all the places you might have stopped along the way. Like the time you pulled over on the side of the road to take a photo of a sunset, or that little town where you stopped for…

Twitter

Actually, 280-Character Tweets Are Good

By | Dec 11, 2017 at 12:20 pm

Remember when AirPods first debuted and we all joked about how they’d fall in the toilet? Or when everyone used to complain every two months about the newest Facebook newsfeed tweak back in 2012? Looking back, those insta-controversies don’t seem to have left much…