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The biggest mistakes CEOs make on Facebook

GRAPHIC<p>Companies know that Facebook FB, -1.55% is the most important social network for reaching consumers. That’s because 73% of Americans use …

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Malaysia jails a teenager for insulting royalty on Facebook

A 19-year-old Malaysian man was sentenced to a year in prison — the maximum jail time for the offence — for insulting a royal family on …

Why Are More Women Than Men on Instagram?

Mothers’ historical responsibility for taking family photos could be one explanation.<p>A few months ago, I asked my husband why he wasn’t on Instagram. I didn’t inquire because he’s some kind of social media maven—the man has 83 Twitter followers—but because I had noticed my feed, albeit a highly …

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People are getting bored of Facebook and Instagram, study says

Publicity-shy internet users are abandoning Facebook and Instagram for more private apps such as WhatsApp and Telegram, according to new research.<p>The study, which analysed time spent on four social networking apps including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat, found that Instagram showed the …

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As Snapchat userbase grows, Twitter CEO calls his service “confusing”

New Bloomberg report claims a gap of 12 million daily users between the services.<p>It's easy to joke about the average shelf life of a major social …

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9 Debates About Quality Content and Which Side You Should Be On

Research, author expertise and content length are all highly important in determining whether content is quality.<p>It can be hard to recognize quality - whether it's a product or content on the Internet. By definition, quality means "native excellence or superiority," but what quality content looks …

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Twitter Is Getting A Periscope Button

"Over time, everyone will have the ability to start a Periscope broadcast from Twitter," a company spokesperson tells BuzzFeed News.<p>Evidently, Twitter really, really wants you to live-stream video from your tweets — and not from Facebook, which is also pushing hard into live video.<p>And so the …

Kyle Lowry thanks Toronto Raptors fans with heartfelt letter on social media

Toronto Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry put an exclamation point on the 2015-16 season with a letter to fans posted on Instagram and Twitter.<p>Klow7<p>A …

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Snapchat Overtakes Twitter in Daily Users

With 150 million people sending “snaps” every day, Snapchat—the social network that relies on ephemeral, in-the-moment photos and short videos—now …

Snapchat was already better than Twitter but now the numbers prove it

Snapchat just passed Twitter in monthly usage. Twitter, the microblogging service that currently acts as a journalist echo chamber and Jack Dorsey think piece generator (seriously: 1, 2, 3), has fewer than 140 million users (according to estimates) interacting with the service daily. Snapchat, just …

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