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Effective Digital Marketing Takes Both Hands

Effective Digital Marketing Takes Both Hands

There’s no denying that a college degree is not as valuable as it was 20 or 30 years ago. Fresh graduates without prior professional experience can often run into issues when beginning their career search with no prior professional experience. The competition for jobs is extremely fierce. Developing professionals are wise to build up their professional resume outside of the classroom while earning their degree. For Andrew Molz, SEO and social media expert and managing partner of a number of [...]

Spotting sockpuppets with science

If you’ve ever ventured into the comment section of a website or spent any time on forums or social media, you’ve probably encountered sockpuppets, fake accounts controlled by a single person — though it’s possible you didn’t know it at the time. New research may help ID these overeager commentators automatically, which is good news for engendering sane discussion across the web. Srijan Kumar from the University of Maryland led a team in statistically analyzing everything about sockpuppet accounts, [...]

Spotting sockpuppets with science

If you’ve ever ventured into the comment section of a website or spent any time on forums or social media, you’ve probably encountered sockpuppets, fake accounts controlled by a single person — though it’s possible you didn’t know it at the time. New research may help ID these overeager commentators automatically, which is good news for engendering sane discussion across the web. Srijan Kumar from the University of Maryland led a team in statistically analyzing everything about sockpuppet accounts, [...]

Facebook Messenger’s AI ‘M’ suggests features to use based on your convos

Write “You owe me $20” and Messenger will suggest you use its payments feature. If someone says “goodbye,” Messenger will recommend a “bye-bye” GIF. That’s how Facebook’s new M Suggestions work. Facebook’s artificial intelligence assistant will privately interject these recommendations above the redesigned one-line message composer in your Messenger conversations, and your friends won’t see the results unless you approve. M Suggestions roll out to all iOS and Android users in the U.S. today, with more countries coming. They’re designed [...]

Twitter launches a ‘lite’ mobile web app that’s optimized for emerging markets

a new data-optimized version of its service that it hopes will be a hit among emerging. It’s called Twitter Lite and, unlike similar ‘Lite’ apps from Facebook and others, it is browser-based — living at . It is essentially a data-optimized version of the regular Twitter service that, the company said, loads fast and will work well on limited internet connections. It added that, already, “hundreds of millions” visit the mobile app each month but now it wants to [...]

Product Hunt will now let you ask the community for product recommendations

While has always been a great place to discover new services and products, it’s not necessarily the best place to find a product that you need right now. For example, let’s say this morning I’m behind on work and all I’m concerned with is finding a great to-do list app. While I’m sure there are some great options within Product Hunt’s database of 90,000+ products, the odds are I won’t see one on the home page this morning and a search may leave out [...]

Twitter adds location sharing for businesses offering customer support over Direct Messages

The Twitterverse is still from Twitter’s , and scratching its head over how has anything to do with addressing abuse, but the network is plodding on, today a new feature aimed at its business users. The latest in a series of updates focused on helping businesses running customer service via Twitter, the new addition offers businesses an easier way to request and share locations with their customers — for example, to enable a store-locator function, or [...]

Amazon quietly launches its own social media influencer program into beta

Social media influencers – like Instagram stars or YouTube celebs – often promote products they like, either as part of a brand relationship or as means of generating income through affiliate sales. Now, Amazon is looking to get in on this action as well. The company has quietly launched the “,” which is currently in beta testing as of a couple of days ago. Similar to the Amazon Affiliate program, the new program will offer influencers commission on products [...]