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Another Musician Dead At 27

Today we heard the sad news that another musician dead at 27

Smartphone Users Overloaded With Apps They Don’t Use (Report)

Smartphone and application use have become an addiction for many users. Some use dozens of apps and receive scores of notifications every day as a result. Data from mobile app developer Delvv demonstrates how users interact with apps and notifications in a crowded environment. Of the 500 users surveyed by Delvv, 45 percent checked their smartphone 11 to 50 times per...

Facebook spares humans by fighting offensive photos with AI

Facebook’s artificial intelligence systems now report more offensive photos than humans do, marking a major milestone in the social network’s battle against abuse, the company tells me. AI could quarantine obscene content before it ever hurts the psyches of real people. Show More Summary

Periscope introduces real-time comment moderation

Live-streaming app Periscope is rolling out a new experiment with real-time comment moderation, the company announced today. While its parent company Twitter has struggled over the years with spam and abuse – without much success, let’s...Show More Summary

Instagram Introduces Business Profiles, Analytics, Promoted Posts

Instagram’s confirmed its worst-kept secret: the launch of business profiles, analytics and the ability to boost posts.

Linked: “BBC unveils shake-up of online services including recipes website”

via BBC UK: All existing recipes on The BBC Food website – more than 11,000 of them – will be archived, although the commercial BBC Good Food website will remain. The archived recipes won’t be linked or optimised so will be hard to find online. Some may move over to the Good Food website but... ?

How to Make Your Multi-Channel Digital Campaign the Perfect Fit

With a multi-channel strategy, you can be where your targeted customers are - whatever channel, platform, or device they may be using at that particular time.

How To Improve Your Website’s Domain Authority

There has been a lot of discussion over domain authority so it only makes sense that I discuss DA and its relevance to ranking websites higher within the SERP’s. It is a metric by MOZ and is defined as… “Domain Authority represents Moz’s best prediction for how a website will perform in search engine rankings.” Essentially, it’s the value given […]

Report: Despite Impressive Downloads, Miitomo Suffers From Low Engagement

The social app allows users to create a Mii avatar and answer questions about themselves that are shared with friends.

Iran Orders Messaging Apps to Store User Data on Servers in Iran

In a ruling that could have a chilling effect on the use of messaging applications in Iran, the country is demanding that data from its users of those apps be stored on servers inside Iran.

Pinterest’s Looking to Take Product Discovery to Next Level with New Search Functionality

Pinterest is experimenting with a new way to help Pinners discover relevant products on the platform.

New Study Examines Facebook Sharing Habits by Generation [Infographic]

Content marketing agency Fractl recently conducted a study of more than 2,000 Facebook users to get an idea of sharing behaviors and how different demographic groups approach sharing, in terms of how often they’re online, how much they post to Facebook and what they’re more likely to share.

How to Tap Into the Power of a Social Workforce [Podcast]

In a new podcast, Jorgen Sundberg speaks with Ed Terpening of Altimeter Group to examine the power of employee advocacy in social media, and how brands can implement their own advocacy plan.

Perfect World Announces Dynasty Warriors Mobile for iOS, Android

The game will offer historical combat featuring heroes from China’s Three Kingdoms period.

Champions League Final on Facebook: 74 Million Interactions From 27 Million Users

Saturday’s Champions League final resulted in 74 million interactions on Facebook from 27 million users.

European Union Takes Aim at Online Hate Speech

Hate speech will hopefully soon have a shelf life of 24 hours or less in the European Union.

Google Updates iOS App With Support for Accelerated Mobile Pages

With this update, when users perform searches in the Google app, any related AMP news articles will appear in the ‘Top Stories’ section of their search results.

Slaying Goliath: How Social Will Defeat Search for Ad Dollars

Relying on search advertising for bottom-of-the-funnel action is a tried-and-true strategy, but ignoring the spectrum of what social advertising can offer is a recipe for disaster.

Airbnb's Secret Tool for Designing for Every Person on the Planet

Summary: Designing an app like Airbnb's might not seem very complex. A dozen screens, maybe more, maybe less. But that's just in English. Airbnb's app also has to support 20 languages, some of which are compact (such as Korean), and some of which are extremely wordy (such as German).

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