Social Media

Facebook kicks off Mother’s Day weekend with flower reactions, cards, stickers, masks and more

You may have noticed the purple flower reaction has returned to Facebook, allowing you to respond to posts with a “thankful” sentiment instead of a Like. As it turns out, the addition is only one of several features Facebook has planned for this Mother’s Day weekend here in the U.S., and throughout the month where the day is celebrated elsewhere in ... Read More »

Google+ Adds Recommended Topics

Google released a new Topics feature in Google+, which will recommend Topics to users based on the things it thinks they will be interested in. With the Topics feature, users will see recommended Topics in their Google+ Home Stream, and they can click each Topic to visit its page and view public posts associated with its theme. Topics cover everything from sports, to animals, to ... Read More »

Twitter thinks Trump should hold Q&As on, shockingly, Twitter

by Roger ChengMay 12, 2017 9:16 AM PDT @RogerWCheng Screenshot by Roger Cheng/CNET Will President Donald Trump hold all of his future briefings via Twitter? Twitter Chief Operating and Financial Officer Anthony Noto doesn’t think that’s such a bad idea. After Trump on Friday tweeted the idea of canceling future press briefings and handing out written responses instead, Noto responded ... Read More »

Internet angrily reminds Jeff Sessions that Hawaii is in fact a state

They fly the American flag in Hawaii. You can pay for things there with U.S. currency. If you’re American, don’t need a passport to visit. That’s because it’s part of the United States of America — not that U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions seems to care. Earlier this week on a conservative talk show, grumbling about a district judge in ... Read More »

Google+ for business marketing

If you have been thinking that investing resources and time in marketing your brand on Google+ is not worth it and have been ignoring it all this while, you need to reconsider your marketing preferences. Google+ had around 540 million active monthly users in 2016, and it is posolutely not a quiet display platform that your business can afford to brush off. Besides being ... Read More »

HOW TO ACTIVATE YOUTUBE’S HIDDEN DARK MODE

Google has added a new feature to YouTube that dramatically transforms the look of the site. Dark Mode swaps YouTube’s classic white-and-red theme for black, and also tweaks the user interface. Activating Dark Mode requires a little bit of fiddling, but the entire process takes less than a minute. It’s currently only available on the website, and not the app. ... Read More »

Here’s How YouTube TV Is Doing One Week in Among Cord Cutters

YouTube TV has been widely available for seven days now, and 147,300 smartphone and tablet users have downloaded it so far, according to mobile-data company Apptopia. Seventy-three percent of those consumers have downloaded the app via Google Play. Adweek reached out to Google, YouTube’s parent  company, for comment on the numbers, but the digital giant didn’t respond by press time. It’s hard to ... Read More »

Move Over Snap, Facebook Has Its Own Stories

  This video was recorded on March 28, 2017. Mac Greer: It’s Tuesday, March 28th. Welcome to Market Foolery! I’m Mac Greer, and joining me in studio, we’ve got Ron Gross from Total Income and Jason Moser from Motley Fool Million Dollar Portfolio. Gentlemen, welcome! Jason Moser: Hey! Ron Gross: Hey, how are you? Greer: Guys, I’m good. Let’s begin with Facebook news that looks a whole lot ... Read More »

Why Google+ Failed And What We Can Learn From It

Most people under the age of thirty-five reminisce about social networks the way their parents giggle about half-forgotten TV shows. MySpace and Friendster, once Hollywood gets around to making nostalgic teen comedies set in the dot-com era, will be easy punchlines. It’s not hard to see Twitter, Snapchat, and Whatsapp suffering the same fate eventually. But what does it say ... Read More »

Twitter Is Finally Dishing Out Data on Likes

Brands and agencies using Twitter’s Gnip application-programming interfaces finally have access to data on likes via the Decahose, the social network’s stream that provides a 10 percent random sample of its full real-time Firehose. Data product manager Adam Tornes announced in a blog post that likes have been one of the most requested features by Gnip API users, adding that starting Tuesday, they ... Read More »