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21 Amazing Sites With Breathtaking Free Stock Photos

Photography has always been an integral part of design. Unfortunately, we’ve grown accustomed to seeing crappy stock images of people in suits …

Shopify Examines Social ROI For Commerce Sites, Finds Facebook Dominates But Reddit Is Growing

Shopify has compiled data from its platform merchants to determine how much value commerce sites get from social media engagement, and put the results into a massive infographic. If, like me, you find infographics tedious and antithetical to meaningful analysis, then you’ll be happy to see I pulled …

Part 2: Conversational Archetypes: Six Conversation and Group Network Structures in Twitter

After examining thousands of maps of hundreds of subjects and events we found six distinct network structures in Twitter social networks. Each is …

Lumus smartglasses to get EyeSight gesture recognition

The Israeli gesture-control company believes that hand and finger motions are a more versatile way to control wearable computers, and Lumus agreed.<p>BARCELONA, Spain -- One of the difficulties with wearable computing is that it can be hard to control devices that don't have a handy keyboard or touch …

Study Finds 77% of College Students Use Snapchat Daily

Facebook may no longer be interested in Snapchat, but college students certainly are.<p>A new study found that more than three-quarters of college …

Social Media Marketing

5 Fuels to Ignite Your Company Blog Strategy

The more we share, the more we have...<p>All digital marketing today is driven by content. Your company blog is an integral part of your overall content …

Marketing

The Neuroscience Of Imagination

Understanding how imagination works could be the key to daydreaming yourself into a sharper, more creative person.<p>“Use your imagination.” You’ve probably heard this phrase since before you can remember.<p>It was your imagination you were using to create your first finger painting; your imagination …

Radiohead mobile "game" is a beautiful, explorable fantasyland

Radiohead has released a mobile game that explores its music in a hypnotic alien sandbox-style setting, based on recording sessions from its most …

Radiohead

Two-thirds of Americans now have smartphones

The US has officially become a smartphone nation -- at least, if you ask Nielsen. The research group's latest Digital Consumer Report estimates that 65 percent of all Americans owned one of the devices in 2013. That's a big step up from 44 percent in 2011, and smartphones are now more common than …

How to Build Brand Religion

On Thursday at 11 a.m., the Supreme store in Soho debuts a new sneaker design, and people wait around the block to be the first to purchase it. Roughly a mile away in Madison Square Park, a line snakes past manicured lawns as people wait an hour in line to buy a Shake Shack cheeseburger. Further …

The evolution of social media

Yesterday my friend Chris Norton, managing director of Prohibition PR, published this fantastic infographic charting the evolution of social media. …

Understanding the Role of the Press Release and the Modern Marketing Mix

<i>Editor’s Note: Click here for part two of the series on maximizing the digital press release: “Why Multimedia is No Longer Optional in Today’s Press</i> …

Public Relations

Sexting common, linked to sex among high-risk youth

By Andrew M. Seaman<p>NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - More than one in five middle-school aged children with behavioral or emotional problems has recently …

Associated Press News

The Beginner's Guide to Vine

Vine's meteoric rise through the social media world comes as little surprise to anyone who's browsed through the looping six-second video clips that …

Instagram has more than 75 million daily active users

Though Instagram has seen some big changes this year — from shooting video to displaying ads — the service appears to be more popular than ever. On stage at an event this morning, Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom announced that more than half of the service's 150 million users are active on the app each …

Microsoft uses eye tracking to argue that Google distorts search results

Google has already made a few concessions to please European antitrust regulators worried about fair placements in web search results. However, Microsoft doesn't feel those sacrifices are good enough -- and it claims to have scientific proof that more changes are necessary. One of the company's …

Over 60% of internet traffic doesn’t come from humans

It happened last year for the first time: bot traffic eclipsed human traffic, according to the bot-trackers at Incapsula.<p>This year, Incapsula says 61.5% of traffic on the web is non-human.<p>Now, you might think this portends the arrival of “The Internet of Things”—that ever-promised network that will …

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With ThinkUp, Data Geeks Aim to Create the “Quantified Selfie”

We may have just reached a new level of self-awareness.<p>I’m talking about ThinkUp, the latest project from Web vets Gina Trapani and Anil Dash. The …

2014 B2B Content Marketing Benchmarks, Budgets, and Trends

Business-to-business (B2B) marketers' confidence in content marketing continues to grow; content marketing usage rates are up from last year; and, …

Careful what you tweet: Police, schools tap social media to track behavior

A teenager who claimed "sarcasm" after talking on Facebook about shooting up a kindergarten spent months in jail this year for making a "terroristic threat." Over the summer, Instagram photos of guns and money led to New York City’s largest gun bust ever. A mom's Facebook photo of her baby with a …

Social Media

Silk Road's Downfall Killed the Dream of the Dark Net

It's a dark time on the Dark Net. This Tuesday the FBI shuttered Silk Road, a drug market that operated for more than two years with impunity. The …

Darknet

Five B2B Marketing Trends to Watch

Today's B2B marketers find themselves confronting a rapidly shifting landscape.<p>The ever-increasing array of digital/social options means that if …

Marketing

50 One-Sentence SEO Tips for Bloggers - Jeffbullas's Blog

All serious bloggers are interested in building a large community of enthusiastic readers, and this is why SEO is so critical to your success. …

Marketing