News and Articles About Social Media

Social Media Karma and the Golden Rule
Etiquette

Social Media Karma and the Golden Rule

The golden rule, 'treat others as one would like others to treat oneself' should always apply in the world of social media.
Ann Tran
Facebook Reportedly Developing App for Anonymous Social Interaction
Privacy concerns

Facebook Reportedly Developing App for Anonymous Social Interaction

The move marks an about-face from the company's founding mission, which sought to establish a digital network of actual identities.
Geoff Weiss
Brands to Spend Big on Social Media This Holiday Season (Infographic)
Social Media Marketing

Brands to Spend Big on Social Media This Holiday Season (Infographic)

A new infographic from Offerpop breaks down where the money is likely to go, based on survey data.
Abbi Whitaker
Local Businesses: Facebook Now Offers Stalkerish Ads That Target Nearby Customers
Facebook

Local Businesses: Facebook Now Offers Stalkerish Ads That Target Nearby Customers

Oh, the places Facebook knows your customers go! And live.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Twitter Sues Justice Department for Right to Reveal Surveillance Requests
Security

Twitter Sues Justice Department for Right to Reveal Surveillance Requests

The social-media company is the latest to speak up on speaking out about security issues.
Apple's New iPhone Hit By 'Hairgate,' the Latest Social-Media Storm
Customer Complaints

Apple's New iPhone Hit By 'Hairgate,' the Latest Social-Media Storm

First there was bendgate. Now brace yourself for hairgate, the latest online uproar.
Want to Avoid Embarrassing Social Media Mistakes? Don't Miss Our Live Hangout.
Coaches Corner

Want to Avoid Embarrassing Social Media Mistakes? Don't Miss Our Live Hangout.

This live event will walk you through the common mistakes small business owners make.
Linda Lacina
The Digital Tools Our Experts Swear By
Coaches Corner

The Digital Tools Our Experts Swear By

Some of our favorite experts in social media and marketing reveal the digital tools that save them time, hassle and money.
Linda Lacina
What Facebook's Crackdown on 'Click Bait' Means for Businesses
Facebook Marketing

What Facebook's Crackdown on 'Click Bait' Means for Businesses

Sellers, rejoice! You now have less voices to compete with on the social network. But be careful not to be branded a spammer yourself.
Chris Bennett
Is Charitable Crotch-Grabbing Stunt #FeelingNuts the Next ALS Ice Bucket Challenge?
Viral Marketing

Is Charitable Crotch-Grabbing Stunt #FeelingNuts the Next ALS Ice Bucket Challenge?

Attention-grabbing exploit? Check. Viral hashtag? Yup. Celebrity participants? The floodgates seem to be opening.
Geoff Weiss
Facebook Plots First Steps Into Healthcare
Health Care

Facebook Plots First Steps Into Healthcare

The social network already knows who your friends are and the kind of things that grab your attention. Soon, it could also know the state of your health.
Facebook Makes Elusive Vow to Rethink User Experimentation
Privacy concerns

Facebook Makes Elusive Vow to Rethink User Experimentation

The social network will give its researchers 'clearer guidelines' for future experimentations -- but just what these guidelines are is anyone's guess.
Geoff Weiss
Why Twitter Is Handing Over Your Tweets to MIT
Social Media

Why Twitter Is Handing Over Your Tweets to MIT

MIT's Laboratory for Social Machines now has access to every public tweet ever made...for research, of course.
Carly Okyle
Elon Musk's Cryptic 'D' Tweet Practically Blew Up Twitter
Elon Musk

Elon Musk's Cryptic 'D' Tweet Practically Blew Up Twitter

It only takes a consonant to start a Twitter fire. Take it from billionaire Elon Musk.
Kim Lachance Shandrow