HubSpot’s free users get a premium upgrade

Users of the marketing platform’s free CRM software will now have access to more of HubSpots marketing tools. Please visit Marketing Land for the full article. Marketing Land – Internet Marketing News, Strategies & Tips

Twitter officially launches its ‘Hide Replies’ feature, initially to users in Canada

Twitter today is beginning its test of a radical and controversial change to its service with the launch of a new “Hide Replies” feature. Effectively, this option gives users the ability to wrestle back control over a conversation they’ve started by hiding any replies they feel aren’t worthy contributions — for example, replies that are […]

Instagram users step up after platform struggles with quickly removing photos of teen’s gruesome murder

Devins’ supporters flooded the hashtags with positive and more user-friendly pictures. Users have also tagged Devins’ account so her tagged section isn’t filled with the grotesque image. Read more here. Read more… More about Tech, Instagram, Mashable Video, Culture, and Social Media Social Media

New Instagram features flag potentially offensive comments, allow you to quietly ‘restrict’ users

Instagram announced two new features today that it said are designed to combat online bullying. In both cases, the Facebook -owned service seems to be trying to find ways to limit bad behavior without outright blocking posts or banning users. “We can do more to prevent bullying from happening on Instagram, and we can do […]

Chrome lets users pay with credit cards saved in their Google accounts

New payment option is available across all Chrome-enabled devices. Please visit Marketing Land for the full article. Marketing Land – Internet Marketing News, Strategies & Tips

Study says Tinder, Snapchat users are more OK with cosmetic surgery

Thanks to Snapchat and Instagram “pretty” filters, it’s easy to imagine what you would look like with larger eyes, a flatter nose, and fuller lips.  A new study finds that social media might not just be distorting how we want to look in the digital realm. It could also be related to how we feel […]

Twitter rolls out a notice for tweets from important users that break its guidelines

Twitter said on Thursday it would identify and de-emphasize tweets that broke its rules but came from important sources such as politicians.Read More Social – VentureBeat

Google Maps displaying redirect notice alerts when users click on business website URLs

A bug within Google Maps may be resulting in traffic loss to company websites and locations. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article. Search Engine Land: News & Info About SEO, PPC, SEM, Search Engines & Search Marketing

Facebook collected device data on 187,000 users using banned snooping app

Facebook obtained personal and sensitive device data on about 187,000 users of its now-defunct Research app, which Apple banned earlier this year after the app violated its rules. The social media giant said in a letter to Sen. Richard Blumenthal’s office — which TechCrunch obtained — that it collected data on 31,000 users in the […]

LinkedIn to shutter Chitu, its Chinese-language app, in July, redirects users to LinkedIn in Chinese

LinkedIn has long eyed China as an important country to offset slowing growth in more mature markets. But now it’s calling time on a localized effort after failing to see it pick up steam. The company has announced that it will be shutting down Chitu — a Chinese-only app it had built targeting younger people […]