This morning I logged into Facebook and  saw that my friend’s baby woke her up at 3:00 a.m. for the day. Another friend came down with the flu and a coworker hurt her wrist in a car accident. I found myself torn. If I Liked these status updates,...

This past week, #LaborDay and #LaborDayWeekend were both trending across the majority of social channels and brands, obviously, jumped in on the action. But let’s not forget that another hashtag was carrying a lot of clout throughout the weekend too: #ForceFriday. For those not (yet)...

Have you been hearing whispers about "important 1 to 1 social networks" and "mobile messaging usage being on the rise" but haven't had the time to dig into all of the platforms that this covers? Well, you're in luck because we have, and we're sharing the...

Twitter Increases DM Character Limit Twitter is giving its long-winded users 9,860 new reasons to love the social network by increasing the character limit in direct messages. The change comes as Twitter execs are looking at ways to revamp their appeal to social users, and contend...

Most businesses and startups make the mistake of focusing on marketing last. They put in on the backburner until they can no longer avoid it and realize they do need to invest in marketing. What’s the point of having a company if no one has...

Have you noticed a recent drop in your Facebook fan count? Maybe your engagement rates have spiked? Wondering what in the world happened? The answer is surprisingly straightforward, and looks like it could be quite beneficial. Over the last couple weeks, Facebook has deleted millions of...

Facebook's annual developers conference, f8, kicked off today with an announcement-filled keynote continuing last year's themes of Stability and Control.  Much of the conference will focus on introducing developers to new ways to build on top of the Facebook Platform (not to be confused with...

Organic reach has become the bane of many social media marketers. Staying up to date with Facebook’s algorithm changes is rapidly becoming a full-time job, and getting your brand message into your fans’ News Feeds without paying for it is specialist work. This can become even more apparent...

For one week every year, industry experts converge to discuss trends, challenges and best practices at SXSW Interactive. The city of Austin, Texas becomes a hub of diverse personalities, perspectives and innovation. We spent our first day speaking with industry thought leaders, soaking in expertise...

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