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David Cross, Amy Sedaris Talk ‘HITS’ In Google Talk David Cross, Amy Sedaris Talk ‘HITS’ In Google Talk

David Cross and Amy Sedaris recently appeared at Google’s NYC headquarters to participate in an “At Google” talk. The two discuss Cross’ new film HITS, which is his directorial debut. The plot is described as: “Municipal worker Dave’s life changes …

Facebook Organic Reach Compared By Post Type Facebook Organic Reach Compared By Post Type

On Monday we heard about data from SocialBakers finding that photos, which used to be the most engaging type of Facebook post and perform the best, are now the kind of post that is seeing the least amount of organic …

Keep Looks To Scoop Up Affiliate Link-Using Pinterest Users Keep Looks To Scoop Up Affiliate Link-Using Pinterest Users

As reported last week, Pinterest has put a stop to affiliate links on the service. This has understandably upset some bloggers who have been making money through such links. The company sent an email around to those using affiliate links, …

What Not To Do To Increase Facebook Organic Reach What Not To Do To Increase Facebook Organic Reach

Want to know what not to do to increase your organic reach on Facebook? Don’t post a bunch of photos thinking that’s what the News Feed algorithm likes best. That may have been true in the past, but not anymore. …

Pinterest Kills Affiliate Links, Upsets Users Pinterest Kills Affiliate Links, Upsets Users

Pinterest is killing affiliate links on its service, keeping existing pins in tact, but stripping the tracking from the URLs. Naturally, this is not sitting well with people getting income from them. As reported earlier by VentureBeat, affected Pinterest users …

Are You Grabbing Traffic From Flipboard? Are You Grabbing Traffic From Flipboard?

This week, Flipboard launched a new web version. It’s available for the desktop for the first time after being mobile-only since 2010. While it already has millions of users from phones and tablets, this opens it up to more people, …

Inherit Some Expensive Jewelry? Don’t Post It on Facebook Inherit Some Expensive Jewelry? Don’t Post It on Facebook

Since the beginning of the social media craze, police have been warning people that criminals use Facebook too, and they can stalk you just the same as a crazy ex-boyfriend. Sure, you think you’re being cute with your wooo-hooo, goin …

It’s Time to Choose Who Runs Your Facebook Account When You Die It’s Time to Choose Who Runs Your Facebook Account When You Die

What happens to your Facebook account when you die? – the only question more confusing than what happens to you after you die? There are really only two options for friends and family of a deceased individual. The first option, …

Pinterest App Pins Let iOS Users Install Apps Pinterest App Pins Let iOS Users Install Apps

Pinterest announced the launch of new App Pins, a new type of Rich Pin for iOS apps, which lets users actually install apps directly from Pinterest. A spokesperson for the company tells WebProNews, “App Pins are the first truly actionable …

Here’s What Netflix’s New Official Instagrammers Are Doing Here’s What Netflix’s New Official Instagrammers Are Doing

Back in September, Netflix announced that it was looking for “Grammasters” to become its official Instagrammers to travel around and shoot famous TV and movie locations for the official Netflix Instagram account. Wanted: #Grammasters: Become Netflix’s official Instagrammer & shoot …

Newsweek Twitter Account Hacked, Posts Obama Threats Newsweek Twitter Account Hacked, Posts Obama Threats

Newsweek is the latest major publication to fall victim to a Twitter hack. It appears that a group calling itself Cyber Caliphate took over the magazine’s account around 11am EST, and began tweeting out threats, supposed leaked documents, and general …

Twitter: Government Info Requests on the Rise, Up 40% Worldwide Twitter: Government Info Requests on the Rise, Up 40% Worldwide

Twitter’s latest transparency report is out, and the numbers of governmental requests – both for user info and for content removal – are way up. According to Twitter, the company has seen a 40% increase in government requests for user …

Twitter Must Make It Harder to Be an Abuser, Says CEO Twitter Must Make It Harder to Be an Abuser, Says CEO

Twitter is aware that it has a problem with trolls and abusive content on the site. Twitter has taken and is currently taken steps to combat the seemingly endless amounts of abuse that some suffer on the network – but …

Twitter to Kick Trolls Off ‘Right and Left’, Says CEO Twitter to Kick Trolls Off ‘Right and Left’, Says CEO

Twitter CEO Dick Costolo has admitted something we’re all well aware of: Twitter is pretty bad at handling instances of abuse on its platform. “We suck at dealing with abuse and trolls on the platform and we’ve sucked at it …

Facebook Forces Marketers To Get More Creative Facebook Forces Marketers To Get More Creative

Businesses using Facebook for marketing have been dealt a pretty bad hand over the past year. Facebook has drastically cut down the amount of organic reach Page posts typically receive, meaning fewer of any given Page’s fans are likely to …

Zucked: A Recent History of Facebook’s Blunders Zucked: A Recent History of Facebook’s Blunders

Facebook is celebrating its 11th birthday this week – news that’s likely to make you feel pretty old. As a 28-year-old who signed up for Facebook during the summer before college, it’s hard to imagine a world without it. We …

Instagram Videos Now Loop Continuously Instagram Videos Now Loop Continuously

There’s a new version of Instagram out, and with it comes a small but important change to videos. Videos on instagram will now auto-replay in your feeds. According to Instagram, this will not affect how much data the app uses. …

Please Stop Falling for Facebook Porn Scams Please Stop Falling for Facebook Porn Scams

Over the weekend, more than 110,000 people managed to infect themselves with malware by clicking on a Facebook link. That number is still climbing. How? “The trojan tags the infected user’s friends in an enticing post. Upon opening the post, …

As StumbleUpon Sends More Traffic, CEO Talks Content Submission As StumbleUpon Sends More Traffic, CEO Talks Content Submission

It was only four short years ago that StumbleUpon was the biggest driver of social media traffic to websites. Look at this chart from StatCounter we shared in January, 2011. Was StumbleUpon a big traffic driver for your site back …

Wouldn’t A Dislike Button Help Facebook Deal With This Issue? Wouldn’t A Dislike Button Help Facebook Deal With This Issue?

Late last week, Backchannel put out a very interesting report on Facebook using a group of human testers to help them figure out the type of content to show in the News Feed. Sometimes algorithms just aren’t enough. If your’e …

Facebook Puts Businesses In Present Users’ News Feeds With Place Tips Facebook Puts Businesses In Present Users’ News Feeds With Place Tips

Facebook just announced the launch of a new Place Tips feature, which is (for now) only available on iPhone. For some reason, Facebook is showing this off in a Vimeo video rather than a Facebook video, which it has been …