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How To Amplify Brands On YouTube

There comes a point at which a startup has grown so well that it begins to no longer resemble a startup, but something more grown up.<p>Zefr, located in Venice, California, is one of those companies. Now with 230 employees (and growing), they’ve become somewhat of an example of how other startups in …

YouTube aims to tame the trolls with changes to its comments section

The comments section below YouTube videos is an infamously troll-ridden Wild West of abuse, ignorance and spam. But possibly not for much longer.<p>Google's online video service is rolling out changes to the way comments work on YouTube, giving creators more power to moderate and block comments, and …

Twitter Unveils Emergency Alert System

Twitter on Wednesday announced Twitter Alerts, a new system that enables public institutions and NGOs to send out emergency alerts via text message …

9 Manufacturers Doing It Right on Twitter

1. @ToyotaEquipment<p>2. @MfgEngNews<p>3. SpaceX<p>4. @Cerasis<p>5. @ReedConstrData<p>6. @ajsweatt<p>7. @PackagingDiva<p>8. @KnightGlobal<p>9. @NYCAviation<p>Manufacturing has …

What Tweets With Ridiculous Numbers of Retweets Say About Twitter

Let's just say that the Arab Spring doesn't make an appearance.<p>Each social network has its own greatest-hits list. YouTube had "The Evolution of Dance." Facebook seems to generate million-like stories about kids and puppies every other week. Many of Tumblr's most-noted stories feature cats and/or …

15 Twitter Accounts for Incredible Science Facts

Looking to shift the tone of your Twitter feed from sushi pics to scholarly information? These accounts prove that Twitter f*cking loves science, too.<p>…

John Connolly: Losing candidate for Boston mayor recuperates By Twitter-battling.

The race to replace Tom Menino as mayor of Boston didn't get a ton of national attention—certainly, the "Boston recovers from tragedy" narrative was …

How to Get Started With New Twitter Lists

New Twitter Lists: How-To<p>1. Getting Started With Lists<p>2. Finding Your Lists<p>3. Lists You Subscribe To<p>4. Lists You're a Member Of<p>5. Creating a New …

What the Most Retweeted Tweets of All Time Say About Twitter

Each social network has its own greatest-hits list. YouTube had "The Evolution of Dance." Facebook seems to generate million-like stories about kids …

These Are The Most Twitter-Crazy Countries In The World, Starting With Saudi Arabia (!?)

In the wake of Twitter's IPO, we wanted to know which countries had the most Twitter-crazy populations.<p>Was it the U.S., Twitter's home market, or another tech-savvy country like Singapore or the UK?<p>So at BI Intelligence we analyzed the data to see what percentage of different countries' online …

3 Tips for Creating Your Business' Facebook Page

Starting a social media marketing campaign can be extremely overwhelming if you're not familiar with the digital space. Just the thought of creating …

Some 13-Year-Olds Tell Us Why They Think Facebook Stinks

Although Facebook CFO David Ebersman said almost all teens in the U.S. <i>have</i> an account, the daily engagement of younger teens has dropped.<p>Why? We decided to touch base with some younger teens to find out why they personally think that Facebook stinks.<p>We interviewed them separately, but both of the …

Facebook, Google+ Prepare for National Bullying Prevention Month

"National Bullying Prevention Month," isn't until October, but social media sites are already gearing up for the conversation.<p>Facebook released a …

Facebook Tweaks Algorithm for Ads in the News Feed

Aiming to let marketers deliver more relevant ads in the News Feed, Facebook on Friday announced it was tweaking the algorithm behind such placements.<p>…

Roast Busters: we can't let such Facebook groups thrive

Internet forums created for men to discuss their sexual "conquests" are nothing new. There is an entire online community of "pick up artists" dedicated to reducing women to rating systems and helpless victims of evolutionary psychology. Sometimes, more disgusting and violent pages arise. Revenge …

Family Finds Two Missing Dogs Using Facebook

Missing dogs gets found unharmed after owner makes Facebook plea<p>A family turned to Facebook to find their dogs, Curly and Moe who went missing …

Pew: 8% of Americans find news with Twitter, 30% with Facebook

Last week, Pew told us that 30 percent of Americans find news on Facebook — even if they aren’t actively looking for it there.<p>Now, the research …

Exclusive: Report Says YouTube Overtakes Facebook Among Teens

After months of speculation, Facebook last week acknowledged that there was some decrease in the number of "younger teens" using the social network …

Mobile Market: iPhone Gains, Google's Got Reach, Facebook Top App

Comscore reports that 62 percent of American adults now carry smartphones (Nielsen says it’s 64 percent). The firm’s latest smartphone tracking data …

Facebook revamps Share and Like buttons - Canadian Reviewer - Reviews, News and Opinion with a Canadian Perspective

Facebook tweaked its Share and Like buttons used on blogs and websites to feature bright blue background with Helvetica typeface. The Next Web said …

How to Create an Instagram Video in 7 Simple Steps

Instagram video, a new feature of Instagram 4.0, is now available for download, and we tested this new and super-easy video shooting and sharing …

Michael Kors releases first Instagram advert

US fashion label Michael Kors has become the first brand to advertise on Instagram, and Burberry will follow suit<p>The post, which debuted on Friday, shows a gold Kors watch set amongst a Parisian-themed still life, which includes macaroons, a Polaroid shapshot and elegant cup and saucer.<p>The …

Brand Adoption Of Instagram Up 80% In One Year

A few weeks ago Jeff Bercovici of Forbes wrote a piece entitled Instagram Launches Ads, Promises, ‘We’ll Start Slow’ in which he told all us Instagram users that “the honeymoon’s over” and that the “long-promised introduction of advertising to the photo-based social network is upon us.”<p>In his piece …

Uncensored Instagrams From North Korea Buck Brutal Trend of Secrecy | WIRED

<b>When Associated Press</b> photographer David Guttenfelder first went to North Korea in 2000, he was plunged into the dark—he had to leave his phone at …

Fashion’s Made-For-Instagram Moments

Fashion shows increasingly come with perfectly staged Instagram moments, observes BoF editor-in-chief, Imran Amed.<p><b>PARIS, France —</b> In recent seasons, …

How One Instagram Hashtag Fights Pollution

Instagram can make any situation look better: Flowers appear rosier, skies brighter and complexions clearer. Even garbage can become a work of art on …

Despite Complaints, Instagram Ads Are Working, Says CEO Kevin Systrom

Despite a lot of complaints about the ads Instagram began running recently, the Facebook-owned mobile photo and video sharing service is seeing success so far from the ads, Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom said today.<p>Speaking at Gigaom’s Roadmap conference in San Francisco today, Systrom said more than …

Don't Fall for These 9 Instagram Scams

Instagram Scams<p>1. Best Buy<p>2. British Airways<p>3. Delta<p>4. Ray-Ban<p>5. Sallie Mae<p>6. Green Dot MoneyPak Cards<p>7. SkinnyMe Tea<p>8. General Shadiness<p>9. Pointing …