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By 3D Analytics: The share price of Camtek Ltd. (CAMT) has been fueled in recent days by what appears to be a distortion of the facts on various social network platforms. Specifically, CAMT is being misrepresented as a manufacturer of 3D printed circuit boards (PCBs). Show More Summary
Marketers, we have a problem. We’re at the apex of the perfect storm: we’re strapped for time, with more content than ever to promote on more social networks than ever before. When faced with this challenge, we can easily forget the golden rule of social media marketing: One size doesn’t fit all. read more
DataSift, a U.K.-based social startup that offers analytics services based on aggregate social network data, announced on Tuesday that it raised $42 million in a Series C round of venture funding. The new capital brings the total amount of funds raised to about $70 million.
Social networking giant Facebook has been granted a patent to use profile information to analyze whether shared files are "pirated" or not. The data is carefully analyzed using several social indicators including the interests of the poster and recipient, their geographical location, and their social relationship. Show More Summary
DataSift, social data platform that provides brands and enterprises with access to content from the likes of Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and dozens of other social networks, is today announcing a $42 million, Series C round of funding....Show More Summary
A new algorithm from University of Toronto researchers can predict the identity of untagged photo subjects by analyzing the relationships of the other people (or things) in the photo.
Forrester Research published a report revealing how pervasive the use of social media is among B2B decision-makers in North America and Europe. Still, many organizations aren’t sure which social networks are relevant to their target audiences and worthy of time and resources. Audiences across the top social media platforms have a degree of overlap, yet the [...]
Nextdoor does for neighbors what OkCupid has done for dating. It removes the high social stakes.
PRACTICE Your ability to play exceeds social networking. Your chops are more important than your social skills. Frequently the best musicians are near mute, they speak through their music, which brings adoring fans to them. First learn how to play. Everything else comes next. WRITE You can make it with other people’s songs, but it’s […]
Dissertation topic for up and coming orgheads: Facebook’s complete dominance over the field of friendship based social networking creates an interesting opportunity for the study of organizational identity. Usually, when a firm comes to completely rule an industry, a few firms pick up the scraps and the rest just go under. But there is another, […]
With the rise of social networking, there is a huge supply of content coming from “celebrities” of all kinds. A Korean startup called Lasso & Company is trying to capitalize on a global flavor of (healthy) celebrity stalking, by notShow More Summary
This map from Morgan Stanley is a fantastic insta-snapshot of the world's biggest social networks: how many users they have, where they're dominant, and how fast they're growing or shrinking. The only thing it's kind of missing are the new messaging platforms, like SnapChat, which theoretically pose an existential threat to all of these. Join the conversation about this story »
Just because you are Facebook friends with your old lab partner from high school doesn't mean you want to see his posts each day in your News Feed The social network will soon allow users to "unfollow" friends whose comments and updates...Show More Summary
Facebook is ever-changing, and says that they are always working to better user experience. The social media network has announced that they will be rolling out a new feature, that isn’t all that new. Facebook has announced that they will be replacing their “Hide All” feature with a new “Unfollow” button. Show More Summary
Today Facebook announced an update to its news feed ranking that emphasizes shared news posts over memes and similar airy material that's often shared on the social network. Facebook’s push to incorporate more news into timelines could be a response to Twitter’s success as a news platform. Show More Summary
I have been given the opportunity to visit Facebook later this month on a mission to better understand the world’s largest social network from within and gain their perspective on how they recommend businesses leverage their platform and service offerings. Show More Summary
Unlike most big social networks, Twitter didn't start out by appealing to kids. They're coming to it now, though. Is that enough to help it break through to the mainstream?
Did you know ASIFA-Hollywood is on Google+? If you haven’t been to Google+, it’s the social network that has become a hotbed for early adopters, tech luminaries, marketers and businesses around the world. Google+ is the search giant’s latest attempt to create a social network that rivals Facebook. The social network is a collection of [...]