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The 4 Qualities of Businesses That Should Advertise on Facebook

While every business can advertise on Facebook, not every business should. Find out what makes Facebook ads a good choice for your company.

Can Subway Ads Bring Mainstream Users to Foursquare?

Reviving a once-hot app is tricky. Foursquare, the darling of mobile check-ins, is hoping to lure new users in the old-fashioned way: with ads.

Want to Advertise on Facebook? Ask Yourself the 'Coffee-Shop Question' First.

Plus take a helpful quiz to determine if your business might benefit from ads on the social network.

Why Franchise Owners Have to Be Especially Careful on Social Media

For the franchise world—in which one negative comment can affect an entire system of corporate owners and franchisees—managing your reputation is especially critical.

Here's Why There's No Dislike Button on Facebook

The "like" button's creator explains why the tech giant isn't likely to ever have a thumbs down.

Watch Out, Internet Trolls. In Britain, You Could Get Up to Two Years in Jail.

British Justice Secretary: 'Internet trolls are cowards who are poisoning our national life.'

The Consumer Revolution Has Happened and the Influencers Are Now in Charge

A survey of young mothers, who overwhelming control household spending, reveals their online research and trusted recommendations from social-media networks dominate their purchasing decisions.

The Complete Guide to Creating the Perfect Facebook Page for Your Business

From A to Z, what you need to know to get build and manage a killer Facebook page.

Predicting Chart Toppers Before They Make the Climb

Next Big Sound’s data predicts music’s breakout stars.

Parents May Be Held Accountable for Kids' Facebook Activity, Court Rules

A Georgia appellate court ruled that the parents of a seventh-grader who created a fake and defamatory Facebook account for a classmate may be liable for emotional damages by a jury.

Twitpic Is Dead -- This Time, For Real

The photo-sharing and hosting service that couldn’t afford a legal trademark battle with Twitter said it was closing down in September. Then, it was back! Update: Just kidding.

Twitter Lets Users Stream Music, Audio Via SoundCloud Tie-Up

Called 'Audio Card,' the new feature lets people listen to a variety of content while browsing their timelines.

8 Types of Photos You Should Never Use on Your LinkedIn Profile

You could get passed over on LinkedIn if your headshot stinks. Put your best face forward on the popular professional networking hub by not making these common and comical profile faux pas.

Facebook Rolls Out 'Safety Check' Feature to Connect Loved Ones in Times of Crises

The new tool allows users in disaster zones to check in with friends and family.

Bono Regrets Putting U2's New Album in Your iCloud Library

'Oops…I'm sorry about that,' he said in a video interview hosted on Facebook.

Can You Be Too Old For Facebook? This 113-Year-Old Was, But That Didn't Stop Her.

The clever centenarian did what countless whippersnappers under 13 do to get on the popular social network: She lied. But you can't really blame her.

How to Create a Standout Social-Media Profile

Here are a few guidelines on making the most of the limited customizable options provided by social networking platforms.

'The Snappening' Really Happened: 100,000 Snapchat Photos and Videos Leak Online

Because the 'The Fappening' wasn’t horrifying enough, enter 'The Snappening,' reason number 1,729 not to snap selfies in the buff.

Introducing the Power Users of Social Media You Want to Reach

Move over, millennials. The active players might surprise you.

3 Sources for Great Content When You're Short of Ideas

Inspiration is wonderful but research is more reliable.

Ads on Snapchat Are Coming

They'll be opt-in and untargeted.

How Brands Can Win With Snapchat

Tips for pros wondering how to use the social media app effectively.

Zuckerberg: Facebook Has No Near-Term Plan to Monetize WhatsApp

Everyone will have to wait and see how 'Big Blue' can turn a profit on its recently acquired messaging service.

3 Techniques That Will Double Your Social Media Content With Half the Effort

Have better things to do than managing Twitter and Facebook? Consider these tips for doing more social media in less time and with less effort.
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