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Facebook Announces Launch of Snapchat-Like Stories in their Main App

Facebook is releasing their biggest Snapchat clone yet - this time in Facebook proper.

Twitter Expands Pre-Roll Video Ads to Periscope Content

Twitter will now enable brands to place pre-roll video ads on Periscope content - both live and replay.

Why Creativity Matters More in the Age of Mobile [Infographic]

Facebook has published a new report on the mobile marketing shift, and how brands can tap into consumer trends.

Women in Social Media #SMTLive Recap

In celebration of Women's History Month, here's a recap from our March 28th live twitter chat for and about Women in Social Media, with guest host (and SMT Influencer) Lucy Rendler-Kaplan.

4 Ways You Can Use Social Media in Your Link Building Strategy

While they may not be as obvious, social media marketing does have clear SEO benefits.

Pinterest Expands Promoted App Pins to All Advertisers

Pinterest is making their Promoted App Pins option available to all advertisers.

5 Ways to Improve Your Instagram Game

Here are five ideas to help boost your brand's performance on Instagram.

The Top Reasons Your Business Needs a Mobile-Friendly Website [Infographic]

Harris Myers have put together this new infographic which outlines the top reasons your business needs a mobile-friendly website right now.

Creating Brand Loyalty with Digital Brand Journalism at FedEx [Podcast]

In a new 'Social Business Engine' podcast, Bernie Borges speaks with Jason Baker from the FedEx social media team.

Abandoning Tumblr

I’m picking up sticks, after many years on Tumblr. Moved to Medium. Only back here to pilfer. Check me out there: medium.com/@stoweboyd

India's 'anti-Romeo squads' aren't going down well with literature lovers

What's in a name? Shakespeare said. But there could well be something in it after all. India's most populous state, Uttar Pradesh, has set up "anti-Romeo squads," which they say will ensure women's safety on streets.  However, many cry foul and see this as moral policing. Show More Summary

Profile of Success – Adeline Sugianto Interview

During the recent Leaders Retreat in Costa Rica, I sat down with Adeline Sugianto. Adeline was a student of mine three years ago. I gave her the secrets to make money online and today she runs a million dollar a year Internet business. Enjoy the interview. How To Make 6-Figure Monthly Online Income! Download John Chow’s New eBook!

Amazon Launches New Service to Deliver Groceries to Your Trunk

Summary: After launching physical bookstores and attempting to launch a cashier-free convenience store, Amazon will be diving into another kind of physical retail venue: grocery stores. With the beta launch of the AmazonFresh Pickup today, Amazon will give customers the ability to order groceries, drive up to an AmazonFresh location...

In Trump We Trust?

Should Donald Trump have his likeness on a gold coin? There are some people who think so.

Facebook pivots into Stories

In its biggest change in a decade, Facebook is evolving from text and link-focused sharing to the visual communication format its admits “Snapchat has really pioneered”. Starting today, all users will soon have access to the new Facebook Camera feature that lets them overlay special effects on photos and videos. Show More Summary

Facebook Stories looks like an ill-fitting mask

Facebook has finally capped off its strategy of cloning Snapchat’s USP by slotting a camera-first, ephemeral multimedia sharing feature into its entire social sharing estate. Read More

Twitter introduces pre-roll ads to Periscope videos

Twitter is announcing a new ad unit — pre-roll ads on Periscope videos. In a blog post, Periscope Group Project Manager Mike Folgner says the ads will appear in a way that’s “organic to how people already consume that content on the platform.” Basically, publishers will have the option to run a short video ad that plays before you watch their Periscope… Read More

TechCrunch decides: The best and worst emoji of Unicode 10.0

The always reliable Emojipedia (they have one job and they do it well (actually it’s a complex beat)) has posted the final list of emoji that will be included in the Unicode 10.0 release this June. There’s a bunch of great stuff in here if you like fantasy creatures and inclusion. Show More Summary

NBC will air the 2018 Olympics live because social media always spoils everything

Finally! NBC will air the 2018 Winter Olympics live across all U.S. time zones.  You can thank — or blame — social media.  SEE ALSO: These terrible photos might explain why Donald Trump rejected an offer to throw a first pitch NBC'sShow More Summary

Facebook officially launches “Town Hall” for contacting government reps, adds local election reminders

Earlier this month, TechCrunch reported Facebook was rolling out a new feature called “Town Hall,” which would allow the social network’s users to easily locate, follow and contact their local, state and federal government representatives. Show More Summary

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