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Google Aims To Help You Amplify Your Impact Across Social Channels Google Aims To Help You Amplify Your Impact Across Social Channels
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Google has released the recording of a webinar about launching and amplifying your impact across social channels. It’s called, “The New Normal: Brand Engagement in the Age of the Connected Consumer”. “The digital and social revolution has empowered consumers with …

Internet Is the Main Source of News for 21% of Americans Internet Is the Main Source of News for 21% of Americans

Just over one-fifth of American adults now rely on the Internet as their main source of news about current events. That’s according to a new poll from Gallup. 21% of those polled answered the question “what would you say is …

Hello, NSA App Lets You Get on a Government Watch List the Fun Way Hello, NSA App Lets You Get on a Government Watch List the Fun Way

The U.S. government is watching your online activity. They’re looking at your social media posts, your emails, and plenty of other types of online communications. We’ve always known that – to some extent. Now we really know that. But even …

Supermoon 2013: The Best Pics From Social Media Supermoon 2013: The Best Pics From Social Media

There’s nothing quite like a celestial event to get the internet excited. Over the weekend, the full moon appeared slightly larger in the night sky, a phenomenon dubbed a “supermoon.” NASA this past weekend released a video explaining just what …

Instagram Video Is Already Being Used By Brands Instagram Video Is Already Being Used By Brands

Instagram just got finished showing off its new video features at the big “Facebook event,” and brands are already using it for marketing purposes. Sam Biddle at Gawker’s Valleywag writes, Instagram creator Kevin Systrom is unveiling video for Instagram literally …

Meet (or Don’t Meet, Optimally) a New Anti-Social App, Hell Is Other People Meet (or Don’t Meet, Optimally) a New Anti-Social App, Hell Is Other People

In Jean-Paul Sartre’s existentialist play No Exit, one of the damned souls concludes that “hell is other people.” Nearly 70 years later, that quote has inspired a new app that helps you be as anti-social as possible. The app, Hell …

Facebook Launches Improvements To Page Post Link Ads Facebook Launches Improvements To Page Post Link Ads
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Facebook just announced a few more updates to its efforts to “simplify” its ad products. The company recently revealed that it plans to cut down its existing ad units by more than half. More on that here. Even since that …

Wendy’s Frosty Licker Joins the Recent Trend of Fast Food Social Media Snafus Wendy’s Frosty Licker Joins the Recent Trend of Fast Food Social Media Snafus
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Who really knows what goes on behind the scenes at fast food restaurants? I mean, who really knows? Sure, we all just assume that the people handling our food aren’t deriving pleasure from making it as disgusting as humanly possible …

The ‘Red Wedding’ Did Commandeer the Internet, It Wasn’t Just Your Feeds The ‘Red Wedding’ Did Commandeer the Internet, It Wasn’t Just Your Feeds
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It’s been quite some time since I’ve seen a cohesive social media freakout as widespread as the one that occurred right after last Sunday’s breathtaking episode of Game of Thrones. You know what happened. All that crazy stuff happened. It …

Google Reader Is Dying Because News Consumption Is Changing Google Reader Is Dying Because News Consumption Is Changing
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Check your calendars, folks. The beheading of Google Reader is less than a month away. On July 1st, the popular (but not popular enough) RSS reader will close forever. If you weren’t aware of this, Google will remind you the …

Taco Bell Employee Fired After Taco-Licking Photo Hits Facebook Taco Bell Employee Fired After Taco-Licking Photo Hits Facebook

Earlier this week, a photo posted to the official Taco Bell Facebook page went viral and caused a massive headache for the company. The photo depicted an employee licking a stack of hard taco shells. After letting the photo remain …

Taco Bell Reacts to Employee Who Licked Tacos Taco Bell Reacts to Employee Who Licked Tacos

Earlier today, the internet went a bit crazy over an image of a Taco Bell employee licking a huge stack of taco shells. The image was posted to the Taco Bell Facebook page by a poster named Jj O’Brien Nolan, …

Taco Bell Employee Licks Taco Shells in Facebook Photo Posted to Official Page Taco Bell Employee Licks Taco Shells in Facebook Photo Posted to Official Page
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A photo of a Taco Bell employee licking a large stack of hard taco shells has gone viral, and Taco Bell has yet to respond. The odd thing about the photo, other than the guy licking the tacos, is that …

Oprah Winfrey Talks Facebook, Gun Control At Harvard Graduation Oprah Winfrey Talks Facebook, Gun Control At Harvard Graduation
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Oprah Winfrey used her platform at the recent 2013 Harvard graduation to talk politics–touching upon gun control and immigration topics–and social media, urging her audience to go out into the real world rather than hiding behind a computer despite the …

Vin Diesel: Facebook Owes Me Billions Of Dollars, But Whatever Vin Diesel: Facebook Owes Me Billions Of Dollars, But Whatever
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Vin Diesel did an interview with Entertainment Weekly, which came out on Friday. Some comments he made about Facebook have been attracting some attention in the days since. When interviewer Darren Franich asked Diesel what he attributes his large Facebook …

Millennials Are Willing to Barter Their Privacy, Shows Study Millennials Are Willing to Barter Their Privacy, Shows Study

A new study shows that the current debate about online privacy may wane as those who grew up online begin to take over. The survey, conducted at the University of Southern Calfornia (USC), shows that members of the Millennial generation …

Tumblr for iOS Gets More Sharing Options Tumblr for iOS Gets More Sharing Options

Tumblr has just updated their iOS app to make it easier for users to share across networks, as well as also bringing a new email template and other improvements to the party. Tumblr has finally given iOS users the ability …

Child Pornographer’s Sentence Overturned After Judge Goes On Strange, Irrelevant Rant About Facebook, Zuckerberg Child Pornographer’s Sentence Overturned After Judge Goes On Strange, Irrelevant Rant About Facebook, Zuckerberg

An 8-year prison sentence for a convicted child pornographer has been vacated and remanded for resentencing following a procedural error that involved the judge in the case going off on a completely unnecessary rant about Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg. The …

Here’s Netflix CEO Reed Hastings Already Making Use of the New Social Media Disclosure Rules Here’s Netflix CEO Reed Hastings Already Making Use of the New Social Media Disclosure Rules

Just a day after Netflix told investors that they would regularly use their various social media accounts to disclose material information, even mentioning CEO Reed Hasting’s Facebook account specifically, Hastings has done just that. In a Facebook post, Hastings announced …

Netflix Says They Will Disclose Investor Info on Social Media Following SEC Ruling Netflix Says They Will Disclose Investor Info on Social Media Following SEC Ruling

A week after the Securities and Exchange Commission clarified its rules to allow for public companies to use social media outlets to announce key company information, Netflix has already decided to take advantage of it and make it official. On …

Teens Have Lost Interest in Facebook Over the Past 6 Months Teens Have Lost Interest in Facebook Over the Past 6 Months
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Is Facebook losing its stranglehold over young social media users? According to some data from an bi-annual survey, the answer is yes. And it’s not that social media in general is losing its cool factor, it’s that other networks like …