On February 7, Cam Newton’s 15-1 Carolina Panthers will take the field against Payton Manning’s 12-4 Denver Broncos in what is almost assured to be the biggest football game ever in the history of American football: Super Bowl 50. While the Panthers and Broncos will spend next Sunday battling each other for the better part of four hours, two of the biggest social media networks in the world will be competing with one another for the eyeballs of people who are watching Super Bowl 50.
In recent decades in the United States, the debate over gun safety and how we can respect and protect the 2nd Amendment have been controversial subjects. Just last week, President Obama unveiled new executive actions that are designed to limit who can get his / her hands on firearms, but in a new move, Facebook has decided to ban gun sales from its website as well as its photo sharing app Instagram.
While many people start blogging out of a passion for a particular subject, being able to make money as a result of that blogging and that passion is a bonus few would turn away. Successfully doing so, however, is easier dreamt of, talked about, and read about than done — especially if you want to continue to provide value to your readers and avoid the risk of chasing any away. Here are seven ways you can monetize your blog’s traffic that won’t also make your readers want to leave. [Read more…]
There’s content being written all over the internet these days for various clients and publishing sites. This makes it a challenge for those seeking to blog for the love of blogging. The good news is that if you write in a certain niche, your chances for success are boosted almost instantly. The bad news is that niche blogging isn’t nearly as easy as it sounds.
If you want to make it in a specific niche, you must come up with a unique theme or perspective to accompany your blog. It involves pulling from your professional experience that makes you an expert on your topic. That doesn’t come naturally to everyone.
It takes work, but niche blogging is one of the best methods for getting the top spot on Google search engines. Through this highly specific avenue, bloggers can learn to make money and build their name in the blogging industry. It just takes a few steps to get started. [Read more…]
As part of its ongoing fight to reinvent itself as a truly profitable social media company, Twitter is once again looking to make a change: hiring ex-Apple executive Natalie Kerris.
Earlier this week, fitness blogger Anna Victoria posted an usual photo of herself on Instagram. The picture posted was a selfie of Victoria sitting on the floor and wearing her workout gear. If you’re at all familiar with Victoria’s Instagram feed or her fitness blog, you probably already know that this isn’t all that unusual; after all, the blogger’s fitness credibility comes from, in part, the fact that she practices what she preaches But this selfie is a little bit different.
Are you a textbook oversharer? Do your friends and family ever tell you that you’re posting way too much information online? Do random strangers ever walk up to you in public and ask how your dinner was last night? #Awkward.
New social media apps come and go, and pretty much no one notices — and as it turns out, that’s really a problem. No matter how great a new app is, if no one is using it, if no one knows it exists, if it never gets any traction, it fades away into the graveyard of failed apps in Apple’s App Store and Google’s Play Store. [Read more…]
For many, celebrity and average Joe alike, Twitter is the go-to social media platform. Its limited 140-character updates ensure that the platform remains simple to use. While it may be a little off-putting to the outsider, using symbols like hashtags (#) or commercial ats (@) are all over tweets, which helps Twitter retain its raw, startup feel. Politicians, movie and pop stars, religious figures and even terrorists organizations lean on Twitter to get their message to the masses easily.