Twitter hack probe leads to call for cybersecurity rules for social media giants

An investigation into this summer’s Twitter hack by the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYSDFS) has ended with a stinging rebuke for how easily Twitter let itself be duped by a “simple” social engineering technique — and with a wider call for key social media platforms to be regulated on security. In the […]

‘Emily in Paris’ doesn’t understand the first thing about social media. We love it anyway.

On Friday, Netflix dropped the premiere season of Emily in Paris, a 10-episode romantic comedy series about an American marketing and social media coordinator whose job sends her abroad. The show is a breezy, sexy, silly delight, but it’s also the latest TV show to demonstrate absolutely zero understanding of how people use social media. […]

How social media and gamification fueled QAnon’s ‘crowdsourced cult’

Blackbird.AI details tools that allowed QAnon to move from the fringes to the mainstream — crowdsourcing, social media, and gamification.Read More Social – VentureBeat

How to escape your social media bubble before the election

Mashable’s series Algorithms explores the mysterious lines of code that increasingly control our lives — and our futures. You live in an online bubble. But, you’re not alone. We all live in an online filter bubble. Social media algorithms control much of what we see when we log into Facebook, YouTube, TikTok, Instagram, and Twitter. […]

After boycotts, advertisers and social media giants agree on steps to curb hate speech

Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter have agreed with advertisers on first steps to curb harmful content, following months-long boycotts over hate speech.Read More Social – VentureBeat

How and Why to Use Social Media for App Marketing

There are millions of apps on the App Store and Google Play Store, which will never be successful and remain obscure. This is a harsh reality, as it is tough to stand out in the highly competitive app market. Therefore, marketing apps matters just as much as designing and creating them. It can be an […]

Synthetic media targets politics ahead of U.S. presidential election

According to a new report from Creopoint, the number of manipulated videos shared online grew 20 times over the past year.Read More Social – VentureBeat

How to Convert More Prospects on Social Media: A 5-Step Plan

Do you use social media to promote your consulting services? Wondering how to attract and engage prospective customers? In this article, you’ll discover a strategic plan you can model to convert prospects into qualified leads and customers on social media. Why You Need an Engaging Sales Funnel on Social Media In the world of digital […]

Traditional media suffer as digital ad spend grows in 2020 forecast shows

Paid search and social are the big winners of shifting budgets. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article. Search Engine Land: News & Info About SEO, PPC, SEM, Search Engines & Search Marketing

Listen While You Work: The Media Habits of Remote Employees

Three-quarters of people who work from home say they regularly listen to music during office hours, according to recent research from Nielsen. Read the full article at MarketingProfs MarketingProfs Daily: Content