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Obama Heads to Tumblr for Q&A, Tumblr Asked to be Thoughtful and Grammatically Sound Obama Heads to Tumblr for Q&A, Tumblr Asked to be Thoughtful and Grammatically Sound

The White House has held numerous Q&A sessions on Twitter and Facebook, and President Obama himself has even sat down for a reddit AMA, but on June 10th, for the first time ever, Obama will be answering user questions on …

Hospital Leaked Patient’s Syphilis Diagnosis on Facebook, Claims Lawsuit Hospital Leaked Patient’s Syphilis Diagnosis on Facebook, Claims Lawsuit

I’d imagine that being told you have an STD isn’t pleasant, but I’m pretty sure that it would be twice as awful if that news was made public – plastered all over Facebook, for instance. That’s what one Cincinnati woman …

Facebook Says Your Organic Reach Would Be Worse If It Showed Everything In The News Feed Facebook Says Your Organic Reach Would Be Worse If It Showed Everything In The News Feed

Facebook’s Brian Boland wrote a lengthy blog post about the much talked about decline in organic reach of Facebook Page posts. It’s happening for two main reasons, he said: more and more content is created and shared every day and …

Tinder Goes All Snapchat with New Ephemeral Photos Tinder Goes All Snapchat with New Ephemeral Photos

If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then Snapchat must be all hot and bothered right now. Continuing on the trend of apps turning to ephemeral messaging, dating app Tinder is about to debut a brand new feature called …

Facebook Makes New Page Design Available To All Facebook Makes New Page Design Available To All

Earlier this year, Facebook announced a new look for Pages, which included a redesigned Timeline, new options for admin tools, and a new Pages to Watch feature. On Wednesday, the company said the updated design will be available worldwide to …

LinkedIn Premium Members Get Some New Goodies LinkedIn Premium Members Get Some New Goodies

LinkedIn is adding new features to its premium experience for new and existing subscribers, including early access to a custom background feature for your profile, which will roll out to all members in the coming months. Also new to Premium …

Hootsuite Launches Program To Help Businesses Educate Employees About Social Media Hootsuite Launches Program To Help Businesses Educate Employees About Social Media

Hootsuite has launched a new Custom Education program aimed at helping enterprise businesses address what it refers to as the “growing skills gap,” and accelerate their social media success. A spokesperson for the company tells WebProNews, “According to Altimeter, while …

Facebook Has 30 Million Active Small Business Pages Facebook Has 30 Million Active Small Business Pages

Facebook’s director of small business Dan Levy announced at an event in New York City on Tuesday that Facebook now has 30 million active small business Pages worldwide. About two-thirds of them (19 million) are actively managing their Pages via …

Instagram Update Brings Ten New Editing Tools, Like the Ability to Adjust Filter Strength Instagram Update Brings Ten New Editing Tools, Like the Ability to Adjust Filter Strength

Instagram has always been about the filters. The ability to alter a photo with one simple click and make it look a million times better is one of the main reason people use the app. Sure, it’s now a busting …

12-Year-Old Slender Man Devotees Stab Girl 19 Times 12-Year-Old Slender Man Devotees Stab Girl 19 Times

Two twelve-year-old Waukesha, Wisconsin girls have been charged as adults with attempted murder after stabbing a classmate 19 times in an attempt to appease internet folk monster Slenderman. For those unfamiliar with Slenderman, he’s a fictional character created in forums …

Animated Infographic Shows ‘Internet In Real-Time’ Animated Infographic Shows ‘Internet In Real-Time’

I probably don’t have to tell you that a lot of data is created on the Internet every second, but this animated infograhpic called “The Internet in Real-Time” from PennyStocks puts things in perspective. For every second, it shows: how …

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s Wedding Kiss Is Now the Most-Liked Photo in Instagram History Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s Wedding Kiss Is Now the Most-Liked Photo in Instagram History

Kim Kardashian rabble rabble Kanye West rabble rabble wedding rabble rabble rabble Instagram rabble rabble rabble rabble celebrity culture rabble rabble rabble ego stroking rabble rabble rabble. Kim Kardashian snagged Yeezy last weekend, and now she’s snagged something else–the title …

Mark Zuckerberg Gives $120M to Bay Area Schools Mark Zuckerberg Gives $120M to Bay Area Schools

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has just announced that he and his wife, pediatric resident Priscilla Chan, are donating $120 million to improve Bay Area schools. The money will go to Zuckerberg’s Startup:Education fund, which he set up back in 2010 …

What Brands Are Doing Wrong With Visual Social Media What Brands Are Doing Wrong With Visual Social Media

In case you haven’t noticed, consumers on the Internet are doing a lot of their online communication through visuals these days. People are sharing roughly 1.8 billion photos every day just on Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram, and WhatsApp. But image sharing …

Twitter’s New Profiles Are Rolling Out to Everyone Twitter’s New Profiles Are Rolling Out to Everyone

People are resistant to change, and that maxim goes double when the thing that’s changing is their beloved social media profiles. If you’re one of the holdouts who haven’t yet switched over to the new Twitter profile, Twitter has just …

Facebook Aims To Give Users More Control Over Sharing From Apps Facebook Aims To Give Users More Control Over Sharing From Apps

Facebook announced some new options for users using apps at f8 last month, letting them decline to share certain data when giving the app permissions. Today, Facebook provided an update on how it’s “giving people more control over when they …

Infographic Looks At Social Media’s Impact On CRM Infographic Looks At Social Media’s Impact On CRM

FanHub recently put out this infographic looking at how social media is transforming CRM, sharing stats around communication, expectations, and user interface. “Customers are getting chatty,” says FanHub’s D’Ana Guiloff. “With instant access to brands via social media, people are …

YouTube Plans New Features, Wants Feedback Ahead Of Time YouTube Plans New Features, Wants Feedback Ahead Of Time

YouTube is working on a separate mobile app for creators, a feature that lets fans directly contribute funds to creators, and a way to create captions and subtitles by “harnessing the crowd.” Perhaps most importantly, YouTube says it’s going to …

Growth Rate Of Social Apps Compared Growth Rate Of Social Apps Compared

This week, GlobalWebIndex released a new report about global trends in social platform usage. It found that SnapChat is the fastest-growing social app, followed by Kik Messenger. It’s interesting that the top fastest-growing social apps are completely independent of any …

If Online Media Is Decaying, Is Facebook to Blame? If Online Media Is Decaying, Is Facebook to Blame?

You’d probably laugh if some higher up at Little Caesars posted an epic diatribe blasting the state of modern pizza. You might scratch your head if this exec, let’s call him Bob, ranted about lesser quality pizza, and how the …

The Pope’s Not Joining Facebook, It’s Just Too Abusive The Pope’s Not Joining Facebook, It’s Just Too Abusive

The internet, in particular, offers immense possibilities for encounter and solidarity. This is something truly good, a gift from God – Pope Francis, January 2014 Well, maybe not Facebook. The Pope (the Pope’s Vatican social media team) does have a …