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YouTube, Google+ and LinkedIn Drive The Most Engaged Social Referrals

The fact is, many of us spend an egregious amount of time using social media (sharing tweets, commenting on FB posts, etc.). We lose ourselves in our ever updating feeds. The more curious among us even try to quantify the hours and minutes spent on social networking each day. But I’ve often wondered: What is our behavior … Read more

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Facebook Will Soon Let You Edit Your ‘Look Back’ Video

                If you’re a Facebook user, you’ve probably seen its “Look Back” feature, which was launched for the social network’s tenth anniversary. Look Back is essentially a customized video for each user that shows his or her most important Facebook moments. The video proved to be quite popular with Facebook … Read more

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Report: Facebook’s News Reader May Debut in January

                The service, which is called “Paper,” will reportedly operate in a manner similar to Flipboard, a news aggregator that pulls in social updates alongside news stories from publications of interest to the user. Paper will definitely incorporate Facebook posts, according to Re/Code. It is still unclear whether Paper will … Read more

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Facebook Introduces Embeddable Posts

In an effort to inject Facebook into more public conversations, the company on Wednesday introduced embeddable posts that will let blogs and news organizations include status updates, videos and photos in stories. The posts work in the same way as embeds from Twitter and YouTube. Once your account is enabled, you will have the option to “Embed post.” That will … Read more

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Google+ Update Makes It Easier to See What Your Friends Like

Google is making it easier for you to discover what your friends like on Google+. Starting Tuesday the company is going to start highlighting posts that have been +1’d by people in your circles on your stream, as well as highlighting some of your own well-received posts to your friends in their mainstream on Google+. The … Read more

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Facebook to Launch Graph Search Monday

Facebook will launch its upgraded search engine Monday. Originally announced in January 2013 and dubbed Graph Search, the new search engine lets you search your Facebook social graph for people, places, photos and interests. With the new search engine, users will be able to ask specific questions, such as “which of my friends live in … Read more

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Facebook Launches Clickable Hashtags #Finally

File this one under “It’s About Time.” Today, in a post on its news blog, Facebook announced it would finally be rolling out functional, clickable hashtags. Hallelujah (#NoSarcasm). Facebook indicates the update is in response to the fact that until now, “there has not been asimple way to see the larger view of what’s happening or … Read more

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Easy, Gorgeous Graphics for Your Business with Free Online Tools

Viral social media posts today are hyper-visual, and your business posts must follow suit. Users online have all the attention span of caffeinated goldfish so it’s even more important to showcase your fabulosity with stunning, beautiful imagery. That makes hiring a professional graphic designer one of the best investments you can make in your business … Read more

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Facebook Unveils Verified Pages And Profiles, Takes A Page From Twitter’s Playbook

Facebook has just announced a new verified feature for pages and profiles, designed to give high-profile accounts an added level of authenticity. This is clearly a straightforward copy of Twitter’s own verified accounts, and even features a similar, small blue checkmark to indicate that a person or business is indeed the legitimate account holder. The mark appears … Read more

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What Does Tumblr Being Owned by Yahoo Mean For You?

Monday, Yahoo announced that it reached deep into its pockets for $1.1 billion and used the cash to acquire Tumblr, the social media and blogging network. As with most big-tech-company-buys-small-tech-company acquisitions (see Facebook and Instagram) there are big questions about what will happen to Tumblr as its users know it today. Some have started to jump … Read more

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