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10 Ways to Save Money with Social Media

By , January 20th, 2016

Everyone is constantly looking for ways to save money. There are plenty of ways to do it, and some are right underneath your nose every day. In fact, there are plenty of ways to save money by using social media. Offers and Giveaways Sometimes it seems as if social media is everywhere. With so many […]


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Turkey Defied Daylight Saving Time

By , October 29th, 2015

People who live in Turkey are confused about daylight saving. Usually the country “falls back” like many others in the Eastern European time zone (EET) on the last Sunday of October. The country planned to change its clocks on Sunday, Oct. 25, but the Turkish government decided to postpone the changing of the clocks until […]


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Facebook’s Ad Revenue Sharing Faces Backlash

By , October 19th, 2015

To encourage publishers to use Facebook to distribute their content online, Facebook is allowing publishers to “keep all the revenue from certain advertisements,” as reported by The Wall Street Journal. As well, Facebook hopes to bring this content to audiences faster using its newest development, Instant Articles. Currently, it take approximately 8 seconds for links opened […]


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Social Media Trends: Grandma and Grandpa Are Now on Facebook

By , January 11th, 2015

Social media defines the many types of computer-mediated tools that enable billions of people to “create, share or exchange” ideas, pictures, videos or information in virtual communities. According to Wikipedia, social media is radically different from traditional media in part because of its widespread reach, frequency, usability and permanence — essentially translating anyone into an […]


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Facebook “Year in Review” Draws Complaints from Users

By , December 28th, 2014

In a blog post published in 2011, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wrote, “I’m the first to admit that we’ve made a bunch of mistakes…I also understand that many people are just naturally skeptical of what it means for hundreds of millions of people to share so much personal information online, especially using any one service.” […]


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Social Media Studies Often Misleading and Inaccurate

By , November 29th, 2014

It’s something we hear all the time now, “Based on information from social media.” And we know that everyone from Google to cell phone companies are mining our surfing and social media information to try and make direct advertising effective. Facebook has even come under scrutiny for their practices in mining our social media habits. […]


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Twitter Plans to Monitor Your Mobile App Downloading Activity

By , November 27th, 2014

Would you be willing to let Twitter know all the apps you download onto your mobile phone? Twitter recently disclosed its plan to monitor mobile app-downloading activity among its users. The social media company is trying to devise new marketing plans through collecting data on what other apps Twitter users are using. Twitter says their […]


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Facebook to Crack Down on Free Business Promotional Posts in News Feeds

By , November 15th, 2014

Beginning in January, businesses that post certain types of promotional posts on their pages will find far fewer of their followers seeing those posts. Facebook is telling businesses that if they want to overtly advertise, they must do so by paying for the ads. What types of posts will Facebook be limiting in exposure? According […]


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More Facebook Policy Changes Affecting Your Privacy

By , November 15th, 2014

Once again social media giant Facebook has changed its privacy policy. Though it has asked for feedback from users and states the policy is a work in progress, the policies are already in place. They are explained with the use of colors and animation, including an animated dinosaur in order to make the policy more […]


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Facebook Messenger App Hits Half Billion User Mark

By , November 10th, 2014

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg is celebrating success, sort of. His Messenger app hit the 500 million user mark, closing the distance between it and competitor WhatsApp, with its more than 600 million users. Even though WhatsApp is considered a rival app, it is owned by Facebook as well. The half billion users is impressive, but it […]


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