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More people want to quit social media than smoking in 2017, study claims

More people want to quit social media than smoking in 2017 (Photo: Getty) 6SHARES 1 Get Daily updates directly to your inbox + Subscribe More people want to quit social media than smoking in 2017, according to new research. Over 1,500 people were asked about their plans for the New Year, with one in ten planning to quit social media, ... Read More »

4 Tricks to Become a Social Media Superstar

X Officially A Record Breaking Winter In Boise LSTV SHOW CAPTION Now that Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat all do pretty much the same thing, it’s time to pick a platform and grow your following. Andy Warhol predicted we all would have 15-minutes of fame, so Lindsey Granger and social media expert Lily Zimmel have a few simple tricks to get ... Read More »

The takeaway for 2016: What we do on the internet matters.

Photo Illustration by Scott Barbour/Getty Images What happened to the US in 2016 is historical and terrifying, and most of us were unprepared for it. This year saw the rise to power of a vocal, right-wing extremism with white supremacist and fascist leanings not considered a legitimate part of American politics in over half a century, while the ideological differences ... Read More »

Kesha Vows to Use Social Media Less & Be ‘More Present’ in 2017

Olivia Bee Kesha photographed on Nov. 21, 2016 at Harvard House Motel in Los Angeles. If you noticed that Kesha is no longer following you on social media, don’t take it personally. The “Tik Tok” singer announced Tuesday that the new year will be focused more on her mental health and “spiritual self,” which means taking a step back from her social ... Read More »

Repealing ObamaCare means contending with social media

© Getty Images Congress and President-elect Trump have made it clear that repealing ObamaCare is a top priority. With the rise of social media’s influence on public opinion, though, it might end up being a tougher sell to the American people than they anticipated. There are two main reasons for this. For one, the vast majority people still don’t understand ... Read More »

5 Social Media Trends That Will Dominate 2017

Social media is one of the fastest changing industries out there. Sometimes a cutting-edge technology changes the social game, or an old idea (e.g. virtual reality) gains viral popularly. Either way, the results always have a huge impact and 2017 will be no different. Here are five social media trends that will dominate 2017. Pexels.com 1. Social messaging When people ... Read More »

Kim Kardashian West Returns to Social Media With a Lesson in Image Control

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West with their children, Saint and North, in August. CreditAlo Ceballos/GC Images So Kim Kardashian West is back — on social media, and with an instructive lesson in image management and control of the personal narrative. Oh, how we missed her! In the months since her robbery at gunpoint during Paris Fashion Week in October, ... Read More »

Spending time on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook can have positive mental health benefits

0:00 / 0:00 5 Justin Bieber Returns with New Instagram Account Staff writersNews Corp Australia Network SOCIAL media has been linked to depression in young adults, but recent research shows spending time on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook can be beneficial. According to a study conducted by the University of Melbourne, social media can help people who suffer from anxiety and ... Read More »

Social media terms and conditions ‘incomprehensible’ to children

Image Caption:Teenagers are spending more time than ever on social media By Tom Cheshire, Technology Correspondent “Incomprehensible” terms and conditions of social networks mean children have little idea what they are signing up to, the Children’s Commissioner has warned. As she publishes a year-long study into children and the internet, Anne Longfield said youngsters were left to “fend for themselves in ... Read More »

Grant Wickes, aka Professor Gadget: Using iPhone Photo and Video for Business

The iPhone is quickly becoming the “go to” gadget for fans of photography and video and many are now using these features for business and marketing purposes. Enter Grant Wickes, a.k.a. “Professor Gadget,” Vice President of Business Development for Wasp Barcode Technologies and a Top 100 SMB Influencer. Grant has sourced many useful gadgets and turned his iPhone into a one man ... Read More »