7 Things to Consider Before Scheduling Instagram PostsJEFFBULLAS.COM — It’s been a while now since Instagram updated its API to allow for third party tools to be used to help schedule Instagram posts. Depending on how you use social media for business, you may or may not have explored this option. If you have, great! Share your experience in the comments below. If you haven’the big question for today is…
13 great apps for learning about mindfulnessMASHABLE.COM — Mindfulness has become one of those wellness buzzwords that can mean anything depending on who’s saying it. On Instagram, it might be the hashtag posted alongside an inspirational quote. You’ve probably heard about school teachers who use it to help wiggly kids. Corporations have turned to mindfulness to boost employee productivity. .
Remembering Sir Ken RobinsonBLOG.TED.COM — In February 2006, author and educator Sir Ken Robinson stepped on to the TED stage and posed a provocative question: ” Do schools kill creativity? What followed was a masterclass in public speaking — 19 minutes that sparkled with wit, deep thinking and a fierceless confidence in human potential. Since then, Sir Ken’s talk has taken on a life of its own.
Google Has Unleashed a Plan to Disrupt the College DegreeINC.COM — Google recently made a huge announcement that could change the future of work and higher education: It’s launching a selection of professional courses that teach candidates how to perform in-demand jobs. These courses, which the company is calling “Google Career Certificates,” teach foundational skills that can help jobseekers immediately find employment.
The funniest dating memes for finding love during these trying timesMASHABLE.COM — Dating in 2020 is certainly different than dating in previous years because of… well, you know. Even so, there are some aspects of finding a mate that are universal. The yearning for a crush, endlessly swiping through Tinder, the worry over ghosting, the exuberance of finally being over an ex. Here is a collection of the best dating memes that reiterate the universality of finding love in recent times.
Gabbie Hanna returns to social mediaMASHABLE.COM — “I’m well, thanks for asking,” Hanna said toward the end of her latest video. “Surprise! I’m still here” . In a 46-minute video titled “i’m back. (why i left, why i’m scared for my life, the shadowban, & everything else)” Hanna explained that she had been “some kind of manic” after becoming a TikTok meme and deleting Instagram, Twitter and TikTok. .
An ex-Uber exec might actually go to jail (but not for screwing over drivers)MASHABLE.COM — For ex-Uber exec Joe Sullivan, the cover-up wasn’t worse than the crime. It was the crime. . Or, at least so alleges the U.government in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. Sullivan, who from 2015 to 2017 was Uber’s chief security officer, stands accused of helping to cover up the 2016 theft of both rider and driver personal data by a then 20-year-old Florida hacker. .
TikTok wants to ‘eliminate hate’ on its platform. Good luck with that.MASHABLE.COM — The social media company made that clear Thursday, laying out a five-pronged approach it hopes will eventually “eliminate hate on TikTok.” But lest you get too ahead of yourself, the announcement, written by TikTok Head of Safety Eric Han, makes clear that the platform and its unnamed moderators are still figuring things out as they go. .
Initial public offerings are back in Silicon ValleyECONOMIST.COM — Aug 22nd 2020SAN FRANCISCOEditor’s note: Some of our covid-19 coverage is free for readers of The Economist Today, our daily newsletter. For more stories and our pandemic tracker, see our hubTHE IPO is dead, long live the IPO. When the pandemic hit in March, initial public offerings, particularly…
Reuniting with teachers on Twitter is so incredibly wholesomeMASHABLE.COM — Most days, Twitter is a digital hellscape. But the social media platform isn’t all bad. Sometimes it helps reunite old friends, and in extremely wholesome cases, it reunites people with their former teachers. Student/teacher reunions are one of the most delightful interactions you can find on Twitter.
At the first-ever virtual DNC, Democrats play it safeTECHCRUNCH.COM — The first all-virtual Democratic National Convention is in full swing, but don’t expect fireworks. The event runs through Thursday in a truncated-for-TV two hours a night that’s apparently not setting any viewership records, even with most Americans stuck at home. It likely won’t come as a surprise to anyone who’s followed former Vice President Joe Biden’s unlikely rise to the top of the party this year, but this year’s unusual DNC doesn’t inject any interesting social media twists or pull off any amazing technical feats of virtual presence.
Facebook Provides Tips on How to Optimize Your Facebook Live BroadcastsSOCIALMEDIATODAY.COM — Facebook recently launched a new video series in which it’s showcasing interviews with internal experts working on specific platform tools, in order to provide more insight into how each works, and how users can get the most out of the various functions the platform has to offer. The first video in the series looked at Creator Studio, while the most recent addition focuses on Facebook Live, with tips on how to maximize your Facebook broadcasts and generate optimal reach.
Oracle reportedly wants to buy TikTok. It’s run by Trump supporters.MASHABLE.COM — Will the Trump administration’s forced sale of TikTok leave Generation Z’s favorite video app in the hands of a Trump-loving tech company? It could very well happen now that Oracle, a business database software company, has talks to possibly acquire the social video app. President Trump had originally given ByteDance, TikTok’s Chinese owner, 45 days to find a potential buyer, but has since extended the deadline until after the U.election in November.
Oracle Emerges as Another Potential Buyer for TikTokSOCIALMEDIATODAY.COM — A new suitor has emerged in the race to buy the US operations of TikTok, with cloud computing giant Oracle reportedly joining a group of investment firms in formulating an offer for the app. Oracle’s talks to acquire TikTok’s operations in four countries are ongoing and have accelerated in recent days, the person said, and it and Microsoft are far ahead of any other companies that have expressed interest.
How to diagnose and treat machine learning models afflicted by COVID-19TECHCRUNCH.COM — the lives of millions of people and affected businesses across the world. Its impact has been particularly significant on many machine learning (ML) models that companies use to predict human behavior. Companies need to take steps to deeply examine ML models and acquire the insights needed to effectively update models and surrounding business rules.
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