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  • Facebook is going into the banking business with blockchain

    The social media powerhouse plans to launch a blockchain-based financial network and cryptocurrency in 2020 that will allow users to make purchases or transfer funds with just a couple taps on an app.

    Written by Lucas Mearian19 June 19 04:59
  • LivePerson CEO slams Facebook: “They need to go under”

    ​The CEO of chatbot and ‘conversational commerce’ company LivePerson says Facebook should be shut down until it can fix what he sees as multiple issues with the social media platform.

    Written by George Nott23 May 19 11:12
  • The 'super easy' way to hack a Swede's email account

    When you forget your Gmail password, and have two factor authentication (2FA) enabled, Google will SMS or call you with a six to eight digit code. You enter the code (Google calls this 2-step verification) and gain access to your account.

    Written by George Nott12 April 19 09:00
  • Terror streaming bill 'rams through' parliament

    ​Legislation that will see social media companies and executives face hefty fines with jail time for failing quickly remove violent content from their platforms.

    Written by George Nott04 April 19 11:07
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  • How to sort your Facebook feed by time on mobile

    Weddings. Job promotions. News articles. Facebook thinks it knows what the best stories are to drop in your news feed. But some users might want to see things their own way.

    Written by Zach Miners24 May 14 04:00
  • How to Announce Your Job Departure on Social Media

    Don't leave your network in the dark when you leave a job. Here are the dos and don'ts for announcing a career change on LinkedIn and other social networking sites.

    Written by Kristin Burnham26 June 13 18:22
  • How to Add Video, Images to Your LinkedIn Profile

    LinkedIn's newest feature lets you showcase your professional achievements by uploading presentations, documents, images and video to your profile. Here are step-by-step instructions for improving your LinkedIn brand.

    Written by Kristin Burnham06 May 13 17:54
  • How to Recover From a Twitter Hack

    Do you know what to do if your Twitter account is hacked? Here are four steps to take to regain control of your account and ensure it doesn't happen again.

    Written by Kristin Burnham25 April 13 18:20
  • Social Data Warehousing Is Worth the Trouble

    Everybody knows data warehousing is big data. But when you want to understand what's really going on with your customers' social interactions, terabytes may seem small. It's a laborious process, but the insight it provides can reap big rewards.

    Written by David Taber18 April 13 14:01
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  • Pro sports teams look to social video to score big with fans

    Following your favorite professional sports team before and after games -- and beyond the nightly sports broadcast -- has never been easier. Social video apps, such as Periscope, Meerkat, Vine, Snapchat and Instagram, are disrupting the traditional content distribution models of teams, TV networks and radio stations. While the transformation is already riddled with concerns over content rights, it represents a valuable opportunity for sports organizations to engage and interact with fans, particularly younger generations.

    Written by Lauren Brousell03 July 15 00:27
  • Social media sites still don't do enough to combat abuse

    Every day, countless individuals and groups are victimized on social networks. The abusers, detached and cloaked in anonymity, often take on different personas as they shame, troll, incite and denigrate others with relative impunity. The ramifications can be devastating and, until recently, the majority of social media companies failed to acknowledge -- let alone confront -- the vulgarity and vicious threats that fly so freely on their platforms.

    Written by Matt Kapko01 July 15 23:13
  • How Twitter can help you recruit tech talent

    Twitter conjures up images of funny celebrity tweets and corporate PR gaffes rather than job searching and recruiting. However, there is an emerging pool of job candidates on Twitter. In fact, 45 percent of job seekers report that they use Twitter, compared to 40 percent who use LinkedIn, according to 2014 research from JobVite. The same research also points to an increased interest in Twitter for recruitment, with 73 percent of companies reporting a focus on increasing social network recruitment.

    Written by Sarah K. White25 June 15 23:51
  • Can Snapchat, Instagram and Pinterest help marketers reach millennials?

    Snapchat, Instagram and Pinterest arrived on the social scene after Facebook and Twitter, but they quickly made their marks, especially among millennials. After reaching critical mass, the three companies are attempting to monetize their services by rolling out new features for advertisers. Select large, global brands, including McDonald's, are testing the new features and could be role models for other marketers interested in the apps. However, all three services are still relatively young, and it might be too early to tell if ad campaigns are worth the investment.

    Written by Lauren Brousell25 June 15 23:41
  • Why Pinterest's 'Buy It' button is big for online retailers

    Later this month, Pinterest users will be able to purchase some of the products they "pin" without leaving Pinterest's app or website. The new "Buy It" button will show up next to the "Pin It" button that appears when you're about to pin an image of a pair of shoes you like or a coffee table you've had your eye on.

    Written by Lauren Brousell11 June 15 01:20

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