Social Media

Facebook Updates Its Privacy Policy, But Does That Mean Anything?
Privacy Policies

Facebook Updates Its Privacy Policy, But Does That Mean Anything?

Americans overwhelmingly say that they don't feel in-control of how their personal data is collected online, and Facebook's new privacy policy will likely do little to change the sentiment.
Laura Entis
How (and Why) to Take Advantage of Being First on New Social-Media Platforms
Social Media

How (and Why) to Take Advantage of Being First on New Social-Media Platforms

Building your presence on new networks is an investment of time and energy that can pay off, if the network succeeds.
Ann Smarty
Twitter Considers Crafting New Apps, Improving Messaging
Twitter

Twitter Considers Crafting New Apps, Improving Messaging

The social network says it is looking into applications beyond its core messaging service.
6 Reasons Why You Should Quit Facebook
Facebook

6 Reasons Why You Should Quit Facebook

Studies show the social network drives us to spend more and work less and makes us unhappy.
Anna James
How the End of Facebook 'Like-Gating' Will Benefit Brands
Social Media

How the End of Facebook 'Like-Gating' Will Benefit Brands

Facebook put an end to the common social media marketing strategy Wednesday, but that may just be a good thing.
Mairead Ridge
3 Social-Media Mistakes That Are Killing Interest in Your Company
Social Media Marketing

3 Social-Media Mistakes That Are Killing Interest in Your Company

While entrepreneurs launch social-media campaigns to help spread the word, their strategy can backfire -- causing more harm than good. Here are three things not to do.
Ann Tran
How to Improve Your Facebook Clickthrough Rates With Better Images
Facebook Advertising

How to Improve Your Facebook Clickthrough Rates With Better Images

On Facebook, the images you use in your ads are more important than the words. Here are 6 ways to use images to improve your ads.
Perry Marshall, Keith Krance, and Thomas Meloche
Finally: Now You Can Edit Captions on Instagram
Instagram

Finally: Now You Can Edit Captions on Instagram

Gone are the days of deleting and reposting photos when an error is discovered.
Wendy Frink
Facebook Says 'Messenger' Has Reached Half a Billion Users
Facebook

Facebook Says 'Messenger' Has Reached Half a Billion Users

This just a few months after it was separated from the main Facebook app.
5 Tips for Making Sure Social Media Helps You Get a Job
Social Media

5 Tips for Making Sure Social Media Helps You Get a Job

Employers routinely scour social media before making a hire. You're smart to carefully construct the online version of you they will find.
Tom Mcgrath
The Case Against Sharing Your Epic Vacation Photos on Social Media
Social Media

The Case Against Sharing Your Epic Vacation Photos on Social Media

In a nutshell: You run the risk of alienating people.
Laura Entis
3 Ways to Carve Content From Writer's Block
Writing

3 Ways to Carve Content From Writer's Block

You're not really out of ideas, you're just obsessing about not having one right now. The solution, paradoxically, is to quit thinking so much.
Pratik Dholakiya
'All About That Bass' Meets Star Wars in the Nerdiest Mashup Yet
Viral Videos

'All About That Bass' Meets Star Wars in the Nerdiest Mashup Yet

The Meghan Trainor pro-booty anthem has gone to the dark side, with a new music video that's 'all about that base - no rebels.'
Kate Taylor