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Jennifer Schuessler, In a Walt Whitman Novel, Lost for 165...

Jennifer Schuessler, In a Walt Whitman Novel, Lost for 165 Years, Clues to ‘Leaves of Grass’ A small ad that ran in The New York Times on March 13, 1852, for what turns out to have been an anonymously published Whitman novel.

"Mr. Trump’s candidacy is a message from the voters. He is the empty gin bottle they have chosen to..."

“Mr. Trump’s candidacy is a message from the voters. He is the empty gin bottle they have chosen to toss through the window.” - David Gerlernter, Trump and the Emasculated Voter

Who Are the Biggest Social Influencers in the Financial Markets?

To become a social influencer, you have to exert a lot of influence on the people that follow your account. If you follow the right people on Twitter or Facebook, you can learn a lot about the financial markets, which shares to buy and sell, which bonds to invest in, and whether now is a […]

Facebook on course to be the WeChat of the West, says Gartner

It’s the beginning of the end for smartphone apps as we have known and tapped on them, reckons Gartner. The analyst is calling the start of a “post-apps” era, based on changes in consumer interactions that appear driven, in large part, by the rise of dominant messaging platforms designed to consume more and more of mobile users’ time and attention. Read More

Loaded dude crowdsources his Valentine's date, takes out 'best five girls' for lavish dinner

You can call it bizarre, funny, silly or simply sensational.  A man from Gurgaon in India crowdsourced his Valentine dates via Facebook by showing off his wealth, his Audi car and a promise to gift an iPhone 7.  Surprisingly, he wasShow More Summary

$26,516.40 In 7 Days with The WiFi Millionaire System

Last week, I showed you my results the WiFi Millionaire System. Using the techniques taught in the Wifi Millionaire eBook, I made $17,9794.66. Well, another week has gone by and I’m happy to report that things are even better! With the new WiFi Millionaire eBook, you’ll learn how to make work fit your life, and not the other way around. […]

Google and Microsoft: No More Piracy Sites on the First Page of UK Results

Summary: Google and Microsoft have both voluntarily agreed to follow a new code in the United Kingdom to de-list piracy websites from the front page of Google search and Bing results, as well as remove autocomplete terms that could direct users to illegal content, according to a report from The Telegraph.

Instagram VP Kevin Weil joins board of social fitness app Strava

If you’re trying to build the Instagram for exercise, it helps to have the guy building Instagram for Instagram. That’s why Strava has added Instagram head of product Kevin Weil to its board of directors. Formerly VP of Product for Twitter,...Show More Summary

WhatsApp launches Status, an encrypted Snapchat Stories clone

WhatsApp could put the brakes on Snapchat’s international growth with today’s launch of WhatsApp Status, a new tab for sharing decorated photos, videos, and GIFs that disappear after 24 hours. It’s another Facebook-owned Snapchat Stories copycat, but the twist is that it’s end-to-end encrypted like WhatsApp messaging. WhatsApp tested the feature for beta users in… Read More

MSN partners with VigLink to unlock new revenue streams from existing content

Over 86.6 million people are expected to use ad blockers in 2017 causing headaches for publishers and news media organizations. They now need to find other revenue-generating activities that are less intrusive than current visual ad...

How to Hire a Top Social Media Consultant

Let’s face it. These days anyone can become a social media consultant. There are no formal qualifications needed and there are minimal barriers to entry into the profession. If you were to hire an accountant to file your taxes or a physiotherapist to fix your bad back, you’d of course expect some level of formal […]

On Snapchat’s Ad Performance, in Comparison to Industry Benchmarks

The majority of Snapchat users ignore ads - but is that much different from other platforms?

YouTube’s Removing 30-Second, Unskippable Pre-Roll Ads

In a move that will be welcomed by many, YouTube has announced that they’re removing their non-skippable 30-second ads which appear before videos.

7 Key Tips for Boosting Your Social Customer Support Efforts

Social media is an excellent platform for customer support and service. Here are some key tips on how to do it. 

Snap starts selling Spectacles online in the US for $130

Snap wants to prove to investors in its upcoming IPO that Spectacles can earn money for its business, not just be a brand stunt. So today, Snap begins selling its video-recording sunglasses Spectacles openly online for $129.99 in the...Show More Summary

Twitter can't get over this English cricketer who was sold for $2 million at the IPL auctions

The Indian Premier League (IPL) auctions were held in Bangalore on Monday. For the uninitiated, IPL is a Twenty20 cricket tournament held in India in April-May and draws players from across the globe in a month-long extravaganza.  This...Show More Summary

Join Me for a Live Webinar with The Art of SEO Author Stephan Spencer

I will be hosting a live webinar this Thursday, Feb. 23 at 10am PST with Stephan Spencer. Stephan is the co-author of The Art of SEO. If you are experiencing one of the following problems you NEED this training: Your competition is taking your customers. You’ve noticed that your competition continually outranks you in the Google search results. Or worse […]

Swedish newspaper trolls Trump in the most epic way

So many people are trolling President Trump after he alluded to a terrorism attack in Sweden that never happened.  SEE ALSO: Sweden's deputy PM is trolling Trump so hard with this picture "You look at what's happening in Germany, you look at what's happening last night in Sweden. Show More Summary

The US wants to check Chinese visitors' social media profiles

The U.S. border control is seeking to check Chinese visitors' social media profiles. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) plans to publish a proposal asking travellers from China to disclose what social media platforms they use,Show More Summary

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