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Can Subway Ads Bring Mainstream Users to Foursquare?
Foursquare

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

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.
Tanya Benedicto Klich
Why Franchise Owners Have to Be Especially Careful on Social Media
Reputation Management

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
Social Media

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.
Nina Zipkin
Watch Out, Internet Trolls. In Britain, You Could Get Up to Two Years in Jail.
Freedom of Speech

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.'
Laura Entis
The Consumer Revolution Has Happened and the Influencers Are Now in Charge
Social Media Marketing

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.
Stacy DeBroff
The Complete Guide to Creating the Perfect Facebook Page for Your Business
Facebook Marketing

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.
Kevan Lee
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Predicting Chart Toppers Before They Make the Climb
Music

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
Liability Claims

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.
Laura Entis
Twitpic Is Dead -- This Time, For Real
Twitter

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

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
Linkedin

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.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
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Facebook Rolls Out 'Safety Check' Feature to Connect Loved Ones in Times of Crises
Safety

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
Apology

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.
Laura Entis