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Top 100 Trending Topics for Pinterest Marketers Heading Into 2017

Pinterest has revealed trends it predicts will dominate in 2017. The third annual Pinterest 100 report (PDF) narrows down the top trends in 10 key categories the image sharing social network expects to be hot in the new year. The list has been compiled by Pinterest’s insight team, which gleaned the most popular trends that saw considerable year-over-year increase in ... Read More »

This Startup Can Steal Data by Hacking Your Printer

With just a few tweaks, even your printer can be hacked to broadcast your personal, private data. Washing machines, air conditioners, and nearly any other modern device is able to, with a few software tweaks, emit inaudible broadcast signals for miles: without needing the Internet. Red Balloon Security, co-founded by Ang Cui and Salvatore Stolfo, focuses on projects that explore ... Read More »

3 Ways to Market Your Local Business Online

According to research from Verisign, 91 percent of consumers use the Internet to look for local goods and services.¹ If your local business is not online, you may be missing out on a significant number of potential customers. Getting online and establishing a presence for your business doesn’t need to take much time or money. Here are three ways to ... Read More »

My Disability Matters: The social media site helping to connect people with disabilities

PHOTO: Mr Reardon hopes the website will provide a forum for people with disabilities to support each other. (ABC News: Felicity Ogilvie) RELATED STORY: New social network connects people with disabilities online MAP: TAS A social media site created by a Tasmanian man and designed for people with disabilities is being praised by users as a useful place to make ... Read More »

US Asks Visitors for Social Media Information

FILE – Icons for Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest are displayed on a window in New York, Jan. 13, 2016. Share Print The U.S. government has started asking some foreign visitors to provide their social media account information as part of the effort to identify potential terrorists. Since last week, foreigners arriving in the U.S. on the visa waiver program ... Read More »

Reports of mall disturbances light up social media

(Photo: Kevin R. Wexler, NorthJersey.com, via USA TODAY Network) A flurry of reports of mall melees and disturbances rippled across social media Monday on a day Americans swarmed shopping hubs for post-holiday bargains. Disturbances that led to some malls being evacuated included reports from Elizabeth, N.J.; Fayetteville, N.C.; East Garden City, N.Y.; Aurora, Colo.; Tempe, Ariz.; Beachwood Place, a suburb of Cleveland; and Memphis. About ... Read More »

Gmail Undo Send, New Tech Partnerships Make Headlines

Pretty much every business owner and professional has experienced the horror of sending an email only to find moments later that it included a mistake, typo, or even the dreaded unintentional “send all.” But now there’s a new solution for Gmail users in the form of an “undo send” button. In addition, WordStream and Constant Contact and Bing and AOL ... Read More »

Techieworks: Providing Seniors with Online Tech Help

When Anant Vats was working for Infosys in Houston, he once took the bus with some friends to go to dinner in town. Suddenly, an old lady sitting next to them asked them if they could fix her computer. Pleasantly surprised at this request, Anant asked her what led her to believe they could. “Because you are Indian!” she said. ... Read More »

5 Online Marketing Techniques of Successful Real Estate Agencies

Now more than ever, the Internet has become the primary method used by home buyers when looking for a new home. Online searches and listings have made it easier for prospective home buyers to find their dream homes. In 2013, 90 percent of home buyers did research online before choosing to buy their homes. Additionally, 76 percent of home buyers ... Read More »

Ooops! Facebook Reports Metrics Goofs — and Fixes

Facebook (NASDAQ: FB) is fixing some metrics errors to provide content publishers an improved experience. In a recent post, the social networking giant explained the glitches and steps it has taken to fix them. Here’s a quick overview of the updates Facebook has shared with its users. Facebook’s Metrics Errors Improvements to Estimated Reach Metrics for Advertisers Advertisers need a ... Read More »