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Facebook ousts hundreds of fake news accounts tied to Russia

Facebook today removed multiple accounts, Pages, groups, and Instagram profiles that were related to Russian networks. The accounts in question were masquerading as news organizations and interest pages to spread misinformation. The pages and accounts were linked to employees of defamed Russian state publication Sputnik, which was previously downranked by Google for spreading false information. These accounts ran seemingly legit news and general-interest pages related to topics like sports and t...
Tags: Google, Startups, Facebook, Instagram, Russia, Sputnik, Insider


Cake Smash Session – Decorating for Cake Smash Photographs

The cake smash session is more popular in the United States than anywhere else in the world. But it’s a growing genre of photography, so I thought I would share some advice for you. If you’re a photographer, or a parent, thinking of doing a cake smash session, this video will show you how to decorate for a cake smash photograph. Subscribe Transcription was done by Temi.com which means it’s an AI generated transcript. The transcript may contain spelling, grammar , and other errors, and i...
Tags: Google, Photography, Etsy, United States, Photographers, Un, Mickey Mouse, Scott, Kix, Temi


Get more shut-eye in 2019 with help from Google

After a long day, it should be easy to hit the hay at night. But far too often, just as you’re about to drift off, you decide to check why your phone just buzzed...and you’re back to square one.According to the National Sleep Foundation, most adults should aim to get between seven and nine hours of sleep every night. Many of us, including yours truly, usually don’t get there.If you want a fresh start in the new year, here are some tech tips and healthy habits that will help you catch more zzzzs ...
Tags: Google, Instagram, Youtube, Belgium, Pixel, National Sleep Foundation, Daniele, Google Assistant, Google Wifi, Digital Wellbeing, Google Fit Congrats to Team Colombia, Team Colombia Team Colombia, Dumbbellsndrama Team Italy Team Italy, Matter Shanti Lives Space Valley, StrangeSte Carmensegattini Corih, Beatricelessi Team


Helping teens root out misinformation and get media savvy

Editor’s Note: Katy Byron is the Editor and Program Manager of MediaWise at The Poynter Institute for Media Studies. MediaWise is part of the Google News Initiative and is a Google.org funded partnership between The Poynter Institute, the Stanford History Education Group (SHEG), the Local Media Association (LMA) and the National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE). Mediawise aims to teach one million students how to discern fact from fiction online by 2020.Misinformation is nothing ...
Tags: Google, Instagram, Education, Kansas, Red Cross, Houston, John Green, Jason Derulo, St Petersburg Florida, Memorial High School, YouTube Instagram Facebook, Google News Initiative, Stanford History Education Group, MediaWise, Katy Byron, Poynter Institute for Media Studies MediaWise


Sprint customers can now use Apple Business Chat to reach an agent

Sprint today announced it will support Apple’s Business Chat – the new platform that allows businesses and customers to interact over iMessage. According to the carrier, customers can now message a Sprint customer service agent, get info about plans and other services, as well as look up store information in Maps, Safari and with Siri during a chat session. The support from Sprint comes after two other launches on the platform this week. TD Ameritrade said it will allow customers to fund thei...
Tags: Apple, Google, Mobile, Facebook, Business, Instagram, Siri, Tech, Sprint, Harry David, Ameritrade, Rob Roy Sprint, Apple Business Chat, Google Duplex, Gubagoo, LivePerson Salesforce Nuance Genesys


Know Your Schitt! A Guide To The Cast & Characters Of Schitt's Creek

Schitt’s Creek has kicked off its fifth season so you may already be well-acquainted with the fish-out-of-water tale of a bankrupt clan from the big city banished to a rural town with an expletive-adjacent name they originally purchased as a joke. You may already know that Eugene Levy and his son, showrunner Dan Levy, co-created Schitt’s Creek together, making it an on-and-off screen family affair. You’ve probably seen the Twitter campaigns to give the show all the awards. If you are watching S...
Tags: Google, Fashion, Music, Instagram, Toronto, Ted, David, Mtv, Daniel Levy, Paris Hilton, Gwyneth Paltrow, Cbc, Roland, Rose, Moira, Eugene


Unlocking Creativity: Are These Creativity-Inhibiting Mindsets Holding You Back?

IN AN IBM global survey of CEOs, the overwhelming consensus was that more than rigor, management discipline, integrity or even vision, successfully navigating an increasing complex world will require creativity. In a world where we must adapt or die, we need creative solutions. In struggling to generate a sufficient number of creative ideas, we typically blame the number of creative individuals in our organization or hierarchy and bureaucracy. But in Unlocking Creativity, Michael Roberto takes...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Leadership, Instagram, Delta, Ibm, Jeff Bezos, Skype, United, Harvard Business Review, Amazon Web Services, American Airlines, Robert Kennedy, John Kennedy, Roberto


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Tuesday. 1. Facebook's business model is under scrutiny in Germany, where a local regulator will reportedly order the social network to stop collecting certain user data. German authorities don't like the way Facebook collects information about people via WhatsApp and Instagram and third-party sites. 2. Norwegian authorities are investigating allegations that Tidal's streaming numbers for Beyonce and Kanye West albums were inflated. Play...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Beyonce, Instagram, Microsoft, Mexico, Germany, Satya Nadella, US, Trends, Intel, Kylie Jenner, Qualcomm, Jeff Williams, Alexa


Event Marketing Will Change In 2019: Here's How

As 2019 gets underway, the public's appetite for live events shows no signs of waning. While this is great news for your next show or festival, a thriving live economy means it's more important than ever to make your event stand out. Here we look at some key strategies that will help you come out on top. _____________________________ Guest post by Rachel Grate of Eventbrite As the events industry heads into a new year, the market for live experiences shows no signs of slowing down. T...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Music, Instagram, Canada, United States, Guest Post, Rachel Grate of Eventbrite


YouTube now lets you swipe through videos like Instagram Stories

We’ve all wasted hours watching recommended videos on YouTube, but now the company is making it even easier to procrastinate your time away. Starting this week, you’ll be able to navigate through recommended videos with a simple horizontal swipe. With each swipe forward you’ll see a new recommend video. Swipe back to return right where you left off on the previous video.It’s basically YouTube’s take on something like Snapchat or Instagram’s stories, which have popularized swiping across video co...
Tags: Google, Startups, Instagram, Youtube, Insider, Instagram Stories


We Are Social’s Monday Mashup #429

Facebook rolls out fact-checking operation in UK Facebook has appointed independent charity, Full Fact, as its first fact-checking partner in the UK; in an attempt to further tackle misinformation on the platform. Full Fact will be responsible for reviewing and rating the accuracy of content on the social network. Posts, links and videos found to contain false information will then be tagged accordingly as a warning to potential readers and sharers. No one will be stopped from sharing or reading...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Twitter, UK, Instagram, India, Seo, Thailand, Pga, Nba, Algeria, Mashup, Hootsuite, Google YouTube, Instagram Marketing Partner Social Report, Public Homes


Google Walkout meets #MeToo in a new anti-arbitration campaign

When outraged googlers walked off the job last year to protest the company's practice of secretly paying off serial sexual assaulters and harassers, while denying employees the right to sue over harassment through arbitration clauses in their contracts, Google CEO Sundar Pichai promised revise Google employment contracts to remove mandatory arbitration for individual sexual harassment claims. Binding arbitration is parallel justice system run by and for big corporations, who use mandatory a...
Tags: Google, Post, News, Instagram, Labor, Time, Tech, Solidarity, Sundar Pichai, Class Action, Arbitration, Late Stage Capitalism, Forced Arbitration, MeToo, Tech Worker Uprising, Endforcedarbitration


The organizers of the Google Walkout are calling on the tech industry to end forced arbitration employment agreements completely (GOOG, GOOGL, FB)

Organizers of last year's Google Walkout, where thousands of employees left their desks to protest the company's handling of executive sexual misconduct cases, are launching a social media campaign called "End Forced Arbitration."  Forced arbitration is an employment practice whereby workers are required to settle any disputes with management out of court, privately.  The campaign will debut Tuesday, Jan. 15 at 9 am EST, and will feature interviews on Twitter and Instagram with sexual harassme...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Instagram, Trends, Google Walkout, eBay Airbnb Facebook, Instagram T


Silabur Cave in Sarawak

Have you heard about the Jade Caves of Sarawak? Yes, a cave that looks like it is made from jade, which is called the Silabur Cave in Serian, Sarawak.  This beautiful cave has been around for a very long time, and mostly visited by researchers, but in 2016, the cave became more popular among the locals, mainly due to the beautiful jade texture of the cave walls.  Silabur Cave in Sarawak This beautiful cave is found in the district of Serian, which is about 90 minutes drive from the cit...
Tags: Travel, Google, Facebook, Instagram, China, Malaysia, Waze, Google Maps, Sabah, Borneo, Kuching, Sarawak, David Jr, Facebook Page, West Kalimantan, Kalimantan Indonesia


An Animated History of Cats: How Over 10,000 Years the Cat Went from Wild Predator to Sofa Sidekick

Dogs sees us as their masters while cats sees us as their slaves. - Anonymous The next time your friend’s pet cat sinks its fangs into your wrist, bear in mind that the beast is probably still laboring under the impression that it’s guarding the granaries. Anthropologist Eva-Maria Geigl’s animated Ted-Ed Lesson, The History of the World According to Cats, above, awards special recognition to Unsinkable Sam, a black-and-white ship’s cat who survived three WWII shipwrecks (on both Axis and...
Tags: Health, Google, Instagram, College, New York City, History, Animation, Edward Gorey, Ken, Facebook Twitter, Hitchcock, Freya, Ayun Halliday, Eva Maria Geigl, Unsinkable Sam


Leaked document shows the terms that Amazon is offering influencers to sell products — and it's paying big commissions for Amazon's own brands

Amazon is stepping up its efforts to sign up influencers for its affiliate program. In recent weeks, a number of small creators have signed up and been approved for the Amazon Influencer Program. Business Insider obtained a copy of Amazon's terms of the deals, including details on how much influencers are paid to sell items. Commissions are as high as 10% for Amazon's private fashion line and as little as 1% for video games and consoles. Amazon is inching in on influencers. For two years, the...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Instagram, Etsy, Trends, Amazon Prime, New York Times, Commission, Levi, Jillian Michaels, Justine Ezarik, Amazon Fresh, Facebook Each, YouTube Instagram, Amazon Business, Amazon Influencer Program


Amazon is now paying influencers big commissions to sell its products. We got a leaked document that shows how it all works

Amazon is stepping up its efforts to sign up influencers for its affiliate program. In recent weeks, a number of small creators have signed up and been approved for the Amazon Influencer Program. Business Insider obtained a copy of Amazon's terms of the deals, including details on how much influencers are paid to sell items. Commissions are as high as 10% for Amazon's private fashion line and as little as 1% for video games and consoles. Amazon is inching in on influencers. For two years, the...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Instagram, Etsy, Trends, Amazon Prime, New York Times, Commission, Levi, Jillian Michaels, Justine Ezarik, Amazon Fresh, Marie Kondo, Facebook Each, YouTube Instagram, Amazon Business


The Getty Digital Archive Expands to 135,000 Free Images: Download High Resolution Scans of Paintings, Sculptures, Photographs & Much Much More

J. Paul Getty was not a billionaire known for his generosity. But since his death, the Getty Trust and complex of Getty museums in L.A. have carried forth in a more magnanimous spirit, ostensibly adhering to values that transcend their founder: “service, philanthropy, teaching, and access.” A collection first gathered for private investment and consumption (sometimes under a cloud of scandal) has expanded into galleries that millions pass through every year; a Conservation Institute dedicated t...
Tags: Google, Art, Photography, College, Getty, West Coast, Dorothea Lange, Facebook Twitter, Josh Jones, Research Institute, Roehampton, Paul Getty, Durham NC Follow, Andrea Mantegna, Paul Gaugin, Thomas Gaehtgens


10 Incredible Digital Marketing Strategies to Put Your Hotel on the Map

by Robert Clough 35% of American families will go on at least one vacation during any given year. Given that the total American population is over 300 million, that represents a ton of opportunities for your hotel to book guests. The bullish economy we've been enjoying as of late has created a lot of competition in the hotel niche though... Buildings are going up faster than during previous years. Deals are getting better. Guests have more choices. Amidst that increased clutter, how can y...
Tags: Travel, Google, Facebook, Instagram, Digital, Seo, Ppc, Digital Marketing, Don, Facebook Facebook, Try Facebook, Niche Marketing, Robert Clough, Incredible Digital Marketing Strategies, Get Social Savvy


Instagram now lets you regram your posts to multiple accounts

Instagram is swaying the balance towards simplicity but away from originality. It’s adding the ability to publish feed posts to different accounts you control at the same time by toggling them on within the composer screen. An Instagram spokesperson confirms this option is becoming available to all iOS users, telling TechCrunch “We are rolling out this feature to provide a better experience for people who often post to multiple accounts.” This “self regram” could make it easier for businesses...
Tags: Google, Social, TC, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Instagram, Tech, Spam, Google Photos, Jane Manchun Wong, Instas, Regram, SocialThings, Zachary Shakked, Jay Elaine


A simple and free content creation workflow

This was originally written and published for Photofocus. The article is republished here with search engines blocked and canonical set to the original published article. It is here for archival purposes and so my community can find it too. Not all photographers feel comfortable with the idea of content creation. I’m not referring to photography content, of course. I’m talking about text or video and even audio content. In this article, I will be sharing two simple workflows that can help ...
Tags: Google, Photography, Wordpress, Google Docs, Grammarly, Google Doc, Elsewhere, Hemmingway, Hemmingway Hemmingway


Facebook is cashing in on direct-to-consumer brands — even as marketers are scrambling to shift money elsewhere

According to new research from Facebook, 45% of disruptor brands said that they've built their business on the platform compared to 15% of non-disruptor brands. That reliance may lessen as DTC companies look to other kinds of advertising to reach potential customers. Facebook is betting big on Stories to keep interest from disruptor brands strong. With and a need to diversify away from Facebook, a number of direct-to-consumer brands have started spending less on Facebook in the past year. Bu...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Instagram, US, Trends, Hubble, Las Vegas, Instagrams, Marie Kondo, Rosen, Ipsos, Dan Rosen, Everson, Instagram Stories, Instagram Facebook Messenger, Carolyn Everson


How to Build an Effective Content Distribution Plan

  How can you build an effective content distribution strategy? What if I told you there is an easy way to build a powerful content distribution channel that actually works. Yes, there is a way… and all you have to do is apply some simple steps in the process. But why do you need a distribution strategy? Because a proficient content distribution plan will get your content in front of your target market and enable you to create bonds with your buyer persona. This will result in trust a...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Instagram, Marketing, Sales, Marketing Strategy, Ppc, Buffer, Cpc, Google Adwords, Larry, Content Marketing Institute CMI, Larry Kim of WordStream MobileMonkey, Business People Working in Office


How Instagram Stories Are Changing Marketing

By observing every step in the last eight years, it’s evident that Instagram is much more than just a member of the popular social media group. It started as a website with socially-related goals and an artistic outlet, but it turned out to be something more. Not just a photo-sharing platform anymore, Instagram has become a powerful marketing tool. A big reason for this is the Instagram Stories feature, a feature that’s being used by more than 400 million users . These peculiar temporary po...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Instagram, Sales, Instagram Stories, IG Stories


Top Tools to Create Amazing Content

Creating amazing content sounds like the easiest, yet most difficult task you could attempt. Some would assume you just sit in front of a computer screen and cool content just appears in an hour. Well, that rarely happens. If you want to create amazing content, most people need specific tools and inspiration in the process. Instagram’s Explore Page We have all heard of Instagram. A lot of us use Instagram for long hours during the day, usually just to keep up with our friends or celebrities, ...
Tags: Google, Instagram, Seo, Canva, Content Creation, Social Media Content, Social Media Content Creation, Content Creation Tools, FontSquirrel, Social Media Content Tools


Free: Download Thousands of Ottoman-Era Photographs That Have Been Digitized and Put Online

“Turkey is a geographical and cultural bridge between the east and the west,” writes Istanbul University’s Gönül Bakay. This was so long before Constantinople became Istanbul, but after the rise of the Ottoman Empire, the region took on a particular significance for Christian Europe. “The Turk” became a threatening and exotic figure in the European imagination, “shaped by a considerable body of literature, stretching from Christopher Marlowe to Thomas Carlyle.” Images of Ottoman Turkey were lon...
Tags: Google, Europe, Photography, Congress, College, New York City, Turkey, History, Venice, Getty, Archives, Istanbul, Mediterranean, Facebook Twitter, Constantinople, Josh Jones


Go With Your Gifts

I've been having a conversation in the comments (noteworthy in itself as I usually don't even allow conversations in the comments—as I sometimes say, this isn't a forum) with a reader who, despite being of older age, is willing to remain flexible, change with the times, and reinvent himself if need be. That's admirable and I don't want to pretend otherwise. But he's insisting that I, too, should change with the times and become a vlogger (video blogger). Like Scotty Kilmer, for example. Another ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Chuck, Photography, Microsoft, Youtube, Kodak, Tesla, Ed Sheeran, Ariana Grande, Sony, Elvis, Lensrentals, Michael Johnston, Kingsman, Mike


How I Research My Solo Travel Destinations

Posted: 1/2/2019 | January 2nd, 2019 Kristin Addis from Be My Travel Muse writes our regular column on solo female travel. It’s an important topic I can’t adequately cover, so I brought in an expert to share her advice for other women travelers to help cover the topics important and specific to them! In this month’s article, she shows you how she researches and plans her trips! What’s the best way to go about researching your next trip when all of the decisions will fall to you as a solo travel...
Tags: Travel, Google, Facebook, Europe, Japan, Pinterest, Instagram, Bali, Indonesia, California, China, India, SIM, Thailand, South Africa, Antarctica


Should You Be Googling Yourself?

In 2004, after being shot by an unknown assailant, one Australian man encountered some disturbing information from Google search results. Revealed in image searches and even filled in by Google’s autocomplete searches was his own name, linked with the names of local criminals, mobsters to be exact. This false information nearly cost him his very life. Yet, it was still plastered over the front page of Google search results begging the question – if it’s on Google, does it even matter if it’s tru...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Technology, Instagram, Lifehacks, Gen Zers, SocialCatfish


How to Be Less of a Traveling Asshole in 2019

Everyone likes to think that they’re a good traveler. But are you as good as you think you are? Probably not. “How dare you call me an asshole?! I’m one of the good ones!” I mean, we’re all assholes. We all cause damage. There’s no such thing as a perfect traveler or trip. We can all strive to do better.  I often say that the best thing the travel blogging community has done is raise awareness about elephant rides. Elephant rides are universally abusive to the animals — there’s no such thing ...
Tags: Google, Japan, New York, Featured, Instagram, North Korea, Southeast Asia, Africa, Blog, Amsterdam, New Zealand, New Orleans, Kenya, Airbnb, Las Vegas, Venice



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