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Blog Post Archive Chooses ‘Exposure’ as the 2014 Word of the Year

Every year, there are events that define the public’s thinking. Trying to encapsulate a year within a single paragraph or phrase is difficult. This year, chose ‘exposure’ as their word of the year — very fitting givenShow More Summary

The Least Annoying Holiday Music Marathon Videos from YouTube

Depending on your character, holiday carols is either charming or grating. But either way, we’re stuck with them. According to YouTube, you guys are listening to a lot of holiday tunes. And not cool ones. “Rudolph” and “Jingle Bells” are topping the charts over there. What is wrong with you? (more…) New Career Opportunities Daily: The best jobs in media.

Issuu Disrupts the Traditional Holiday Catalog With Clip Tool

You’ve probably been perusing Pinterest for holiday decorating and shopping ideas. So you’ve probably come across clipped content from issuu. This season, retailers flocked to the publishing platform for their gift guides and catalogs. Show More Summary

Social Media Newsfeed: Sony May Sue Twitter | Holiday Shopping Goes Social

Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. Sony Threatens to Sue Twitter Over Tweets with Hacked Emails (CNET) Seeking to stem the spread of company secrets, Sony Pictures has threatened to sue Twitter if it does not ban accounts that tweet information allegedly leaked in the studio’s massive security breach. Show More Summary

Social Media Has Changed How Consumers Shop Online [Infographic]

Social media has begun to replace a lot of activities that used to take place on other parts of the Internet. It seems that one of the greatest areas impacted is the way users shop online. An infographic from Crowdtap examines how social...Show More Summary

Retail Brands Win on Social Media With Engaging Seasonal Content

Social media has become the domain of brands, as the medium continues to grow up. Still, while some brands clearly get it, others haven’t mastered the art of engaging consumers on social media. Social engagement analytics firm Engagement Labs released its retail index, ranking the performance of retail brands on social media. Show More Summary

What Were You Outraged About This Year?

Slate often prides itself on taking a unique stance, which means they’re used to nasty comments, hate-tweets and general trolling. Which is why they are the perfect outlet to catalog all of our social media and digital beefs this year. Not...Show More Summary

Experts Expect Public Living to Become the Default by 2025

In honor of the 25th anniversary of the World Wide Web, the Pew Research Center has released a series of reports about how digital technology will impact the way we live in 2025. The latest in this series takes a look at the future of...Show More Summary

Social Media Newsfeed: New Instagram Filters | Twitter, Foursquare Partnering on Geolocation

Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. Instagram Finally Adds New Photo Filters (SocialTimes) Instagram has released five new photo filters, reports AllFacebook. The new filters are dubbed Slumber, Crema, Ludwig, Perpetua and Aden. Show More Summary

Social Media Newsfeed: Zuck’s Timeline Attacked | Twitter Auto-Play Video Ads?

Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. Trolls Attack Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook Timeline (AllFacebook) The timeline of Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg is being bombarded by comments from trolls, the majority originating from Brazil and containing stickers and memes, TechCrunch reported. Show More Summary

The Pirate Bay May Not Come Back, But That Doesn’t Matter

Last week, Swedish authorities raided The Pirate Bay, taking down one of the most popular torrent sites on the Internet. Those behind the site have stayed quiet, but they’ve finally addressed the issue in comments to Torrent Freak. According to a team member: The people behind TPB are like one big collective mind. Show More Summary

Consumer Tweets Show Holiday Travel Isn’t as Bad as People Expect

The common perception among travelers is that the holidays are a terrible time to travel, especially the weeks surrounding Thanksgiving. However, when social analytics firm 4C insights looked into the social media mentions that airlines...Show More Summary

Tech for HBO Go Abandoned After Alleged Executive In-Fighting

HBO’s Game of Thrones is one of the most popular television series out there, if the rampant piracy of episodes is anything to go by. When HBO announced they were launching a standalone service, many Go fans were excited at the prospect. Show More Summary

Cat Memes Killed Off Cat Magazine

Publishing has taken a beating from digital innovation. That’s old news and also the publishing industry’s fault. But one particular niche magazine, Cat Fancy, can blame the Internet, and cat memes specifically, for its demise. Yes, everyone: Your cat memes killed a magazine that’s been in print since 1965. Show More Summary

Twitter Turns #BayAreaStorm Into One Big Joke

One of the best uses for social media, specifically Twitter, is breaking news. It works especially well for weather alerts — which is why watching #BayAreaStorm trend all day yesterday was the most entertaining thing a New Yorker could do. Show More Summary

Social Media Newsfeed: Facebook Calls to Action | New LinkedIn Homepage

Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. Facebook Debuts Call-to-Action Buttons for Pages (AllFacebook) Facebook announced the introduction of call-to-action buttons for pages, saying that the feature will roll out in the U.S. Show More Summary

Want Happy Employees? Give Them Free Food and Hot Yoga

Glassdoor released it’s list of the Best Places to Work in 2015 and social media and digital companies top the list. Google, it should come as no surprise, ranks first among the fifty large companies. Facebook comes in at lucky 13, with employees citing “transparency, trust, compassion and food” as some perks to working for the social network. Show More Summary

Why Twitter’s Coupon Service is a Great Idea

Twitter has always been a little off beat, at least when it comes to social networks. The character limit, the constantly updating feed and the attitude of its users can make for a quirky network. In that vein, Twitter has a quirky revenue...Show More Summary

The Social Media Woes of Police Departments

Social media has been a place for people to voice their outrage over the recent events in Ferguson Mo. and New York. So it makes sense that police departments are also turning to social platforms where their communities are voicing displeasure. Show More Summary

Pharrell Dishes on What Makes ‘Happy’ So Easy to Share

If you need a little warm and fuzzy today, Pharrell Williams has you covered. He’s written an op-ed for The New York Times this week about the “Happy” phenomenon: How one feel-good pop song turned into a worldwide, viral video sensation. Based...Show More Summary

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