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Science & Technology | Social Media

Instagram launches Create mode with On This Day throwbacks | TechCrunch

Instagram has finally turned Throwback Thursday into an official feature. It’s part of the new Instagram “Create” mode that launches today in Stories, bringing the app beyond the camera. Create makes Instagram a more omni-purpose social network with

Science & Technology | Social Media

Twitter now lets all iPhone users pin favorited lists to the timeline - 9to5Mac

After opening up access for the home timeline Lists feature to let users more easily follow their interests earlier this summer, Twitter is rolling out access for all iOS users today. Twitter shared the news in a press release: On iOS starting September 2

Science & Technology | Social Media

Facebook will shut down Group Stories on September 26th

If you didn't find yourself using Facebook's Group Stories, you're not the only one. The social network has confirmed a report from commentator Matt Navarra th...

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

What Makes People Charismatic, and How You Can Be, Too

Simple tips to break through your social anxieties and make real, genuine connections with others.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Make Facebook useful by turning off all its annoying features | Popular Science

Between data privacy scandals and the psychological toll social media can take on your brain, quitting Facebook can be an alluring prospect. But it’s not always practical to delete your account.

Science & Technology | Social Media

How to Reach Your Target Audience on Social Media More Effectively | Inc.

Billions of people around the world use social media, so it's an effective way to reach your target market wherever they may be.

Science & Technology | Social Media

You Mean You're Still on Facebook? | Inc.

Zombies are populating my FB account. This can't be good for Zuckerberg and Co.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Instagram is working on new rules for banning accounts

Less than a week after banning Alex Jones and other far-right extremists, Instagram has revealed that it is working on a new policy for account removals. These...

Science & Technology | Social Media

If Instagram Gets Rid Of Like Counts, What Will It Mean For Influencers?

Instagram is testing out hiding like counts on profiles. How could this affect influencers and creators, who rely on metrics like these for business?

Science & Technology | Social Media

Instagram officially tests hiding Like counts | TechCrunch

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Science & Technology | Social Media

The Most Active 10% of Twitter Users Are Responsible for 80% of Tweets Overall – Adweek

It turns out that Twitter users are younger and are more likely to be Democrats than the general public, according to a new Pew Research Center report.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Reddit’s Subreddits Are Getting Collections, Events Posts

The site tested the new feature with the "Game of Thrones" Subreddit first.

Science & Technology | Social Media

The chat feature may soon return to Facebook’s mobile app

Facebook upset millions upon millions of users five years ago when it removed chat from its core mobile app and forced them to download Messenger to communicate privately with friends. Now it looks like it might be able to restore the option inside the Fa

Science & Technology | Social Media

New Facebook tool answers the question “Why am I seeing this post?”

Facebook announced today that it is adding a feature called “Why am I seeing this post?” to News Feeds. Similar to “Why am I seeing this ad?,” which has appeared next to advertisements since 2014, the new tool has a dropdown menu that gives users

Business & Finance | Advertising/Marketing

10 Instagram Marketing Tools to Help Grow Your Brand on Instagram in 2019

Instagram marketing can help you scale your brand quickly, and these tools can help you do that.

Science & Technology | Social Media

MySpace Probably Lost Everything Uploaded To Its Servers Before 2015

In what can only be good news for future political candidates — but is definitely bad news for technology company MySpace — it seems the predecessor to Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram lost most of what users uploaded to its social media platform befo

Science & Technology | Technology

Twitter is testing a method for users to hide replies to tweets

Twitter has been hiding replies from what it deems to be suspect or troll accounts for a little while now.

Science & Technology | Social Media

5 new features Twitter is testing in its iOS app

Twitter has been quietly testing improvements to night mode, encrypted direct messages, and new ways to use GIFs, according to new screenshots.

Advice & Self-Help | Meditation and Other Practices

Avoid Choking Under Pressure: Imagine Having Prize & Performing To Keep It – Re

By Christian Jarrett. The mental technique is called "incentive reappraisal" and it's reflected in changed activity in a key brain structure.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Instagram outage forces millions to look directly at the world for nearly half an hour

Photo-sharing app and social network Instagram was briefly taken offline on Monday afternoon, causing nothing of consequence to occur other than a brief respite from one source of the constant deluge of inconsequential information to which we all voluntar

Science & Technology | Social Media

A 23 Step Social Media Marketing Checklist for 2019 [Infographic]

Looking to make sure you stay on track with your social media marketing efforts in 2019? This checklist will help.

Psychology | Personality

Survey: Average Person Forms A First Impression In Just 27 Seconds! - Study Finds

You better have your introduction down to a speedy art on that next blind date or job interview. A recent survey finds you only have about 27 seconds to make a good first impression on someone new.

Psychology | Personality

The Bias of Thinking You Can Nonverbally Decode | Psychology Today

It’s easy to read people’s nonverbal cues, tell what they’re feeling, and know if they’re flirting, right? Not really. Verbal communication is a better choice.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Confronting Facebook's Growing Pains

It is not that Facebook wants to promote poisonous material, but its system is designed in a manner that is allowing it to happen.

Science & Technology | Tech

How To Start, Manage and Grow Your Social Network Without a Huge Time Commitment

Owning or managing all marketing for a small business is hard! Without a large staff (or, let’s be honest, any staff) you probably find yourself pulling long days and fulfilling a variety of roles…

Business & Finance | Advertising/Marketing

8 Old School Marketing Tactics That Work for Social Media

Okay, so it’s hard to imagine Don Draper meeting with Bethlehem Steel execs in Sterling Cooper’s top floor Madison Avenue […]

Science & Technology | Social Media

How to Become the Social Media Manager Every Company Dreams Of

As more brands realize the need to reach their audience online, the demand for social media managers to help grow their business through social is rapidly increasing. As social media marketing recrui…

Science & Technology | Technology

Pinterest Just Made It Easier To Sell More Stuff...And Other Small Business Tech News This Week

Here are five things in technology that happened this past week and how they affect your business. Did you miss them?

Science & Technology | Tech

Twitter now shows if a tweet was deleted for policy violations

Twitter recently announced it’s rolling out a feature to provide context around deleted tweets – including who deleted them and why. It’s a small change, but it’s the latest in a series of moves Twitter is making in an effort to bolster transpare

Science & Technology | Social Media

Here’s how to find out if your Facebook was hacked in the breach | TechCrunch

Are you one of the 30 million users hit by Facebook’s access token breach announced two weeks ago? Here’s how to find out. Facebook breach saw 15M users’ names & contact info accessed, 14M’s bios too Visit this Facebook Help center link while

Business & Finance | Marketing

How to Get Sponsored on Instagram (Even if You Currently Have 0 Followers)

Find out everything you need to do to get sponsored on Instagram, even if you currently have zero followers.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Twitter brings Bookmarks to the web with a new design, now in testing | TechCrunch

Twitter is testing a new experience for web users, the company announced in a tweet on Thursday. A small number of Twitter users will see the updated version of Twitter for web, which will include access to Twitter’s Bookmarks feature, and scrolling thr

Advice & Self-Help | Products with Integrity

Heartfelt Connections - Sharing Meals with the Homeless

Jan Shepherd making the world a better place one person at a time. Document your own efforts using the hashtag #dosomethingheartfelt

Health & Fitness | Sleep

A Lack of Sleep Triggers Viral Loneliness | Thrive Global

A recent study found a direct link between poor sleep and social isolation. Here's what the researchers want you to know about their findings.

Science & Technology | Tech News

Meet the people who still use Myspace: 'It's given me so much joy'

Once it was the biggest social network; now it’s a ghost town. But for a handful of hardcore users, Myspace remains essential

Psychology | Personality

Americans Are More Socially Isolated, but Less Lonely

What's the difference between social isolation and loneliness? And why is one rising while the other one is declining over time?

Psychology | Personality

Loneliness Rivals Obesity, Smoking as Health Risk

A new survey finds nearly half of Americans reporting they feel alone, isolated, or left out at least some of the time.

Psychology | Personality

Why You Need to Be Good at Reading Your Emotions | Psychology Today

Being able to read other people’s emotions is important for your relationships, but according to new research, it’s just as important to read your own with clarity.

Science & Technology | Social Media

News outlets object to how Facebook will label political ads | VentureBeat

In the wake of the 2016 U.S. presidential election, Facebook made sweeping changes on what information it gives to users about political ads. But the changes will have consequences for more than just political groups — and not all organizations are happ

Science & Technology | Social Media

The No. 1 Way To Get Attention On LinkedIn

Employers or business prospects are searching on LinkedIn for someone like you. Having the right keywords on your profile is the single best way to improve the odds that your profile is the one they will find, click on and message. Here's how to find the

Science & Technology | Social Media

Four New LinkedIn Features You Shouldn't Ignore

Stay on top of the latest LinkedIn features so you can stand out and expand your success. Here are four features that you need to try for yourself.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Twitter has an unlaunched ‘Secret’ encrypted messages feature

Buried inside Twitter’s Android app is a “Secret conversation” option that if launched would allow users to send encrypted direct messages. The feature could make Twitter a better home for sensitive communications that often end up on en

Science & Technology | Social Media

Instagram Looks Like Facebook’s Best Hope - Bloomberg

With lawmakers and users on the warpath, the photo-sharing app could be Mark Zuckerberg’s way out of the latest data scandal.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Instagram traps data without a Download Your Information tool | TechCrunch

It’s hard to #DeleteFacebook with no viable alternative, but at least you can export all your data. There’s no such option on Instagram . That lack of data portability puts users at the mercy of Instagram’s product and policy decisions. And it could

Science & Technology | Social Media

How Reggie Brown invented Snapchat

Why sexting and a Stanford class led a group of former fraternity brothers to create Snapchat.

Science & Technology | Social Media

5 Reasons Why Nobody is Engaging With Your Social Posts (and How to Fix it)

Is nobody engaging with your social media posts on Twitter or Instagram? Here's 5 reasons why, and how to fix it to make sure you get attention on your social media.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Twitter Is Developing a Subscription Plan That Promotes Your Tweets Automatically | Fortune

Twitter is testing a subscription plan that automatically promotes tweets in order reach to more users and grow follower bases

Science & Technology | Social Media

Mark Zuckerberg says he disagrees strongly with Bosworth death memo, calls executive provocative - Business Insider

Facebook is back on defense as Mark Zuckerberg spoke against a controversial memo by VP Andrew Bosworth, while defending the executive.

Science & Technology | Social Media

LinkedIn Prospecting: How to Find and Connect With Future Customers : Social Media Examiner

Social Media Marketing Podcast 295. In this episode, explore how to use LinkedIn to find leads and turn them into customers with John Nemo.

Science & Technology | Social Media

The 7 Biggest Secrets Of Social Media Influencers

Obviously, they put in extra work and have more experience than the average Joe. But beyond that, there are a few secrets that most influencers don't make public.

Science & Technology | Tech

What Happens In 60 Seconds Online

What Happens In 60 Seconds Online - 03/07/2018

Science & Technology | Social Media

Inside Facebook's Two Years of Hell

How a confused, defensive social media giant steered itself into a disaster, and how Mark Zuckerberg is trying to fix it all.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Twitter’s 280 character limit increased engagement without increasing the average tweet length – BGR

After some initial testing, Twitter late last year officially upped the character limit on tweets from 140 characters to 280. In one fell swoop, Twitter changed the most defining feature of the service: brevity.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Facebook is making a major change to the News Feed that will show you more content from friends and family and less from

Facebook said Thursday that it will start to show users more posts from their friends and family in the News Feed, a move that means people will see fewer posts from publishers and brands.

Science & Technology | Social Media

How to Write Posts That Actually Get Read and Shared

I had a call the other day with an entrepreneur who told me that his blog articles are like an echo chamber; it feels like he is talking to himself. He's investing a ton of time and effort into creating posts, but they are not getting any engagement. I

Science & Technology | Social Media

When Instagram Influencing Isn't So Glamorous | WIRED

Instagram fame can be enviable—but it comes at a cost. Excerpted from Brooke Erin Duffy's (Not) Getting Paid to Do What You Love.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Ditch the Comments Section For Social Media? - The Gate

Should media companies — perhaps even weblogs — ditch the Comments section for social media; or should they keep the Comments section and...

Science & Technology | Social Media

Facebook expands AI-based suicide prevention tools

Facebook's suicide prevention AI has advanced to the point where it can proactively intervene when it detects that someone may be at risk of suicide.

Business & Finance | Business

How to make millions on Instagram

Over the past decade, there has been a dramatic shift in the way companies execute marketing campaigns. Today, marketers are using social media platforms and influencers to spread awareness of their products and services. Instagram is one of the most popu

Science & Technology | Social Media

An Updated List of Facebook's Algorithm Changes

If you do Facebook marketing, one thing that you might want to understand is the Facebook algorithm.

Business & Finance | Business

Tai Lopez Reveals the Secrets He Used to Make Millions From Social Media

It's easier than you think to transform your social media profile into a lucrative business.

Business & Finance | Business

How To Get More Real Instagram Followers: The Definitive Guide

Struggling to get any followers on Instagram? We hear you! This definitive guide will show you how to grow your Instagram following faster...

Science & Technology | Social Media

7 Ways Facebook Keeps You Addicted

The intersection of 2 obsessive technologies sees us checking our social apps on mobiles many times a day. Here is how Facebook creates addiction.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Anxiety Makes It Harder to Listen to Your Intuition

New research shows that people who are feeling anxious have a harder time making decisions than people who are feeling optimistic.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Twitter is doubling the length of tweets to 280 characters for some people

The famous Twitter character limit is being expanded from 140 characters to 280 characters.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Your Social Media Strategy Isn't Complete Without These 21 Tactics

You’re ready to take social media to the next level. But if you aren’t building the traction you hoped for, there’s usually a reason. Just like any industry, there are a set of crucially important tactics every successful social media strategy needs

Miscellaneous | Interesting & Helpful Information

The Best Way to Manage Your Social Anxiety Is to Accept It

Some studies are suggesting that a better way to deal with it is by exposing yourself to anxiety-inducing situations.

Science & Technology | Social Media

10 Social Media Mistakes We've Made (And How to Avoid Them)

We've committed many social media mistakes that have cost us reach, engagement, fans, and customers! Here's what we've learned and how you can avoid them.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Social Interaction Is Critical for Mental and Physical Health

Having friends is a critically important contributor to good health and longevity.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Here's How to Change Your Name on Facebook | Mental Floss

Test your knowledge with amazing and interesting facts, trivia, quizzes, and brain teaser games on MentalFloss.com.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Whoops: Facebook Accidentally Exposed Its Employees to Suspected Terrorists | Vanity Fair

One moderator fled his home after learning that terrorists he’d banned had found his personal Facebook profile.

Science & Technology | Social Media

7 Ways to Turn Instagram Followers into Customers for Life #InstagramforBusiness

Use these seven ways to reach out to prospects and make them want to buy from you, over and over again.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Influencer Marketing: A Key Building Block Of A Successful Content Marketing Engine

By activating influencers as part of a media buy, marketers can reach consumers through trusted voices and help drive business value.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Instagram Analytics: Which Metrics Really Matter?

These key figures can help you measure your reach and make smart moves that engage audiences to interact with your brand.

Science & Technology | Social Media

You can now add a location to your Reddit post

Thanks to a new partnership with Foursquare—yes, the check-in app you may have used in the late 2000s—Reddit posts, published via the mobile app, can include a geotag that's particular to a specific venue or as broad as a country.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Revealed: Facebook's internal rulebook on sex, terrorism and violence | News | The Guardian

Leaked policies guiding moderators on what content to allow are likely to fuel debate about social media giant’s ethics

Science & Technology | Social Media

9 easy ways to explain what you actually do as a social media professional

Quick quiz for social media marketers: Raise your hand if you’ve ever been asked, “So, you get paid to go on Facebook?” “We're hunting for awesome startups” Run an early-stage company? We're inviting 250 to exhibit at TNW Conference and pitch on

Business & Finance | Business

A Daily Social Media Checklist That Will Double Engagement

Looking to increase your social media engagement? You need a plan! Here's your daily social media checklist with exact steps you need to take.

Business & Finance | Business

7 Things You Must Do to Grow a Fanatical Following Online

Even with technology at their fingertips, your audience members want to hear real stories and connect in meaningful ways. Give them that, and they'll become loyal followers.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Facebook’s new features like Messenger Day are distracting and obtrusive - Recode

Facebook is breaking the user experience to promote a feature it cares about more than its users.

Science & Technology | Social Media

User Demographics of the Top 7 Social Networks | Marketing Infographic

Social media audience demographics can vary widely by social platform. Check out this highly useful infographic to see which user groups spend time on which social networks and do what there.

Science & Technology | Virtual Reality

Virtual Reality’s Potential for Magic Gets Real

The Void, a Utah-based start-up, bets that by making V.R. both social and spontaneous, it can draw throngs and make a mint. Some big names are taking notice.

Entertainment | The Hometown

14 must-follow Instagram accounts for LA lovers

Follow these accounts if you love shots of the Los Angeles skyline, glowing sunsets, stunning architecture, and inspiring design.

Business & Finance | Business

How To Do Twitter Marketing in 10 Minutes a Day

If you’re low on time, here’s a plan for getting all your tweeting done in 10 minutes a day.

Science & Technology | Social Media

10% of digital news consumers say 'Facebook' is a news outlet

At least only 10 percent of readers think it came from Facebook?

News | Fake News

How Facebook’s Fact-Checking Partnership Will Work

A team of about six people will draw on the resources of ABC News to get to the bottom of questionable articles, said James Goldston, the president of ABC News.

Science & Technology | Tech

Facebook (FB) approved an ad violating the Civil Rights Act of 1964 in 15 minutes, a ProPublica investigation found —

The world's largest social network is being accused of pandering to racist advertising. An investigation into Facebook's advertising branch by the New York-based non-profit news organization ProPublica found that advertisers can not only filter target

Science & Technology | Tech

Salesforce, Google, Microsoft, Verizon are all eyeing up a Twitter bid | TechCrunch

Twitter continues to inch its way to a sale process, and the latest developments come in the form of alleged bids from potential buyers. Today CNBC is..

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

Babies Watching People Eat

Even 1-year-olds know that our food choices depend on our social or cultural group.

Business & Finance | Business

How departments that aren’t marketing can use social media

Not in marketing? No problem. Social media belongs to everyone: From CEOs to employees. Here are eight departments and how they run social media accounts.

Advice & Self-Help | Couples and Relationship Support

The Challenges of Male Friendships

Consciously or otherwise, many men believe that talking about personal matters with other men is not manly.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

How I Finally Found Friends That Get My Spiritual Side

I had just started my journey into spirituality when I was at dinner, and I heard a woman talking about Doreen Virtue's angel cards. I immediately got up to introduce myself, and she was beyond excited to talk to me. We’re still friends today.

Science & Technology | Tech

Spending a lot of time on Facebook and Instagram could be making you depressed, study finds

A U.S. study recently found a strong and significant association between social media use and depression.

Business & Finance | Business

Here's A Toolkit for Creating a Loyal Instagram Following

These brands were built on Instagram. They share their strategies for creating a loyal following and driving sales on the platform.

Science & Technology | Tech

Facebook might finally kill clickbait with new algorithm tweaks

In June of last year, Facebook announced that it would start showing more content that mattered to you by factoring in the time you spent viewing a post --

Business & Finance | Advertising/Marketing

How to Manage Multiple Social Media Profiles : Social Media Examiner

Does your business have profiles on multiple social networks? Discover how to monitor and manage multiple social media profiles from a customized dashboard.

Business & Finance | Business

6 Social Media Platforms Your Business Should Be Using

There is currently a plethora of social media platforms currently out these, it’s mind-blowing! From networking, to hooking a spouse, writing blogs to comparing businesses, the list is exhausti…

Advice & Self-Help | Couples and Relationship Support

Friendship Advice: When Your Best Friend Brings a Crowd

Some people prefer one-on-one time with a friend. They are ‘focusers’ and gravitate toward intimacy. ‘Diffusers’ like to socialize in a group and don’t feel the need for as much time alone.

Science & Technology | Tech

How to See Who Unfollowed You - Tracking Friends on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter

How to find out when you've lost a follower on social media, and who it was.

Humor | Humor

Things No Self-Respecting Adult Should Be Doing on Facebook

Welcome to the Internet in the 21st century: where teenagers pretend to be 30-year-olds, and 30-year-olds act like teenagers.

Science & Technology | Tech

Don't panic, Instagram's app icon isn't changing

Don't worry, that colorless Instagram app icon isn't coming to your phone.

Science & Technology | WordPress

5 WordPress Plugins To Increase Social Sharing

These five social sharing WordPress plugins will help increase social shares and make your content go viral.

Psychology | Parenting and Kids

Teaching #Kids How To Set & #Protect Their #Boundaries (And Keep #ToxicPeople Out)

Teaching kids how to set boundaries is an important life skill. Here's how to to protect your kids from the people who might shrink them.

Travel | Travel

A data genius computes the ultimate American road trip - The Washington Post

Who needs an atlas when you have an algorithm? Data tinkerer Randy Olson, who previously developed the optimal search path for finding the bespectacled main character of the "Where’s Waldo?" books, has used this same algorithm to compute the ultimate American road trip.