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7 Facebook hacks to make your website more shareable

Tips to make Facebook work harder for your website<p><b>Target audience:</b> Nonprofits, cause organizations, foundations, NGOs, social enterprises, …

There’s Something Rotten In The State Of Social Media

We need no ghost to tell us something smells increasingly rotten in the state of social media.<p>Facebook forcing users to download a separate messaging app if they want to carry on IMing their friends.<p>Twitter polluting its users’ carefully curated timelines with content they did not choose to …

The Proven Ideal Length Of Every Tweet, Facebook Post, And Headline Online

Feel like you’re too wordy–or too brief? Find out the right length for posts to Twitter, Facebook, and more, for the best impact possible.<p>Every so often when I’m tweeting or emailing, I’ll think: Should I really be writing so much?<p>I tend to get carried away. And for the times that I do, it sure …

Social, SEO, Email Or PPC - Which Marketing Channel Gets the Most Visitors - infograhic

There are dozens of ways to grow your audience and make money online, but how do the marketing channels stack up? The folks at conductor took a look …

Which Apps and Companies Occupy Your Phone’s Home Screen?

A new survey finds that the default apps stay at home and social networks might not matter so much.<p>How carefully is your phone’s home screen arranged? In folders? By color? To find out, BTIG looked at roughly 300 home screen submissions–nearly all of them iOS–to catch the emerging trends and see …

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Adweek.com’s Top 10 Advertising Stories of 2013

Here are the 10 most-read advertising and branding stories published on Adweek.com in 2013:<p>10. What Pepsi Discovered by Monitoring Millennials During …

Study: Brand Likes Up 30% On Facebook

Since January, page interactions among Facebook users -- including “likes,” shares, and comments -- have risen 30%.<p>That’s according to new data from …

Pinterest lovers will love this new add-on for Android devices

As part of the upcoming Google I/O conference, Pinterest has introduced an update to their Android app, and it’s sure to please Pinterest lovers everywhere.<p>In the Pinterest app for Android v3.0 released tomorrow, users will get notifications on Android devices when they are near a location they’ve …

World Cup Highlights Difference Between 'Real Time' on Facebook, Twitter

For nearly two hours on Thursday, Twitter's list of worldwide trending topics was dominated by hashtags like #GermanyvsUSA and #PORGHA for the two …

Twitter Tries Retweet With Comment Experiment

Have you ever wanted to comment on a retweet? You can, of course, but only if the tweet is short enough.<p>On the Web, your only option is to copy the …

New PayPal PassPort Website is Your Portal to Global Sales

We hear it so much it’s become cliché by now – we live in a “global society” with a “global economy” and a “global marketplace” that is at everyone’s …

Facebook secretly moved all of your Instagram photos to its own servers

“Instagration.”<p>That’s Facebook’s term for the live migration of Instagram — all of Instagram — from Amazon’s servers to a Facebook data center. The firm shared yesterday that it completed the transition without so much as a whisper to Instagram’s 200 million active users.<p>Planning the secret …

The world wide web may be fracturing into a bunch of regional internets

The World Wide Web celebrated its 25th birthday recently. Today the global network serves almost 3 billion people, and hundreds of thousands more join each day. If the Internet were a country, its economy would be among the five largest in the world.<p>In 2011, according to the World Economic Forum, …

Download the Android L Developer Preview Wallpapers Here

Google released a Developer Preview of its next major Android update, known simply as L , for the Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 (2013, Wi-Fi only) yesterday.<p>If you don’t own either of those devices, or you’re not comfortable flashing them, fear not. You can give your favorite smartphone or tablet a taste of …

YouTube Is About to Change Drastically

YouTube is introducing a new way for its legion of video creators to make money on the site. The Google division announced Thursday at Vidcon that it …

Amazon 'bullies' UK publishers on printing and promotions

<b>Amazon is facing a battle with UK publishers as it seeks to secure more advantageous terms in its latest round of contract negotiations.</b><p>The web giant wants the right to print books itself if publishers fail to provide adequate stock, and wants publishers to match any pricing deals it offers to …

Facebook's 50 gender options come to UK users

Following its successful integration in the US, US Facebook users can choose from one of 50 gender options<p>UK Facebook users can now choose from one of <b>71 gender options</b>, including asexual, polygender and two-spirit person, following the feature's successful integration in the US.<p>Users can choose a …

LG Again Rumored to be Sole Supplier of Flexible Displays for iWatch

LG will be the sole supplier for flexible displays to be used in the iWatch as Apple looks to launch the device later this year in two sizes, according to a report from Korea's <i>Naver</i> [Google Translate, via <i>GforGames</i>].<p><i>iWatch concept by Todd Hamilton, based on the Nike FuelBand</i><p>The report notes that …

£120 Micro 3D printer raises $1m in 24 hours

The Micro, a 3D printer that costs $199 (£120), has raised more than $1 million (£600,000) on Kickstarter in just 24 hours.<p>The Micro -- created by a …

Facebook Is Throttling Nonprofits and Activists

So far coverage of Facebook's plan to squeeze the organic reach of Pages has focused on its impact on "brands" that spam us with ads and promotions. …

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At 30 Billion Pins, Pinterest Has a Fresh Take on Search -- And It's All About Mobile

Pinterest search is built to be manipulated with swipes rather than typing, and it's based on discovery rather than finding.<p>Pinterest today introduced a new search feature that’s made with mobile phones and tablets in mind. It’s built to be manipulated with swipes rather than typing, and it’s based …

What Would Happen If Google Really Did Kill Google+?

Rumors are that Google might be planning to kill Google+ or at least put it into a Walking Dead-like “zombie” mode, as TechCrunch characterizes it — …

Like Facebook & Twitter, Google Reportedly Teaming With Data Providers To Track In-Store Sales

Facebook first began partnering with Datalogix to show advertisers how their ads drive offline sales back in 2012. Last year, Twitter introduced its …

Instagram Is Down, Users Flock to Twitter to Complain

<b>UPDATE, Saturday April 12, 6:47 p.m. ET</b> — An Instagram spokesperson contacted <i>Mashable</i> to share news that this issue has been resolved.<p>Instagram …

Meet ThinkUp: Your personal social media guru

If you’re a heavy Twitter or Facebook user, you know just how many social media tools there are out there that promise to help track your activity’s performance online.<p>There’s TwitterCounter (owned by The Next Web) for tracking how many followers you have, Klout for giving you a social media ‘rank’ …

Facebook Looks for Like-Baiters and Twitter's Follow Rule Reviewed - Small Business Trends

It’s time again for the Small Business Trends Community News and Information Roundup. If you use Facebook for business, especially for marketing, …

Study: 78 Percent Of Local-Mobile Searches Result In Offline Purchases

Today comScore, Neustar Localeze and agency 15 Miles released the findings from their latest Local Search Study. Now in its seventh year, the survey …

Social Selling: 4 Stages To Monetizing Social Media Marketing

424<p>171<p>153<p>79<p>Shares 827<p>Are you struggling to monetize your social media efforts?<p>Do you feel stumped when it comes to the “selling” part of social …