Spotify’s AI assistant should be social

OPINION: I recently sat down at my computer to get some work done and in the adjacent Spotify app saw a friend from college playing “Brown Sugar” by D’Angelo. On impulse I moved my mouse over to like it — but I couldn’t because the Spotify app on Mac has no way to send a […]

Fake news inquiry calls for social media levy to defend democracy

A UK parliamentary committee which has been running a multi-month investigation into the impact of online disinformation on political campaigning — and on democracy itself — has published a preliminary report highlighting what it describes as “significant concerns” over the risks to “shared values and the integrity of our democratic institutions”. It’s calling for “urgent […]

Facebook and Instagram add activity trackers to help you limit your time on social media

Instagram and Facebook are encouraging users to think more carefully about how much time they’re spending on the apps with the launch of new activity-tracking tools. Today, Facebook announced that it is adding “activity dashboards” to the main Facebook app, and to Facebook-owned Instagram. The company said these dashboards are…Read More Social – VentureBeat

Best Practices for Choosing Effective and Captivating Social Media Visuals

For both B2B and B2C brands, social media marketing has become an age-old tactic by now. And it’s no surprise. Despite working 8 hours a day and sleeping (hopefully) 8 hours, the average person still spends nearly two hours each day on social media, according to a study by Mediakix. But the social media landscape […]

Social media and your business: Choosing the best platform

With all the social media platform options, it’s hard to know where to start. Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn and Instagram boast the greatest volume of users per month, but which of these popular networks is right for your business? To develop a strategy that builds your following and allows you to communicate with consumers, you should have […]

Investing in blockchain-integrated social media startups could be 2018’s best idea

SPONSORED: Presented by Top Games Social media, blockchain, and cryptocurrency have a very close relationship. Much of the growth and popularity of cryptocurrency can be attributed to social media apps. Cryptocurrency and blockchain technology, in turn, has also greatly influenced the social media market. Have you already heard about blockchain-int…Read More Social – VentureBeat

AdColony: Brands are worried about unsafe content and fake news on Facebook, social media

Brands have moved quickly to spread their message through social media and influencers. But those brands have also run into unsafe content, such as hateful speech and inappropriate or offensive content, that negatively impacts consumers’ views of both the advertiser and the platform where the incident occurred. Two-thirds of marketers (67 per…Read More Social – […]

U.S. consumers are less satisfied with social media after year of data scandals

The social media industry is less likable than airlines and health insurance. That’s according to a survey from the American Customer Satisfaction Index, out today. Each year, the ACSI surveys consumers on their attitudes toward a handful of social media sites. The ACSI uses seven main benchmarks to determine a site’s favorability: ease…Read More Social – […]

4 Ways to Use Social Listening for Brand Awareness, Lead Gen & Beyond

Sometimes it feels like social listening is a sacred knowledge available only to a few chosen brands – that’s how little we hear of companies using it. Of course, in reality, social listening is quite the opposite of a secret: it’s used by many, but, here’s the deal: it’s not used to its full potential. […]

Digital Marketing News: Twitter’s Bot Detox Fallout, Google’s Mobile Thumbs-Up, & Millennial’s Top Social IQ Factors

Report: Google’s mobile search results now show image thumbnails 45% of the time Mobile Google users see image thumbnails in nearly half the search results shown, according to new report data. Should marketers consider placing greater importance on thumb images? Search Engine Land Twitter’s bot purge welcomed by agency execs Twitter recently deleted millions of […]