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Twitter this week made two small changes that indicate a big shift in direction for everybody's favorite microblogging service
Federal legislation on communications policy predates all the changes brought about by the Internet. It's time to address Internet regulation directly.
So you've said yes to the use of personal tech. How do you make it work for and in your business?
A vulnerable person. A sociopath or two on social media tormenting that person without consequence. That's trolling in a nutshell. Mike Elgan explains what you can do about it.
A well-known problem in the Internet of Things is that many connected devices operate in silos. Your Fitbit doesn't communicate with your Nest thermostat, for example.
Crafting a social media policy for the workplace is as much about protecting your employees as it is about limiting your business' exposure to unwanted criticism or legal issues.
Want to offer extra functionality to your users based on where they are? Here's how.
Same-day delivery is a boon for the online leader, but it will only help doom B&N.
In order to understand the strange but spectacularly profitable world of Google and Facebook today, it's important to start in the fall of 2010.
Most users turn to social media sites for entertainment and information, but for digital marketers social engagements represent a dynamic way to generate leads. Fostering leads, or potential customers, in social media is not as clear-cut or obvious as email, TV or print marketing, but there is enough history and background now to follow and replicate what is already working.
Running a social media hub for any large event poses a challenge, but perhaps none quite so daunting as running the FIFA Social Hub, the official social platform of the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
So OKCupid has rushed to Facebook's defense by announcing that it, too, experiments on users' profiles. Is this any way to run a social site?
Audience is dead, says Eric Solomon, head of brand strategy at Google and YouTube. The notion of an audience in today's hyperactive, hyperlinked world just doesn't fit anymore, he tells attendees at last week's [a]list Summit.
The so-called Google tax is a desperate and wrongheaded gambit to save traditional newspapers.
Mike Elgan would like to find a social network that doesn't lie to users, doesn't experiment on users without their clear knowledge, and delivers by default all the posts of the people they follow.
Twitter is moving the goal posts and Wall Street likes the new numbers it sees up on the scoreboard. The company's monthly active user base grew 24 percent from the year-ago period to 271 million, but the actual reach of Twitter goes well beyond that, the social media company claims.
In their quest to copy competitors, social sites and apps increasingly drop features that are part of the popularity and identity of their products, says columnist Mike Elgan.
A new study ties Facebook a and, by proxy, social networks in general a to increased divorce rates. While the write-up goes to a great deal of trouble to suggest that further work will be needed to prove that Facebook causes divorce, the report presents pretty damning evidence.
The partnership announced last week isn't just about selling more iPhones. It's part of a big push into the Internet of Things.
But he's quite fond of your credit card.
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