A Totally Silly (and Sometimes Serious) Wishlist of Instagram Features
BLOG.HOOTSUITE.COM — Blog / Social With over one billion users and 95 million posts shared per day, it’s safe to say that Instagram is an important social platform—for consumers and brands alike. There are many reasons to love Instagram—from its adaptation of the Stories feature, to its near…
Saudis’ Image Makers: A Troll Army and a Twitter Insider
NYTIMES.COM — Yet the government’s social media manipulation tracks with crackdowns in recent years in other authoritarian states, said Alexei Abrahams, a research fellow at Citizen Lab at the University of Toronto.Even for conversations involving millions of tweets, a few hundred or a few thousand influential…
8 of the greatest internet trolls of all time
MASHABLE.COM — It’s Troll Week on Mashable. Join us as we explore the good, the bad, and the ugly of internet trolling. The internet is full of trolls — but there’s a special breed of troll that has garnered a reputation for being the best in the game. Whether it’s on YouTube, Twitter, or in the dreaded comment sections, these masters know how to play the game.
How to Handle Digital Assets of the Deceased
ENTREPRENEUR.COM — Bet you haven’t thought about this lately. October 20, 2018 5 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. My grandfather, who was devoted to his daughters and…
Why We Abandoned Facebook Video
SOCIALMEDIAEXAMINER.COM — Earlier this week, we made the decision to stop publishing three weekly shows on Facebook. I’d like to share some important marketing lessons we discovered and a resource I think you’ll enjoy. Here’s the video I released on Facebook, announcing the move: Here’s why we killed two shows and moved a…
Domio just raised $12 million in Series A funding to build “apart hotels” across the U.S.
TECHCRUNCH.COM — Hotels can be pricey, and and travelers are often forced to leave their rooms for basic things, like food that doesn’t come from the minibar. Yet accommodations, which have become the go-to alternative for travelers, can be highly inconsistent. Domio, a two-year-old, New York-based outfit, thinks there’s a third way: apartment hotels, or “apart hotels,” as the company is calling them.
How to Use Instagram Quick Replies for Direct Messages
SOCIALMEDIAEXAMINER.COM — Are you using Instagram Direct Messages to communicate with your audience? Looking for an easy way to provide quick replies to common questions via Direct Messages? In this article, you’ll discover how to create multiple Instagram quick replies to your Instagram Direct Messages. How to Use…
Why IGTV should go premium
TECHCRUNCH.COM — It’s been four months since Facebook launched IGTV, with the goal of creating a destination for longer-form Instagram videos. Is it shaping up to be a high-profile flop, or could this be the company’s next multi-billion dollar business? IGTV, which features videos up to 60 minutes versus normal 60-second limit, hasn’t made much of a splash yet.
Building a great startup requires more than genius and a great invention
TECHCRUNCH.COM — Many entrepreneurs assume that an invention carries intrinsic value, but that assumption is a fallacy. Here, the examples of the 19th and 20th century inventors Thomas Edison and Nikola are instructive. Even as aspiring entrepreneurs and inventors lionize Edison for his myriad inventions and business acumen, they conveniently fail to recognize Tesla, despite having far greater contributions to how we generate, move, and harness power.
New ‘Dark Ads’ pro-Brexit Facebook campaign may have reached over 10M people, say researchers
TECHCRUNCH.COM — A major new campaign of disinformation around Brexit, designed to stir up UK ‘Leave’ voters, and distributed via may have reached over 10 million people in the UK, according to new research. The source of the campaign is so far unknown, and will be embarrassing to Facebook which only this week claimed it was clamping down on ‘dark’ political advertising on its platform.
Egypt and Thailand: When the military turns against free speech
TECHCRUNCH.COM — on charges of spreading fake news and “misusing social media.” Andy Hall, a labor rights researcher, has been fighting charges under Thailand’s computer crime laws because of a report published online that identified abuses of migrant workers. To be clear, neither country has ever been a bastion of free speech.
Twitter quietly fired a suspected Saudi Arabian spy in 2015, report says
MASHABLE.COM — We’ve all seen what can happen when nefarious interests weaponize a social media platform like Twitter. Now imagine how much worse it would be if some foreign agent actually got a job at the company. That’s what happened in 2013, apparently. In a sprawling Saturday New York Times report looking at the Saudi Arabian leadership’s social media campaign to silence critics and influence thinking, one detail stands out: The story of former Twitter employee Ali Alzabarah.
Turning $75 in Pins and Hot Wheels Cars into $1,000 Plus
YOUTUBE.COM — Here are some of them: – Ticket to Ride: Europe board game. Bought for $listed for $22.99. Vintage Thundercat action figure. Bought for 10 cents, listed for $30.99. Hard Rock Cafe mug. Bought for 50 cents, listed for $9.99. Bambi toy. Bought for 50 cents, listed for $13.99 – Cat in the Hat stuffed animal.
We watched the feature length Jake Paul docu-series finale so you don’t have to
MASHABLE.COM — “I want a whole cake after all this is over,” Shane Dawson says when Jake Paul and his girlfriend Erika Costell stroll up to his house holding baby pink cake pops shortly before their last interview. . Welcome to Inside the Mind of Jake Paul, the feature length finale to the docu-series that dove into the whirlwind of growing up on camera.
The space race is dominated by new contenders
ECONOMIST.COM — Get our daily newsletterUpgrade your inbox and get our Daily Dispatch and Editor’s Picks. SOME 4,500 satellites circle Earth, providing communications services and navigational tools, monitoring weather, observing the universe, spying and doing more besides. Getting them there was once the…
Gen-Z Is Coming to the Workforce. Here’s What to Expect
INC.COM — They are young. They are driven. They are pragmatic. They crave financial stability. They won’t put away their laundry no matter how many times you ask them. OK, that last sentence may just refer to the two adorable Gen-Zers who happen to be my offspring. But this next group has just started to hit the workforce (the oldest are 23), and will undoubtedly be the topic of much discussion.
7 Winning Instagram Contest Ideas (And How to Run Your Own)
BLOG.HOOTSUITE.COM — Blog / Social An Instagram contest is a great way to draw attention to your brand on the platform that has more than one billion users. Contests and giveaways will help boost engagement and get your content noticed by the Instagram algorithm. Before you dive into your first…
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