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15 Embarrassing Facebook Pages You Forgot You ‘Liked’



Gather ’round, young ones and listen to a cringeworthy tale, called “Using Facebook in middle school.”

Millions of us grew up with Facebook, using the site like we used everything at the time: carelessly and awkwardly. We posted embarrassing photos, “married” our best friends and, worst of all, “liked” an obscene amount of strange pages.

It seems the way we “like” as an online community has changed over time. The popularity of “phrase-based” and angst-ridden Facebook pages, like “I hate when u don’t text back” or “We used 2 be bffs” has clearly decreased — although, that likely has a lot to do with maturation (but i still hate when u don’t text back) Read more…

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9 Social Media Hoaxes You Fell for in 2013



The Internet is a gullible place. Before you know it, you buy into a YouTube video, and you’re sharing Facebook posts and tweets with misinformation. If you haven’t done so yourself, you likely know someone who has.

Some of the most viral stories of the year have turned out to be fakes. Remember when Will and Monifa Sims captured our hearts in May while singing karaoke at a gas station? They were actors. And who could forget the hilarious twerking girl on fire? Simply a stunt orchestrated by Jimmy Kimmel

Not all hoaxes were videos, though. The Internet followed along with Elan Gale, a producer for The Bachelor, who live-tweeted a fake situation he claimed to experience on an airplane; an adorable kid’s letter to Santa was actually the brainchild of a comedian. Read more…

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Facebook Active Users Could Exceed China’s Population by 2015



If Facebook‘s user base continues to grow at its current rate, it could surpass the number of people living in China — the world’s most populous country — within the next year.

While it’s a playful comparison, this chart helps illustrate the impressive growth the social network reported in its Q4 earnings Tuesday. Note that this doesn’t even count inactive or infrequent Facebook users — this is just users who log in at least once a month

China recently lifted its ban on Facebook in the Shanghai Free Trade Zone, which means only people within the 17-square-mile area can access the social network. Asia as a whole is the continent with the most Facebook users — 368 million, compared to the U.S. and Canada’s 201 million Read more…

More about Facebook, Social Media, World, and Chart Of The Day

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Facebook’s Paper Doesn’t Scare Other News Apps



Whatever you want to call Facebook‘s Paper — be it a magazine, a newspaper, a content platform or just a fancy-looking newsfeed — the app brings the social media company into a crowded media platform field.

Sites and apps like Flipboard, Feedly, Zite, Pulse and, just to name a few, each have their niche but are now dwarfed by the entry of the most dominant web media host by every metric

Paper will not launch until Feb. 3, but industry players had varied reactions to Facebook’s most unique offering to date.

Edwin Khodabakchian, co-founder and CEO of news aggregator Feedly, said he found Paper to be a vote of confidence in the move toward the consumption of customized media streams. Read more…

More about Facebook, News Readers, Media, Social Media, and Apps Software

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Facebook Steps Onto Twitter’s TV Data Turf



Twitter’s firehose of data is about to meet a tsunami from Facebook

After announcing its news reader app, Paper, on Thursday, Facebook has also announced that it will begin to publish anonymized data about its 1.23 billion active users through a new program called Chatter

In partnership with social media television analytics firm SecondSync, Facebook will release a study entitled “Watching With Friends” that will detail how television shows are discussed on the site, along with breakdowns on demographics and other metrics.

“TV-related discussion on Facebook is fascinating and something that all our clients are interested in understanding,” Andy Littledale, managing director of SecondSync, said in a blog post. “We’re very excited about this partnership and the opportunity to provide an additional perspective on social TV behavior that draws on Facebook’s rich demographics and broad reach.” Read more…

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Brand Ethics and the Courage of Convictions

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Brand Ethics and the Courage of Convictions. A brand’s ethical stand is dangerous and requires courage. Does it pay off?


What is the ethos of your brand? Does it take an ethical stand on issues? Does it welcome and embrace responsibility to its community?  I’d argue that few do, especially in today’s climate where social media audiences are incredibly fickle and vocal minorities can control the online narrative.

Taking an ethical stand in corporate messaging or advertising is dangerous. Businesses such as Starbucks that have taken a stand on gay rights or guns in stores have faced a lot of backlash from the social media public.  For example, the National Organization for Marriage called for a boycott of the international chain in order to pressure the company to change its HR policies, which are supportive of gay marriage and benefits.

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Meet 6 Entrepreneurs Who Use Tech To Change The World

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These startup founders have put their passion for giving to work.

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Facebook “Paper” App Attempts To Reimagine How You Read The News

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Facebook wants to recreate your news feed with a beautiful news app.


Facebook has a long-stated desire to be the first and only place you go on the Web to get news. Recently though, Facebook had been failing in this mission as its News Feed became cluttered with advertisements and sponsored stories, babies, wedding announcements and “viral” news by the likes of Upworthy. Lost in the clutter was news you might actually want to read.

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3 Google+ Tools That Take Your Marketing to a New Level

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Grow your presence on Google+ with Friends+Me, Do Share and Steady Demand. These are great tools to share more effectively, audit and analyze your Google+ page.

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How to Analyze Your Social Media Activities With Excel

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Learn how to use Excel to analyze your social media marketing to deliver content that builds engagement and community.

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