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BuzzFeed Restructures News and Entertainment Divisions to Become 'Cross-Platform Media Company'

Summary: BuzzFeed is to split into two distinct divisions in a bid to separate its news content from its entertainment offering. The media giant will now operate BuzzFeed News as well as a newly-created entity dubbed BuzzFeed Entertainment...Show More Summary

Truth in Advertising Takes on the Kardashians

Summary: America’s first family is officially on notice. Yesterday, Truth in Advertising (TINA)—a consumer advocacy nonprofit—announced in a blog post that it had sent a letter to the Kardashian clan that went something like this: Either stop your deceptive marketing practices or we’ll file a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).

How Facebook Live Will Impact the Near Future of Video Advertising

What does Facebook Live mean for the future of video advertising? It means YouTube and Hulu will be eating Facebook’s leftovers.

4 Ways Facebook Can Improve Instagram

Instagram has added a range of recent changes, but in this post, contributor Justin Kerby suggest that more could be done to boost user engagement.

5 Examples of How Brands are Using Instagram Stories to Enhance their Messaging

Brands are already using Instagram's new "Stories" feature in creative and engaging ways.

Huffington Post, NFL Most Engaging Brands on Facebook Last Week

The Huffington Post and the NFL generated the most engagement on Facebook last week, according to data from Shareablee.

Lessons from Testing Facebook Live, 360 Video and Images, and Snapchat Geofilters

The social media team from Harvard Medical School have been trying some of the new features available on Facebook and Snapchat. Here’s what they’ve found.

3 Reasons You’re Losing Social Media Followers

Building a social following can be a bit of a rollercoaster - right when you think you’re hitting your stride, you often start losing followers. Here are three tips to help you avoid follower declines. 

3 Steps to an Effective Social Media Strategy for Your Business

If you’re one of those people who thinks a couple of random posts a month is going to help sell your product and build your clientele, then go ahead and throw in the towel now. It’s going to take more than that. 

4 Ways to Use Instagram’s New "Stories" Feature for Marketing

Instagram Stories has already proven popular for small businesses. Here are some ideas on ways to use the new option. 

artfilmfan: Wendy and Lucy (Kelly Reichardt, 2008) “You can’t...

artfilmfan: Wendy and Lucy (Kelly Reichardt, 2008) “You can’t get a address without an address. You can’t get a job without a job.” Kelly Reichardt is a national treasure. Ditto Michelle Williams....

"What soon makes the new arrival devoted to this country is the democratic trait among the people. I..."

“ What soon makes the new arrival devoted to this country is the democratic trait among the people. I am not thinking here so much of the democratic political constitution of this country, however highly it must be praised. I am thinking...Show More Summary

Twitter Q2 misses on revenue, shares plunge

Twitter now expects second-quarter revenue in the range of $590 million to $610 million, which falls well below the $678 million expected.

Troubling signs for companies using Twitter for marketing

The largest Twitter profiles are suffering from a "massive" decline in new followers and interactions, reports Quintly in its first semi-annual report.

Twitter wants to trade your personal info for blue tick in new process

If you've been lusting after a blue tick on Twitter, you'll be parting with your birthday at least, and potentially your passport or driver's licence.

Pinterest acquires Instapaper

The bookmarking tool should make it easier for Pinterest users to "pin" news content.

FEMA Proposes Rules for Construction in Flood Areas

FEMA Proposes Rules for Construction in Flood Areas: The Federal Emergency Management Agency proposed regulations Monday that would require companies and homeowners using federal funds on construction projects in flood-prone areas to build on higher ground—2 feet higher, in many cases. Show More Summary

"Levi Strauss, an immigrant from Bavaria who landed in San Francisco, is credited with being the..."

“ Levi Strauss, an immigrant from Bavaria who landed in San Francisco, is credited with being the first manufacturer of modern jeans. In 1873, with a tailor, he filed a patent for a denim pant with “rivets sewn in at the points of strain” — the pockets, crotch, and hip. Show More Summary

"Lululemons convey status. Like spending a fortune on nutrition, facials, and skin cream so that you..."

“Lululemons convey status. Like spending a fortune on nutrition, facials, and skin cream so that you can boast that you “only wear lip gloss,” wearing these pants is a form of inconspicuous consumption — particularly when you pair them, as so many women do, with an expensive handbag. Show More Summary

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