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Social Media Newsfeed: Twitter Exec Changes | Halloween Campaigns

Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. More Trouble at Twitter as Two Key Execs Quit (AllTwitter) Engineering vice president Jeremy Gordon and analytics data manager Adam Kinney are both leaving Twitter. These...Show More Summary

Instagram Debuts Auto-play Video Ads

On the heels of Tumblr’s new video ads, Instagram is debuting auto-play spots, reports Adweek. Instagram’s first video advertisers include Disney, Lancome and Banana Republic. Mobile is becoming increasingly important to advertisers, but social networks must take care not to alienate users. Show More Summary

Social Media Newsfeed: Reddit Crowdfunding Platform | Dunkin’s Croissant Donut

Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. Reddit Launches its Own Crowdfunding Platform: Redditmade (SocialTimes) Good news for T-shirt-loving redditors: The front page of the Internet has launched its own crowdfunding platform called Redditmade. Show More Summary

Reddit Launches Its Own Crowdfunding Platform: Redditmade

Good news for T-shirt-loving redditors: The front page of the Internet has launched its own crowdfunding platform called Redditmade. The site is currently in open beta and contains many T-shirt campaigns — “the quickest and easiest campaigns to create (for now) are for T-shirts,” explains the site’s FAQ. Show More Summary

Survey Reveals Social Shopping Habits Spanning Generations

Kids these days. What do they want? That’s not really the right question any more, because they’re going to answer that themselves anyway. The real question is: How are they going to find and then get what they want? Punchtab offers some revealing clues in a brand new report. When it comes to holiday shopping, you can’t afford faulty guesswork. Show More Summary

Most People Don’t Know Enough to Distrust BuzzFeed

BuzzFeed gets a bad rap when it comes to journalism, and sometimes it’s well deserved. The site has been beefing up its staff of journalists and producing more longform content, but some of its tactics are still questionable, at best. Show More Summary

Growth Spending Might Be at the Heart of Recent Amazon Losses

Amazon’s ability to post consistent earnings has never been very reliable. The company often posts losses, but what’s interesting this time is that Amazon may have some very good reasons for posting a loss. A big spending spree, possible...Show More Summary

Facebook’s Non-Facebook Messaging App

Earlier this month, multiple sources reported that Facebook was working on an anonymous app. The app — Rooms — has since been released, but it doesn’t seem like any other Facebook product because of its nature and the lack of Facebook...Show More Summary

Tweet Carefully: A Lawyer’s Guide to Avoiding Twibel

Vincent Filardo Jr. is a Partner at the law firm Mishcon de Reya New York LLP. Aimee R. Kahn is an Associate at the law firm Mishcon de Reya New York LLP. Social media’s massive reach assists in the speedy flow of information. Its proper...Show More Summary

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

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