UK spies using social media data for mass surveillance

 Privacy rights group Privacy International says it has obtained evidence for the first time that UK spy agencies are collecting social media information on potentially millions of people.  Read More Social – TechCrunch

If you want to grow your business, start by increasing your social media following

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. You’ve seen the job listings: “we’re looking for a social media rockstar…“  Social media is driving huge amounts of revenue for companies across industries, and the job market is reflecting that value. This Social Media Rockstar Bundle is one way […]

Writing Headlines that Serve SEO, Social Media, and Website Visitors All Together – Whiteboard Friday

Posted by randfish Have your headlines been doing some heavy lifting? If you’ve been using one headline to serve multiple audiences, you’re missing out on some key optimization opportunities. In today’s Whiteboard Friday, Rand gives you a process for writing headlines for SEO, for social media, and for your website visitors — each custom-tailored to […]

Kudos wants to be a gentle introduction to social media sharing for kids

 Just as pre-teens in the 1990s were warned away from dialing 1-900 numbers, kids now need to learn how to navigate social media responsibly. Kudos, an app for kids aged eight to 13 with around-the-clock moderation, positions itself as a safe introduction to social media that also teaches its young users, some of whom were […]

How Facebook is connecting its 2D social network with the VR version

With 3D Posts, Facebook will bring VR objects into people’s news feeds in hopes of bringing more people into the virtual world. Please visit Marketing Land for the full article. Marketing Land – Internet Marketing News, Strategies & Tips

Social media monitor Brandwatch acquires content marketing platform BuzzSumo

 Brandwatch, a social media monitoring company, has acquired BuzzSumo, a content marketing and influencer identification platform, for an undisclosed sum. The acquisition adds an important arrow into Brandwatch’s quiver. Expect more from this company, which seems intent on creating a suite of powerful tools for online marketers. Read More Social – TechCrunch

Germany’s social media hate speech law is now in effect

 A new law has come into force in Germany aimed at regulating social media platforms to ensure they remove hate speech within set periods of receiving complaints — within 24 hours in straightforward cases or within seven days where evaluation of content is more difficult. Read More Social – TechCrunch

How to Maximize Social Media Marketing as a B2B Company

So how do you stand out from the crowd as a B2B social media marketer? Here’s the advice you need to ensure your company engages with potential customers and develops a social media following that converts into what you really want–sales! Read the full article at MarketingProfs MarketingProfs Daily: Content

4 ways to use social media to increase your email list

Anyone who’s done customer outreach via email marketing understands that the bigger your subscriber list, the more people you can reach with any given email campaign. That means more leads and sales. An additional benefit of a large readership: the ability to segment those readers into groups based on demographics, buying habits and other factors. […]

Search and social media was filled with clickbait and propaganda in the wake of Vegas shooting

 Letting an algorithm cull links from the sewer of internet commentary, and then distributing that to millions of people, is a losing game. It’s another sign of how Facebook and the rest continue to abdicate responsibility. Read More Social – TechCrunch