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Eight Tools to Grow on Instagram During the COVID-19 Outbreak

Webbiquity SMM

Guest post by Tom Siani. The COVID-19 pandemic is causing severe damage to both physical and economic well being. It’s vital to do all we can to keep our businesses as well as our bodies healthy in this challenging environment. Image credit: Patrick Tomasso on Unsplash.

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LinkedIn Stories is Now Available to Users in Brazil

Social Media Today

LinkedIn's take on the Stories format is now being made available to users in Brazil

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What Is This “Free Time” Of Which You Speak?

Waxing UnLyrical

“All this free time on your hands” As we move into Week 523 of The Shutdown To End All Shutdowns, I have noticed an increase in the number of marketing emails that offer suggestions on what to do with “all this free time on your hands.”

On Self-advocacy and the medical system. #mindfulsocial with @NoShoutStandOut

Janet Fouts

In today’s episode I talk with Christine Clifton about advocacy for ourselves and those we care for when working within the medical system. Being a voice for ourselves or someone else is absolutely key whenever we are engaged within these systems.

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Social Media Automation 101

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

How to Become a Social Media Manager: 18 Experts Share Advice

agora pulse

Learn from these gifted and experienced social media managers about what it takes to be successful in the social media industry. Are you hoping to become a social media manager, either for your own business or as a consultant to others?

Instagram is Adding Some New Font Types for Stories

Social Media Today

Instagram is adding some new font options for Stories, providing another presentation consideration

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More Trending

April Social Media Trends

Ignite Social Media

With each unprecedented day passing, social media apps have quickly become the frontlines for many to source out news, seek entertainment, and stay connected with their loved ones.

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What Are the Advantages of a Marketing Strategy?

The Realtime Report

What Are the Advantages of a Marketing Strategy? For a business to be successful, it needs to draw in a healthy number of customers. For this to happen, those customers have to know about the business. That aspect is done through marketing. Image by from Pixabay.

The Best Times to Post on Social Media During COVID-19 [Report]

Social Media Today

Sprout Social has published an updated listing of the best times to post to each social platform, based on usage changes amid the COVID-19 lockdowns

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How to Use the New Challenge Sticker on Instagram Stories


Taking part in a social media challenge just got a whole lot easier thanks to the new challenge sticker for stories! Social media challenges have been hugely popular in 2020 with everyone from Drake to the cast of Friends jumping on the trend.

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 Updates in Lieu of F8 2020

Ignite Social Media

Facebook’s annual developer conference, F8, was supposed to be held next week but was canceled several months ago due to COVID-19. In place of Facebook’s biggest annual event, Mark Zuckerberg and other Facebook leaders will be doing a series of updates throughout the year.

How to Put on a Virtual Retreat: Lessons From Our Marketing Retreat

agora pulse

Is your regularly scheduled work retreat going to go virtual? Ours did! And it proved to be a smart decision. Get the scoop about how our CMO planned the virtual retreat and tips for putting on for your own business.

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WhatsApp Officially Launches New, 8-Person Group Video Chat Option

Social Media Today

WhatsApp has officially launched its new, 8-person, encrypted video chat option, doubling the capacity of WhatsApp group video calls

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The Complete Guide to LinkedIn Events


Stating that now is a tough time to be planning events would be a wild understatement. Stay-at-home orders and social distancing guidelines have been adopted nearly everywhere to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus. But the need to communicate, collaborate, and network persists. .

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.

U-M Researchers Train Tech Tool to Find Relationship Clues from Written Conversations

The Realtime Report

U-M Researchers Train Tech Tool to Find Relationship Clues from Written Conversations.

How to Build an Incredible YouTube Strategy: Live with Sean Cannell

agora pulse

Want your YouTube videos to stand out amid the myriad video content out there? World-famous YouTube expert Sean Cannell offers solid advice and tips for your video strategy. There has been a lot of buzz surrounding YouTube lately.

Google Makes Multi-Participant Video Streaming Platform Meet Free to All Users

Social Media Today

Google is making its multi-participant video conferencing tool Meet available to all, for free, to help people stay connected during the COVID-19 lockdowns

Facebook Dominates Zoom With Messenger Room Feature


Well, being quarantined & working-from-home have made some things quite popular & video conferencing is one of them. Zoom has seen a tremendous increase in active users on the platform because of people staying home & trying to connect with colleagues.

How to Be Social: A Social Media Manifesto

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

16 Tips to Stay Healthy and Fight the Coronavirus

Ari Herzog

You’re going to tell me you know all of this stuff. But people are still getting infected with COVID-19 so I’m going to share these tips anyway. The essence came from the WHO , CDC , American Red Cross , and WebMD ; and I edited everything with my own perspectives.

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How Does Untimely Loan Repayment Affect Your Credit Score?

The Realtime Report

How Untimely Loan Repayment Affects Your Credit Score. Imagine, a sudden financial expense has hit you, could debt be the solution to your burden? Possibly, if the debt is a personal loan, it can help you pay for large immediate expenses when you are short on cash.

LinkedIn's up to 690 Million Members, Reports 26% Growth in User Sessions

Social Media Today

Microsoft has reported that LinkedIn is now up to 690 million members, though it's predicted a slowdown in revenue growth due to COVID-19

Instagram Live Videos Can Now Be Viewed On the Web


If you’ve ever wished you could watch Instagram Live on your desktop, you’re in luck! Announced during Mark Zuckerberg’s l ive addresses, Facebook is in the process of rolling out several improvements to Instagram Live, including the ability to watch live videos on the web.

8 Stupid Simple Social Media Tricks to Boost SEO

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

The Magazines are Coming

Ari Herzog

Recognizing that my news gathering system is working, I wanted to expand my selection criteria to include print media. Because it had been several years since I subscribed to magazines, and that I knew they were being circulated, I was curious what people recommended. I turned to Facebook.

Is Gambling Luck-Based or Skill Dependent?

The Realtime Report

Is Gambling Luck-Based or Skill Dependent? Gambling always involves some amount of luck in it but it also needs a lot of skill in certain types of games. However, as we will see, even in games that are entirely luck-based, such as roulette, skill can be an asset for players to understand their odds.

Instagram Adds Live Donations Feature for Fundraising via Instagram Live

Social Media Today

Instagram has added a new option which will enable users to conduct fundraisers via Instagram Live

Best Speed Reading Apps For Android And iOS


Speed reading is an art that not many possess. Even the most avid readers fall flat on their face when it comes to speed. And, they then are sad over the fact that they are not able to read as much as they desire. If you have a smartphone (and, we are so sure that you have one!)

TV Commercials Today

Ari Herzog

Since cutting the cord , I rarely see TV commercials on my Roku. CW Seed (where I watch old “Who’s Line is it Anyway?” ” episodes) has them. I’ve also seen ads when watching coronavirus programming, such as relief concerts and stay-at-home specials.

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How COVID-19 has changed social media engagement

Sprout Social

Earlier this year, we presented our regular update with the latest data on the best times to post on social media.

Facebook Closes in on New Milestone of 3 Billion Total Users Across its Platforms

Social Media Today

Facebook has published its latest earnings report, showing increases in users and revenue, though it's also warned that the impacts of COVID-19 are coming

How to Keep Your Video Calls Private


No matter which video call platform you are using, the most important thing is, if that’s secure enough to be used? Due to the immense increase in remote working due to the COVID-19 pandemic , the world has become dependent on video conferencing.

Zoom Virtual Backgrounds Are Terrible For Your Brand


Northern Lights? A beach with waves and the wind in a palm tree? Your logo? On a Zoom call? If you want to be taken seriously on Zoom, use a real background! Fake virtual backgrounds are cheesy. Worst Practices Personal branding Best Practices Fanocracy

Facebook Messenger Rooms Is Not Actually All That Private, Here’s Why

Forbes Social Media

Facebook says its chat app Messenger Rooms is private, but that depends on how you define "privacy