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Facebook Weighs Ad-Free Subscription Option - Bloomberg

Facebook Inc. has been conducting market research in recent weeks to determine whether an ad-free version paid by subscriptions would spur more people to join the social network, according to people familiar with the matter.

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Twitter Is Pushing More News Links In The Home Timeline

A Twitter spokesperson confirmed the new Twitter feature to BuzzFeed News. Twitter's aggressive move into news continues.

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What Does Twitter’s Algorithmic Feed Mean for Social Marketing? - Fortune

Last week saw a major shift in the new media landscape, as Twitter switched all of its users to a so-called “algorithmic feed.”

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6 social media trends we’re watching in 2016

The course of social media marketing never did run smooth. The top platforms now could disappear tomorrow, marketing strategies that worked previously could suddenly backfire and drive customers away. But with over 2 billion social network users around the globe...

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Timing Is Everything: Twitter Unveils First View Ads, Videos At The Top Of Your Timeline | TechCrunch

Twitter has been in the spotlight for the past several days over allegedly imminent (longstanding) plans to change the order of Tweets in your timeline...

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LG Is Staffing a Social Media War Room With 30 to 40 People for the Super Bowl | Adweek

Some brands are backing away from social media war rooms, but first-time Super Bowl advertiser LG is going all in on Sunday.  About 30 to 40 reps from LG, Mindshare, iCrossing, HG Ad and Twitter will staff a war room in Mindshare's New York office, work

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Twitter's darkest hour is now

In late October, after his first full quarter running Twitter as CEO, Jack Dorsey and his executive team just couldn't shut up about Twitter Moments, a new curation tool intended to make the long struggling social network more appealing to new users.

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CMO Today: Twitter Weighs 10,000-Character Tweets - WSJ

Here's your morning roundup of the biggest marketing, advertising and media industry news and happenings.

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This Is Why You're Seeing More Ads On Instagram

If you're starting to notice more ads on Instagram, it's all part of Facebook's plan.

Facebook, the world's largest social network, has steadily built its advertising business to become the world's second-largest digital ad platform after Google.

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Pinterest Tries to Ditch the ‘Social Network’ Label | Re/code

Pinterest isn't social -- it's all about me, myself and I. Pinterest CEO Ben Silbermann said that while his five-year-old startup has social elements — you can re-pin an image or send someone a private message — he doesn’t view the company as a social network

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Facebook apologizes after 'Year in Review' stirs up bad memories for some users

While scrolling through your Facebook News Feed this holiday season, you probably encountered the typical statuses from friends: photographs of families opening gifts and inevitably, a few "Year in Review" posts, a photo slide of highlights from your Facebook Timeline over the past year.

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Twitter, Foursquare may team up to add location to tweets - CNET

If the social networks reach a deal, tweets could include location information -- such as a country, city or venue -- as early as next year, reports Business Insider.

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You Might As Well Get Used To Twitter Messing Around With Your Timeline - ReadWrite

If you didn't like Twitter's recent move to throw random tweets into your timeline, you're going to hate the future. Twitter is still struggling to make the service more accessible to the masses, a point underscored by its third-quarter earnings report—and that means more tinkering with things like the timeline Twitter fans have grown accustomed to.

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Creator of the Facebook 'Like' explains why you'll never get a 'Dislike' button | TechRadar

Creator of the Facebook 'Like' explains why you'll never get a 'Dislike' button

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Twitter gives away Tweets, so why does Facebook's apology ring hollow?

It's fine for one social network to give away your data in the name of research, while another's ongoing experiments seem distasteful.

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This Guy Is Going To Grab Coffee With Every Single One Of His 1,000 Facebook Friends

Australian student Matt Kulesza is looking to get some good, old-fashioned face time with his social media "friends." Over the next three years, Kulesza plans to get coffee with every single one of his more than 1,000 Facebook friends. H...

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Facebook Possibly Planning A Secret New Use For Messenger, Leaked Screenshots Reveal

Many people don't want to trust Facebook with their real names. Now new evidence suggests that Facebook wants people to trust them with their money. Last summer, Facebook starting forcing users to switch to a separate messaging app, Facebook Messe...

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Twitter Changes Font, Provides More Profile Color Options

Twitter has announced several new design changes -- but not everyone is happy about them.

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Facebook Forces Users Worldwide To Download Messenger For Mobile Chat | TechCrunch

Over the next few days, Facebook will stop allowing messaging in its main iPhone and Android apps, and force all their users around the world to download its..