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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 cheesy stock images of people in suits …

Web Design

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

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 screen attached. And that's how gesture control company EyeSight Mobile won a place in Lumus' smartglasses.<p>With the technology a person can hold …

Business Development

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 …

Search

5 Fuels to Ignite Your Company Blog Strategy

All digital marketing today is driven by content. Your company blog is an integral part of your overall content strategy. Social and SEO are now an …

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 …

Creativity

Radiohead mobile "game" is a beautiful, explorable fantasyland

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

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 …

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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> …

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 …

Shoots & Leaves Instantly Turns iPhone Photos Into Links

iPhone: Sometimes, your iPhone's camera is best used as tool to accent your to-do lists. Whether that means snapping a picture of the exact size bulb …

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 …

Google Search

Pew: YouTube is bigger than Twitter for news » Nieman Journalism Lab

Pew Research has a study out today on news and social media. Most of the findings aren’t particularly surprising — people who use Facebook also use other platforms; younger people are more likely to use Twitter, while middle-aged people are more likely to use Facebook; Democrats are more active …

After Twitter’s IPO, CEO Dick Costolo stopped geotagging his tweets

Twitter CEO Dick Costolo has gone off the grid, in a sense, after taking his company public. His last 19 tweets haven’t included the location from which they were sent, a departure from his usual practice.<p>Before Twitter’s IPO, Quartz pointed out that Costolo’s habit of geotagging his tweets might …

Social Media

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 …

Social Media

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

Marketed to police department, BlueJay Twitter-monitoring tool "has no IT requirements," explains the sales literature. "All you need is Internet and a browser." Also, $150 a month.<p>A teenager who claimed "sarcasm" after talking on Facebook about shooting up a kindergarten spent months in jail this …

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 …

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 …

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. …