Snap CEO Evan Spiegel says letter about ‘toxic’ culture was a wake-up call

Snap CEO Evan Spiegel spoke a bit about some of the cultural issues at the company, going public and competition with Facebook at Recode’s annual Code Conference this evening in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif. Earlier today, Cheddar reported how a former Snap engineer criticized the company for

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Snapchat preps Snapkit platform to bring camera, login to other apps

Snapchat is secretly planning the launch of its first full-fledged developer platform, currently called Snapkit. The platform’s prototypes indicate it will let other apps offer a “login with Snapchat” options, use the Bitmoji avatars it acquired and host a version of Snap’s full-featured camera software that can

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Facebook’s policy on white supremacy plays right into a racist agenda

In an ongoing series over at Motherboard, we’re learning quite a bit about how Facebook polices hate speech and hate organizations on its platform. Historically, the company has been far less than transparent about its often inconsistent censorship practices, even as white supremacist content — and plenty

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Students confront the unethical side of tech in ‘Designing for Evil’ course

Students confront the unethical side of tech in ‘Designing for Evil’ course

Whether it’s surveilling or deceiving users, mishandling or selling their data, or engendering unhealthy habits or thoughts, tech these days is not short on unethical behavior. But it isn’t enough to just say “that’s creepy.” Fortunately, a course at the University of Washington is equipping its students

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GIF lord Imgur caves to video to hasten profitability

Imgur is the internet’s best time sink, where 250 million monthly users silently consume an endless community-curated collection of absurd GIFs, inspiring tales, pop science explainers and giant meme dumps. But what it’s never had is video. That was a differentiator that made it ideal for quiet browsing

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How to Pin a Facebook Lead Ad to Your Facebook Page

How to Pin a Facebook Lead Ad to Your Facebook Page

Want to generate qualified leads from Facebook? Wondering how to make your email lead form what people see when they visit your Facebook page? In this article, you’ll discover how to use Facebook lead ads without spending any money. #1: Create a Lead Ad Via Ads Manager

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How to Retarget on Facebook and Instagram With Dynamic Product Ads

How to Retarget on Facebook and Instagram With Dynamic Product Ads

Want to retarget website visitors with ads for products they viewed but didn’t purchase? Wondering how to set up dynamic product ads for Facebook and Instagram? In this article, you’ll discover how to remarket to website visitors with dynamic product ads using Facebook Ads Manager. What Are

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Facebook Testing Influencer Marketing Search Engine

Facebook Testing Influencer Marketing Search Engine

Welcome to this week’s edition of the Social Media Marketing Talk Show, a news show for marketers who want to stay on the leading edge of social media. On this week’s Social Media Marketing Talk Show, we explore Facebook testing a search engine for influencer marketing, Instagram’s

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Twitter will give political candidates a special badge during US midterm elections

Twitter will give political candidates a special badge during US midterm elections

Ahead of 2018 U.S. midterm elections, Twitter is taking a visible step to combat the spread of misinformation on its famously chaotic platform. In a blog post this week, the company explained how it would be adding “election labels” to the profiles of candidates running for political

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Alexa Flash Briefings: What Marketers Need to Know

Alexa Flash Briefings: What Marketers Need to Know

Want to reach people regularly via their smart speakers? Wondering how Alexa flash briefings work? To explore how marketers can benefit from Alexa flash briefings, I interview Chris Brogan. More About This Show The Social Media Marketing podcast is an on-demand talk radio show from Social Media

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