Tom Hanks is killing it on social media

Tom Hanks shares with us his unique view of the world with his wholesome and witty social media posts. Read more… More about Twitter, Celebrities, Instagram, Mashable Video, and Tom Hanks Social Media

Facebook will teach the unemployed digital/social media skills in 30 cities

 Facebook today announced Community Boost. Facebook tells me it’s investing tens of millions of dollars into the program that will travel to 30 cities around the U.S. in 2018. It will teach digital job skills to the unemployed, internet literacy to those just getting online, startup methodology to entrepreneurs and customer growth to small business […]

Is social media getting in the way of our happiness?

Happiness expert and researcher Shawn Achor breaks down happiness and how it relates to social media.  Read more… More about Facebook, Mashable Video, Happiness, Mental Health, and Happy Social Media

5 Questions to Answer BEFORE You Develop a Social Media Strategy

Last weekend I decided to build something. So I went to Home Depot and asked a nice man in an orange apron to tell me what supplies I needed. “Okay, what are you building?” he asked. “Oh, you know, something…maybe out of wood? Perhaps a birdhouse, or some furniture, or a planter,” I replied. “Don’t […]

How to use social media to grow your business

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. If you don’t know who Cameron Dallas is, go ahead and Google him. We’ll wait.  Yeah, he’s kind of a big deal these days. The Vine and YouTube star/model has morphed his internet presence into a wildly lucrative […]

People with chronic illnesses and disabilities get their own media channel with The Mighty

 There’s a corkboard in the office of The Mighty, the social network for people with chronic illnesses, mental health disorders and disabilities, which has pictures and letters from many of the site’s contributors and readers who have benefited from the stories the site shares. It’s there to remind staffers of the faces behind the work […]

Antisocial media?

 As Facebook finds itself publicly on the hook for enabling Russian agents to spread divisive propaganda via its platform, be it in the form of fake news, ‘dark ads’, issue pushing Facebook pages, and even political rallies organized using its Event tools, there’s another side to the story of how tech tools are impacting the democratic process […]

Obsessively checking social media during a crisis might harm your mental health

Survivors of three recent disasters — the northern California fires, the Las Vegas mass shooting, and Hurricane Maria — used social media and texting as lifelines to connect with loved ones, seek aid, and search for the latest developments.  A new study, however, suggests that people who get updates during a major crisis from unofficial […]

UK spies using social media data for mass surveillance

 Privacy rights group Privacy International says it has obtained evidence for the first time that UK spy agencies are collecting social media information on potentially millions of people.  Read More Social – TechCrunch

If you want to grow your business, start by increasing your social media following

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. You’ve seen the job listings: “we’re looking for a social media rockstar…“  Social media is driving huge amounts of revenue for companies across industries, and the job market is reflecting that value. This Social Media Rockstar Bundle is one way […]