Victoria Wollmann Wise

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Beautiful Pictures of Flowers and Butterflies by Adam Gor

Beautiful pictures of flowers, butterflies and caterpillars by Adam Gor, talented 23-year-old self taught photographer, retoucher and biology student …

Photography

Facebook to charge a subscription for Groups

Starting today, Facebook Group admins will be able to charge users for membership — using rolling monthly payments.<p>The new feature is called …

Social Media

Why More Americans Are Breaking $1 Million in One-Person Businesses

Searching for colorful napkins and cups to liven up their next bash, hosts all over the country turn to Party Innovations, a one-man internet store. The thriving shop enables Jeff Sadowsky, a New York City dad, to generate over $1 million in annual revenue per year.<p>When Sadowsky, a former computer …

Pay Per Click

5 Marketing Lessons Burger King Learned From Studying Hackers

CANNES, France—The King’s in town … and last year’s Marketer of the Year is still a big draw. The line to hear from his minions stretched literally …

Burger King

Facebook’s Head of Communications and Policy Is Leaving Company

SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook is losing a top executive who was a confidant of its chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, and chief operating officer, Sheryl Sandberg.<p>Elliot Schrage, a Facebook vice president, said on Thursday that he was leaving the social network, ending a decade in which he played a …

Social Media

How to Promote your Ecommerce Referral Program on Social Media the Right Way

Photo by Brooke Lark on UnsplashWith 3.196 billion people using social media from the moment they crack open one eye in the morning to the time they …

Marketing

5 Books That Will Teach You Everything You Need to Know About Advertising

If you’re going to devote your career to something, it helps to study it before you commit—especially in a sector like advertising, which can be …

Advertising Industry

Marketers Need to Start Preparing for the End of the Digital Age and the New Era of Innovation

Earning consumers' trust and creating more impactful experiences will be key<p>In the middle of the 20th century, IBM used its headquarters in New York City as a showroom of tomorrow. Passersby could look into the window and see the newest mainframe on display, promising an exciting technological …

Artificial Intelligence

America’s Largest Private Company Reboots a 153-Year-Old Strategy

William Wallace Cargill pioneered the modern agricultural trading industry in 1865 when he established a string of grain warehouses across the …

Agriculture

Why Business Owners Need to Leave Facebook Right Now

It's suicidal to market your business on a platform that can cease to exist at any given moment, including any social media platform. Here's why.<p>In an effort to fight the proliferation of fake news on its platform, Facebook has announced steps to stop the spread of misleading content on its …

Customers

Royal Wedding Photographer Reveals How Viral Photo Was Shot

The royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle captured the world’s attention this past weekend, and one particular photo received a huge amount …

PayPal Alum: How Blockchain Will Change Investing and Why Real Estate Will Be First

There’s a lot of hype about turning property into digital tokens and trading it on a blockchain—but so far no one is actually doing it. That’s going …

Blockchain

Gen Z is Not Millennials 2.0. Here are 5 Things You Need to Know to Market to Them

Millennials have monopolized the marketing spotlight for quite a while, but it's time for you get to know Gen Z.<p>Generation Z, those born between 1995 and 2012, will account for 40% of all consumers by the year 2020. Although they are "digital natives," these price-conscious shoppers buy in brick …

Public Relations

Every Culture Appropriates

The question is less whether a dress or an idea is borrowed, than the uses to which it’s then put.<p>Meet the Death Metal Cowboys of Botswana. In black leather decorated with metal studs, they play a pounding style of music that people who know more than me trace to the British band “Venom” and its …

Cultural Appropriation

7 Ways to Target Website Visitors With Facebook Custom Audiences

Are you taking full advantage of Facebook custom audiences? Wondering how to retarget prospects on Facebook based on their activity with your …

Marketing

Photographer: ‘Stranger Things’ Used My Storm Cloud Without Permission

Photographer Sean R. Heavey was watching the hit series <i>Stranger Things</i> on Netflix when he spotted a storm cloud that looked strangely familiar. It …

TV

Oklahoma High Schooler's Carbon Discovery Elicits Wonder From Experts

"It's a wonderful, wonderful thing."<p>Taking teenage rebellion to a new level, Oklahoma high school senior George Wang stunned teachers and fellow …

11 Big Changes Coming to Facebook: What You Need to Know

Here are the most significant announcements made at Facebook's F8 Developer Conference and what they mean.<p>Facebook's F8 conference brought to light multiple announcements from Mark Zuckerberg himself. Here are some of the major takeaways from this presentation.<p>1. Facebook Dating Service<p>Facebook is …

Retrobatch for Mac means you can finally ditch Photoshop

Acorn is one of the two best1 Mac image editors for normal humans. Retrobatch, from the same developer, is a batch-processor for images, letting you build simple or fancy workflows that can do pretty much anything to your images, automatically. If you regularly resize photos, remove location data, …

How to Growth Hack the Facebook Algorithm to Reach Your Most Engaged Fans

It's not Mark Zuckerberg's fault that you're not up to date with how social media marketing is done in 2018.<p>5 min read<p>Facebook is not going away, and any marketing professional or small business owner would be foolish to stop using it in spite of the fact that marketing on Facebook today is not …

Here's why thousands of AI researchers will boycott a science journal

Popular science journal <i>Nature</i> recently announced the creation of a new closed-access section of its publication dedicated to machine learning, to be launched in January 2019. The AI community’s reaction was, predictably, less than positive.<p>Secrets don’t help science. The field of machine learning …

WhatsApp founder sends Facebook users a coded message by quitting

Early in 2009, two former Yahoo employees, Brian Acton and Jan Koum, sat down to try and create a smartphone messaging app. They had a few simple design principles. One was that it should be easy to use: no complicated log-in and authentication procedures; instead, each user would be identified by …

Privacy

The 1 Reason Why You Should Worry About Google Most of All (It Involves a Word That Might Be New to You)

If companies' visions come from the top, Google's seems to be a particular nightmare.<p><i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>Artificial intelligence has but one problem: the part where it becomes reality.<p>As it progressively enters human …

96-Year-Old Secretary Quietly Amasses Fortune, Then Donates $8.2 Million

Even by the dizzying standards of New York City philanthropy, a recent $6.24 million donation to the Henry Street Settlement on the Lower East Side was a whopper — the largest single gift from an individual to the social service group in its 125-year history.<p>It was not donated by some billionaire …

Great Depression

The universe is out of balance and nobody knows why

<b>(CNN) —</b> It seems like everywhere we look, the universe is balanced. Life and death. Yin and Yang. Jedi knights and Sith lords. But it's not true of the universe as a whole.<p>On the surface, that might not be obvious, but it has been obvious to scientists for nearly a century now. And a recent …

Physics

FaceBook is launching a dating site, because why not

At Facebook’s annual developer conference, Mark Zuckerberg announced the site will be launching a dating service. Called “Dating” – because …

Blake Lively Unfollows Ryan Reynolds, Deletes all Her Instagrams

But why?!<p>Last night, Blake Lively made a dramatic move on Instagram: Like Taylor Swift before her, Blake purged her feed of, well, everything.<p>She also unfollowed everyone, including husband (and frequent Insta-comments jokester) Ryan Reynolds. Well, almost everyone—Blake now follows just 28 people, …

The 8 highest-paying side hustles on Fiverr

From Uber driving to dog walking, side hustles are a popular way to earn some extra cash. But if you really want to rake it in, it's good to know …

Small Business

The 8 most in-demand job skills for 2018 and the online courses you can take to learn them

We live in a technological age — and there is no going back. For anyone looking to get ahead in their career, mastering certain skills is absolutely …

Real People Are Turning Their Accounts Into Bots On Instagram — And Cashing In

Verified accounts turning themselves into bots, millions of fake likes and comments, a dirty world of engagement trading inside Telegram groups. Welcome to the secret underbelly of Instagram.<p>In late February, an Instagram account called Viral Hippo posted a photo of a black square. There was …