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5 charts that show social media’s growing influence on news consumption

July 17th, 2015 at 1:37 pm » Comments Off

Efforts to draw in readers and court publishers are paying off for Facebook and Twitter as their role in news consumption continues to rise.  



Zuckerberg: The next frontier for digital communications is telepathy

July 13th, 2015 at 8:26 pm » Comments Off

What futuristic technologies is Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg interested in, besides virtual reality, laser-toting satellites and artificial intelligence?  Oh, you know, telepathy.  



How artificial intelligence will show you the perfect facebook posts

July 7th, 2015 at 3:26 pm » Comments Off

Facebook’s three AI labs are working on a way to understand exactly what you share so it can serve that content to people with matching interests.  



The 5 trends that will change how social media is used in 2015

June 29th, 2015 at 7:56 pm » Comments Off

According to a recent Duke University study, social media spending at companies, currently represents 9% of marketing budgets, and that’s forecast to rise to nearly 25% within five years, but half of marketers interviewed said they couldn’t show what impact social media had on their business – at all.  



Facebook banking

May 28th, 2015 at 12:57 pm » Comments Off

Money, one of the most fundamental mediums that touch every person on the planet, is being changed by technology.  The demand for a globally accepted digital currency has been shown by the rise of Bitcoin.  



Millennials love Snapchat

April 18th, 2015 at 7:12 pm » Comments Off

This year in the US 95% of 18 to 24 year old internet users will log on to a social network via any device at least once per month.  Recent research by comScore Media Metrix shows, Snapchat usage skews heavily toward this group.  



Greenwald: iPhone encryption ‘petrified’ NSA

March 24th, 2015 at 2:25 pm » Comments Off

Glenn Greenwald, the writer who first reported on Edward Snowden’s stolen files, says that stronger encryption in Apple’s iPhones and on websites like Facebook has “petrified” the U.S. government because it has made it harder to spy on communications.  



Facebook: $227B global economic impact from 1.35B users

January 22nd, 2015 at 12:43 pm » Comments Off

According to a new report commissioned by Facebook and conducted by Deloitte, the social networking site had a global economic impact of $227 billion and indirectly created 4.5 million jobs in 2014. 



Facebook is the most Complained about Brand

December 15th, 2014 at 12:15 pm » Comments Off

We complain 879 million times/year (and Facebook is our top target) We complain about brands an astonishing 879 million times a year on Twitter, Facebook, and other social media networks. A full 10 percent of us find something to be angry about publicly every single day.



Why high schools should teach social media skills to students

November 15th, 2014 at 8:29 am » Comments Off

Social media is a very real and ongoing aspect of our everyday lives. Recently, there has been some discussion on what schools should be teaching students. The United Kingdom announced last month to add cybersecurity to its curriculum in response to a lack of education in the field and the rising industry skills gap.    



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