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Twitter

RIP 140: Twitter Testing 280 Character Tweets

By | Sep 27, 2017 at 10:50 am

This week, Twitter officially confirmed that the social network is testing an expansion on the original 140 character limit of tweets to 280 characters. After the announcement, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and cofounder Biz Stone took to Twitter to acknowledge and further back the…

Personal Branding

Palo Alto

5 Ways to Build Your Personal Brand on Facebook

By | Sep 25, 2017 at 7:15 am

While there are many ways to build your personal brand online, one of the best ways to do so is by marketing on Facebook. As of right now, Facebook has more than 1 billion active daily users. It’s safe to say that the people you’re…

Social Media

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…

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…

Tips & How To’s

Speaking the right social media lingo

By | Sep 16, 2015 at 10:00 pm

Think of the different ways you communicate with people when you speak to them: How you chat to a group of friends over dinner is different than how you speak during a business meeting. You change the way you speak and behave, depending on…

Jobs

How To Use Social Media To Land Your Dream Job

By | Sep 15, 2015 at 9:00 pm

Social media, if used strategically, can be a great tool to network and to introduce yourself to potential employers and hiring managers. Here are five useful tips to help you find your next dream job! Establish a professional presence When someone searches for your name…

Diversity

Blacks and Latinos Make Up 4 to 5 Percent of Tech Workforce

By | Sep 11, 2015 at 4:00 pm

Looking at statistics from some of the world’s top technology companies, it’s difficult to not feel defeated by the lack of diversity in the tech. While being touted as some of the most welcoming tech companies for women and minorities, diversity numbers from tech…

Trends

A Look at Internet History: The Most Popular Websites from the Past

By | Sep 6, 2015 at 4:00 pm

It has been quite some time since the invention of the Internet, previously known as the World Wide Web. With its roots back in the early 80s, the Internet has been with us for over three decades now. Nowadays it’s impossible to imagine that…

Marketing

How to Promote your App on Social Media

By | Sep 3, 2015 at 9:00 pm

Social media is in many ways a level playing field that all app developers can play on. Whether your company is operating on a shoestring or has deep pockets, everyone has the same chance to build a powerful following via social platforms. Here are…

Marketing

5 Social Media Hacks for Your Ecommerce Store

By | Aug 31, 2015 at 5:00 pm

The key to increasing your ecommerce store’s productivity is to increase its visibility. While there are several methods that you can use to drive customers to your website, there are few greater tools than social media. Unfortunately, many social media sites, like Pinterest and…

Social Media

The Effect of Tweets in Google Desktop Search Results

By | Aug 30, 2015 at 4:25 pm

In February, Google and Twitter struck a deal that the search engine giant would index tweets in its search results. In barely 6 months, this much awaited feature has finally arrived and it was announced on Friday via Twitter, of course. Hey, @twitter. Search…

Social Media

San Francisco

myWebRoom: An Online Space as Unique as Your Own Room

By | Aug 28, 2015 at 8:00 am

There’s no denying that social media is important and central to most of us on a daily basis. However, I think you could make the argument that social media comes up a little short with regard to personality. Take Pinterest and Twitter for example:…

Tips & How To’s

Travel Brands Not Using Social Media are Missing Out

By | Aug 19, 2015 at 9:00 pm

Studies show that today’s average American distinctly loves two things — social media and travel. Smart travel brands are hopping on the social media bandwagon with Facebook fan pages, active Twitter accounts, and even Pinterest pages. More than just the latest fad, social media…

Trends

Tinder Had a Dramatic Twitter Meltdown Last Night

By | Aug 12, 2015 at 2:00 pm

In case you guys missed it, Tinder was an absolute mess last night. Like a person who’s been dumped over text, Tinder did what every Millennial mess-up would do after a breakup: tweet about their frustrations. As a response to newly-published article in Vanity…

Social Media

San Diego

Audio Can Give Our Photos New, Powerful Meaning

By | Jul 15, 2015 at 10:00 pm

When Dave Keene was diagnosed with colon cancer he had a troubling thought. What if his son never remembers his voice or hears his stories? “I am passionate about providing people with an innovative way to preserve and share memories forever in the most…

Marketing

Set Up your Startup Marketing from Scratch

By | Jul 15, 2015 at 3:00 pm

Starting an online business from the ground up can be quite a challenge. Even if you have a brilliant idea and offer excellent products or services, you still need to put in a lot of work, time, and sometimes even money in order to…

Reports & Rankings

Buffer Reveals the Best Times to Tweet

By | Jul 14, 2015 at 2:00 pm

In a recent analysis of almost 5 million tweets, Buffer revealed the best times to tweet to maximize clicks, retweets, favorites, and replies. A social media management platform, Buffer looked at data from 10,000 profiles tweeting between October 2010 and March 2015. To help…