Nate Gagon

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Why Mark Zuckerberg’s war on click bait proves we are all pawns of social media

The return of the gatekeeper: Both Facebook and Twitter have decided they know what’s best for us<p>Isn't it lovely, our brave new digital world, <i>tailored</i> for us exactly how we want it? Or wait, maybe not exactly how <i>we</i> want it, maybe it's actually tailored exactly how someone else has decided we want …

15 Twitter Hacks to Turn You Into a Tweeting Ninja

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>Admit it. Sometimes, your Twitter life is messy. You follow hundreds of people — maybe thousands. Staring at your timeline is about as intelligible as reading a stock ticker.<p>How do you bring organization to your Twitter life? How do you rise above …

These cute, tiny sensors will soon be watching you everywhere

One of the promises of the “internet of things” is that it will connect the real-world with the virtual. Low-energy Bluetooth beacons are emerging as one of its stronger early technologies.<p>Here’s a quick look at where beacon technology stands today: Estimote, one of the leading beacon startups, …

Internet of Things

Facebook increasing ad frequency risks kickback from marketers

en_GB<p>article<p>Without fanfare, Facebook this month doubled the number of times users can see an ad in their News Feed from a page they are not …

Marketing

The 6 Step Social Media Marketing Strategy Plan for Your Business.

Social media is more than just a fun way to engage and communicate with friends. It can be an extremely powerful business marketing tool if …

Weird new Twitter feature lets you build an Acura right inside a tweet

Twitter has been throwing caution to the wind lately, what with the addition of random tweets to users' timelines, "Buy Now" buttons, and a font tweak that set the typographical world ablaze. Now we're seeing an interesting new use of Twitter cards in advertising: Acura has built a rudimentary …

How to Build Your Google+ Hangout Audience

Would you like to use Google+ Hangouts On Air?<p>Are you worried no one will attend your hangout?<p>Laying a strong foundation for your Google+ hangout can …

Social Media

How to Combine Text and Visual Content for Better Social Engagement

Shares 7K<p>Do you keep text and image updates separate?<p>Have you considered how text and visual content complement each other?<p>Pairing visual content …

Ads are coming to SoundCloud

Premier members of the new On SoundCloud program will get a cut<p>All good things must come to an end and SoundCloud's ad-free existence is one of them. The popular music- and podcast-sharing platform is today launching an ad-supported On SoundCloud program to enable creators to monetize the audio …

Vine Finally Lets You Import Video From Your Camera Roll

With more than 100 million people watching Vines across the web each month, and over 1 billion loops played every day, Vine has just released an update to the app that finally lets users import video from their camera.<p>Twitter’s video sharing app has always required users to film new content …

Twitter details its anti-spam system, BotMaker

As with most things Twitter, fighting spam messages is not as easy as it is in other parts of our online lives. The traditional machine learning …

How Consumers Engage With Small Businesses on Facebook

Most consumers say Facebook is the most useful social network for researching products and services before visiting a small business, according to a …

Storytelling App Steller Becomes More Of A Social Network

A beautifully designed mobile storytelling app Steller was introduced earlier this year to deliver on a simple premise: that our smartphones can do more than serve as our cameras or a quick way to post images to social networks like Facebook or Instagram, they’re also capable of being creative …

Twitter for iOS Now lets You Watch Videos in a Mini Player

Twitter is giving iOS users the ability to watch select videos with a minimized player while browsing the timeline and other parts of the app.<p>Spotted by Neal Mann, the update applies only to videos that use Twitter’s homegrown, in-app video player. If you’re unsure, these videos mean you should see …

7 Social Media Psychology Studies For Smarter Marketing

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>One of my favorite things about social media is that it’s still such a young and new form of communication. It feels too early to take anything as a given, so we’re all experimenting, testing and learning together.<p>“Europe's leading digital technology …

Kuddle, An Instagram With Training Wheels, Introduces Social Media To Kids

A new mobile application called Kuddle is introducing a safer way for kids to get introduced to social media, while still under a parent’s watchful eye. The photo-sharing app, which is like a more restricted version of Instagram, allows children to post and share photos with friends in a protected …

Facebook And Google Dominate App Usage – Does Anyone Else Stand A Chance?

No one would disagree that smartphone users are spending a ton of time in apps, and here are some more numbers to prove it.<p>A report released Thursday …

Apps

Instagram Announces Account Insights, Ad Insights, Ad staging

Instagram today announced three new business tools to help brands build their following on the social network: Account insights, Ad insights, and Ad staging. The Facebook-owned company says the new suite will be rolled out “over the coming weeks and months,” but wouldn’t provide details regarding …

This: Why Atlantic Media is funding a social platform for sharing links, one at a time

Andrew Golis wanted to build a network for sharing stories that would provide relief from our contemporary content cascade.<p>By now, you might have heard that Atlantic Media’s Andrew Golis is incubating a small social network inside the company. Golis came to Atlantic Media as …

Why Hackers Want Your Twitter Account More Than Your Credit Card

Company officials offered few details about the crime, but announced that computer hackers presumed to be operating in China accessed the company's database and extracted more than 4.5 million names, addresses, birth dates, and telephone and Social Security numbers.<p>Computer hacks are nothing new. …

Do Instagram ads work? Brands are about to find out.

As Instagram users know, the Facebook-owned photo sharing giant is one of the few major social networks that hasn't yet been inundated with ads …

The Talk That'll Save Your Sex Life

Discussing your sexual health shouldn’t be a burden<p>Speak up: Roughly 47 percent of people have sex without a condom regardless of whether or not they talked about STIs with their partners, according to new research from Indiana University's Center for Sexual Health Promotion.<p>In the study of 181 men …

Sexual Health

#TheLIST: The 25 Best Hotels in the World

Tom Marchant, co-founder of Black Tomato, shared his favorite properties exclusively with BAZAAR.com.<p><i>Tom Marchant is the co-founder of luxury travel company and trip planner, Black Tomato, which delivers luxe experiences around the world via inspiring itineraries and access to the globe's</i> …

Pics.io Goes Live! Brings Browser-Based, Google Drive-Powered RAW Editing and Photo Organization to All

It was just over a year ago that we told you about Pics.io, a platform that promised to bring the RAW editing and photo organization capabilities of …

How to improve battery life on any mobile device

We here at CNET have written numerous articles with tips and tricks for improving battery life on iOS and Android, some of which you can find here, here and here, but not everyone owns an iPhone or Android device. Despite which kind of mobile device you prefer, battery life tends to be an issue …

Batteries