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Social Media Newsfeed: Google Authorship | A Tweetdeck for Instagram

Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. Google Stops Displaying Content Authorship in Search Results (CNET) Google announced Thursday that its search results will no longer display the names of authors associated with presented articles. Show More Summary

7 Fun Tips & Tricks for Better iPhone Photography [Video]

Maybe you’re using your camera phone to make calls or even retirement investments, but we know that much of the time, you’re using your smartphone to take a ridiculous amount of mobile photography. In fact, mobile photography has been...Show More Summary

Create a Visual Average of Your Instagram Images With Metagramme

“Average” typically sounds boring, but the average image generator from Metagramme charms your inner art lover with a cool, dreamy post-impressionist masterpiece. Think of this as a continuously changing Van Gogh #latergram, thanks to...Show More Summary

An App to Facilitate Connectivity Across Apps

Connectivity on the Internet is one of the things that makes the platform so dynamic. However, within apps, the Internet has been partially fenced in, so that it can work well in one specific way. This causes a stumbling block for interconnection,...Show More Summary

New YouTube Music Streaming Service in the Works

YouTube has essentially become the new MTV. With the high profile music video releases, perhaps it was inevitable that YouTube would eventually try its hand at a music streaming service. In June, YouTube received a lot of criticism about...Show More Summary

We Visited the San Francisco Cable Car With Hyperlapse

Instagram’s latest standalone app is a wonderful tool for mobile filmmakers. The app, Hyperlapse, uses the phone’s gyroscope to stabilize time-lapsed videos into smooth cinematic creations — all at the palm of your hands. Unlike Instagram, this app doesn’t come with a filter. Show More Summary

Social Media Newsfeed: Instagram Time-Lapse Video App | Snapchat Investment

Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. Instagram Debuts Time-Lapse Video App Hyperlapse (AllFacebook) Facebook-owned photo- and video-sharing network Instagram announced the launch of Hyperlapse, a stand-alone application (currently available only for iOS) that allows users to create high-quality time lapse videos. Show More Summary

Pew: Social Media Users with Unpopular Opinions are Less Likely to Speak Out

According to a new report from the Pew Research Center, social media users with unpopular political opinions are less likely to speak out on social platforms and in real life. This is in contrast to the commonly-held belief that social...Show More Summary

Social Media Newsfeed: Facebook Clickbait | Tumblr Images

Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. News Feed: Facebook Targets Click-Baiting, Favors Link Format vs. Links in Captions, Status Updates (AllFacebook) Facebook’s next steps to improve the content users see...Show More Summary

64% of Back-to-School Shoppers Discover Products on Social Media [Infographic]

The back-to-school season is in full swing, which means last minute shoppers are on the hunt for the best deals — and they’re turning to their social networks to find them. According to a survey by Crowdtap, nearly 65 percent of those...Show More Summary

Study: Men Are More Likely to Troll and Be Trolled

According to a report from the British think tank Demos, men are more likely to receive abusive tweets than women. The report analyzed 2 million tweets for abusive words, as defined by Google’s search language filter. The report found...Show More Summary

Social Media Jobs: Northwestern University, Tally, The Economist Group

This week, Northwestern University is hiring a social media manager for Kellogg School of Management, while Tally needs a community manager and social media star. The Economist Group is seeking a social media and community management associate, and Capwell+Co is on the hunt for a marketing and social media assistant. Show More Summary

Artist Shows How Often Spotify Listeners Are Playing Same Tune

Digital life gives us free, streaming music, but it sounds like audio isolation. Just today, I witnessed a young gentleman attempting to exit the bus unsuccessfully while listening to music with headphones. He didn’t hear the driver telling him to step down onto the steps in order to open the door. Show More Summary

Social Media Newsfeed: Instagram Advertising Tools | SoundCloud Ads

Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. Instagram Rolling Out Advertising Tools (AllFacebook) Instagram introduced advertising last November, and now the Facebook-owned photo- and video-sharing network is rolling out tools for advertisers that will allow them to gauge the success of their campaigns. Show More Summary

Trolldor Helps Twitter Users Identify Trolls

Spammers on Twitter can be pretty easy to spot — they’re usually the ones posting sketchy links. Bots should be pretty easy to spot too, unless they’re social bots. But when it comes to trolls, it is rarely so black and white. A newShow More Summary

There’s Finally an Anti-Selfie App

Selfies are taking over apps, headlines and even cable television so naturally, there’s an anti-selfie revelation that’s slowly bubbling up. To counter the tidal wave of self-portraits, this anti-selfie app, SLMMSK (iOS), is using facial recognition to wipe that grin off of your face. Show More Summary

Thunderstorm App Frees You From Twitter’s 140-Character Limits

Twitter’s 140-character limit has a special place in the hearts of Twitter users everywhere, except for the likes of Marc Andreessen. The Silicon Valley entrepreneur has a style of tweeting in long strings of texts typically reserved...Show More Summary

The Most Popular Acronyms on Twitter

Twitter’s tight character-count limit can lead to a lot of brevity in speech. Expressing ideas needs to be done succinctly, and as such, acronyms like LOL, OMG and IDK are very popular. A study conducted by We Are Social ranks the top 50 social acronyms. The study tracked the most commonly used acronyms on Twitter over a period of three months. Show More Summary

Have You Noticed How Films Portray Texting On-Screen?

Film, GIFs and even still photography have a hard time depicting certain aspects of modern technology. Take the simple form of texting communication. For our every day experience, it’s as simple as looking at a screen and reading some quick words. Show More Summary

Social Media Newsfeed: Jack Dorsey in Ferguson | Facebook Stickers in Comments

Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. Jack Dorsey’s Protesting in Ferguson Offers a Clue of Why He Founded Twitter in the First Place (Quartz) Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey has been among the throngs ofShow More Summary

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