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When Is The Best Time To Tweet?

<i>Social Media Insights is a daily newsletter from Business Insider that collects and delivers the top social media news first thing every morning. You can sign up to receive Social Media Insights here or at the bottom of this post.</i><p><b>Social Media Tactics To Rock Your Marketing (Heidi Cohen)</b><br>Here are …

3 Secrets Of Writing Attention-Grabbing Cover Letters

Robots consume resumes; humans read cover letters–although if yours sucks, they’ll chuck it after a few seconds. Here’s how to write one they’ll remember, and that might get you a job.<p>Whether resumes are gobbled up by robots or scanned by recruiters (for all of six seconds), a cover letter should …

Branded Content: Is It Better to Own or Sponsor?

Pretend you're reading this at home, and your sweet tooth has taken control of your brain. In the cupboard, you've got raw ingredients for a caramel …

The Surprising Secret To Getting Your Emails Read

Do you feel like you send your emails into a black hole? Let’s get to the point: You need to start with the conclusion.<p>“Vagueness is the opposite of useful,” Geoffrey James writes for <i>Inc</i>. “The clearer the goal, the more convincing your e-mail will be.”<p>That’s why, James says, you need to ask …

4 Design Lessons From Tinder, The White-Hot Dating App

In less than a year, Tinder has generated 20 million matches. Here’s how.<p>I’m swiping through photos of beautiful women on my phone. Within 30 seconds, I’ve stalked at least 10 within a 50-mile radius of where I currently stand. We have no friends in common, but somehow, theoretically, they’re …

One Reason Everyone Has Outsourced Their Brains To Evernote

CEO Phil Libin wants Evernote to be consistent on every device. Which has meant a lot more work–but a much better user experience.<p>Evernote CEO Phil Libin has this great story about the iPad launch. Let’s crank back to April 2010, before tablets were everywhere and people debated about whether …

New cable network pivots toward social change

Cable network aims at entertaining and inspiring "the new greatest generation" of 85 million 15-34-year-olds.<p>NEW YORK — A new cable network aims to entertain millennials with messages of social change, and is employing celebrities from Joseph Gordon-Levitt to Meghan McCain and media partners from …

Just FYI, an L.A. Ad-Tech Company Holds Kitten Races in Its Offices

<i>UPDATE!: SocialVibe will be live-streaming the Kitten Race finals at 3 p.m. ET/noon PT on Friday, March 29 at socialvibe.com/kittenraces. Four</i> …

Phil Jackson and AOL Team Up to Punk Twitter

It was the tweet heard round the sports world. And it turns out it was all a stunt.<p>Yesterday, NBA coaching legend Phil Jackson made what seemed like …

Ask This, Not That: Smarter Interview Questions For Better Hires

Interviews shouldn’t feel like pulling teeth. Here are a couple tips for livening up those dreaded conversations and recruiting an all-star team.<p>It has been said that a company with a decent idea and a great team will execute far better than one with a great idea and an average team. So, it only …

FX Announces New On-Demand Streaming Platform, FXX Comedy Channel, More Original Programming

FX is taking on rival and programming powerhouse HBO in big ways with several major updates, president John Landgraf revealed at the networks’ upfronts Thursday morning.<p>On the agenda: The network is adding a new string of high-profile limited series to its original programming slate, starting with …