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Why Social Networks and Marketers are Flocking to Native Video

Video is taking over the Internet. Streaming services like Netflix and Hulu have disrupted the cable industry business model. And until recently, people could share video from external sites on social media channels. But now social networks are adopting native video. The objective: to contain the user experience. Show More Summary

? Technology: Camping with Apple Watch, Apple Music, Zero Cell Service and no Camera

Tomorrow evening (Thursday), I’ll be heading up into the mountains of Northern Vermont with some friends to camp for 4 days. This is my first trip with my sort of new living situation of life with Apple Watch and Apple Music.  Apple Watch requires daily charging and luckily, we’re car camping so I can run […]

Linked: “Pay for Starbucks Via Apple Pay (Sort Of)”

via PC Mag: So, here’s the deal: You reload your card with Apple Pay in the app, and you then use the app itself to pay for your coffee. Apple Pay, in a way, pays for your coffee, but only by the transitive property. And, yes, the entire process requires Touch ID to work, so […] ?

Stephen Colbert And Eminem Take Over Public Access Show

MICHIGAN, United States (SND) — Talk show host and political satirist Stephen Colbert surprised the Michigan town of Monroe with a temporary takeover of the local public access show “Only in Monroe”. The hilarious 41 minute program originally aired at midnight on Michigan’s Mpac station, but went viral on YouTube soon afterward. The show began with […]

The Perils of Automation: Google Photos and Racist Labels

A Google engineer has issued an apology after an automated Google Photos app labeled a photo of two black people as containing "gorillas." The issues began when Jacky Alciné found that pictures he had uploaded to the app consistently mislabeled him and his friend. Show More Summary

Great White Sharks Surround Surfers in California [Video]

CALIFORNIA, United States (NATGEO) — Surf’s up! A video posted Friday shows some great white sharks surrounding a group of paddleboarders. How could anyone be that calm when surrounded by one of the ocean’s top predators?  Gregory Skomal, a marine fisheries scientist and shark expert, chimes in: “I think where these guys were and what they were […]

Girl Scouts Troop Launches IndieGoGo Campaign in Face of Transgender Discrimination

When the Girl Scouts of Western Washington were asked to return $100,000 to a donor for supporting transgender girls, they turned to IndieGoGo to make up what they lost. 

Rainbow Connection: Should Your Brand Jump for Social Change?

Marketers have undoubtedly been working overtime lately to keep their brands on the pulse of social change. Sweeping legislative changes, triumphant social justice causes and tweeted celebrity swagger have all swelled together into a heady mixture of trends and opportunities for companies. Show More Summary

SEGA’s, Picomy’s Heroki Takes Flight on iOS

SEGA announced the release of Heroki, a premium action-adventure title, on iOS devices. Developed by Picomy, the game follows the title character on a quest to save his home world of Levantia from evil forces by reclaiming a magicalShow More Summary

How to Build Your Email List from LinkedIn and Twitter

Getting sales via email works. According to McKinsey & Company, email is 40 times better at converting a reader to a customer than Facebook and Twitter combined! 91% of all US based consumers use email daily. The average order from email is 17% higher than an order from social media. Show More Summary

New Social Campaign to End Indoor Tanning

Summary: The National Institutes of Health (NIH) wants teens to stop using tanning beds, and they’re taking to social media to spread the word. The agency plans on spending over half a million dollars on a social media campaign to educate teens’ mothers on the dangers of tanning salons. Show More Summary

37 Elements of Effective User Engagement #13 – Incorporate a Forum

This part will look at additional features you can add to your website to increase engagement. In the previous parts, I’ve been going through the different existing elements on your website that can increase user engagement. The reason...Show More Summary

Redditors are sharing advice for turning off the ‘Connect’...

Redditors are sharing advice for turning off the ‘Connect’ serivce inside the new Apple Music.  Apple is going to have to build something more social than Connect, which is just a means for artists to broadcast.

Dead in Eight Seconds: Body Cams Capture Police Shooting

Warning: this article contains disturbing content, including graphic video.   PALESTINE, Texas (SND) — James Bushey moved to Palestine, Texas after “losing everything”. He had been through a divorce, was abusing alcohol, and needed a job. “He was just a good guy and down on his luck,” Said his brother, Jeff. The Bushey brothers had been living together while […]

The folks at genned up this graphic timeline on chat...

The folks at genned up this graphic timeline on chat services. Yikes. There’s a lot of them.

More Brands Using Facebook Ads, Video Best for Organic Reach [Study]

New research from British social media analytics company Locowise found that of the 5,000 brand pages they surveyed, 43.36% are now using Facebook advertising to boost reach – an increase of 503% on the same figures from April. The finding...Show More Summary

7 Ways To Do More With Earned Media

So you've implemented a blogger outreach program and you're working with YouTube influencers to have them say cool things about your brand. Now what? Having those earned mentionsfloating around the blogosphere and across social are fantastic,...Show More Summary

Snapchat Announces Significant Change to User Experience

?Snapchat has released a major change to the way it operates, switching from a system where users hold their fingers on screen to view content to tap-to-view. The change could have significant impacts on user experience, and engagement as a result.

Video Content: Facebook Vs. YouTube for the Title

Facebook Vs. YouTube for video content supremacy. It's been a hot topic, with video content proving an increasingly powerful weapon in the battle to effectively capture the attention online audiences. And while YouTube has been dubbed...Show More Summary

Instagram yanked Talib Kweli's photo thinking it was 'hate speech'

Instagram on Wednesday temporarily yanked an anti-racism post from hip hop artist and longtime activist Talib Kweli because an image seemed to violate the social network's community guidelines Kweli in the past has been extremely vocal...Show More Summary

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