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Only 15% of Workers Share Professional Accomplishments on Social Media

Only 15 percent of workers share workplace successes on their social media accounts, according to a study from LinkedIn and Wakefield Research. This number includes people who shared accomplishments on personal blogs. Employees muchShow More Summary

Frat Brothers Do Not Make Good Business Partners

Bros are really good at creating apps and startups. They are not so great at sharing the wealth. First, it was Facebook. Then, Snapchat. But this Yik Yak lawsuit sure sounds like it would make a better movie, right? Here are some things...Show More Summary

Facebook Walks a Fine Line Between Users and Advertisers

Facebook has become so large that now it delivers a multitude of experienced for different use cases. Some are using it as a communication platform, others a messaging service, others are using it as a marketing tool. However, a newShow More Summary

Publishers Without Comments Sections Are Losing Out on Revenue

Today, Spot.IM, SimilarWeb and AdClarity released data showing that digital publishers are leaving around $30 million “on the table” by not optimizing social interaction on their website. The report is spearheaded by Spot.IM, a company...Show More Summary

BuzzFeed Clickbait Shared Less Often Than Non-Clickbait

After our post on BuzzFeed and clickbait, Saif Anjani over at Keyhole, a hashtag analytics tracker, reached out to share some of their own research on clickbait and how it affects how posts are shared. ICYMI: BuzzFeed editor-in-chief Ben Smith wrote a post on why BuzzFeed doesn’t do clickbait. Show More Summary

Social Media Newsfeed: Twitter’s Future | Taylor Swift on Instagram

Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. Twitter to Wall Street: We’re Still Bigger Than You Think (Re/code) Twitter repeated a familiar message to Wall Street analysts Wednesday: We reach a lot more people than our monthly active users count lets on. Show More Summary

YouTube Music Streaming Service Launches in Beta

YouTube music has faced some challenges lately; the company lost its product manager over the summer and had disagreements with indie music labels. While news of the product leaked in August, Google didn’t want to launch the new service...Show More Summary

Social Media is the Biggest On-the-Job Time Waster [Infographic]

IT professionals are privy to all the mistakes and errors made by employees during the workday in almost every company. Experts Exchange polled 1,100 IT professionals to find out the most egregious mistakes and the biggest wastes ofShow More Summary

Social Media Newsfeed: YouTube Music Service | Miami Dolphins on Yo

Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. YouTube’s Streaming Music Service Just Overcame its Last Big Barrier (Mashable) Google has overcome the last major barrier to launching its YouTube-based streaming music service. Show More Summary

Which Messaging Apps Are the Most Secure?

Secure messaging is a hard thing to achieve. Some services promise security, but are woefully bad at delivering it. Other services don’t necessarily promise security, but they still do a poor job of protecting user data. In order toShow More Summary

Social Media Newsfeed: Instagram Caption Editing | Net Neutrality

Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. Instagram Adds People Tab to Explore Menu, Allows Users to Edit Captions (AllFacebook) Instagram released two new features for its iOS and Android applications: Users...Show More Summary

FCC Chairman: Obama’s ‘Open Internet’ Comments a Welcome Addition

Earlier today, President Obama outlined his plan for net neutrality, urging the FCC to reclassify broadband as a common carrier under Title II of the Telecommunications Act. FCC chairman Tom Wheeler responded, saying the President’sShow More Summary

YouTube Stars Give Advice for Aspiring Creators

Bethany Mota, Michelle Phan and Rosanna Pansino via Adweek YouTube launched its first traditional advertising campaign back in April in an effort to promote its online stars in the offline world. The three women featured in the first...Show More Summary

Obama’s Plan For Net Neutrality

Is there still hope for net neutrality? President Obama made a statement this morning in full support, asking the FCC to consider the Internet a public utility, which would mean no throttling or “fast lanes.” In his statement, he made clear that the FCC can act on its own, so the agency could very well ignore him. Show More Summary

Social Media Newsfeed: Harassment on Twitter | Reuters Kills Comments

Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. Twitter Offering New Method for Women to Report Harassment (USA Today) Twitter announced a partnership with nonprofit advocacy group Women, Action, and the Media (WAM!) last week, which changed Twitter’s policy on online harassment toward women. Show More Summary

Social Media Jobs: Mouth, Newsday Media Group, New Wave

This week, Mouth is hiring a social strategist/manager, as well as a community/content coordinator. Meanwhile, Newsday Media Group seeking a social media moderator, and New Wave is looking for a social media manager. Get the scoop on...Show More Summary

WikiWash Lets You Track Wikipedia Edits in Real Time

Wikipedia might be the biggest social experiment of all. Who asks people to crowdfund and crowdsource knowledge? That’s also the rub with the crowdsourced encyclopedia. You can track edits but it’s not easy to follow or pull a narrative...Show More Summary

Reuters Kills Comment Sections

Today in an editor’s note, Reuters announced that they are ending comments on news stories because we all talk about the news on Facebook and Twitter anyway. Hmph. Dan Colarusso writes: We value conversation about the news, but the idea of comments on a website must give way to new realities of behavior in the marketplace. Show More Summary

Social Media Newsfeed: Zynga Earnings | Zuckerberg Reaction on Ebola

Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. Zynga’s Q3 Results Beat Estimates, Driven by Mobile Efforts (Re/code) Zynga reported better-than-expected third-quarter results as the maker of FarmVille set its mobile gaming push in motion with releases such as New Words with Friends. Show More Summary

Poor Network Connectivity Chokes Off Lifeblood of the Internet

The main complaint leveled at Internet service providers (ISPs) is that their connections are slow. Not all of this slowdown is caused by providers dragging their heels when it comes to putting new infrastructure in place — interconnectedness plays a large role. Show More Summary

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