There's a lot that's great about Apple Music, but one of service's less appealing features is Connect, a social network of sorts for artists to interact directly with fans. Apple describes Connect as " a place where artists share an entirely new side of their work directly with you," but it's not a very appealing experience so far. Show More Summary
I have to admit, I didn't see this one coming. We recently discussed how Bob Costas reacted to a video of him being more than a bit hard on Cubs MLB pitcher Pedro Strop by going full-tirade on the internet and social media. Within that...Show More Summary
How can advertisers complement their traditional television ad campaigns with digital components such as Facebook? The social network commissioned a study by Nielsen on how 15 campaigns for TV shows, movies and console games performed...Show More Summary
SERMO, the leading social network for doctors with more than 340,000 members across the US and UK, announced its latest international expansion, opening its doors to Canada’s 77,000 physicians. The Canadian expansion follows SERMO’s international UK launch in April. SERMO is well on its way to becoming the largest global medical social network exclusively for... Read More
Video is taking over the Internet. Streaming services like Netflix and Hulu have disrupted the cable industry business model. And until recently, people could share video from external sites on social media channels. But now social networks are adopting native video. The objective: to contain the user experience. Show More Summary
The new Connect feature in Apple Music allows fans to engage with artists in a more direct and personal way. But those who aren't interested in the social network can remove it from the iOS 8.4 Music app entirely --?here's how to do...
Lake Charles, LA – (JULY 1, 2015) – Legally Armed America Inc., the pro-gun network of companies dedicated to preserving the Second Amendment and enriching the shooting sports lifestyle, along with Gun District, the premier social media community established for firearms and outdoor enthusiasts, announces new Gun District logoed apparel. Show More Summary
The Livermore Amador Valley Transit Authority (LAVTA), operator of the Wheels bus system, including the Tri-Valley Rapid, has partnered with Nextdoor, a rapidly-growing social network for neighbors, to more effectively reach Tri-Valley...Show More Summary
Things we perceive to be virally popular online are often not. Sometimes we fall victim to an illusion emerging from the nature of social networking that makes rare things seem common. Read the rest
Apple Music has only just launched, but the music streaming business could be about to get even more crowded: Facebook is apparently in talks with multiple major labels. The Verge's Micah Singleton reports that the social network isShow More Summary
For many shy people, online social networking sites have an obvious appeal – a way to socialise without the unpredictable immediacy of a face-to-face encounter. However, a new study finds that people who are socially anxious betray their awkwardness on Facebook, much as they do in the offline world. Show More Summary
Instagram on Wednesday temporarily yanked an anti-racism post from hip hop artist and longtime activist Talib Kweli because an image seemed to violate the social network's community guidelines Kweli in the past has been extremely vocal...Show More Summary
Facebook's shiny logo isn't all that's new for the social network today: The outfit's also announced how it plans to split video ad revenue with publishers. Like YouTube, Facebook will give content creators 55 percent of ad revenue and keep the rest, according to Fortune. Show More Summary
Facebook has just inadvertently reminded me how much time I spend on Facebook by at least temporarily (hopefully temporarily?) destroying the service. Big social networks routinely test out new algorithms on small subsets of users. And I think that as of like an hour ago I've been selected to be one of those tests. Show More Summary
The service brags that its playlists are curated by people not algorithms; on the other hand, its social network app needs retooling.
Apple Music Connect is its first attempt at a music based social network since creating and subsequently shuttering Ping in 2010, and it's not quite what we hoped for.
Does 10 seconds sound like a lot of time? It is when it comes to viewing video ads on Facebook. The Wall Street Journal’s CMO Today blog reported that the social network introduced a new pricing option for advertisers, giving them the...Show More Summary
Oh, sixth grade... a year so filled with drama and puppy love that it's a wonder anyone survives it at all. But most of us experienced it without cell phones and social networks, which is so not the case for kids today! Eleven-year-olds...Show More Summary
Facebook will soon start sharing ad revenue with select people and companies that upload their videos to its platform, Re/code's Kurt Wagner reports. This change marks Facebook's continued focus on turning the social network into a video hub and constitutes a "full-on attack against YouTube," according to Wagner. Show More Summary
Hurt Everybody are joined by Mick Jenkins on the undeniably turnt “Social Network (GANG)”, which will appear on the group’s 2K47, due out on July 4th. Produced by Mulatto Beats. Previously: Mick Jenkins – P’s & Q’s (DECODED)