Social media star Bryan Silva has been arrested following a police standoff in Charlottesville, Virginia.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation has announced that San Bernardino terrorists Tashfeed Malik and Syed Farook did not openly support jihad on their social media accounts.
Social media and blogging are a match made in heaven. Integrating the two is the best way to raise brand awareness and increase traffic on your site. However, that’s only possible if your posts get shared. For some brands, getting content to go viral is simple – their reputation alone seems to drive traffic. On the other hand, some need to work a little harder if they want them to be shared.
Fortunately, it can be done if you’re willing to put in the effort. Getting more views that generate leads and increase search engine visibility is possible if you’re willing to apply a few tips and tricks. [Read more…]
Did you respond to the Paris attacks last week on social media? The chances are that you did, whether it was adding the filter to your profile picture on Facebook or tweeting the peace symbol with the Eiffel Tower in the middle.
Essena O’Neill, teenage Australian social media personality, has decided to pull the plug on her social media career. For some, this will not seem like that big of a deal, but O’Neill’s online following was substantial, numbering almost half a million followers on Instagram alone.
Over the weekend, one of the stars of Aaron Sorkin’s Steve Jobs film spoke out against what she perceives to be poor parenting in the age of social media. Steve Jobs costar Kate Winslet told The Sunday Times that parents are losing control of their kids to technology. Winslet specifically singles out social media.
We’ve all seen them, those social media quizzes that ask you twenty questions that are supposed to help you figure out what Simpson’s character you are or what kind of job you did in a past life.
Are you having trouble attracting followers to your blog? Do you wish that you have a ready-made group of followers who already have some vested interest in what you have to say? If so, you should consider using Facebook Notes!
Do you remember Facebook Notes? The tool has been around for a long time, almost since Facebook was initially launched. It used to be a way for you to write more lengthy posts that wouldn’t fit in a restricted status update. (Remember those days? Those were days when people couldn’t just fill your timeline with long status updates that put forward crazy conspiracy theories. I, personally, miss those days.)
Okay, back to the point: Facebook Notes was the place where you would copy and paste quizzes and surveys and answer burning questions about yourself or your friends. (If you’re feeling nostalgic, try this Notes survey on for size.) [Read more…]
It seems that every day we’re faced with more evidence that social media, when used excessively, is bad for your health. Today’s study comes from the Office for National Statistics in the United Kingdom, and it spells things out clearly: too much social media harms your kids.