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Shooting on the Strip: Las Vegas's Prostitution Secret

Sin City has long been associated with the sex industry, but today’s street trade has a much darker underbelly.<p>It’s not easy being easy in Las Vegas …

11 Ways to Make Your Instructional How To Content Stand Out

Most how-to articles and videos start to look the same after a while. But informational content is a valuable and powerful tool when executed with …

How Instagram Almost Ruined My Life

Insecurity, FOMO, and the other unfiltered harms that everyone’s favorite photo app can do to you.<p>In 2013, the phrase “you have no filter” no longer means you’re not invited to dinner parties. It just means you don’t have Instagram, an app that turns its users into monsters. Don’t get me wrong–the …

Wall Street

Sulia Says Its Homegrown Social Network Is Growing, Raises $6 Million

Sulia started out as a list service for Twitter. Then it turned into a filtering service built with Twitter in mind. Last year, it moved away from …

LinkedIn Will Start Stuffing Paid Content From Companies In Your Feed

The new sponsored content will let companies target you based on information stored in your profile.<p>These aren't your typical ads though. Instead, companies will pay LinkedIn to show you original written pieces and slide shows they create.<p>The move is not just a revenue generator for LinkedIn. It's …

LinkedIn

How to Improve Your Wi-Fi Signal

Ah, nature. The birds are chirping, the sun is shining ... and your crappy Wi-Fi signal is preventing you from uploading a really clever Facebook …

5 Self-Published Writers to Follow on Twitter

Self-publishing might make the definition of "writer" rather murky, but it has undoubtedly leveled the playing field, letting people build up a …

3 Social Media Automation Tools for Marketers

Shares 4K<p>Are you drowning in social media tasks?<p>Do you need better tools to help you manage your social media marketing?<p>Automating some of the more …

Infographics

Reputation.com Buys MySocialCloud To Add Password Management Into Its Growing Data Vault

Online identity and privacy startup Reputation.com continues its march along the acquisition trail. Today the company is announcing its third acquisition this year: MySocialCloud, which provides a cloud-based service that lets users manage all their passwords and other login information in one …

Women in 2013: Life, Career, and Shopping Satisfaction Trends

More than half of US women are very satisfied with their relationships with their children (79%), home life (63%), mental/emotional health (59%), and …

How to Use QR Codes in Your Print Marketing

You may have noticed the proliferation of QR codes in your mailbox in the last few years. We certainly are moving toward a digital world, and QR …

How to Add a YouTube Subscribe Button to Your Site

Until now, the only way you could subscribe to a YouTube channel was on the main site. The video-sharing company has just introduced an embeddable …

Meet Helpouts, Google’s Secret Project That Turns Hangouts Into A Commerce Platform

While its roots lie in search, today, Google wears many hats. From self-driving cars and wearable technology to social networking and mobile operating systems, there are few industries where the search and advertising giant has yet to make its presence felt. Lately, however, Google’s expansion has …

How to Streamline Your WordPress Blogging Workflow - Jeffbullas's Blog

How many of you think that there is not enough hours in the day to manage your blog, participate in social media communities, while running a …

6 Simple Ways to Make a Good First Impression Online - Copyblogger

You’ve heard it before, I know. You have seconds — <i>seconds</i> — to make a good first impression with your brand.<p>Depending on who you ask it might be …

The 9 Types of Facebook Users

You know the type. He created a Facebook account in 2009 and hasn't touched it since. No profile picture. No status update. Occasionally, someone …

On Twitter, More 'Favoriting'

Why more people are pushing the "favorite" button<p>What's trending on Twitter? The use of an option known as 'favoriting,' which is becoming a go-to tool for some people who long for a more discreet, less public way to navigate the raucous waters of the popular social network.<p>The Twitter feature …

Trends

All of These Google Chromecast Ads Are Awesome

Lots of smart people I know are very, very excited about Chromecast, Google’s new TV-streaming gadget.<p>I think it’s pretty cool, too. But only as an …

How to Create a Meaningful Tumblr Campaign

Since Tumblr's acquisition by Yahoo, users have been seeing an uptick in ads. This shouldn't come as a surprise, though; Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer said …

Prim Does Your Laundry. Pickup, Wash, Fold, Delivery, Awesome

You can call it a first-world problem. Or you can say it distracts people from their passions and contributions to the world. Either way, laundry is a chore, and new Y Combinator startup Prim wants to do it for you. You can schedule Prim online to come to your place, pick up your laundry, have it …

New Facebook Features: What Marketers Need to Know

Shares 3K<p>Are you using Facebook for your business?<p>Are you wondering how Facebook’s newest features can help your business?<p>To learn about what these …

A good marketer has to be a great planner

en_GB<p>article<p>I was intrigued to read that one of our high street banks will be selling its customer data to other businesses. Closer inspection of the …