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Why top social media experts say Facebook’s News Feed change is no big deal

For nearly three days after Facebook announced perhaps its biggest change ever to its News Feed, I was glued to my social media feeds like a Wall Street broker watching the stock ticker. The responses I saw there fell into two consistent groups: page owners and publishers (PANIC!) and trusted social media experts/influencers/consultants (Stay Calm and Keep on Posting!). Why are the ... Read More »

5 Crucial Components of an Effective Social Media Marketing Strategy in 2018

The social networking landscape is shifting dramatically in 2018. From Facebook’s updated news feed focus to YouTube’s updated influencer marketing rules, brands hoping to capitalize on social media marketing for brand growth need to be aware of changes in the social media sector. Failure to have an updated social media marketing strategy for 2018 could mean your company is losing ... Read More »

Big Read: How your social media followers can make you rich

Dr Sommer Kapitan a Senior lecturer in marketing at Auckland University of Technology talks about the influencer marketing industry and how does it compare to the US, UK markets Lighting on, adjust the object, smile, click. Uploading a photo to Instagram can be the first step in putting a product, and a brand, centre stage on social media – particularly ... Read More »

What Does a Smartphone Mean to a Refugee?

HIGHLIGHTS After food and shelter, a smartphone is the next essential Asylum seekers would stop their journeys to access free Wi-Fi Tech can be used to transfer funds, or find news of lost family In an increasingly digital world, after food and shelter, the next necessity that people have is an Internet connected smartphone, says Mark Latonero, PhD, Lead Researcher ... Read More »

Marriage Turning Into Threat In Social Media Age: High Court Judge

Justice Hima Kohli said that there is no secrecy in terms of sharing of personal data in social media. NEW DELHI:  With no secrecy of personal data in the age of social media, the institution of marriage is turning into a threat, Delhi High Court judge Hima Kohli has said. Justice Kohli, who was delivering a keynote address at a seminar ... Read More »

WhatsApp Private Reply Feature for Groups Enabled by Mistake, Expected Soon: Report

WhatsApp is expected to release the Private Reply feature for groups soon HIGHLIGHTS It was first enabled in v2.17.342, then disabled with v2.17.344 It reappeared in the v2.17.348 beta for Windows Phone Other new features were also seen in the beta WhatsApp mistakenly rolled out the ‘Reply Privately’ feature in a beta update for Windows Phone that will allow users to privately send ... Read More »

‘It’s draconian’: Employees’ associations slam social media gag

Representational Pic The government order restricting use of social media by its employees is a political move to choke J&K’s entire population of more than 30 lakh souls, various employees’ associations said on Thursday, and vowed to fight the “diktat” legally. “There are already conduct rules for the employees, which make it clear that an employee can’t indulge in political ... Read More »

Social media policy in the works for FCPS employees

Frederick County Public Schools is working on a social media policy for its employees. A draft policy and regulation aim to provide guidelines to Frederick County Public Schools employees on how to conduct themselves on social media. The policy, which has received a first reading by the Board of Education, and its accompanying regulation would make the professional social media ... Read More »

How to Read a Deleted WhatsApp Message Someone Sent You

HIGHLIGHTS WhatsApp “Delete for Everyone” can be thwarted The new method requires third-party app, or stock widgets The deleted messages can be accessed via notification log WhatsApp, one of the most widely used instant messaging apps, rolled out “Delete for Everyone” feature recently. But do deleted messages really disappear from the phone? A new report claims that WhatsApp messages that are deleted are actually ... Read More »

Social media apps have changed the way parents, college students keep in touch

Every Sunday evening when she was in college, Vicki Ganniger took a roll of quarters to a pay phone and called home. “We called our parents once a week on Sundays,” said Ganniger, who graduated from Quincy University in Illinois 26 years ago. “That was the rule.” Now, Ganniger keeps in touch with her daughter, Katie, a freshman at Columbia ... Read More »