Wed.Dec 05, 2018

On celebrating the holidays, wishes and realities of #Caregiving

Janet Fouts

I’ve been thinking a lot about how this holiday season affects everyone in different ways, no matter what our faith. For some, it is a season of generosity and giving. Enjoying the act of giving for others and accepting the warm feeling that it brings can fill a person’s heart with joy.

Google Offers New, Free Courses to Help Improve Digital Literacy

Social Media Today

Google has announced a new set of free digital education courses as part of its 'Google Digital Garage' initiative

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Who runs the social intelligence world?

Audiense

For some time we’ve been discussing Social Intelligence on this blog: social data, insights extracted from social networks, social listening. are recurring subjects in our content.

Apple Reveals the Most Downloaded iPhone Apps of 2018

Social Media Today

Apple has revealed its list of the most downloaded apps for 2018, which is largely as most would expect

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Social Media Automation 101

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

Instagram for Business: What’s Changing with the New API and How to Prepare Your Brand

Meltwater

If there’s been one continuously hot topic for social in 2018, it’s been user privacy. From GDPR to Cambridge Analytica, social networks have had to reevaluate their social data policies… Read More >>>. Marketing Planning & Strategy Social Media

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7 Bold Predictions for Digital Marketing in 2019

Social Media Today

What's on the horizon for digital marketing? Contributor Chad Pollitt shares his thoughts in this post

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Facebook Rolls Out Group Stories to All Regions

Social Media Today

Facebook has announced that collaborative Stories for Groups are now being rolled out to all users

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Brands taking a stand on world issues – to do or not to do?

Unmetric

The world is currently littered with dozens of issues affecting lives all across the globe. In the age of social media, it’s common to see celebrities putting their two cents worth in and being vocal about what they believe and stand for.

How to Create Kickass Interactive Content [Infographic]

Social Media Today

Interactive content can help boost engagement, which is key to maximizing reach. Here are some tips to help in your efforts

Sex Workers And Immigrants Are Under Attack. Don't Like It? Send Lawmakers A Fax

Forbes Social Media

Threats to certain workers' financial, digital and daily lives have also inspired new ways of speaking up

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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.

Facebook Adds Option to Share Collections of Ideas with Friends

Social Media Today

Facebook is adding a new option to its Collections tool which will enable users to share their collections with friends, and invite collaboration on the same

Top 10 Brazil Brands on Instagram

Quintly

Brazilians are collectively the largest users of social media networks in Latin America. Social Media Studies Instagram Analytics

Why Shoppers Leave Your eCommerce Website (and How To Keep Them) [Infographic]

Social Media Today

Most businesses don't realize how significant their cart abandonment rate is, and how it affects their revenue. Do you know how much cart abandonment is costing you

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Trolling Fashion Week And TripAdvisor: Filmmaker Oobah Butler Shares Social Engineering Secrets

Forbes Social Media

How does a garden shed become London's top-rated restaurant on TripAdvisor, and how did a fake brand become a hot item at Paris Fashion Week? Social engineer Oobah Butler shares his strategies and announces his new book, "How to B t Your Way to Number One

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.

Twitter Shares the Most Tweeted Topics and Celebrities of 2018

Social Media Today

Twitter has released its annual round-up of the most tweeted about topics, celebrities, politicians and more

The Science Behind Why You Want To Destroy Something Beautiful

Forbes Social Media

Cuteness aggression is common and can encompass behaviors such as wanting to bite, nibble, squeeze, or smoosh the face of something extremely adorable. This phenomenon explains our desire to seek out and squeal at kitten videos and it can also be used to manipulate us

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YouTube Adds Autoplay Videos on the Home Tab

Social Media Today

YouTube is adding autoplay to videos on the home tab, which will help increase view counts - but will it help boost actual viewers

Facebook Still Doesn't Understand What Privacy Means

Forbes Social Media

Zuckerberg’s stance on user data is an Orwellian commodification of the most personal and intimate digital lives of its two billion users. In the end, it reminds us just how little we mean to Facebook and that after all these privacy scandals, it still doesn’t understand privacy

How to Be Social: A Social Media Manifesto

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

Facebook Adds New File Sharing and Customization Options to Messenger Lite

Social Media Today

Facebook has added some new features to its data-friendly 'lite' version of Messenger, including animated GIFs and new file sharing tools

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Email Dump Suggests Facebook Traded User-Data Access For Ad Spending

Forbes Social Media

Cache of emails suggest Facebook leveraged user data to push back on competitors, and get more advertising dollars

Instagram's Testing Side-Scrolling Feed View, Similar to Stories

Social Media Today

Instagram is testing out a new way to view posts, with side-scrolling cards, similar to the Stories format

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Cuban Mobile Phone Users To Get Full Internet Access This Week

Forbes Social Media

Ordinary Cubans will from tomorrow have internet access on their mobile phones for the first time - although few may be able to afford it

8 Stupid Simple Social Media Tricks to Boost SEO

Discover just how easy it is to boost SEO with social media.

Snapchat Releases Latest Update of Trending Topics on the Platform [Infographic]

Social Media Today

Snapchat has released the latest version of its 'Snap Chatter' monthly trends reports, highlighting the key topics of discussion among Snap users

Social Media Platforms Are Still Powerless To Stop Data Misuse

Forbes Social Media

If the social platforms still can’t reign in unauthorized commercial use of their platforms and misuse of user data in violation of their terms of service, why should policymakers and the public continue to trust them to safeguard their two billion users’ privacy and data

Facebook Clarifies That it's Against its Terms to Sell Group Admin Rights

Social Media Today

Facebook has clarified that it's against its Terms of Service to sell your Facebook Group, which is an important note as Groups get more focus

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We Really Are Just Data For Sale In Facebook's Eyes

Forbes Social Media

The Six4Three emails paint a startling image of a for-profit behemoth run amok, single-mindedly focused on expanding, extracting and monetizing its users without informed consent and crushing competition at all costs. Can we stop trusting Facebook before it's too late

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Facebook Tests New 'Comment Quality' Feedback Option as it Looks to Boost Engagement

Social Media Today

Facebook's testing another way to get user feedback on comment quality as part of its ongoing efforts to boost engagement

Should Partners Be Privy to Passwords? [Infographic]

Social Media Today

Does your partner know your social media passwords? Should they? This study asked users for their thoughts on social privacy