social media

  • Pundit launches an audio social media app for millennials

    Pundit launches an audio social media app for millennials

    Just 2 percent of applicants got accepted to appear in the Startup Battlefield at TechCrunch Disrupt SF; Pundit was one of the teams to make the cut. The company debuted their audio social media platform on stage, presenting it to a panel of judges. Co-founders Billy Shaw Susanto and Chris Aston told TechCrunch that they believe their forum for “bite-sized talkshows” will be used… Read More

  • Yala’s new chatbot knows the best time to post to social networks

    Yala’s new chatbot knows the best time to post to social networks

    Need to post content to multiple social networks at the same time? A new chatbot called Yala wants to help. The bot, live now on Slack with Facebook Messenger support coming soon, not only does the work of posting for you, it’s also intelligent enough to know when to post. That is, Yala uses algorithms and machine learning to determine the best time to post in order to increase… Read More

  • Your Facebook friends can actually cheer you up

    Your Facebook friends can actually cheer you up

    A study (conveniently co-written by Facebook) has found that “personal interactions on Facebook can have a major impact on a person’s feelings of well-being and satisfaction with life just as much as getting married or having a baby.” That’s right: it seems that clicking “Like” on a picture of someone’s soup is akin to the eternal bond of love that… Read More

  • Lerer Hippeau’s Ben Lerer says FOMO is inevitable, but resistance is possible Crunch Network

    Lerer Hippeau’s Ben Lerer says FOMO is inevitable, but resistance is possible

    In the world of tech and investing FOMO is a dominant theme that drives much of investment decision-making at the early stage. Ben Lerer, Managing Partner at Lerer Hippeau Ventures, goes as far as stating, “FOMO is an inevitable part of life as an investor,” in our latest interview. However, there are methods and processes that can be used to mitigate the effects of FOMO. 1. Read More

  • Twitter adds new ways to monetize live video via Periscope

    Twitter adds new ways to monetize live video via Periscope

    Twitter announced a new monetization option today, adding live Periscope content to its monetization options, which lets approved creators and brands earn a share of ad revenue on their media posts. Including live content produced via Periscope in the program is new, and the first partners to take advantage are Chase and Grey Goose, which are creating broadcasts with tennis legend Andy Roddick… Read More

  • Instagram adds an Events channel to show you the best videos from concerts and sporting events

    Instagram adds an Events channel to show you the best videos from concerts and sporting events

    Over the past year Instagram has been working to reinvigorate the Explore tab, which is the app’s place for showing you personalized content. What started as a simple algorithm to determine photos you may enjoy has evolved into a full-fledged discovery platform to show you photos and videos that will want to make you spend more time in the app. A major part off this initiative was… Read More

  • Anyone can now apply to be verified on Twitter

    Anyone can now apply to be verified on Twitter

    It may have just become a little easier to get the blue check mark on Twitter.  The company has just announced that they are opening applications to apply for verification on the platform. As a refresher, being verified gives users a blue check mark on their profile to “let people know that an account of public interest is authentic”. Typically, this means celebrities… Read More

  • Google+ turns 5 and is somehow still alive

    Google+ turns 5 and is somehow still alive

    People who love Google+ sure love Google+. That hasn’t changed since Google first launched what at the time seemed like a credible Facebook competitor back in June 2011. If you’re a Google+ fan, today is a day to celebrate: Against all odds, your favorite social network turned five today. For everybody else, the fact that Google+ is still online may come as a surprise. The number… Read More

  • So, does anybody want Twitter?

    So, does anybody want Twitter?

    Twitter is in trouble. In a move out of a middle school flag football game, Microsoft selected LinkedIn to join its team. The sheer size of the transaction has reignited conversations about who will be picked next to join the super special circle of public mega-cap tech companies. Vultures have been circling Twitter for well over a year, but the company has defied all experts who have… Read More

  • PinMeTo lets national brands automate updates to local Facebook pages

    PinMeTo lets national brands automate updates to local Facebook pages

    Malmö, Sweden-based PinMeTo is a location marketing platform launching a nifty new feature today that aims to make it infinitely easier for major brands to maintain a local presence on Facebook by somewhat automating the creation and updating of multiple local Facebook pages. Read More

  • How activist DeRay Mckesson’s Twitter account was hacked

    How activist DeRay Mckesson’s Twitter account was hacked

    Even though several huge data breaches have recently exposed hundreds of millions of social media login credentials online, users aren’t re-setting their passwords — which means you’ll probably continue to see celebrities’ social media accounts getting hijacked.
    Racial justice activist DeRay Mckesson became the most recent example of a high-profile account breach… Read More