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The Psychological Toll of Moderating Social Media Content

Wired‘s Adrian Chen takes a look at what goes on behind the scenes of social media: legions of content moderators who look at child porn and beheadings so social media users don’t have to. According the report, the number of contentShow More Summary

5 Ways to Create a Better Social Shopping Experience [Infographic]

Social shopping and mobile device assisted shopping are growth markets with consumers taking advantage of new tools available to them. Still, marketers and retailers are missing out on opportunities. A new infographic from KitewheelShow More Summary

Google Helpouts: The Virtual Future of Healthcare

The healthcare industry has started to attract the focus of technology and new media companies. New startups are entering the industry, and even Facebook is starting to turn its efforts to healthcare. Now, Google may be connecting searchers...Show More Summary

Where to Get Tickets to Sold Out Shows

Bryson Meunier is the SEO Director at Vivid Seats, a columnist at Marketing Land, and a ticket insider who loves live events. It happens to many people — even die-hard fans. You find out after the on-sale date that your favorite artist is touring, or you want to see your favorite team play at the last minute and the event is sold out. Show More Summary

Social Media Newsfeed: Snapchat Leak | YouTube in New York

Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. Snapsaved Was Responsible for Snapchat Leak (SocialTimes) Snapsaved, one of the third-party applications that allows users to save disappearing snaps, has taken responsibility for the recent photo leak. Show More Summary

Social Media Newsfeed: Edward Snowden on Social Media | Twitter ISIS Threats

Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. Edward Snowden’s Privacy Tips: ‘Get Rid Of Dropbox,’ Avoid Facebook And Google (TechCrunch) According to Edward Snowden, people who care about their privacy should stay away from popular consumer Internet services like Dropbox, Facebook and Google. Show More Summary

Apple, Facebook and Paypal Face-Off For Mobile Payment Dominance

Mobile and social have been enjoying a golden period where the use of one has been beneficial for the other. Now that mobile use is firmly established as part of everyday life, the battle for dominance in the mobile payments market has...Show More Summary

Can Facebook Win the Battle Against Fake Likes?

Facebook has a problem with phony accounts, bots, spam and a bunch of bad practices that sink the engagement rate for Facebook business or personality pages. The problem is well known and documented, and now Facebook wants to work aggressively to stamp out the fake likes. Time and again we learn Facebook has some pretty terrible engagement rates. Show More Summary

October Is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

It’s that time of year again — National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. In a year that’s seen bigger breaches than ever before, it’s time to really consider alternative security measures and improving security for the future. A handyShow More Summary

Estonia is Offering the World’s First E-Residency Status

The digital world is getting more inclusive than the real world. Just this week, the Republic of Estonia announced the world’s first e-residency status to anyone who wants to visit its borders. It definitely gives a new meaning to the...Show More Summary

Social Media Newsfeed: Facebook Messenger Mobile Payments | Yahoo to Invest in Snapchat

Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. Facebook Messenger Hack Reveals Mobile Payments Service (Mashable) Not content to manage the news updates and friend connections of its over 1 billion users, the long arm of Facebook is now reportedly preparing to enter the world of mobile payments. Show More Summary

The Webby Talks: How the Internet Fueled the Demand for Simple, Seamless Service

The Webby Awards, one of the great institutions recognizing excellence on the Internet, is currently calling for entries for their 19th annual awards show. In addition to the awards, they also announced the beginning of this year’s series...Show More Summary

Will New Reddit Cryptocurrency Shares Give Users Any Real Power?

Reddit is playing a long game when it comes to growth as a social network. After the recent announcement of $50 million in funding, users and pundits are wondering how Reddit will develop in the future. One of the main topics of interest...Show More Summary

The Invisible Link Between Social Media and Conversion

Kimberly Grimms is a Social Media Today writer. Follow her @KimberlyGrimms. As consumers are getting more social, businesses are also turning to online gimmicks, viral videos and other creative campaigns to engage with potential buyers through social media marketing. Show More Summary

Learn Photography Skills From Top Instagram Photographers

A photo is worth a thousand words, and for some, millions of Instagram followers. If you’re like me, you’ve been following those great photographers on Instagram and wishing you had the right skills to create similarly great photos.Show More Summary

Use JibJab’s Messenger App to Add Your Face to Shareable GIFs

The days of using unoriginal GIFs are over. Let’s face it, if you’re not putting out idiosyncratic GIFs, how will you get your friends to pay attention to you when there are so many cat videos on the Internet? To help you garner social...Show More Summary

Social Media Newsfeed: Reddit Funding | LinkedIn Pulse

Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. Reddit Closes $50 Million Round, Will Give 10 Percent Back to Users (SocialTimes) Reddit announced a $50 million funding round on Tuesday, led by Sam Altman, president of Y Combinator. Show More Summary

RadPad’s App Now Includes Auto-Pay for Your Rent

Rent is not only the biggest check most of us write every month, it’s increasingly the ONLY check we write. In a world driven by credit cards and instant solutions like Apple Pay, going through the theater of signing a check and dropping it off is a hassle that’s dangerously easy to forget. Show More Summary

Google+ is the Social Underpinning for All Things Google

Over the past couple months, Google has made lots of changes, which has resulted in lots of speculation about the future of Google+. The popular opinion is that Google+ is a ghost town and that the recent changes will lead to the shuttering of the three-year-old network. Show More Summary

LinkedIn Looks to Retain User Trust With Simpler Terms of Service

The terms of service provided by social networks and online businesses are probably the least-read, most-agreed-to legal document in history. By not reading these documents, users put a lot of their content up for monetization without even realizing. Show More Summary

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