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Susan Sarandon on Instant Fame, Social Media Feeding Frenzy and the Need for Legalized Marijuana

Susan Sarandon on Instant Fame, Social Media Feeding Frenzy and the Need for Legalized Marijuana

By Pam Wright August 30, 2014

Susan Sarandon has to be one of the most authentically outspoken actresses around. In a recent in-depth interview with the Hollywood Reporter for the release of her new film, Florence, the Oscar-winning actress dished on insta-fame, the social media feeding …

Twitter Opens Ads To Twelve More Markets Twitter Opens Ads To Twelve More Markets

Twitter announced that it’s expanding Twitter Ads into twelve new markets in Eastern Europe and Portugal. “There has been tremendous growth in this region over the last year, and Twitter Ads will now be available in 35 EMEA (Europe, Middle …

Pinterest Tests Social 'News' Section On iOS Pinterest Tests Social 'News' Section On iOS

Pinterest is becoming more things to more people. Most recently, in addition to an advertising platform, it’s become more of a search destination as the company has placed a great deal of emphasis on search features. In fact, co-founder Evan …

Is Your Organic Social Reach As Bad As You Think? Is Your Organic Social Reach As Bad As You Think?

Getting organic posts in front of users on social media has become increasingly difficult for brands – particularly on Facebook, which has been quite open about its reduction of organic reach (even if some find its stated reasons a little …

Vine Adds Feature It Should Have Had From Beginning Vine Adds Feature It Should Have Had From Beginning

Vine just announced the launch of a new feature that the app should have had from the beginning – the ability to use videos you’ve already created in Vines. It’s available for iOS. Vine explains: “In addition to your phone’s …

Pinterest Talks Gender Balance And Promoted Pins Pinterest Talks Gender Balance And Promoted Pins

Joanne Bradford, Pinterest’s head of partnerships, spoke at the Digiday Platform Summit on Thursday, and talked about the gender balance on the service, the early days of Promoted Pins, and how it’s working to grow its sales team. She said …

How LinkedIn Delivers Your Posts To People How LinkedIn Delivers Your Posts To People

Earlier this year, LinkedIn opened up its publishing platform to everyone, enabling people to post content beyond simple status updates and links. You may be wondering who’s actually seeing your posts. According to LinkedIn, members who have published at least …

Pinterest Gives More Businesses Promoted Pin Access Pinterest Gives More Businesses Promoted Pin Access

Pinterest announced over two months ago that it was testing do-it-yourself Promoted Pins with a handful of businesses including Vineyard Vines, Nicole Miller, and Shutterfly. They gave businesses a form to sign up for participation. Now, they’re reportedly letting more …

Pinterest And Vevo Announce New Integration Pinterest And Vevo Announce New Integration

Pinterest and Vevo announced some new integration today, which enables Vevo users to easily share video content from the new Vevo player on the web or the Vevo IOS app to Pinterest. Users can share content to their Pinterest boards …

Infographic  Helps You Plan Your Social Strategy Infographic Helps You Plan Your Social Strategy

There’s certainly no shortage of social media infographics, but this might be helpful to businesses still trying to figure out which platforms they should be using for one. It comes from Merchant Money, and breaks down the user bases of …

Pinterest Gets More Social With Messaging Feature Pinterest Gets More Social With Messaging Feature

Pinterest announced the addition of a new messaging feature, which allows users to reply to someone when they shoot them a pin. You can reply back with text or with another pin. Users can also now send pins and messages …

LinkedIn To Pay $6M In Unpaid Overtime, Damages LinkedIn To Pay $6M In Unpaid Overtime, Damages

The United States Department of Labor announced that LinkedIn has agreed to pay $3,346,195 in overtime back wages and $2,509,646 in liquidated damages to 359 former and current employees. The money will go to people from the company’s California, Illinois, …

Instagram Is Getting Brands A Lot Of Engagement Instagram Is Getting Brands A Lot Of Engagement

Apparently Instagram is an absolute beast for brands when it comes to post engagement. Shareablee released some stats comparing Facebook and Instagram during the second quarter for brands in the U.S., indicating that Instagram is seeing three times the engagement …

How Pinterest Is Thinking About Search How Pinterest Is Thinking About Search

Most people probably think about Pinterest more as a social media site/app than a search engine, but search is increasingly the direction it is moving in, which not only makes sense for its loyal user base, but also as a …

Westboro Baptist Church Has A New Target: Media

Westboro Baptist Church, everyone’s favorite bunch of wackadoo hatemongers, is up to their shenanigans once again. They are taking a break from picketing the funerals of fallen heroes and the sites of child murders to target media. All of media. …

Infographic Guides You Through Social Ad Formatting Infographic Guides You Through Social Ad Formatting

Flightpath has an interesting new infographic out presented as the “Social Media Ads Cheat Sheet”. It provides something of a guide for the formatting of social media ads across Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, and Instagram. “We decided to make the …

StumbleUpon Gets A New Android Experience StumbleUpon Gets A New Android Experience

StumbleUpon launched an update for its Android app today, adding some new features like sharing via SMS, an Activity Center, and the ability to add content to lists (a helpful feature that has been available on the desktop site and …