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More than a third of all US adults use Instagram now

A new Pew Research Center survey finds that 35 percent of US adults use Instagram — an increase of 7 percent from 2016. Other findings confirm most of what we’ve come to know of other social media platforms: Instagram, Snapchat, and Twitter tend to be more popular among the young crowd, especially …

Pew Research Center

An hourly Marriott employee got fired for liking a tweet

The tweet that got Roy Jones, 49, fired didn’t stand out to him from the hundreds he reviewed every shift, though later he said it should have.<p>According to the Wall Street Journal (paywall), Jones, who worked on social media accounts for the company, had “liked” the tweet, on behalf of Marriott …

Social Media

Foolish Take: Teens will keep leaving Facebook

The social network is losing teen users at an alarming rate.<p><b>Facebook</b> (NASDAQ: FB) hasn't grown its 12- to 17-year-old user base in the U.S. since 2015, according to eMarketer. The firm believes that Facebook's growth in this crucial demographic will remain negative through 2020.<p>Facebook is …

Facebook

The Evolution of UX Process Methodology

The UX Process is Confusing, Even to Most Designers<p>In the beginning there was Donald A. Norman, and he created the idea of user experience design.<p>I …

The Physics Of Productivity: Newton’s Laws Of Getting Sh*t Done

In 1687, Sir Isaac Newton published his groundbreaking book, Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy, which described his three laws of …

Physics

Infographic: Tips for more purposeful, effective blogging

Business blogs are often perfunctory, boring, self-serving, utterly useless, jargon-choked word dumps.With that said, you <i>should</i> be blogging—just more …

Public Relations

Two Things to Do After Every Meeting

Steve Jobs insisted that every item on a meeting agenda have a designated person responsible for that task and any follow-up work that happened. He called that person the DRI—the Directly Responsible Individual. He knew the public accountability would ensure that a project or task would actually …

Productivity

Big Changes at CenturyLink's Cloud Unit

CenturyLink, a telecommunications company that pushed hard into cloud computing starting with its $3.2 billion acquisition of Savvis four years ago, …

Business Development

NASA satellites reveal something startling about the future of food on Earth

And what better perspective than from space?<p>Climate change due to human activity is causing visible shifts on our planet, and NASA is uniquely positioned to observe these effects.<p>"If we continue on our current course, it's going to be hard to feed this planet because it's so hot," Ellen Stofan, …

Climate Change

9 startup lessons entrepreneurs would teach themselves if they could go back in time

A 2012 Harvard Business School study found that three out of four venture-backed startups fail.<p>And not even the luckiest and most talented founders — the Mark Zuckerbergs of the world — make it through the process unscathed.<p>All entrepreneurs will make poor management decisions or wrong hires and …

Entrepreneurship

Radical Candor — The Surprising Secret to Being a Good Boss

<b>Kim Scott,</b> co-founder of Candor, Inc., has built her career around a simple goal: Creating bullshit-free zones where people love their work and …