LinkedIn cuts off email address exports with new privacy setting
TECHCRUNCH.COM — A win for privacy on could be a big loss for businesses, recruiters, and anyone else expecting to be able to export the email addresses of their connections. LinkedIn just quietly introduced a new privacy setting that defaults to blocking other users from exporting your email address. That could prevent some spam, and protect users who didn’t realize anyone who they’re connected to could download their email address into a giant spreadsheet.
Suicide is declining almost everywhere
ECONOMIST.COM — ZOZH IS A Russian neologism, born of an acronym for a healthy lifestyle. It is visible on Instagram, where millions of posts celebrate newly toned bodies; in the boom in health clubs in Russia’s cities; in the proliferation of cafés where the young sip soft drinks and munch muesli. It is so…
24+ Sites to Find Free Images You Would Actually Use for Your Marketing
BLOG.BUFFERAPP.COM — Here at Buffer, we think a lot about visual content. We’ve shared our own study on the importance of images in Twitter posts for more social sharing. We’ve explored tools that help anyone create visual content. Our social media management tool incorporates image posting because we know how…
Snapchat’s Planning to Release Another New Version of Spectacles
SOCIALMEDIATODAY.COM — Snapchat’s ad business is getting on the right track, but the company’s not yet on a path to profitability. Meanwhile, the app is still hugely popular with younger users, but its daily active user rate is actually in slow decline. This is where Snap Inc. sits as a company – for every positive, there’s a ‘but’ attached, a proviso which may unravel everything.
Why suicide is falling around the world, and how to bring it down more
ECONOMIST.COM — “YOU KNOW,” says a trader in “Margin Call”, a film about the crash of 2008, as he stands high on a building above Wall Street, “the feeling that people experience when they stand on the edge like this isn’t the fear of falling—it’s the fear that they might jump.” Suicide fascinates us. It is at…
The History of Social Media: 29+ Key Moments
BLOG.HOOTSUITE.COM — Blog / Social Here, we’ve compiled some of the most pivotal “moments” in social media’s history. From the very first social networking site (invented in the 1990s), to recent changes to networks with billions of users. So sit back, relax, and join us while we look back at what once…
LinkedIn launches its own Snapchat Stories: “Student Voices”
TECHCRUNCH.COM — singularity continues with the arrival of Snapchat Stories-style slideshows on LinkedIn as the app grasps for relevance with a younger audience. confirms to TechCrunch that it plans to build Stories for more sets of users, but first it’s launching “Student Voices” just for university students in the US.
Tech giants offer empty apologies because users can’t quit
TECHCRUNCH.COM — consists of a sincere acknowledgement of wrong-doing, a show of empathic remorse for why you wronged and the harm it caused, and a promise of restitution by improving ones actions to make things right. Without the follow-through, saying sorry isn’t an apology, it’s a hollow ploy for forgiveness. That’s the kind of “sorry” we’re getting from tech giants — an attempt to quell bad PR and placate the afflicted, often without the systemic change necessary to prevent repeated problems.
Fixing CMO churn means hiring a new kind of CMO
ADAGE.COM — Credit: Illustration by Mary Ellen Forte Many talk of the tenure of CMOs as short. But counting days of employment is less interesting than understanding why we’re seeing such shrinking CMO tenures and looking at what can be done to change the game. Companies today are shifting their views on…
The Impact of Artificial Intelligence on Content Marketing
JEFFBULLAS.COM — Gone are the times when nearly everything was done manually, and now we are living in a time in which a lot of work is taken over by software, machines, and various automatic procedures. In this aspect, artificial intelligence (AI) has a prominent place in all the progress made today. AI is the science of machines and computers developing intelligence like humans.
Watch this gymnast nail a massive backflip to set the world record
MASHABLE.COM — If you want to see a stunning physical feat, cast your eyes on the above video of gymnast Ashley Watson nailing a nearly 20 foot (5.87 meter) horizontal bar backflip to set a new Guinness World Record. As Huffington Post notes, Watson is a member of the Great Britain gymnastics team and likes to…
What SEOs Can Learn from AdWords
MOZ.COM — Organic and paid search aren’t always at odds; there are times when there’s benefit in knowing how they work together. Taking the time to know the ins and outs of AdWords can improve your rankings and on-site experience. In today’s edition of Whiteboard Friday, our fabulous guest host Dana…
How a quiet California town protects itself against today’s megafires
MASHABLE.COM — But when the smoke and ash finally settled, the fire had lost — for the most part, anyhow. “They thought for sure that they were going to lose 400 or 500 homes — instead they only lost seven,” Crystal Kolden, a fire scientist at the University of Idaho and former wildland firefighter, said in an interview. .
Your hygge-obsession is weird and misunderstood, please stop
MASHABLE.COM — Being Scandinavian has become a rather weird experience. In the span of just a couple of years, we’ve gone from being a relatively unknown group of shy people from a tiny, cold, dark corner of the world to being hyper-visible and feeling like our culture is being fetishised. Over here, we Scandis are the object of much envy.
How to Build a Buyer Persona (Includes Free Template)
BLOG.HOOTSUITE.COM — Blog / Social A well-crafted buyer persona (or customer persona, audience persona, or marketing persona) allows you to personalize your marketing on a large scale by humanizing core target groups of your customer base. From crafting the right message for the right consumers to…
Think twice about posting photos of your kid on Facebook
MASHABLE.COM — Welcome to, an ongoing series at Mashable that looks at how to take care of – and deal with – the kids in your life. Because Dr. Spock is nice and all, but it’s 2018 and we have the entire internet to contend with. You’re at a barbecue, or maybe a birthday party in the park. Someone, let’s say a friend of yours, takes out a phone and snaps a pic of your kids all playing together.
LinkedIn is beginning to look a lot like Snapchat
MASHABLE.COM — It was only a matter of time: the Stories trend has officially made it to LinkedIn. Yes, that somebody-would-like-to-connect-with-you LinkedIn. The professional networking service, never one to dive into a social media trend too quickly, is finally dipping its toe into the Stories format. LinkedIn is testing its own Stories feature with some of its student users in the United States, the company has confirmed.
HyperSurfaces turns any surface into a user interface using vibration sensors and AI
TECHCRUNCH.COM — Imagine any surface, such as a wooden table, car door or glass wall, could be turned into a user interface without the need for physical buttons or a touch screen. That’s the ambition of HyperSurfaces, the London startup originally behind the Mogees line of music devices and software, which today is unveiling what it claims is a major breakthrough in UI technology.
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