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(Infographic) How 39 Major Businesses Use Instagram Stories

Should Instagram be part of your business marketing strategy?

Instagram Stories have about 300 million active daily users -- and one-third of the most-viewed Stories come from businesses, according to an infographic by 99Firms.com. So, if you want to keep up with the competition, it only makes sense that you might want ...

by Matthew McCreary  | November 13, 2018 06:00:00
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You're Probably Not Even Thinking About One of Social Media's Biggest Dangers

Here's how to protect yourself from identity theft on social media

Social media platforms allow us to stay connected to family and friends that we don't get to see every day, but they also allow hackers and identity thieves to gain access to our personal information. In the last few years, there has ...

by Charley Moore  | October 01, 2018 06:00:00
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Need More Hours Every Day to Grow Your Business? Then Quit These 7 Time Wasters

Between checking Twitter and jetting off to client meetings, where do you find time to run the business?

The entrepreneurial life is busy, which means you can’t afford to waste time on tasks that don’t lead to results. That doesn’t mean you can’t have fun -- even the best entrepreneurs need to take breaks -- but it does mean you should cut ...

by John Rampton  | September 11, 2018 06:00:00
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In Numbers: Online Anger Over NutriAsia Picket Line Violence

Infographic on internet sentiment before and after the violent dispersal of protesters

On Monday, July 30, NutriAsia Inc., the manufacturer of popular condiments such as Datu Puti vinegar and UFC Banana Ketchup, made headlines after violence erupted between security forces faced and protesting workers and their sympathizers at the company’s factory in Marilao, Bulacan. ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | August 06, 2018 06:00:00
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Mark Zuckerberg on Why Facebook Won't Remove 'Fake News' and 3 Other Takeaways From His Recent Interview

He opened up about regulating 'fake news,' monitoring content, his mentor and tech's next frontier

“We’re not kids in a dorm room anymore, right?”That’s what Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg told Kara Swisher, co-founder of Recode, in a recent podcast interview. The full transcript is available here, but we pulled out some of the key takeaways -- including the ...

by Hayden Field  | July 22, 2018 12:00:00
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5 Reasons to Stop Posting Hype on Social Media

Customers are wising up to the over-exaggerated lifestyles they see online

I'm sure you've seen the fancy cars, houses and wads of cash that social media influencers love to flaunt. In hopes of attracting fans, these influencers like to use hype and fake followers, and for a long time it helped bring in sucker customers.As social ...

by Luis Congdon  | July 13, 2018 06:00:00
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(Infographic) The ROI of Social Media

When you're spending lots of time and money on social media, you should know how it's helping your brand

No matter what business you’re in, social media is a necessity. And when you’re spending time and money building your brand’s social presence, it’s important to know whether these efforts are making an impact.Of course, social media can be tough. But the good news ...

by Rose Leadem  | July 10, 2018 12:00:00
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OFWs Can Learn Digital Literacy and Small Business Skills with Facebook and OWWA Partnership

These training workshops are available for their families, too

OWWA Administrator Hans Leo Cacdac and Facebook Director of Community Affairs, Asia Pacific Clair Deevy at the Migrants' Workers Day 2018Facebook Philippines and the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) have teamed up to promote digital literacy and small business skills using social media ...

by Nicai de Guzman  | June 27, 2018 10:00:00
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This Guy Faked His Way To Becoming an Instagram Influencer in 6 Months

Success as an influencer requires a strong knowledge of digital marketing

Scrolling through the comments, I caught a “thank you for coming in.” It was posted by a popular celebrity chef who had hosted me the night before at his residency in an upmarket New York restaurant. It was one of 35 free ...

by Jonathan Jeffery  | June 25, 2018 12:00:00
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5 Social Media Tips to Help You Drive Sales

Optimize your social media platforms to help your business

The evolution of social media and technology has completely reshaped marketing. Today, data is plentiful and insights are easy to gather, allowing social media savvy marketers to drive tremendous results.Social media allows you to build a loyal following and share your message in a ...

by Jonathan Long  | June 16, 2018 02:00:00
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(Infographic) You Have No Idea How Much Data We're Using Every Minute

More than 470,000 tweets, 2.1 million snaps and 50,000 Instagram photos are posted every 60 seconds

With all the tweets, iMessages, streamed songs and Amazon prime orders, did you ever wonder just how much data is actually being generated every minute? To find out, cloud-based operating system Domo analyzed data usage over the past year, and shared the results in its ...

by Rose Leadem  | June 12, 2018 06:00:00
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Instagram May Soon Allow Hour-Long Video Uploads

Expect there to be a 'focus on vertical' content and for it to live inside the main Instagram app

Watch out, YouTube: word has it Instagram may soon support long-form video uploads.As if you don't already spend enough time on Instagram, The Wall Street Journal, citing unnamed sources "familiar with the matter," on Tuesday reported that the Facebook-owned social media app is ...

by Angela Moscaritolo  | June 09, 2018 12:00:00
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The Endless Scroll: How to Tell If You're a Tech Addict

Once you understand what's happening in your brain while you use technology, you can do something about it.

By Rob MarvinBrian was cleaning his bedroom when he came across an old iPhone. The screen was cracked, but he found a charger, plugged the smartphone in, and turned it on. The college junior told himself it was just for nostalgia's sake. Then ...

by Rob Marvin  | May 23, 2018 02:00:00
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