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LinkedIn Kills InMaps Visualization Tool LinkedIn Kills InMaps Visualization Tool

LinkedIn has killed off another tool. As of Monday, InMaps has gone the way of the dodo. If you try to visit the InMaps homepage, you’ll be redirected to LinkedIn’s help center, where it says: Sometimes we have to retire …

Reddit Launches iPhone App Just For AMAs Reddit Launches iPhone App Just For AMAs

Reddit announced the launch of the reddit AMA (as me anything) app for iOS – an app built specifically for the popular Q&As that frequently take place on the site. AMAs have been around for about eight years, and have …

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

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 …

Popular Site Aims To Set ‘Blueprint’ For Fighting Online Misogyny Popular Site Aims To Set ‘Blueprint’ For Fighting Online Misogyny

Last week, Drew Curtis, CEO of the popular news aggregation site Fark, announced that the site is cracking down on misogyny in comment threads. Do you think popular websites do enough to keep misogynistic comments away from users? Share your …

Hyperlapse Marketing Is Obviously Already Happening Hyperlapse Marketing Is Obviously Already Happening

Whenever a new social media experience catches the media’s attention, marketers are usually among the first to take note and utilize it. On Tuesday, Facebook’s Instagram announced the launch of Hyperlapse, a new iOS app designed to let users create …

LinkedIn Recruiter Gets New Projects Experience LinkedIn Recruiter Gets New Projects Experience

LinkedIn announced the launch of a new version of Projects in LinkedIn Recruiter aimed at helping recruiters accelerate their sourcing process. It has a new look and a bunch of a new features. New features include “Smart Project Filters,” “Suggested …

Facebook Lets Advertisers Target Based On Network Connection Facebook Lets Advertisers Target Based On Network Connection

Facebook announced that it is giving advertisers a new feature that allows them to target people based on the network connection they most often use when accessing Facebook. Options are: 2G, 3G, or 4G. The idea is that this will …

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 …

LinkedIn Explains How It Finds Audiences For Your Posts & Filters Out The Low Quality Stuff LinkedIn Explains How It Finds Audiences For Your Posts & Filters Out The Low Quality Stuff

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 Access To DIY Promoted Pins Pinterest Gives More Businesses Access To DIY Promoted Pins

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 …

This Infographic Will Help You Plan Your Social Strategy This Infographic Will Help 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 …

Department Of Labor: LinkedIn To Pay $6 Million In Unpaid Overtime, Damages Department Of Labor: LinkedIn To Pay $6 Million 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 Brand Posts Get 3X The Engagement Of Facebook Posts [Report] Instagram Brand Posts Get 3X The Engagement Of Facebook Posts [Report]

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. …