Monthly archive for October 2016

Here are the emojis coming with iOS 10.2, including an astronaut emoji 🎉

 Apple dropped the first beta for iOS 10.2 today. And it comes with the latest update in emoji innovation. You may have noticed that Apple already redesigned most of the core emojis and added new gender and race options with iOS 10. But the company didn’t stop

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When President Obama leaves office, his @Potus tweets leave with him

 When President Obama turns over the keys to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, he’ll also be handing over a number of high-profile social media accounts. Eight days ahead of the election, the White House is outlining how the transfer of social power will go when the commander-in-chief steps aside

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Standing Rock pipeline protest was absent from Facebook Trends

 A massive social media protest is exploding on Facebook, not Twitter for a change, yet Facebook’s dehumanized Trending system wasn’t picking it up. People around the country are checking in on Facebook at the Standing Rock Native American Reservation in an effort to supposedly hinder local Morton

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Sheriff’s department denies surveilling Standing Rock protesters via Facebook check-ins

 Like wildfire, the latest viral protest spreading across the internet involves Facebook users checking in at Standing Rock, ND en masse to “confuse” and “overwhelm” law enforcement authorities seeking to disrupt ongoing protests against the proposed path of an oil pipeline. The viral Facebook post claims that

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Vine founders’ Hype app blends live video into a rich multimedia mix

 Does the world need another live video app? Meerkat’s demise might suggest not, but that hasn’t stopped Vine’s co-founders from screwing their courage to the sticking place and stepping into a highly contested space with the launch of an iOS app called Hype — days after Twitter

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How to Reach More Local Customers With Facebook

How to Reach More Local Customers With Facebook

Wondering how to grow local connections on Facebook? Looking for ways to boost the visibility of your local business? With a few organic tactics, you can reach more local customers on Facebook without spending money on ads. In this article, you’ll discover four ways to reach a

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8 Social Media Content Ideas for Marketers

8 Social Media Content Ideas for Marketers

Do you have trouble coming up with original social media posts each day? Looking for quick and easy content prompts to help? When you have a lot of things on your plate, it’s easy to feel uninspired or struggle to come up with fresh content ideas. In

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YouTube Rolls Out Mobile End Screens: This Week in Social Media

YouTube Rolls Out Mobile End Screens: This Week in Social Media

Welcome to our weekly edition of what’s hot in social media news. To help you stay up to date with social media, here are some of the news items that caught our attention. What’s New This Week YouTube Rolls Out End Screens Feature for All Creators: YouTube launched End

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Let your Vines live on forever with this Giphy conversion tool

 The death of Vine was perhaps not entirely unexpected, but it’s sad nevertheless. Luckily, six-second videos are pretty easy to archive for posterity, and all-purpose GIF platform Giphy wants you to do just that. Read More Source: Tech Crunch Social

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Facebook draws criticism for ‘ethnic affinity’ ad targeting

 ProPublica pointed to some potentially problematic Facebook ad capabilities today — specifically, the ability to include or exclude users from a given ad campaign based on their “ethnic affinity.” These capabilities have existed for a while (Facebook told ProPublica’s Julia Angwin and Terry Parris Jr. it began

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