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Run a Small Business? Keep an Eye on Your Competitors with This

My day job is at a NYSE-traded company. They began their social media efforts eight years ago with one guy, and today, that guy has built an entire department. They manage SEO, a corporate blog, Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn content, along with Pinterest and Instagram. They’re constantly in touch with our consumers. And so are our [...]

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Facebooking at Work? It’s OK with Their New App

I would hazard to guess that you’re at work right now, reading this blog. Sure, it’s possible you’re reading at home, in the morning while sipping your coffee or in the evening in the after-dinner/before-bed hours. But when we’re all at work from eight to five, sitting in front of our computers, sometimes it’s impossible [...]

Rumor: Twitter Launching New In-App Video Features Within Next Few Weeks

Rumor: Twitter Launching New In-App Video Features Within Next Few Weeks

When it comes to video, Twitter isn’t the social media service most people think of first. Sure, the microblogging company owns Vine, the service that lets you create six-second clips and easily share with others, but for the most part, video has been the domain of Instagram, Snapchat, and lately, Facebook. Twitter hopes to change [...]

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An App To Block Unwanted Twitter Trolls

There have been a lot of issues in the past year with harassment and bullying on Twitter. While we’d all love it if the Internet was a safe place for all of us to encourage each other and talk about rainbows and sunshine, that just isn’t the case. Zelda Williams received so many harsh comments [...]

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Twitter Is Rolling Out New ‘While You Were Away’ Feature Displaying Popular Tweets You May Have Missed

On Facebook, users are now used to seeing algorithmically selected posts that may be hours or days old on their timelines. A similar feature is reportedly being debuted on Twitter, with many users reporting they’re now seeing a selection of “While you were away…” tweets inside their app. Twitter announced in late 2014 they would [...]

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Review Your Year On Social Media

We’ve all had the best year, right? Right? Well, if that isn’t the case for all of us, most of our social media posts are more positive than negative. Even if we aren’t consciously doing it, we just post more about the good things in our lives than the bad things. The end of December [...]

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Here’s How Facebook Now Automatically Enhances The Photos You Upload

Facebook’s latest app update brought with it a new feature for photos: auto-enhance. I was skeptical at first, but it actually works quite nice. After you select a photo to upload, you’ll see a new “magic wand” in the lower left-hand corner of the image. Tap the wand to enable or disable the auto-enhance feature. [...]

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For the First Time in 2 Years, Instagram Has Added These New Filters

For all you Instagram buffs: you may have noticed a few new filters available this week. For the first time in more than two years, the social network has rolled out not one, two, three, or four; but five new filters. They’re called Slumber, Crema, Ludwig, Aden, and Perpetual. Each of them does something a [...]

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Facebook Search Now Allows Searching By Keyword, Including On Mobile

Facebook this week announced a major update to its search capabilities, allowing users to now search past posts by keyword. The new search capabilities also are available for the first time on mobile devices. Full details on the new search updates can be found in the Facebook Newsroom, but the headline is that the social [...]

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Police Will Soon Begin Using Twitter to Publicly Shame Drunk Drivers by Name

Better think twice before you get behind the wheel after you’ve had more than a few to drink. Going into this year’s holiday season, police in Surrey and Sussex, UK are planning what amounts to a public shaming campaign aimed squarely at drunk drivers. The two departments announced the joint effort, set to start this [...]

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