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Should Businesses Invest in Snapchat or Instagram Stories?

As the two become more similar, they also become more competitive. Instagram has been copying, and possibly improving, what has been proven to be successful for Snapchat. The core example of this is Instagram’s mimicked use of Snapchat’s “stories” feature. Show More Summary

Restricted Mode is Now More “LGBT-Inclusive” YouTube Says

YouTube got slammed by the LGBTQ last month after it became known that their “Restricted Mode” included LGBTQ themes and were blocked as “mature content”. YouTube has since claimed it was a mistake and that now the videos are readily available. Show More Summary

Facebook is Giving Money to Publishers to Produce Videos

Facebook will be paying publishers to produce videos so they can promote their new ad products! Testing for mid-roll Facebook ads began last fall, and then earlier this year. Produced videos will have to be at least 90 seconds long, so that at least one ad can be dropped in the middle of play. Show More Summary

Social Media Advertising Spending Is Up 60% From Last Year

Why is this? Because social media is becoming an increasingly crucial element in brand strategy! Even as consumers’ behaviors fluctuate with other forms of digital media and devices, their need for social media has gown constant. Thus,...Show More Summary

Augmented Reality is Coming to Facebook!

(Image source: Jim Wilson/The New York Times) Evidently, nobody was more inspired by Pokemon Go than Facebook’s very own Mark Zuckerberg. To him, it showed that the future of augmented reality is coming and its coming fast! AlthoughShow More Summary

Do You Have This? Facebook is Testing a GoFundMe Fundraising Competitor

Facebook is testing a new fundraising feature that allows any user to raise money for their friends. Will this be a GoFundMe killer? The post Do You Have This? Facebook is Testing a GoFundMe Fundraising Competitor appeared first on Stay N Alive.

WWDYD? How Dennis Yu Emulates Religious Figures to Build Followers and Loyalty

One of my personal best friends and most admired heroes in the marketing world is Dennis Yu. I’m a bit of an introvert, but when he visits he’s one of the few I always always try to find time, have lunch, and share knowledge with. He’s...Show More Summary

Thinking of Creating a Business Profile on Google+? Better Wait.

Danny Sullivan posted a great critique of Google+ today – the fact that in order to create a business profile on Google+, you have to go through the motions of creating a user profile on Google, which includes putting an age (of which is a minimum 18 years old at the moment to use Google+). Show More Summary

Where is Your Audience?

Google+ is all the rage right now. For those that can get in, it’s all they can talk about on Google+. For those that can’t get in, it’s all they can talk about outside of Google+. Or so it seems – that’s what the people I follow and pay attention are doing. It doesn’t mean […] The post Where is Your Audience? appeared first on Stay N Alive.

Selling is Dead – Free is the Newest Trend

Note from Jesse: I’ve always been impressed by the work of Mike Stelzner. As organizer of Facebook Success Summit, which I presented last year and will be presenting again this year, and organizer of Social Media Examiner, he has a passionate...Show More Summary

"Follow" Networks and The Creep Factor – Why It Isn't a Facebook Play

As I was setting up an account for my wife to be able to post to this blog today, I created a Google+ profile for her. She knew, and will probably even use it – some day. However, there’s something I just can’t get passed, and that’s...Show More Summary

I'm a Dummy (again)! Writing Google+ For Dummies, Portable Edition

I’m proud to announce that as of this week I am going to be writing Google+ For Dummies, Portable Edition. This follows my last Dummies book, Facebook Application Development For Dummies, and will go back to my original roots (through...Show More Summary

Facebook to Google+: "Hey Look, We Have This Too – It's Right Here!"

Facebook announced an expected update to its service today that is scheduled to be released on Thursday. It’s a simple one, which brings to the forefront features that Facebook has had all along and Google+ has been getting all the attention...Show More Summary

Charities: Here is How to Make Your Own Facebook Profile Frames For Your Cause

Possibly in response to Snapchat's brand geofilters, some time in December Facebook quietly launched a feature that brands have been asking for on Facebook for awhile: Facebook Frames, or Camera Effects! Now any official charity on Facebook can create an overlay for their audience's Facebook profiles to display their enthusiasm for the brand. Show More Summary

PR Professionals: THIS is How You Pitch Media

I’ve spent the last week at the Consumer Electronic Show here in Las Vegas seeing some pretty amazing technology and building lots of relationships with potential sponsors and manufacturers of some of the technology I review on Facebook, TV, and Going as media can be quite overwhelming. Prior to the show, with over 700,000 […]

Here is How Easy it Is to Hack Your Computer. Sophos Home Can Fix It!

This is a sponsored post by Sophos, however, like all things I post and review, these opinions are my own, and I only take sponsorships from the brands I truly love! Did you know you, or your kids are likely vulnerable to someone hacking your computer? Did you know someone could monitor every keystroke you […]

Facebook is Rolling Out Product Tagging for Facebook Pages – Do You Have This?

As I was working on a client’s Facebook Page the other day I came across an interesting new feature that Facebook alerted me of in a little popup. It asked me if I wanted to tag any products in my post. Evidently, Facebook is slowly launching the ability to take products from a business’s product […]

If You Didn’t Think RSS Was Dead Before, Facebook Just Killed it, Completely

At Facebook’s annual F8 developer conference this year, with announcements from robots, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, and more I finally feel as though I’m in the future. I’ll try to cover more of my overall thoughts later on the conference, including a review of the Galaxy VR and Samsung Galaxy S6 that they gave out at […]

Announcing My New Reviews and Gadgets Blog,

It was 11 years ago that I started this blog. We’ve been through a lot – I originally began the blog to account for things I discovered while programming various things I built on the side. It has evolved into a combination of that, reporting on tech news, sharing personal stories, futurism, and sharing marketing […]

How to Scan Anything You Want Into Minecraft Using Sprout by HP A couple months ago, I was lucky enough to be one of a few that were selected to receive a Sprout by HP. As part of the criteria, they wanted me to come up with some ideas for cool things I could build and make using the device, which has a 3D scanner built […]

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