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…]
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.