Fri.Jul 19, 2019

Top news in social media

Sherrilynne Starkie

Each week I scan the hundreds of industry websites to keep abreast of the news. Here’s this week’s list of the most important, must-know social media news featuring LinkedIn, World Emoji Day, Instagram Sales and Instagram anti-bullying.

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3 Tips to Help Make Your Video Stand Out in YouTube Search Results [Infographic]

Social Media Today

YouTube is seen by some to be the second largest search engine. If you want to maximize your YouTube performance, you need to optimize for on-platform search

Travel Brands that Are Doing Social Right

Ignite Social Media

Social media’s impact on the travel and tourism industry continues to grow stronger. In fact, some studies show that over 40% of travelers under 33 prioritize the ‘Instagrammability’. of a destination when choosing their next vacation.

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The Guide to B2B Influencer Marketing for CMOs [Infographic]

Social Media Today

While influencer marketing is most commonly associated with B2C, B2B brands are making the connection, and utilizing influencers to boost their efforts

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Social Media Automation 101

A beginner's guide to social media automation tools and getting automation right.

Legal Advice For Launching A Startup

The Realtime Report

Legal Advice For Launching A Startup. Planning on launching a startup? Starting a new business is a huge amount of work, and there are many different aspects that will require careful consideration.

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Fake FaceApp Challenge Apps Are Installing Malware. Here's What You Need To Know

Forbes Social Media

With the FaceApp Challenge viral frenzy showing little sign of slowing down, security researchers have uncovered fake apps that are installing malware. Here's what you need to know

How to Increase eCommerce Sales with an Abandoned Cart Email Campaign [Infographic]

Social Media Today

If you're not retargeting highly engaged users through cart abandonment emails, you're missing out. Check out these tips and insights

How to Create the Perfect Storytelling Formula to Hack Your Content


Since the beginning of natural language, the storytelling machine has been utilized to convince people of a perspective and persuade them into action. Unlike a cliché sales pitch, storytelling is a subtle ad that your customer familiarizes with.

7 Ways to Monitor Your Competitors' Content Strategy

Social Media Today

Ensure you stay on top of the latest trends, shifts and updates in your industry by keeping an eye on your competitors. Here are some tips to help

The Content Marketing Survival Guide: How to Navigate the Wilds of Social Media

Use this guide to inspire your creativity and ignite more successful and sustainable social media conversations.

Metropolitan Police's Twitter Account Compromised, Here's What Was Posted

Forbes Social Media

The official Twitter account of London's Metropolitan Police was compromised last night and used, along with the police website, to post bizarre and offensive messages. Here's what happened and what was posted

LinkedIn Engagement Continues to Rise, According to Parent Company Microsoft's Latest Update

Social Media Today

LinkedIn engagement continues to rise, according to the latest insights from parent company Microsoft

Concern Over 'Russian' FaceApp Ignores That American Companies Sell Our Data Abroad

Forbes Social Media

It seems this week’s privacy backlash against viral app FaceApp has much less to do with privacy than it does with FaceApp’s Russian provenance

Twitter's Trying Out New Icons to Add More Clarity to Reply Streams

Social Media Today

Twitter has unveiled the latest in its test of new 'conversational' features, this time in the form of new icons on tweet replies

Social Media Marketing GPS

SMGPS will tell you the why & how to use social media for marketing, 1 tweet at a time. You'll learn essentials in digestible little spoonfuls.

FaceApp Reminds Us The Rights We Sign Away When We Use The Web

Forbes Social Media

Nowhere was the public’s failure to understand digital privacy on more prominent display this week than Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer’s letter to the FBI requesting a formal investigation of FaceApp over its privacy practices

When Internet Crashes, So Does The Economy

Forbes Social Media

The social media and Cloudflare crashes two weeks ago highlight how much local economies are tied to the viability of the internet. This article examines how much of our local economies have shifted from in-person interactions to online ones

High Schoolers Unite To Fight Prom Discrimination In 50 States

Forbes Social Media

The 2019 'Take Back The Prom' movement allowed students to share more than 1,000 personal stories about injustices they experienced, in all 50 states


Dumb Politics Threatens To Pull The Plug On Smart Tech

Forbes Social Media

Politicians, both Republicans and Democrats, are determined to scapegoat big tech for past elections, biases and motives far beyond simply making a buck for shareholders


How to Be Social: A Social Media Manifesto

Learn the 10 worst social media marketing mistakes and how to avoid them.

Forget 'Russian' FaceApp - Facebook And Social Science One Are The Real Russian Data Danger

Forbes Social Media

Instead of focusing all of our attention on random apps whose developers just happen to be Russian, perhaps we should take a closer look at how the biggest social media companies are in the process of opening their vaults to those very same Russians

The Highwomen Are Here To Put Women At The Forefront Of Country Music

Forbes Social Media

Fans of some of the biggest names in Americana and country music could finally satiate themselves this New Music Friday with a long-awaited release: the first song from the supergroup The Highwomen


Why Do We Blame Algorithms For All Of Society's Ills?

Forbes Social Media

It is not algorithms that have led to our societal troubles of today, it is the way in which society has shaped the technologies available to it, transforming them from forces of good bringing the world together into forces of bad tearing society apart