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FEATURED ARTICLE — February 23rd, 2017

How to Use the New Twitter Explore Feature

“Until today, you had to go to a few different places to find each of these experiences. As part of our continued efforts to make it easier to see what’s happening, we’re bringing all these together. Very soon, you’ll be able to find trends, Moments, search, and the best of live video, all within the new Explore tab.”

— Angela Lam, Twitter product designer

Twitter’s Moments feature debuted in October of 2015 as a destination within the application that served as a portal for users to tell short stories via aggregated tweets. It wasn’t until September 2016 that Moments became available to all users.

That excitement, however, was short lived — in October 2016, one year after launching the feature, the little blue bird began testing a new element called ‘Explore’
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Snap Valuation Should Really Be About $2B: Expert

Snap, the parent company of social messaging app Snapchat, may think its worth more than $20 billion, but not all experts agree with that figure. Snap is worth only $1.7 billion, according to David Haigh, CEO of valuation and strategy consultancy… Read More
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Instagram Users Can Now Share 10 Photos, Videos Per Post

Why settle for one image when you can post 10? Instagram’s latest app update gives you the ability to share up to 10 photos and videos in one post, eliminating the need to sum up an event or outing with one image. You can view multiple images… Read More
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Alphabet Launches Tool to Deal With ‘Toxic’ Online Comments

An Alphabet-owned research company today unveiled a new tool to help online publishers deal with toxic commentary. Dubbed Perspective, the API uses machine learning to determine the impact a particular comment might have on a conversation. Perspective… Read More

Technology News

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Moving Parts: Six Amazing and Affordable Home Technologies

It seems like only yesterday the greatest home technologies were simple boxy televisions. Technology changes fast and now more than ever, there are new technologies waiting and ready to make your home a haven. Creating the perfect smart home is possible… Read More
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Internet of Things Holds Promise, Creates Security Challenges

The growth of the Internet of things — a term that encapsulates everything from networked medical devices and kitchen appliances, to automated homes and cities — holds promise for innumerable fields. However, it also raises a bevy of security concerns… Read More
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Snap Now Selling High-Tech Spectacles Online

If you’ve been eagerly awaiting the chance to buy a pair of Snap Spectacles, the wait is over. Snap Spectacles are now available online to U.S. shoppers for $129.99. The device — a pair of sunglasses with a built-in video camera — comes with… Read More

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Say Farewell to Predictable Content

You know what I really hate (besides sharks)? When I click on an attention-grabbing headline and find underwhelming content. I’m not talking about poorly written articles; I’m referring to subjects that have been covered over and over again without… Read More
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Why Content Quality Is Vital For Effective SEO

There are many who take the saying “content is king” literally and produce a prodigious amount of articles posts, and comments to be published online. There are currently more than 2.4 million posts being published daily using WordPress alone, so… Read More
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3 Secrets of Creating a Blog Post That Rocks

When we launched our company blog, I had no idea how much it would help me to learn about our target. Blogging is easily the best way for connecting with your prospects. It also does wonders for your SEO, gives your company a voice, and helps build the… Read More

Social Media News

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Pinterest’s Promoted Pins Come to Ireland, Australia, New Zealand

Pinterest is bringing its Promoted Pins to three new countries: Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand. The expansion of Promoted Pins, the company’s version of ads, began last year with the U.K. as the starting point for its international roll out.… Read More
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3 New Facebook Ad Features to Master in 2017

“The best Facebook ads look and feel as relevant and timely in your News Feed as the posts you see from your friends.” – Mari Smith, Facebook marketing expert For better for worse, Facebook, like Google, is in a constant state of transformation.… Read More
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WhatsApp Channels Snapchat With New ‘Status’ Feature

Facebook is continuing its mission to make Snapchat irrelevant: this time by launching a new feature for WhatsApp. Dubbed WhatsApp Status, the new tool is markedly similar to Snapchat Stories, although it does have some original features of its own. Status… Read More

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10 Top Skills Your Social Media Manager Candidate Should Have in 2017

Are you considering hiring a social media manager in 2017? If so, it’s a smart decision! Today, social media content creation and distribution is one of the single most time-consuming tasks in all of digital marketing. In fact, it claims a massive 18.5… Read More
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How to Build a Website as Simple as Possible

Although you can sometimes buy a site as-is, the best investment is building your site from scratch. The problem is where do you start and how do you build a site from scratch? One way to get started is to use software that you can install on your Web… Read More
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Tech Trends to Define Your Business Strategy in 2017

Following Brexit and the election of a new president in the United States, businesses are split when deciding their IT budgets. According to a Gartner report and CIO article, some businesses are using this political climate to expand their IT estates,… Read More

Other News

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Google Axing its Custom Search Engine

Google is shutting down Site Search, a service enabling website owners to deliver Google-like search on their sites. Google describes Site Search as “the same search technology that powers Google.com to your website, delivering relevant results… Read More
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Skype Launches Lite Version of its App for India

Microsoft’s Skype has launched a new version of its service tailored for the Indian market. Dubbed Skype Lite, the free app is available today to all Android users in India. The app, announced by Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella at Future Decoded conference… Read More
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Technology – a ‘Giving Tree’?

Our relationship with technology is unlike the one described in ‘The Giving Tree.’  Rather it is distinguished by many trade-offs with profound implications for the human experience. The Giving Tree is a well-known children’s picture book by Shel… Read More

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8 Reasons Former Bosses Do Not Honor Company Policy Regarding References

Many unsuccessful job seekers come to the realization that a negative reference(s) from a past employer is the source of their problems. Typically, a former employer is only supposed to offer limited information about previous employees, e.g. employment… Read More
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Giveaway Contest Offers More Than $8,000 in Marketing Tools

Reputed digital marketing educator and solutions provider, FortuneLords, announces a giveaway contest of more than $8,000 worth of online marketing tools and training. FortuneLords recently announced its 2017 Giveaway contest particularly designed to… Read More
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How Engaging Is Your Digital Content?

What makes one piece of creative media go viral? Why are some designs more engaging than others? In today’s digital age, businesses of all sizes are generating a vast amount of content and graphic media, from websites and presentations to social media… Read More

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