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Opinion/Analysis

Why Social Video Platforms Might Have a Quality Problem

By | Sep 12, 2017 at 10:50 am

Every major social media platform loves video, and most of the minor ones do, too. They’re even catching up to TV at a fast clip. The reason: Ad revenue goes way farther in video. At this point, the internet’s pivot to video is so…

Facebook

San Francisco

Did Facebook Just Destroy Micro-Influencer Marketing?

By | Aug 25, 2017 at 9:20 am

Some 47 percent of those between 13 and 34 say they’ve bought something that an online celebrity has spoken about or recommended. As a result, 48 percent of marketers plan to increase their influencer marketing spend this year. And when Facebook cited those two facts…

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Startups & Apps

Sweek Can Take You Inside the World of Mobile Writing Networks

By | Mar 21, 2017 at 4:30 pm

Authors and social networks are a natural fit. After all they both live off of a steady stream of words. Even before the digital networks existed, authors relied on the old-school network of snail mail. HP Lovecraft famously loved responding to fan mail. When…

Startups & Apps

Truffle Makes Restaurant Recommendations Personal For Once

By | Nov 21, 2016 at 12:50 pm

While the Fourth of July and Christmas are holidays where food plays a starring role, there is only one holiday dedicated to feasting with the ones you love: Thanksgiving. With this special day right around the corner, it’s important to remember that the best…

Startups & Apps

Fling App Gets an Update as Its Growth Continues

By | Mar 29, 2016 at 7:03 pm

Fling is a young social network with big ideas for disrupting the social industry. Previously mentioned here, it allows users to “peek” into other people’s lives – total strangers from all over the world. That randomness seems to please users as, in the first…

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Startups & Apps

Hometalk Offers Social Network for DIYers

By | Feb 22, 2016 at 11:00 am

These days a lot of people are tapping into their crafty sides–either to save money, be less wasteful, or simply as a hobby. Thanks to sites like Etsy and the DIY network, people are repurposing wooden pallets like its their jobs (for some people…

Opinion/Analysis

What You Need to Know About the Rise of Social Trading

By | Feb 3, 2016 at 7:00 pm

For the past several years, social media has been all the rage, and for good reason. It allows family and friends from every corner of the world to keep tabs on each other as if they were just next door. However, that’s not the…

Politics/Government

San Francisco

“The Average Person’s Opinion on News Events is Worth Reading”

By | Sep 17, 2015 at 8:00 am

How many political Facebook statuses do you see every day? I consider myself a light user of the platform, but even with casual usage I notice a lot of them. I’m not saying it’s a bad thing – I actually think it’s awesome. After…

Social Networking

London

Should You Continue Using Google Plus?

By | Aug 23, 2015 at 12:30 pm

Google is once more in the limelight after creating the new parent company Alphabet. Google also is distancing itself from the lackluster social network Google Plus. In fact, YouTube accounts are not forcibly linked to Google Plus anymore. The new focus is on standalone…

Cannabis

Toronto

Get Answers to All Of Your Cannabis Queries with CannaSOS

By | Jun 29, 2015 at 6:00 pm

Marijuana is a complex plant. Maybe you plan to partake for medical or recreational purposes, and want to do be well versed about what you’re putting in your body. Or maybe you’re a grower or distributor and want to interact with other experts, or brush up on…

Politics/Government

Sean Parker Explains His Plans To “Repair Democracy” With A New Social Network

By | Jun 17, 2015 at 10:01 am

Last fall, Sean Parker, the technology billionaire behind Napster, Facebook, and Spotify, invested several million dollars into a risky stealth startup, Brigade, which has the ambitious aim of increasing mass civic participation. “The grandiose vision is to repair democracy; to do that, we have…

Social Networking

San Francisco

Will Someone?: A Social Network for Getting Things Done

By | May 26, 2015 at 10:00 am

We’re all busy. Being constantly busy is a huge epidemic among modern day Americans. Some of us feel like we have to do everything ourselves, and may even feel guilty delegating. However, the smart makers and doers know that sometimes it’s okay, even better,…

Productivity

NYC

New College Grads: Levo Wants to Help you Find a Career

By | May 20, 2015 at 9:00 am

If you hadn’t noticed, it’s graduation season (shout out to my little sister who just got her degree). For a lot of grads, though, the job market is more daunting than any final paper, test, or project. That’s why Levo today launched a suite…

Social Networking

PingMe Helps You Find Interesting Local Events

By | Apr 30, 2015 at 6:00 pm

Have you just moved to a new city and eager to check out the scene? Or, have lived in the same place, doing the same things, with the same people for years and are looking to switch up your routine? Or, maybe you’re a tourist…

Google

Google+ May Be Shutting Down to Create New Products

By | Mar 2, 2015 at 5:04 pm

Google is slowly getting rid of their social network platform Google+. The tech giant recently announced that they are creating two new products, referred to as Google Photos and Streams. The name change suggests that Google is planning to significantly change Google+. The details of the change…

Social Media

San Francisco

BAND Hits 40 Million Users, Expands to US

By | Feb 27, 2015 at 11:00 pm

I wrote about Camp Mobile’s BAND recently, a platform that’s looking to redefine social networking and messaging apps for maximum control and private communications. The team was proud to announce that they recently hit 40 million users worldwide. The invite-only platform lets users organize…

Startup

Shrick is the Social Network for Action Sports

By | Feb 25, 2015 at 8:00 am

Action sports enthusiasts are really taking the internet by storm. As vibrant and outgoing as action sports athletes are, it’s no wonder their followers are coming in and thriving on social media. The market has been created and lead by the likes of Red…