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Sean Spicer picked a fight with the wrong journalism outlet

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer’s contempt for the press is well-known. His press conferences are unhinged assaults against the fourth …

Facebook tests 'Reactions,' a Like button with more emotions

How you "like" things on Facebook is about to change. Engadget has learned that the site is about to launch a "Reactions" feature that expresses multiple emotions, instead of the long-serving, lonely "like" (and long rumoured "dislike"). Our sources advise that Facebook will start testing the …

Facebook

Former Reddit CEO Ellen Pao: The trolls are winning the battle for the Internet

<i>Ellen Pao resigned this month from her position as interim chief executive of Reddit.</i><p>I have just endured one of the largest trolling attacks in history. And I have just been blessed with the most astonishing human responses to that attack.<p>What happened to me while head of the popular online forum …

Censorship

Pan Am Games: Link to our website without permission and we'll sue

Toronto2015.org lawyers appear confused by this internet thingy<b>Updated</b> The organisers of the Pan American Games in Toronto, which start this week, …

SEO

Medium is not a publishing tool

Twelve years ago, I was heading Blogger at Google and frustrated we kept losing users to our competitors, like Movable Type from Six Apart. A common …

Publishing

Facebook Confirms It Will Officially Support GIFs

Facebook this afternoon confirmed that it will now support animated GIFs in the Facebook News Feed. Not everyone will see the added functionality immediately, we understand, as the update is still rolling out. The move represents a significant change in direction for Facebook, which has …

Why Your Facebook Page 'Likes' Are About to Drop

Credit: Quka/Shutterstock<p>If your business has a Facebook page, you'll soon see a slight drop in its number of likes.<p>Over the next few weeks, Facebook …

Facebook

What Blogging Has Become

Why Medium’s new features are more important than they seem<p>This is a post about Medium, which is a fascinating company partly because it has a lot of money, and partly because its leadership team first brought you Blogger (the first really successful blogging tool) and Twitter (Twitter), and which …

Journalism

Pinterest just killed the top way its users make money from the site — people are not happy about it

Pinterest has banned affiliate networks from its platform, according to VentureBeat, a move that will cut off the main source of income for most of the service's top "pinners."<p>Many users made money from Pinterest by posting pins of products with affiliate tags and links to websites where their …

Pinterest

Facebook officially kills organic reach for brands, making all your Page "Likes" useless

November 17, 2014<p>Share this content:<p>You can stop trying to get those Page likes now.<p>Over the weekend, Facebook finally announced what most marketers …

Facebook

Twitter Ads Make It Seem Like People Follow Brands, Even If They Don't

Visa follows MasterCard? So it seemed. Twitter's expansion of ads into "Following" lists can make people seem to follow accounts, even if they don't.

Marketing

5 Shifts to Fix Your Social Media Metrics

On the social media consulting side of our business at Convince & Convert, my team and I are frequently called in to advise companies on how to …

Social Media Marketing

#illridewithyou: support for Muslim Australians takes off following Sydney siege

The #illridewithyou hashtag is continuing to trend on Twitter as a show of support for Muslim Australians after the siege at the Lindt cafe in Sydney.<p>…

LinkedIn Rolls Out A Simplified Homepage With Analytics And News Feed Front And Center

LinkedIn, the social network for the working world, today gets around 198 million monthly unique visitors globally to linkedin.com spending on average 4.6 minutes per visit, according to comScore, so to help grow those numbers, LinkedIn is debuting a pared-down redesign of its homepage that …

Apple recruits ‘Head of Social Media’, will be stationed out of Beats’ West Los Angeles HQ

Apple is looking to hire a new Head of Social Media and Content that will lead and expand on its current social media strategy. The job will be based out of Culver City, which could hint at Apple’s plans to align its overall social media strategy closer with its recently acquired Beats Electronics …

Google: Ok, so about half of online ads are never actually seen

<i>{Updated 10.8.14, 8:35am PT to reflect that Google’s sample was of all online ads, not just theirs.)</i><p>One of the weaknesses in online advertising is whether ads are seen by actual, you know, humans. Google has now found that more than half of online ads are not on the screen for even one second.<p>The …

Advertising

How to Use the NEW Flipboard 3.0 to Market Your Business

By Janette Speyer<p>Last week when I visited the Flipboard headquarters in Palo Alto, I realized that this simple mobile application is quite a lot more …

Mobile

How To Get Started In User Experience

<i>The only magic bullet to getting started in the field: hard work.</i><p><i>This was originally posted at</i> <i>Usability Counts</i> <i>on October 28, 2011.</i><p><b>Some User</b> …

UX Design

The Fall of Facebook

The social network's future dominance is far from assured.<p>Facebook has won this round of the Internet.<p>Steadily, grindingly, it continues to take an ever greater share of our time and attention online. More than 800 million people use the site on an average day. Individuals are dependent on it to …

Social Media

Brands Are Wasting Time And Money On Facebook And Twitter, Report Says

“Stop making Facebook the center of your relationship marketing efforts,” says Nate Elliott, VP and principal analyst at Forrester.<p>Today market research firm Forrester published a report for brands titled “Social Relationship Strategies That Work.”<p>So: What works?<p>Not Facebook or Twitter.<p>The crux of …

Darrell Issa retweets photos of war criminals, Nazis, Timothy McVeigh while honoring vets

As part of a Twitter campaign to celebrate Veterans Day, Congressman Darrell Issa unwittingly retweeted photos of war criminals, Nazis, and mass …

Lee Harvey Oswald

Correcting the Record: The CIA Tweets "Real" Argo Story

Hint: Ben Affleck wasn't really there.<p>The Central Intelligence Agency doesn’t tweet that much, but on Friday it launched a fascinating stream about how the Iran hostage rescue depicted in the film “Argo” really went down.<p>The CIA joined Twitter this summer and it mostly highlights the intelligence …

Ben Affleck

Stanford Libraries unearths the earliest U.S. website

A piece of web history is made available again for the first time since its debut in the early 1990s.<p>Some of the earliest pages from the World Wide …

World Wide Web

The Beginner's Guide to WordPress Multisite

<i>Brian Casel is the founder of Restaurant Engine, a restaurant web design service. For information, check out the Restaurant Engine Partner Program.</i> …

Web Design

5 Hacks for Managing Your Company’s Facebook Page

Here are five Facebook hacks that every page admin should know about.<p>It's no secret that Facebook changes its platform regularly. What makes this challenging for many page administrators is that the social media site doesn't issue big announcements every time it changes something. This means it's …

Facebook

Should you repeat your tweets? Facts and figures from 1M tweets - Wiselytics

It is mainstream that to share a news on Twitter one should repeat it a few times, for the simple reason that your followers aren’t up online on …

Social Media

The 2016 Social Media Glossary

Share<p>A lot can change in a year, especially in the world of social media. It can be difficult to keep up with all of the terms and slang used with …

Social Media Marketing

Social Media

Social media is a powerful and important medium to communicate with your audience. Make the most of the medium and your message by leveraging the …

Social Media Marketing