The social media mogul, Facebook knows everything there is to know about us already. Whether it has to do with how old you are, or how much money you have or even what type of burritos you prefer to eat. And they are using this data to sell ad placements to their clients. Show More Summary
Turns out, social media does have a lot of influence when it comes to how people get their news. It's not just Facebook. On Reddit and Twitter, 70% and 59% of users, respectively, say they use their networks to find news.
"Tbh," the acronym which stands for "to be honest," has taken on a different meaning since it was first adopted by teens. The Washington Post recently profiled a 13-year-old girl and focused on her social media use. She explained that...Show More Summary
Photographer Branden Harvey has traveled the world shooting and sharing stories of hope and positivity. While using social media to affect social change may seem like a lofty goal, through his photographic storytelling (much of it focused on nonprofit work), Branden has shed light on issues, people, and struggles all too often overlooked. But where […]
Following a two month pre-order campaign, The Lumineers latest album Cleopatra debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200. Here we look at how the band's careful use of social media over that two month period contributed to their massive success. ______________________ Guest Post by Jim Wallis on Topspin Artists who...
Snickers has created a new 'Hungerithm' which uses social media sentiment to determine whether the price rises or falls for a Snickers bar - the angrier the web is, the lower the price, as people likely need them more.
For older generations, t rying to understand the way teens use social media can be like trying to learn a new language. Teens these days were born into the ever-growing club of cool kids who grew up in a world full of technology. The...Show More Summary
The actor is using social media to take a month-long road trip around America.
Even the most casual social media user has almost certainly seen references to the slang term “woke,” as in “stay woke.” People who have not or do not have any idea what the term means are probably not woke, but even many who use it regularly are not always using it right....
Social media is now the number one source of news for 62% of Americans according to a study from Pew Research. The study found that 18% were using social media to get their daily news “very often.” Facebook is still the number one source of news referrals on social media. Show More Summary
The media has been reporting that 11 states filed a legal challenge Wednesday to the Obama administration's directive on allowing transgender students to use the bathroom that aligns with their gender identity. It's really nine states...Show More Summary
The Top 5 Social Analytics Tools for Small Business Marketers written by Guest Post read more at Duct Tape Marketing Putting a small business on the social media map involves using data to pinpoint and engage specific audiences with appropriate content. But how do you find the right social media analytics suite to collect this data? Among the options on…
One of the undeniable powers of social media is its ability to influence people and their behaviors. This is especially true, a study finds, when it comes to alcohol use. Researchers found that when participants in a study were exposed to ads touting beer, as opposed to those selling bottled water, they were more inclined to consider drinking alcohol.
Yesterday, a group of researchers published a study that analyzed over 10 million Facebook posts to figure out how men and women use language differently on social media. The findings revealed that women used “warmer, gentler words” in their status updates, while men were more likely to “swear, express anger ... More »
By Oliver Herzfeld and Marc Aaron Melzer Almost everyone knows that it is a violation of law to copy other people’s works of authorship without the owner’s permission or a valid fair use exemption. But the number of social network users has exploded (estimated to exceed two billion people worldwide) and, [...]
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Residents of West Bank refugee camps take to social media to warn their neighbours of imminent Israeli incursions.
Last summer, we were tormented by couples hoisting each other into elaborate yoga poses. Now, thanks to two models, I fear that the performance and documentation of the Couples Workout for Social Media will make its way into our nation's gyms. Yesterday, Victoria's Secret Angel Jasmine Tookes posted an Instagram video ... More »
Social media can sometimes seem like a vortex of cat videos and selfies, but these days, it is also an invaluable tool that can be used to save lives in the event of a disaster. Not only is it a great way to keep in touch with loved ones when a disaster strikes, governments are also relying on it to pass vital information along to the public. Show More Summary
Work-Life Balance has been a much debated conversation in the business world for years. As employees and the general population have become more connected to each other with the use of technology, social media and mobile devices, it has become increasingly difficult for many people to separate work from their personal lives. Show More Summary