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Why Aren’t More Brands Taking Advantage Of Instagram? Why Aren’t More Brands Taking Advantage Of Instagram?

We recently looked at a study from Yesmail, which found a shockingly low percentage of brands are using Instagram despite the visual social service providing excellent engagement for most brands that are taking advantage. The study found that while brands …

Report Finds Shockingly Low Percentage Of Brands On Instagram Report Finds Shockingly Low Percentage Of Brands On Instagram

Yesmail has a new study out, which finds that while brands on Instagram experienced a 278% growth in followers in 2014, the number of brands adopting the platform is still quite low. The firm analyzed over 2,000 brands on social …

Twitter: We’re Not Blocking Porn on Purpose Twitter: We’re Not Blocking Porn on Purpose

Twitter, one of the last refuges for uncensored, explicit content in the realm of social media, appears to be blocking certain sexually explicit search results for certain keywords. Searches for words like “porn,” “boobs,” “pussy,” f*cking,” and more currently yield …

Facebook Messenger Will Now Let You Send Money Facebook Messenger Will Now Let You Send Money

Rumored for some time, Facebook is finally announcing that peer-to-peer payments have come to Messenger. Not immediately, however. Facebook says it’ll be rolling it out to iOS, Android, and Desktop in the “coming months,” and we all know how slowly …

Twitter Makes Reporting Threats to Police a Little Easier Twitter Makes Reporting Threats to Police a Little Easier

It’s not a giant new feature or anything, but Twitter has taken yet another in a long line of recent steps to deal with abuse and harassment on the site. Starting now, if you report a threatening tweet, Twitter will …

Focusing on Buttocks: What You Need to Know About Facebook’s Newest Attempt to Clarify Its Content Rules Focusing on Buttocks: What You Need to Know About Facebook’s Newest Attempt to Clarify Its Content Rules

What can you post on Facebook and will Facebook remove it? What’s ok and what crosses the line? Where the hell is the line? Facebook has pulled the curtain back – at least a sliver – on its much-maligned content …

Etsy Just Lost Most Of Its Facebook Page Likes [Update: They’re Back] Etsy Just Lost Most Of Its Facebook Page Likes [Update: They’re Back]

Update: Etsy’s Page appears to be back in order. As of the time of this writing, it has 1,919,663 likes. Original article (03/13): Last week, Facebook announced that it would make some changes to the way Page likes are counted, …

Facebook Faces Suit over Kids’ App Purchases Facebook Faces Suit over Kids’ App Purchases

Facebook is facing a class action lawsuit that could force it to refund hundreds of thousands of parents whose children made “unauthorized” purchases for in-app items on the site. A California judge has ruled the the suit must progress, despite …

Twitter Takes on Revenge Porn and Other Content Posted without Consent Twitter Takes on Revenge Porn and Other Content Posted without Consent

Twitter has taken another step in protecting its users from harassment, this time targeting explicit content posted without consent or so-called “revenge porn.” Twitter made a couple of important changes to its terms of service. First, the Twitter Rules section …

Can Twitter Have Facebook-Like Success With Video? Can Twitter Have Facebook-Like Success With Video?

Video has become huge for Facebook, and Twitter is hoping it can follow a similar path. Autoplay has certainly lent itself well to Facebook’s success, and it sounds like Twitter is about to follow suit. While Twitter video is still …

Facebook Confirms It’s Removing ‘Feeling Fat’ Emoji Following Petition Facebook Confirms It’s Removing ‘Feeling Fat’ Emoji Following Petition

UPDATE: Facebook has confirmed it’s removing the option. “We’ve heard from our community that listing ‘feeling fat’ as an option for status updates could reinforce negative body image, particularly for people struggling with eating disorders. So we’re going to remove …

Twitter Is Playing Whack-a-Mole with ISIS Accounts Twitter Is Playing Whack-a-Mole with ISIS Accounts

Twitter has ramped up its own war with the so-called Islamic State, suspending more and more pro-ISIS accounts with every passing month. A recent report from ABC News quoted people familiar with the operation as saying Twitter has suspended at …

Your Facebook Page May Soon Lose Some Likes Your Facebook Page May Soon Lose Some Likes

Facebook announced that it is making changes to the way Page likes are counted, as it removes memorialized and voluntarily deactivated accounts from Pages’ like counts. In other words, you may soon see your Page’s like count drop a bit. …

Instagram Just Gave Brands a New Photo Feature That Regular Users Would Love Instagram Just Gave Brands a New Photo Feature That Regular Users Would Love

Instagram is testing a new way for brands to deliver ads on the network, and it’s something that the average user would probably kill to have access to. The company has just announced a new format called Carousel ads. It …

Facebook’s ‘Feeling Fat’ Status Draws Ire, Petition Facebook’s ‘Feeling Fat’ Status Draws Ire, Petition

Last year, Facebook added the ability to supplement your normal status updates with emojis linked to certain feelings and activities. There are now hundreds of options. But a couple of the “feeling” emoji options are rubbing some activists the wrong …

Waze Adds AMBER Alerts Waze Adds AMBER Alerts

Thanks to a partnership with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, the Google-owned Waze traffic app will now feature AMBER alerts. “As of this writing, AMBER alerts have helped safely recover 728 children. We are proud to help …

Twitter Gives Websites Video Embeds Twitter Gives Websites Video Embeds

Twitter announced the launch of a new embedded video widget, which enables people to embed Twitter-hosted videos on their websites, utilizing the same JavaScript used by tweet buttons and embedded tweets. The widget works with videos captured and uploaded via …

Tinder Plus Is Here, Will Cost More for Older Users Tinder Plus Is Here, Will Cost More for Older Users

Calling someone who’s 30 “older” is weird, especially as I approach that age – but in Tinder land 30 is officially old. Tinder has just launched its Tinder Plus premium service, which it’s been teasing for months. The paid tier, …

Should Photos Still Be Part of Your Facebook Strategy? Should Photos Still Be Part of Your Facebook Strategy?

Last month, SocialBakers shared some interesting findings about how different types of Facebook Page posts have been performing in terms of organic reach. Many were surprised to find that photos have become the least effective type of post in that …

ISIS Threatens to Kill Jack Dorsey, Twitter Employees ISIS Threatens to Kill Jack Dorsey, Twitter Employees

This weekend, someone writing on behalf of ISIS threatened Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey and all Twitter employees, calling on supporters to not “allow any one of the atheists to survive.” A post claiming to be in response to Twitter’s “campaign …

Google Isn’t Banning Porn on Blogger After All Google Isn’t Banning Porn on Blogger After All

If you post your own sexually explicit content on Blogger, Google’s gonna let you do you. Just don’t use blogger as a hub for commercial porn. Google has reversed a decision it made earlier this week to ban adult content …