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‘Black Widow of Facebook’ Lured Men, Drugged Them, and Robbed Them

With a nickname like “Black Widow of Facebook”, you better be pretty good at your (con) job. And according to police, Sofia Davila was certainly that. Fox News reports that the 21-year-old Argentinian woman has been arrested after she was caught in one of her Facebook robbery schemes. Apparently, Davila’s M.O. was to use the social networking site to attract …

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Sharing From Pinterest To Facebook Pages Now Easier

I recently wrote a long post looking at different types of content (mostly from social media) that you can embed on your blog. I remembered that you could embed pins from Pinterest, which I don’t think I’ve ever actually done, but wanted to include it nonetheless. When I went to Pinterest to grab an example, I realized the share button …

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Pinterest Makes Pinning Faster And Easier

Pinterest announced the launch of a new “Pin It” flow to make saving things faster and easier. “At Pinterest, we’re building a save button for the Internet because we think there’s a better way to save than leaving browsers open, creating infinite bookmarks, taking screenshots on your phone or emailing yourself links,” a spokesperson for the company tells WebProNews. “With …

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Cop Filmed Abusing Uber Driver Loses Badge and Gun

An NYPD detective has been temporarily stripped of his badge and gun after a video of him berating an Uber driver went viral. According to the NY Post, detective Patrick Cherry is currently on desk duty while he awaits a transfer from the joint terrorism task force to which he’s currently assigned. In a statement, Commissioner Bill Bratton called his …

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Facebook Launches New Video App Riff

Facebook launched a new app called Riff, which it describes as a “creative tool” for making videos with friends. And no, it doesn’t appear to be an April Fools’ Day joke. In fact, I’d go so far as to say it’s less of a joke than Slingshot. The app is actually available for both Android and iOS right out of …

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Bug Leads To False Facebook Organic Reach Reporting

A report from News Whip came out on Tuesday indicating that publishers experienced a significant drop-off in organic reach. This wouldn’t come as a huge shock to most people considering that Facebook has already significantly hurt organic reach for many Pages over the past year and a half or so. The report said: A staff member at one major UK …

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25+ Embeddable Content Options To Make Your Blog Posts More Interesting

Embeddable user-generated content has been around for many years now, and it has added a lot of interesting context and value to many articles and blog posts. More types of embeddable content have recently been made available from major web services like Facebook, Twitter, and reddit, so it seemed like a good time to write a post about a bunch …

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A Pinterest Stat Businesses Shouldn’t Ignore

You’ve heard over and over again that your business should be using Pinterest, but are you really taking this advice? And if so, to what extent? Are you paying as much attention to it as you should be? Probably not, you know why? Because business is HUGE on Pinterest. Probably more so than you ever realized. Is Pinterest part of …

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Facebook Now Lets You Tag Your Kids, Organize Their Photos in a Scrapbook

Accepting that its site is now at least 50 percent photos of kids, Facebook is finally letting you tag your kids in said photos. If you’re a parent, you’re likely well-aware of the protocol. You post a photo of your cute little guy, and you tag your partner or spouse in the photo. That way, the photo is tied to …

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Uber Driver Abused by NYPD Cop on Major Power Trip

Recently, when a headline begins with “Uber Driver”, what often follows is something like “attacks” or “is accused of”. This story is a little bit different. This time it’s the Uber driver taking the abuse, and not from an unruly passenger – but from an apparent plainclothes New York City Police officer. The passengers caught the whole incident on video, …

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How Brands Are Generating Engagement On Instagram

A shockingly low percentage of brands are using Instagram despite its potential for excellent engagement, according to Yesmail study we recently looked at. That will likely change over time, but for the time being, brands have a great deal to gain in a space that is significantly less crowded than Facebook. Are you utilizing Instagram in your marketing efforts? Let …

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Flipboard Tips From The Service’s Editorial Director

According to Guy Kawasaki, speaking at Social Media Marketing World, “Curation is just as valuable as creation.” Flipboard, which turns its users into curators, apparently doesn’t quite see it that way. Editorial director Josh Quittner told The Drum a couple years ago, after the launch of its now fundamental “Magazines” curation feature, “The creator is still 
more valuable than the …

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