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Kermit Doppleganger Discovered; Kermit Reacts

Kermit The Frog may just have met his long-lost twin. A newly-discovered frog deep in the heart of the Amazon rain forest is not only causing quite the stir in the Science world. It’s also creating a big buzz in Jim Henson’s fuzzy muppet world, too, and it’s pretty easy to see why. Meet Hyalinobatrachium dianae, or […]

Smugglers use social media to lure migrants in the Mediterranean

VALLETTA, Malta — Human traffickers throughout North Africa and the Middle East are using Facebook, Viber and other social media tools to recruit clients from across the region. As European officials wrestle a major migrant crisis in...Show More Summary

Kill the Pageview: 3 Engagement Metrics That Matter

Most organizations still do not have a data strategy. They may collect data, but they are still struggling with knowing exactly what, where and when to measure. That’s why many of us cling to very simple measurements of success like pageviews and...Show More Summary

5 Communication Tips for Social Media Marketing Teams

Because of the fluid nature of social media and the fact that content typically needs to be posted within a short timeframe to be successful, there are often communication issues between social media managers, marketers, designers, and company decision makers when it comes to handling particular issues.

5 Reasons Why Brands Should Be Using Snapchat

Unless you have been living under a rock, you will have undoubtedly recently heard of Snapchat, the fastest growing social media app in 2014, securing funding of more than $485m. It has taken the social media app market by storm, since...Show More Summary

How to Work When You’re Not Working

I know. You probably see that title and think that I have gone positively insane. Michael, we read John Chow dot Com because we want to escape the shackles of working for the man. We read John Chow dot Com because we want to strike it rich on our own and make money online. We want to live the dot […]

Social Media Jobs: National Geographic, Rachael Ray

This week, National Geographic is hiring a manager of social media, while Rachael Ray Digital needs a community and content producer. Looped In is seeking a promotions director, and McMurry/TMG is looking for a social media journalist. Show More Summary

Kaizen Platform Announces $4 Million Round of Fundraising

Kaizen Platform, a digital customer experience optimization platform, recently announced a $4 million round of funding, led by Fidelity Growth Partners and GREE Ventures. The funding will allow Kaizen Platform to continue its growth both in the U.S. Show More Summary

“Half-Drunk” Chris Pratt Answers Fan’s Questions, So Many Coincidences

Actor and heartthrob, Chris Pratt spent some time with the Internet today during a Reddit AMA. Pratt is a leading Hollywood actor with roles in both television and films. Best known for his role in Guardians of the Galaxy, Pratt hasn’t always been a leading man. Working various jobs from salesman to stripper, he ended […]

STUDY: Interaction with Instagram Posts Trounces Facebook, Twitter

When it comes to interaction with posts, Instagram blows away parent company Facebook and Twitter, according to a recent study by social analytics provider Quintly. Quintly found in a study of 5,000 Instagram profiles that the average...Show More Summary

What Experts Are Saying About Google’s Q1 Performance

Though Google posted a revenue of $17.3 billion in Q1 2015, a 12 percent year-over-year increase, many analysts agree that the search giant missed its target. Patrick Pichette, Google’s CFO, commented on his company’s performance in a press release: Google’s first quarter revenue was $17.3 billion, up 12 percent year on year. Show More Summary

Mobile Game Roundup: Battle Odyssey, Dungeon Link and More

Looking for a new mobile game to try this weekend? Here’s a look at some of the games launched this week. Battle Odyssey (Free on iOS, Android) – This puzzle RPG from Gameloft features over 500 heroes, each with an elemental affinity impacting his or her strengths and weaknesses against enemies. Show More Summary

Anita Sarkeesian, Ashley Judd aren't ignoring violent trolls: They're fighting back

After dealing with her fair share of trolls, video blogger Anita Sarkeesian knows one thing for sure — she detests the term itself “I think the word troll is kind of a problem," she said on April 24, speaking to a mostly female audience...Show More Summary

? Linked: “Is Google making the web stupid?”

via Seth Godin: If you’re a content provider, the shift to mobile, and to social and the shift in Google’s priorities mean that it’s worth a very hard look at how you’ll monetize and the value of permission (i.e. the subscribers to this blog are its backbone). And if you’re Google, it’s worth comparing the […]

This Is What MacGyver Looks Like Today

In Hollywood, looking good is important especially as you age. Many stars will try anything to keep their looks, while others can’t help but let themselves go. It seems time hasn’t been too kind to American TV hero icon, Richard Dean Anderson. Anderson, who has best known for his roles as MacGyver and Lieutenant General […]

How Earth Day Spread Through Social Media

This week, we celebrated Earth Day and for the 45th anniversary, the Earth Day network challenged others to lead the way. While there were events and initiatives around the globe, social media was abuzz with love for the Earth. Brandwatch...Show More Summary

? Thanks for Not inviting me to The High School Reunion

I graduated in May of 2004 from Pedro Menendez High School in St. Augustine, Florida. The ’04 class was the first group to complete their entire high school years at the school which opened in July 2000. Previous students could optionally go to PMHS or choose to continue with their high school at their old […]

Lyft Lifts Facebook, WhatsApp Exec Brandon McCormick

Ride-sharing network Lyft tapped former Facebook and WhatsApp executive Brandon McCormick as its vice president of corporate and consumer public relations, Bloomberg reported. McCormick spent six years with Facebook, most recently serving...Show More Summary

Pinterest bets it knows just where you'll pin that barn wedding photo

Pinterest is getting smarter. The social network announced a new feature called the "smart board picker" for iOS and Android on Friday, which predicts which boards users will re-pin an image to. See also: How to add a Pinterest button...Show More Summary

School of Dragons MMO Receives Icestorm Island Expansion

JumpStart, which focuses on learning-based games for kids, has announced the release of the first major content expansion for School of Dragons, the MMO based on DreamWorks Animation’s How to Train Your Dragon franchise. The expansion...Show More Summary

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