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F8 Registration Now Open

Facebook announced last month that it was expanding its F8 global developer conference to two days, and registration is now open for the event, to be held March 25 and 26 at Fort Mason Center in San Francisco. The social network limits...Show More Summary

Facebook Advertisers Can Go Beyond Last Click with Conversion Lift Measurement

Chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg and other Facebook executives have often discussed the need to track conversions, and not just clicks, and the social network took a significant step in that direction with Tuesday’s announcement that...Show More Summary

Twitter Japan: 26 Million Users, Rising to 30 Million by 2018

Half of all social network users in Japan use Twitter, reveals a new study. eMarketer expects 26 million people to use Twitter in Japan in 2015, representing 50.3 percent of all social networkers and 20.5 percent of the Japanese population. (The...Show More Summary

Forget the Super Bowl, Who Will Win the Brand Bowl? [INFOGRAPHIC]

While the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots will square off in Sunday’s Super Bowl XLIX, many eyeballs will be on the ads showing in between the game action. Crowdtap, a people powered marketing platform, polled roughly 6,000...Show More Summary

Yahoo Spins Off Stake in Chinese E-Commerce Company Alibaba

Yahoo announced Tuesday that it is spinning off its 15 percent investment in Chinese e-commerce firm Alibaba, avoiding any taxes on this move. Yahoo’s remaining holdings in Alibaba Group will go into a newly-formed independent registered investment company, SpinCo. Show More Summary

Pinterest Expands Search to Include More ‘Guy Stuff’

No, it’s not an Onion headline. Pinterest really wants more men. According to reports, they’re changing their search to feature more “gender neutral” results. From the Wall Street Journal: Some of the most popular topics on Pinterest, such as cooking, gardening and travel, interest both men and women. Show More Summary

Facebook Videos and the State of the Union Address

President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address last week provided ample opportunities for the use of videos on Facebook, and a Facebook Media blog post by strategic partner managers Libby Leffler, Craig Mullaney and Meghan Peters and...Show More Summary

Social Media Newsfeed: Facebook Blocks Pages Insulting Prophet | NFL on YouTube

Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. Turkey to Facebook: Block Pages That Insult Prophet Mohammad (SocialTimes) A court in Turkey ordered Facebook to block several pages that it deemed insulting to the Prophet Mohammad, threatening to block access to the social network if it does not comply, Reuters reported. Show More Summary

Facebook Tests Chat Sidebar for Smaller Screens?

Facebook appears to be testing a chat sidebar designed for users with smaller screens. Reader Matteo Gamba of TransferWise shared the screenshot below with SocialTimes. Readers: Have you seen anything similar?

Twitter Can Predict Heart Disease, Says Study

A new study has found that Twitter can predict rates of coronary heart disease better than traditional methods. Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania found that expressions of negative emotions such as anger, stress and fatigue...Show More Summary

Turkey to Facebook: Block Pages that Insult Prophet Mohammad

A court in Turkey ordered Facebook to block several pages that it deemed insulting to the Prophet Mohammad, threatening to block access to the social network if it does not comply, Reuters reported. According to Reuters, via state broadcaster...Show More Summary

How Much Does Facebook Really Know About Its Users?

Since social networks have become more user-data and advertising driven, algorithms have been of chief importance, and Facebook is seemingly always under fire. A personality trait study on Facebook that began in 2007 recently drew to...Show More Summary

Vine Celebrates Second Year, 1.5 Billion Daily Loops

Vine’s Jason Toff, head of product, celebrated the video app’s second anniversary on Saturday with a congratulatory tweet: Having just celebrated our 2nd birthday, I’m thrilled to share that we’re now seeing more than 1.5 billion loops per day on @Vine. — Jason Toff (@jasontoff) January 26, 2015 That’s a lot of loops. Show More Summary

Fiksu: App Downloads Hit Record High in December 2014

User acquisition and marketing company Fiksu has released its indexes for December 2014, which marked a huge increase in app downloads to end the year. Its App Store Competitive index, which tracks the average number of daily downloads...Show More Summary

Report: Sharing User Data With Advertisers has been plagued with allegations of data insecurity that began before it even went live. Now the Associated Press has found that personal data, like age, marital status, zip code, and parental status is being sent out...Show More Summary

Twitter and the Business of Entertainment [INFOGRAPHIC]

What were you tweeting about at the tail-end of 2014 – and how did you feel about it? Remember when Taylor Swift quit Spotify? That announcement generated 10,000 emotional responses on Twitter in the 24 hours after her statement, and...Show More Summary

Certain Words Trigger Facebook Prompts to Page Admins, Urging Them to Create Ads

Facebook page administrators who use words like \"discount\" in posts for their pages may be prompted to create ads. Reader Veronica Gentili shared the screenshot to the right (in Italian, as she is based in Italy), in which she was prompted to create an ad by Facebook after using the Italian word for \"discount\" in her post. Page admins: Have you seen anything similar?

5 Questions to Determine if You’re Winning on Twitter

The results of social media campaigns can be difficult to measure in the short run, so how can you know if your efforts are successful? It’s all about data, baby! Social media, like all marketing, is data-driven, and you should be using...Show More Summary

Facebook Lite App Launches in Eight Countries

A new stand-alone application from Facebook emerged in the Google Play store — Facebook Lite — aimed at bringing the Facebook experience to lower-end Android devices in several emerging markets. If the name sounds familiar, FacebookShow More Summary

Social Media Newsfeed: Twitter and Heart Disease | Twitter for Customer Service

Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. Using Twitter To Track Down Heart Disease (The Huffington Post) Why does one community have higher levels of heart disease than another? Measuring such things is tough, but newly published research reports telling indicators can be found in bursts of 140 characters or less. Show More Summary

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