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  19.            <title>The Top 6 Social Media Trends of 2021</title>
  20.            <description>Is your social media marketing approach in line with the latest usage and behavioral trends?&lt;br /&gt;
  21. &lt;br /&gt;
  22. The use of digital platforms changed significantly over the course of 2020, with the lockdowns and COVID mitigation efforts forcing people to find alternate ways to socialize, to shop, and to work, all of which have flow-on effects. That&apos;s sparked new trends, like audio social, and new approaches in how businesses connect with their target markets.&lt;br /&gt;
  23. &lt;br /&gt;
  24. If you&apos;re not aware of these shifts, you may limiting your marketing performance. To provide some more perspective, the team from recently put together a listing of six key digital usage trends that could influencer your strategic approach.&lt;br /&gt;
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  26. You can check out their six key trends in the below graphic, which might help in your planning. </description>
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  28.            <pubDate>Wed, 26 May 2021 14:22:59 -0400</pubDate>
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  31.            <title>Facebook Has Lost its Dominance Among Key Demographics and Social Media Users</title>
  32.            <description>There was a time not all that long ago when Facebook was considered to be the absolute pinnacle of social media in general. Because of the fact that this is the sort of thing that could potentially end up being no longer the case without widespread innovation, Facebook has worked quite hard to diversify its offerings. However, recent data suggests that in spite of the fact that this is the case, Facebook has now lost its dominance among key demographics as well as social media users in general.&lt;br /&gt;
  33. &lt;br /&gt;
  34. According to research conducted by the EdisonResearch, two very intriguing statistics have emerged. The first is that Facebook is no longer the social media platform of choice for people between the ages of 12 and 34. This is arguably the single most important demographic out there due to the reason that these are the people that the vast majority of advertisers are going to want to target at any given point in time. Only 21% of users between 12 and 34 years of age say that Facebook is their social media brand of choice.</description>
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  36.            <pubDate>Wed, 19 May 2021 14:21:35 -0400</pubDate>
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  39.            <title>5 Tips on Social Media Recruiting Strategies</title>
  40.            <description>Hiring and retaining top talent is vital for any organizations success. However, attracting and recruiting top talent is getting a lot more challenging thanks to a competitive hiring market. As such, most companies are turning to social media, notably Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, to share job openings, research top talents, and network with potential candidates. Research shows that 92% of recruiters use social media as part of their everyday hiring processes.&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp; &lt;br /&gt;
  41. &lt;br /&gt;
  42. Social medias presence and influence have increasingly grown in recent years, therefore, presents a suitable platform for captivating potential hires, highlighting open job positions, and enhancing an organization’s culture. This piece looks at five tips to implement a successful social media recruiting strategy. </description>
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  44.            <pubDate>Wed, 12 May 2021 14:20:10 -0400</pubDate>
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  47.            <title>5 Content Moderation Strategies for Social Media</title>
  48.            <description>Social media moderation services gradually dominated every online business and most industries. Thanks to the unceasing number of new customers flocking to use and try it, social media became a catalyst for introducing and sustaining big and small businesses today. Several entrepreneurs and business owners have taken to the digitally fueled networking channel to spark discussions with their customers and market their brand to the people they want to be a part of their growth and success. &lt;br /&gt;
  49. &lt;br /&gt;
  50. What is social media moderation? And why is it essential for businesses at present? Simply, content moderation enumerates what needs to be carried out to review, check, and filter posts sent by your followers to align with your company’s branding and strategy. </description>
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  52.            <pubDate>Wed, 5 May 2021 14:14:38 -0400</pubDate>
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  55.            <title>How Brands Can Properly Support Their Social Media Managers</title>
  56.            <description>1. Say goodbye to one-man-shows.&lt;br /&gt;
  57. 2. Be mindful of response times.&lt;br /&gt;
  58. 3. Hire social-centric experts.&lt;br /&gt;
  59. 4. Have backup resources.&lt;br /&gt;
  60. 5. Educate leadership on social media basics.&lt;br /&gt;
  61. 6. Provide social teams with ample resources.&lt;br /&gt;
  62. 7. Establish clear escalation and brand guidelines.&lt;br /&gt;
  63. 8. Encourage days off.</description>
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  65.            <pubDate>Wed, 28 Apr 2021 14:12:53 -0400</pubDate>
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  68.            <title>First Due: Why Should You Use Social Media?</title>
  69.            <description>When I teach social media, I commonly am told that not all people are on social media, particularly the older population. What I want you to consider is that many members of the families of those older residents are on social media, and they can share a departments information with their older relatives. Yes, local newspapers, radio stations and local cable access channels love to share fire department information, and that information is being read, heard and watched by more of that audience that is not on social media. However, social media is another vehicle that transports a department’s information to many other forms of communication.</description>
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  71.            <pubDate>Wed, 21 Apr 2021 14:11:35 -0400</pubDate>
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  74.            <title>Lawsuit Challenges Clearviews Use of Scraped Social Media Images for Facial Recognition</title>
  75.            <description>Facial recognition technology is getting more sophisticated, more reliable, and more pervasive as the world eases its way toward becoming an all-encompassing surveillance state. That surveillance state does not even have to be built; it is increasingly ready for deployment as law enforcement agencies cut deals with private companies that have already assembled the tools and databases for use. As with cell phone tracking, that plug-and-play quality does an end-run around safeguards that, at least nominally, restrict government actors, and invites legal challenges based on civil liberties concerns.</description>
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  77.            <pubDate>Wed, 14 Apr 2021 12:46:20 -0400</pubDate>
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  80.            <title>You Have Got a Friend in New Social-Media Apps</title>
  81.            <description>Relationships come and go, but friends are forever. At least, that is the direction dating apps are swiping.&lt;br /&gt;
  82. &lt;br /&gt;
  83. Social media is getting crowded, with nearly half of the worlds population using one of Facebooks apps every month. The market for connecting with existing friends may be well saturated, but it seems finding new ones is still something of an unmet need.&lt;br /&gt;
  84. &lt;br /&gt;
  85. Friendship finding is, apparently, very hot right now. An analysis recently published by venture-capital firm Andreessen Horowitz showed friend discovery is the fastest-growing category of mobile social app in the U.S. Citing data from Apptopia, the firm showed friendship apps like Itsme, Wink and Yubo are some of the fastest-growing apps nationwide, solving for various pain points that exist in social media today.</description>
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  87.            <pubDate>Wed, 7 Apr 2021 12:45:29 -0400</pubDate>
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  90.            <title>Why Is a Man With No Social Media So Damn Appealing?</title>
  91.            <description>A man with no social presence does raise a few flags at first. What is he hiding? Who is he hiding? Specifically when it comes to dating, having no easily found information has always been a cause for concern from both parties. Those who do not subscribe to any social platforms worry about how it can affect their persona and dating prospects, while those dating someone with no social media always ask the inevitable question to friends, family or strangers on the internet: Is this person I am dating a weirdo?</description>
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  93.            <pubDate>Wed, 31 Mar 2021 12:43:30 -0400</pubDate>
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  96.            <title>How to Send RSS Feeds to a Slack Channel</title>
  97.            <description>Slack is a great communication app, but it can do much more than just hold a back-and-forth conversation between you and your colleagues. Here’s how to keep up with your favorite websites by adding RSS feeds to Slack.&lt;br /&gt;
  98. &lt;br /&gt;
  99. Despite social media feeds and mobile apps, RSS feeds are still one of the easiest and simplest ways to consume the output of a website.&lt;br /&gt;
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  101. Like SMS and email, RSS feeds are robust, simple, and supported just about everywhere, which is why—like SMS and email—they are likely to be around for a very long time. So if you want to keep an eye on whats published by a website or blog, then RSS feeds are the best way to do it.&lt;br /&gt;
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  103. Slack allows you to connect as many RSS feeds to whatever channels you like as you want. The first thing you’ll need to do is install the free RSS app from the Slack directory.</description>
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  105.            <pubDate>Wed, 24 Mar 2021 12:42:10 -0400</pubDate>
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  108.            <title>How to Use Microsoft Outlook as an RSS Feed Reader</title>
  109.            <description>RSS feeds are great for getting alerted to new articles on your favorite sites. But your personal time should not be taken up with reading work articles. Split your professional and personal subscriptions by adding work feeds to Microsoft Outlook instead.&lt;br /&gt;
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  111. Managing feeds in Outlook is super easy, although it can only be done in the desktop Outlook client.</description>
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  113.            <pubDate>Wed, 17 Mar 2021 12:40:13 -0400</pubDate>
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  116.            <title>How Social Media Is Changing Technology</title>
  117.            <description>Social media and technology have evolved tremendously over the last two decades. Each one has helped the other evolve in unique ways. Technological advancements have allowed people to engage with social media on smartphones and computers. Now people are connected through social media wherever they go because everyone has a smartphone in their pocket or purse.&lt;br /&gt;
  118. &lt;br /&gt;
  119. On the flip side, social media is changing technology as well. Computer programmers are incorporating social media networking into their software programs. There are also cases where social media influences which software programs get developed in the first place. Business technology has become largely dependent on social media in more ways than one.</description>
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  122.            <pubDate>Thu, 4 Mar 2021 17:40:19 -0500</pubDate>
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  125.            <title>5 Social Media Marketing Mistakes You Need to Avoid</title>
  126.            <description>I want to help you avoid those costly and time-consuming mistakes so you can build the business you deserve, serve more people and bring more value into the world. So let&apos;s talk about some of the common mistakes people make in social media, how to avoid them and what you should be doing instead so you can maximize your results. &lt;br /&gt;
  127. &lt;br /&gt;
  128. 1. Inconsistent posting activity&lt;br /&gt;
  129. 2. Posting off-brand content&lt;br /&gt;
  130. 3. Topical&lt;br /&gt;
  131. 4. Platforms&lt;br /&gt;
  132. 5. Asking friends to like/follow your page</description>
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  135.            <pubDate>Tue, 2 Mar 2021 17:36:58 -0500</pubDate>
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  138.            <title>Social Media Users Report: Latest stats and trends through 2024 by platform and location</title>
  139.            <description>The onset of the coronavirus pandemic ramped up social media usage across all major platforms across the globe—and there&apos;s no sign of a decline anytime soon.&lt;br /&gt;
  140. &lt;br /&gt;
  141. social network users worldwide&lt;br /&gt;
  142. The coronavirus pandemic ramped up social media usage across all major platforms. eMarketer&lt;br /&gt;
  143. But just how many people actually use social media? Insider Intelligence analyzed social network usage trends across multiple platforms and localizations. Here are some of the key social media stats to help navigate this shifting landscape.&lt;br /&gt;
  144. &lt;br /&gt;
  145. How many people use social media?&lt;br /&gt;
  146. Over three billion people, or 80.7% of internet users worldwide, will use a social network at least once per month in 2020. This is nearly 150 million more global social network users than Insider Intelligence&apos;s pre-pandemic estimate.</description>
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  149.            <pubDate>Fri, 26 Feb 2021 17:35:11 -0500</pubDate>
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  152.            <title>6 Steps for Better Social Media Engagement</title>
  153.            <description>Figuring out a strategy that improves social media engagement and conversion rates — and aligns with business goals — is a common challenge for marketers. There are many solutions for improving social metrics and business ROI, but no part of a digital-marketing plan works in isolation, and social media engagement and conversion rates are a perfect example. Despite being on different levels of the marketing funnel, they can improve simultaneously.</description>
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  156.            <pubDate>Wed, 24 Feb 2021 17:34:01 -0500</pubDate>
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  159.            <title>Social Media in 2020: A Year of Misinformation and Disinformation</title>
  160.            <description>One of the most important things to learn is that misinformation and especially disinformation do not just affect us cognitively, they affect us emotionally. They often trigger an emotional response. They can make us outraged or angry, and self-righteous. And this can activate us to do something, like press the share button. Tuning in to our emotions, to how information makes us feel, can help us recognize when someone might be trying to manipulate us into becoming part of their disinformation campaign.</description>
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  163.            <pubDate>Mon, 22 Feb 2021 17:30:47 -0500</pubDate>
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  166.            <title>How To Grow Your Business With Social Media</title>
  167.            <description>Organic social media traffic is really struggling right now. Reach and engagement numbers are low. For example on Facebook, it&apos;s estimated that the average reach for organic content is roughly 5%. One of the reasons is that there is so much content out there. &lt;br /&gt;
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  169. Using social media is an excellent way to expand your client list, but you have to make sure you approach it in the right way to stand out from the pack. Here are three steps you can start with to put your best digital foot forward and build the connections that will help your business grow. &lt;br /&gt;
  170. &lt;br /&gt;
  171. 1. Choose your Channels&lt;br /&gt;
  172. 2. Build Your Brand&lt;br /&gt;
  173. 3. Find Your Leads&lt;br /&gt;</description>
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  176.            <pubDate>Thu, 18 Feb 2021 17:29:12 -0500</pubDate>
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  179.            <title>3 Social Media Mistakes Brands Must Avoid in 2021</title>
  180.            <description>As the world faced lockdowns, people restricted themselves to the four walls of their homes, increasing the amount of time they were spending on social media platforms and behind their screens, but this was not necessarily a bad thing. Social media kept the world connected when the harsh reality of the new normal kept everyone physically apart. This magnanimous increase in screen-time presented brands and organizations an opportunity to connect with their audiences like never before. As we look towards 2021, we must understand that 2020 has changed how we will do business forever. Clearly, there are no effective marketing strategies without social media going forward. &lt;br /&gt;
  181. &lt;br /&gt;
  182. In researching the landscape ahead for social media, I spoke with entrepreneur and social media expert Brandon Mimms. Brandon has built over 10 million followers combined across various pages on Instagram, including @USA, @SantaClaus, @Shoes, @NiagaraFalls, and others.</description>
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  185.            <pubDate>Tue, 16 Feb 2021 17:27:37 -0500</pubDate>
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  188.            <title>This Might Be What Finally Makes Me Quit Facebook in 2021</title>
  189.            <description>This Might Be What Finally Makes Me Quit Facebook in 2021. It is an Example of What No Company Should Ever Do.&lt;br /&gt;
  190. &lt;br /&gt;
  191. There are a lot of reasons that might persuade someone to quit using Facebook. There are privacy concerns, data leaks, and incendiary content, not to mention the monetization of your personal data. Any one of those reasons should be enough, but most people aren&apos;t persuaded to quit Facebook. Most people just keep using it--almost three billion of them every month, in fact. &lt;br /&gt;
  192. &lt;br /&gt;
  193. The real problem, however, is that Facebooks primary goal is to seduce you into spending more time on Facebook through a variety of different features and notifications. Then, it makes it harder and harder to find the setting to opt-out of those features, even if you have no desire to use them.&lt;br /&gt;
  194. &lt;br /&gt;
  195. That, by the way, is my main complaint with Facebook. The company isn&apos;t trying to build features that make it better or more convenient for you to use. Instead, it&apos;s designing its product solely to make it better and more profitable for Facebook, even when that results in a worse user experience.</description>
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  198.            <pubDate>Fri, 12 Feb 2021 17:25:23 -0500</pubDate>
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  201.            <title>Trump Most Searched Term on Chinese Social Media in 2020</title>
  202.            <description>Trump was the most searched term among Chinese social media users last year, a report claimed, despite a severe public health crisis that brought the country to a standstill in the first quarter.</description>
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  205.            <pubDate>Wed, 10 Feb 2021 17:22:12 -0500</pubDate>
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  208.            <title>1 in 4 Doctors Attacked, Harassed on Social Media, Study Finds</title>
  209.            <description>Many physicians have reported being sexually harassed and personally attacked on social media platforms on the basis of their religion, race or medical recommendations, a new joint study from Northwestern University and the University of Chicago revealed.&lt;br /&gt;
  210. &lt;br /&gt;
  211. While the data were collected before the COVID-19 pandemic, the findings highlight the intensity of online harassment, which the authors stated has intensified since the crisis.&lt;br /&gt;
  212. &lt;br /&gt;
  213. According to a news release, the study found one in four physicians reported being personally attacked on social media, including being barraged by negative reviews, receiving coordinated harassment and threats at work and having personal information shared publicly.</description>
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  216.            <pubDate>Mon, 8 Feb 2021 17:20:34 -0500</pubDate>
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  219.            <title>Social Media Memes</title>
  220.            <description>Although social media is typically filled with posts saying farewell to the past year, this New Year’s looked a little different. While the typical Happy New Year! post could be seen, others used the moment to be serious — or use humor — to reflect upon the difficulties of 2020.
  222. The posts ranged from inspirational messages, to serious reflections, and funny memes.</description>
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  225.            <pubDate>Thu, 4 Feb 2021 17:18:24 -0500</pubDate>
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  228.            <title>Fashion brands should engage more proactively around sustainability on social media</title>
  229.            <description>Rather than using aggregated statistics and sentiment analysis, the research team used a qualitative approach to drill down into all the tweets posted around the two case studies, and divided them into key topics, positions, purpose and arguments, in order to determine how users engaged in the debate around sustainability and ethics in fashion.&lt;br /&gt;
  230. &lt;br /&gt;
  231. They found that the two main ethics and sustainability issues raised by social media users were environmental concerns, in the first case study; and labor conditions in the supply chain, in the second. Analysis revealed that only a small proportion of tweets were explicitly critical and that those that were, were actually prompting a &lt;i&gt;relatively sophisticated debate &lt;/i&gt;that fashion brands may benefit from engaging meaningfully with.</description>
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  234.            <pubDate>Tue, 2 Feb 2021 17:16:36 -0500</pubDate>
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  237.            <title>Adweek Acquires Social Media Week</title>
  238.            <description>Adweek continued its acquisition spree this morning with the announcement that it has acquired Social Media Week, the 11-year-old events and content company that provides deep insights and data for brand marketers, media and technology companies.</description>
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  241.            <pubDate>Fri, 29 Jan 2021 17:15:53 -0500</pubDate>
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  244.            <title>Discussion and de-escalation in social media</title>
  245.            <description>It is a familiar situation: a compelling discussion develops on Tw­­itter, Facebook or Instagram - it could be about any topic - but instead of working constructively towards a common solution, the tone becomes increasingly aggressive. The rift between the differing opinions grows ever larger. Often, intercultural differences and lack of understanding are the root causes of the conflict. An international research team led by the University of Göttingen now wants to develop a &quot;moderator&quot; using artificial intelligence (AI) that can recognise hate messages in social media and intervene to de-escalate the situation. The Volkswagen Foundation will fund the project for four years from April 2021 with a total of around 1.5 million euros.&lt;br /&gt;
  246. &lt;br /&gt;
  247. There has been a growing change in the style of communication in social media in recent years. This is particularly noticeable when it comes to questions of cultural identity. There is increasing conflict: users become emotional and attack each other; always anxious to emphasise what divides rather than what they have in common. A constructive exchange of information, facts and arguments takes place to a very limited extent. This leads to the well-known phenomena of filter bubbles and echo chambers in social media.</description>
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  250.            <pubDate>Wed, 27 Jan 2021 17:14:22 -0500</pubDate>
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  253.            <title>Facebook Can Not Crush These 3 Resilient Social Networks</title>
  254.            <description>Facebook is often considered the 800-pound gorilla of the social networking market. Its family of apps -- which includes its main app, Instagram, and WhatsApp -- grew its monthly active users 14% year over year to 3.21 billion last quarter. Facebook also shares a near-duopoly with Alphabet&apos;s Google in the digital ad market. &lt;br /&gt;
  255. &lt;br /&gt;
  256. However, several major social networks are still growing in Facebooks shadow. Lets take a closer look at three of them, how they withstood competition from Facebook, and what that resilience means for Facebooks long-term prospects.&lt;br /&gt;
  257. &lt;br /&gt;
  258. 1. Snapchat&lt;br /&gt;
  259. 2. Pinterest&lt;br /&gt;
  260. 3. Tiktok</description>
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  263.            <pubDate>Mon, 25 Jan 2021 16:31:25 -0500</pubDate>
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  266.            <title>Global Social Network Users 2020</title>
  267.            <description>
  268.                <![CDATA[The coronavirus pandemic boosted social media usage around the world, as many people stayed home for weeks or months. Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and Twitter are all gaining new users, though not all will benefit equally from 2020s growth.<br />
  269. <br />
  270. How many internet users worldwide visit social platforms regularly?<br />
  271. <br />
  272. An estimated 3.23 billion people, or 80.7% of internet users worldwide, will use a social network at least once per month in 2020.<br />
  273. <br />
  274. Which countries have the largest populations of social media users?<br />
  275. <br />
  276. China and India continue to rank first and second. As a result, Asia-Pacific remains the leading region, with 1.89 billion people using social networks in 2020.<br />
  277. <br />
  278. Where will the most new users emerge?<br />
  279. <br />
  280. China will post the most sizable increase, with 58.3 million more users than in 2019. India will gain 31.8 million social network users, while Brazil will add 10.0 million.]]>
  281.            </description>
  282.            <link></link>
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  284.            <pubDate>Thu, 21 Jan 2021 16:29:11 -0500</pubDate>
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  287.            <title>Mapped: Facebooks Path to Social Network Domination (2008-2020)</title>
  288.            <description>
  289.                <![CDATA[Facebooks Path to Global Social Network Domination<br />
  290. From just a few thousand users in 2004 to 2.7 billion monthly active users (MAUs) in 2020, Facebook is by far the worlds largest social network.<br />
  291. <br />
  292. But its massive global footprint did not grow overnight. While Facebook is the most popular social network in many countries, this traction didn’t happen overnight. And in other places, it still has not quite taken off.<br />
  293. <br />
  294. To see Facebooks path to domination, we mapped each countrys most popular social network from 2008‒2020. The data was tabulated by Vincenzo Cosenza at by examining annual traffic data from Alexa and SimilarWeb.<br />
  295. <br />
  296. Facebook Grows From the Americas to Southeast Asia<br />
  297. What famously started as Mark Zuckerbergs late-night intoxicated project called Facemash—a <i>hot or not</i> type website for students at Harvard University—soon evolved into the worlds predominant social network.<br />
  298. <br />
  299. Before 2008, the social network landscape was populated by social network pioneers such as Myspace and Hi5. Googles Orkut was the most popular network in Brazil and India, and Friendster found a foothold in Southeast Asia.<br />
  300. <br />
  301. But the Facebook wave came in earnest. By 2009, the social media giant took the title of most popular network for the bulk of the Americas, Europe, South Asia, and Oceania, with Orkut in Brazil being the sole holdout until 2011.]]>
  302.            </description>
  303.            <link></link>
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  305.            <pubDate>Tue, 19 Jan 2021 16:26:36 -0500</pubDate>
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  308.            <title>Return of the RSS reader</title>
  309.            <description>Privacy-protecting browser Brave is introducing a new news reader, Brave Today, per Ars Technica. Brave’s news reader masks users’ reading behaviors by divorcing IP address details from content delivery requests. Once a user clicks on a news item in the feed, Braves reader directs traffic to publishers own pages. Brave Today is supported with privacy-protecting offers and promoted content.&lt;br /&gt;
  310. &lt;br /&gt;
  311. This all sounds vaguely reminiscent of an RSS reader, and Brave is not the only one revisiting the potential for news aggregation. Substack has also launched at creating a &lt;i&gt;distraction-free space&lt;/i&gt; to consume email newsletters that isn’t the inbox.</description>
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  314.            <pubDate>Fri, 15 Jan 2021 16:25:53 -0500</pubDate>
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  317.            <title>You can now create RSS feeds based on keywords with</title>
  318.            <description>Imagine how useful it would be if you could set up a Google Alert for a keyword but only be notified if that word or phrase were mentioned in a news story that had more than 50 shares on social media. And would you find it even more useful if you were notified not by email but within an RSS reader?&lt;br /&gt;
  319. &lt;br /&gt;
  320. Consider a tool that could tell you when a news story mentioning a particular word had more than 500 Facebook likes or 100 Twitter shares.&lt;br /&gt;
  321. &lt;br /&gt;
  322. New functionality in free tool does just that. And it lets you to determine the number of shares, Facebook likes, Twitter mentions or comments a story has before it is flagged up.</description>
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  325.            <pubDate>Wed, 13 Jan 2021 16:20:07 -0500</pubDate>
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  328.            <title>Apple complies with Censors in China and removes two RSS Feeds from their iOS App Store</title>
  329.            <description>It is reported today in Hong Kong that more RSS apps are disappearing from Apples App Store in China in a new crackdown on feed readers. Apple removed two additional apps that pull content from RSS feeds, allowing Chinese users to access articles that might normally be blocked by the countrys Great Firewall.&lt;br /&gt;
  330. &lt;br /&gt;
  331. Fiery Feeds and Reeder both acknowledged on Twitter that their iOS apps had been removed in the country. They cited a 2017 tweet by Inoreader, another popular RSS service, which posted a letter from Apple saying its app was removed in China because it included content that is illegal in the country. Inoreader said the entire service was blocked in April this year.</description>
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  334.            <pubDate>Mon, 11 Jan 2021 16:18:45 -0500</pubDate>
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  337.            <title>Google Podcasts now supports private RSS feeds so you can listen to the shows you pay to access</title>
  338.            <description>Google Podcasts is finally getting a feature that’s already standard across most listening apps: private RSS feed support. The head of product for Google Podcasts, Zack Reneau-Wedeen, made the announcement on Twitter today and shouted out some networks that are especially reliant on private feeds, including Patreon, Slate, RedCircle, and Supercast.&lt;br /&gt;
  339. &lt;br /&gt;
  340. To access the feature, tap over to the activity tab in the bottom right-hand corner and slide over to the Subscriptions tab, then tap the plus symbol.</description>
  341.            <link></link>
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  343.            <pubDate>Thu, 7 Jan 2021 16:16:50 -0500</pubDate>
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  346.            <title>Substack launches an RSS reader to organize all your newsletter subscriptions</title>
  347.            <description>Today the platform is launching an RSS reader called Substack Reader, which offers a streamlined collection of your latest newsletters. Any Substack newsletter you already subscribe to will automatically show up, and if you want, you can add third-party RSS feeds, too.</description>
  348.            <link></link>
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  350.            <pubDate>Tue, 5 Jan 2021 16:14:41 -0500</pubDate>
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  353.            <title>Smart RSS Reader is a feed reader extension for Firefox and Chrome</title>
  354.            <description>Smart RSS Reader is a feed reader extension for Firefox and Chrome.&lt;br /&gt;
  355. &lt;br /&gt;
  356. Install the add-on and click its toolbar icon to open a new tab with the extension&apos;s RSS reader. It has three panes, each of which has a toolbar at the top. The left pane is the feeds pane and lists all RSS feeds that you are subscribed too. Selecting a feed displays the title of the articles published by the site in the center pane. It also displays the author&apos;s name and the date when the article went live.&lt;br /&gt;</description>
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  359.            <pubDate>Fri, 1 Jan 2021 12:31:44 -0500</pubDate>
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  361.        <item>
  362.            <title>Your own personal news package: The next generation of RSS feeds</title>
  363.            <description>It was back in 1999 that RSS feeds originated as a way of getting an overview of new articles and blog posts. They are still around today and can still be useful if you want to tailor and streamline your reading content.&lt;br /&gt;
  364. &lt;br /&gt;
  365. RSS feeds can be used to bundle news from any number of websites within a program, browser extension or app. The only requirement is that the pages must support the.rss or.xml file extensions.&lt;br /&gt;
  366. &lt;br /&gt;
  367. For example, if you just want to read headlines on the go, there are smartphone apps such as Feedly, Newsblur, Inoreader, and Feeder.&lt;br /&gt;
  368. &lt;br /&gt;
  369. These applications have modernised the classic RSS service and offer, for example, the synchronisation of the RSS feed between smartphones, desktop computers and laptops.&lt;br /&gt;
  370. &lt;br /&gt;
  371. The modern type of RSS feed reader also offers other advantages. &lt;i&gt;Providers like Feedly also make suggestions about possible feeds based on keywords or interests, &lt;/i&gt;Neuhetzki says.</description>
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  374.            <pubDate>Wed, 30 Dec 2020 12:29:13 -0500</pubDate>
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  377.            <title>Back to the RSS Future</title>
  378.            <description>One common refrain is that, for understandable reasons, people feel worn down by the volume and composition of the media coming at them.&lt;br /&gt;
  379. &lt;br /&gt;
  380. This fatigue stems from a few compounding factors. There is a strong perception that the character of the information presented by the media is warped by highly polarized players.&lt;br /&gt;
  381. &lt;br /&gt;
  382. Nearly two-thirds of Americans across partisan affiliations believed that the existence of &lt;i&gt;too much bias in the reporting of news stories that are supposed to be objective&lt;/i&gt; constituted &lt;i&gt;a major problem &lt;/i&gt;in our media, a 2018 survey found.</description>
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  385.            <pubDate>Mon, 28 Dec 2020 12:27:19 -0500</pubDate>
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  388.            <title>Drop Feeds is an RSS reader extension for Firefox</title>
  389.            <description>The extension supports RSS and Atom feeds. Once you have installed the extension, click on its button on the toolbar. Drop Feeds has a three-pane sidebar, and a reader pane taking up the rest of the space.&lt;br /&gt;
  390. &lt;br /&gt;</description>
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  393.            <pubDate>Wed, 23 Dec 2020 12:15:02 -0500</pubDate>
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  396.            <title>6 Steps to Selling on Social Media Messaging Platforms</title>
  397.            <description>Have you ever heard of conversion conversations? This sales technique involves getting to know your prospect through an online messaging platform, creating a conversation, then shifting to a sale once they are qualified. The best part? It is entirely free if you do the legwork.&lt;br /&gt;
  398. &lt;br /&gt;
  399. When choosing which social media platform to use for your messaging, keep in mind that Facebook is still the largest social media platform, used by 2.6 billion users, according to Statista. Pew Research found that 75 percent of high earners use Facebook. Instagram is more visual, so if you are selling products or services that look good in photos, or if you are targeting younger generations, go for Instagram. According to Statista, 32 percent of users are between 18 and 24, and 33 percent are between 25 and 34.</description>
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  402.            <pubDate>Mon, 21 Dec 2020 12:14:08 -0500</pubDate>
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  405.            <title>Why and How to use Inclusive Design for Social Media</title>
  406.            <description>While visual content provides a fun and expressive outlet for people. The experience is not the same for everyone. For a large portion of the population, some kinds of content is inaccessible. According to the World Health Organization, about 15% of the world’s population lives with some form of disability.&lt;br /&gt;
  407. &lt;br /&gt;
  408. Inclusive design should start with a solid understanding of accessibility fundamentals.&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;Most social media platforms have guides on accessibility and offer how-tos, best practices and tools. Other resources include Federal Social Media Accessibility Toolkit and Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0.&lt;br /&gt;</description>
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  411.            <pubDate>Thu, 17 Dec 2020 12:11:27 -0500</pubDate>
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  414.            <title>To Survive, Social Media Needs Better Governance</title>
  415.            <description>As social media companies increasingly take on the role of free speech arbiters, they need to ensure their policies offer transparency and the types of checks and balances government relies on.&lt;br /&gt;
  416. &lt;br /&gt;
  417. Social media companies do not want to moderate speech. They want to show you ads. Mark Zuckerberg famously told Senator Orrin Hatch as much in 2018 when asked about how Facebook makes money. But as advertisers and the people populating these ad-based platforms began to demand an online experience that was more heavily regulated to mitigate abusive behavior, platforms like Facebook were thrust into a quasi-governmental role. That’s a huge expansion in responsibilities for a company that just wants to show users ads. Predictably, it has not been a smooth transition.&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;</description>
  418.            <link></link>
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  420.            <pubDate>Tue, 15 Dec 2020 12:06:06 -0500</pubDate>
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  423.            <title>5 Steps to Creating Learner-Centered Content on Social Media</title>
  424.            <description>Think about learning. We all experience learning differently. Most of us took part in one or other forms of formal education — took a course, went to university or even attended a workshop. More often than not, we associate learning experiences with these formal settings. However, that’s not always the case; learning occurs throughout one’s life and well beyond the classroom.&lt;br /&gt;
  425. &lt;br /&gt;
  426. In a world where social media is becoming part of our lives, it’s more relevant than ever to explore its potential as a learning and teaching tool. Research shows that social media and mobile devices can support learning and create a positive impact on both educators and learners.</description>
  427.            <link></link>
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  429.            <pubDate>Fri, 11 Dec 2020 12:01:47 -0500</pubDate>
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  432.            <title>Twitters CEO thinks that social media platforms can be addictive, while Facebooks CEO does not agree with him</title>
  433.            <description>During a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, a discussion was being held about the content moderation policies of various platforms and the impact of the recent US General Election. When Senator Lindsey Graham asked both Jack and Mark about their opinion whether their platforms can become addictive for the users, both answered differently.&lt;br /&gt;
  434. &lt;br /&gt;
  435. As per Jack Dorsey, (like any other tech) social media platforms including Twitter and Facebook can make users addicted to continue using them. His opinion is in line with the opinions of several psychologists also who say that these social media networks give the users a sense of well-being by giving them a feeling of connection with others. One post after the other, and the urge of users to keep returning to these platforms to see newer posts one after another is like a trigger for their dopamine centers in the brain. And that is why psychologists believe that all social media platforms tend to become addicting for their users.&lt;br /&gt;
  436. &lt;br /&gt;
  437. However, Mark Zuckerberg is of a different opinion. He stated in front of the Senate Committee that he believes that all the research regarding this matter is still inconclusive, and no one can say for sure if the social media platforms are addicting or not.</description>
  438.            <link></link>
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  440.            <pubDate>Wed, 9 Dec 2020 11:42:17 -0500</pubDate>
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  442.        <item>
  443.            <title>The Performative Nature of Social Media Activism</title>
  444.            <description>This year has been a whirlwind, but if there’s something we all have in common – aside from living in the midst of a pandemic – it is our mutual exposure to a new age of activism. Modern social movements have transitioned online, much like the rest of our lives. With social media platforms remaining at the forefront of online communication, it has become more important than ever to reevaluate why and how we use these platforms, especially as they pertain to social movements.&lt;br /&gt;
  445. &lt;br /&gt;
  446. Instagram, with its incredibly platform-specific-spread, has mini slideshows of infographics. Twitter and Facebook both have catchy headlines and quips, bites of information from a wide range of credible and not-so-credible sources. Almost every form of social media has a way to disseminate information in bite-size chunks; that function is central to its purpose as social media. This is fine, except when it comes to activism.&lt;br /&gt;
  447. &lt;br /&gt;
  448. There are two sides to online activism: there are those who want to appear like they care about a cause, and there are those who actually do. A lot of the former tend to fall into the brand/celebrity/influencer category.</description>
  449.            <link></link>
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  451.            <pubDate>Mon, 7 Dec 2020 11:39:52 -0500</pubDate>
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  454.            <title>Yubo Could Be the Next Big Social Media App</title>
  455.            <description>French startup Yubo is the biggest social media app you have never heard of — unless you are a teen. With a focus on young people under 25, the company has managed to attract 40 million users. A fraction of them hang out every day in live-streaming rooms, meet new people and spend money for more features.&lt;br /&gt;
  456. &lt;br /&gt;
  457. That is right, the company isn’t betting on ads. You can pay to unlock items or subscribe to the app. Yubo&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;expects to generate $20 million in revenue this year — that’s twice as much revenue than it generated in 2019.</description>
  458.            <link></link>
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  460.            <pubDate>Thu, 3 Dec 2020 11:35:30 -0500</pubDate>
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  463.            <title>Global Social Marketing Management Software Market Tendencies, Revenue Forecast and Interesting Opportunities from 2020 to 2025</title>
  464.            <description>&lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;Social Marketing Predictions for 2020-2025&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  465.            <link></link>
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  467.            <pubDate>Tue, 1 Dec 2020 15:17:46 -0400</pubDate>
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  470.            <title>Three ways to create a well-planned social marketing and content plan</title>
  471.            <description>Today, almost everyone is a critic, complete with an unfiltered opinion. Be it the clout chasers or active advocates, many take to social media to air these opinions and grievances where the views are met with either support or scorn; and the line between the two is often blurred.&lt;br /&gt;
  472. &lt;br /&gt;
  473. To be present online, one must plan well and be equipped with a solid risk register to deal with any potential reputational damage that could occur. While a tweet may lead to brand tragedy, it could also lead to business popularity.&lt;br /&gt;
  474. &lt;br /&gt;
  475. It&apos;s all dependent on metrics; a well-planned social marketing and content plan that considers all options should be viewed as your lifeline. Here are three ways to implement such a plan:&lt;br /&gt;
  476. &lt;br /&gt;
  477. 1. Make your metrics matter&lt;br /&gt;
  478. 2. Improve stakes and stakeholder management&lt;br /&gt;
  479. 3. Take online and offline conversations seriously</description>
  480.            <link></link>
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  482.            <pubDate>Tue, 24 Nov 2020 15:24:30 -0400</pubDate>
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  484.        <item>
  485.            <title>The 5 Most Important Stages in the Content Marketing Process</title>
  486.            <description>Looking to implement a content marketing plan for your business, but not sure where to begin?&lt;br /&gt;
  487. &lt;br /&gt;
  488. Used well, content can help you maximize connection with your target audience, and become a key resource in your niche. Your content can boost brand awareness, exposure, and eventually, lead to greater business success as potential customers become aware of your brand and its expertise.&lt;br /&gt;
  489. &lt;br /&gt;
  490. So where do you begin? &lt;br /&gt;
  491. &lt;br /&gt;
  492. The key to content success is mapping out a full strategy from the beginning, so you know not only what you&apos;re going to create, and where you&apos;ll share it. But also, what metrics you&apos;ll be using to measure its success, and how you can track performance over time.&lt;br /&gt;
  493. &lt;br /&gt;
  494. An effective content strategy does take time to generate results, and if you have not aligned with the right metrics, you can come off the rails quickly.</description>
  495.            <link></link>
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  497.            <pubDate>Tue, 17 Nov 2020 15:14:44 -0400</pubDate>
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  500.            <title>When the company does more: the importance of social marketing</title>
  501.            <description>Convenience, but not only&lt;br /&gt;
  502. At first glance, it could be said that the price of the product and its technical characteristics are decisive aspects when it comes to an expenditure. When two products have the same level of performance, the quality-price ratio always wins. But this is not true! The market is full of examples of products that are more popular even though there are competing goods that have similar characteristics.</description>
  503.            <link></link>
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  505.            <pubDate>Tue, 10 Nov 2020 15:12:21 -0400</pubDate>
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  508.            <title>Tips to reinvigorate your social marketing strategy for impact &amp; authenticity</title>
  509.            <description>&lt;br /&gt;
  510. ~ Brands must shift from their pre-pandemic social media strategies&lt;br /&gt;
  511. ~ More organic and engaging approaches are crucial when it comes to winning back customers or retaining new ones&lt;br /&gt;
  512. ~ Select the most appropriate platform that fits the target audience, even if it’s uncharted territory for your brand&lt;br /&gt;
  513. ~ Authentic influencer campaigns, user-generated content challenges and conversational tones are among the most effective ways to engage with customers</description>
  514.            <link></link>
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  516.            <pubDate>Tue, 3 Nov 2020 15:10:35 -0400</pubDate>
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  519.            <title>Pinterest is this years best social media stock</title>
  520.            <description>Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat get all the buzz in the social media investing world. But Pinterest has sharply outperformed them all in 2020.</description>
  521.            <link></link>
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  523.            <pubDate>Tue, 27 Oct 2020 14:54:22 -0400</pubDate>
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  526.            <title>Social Media Data Scraped And Found Unprotected Online</title>
  527.            <description>A database of 235 million social media profiles were found unsecured by researchers with Comparitech. While data scraping is technically legal, it goes against the terms of use for the brands affected.&lt;br /&gt;
  528. &lt;br /&gt;
  529. The Facts:&lt;br /&gt;
  530. Data scraping is the act of moving information from a website into an actionable form like an Excel spreadsheet or computer file. Such a technique can be benign under certain paradigms. For example, travel comparison sites like Trivago and Kayak deploy a program that scrapes hotel and airline sites for rates which it compiles on their website. Data scraping is commonly used by marketers to paint a clearer picture of their target base and advertise to them accordingly.&lt;br /&gt;
  531. &lt;br /&gt;
  532. However, social media data scraping and aggregating is an effective way for hackers to quickly and easily scale phishing schemes and engage in fraudulent activities. Additionally, scraped data can be sold to companies who engage in spam practices as a means of advertising. Although spam remains legal in most jurisdictions, it is condemned as a legitimate marketing strategy. Finally, data scraping is commonly used on social media sites to steal content from influencers and repost it under a fraudulent account. It is for this reason that Facebook and Instagram banned the now defunct data scraping company,</description>
  533.            <link></link>
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  535.            <pubDate>Mon, 12 Oct 2020 14:50:07 -0400</pubDate>
  536.        </item>
  537.        <item>
  538.            <title>Use Your Social Network as a Tool for Social Justice</title>
  539.            <description>The good news is that majority group members and men have an immense source of power at their disposal to prevent and confront bias in the workplace: their social networks. Here is how you can take action.&lt;br /&gt;
  540. &lt;br /&gt;
  541. You have a bigger sphere of influence than you realize. Most people think about their immediate circle of friends as their audience. However, research in the study of social networks has shown they are wrong. Your ideas and behaviors ripple out from you, influencing your friends, friends of friends whom you may not even know, and friends of those friends as well. In fact, a whole range of outcomes are influenced by these third order ties – your weight, your values and beliefs, even your risk of divorce. This is your sphere of influence, in both your place of work and your daily life.&lt;br /&gt;
  542. &lt;br /&gt;</description>
  543.            <link></link>
  544.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2610</guid>
  545.            <pubDate>Fri, 9 Oct 2020 14:45:28 -0400</pubDate>
  546.        </item>
  547.        <item>
  548.            <title>Why 2020 Is A Critical Global Tipping Point For Social Media</title>
  549.            <description>This year is likely the last one ever in which you can say that more than half the planet is not on social media.&lt;br /&gt;
  550. &lt;br /&gt;
  551. Hootsuite just released a massive digital state of the union report. Some of the high-level findings:&lt;br /&gt;
  552. &lt;br /&gt;
  553. 5.2 billion of us now have phones globally&lt;br /&gt;
  554. 4.5 billion are connected to the internet&lt;br /&gt;
  555. 3.8 billion are active social media users&lt;br /&gt;
  556. &lt;br /&gt;
  557. That 3.8 billion is 49% of the planet’s population, and it grew 9% over the past year.</description>
  558.            <link></link>
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  560.            <pubDate>Wed, 7 Oct 2020 14:37:44 -0400</pubDate>
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  562.        <item>
  563.            <title>Social media networks under fire for deflecting responsibility onto regulator</title>
  564.            <description>eSafety Commissioner Julie Inman Grant told Deborah Knight her agency can compel social media companies to remove harmful content which victimises children.&lt;br /&gt;
  565. &lt;br /&gt;
  566. However, &lt;i&gt;we now have more adult cyber abuse reports coming in than we do youth-based cyberbullying reports.&lt;/i&gt;&lt;br /&gt;
  567. &lt;br /&gt;
  568. Ms Inman Grant criticised the leadership of social networks for deflecting responsibility onto victims and regulators.</description>
  569.            <link></link>
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  571.            <pubDate>Mon, 5 Oct 2020 14:31:07 -0400</pubDate>
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  573.        <item>
  574.            <title>This Documentary Will Make You Deactivate Your Social Media</title>
  575.            <description>If you are reading this article, chances are you found it through social media. And that means the platform that used it to get your attention knows you are here. While you are reading these words, Facebook, Twitter, or Google are likely reading you.&lt;br /&gt;
  576. &lt;br /&gt;
  577. That is the premise of the new Netflix documentary The Social Dilemma from filmmaker Jeff Orlowski, which features repentant Silicon Valley figures sounding the alarm that big tech companies are doing three very dangerous things: (1) Spying on you. (2) Manipulating your feeds to keep you engaged. (3) Deepening your biases and blind spots by pushing away everything else.</description>
  578.            <link></link>
  579.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2607</guid>
  580.            <pubDate>Fri, 2 Oct 2020 14:29:11 -0400</pubDate>
  581.        </item>
  582.        <item>
  583.            <title>Reed­er 4 vs Feed­ly: Which RSS Read­er Is Bet­ter on iPhone</title>
  584.            <description>Today, we have several modes and tools for consuming news. Browsers such as Opera, Chrome, and Microsoft Edge offer news integration right on their respective home screens. News providers are reaching more readers via social channels, which can get overwhelming at times. If you are an RSS feeds lover, like many others on the GT team, there are a few worthy RSS Feed reader apps for iPhone. Feedly and Reeder 4, which was launched last year, are two of the best RSS readers on iOS.&lt;br /&gt;
  585. &lt;br /&gt;</description>
  586.            <link></link>
  587.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2606</guid>
  588.            <pubDate>Wed, 30 Sep 2020 14:28:40 -0400</pubDate>
  589.        </item>
  590.        <item>
  591.            <title>The Era of Antisocial Social Media</title>
  592.            <description>Social platforms are still reporting robust growth — yes, even Facebook — despite a growing chorus of opposition. Social conversation continues to shape everything from culture to the media cycle to our most intimate relationships. And we now spend more time than ever on our phones, with endless scrolling through our social feeds being a chief reason why.&lt;br /&gt;
  593. &lt;br /&gt;
  594. But dig a little deeper, and a more nuanced picture emerges about social media users today that has important implications for the ways in which brands reach customers. Specifically, when you look at who is — and more importantly, who is not — driving the growth and popularity of social platforms, a key demographic appears to be somewhat in retreat: young people.&lt;br /&gt;
  595. &lt;br /&gt;
  596. For example, 2019 findings from Edison Research and Triton Digital show social media usage overall among Americans 12 to 34 years old across several platforms has either leveled off or is waning, while 2019 research from Global Web Index suggests that the amount of time millennial and Gen Z audiences spend on many social platforms is either flat, declining, or not rising as greatly as it has in years past.</description>
  597.            <link></link>
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  599.            <pubDate>Mon, 28 Sep 2020 14:26:26 -0400</pubDate>
  600.        </item>
  601.        <item>
  602.            <title>Visualizing the Social Media Universe in 2020</title>
  603.            <description>
  604.                <![CDATA[Social media has seeped into virtually all aspects of modern life. The vast social media universe collectively now holds 3.8 billion users, representing roughly 50% of the global population.<br />
  605. <br />
  606. With an additional billion internet users projected to come online in the coming years, it’s possible that the social media universe could expand even further.<br />
  607. <br />
  608. How the Networks Stack Up<br />
  609. To begin, let’s take a look at how social networks compare in terms of monthly active users (MAUs)—an industry metric widely used to gauge the success of these platforms.<br />
  610. <br />
  611. Rank&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Social Network&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<br />
  612. #1&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Facebook&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<br />
  613. #2&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;WhatsApp&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<br />
  614. #3&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;YouTube&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<br />
  615. #4&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Messenger&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<br />
  616. #5&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;WeChat&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<br />
  617. #6&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Instagram&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<br />
  618. #7&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;TikTok&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<br />
  619. #8&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;QQ&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<br />
  620. #9&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Weibo&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<br />
  621. #10&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Qzone&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<br />
  622. #11&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Reddit]]>
  623.            </description>
  624.            <link></link>
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  626.            <pubDate>Fri, 25 Sep 2020 14:25:09 -0400</pubDate>
  627.        </item>
  628.        <item>
  629.            <title>The Importance of Using Social Media to Recognize Employees</title>
  630.            <description>Like any Fortune 500 company, public safety agencies should be active users of social media if they want to thrive in todays information-rich environment. Content on the big four platforms—Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube—is accessed by more than a billion people worldwide. For many people social media is the first thing they check in the morning and the last thing they see before they sleep at night. &lt;br /&gt;
  631. &lt;br /&gt;
  632. While most of us all have personal social media accounts where we post our cat videos and vacation photos, there are still agencies that don’t have official social media presences. My argument is that all public safety entities should maintain an active presence on at least one of the larger social media platforms, because the benefits of doing so far outweigh the costs in time and effort. &lt;br /&gt;
  633. &lt;br /&gt;
  634. While there are many reasons why every agency should have a vibrant presence online (many of which are unique to individual departments), my favorite benefits all relate to recognition: staff recognition, agency recognition, and interagency recognition.</description>
  635.            <link></link>
  636.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2603</guid>
  637.            <pubDate>Wed, 23 Sep 2020 14:23:45 -0400</pubDate>
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  639.        <item>
  640.            <title>Marketers Turn to Facebook and Instagram to Build Brand Awareness</title>
  641.            <description>Last week, we ran a few polls in the newsletter to learn more about how marketing goals vary between social media platforms. You may use a platform to accomplish many goals, but there is most likely one goal that you both have invested in and have consistently seen a great return on that investment. &lt;br /&gt;
  642. &lt;br /&gt;
  643. We selected four common social media marketing goals to focus on:&lt;br /&gt;
  644. &lt;br /&gt;
  645. Brand Awareness&lt;br /&gt;
  646. Lead Generation &amp; Sales&lt;br /&gt;
  647. Customer Service&lt;br /&gt;
  648. Community Engagement&lt;br /&gt;
  649. &lt;br /&gt;
  650. Instagram and Facebook were the first two platforms we selected for the polls. Given the immense user-base of both platforms, plus the diversity of interests and communities found on each, it&apos;s not a huge shock that brand awareness took the lead in both of these polls.</description>
  651.            <link></link>
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  653.            <pubDate>Mon, 21 Sep 2020 14:22:51 -0400</pubDate>
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  655.        <item>
  656.            <title>Uptick in US Adults Social Media Usage Will Likely Normalize Post-Pandemic</title>
  657.            <description>When US consumers started spending more time at home in March and April, they also started using social media more, providing an unexpected boost to the platforms.&lt;br /&gt;
  658. &lt;br /&gt;
  659. Depending on the research source, up to 51% of US adults are using social media at higher rates during the pandemic. But even though elevated social usage continued at least into May, causing us to upgrade our forecast for time spent on social networks by US social network users, we believe that when consumers eventually get back to their normal routines of school, work and social activities, the trends will moderate. We think this will start to happen later in 2020, with a more visible downward trend evident in 2021 and beyond.</description>
  660.            <link></link>
  661.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2601</guid>
  662.            <pubDate>Fri, 18 Sep 2020 14:21:27 -0400</pubDate>
  663.        </item>
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  665.            <title>Social Media Audiences Continue To Grow Despite Pandemic</title>
  666.            <description>Of course not everyone can become the next YouTube or Instagram star, but many like Lipovetsky have used social media as a platform to spread a message, and in turn make it a career in the process.&lt;br /&gt;
  667. &lt;br /&gt;
  668. Content can not be more of the same however, and being relevant while standing out remains crucial. Right now more of the same is not going to work. Creators need to think about what is working today and how to change it up for tomorrow.</description>
  669.            <link></link>
  670.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2600</guid>
  671.            <pubDate>Wed, 16 Sep 2020 14:20:14 -0400</pubDate>
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  673.        <item>
  674.            <title>Social Media Feels Increasingly Toxic. What Do I Do?</title>
  675.            <description>By setting boundaries around what you post, when you&apos;re online, and who you surround yourself with in real life, you can strike a better balance between Instagram and reality</description>
  676.            <link></link>
  677.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2599</guid>
  678.            <pubDate>Mon, 14 Sep 2020 13:57:33 -0400</pubDate>
  679.        </item>
  680.        <item>
  681.            <title>Social VR, Facebook Horizon And The Future Of Social Media Marketing</title>
  682.            <description>Social virtual reality, or social VR, has seen an increase in users too. Social VR apps like Rec Room, BigScreen, VRChat, and AltSpace have all seen an increase in traffic. AltSpace is even hosting one of Burning Man&apos;s virtual worlds from this year&apos;s virtual event. This week, Facebook announced the launch of the public beta for its social VR experience, Horizon.&lt;br /&gt;
  683. &lt;br /&gt;
  684. Sneak peeks of Horizon screenshots are flooding social media. Facebook dropped the gameplay trailer for Facebook Horizon after months of anticipation. The trailer shows avatars playing games in Horizon, building their own worlds, and having fun with other avatars. Facebook Horizon&apos;s beta access is currently invite-only.</description>
  685.            <link></link>
  686.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2598</guid>
  687.            <pubDate>Fri, 11 Sep 2020 13:55:28 -0400</pubDate>
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  689.        <item>
  690.            <title>How the Coronavirus Is Changing US Social Media Usage</title>
  691.            <description>When US consumers started spending more time at home during the pandemic, they also started using social media more, providing an unexpected boost to engagement on these platforms. The coronavirus has hastened the development and popularity of new live streaming, video chat and gaming features on social networks. &lt;br /&gt;
  692. &lt;br /&gt;
  693. The Harris Poll conducted between late March and early May, found that between 46% and 51% of US adults were using social media more since the outbreak began. In the most recent May 1–3 survey, 51% of total respondents — 60% of those ages 18 to 34, 64% of those ages 35 to 49, and 34% of those ages 65 and up – reported increased usage on certain social media platforms.&lt;br /&gt;
  694. &lt;br /&gt;
  695. Which consumer behavior trends on social media will continue after the pandemic and how can we prepare for any expected shifts?</description>
  696.            <link></link>
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  698.            <pubDate>Wed, 9 Sep 2020 13:54:56 -0400</pubDate>
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  701.            <title>How to add RSS feeds to your Slack feed</title>
  702.            <description>The easiest way of installing apps on Slack is either via the desktop app or the web-based interface. With a bit of trickery you can install via the mobile app. &lt;br /&gt;
  703. &lt;br /&gt;
  704. How to install the RSS app&lt;br /&gt;
  705. Here are the steps for installing the RSS app within Slack:&lt;br /&gt;
  706. &lt;br /&gt;
  707. 1. Open the Slack desktop app.&lt;br /&gt;
  708. 2. Click the + button under Apps &lt;br /&gt;
  709. 3. In the resulting window (Figure B), type RSS and hit Enter on your keyboard.&lt;br /&gt;
  710. 4. Click the Install button associated with the resulting RSS app listing.&lt;br /&gt;
  711. 5. When your default browser opens, click Add To Slack and then click Allow.</description>
  712.            <link></link>
  713.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2597</guid>
  714.            <pubDate>Mon, 7 Sep 2020 13:30:32 -0400</pubDate>
  715.        </item>
  716.        <item>
  717.            <title>Top 5 social media etiquette tips</title>
  718.            <description>Ask to connect in your own words, for a good reason--do not use a template. &lt;br /&gt;
  719. Be honest and do not spam.&lt;br /&gt;
  720. Your profile photo. &lt;br /&gt;
  721. Talk to folks. &lt;br /&gt;
  722. Read the tone of the room.</description>
  723.            <link></link>
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  725.            <pubDate>Fri, 4 Sep 2020 13:28:20 -0400</pubDate>
  726.        </item>
  727.        <item>
  728.            <title>How can we make social media a healthier platform for health information?</title>
  729.            <description>Misjudging information can spiral out of control in hours. Researchers at the Harvard Kennedy School highlight that misinformation is a major threat to global public health(opens in a new tab), especially when there is a large lag between the emergence of a disease and an effective solution. Examining COVID-19, they identified that the lag time for vaccine development has created a vacuum for scepticism to grow and misinformation to spread – which has been amplified by bots and trolls.&lt;br /&gt;
  730. &lt;br /&gt;
  731. Social media is designed to share information we believe to be correct, quickly, and works on gut-based intuitions where patterns are rapidly recognised, and biases quickly confirmed. &lt;br /&gt;
  732. &lt;br /&gt;
  733. Misinformation is having a serious impact on our health worldwide.</description>
  734.            <link></link>
  735.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2595</guid>
  736.            <pubDate>Wed, 2 Sep 2020 12:35:26 -0400</pubDate>
  737.        </item>
  738.        <item>
  739.            <title>A Breakdown of Every Major Social Media Platform for Business Owners</title>
  740.            <description>A study from QUOTED reveals the average time spent on social media in North America is 2 hours and 6 minutes. Adults spend 2 hours and 55 minutes on their cell phones a day. It goes without saying that if you are not utilizing social media platforms for your business, there is major leverage that is being missed out on.&lt;br /&gt;
  741. &lt;br /&gt;
  742. Harness the power of social media&lt;br /&gt;
  743. Below is a breakdown of each of the major five social media platforms.&lt;br /&gt;
  744. &lt;br /&gt;
  745. Instagram&lt;br /&gt;
  746. YouTube&lt;br /&gt;
  747. TikTok&lt;br /&gt;
  748. Twitter&lt;br /&gt;
  749. LinkedIn</description>
  750.            <link></link>
  751.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2594</guid>
  752.            <pubDate>Mon, 31 Aug 2020 12:34:26 -0400</pubDate>
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  754.        <item>
  755.            <title>How to Get More from Your Social Media Partner</title>
  756.            <description>To optimize these partnerships, companies should take the following steps:&lt;br /&gt;
  757. &lt;br /&gt;
  758. 1. Put a premium on trust. &lt;br /&gt;
  759. 2. Establish clear and ongoing communication channels — and do it early. &lt;br /&gt;
  760. 3. Meld internal and external perspectives. &lt;br /&gt;
  761. 4. Establish clear objectives and align on metrics. &lt;br /&gt;
  762. 5. Keep one hand on the steering wheel. &lt;br /&gt;
  763. 6. Seek partners that adapt in times of uncertainty.&lt;br /&gt;
  764. 7. Stay attuned to social and political issues through your agency partner.&lt;br /&gt;
  765. 8. Help the rest of your business learn from your social media agency partnership. &lt;br /&gt;</description>
  766.            <link></link>
  767.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2593</guid>
  768.            <pubDate>Fri, 28 Aug 2020 12:31:30 -0400</pubDate>
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  771.            <title>What do Social Media Managers Do?</title>
  772.            <description>COMMON CORE OBJECTIVES FOR SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGERS&lt;br /&gt;
  773. Share positive company news&lt;br /&gt;
  774. Grow the company’s audience across platforms&lt;br /&gt;
  775. Steadily improve engagement&lt;br /&gt;
  776. Provide consistent value to followers, through education, entertainment or both</description>
  777.            <link></link>
  778.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2592</guid>
  779.            <pubDate>Wed, 26 Aug 2020 12:28:14 -0400</pubDate>
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  781.        <item>
  782.            <title>Drop Feeds is an RSS reader extension for Firefox</title>
  783.            <description>RSS Feeds are a simple way to keep yourself updated of the latest articles from your favorite sites. Some prefer desktop programs like QuiteRSS, while others prefer a web-based service.&lt;br /&gt;
  784. &lt;br /&gt;
  785. A good browser extension can offer the best of both worlds, that is what Drop Feeds does.&lt;br /&gt;
  786. &lt;br /&gt;
  787. The extension supports RSS and Atom feeds. Once you have installed the extension, click on its button on the toolbar. Drop Feeds has a three-pane sidebar, and a reader pane taking up the rest of the space.</description>
  788.            <link></link>
  789.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2591</guid>
  790.            <pubDate>Mon, 24 Aug 2020 12:27:32 -0400</pubDate>
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  792.        <item>
  793.            <title>7 Social Media Marketing Myths, Busted</title>
  794.            <description>One of your greatest foes as an entrepreneur is misinformation. There is a lot of erroneous advice online, especially when it comes to social media marketing. Unfortunately, much of this guidance seems reasonable on paper. Without the right research or knowledge, you may end up unwittingly endangering the future of your business. Here are seven common social media marketing myths you need to watch out for.&lt;br /&gt;
  795. &lt;br /&gt;
  796. 1. Negative feedback can be safely ignored&lt;br /&gt;
  797. 2. Email is no longer relevant&lt;br /&gt;
  798. 3. All content represents thought leadership&lt;br /&gt;
  799. 4. Social media and content marketing are two different campaigns&lt;br /&gt;
  800. 5. Content topics must be limited to protect your secrets&lt;br /&gt;
  801. 6. Social media marketing is primarily for generating new customers&lt;br /&gt;
  802. 7. Social media metrics cannot be measured</description>
  803.            <link></link>
  804.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2590</guid>
  805.            <pubDate>Fri, 21 Aug 2020 12:23:38 -0400</pubDate>
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  808.            <title>Fiery Feeds Adds Full-Text Search, Saved Searches, iPad Pointer Support, and More</title>
  809.            <description>Fiery Feeds is better prepared to meet the needs of that kind of user thanks to a pair of important additions: full-text search and saved searches. Throw in optimized iPad pointer support, plus a new native article rendering option, and the latest Fiery Feeds update is a compelling one.</description>
  810.            <link></link>
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  812.            <pubDate>Wed, 19 Aug 2020 12:21:35 -0400</pubDate>
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  815.            <title>How to add a podcast by URL feed to Apples Podcasts app and other apps</title>
  816.            <description>When you want to subscribe to a podcast, it is usually as easy as clicking a link—often a link labeled Add to Apple Podcasts or to another popular podcast app, like Castro, Overcast, and Pocket Casts.&lt;br /&gt;
  817. &lt;br /&gt;
  818. However, I increasingly find that a benefit of membership to editorial sites, many kinds of creators’ patronage campaigns, and subscription podcast networks includes a custom podcast feed tailored to you or only available to members. In order to prevent this feed from becoming widely distributed, it is sometimes made not quite as easy to add through a single click.&lt;br /&gt;
  819. &lt;br /&gt;
  820. Get the Podcast URL&lt;br /&gt;
  821. The plainest form of the URL, and the one that typically works reliably across all apps and services, starts with http:// or https:// and often ends with .rss. Custom feeds may instead end with a long code. For custom, paid, or membership feeds, the feed may be the only link or may be labeled as &lt;i&gt;Subscribe via RSS.&lt;/i&gt;</description>
  822.            <link></link>
  823.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2588</guid>
  824.            <pubDate>Mon, 17 Aug 2020 12:18:51 -0400</pubDate>
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  827.            <title>Social media users more likely to believe false information</title>
  828.            <description>A new study led by researchers at McGill University finds that people who get their news from social media are more likely to have misperceptions about COVID-19. Those that consume more traditional news media have fewer misperceptions and are more likely to follow public health recommendations like social distancing.&lt;br /&gt;
  829. &lt;br /&gt;
  830. In a study published in Misinformation Review, researchers looked at the behavioral effects of exposure to misinformation by combining social media analysis, news analysis, and survey research. They combed through millions of tweets, thousands of news articles, and the results of a nationally representative survey of Canadians to answer three questions: How prevalent is COVID-19 misinformation on social media and in traditional news media? Does it contribute to misperceptions about COVID-19? And does it affect behavior?</description>
  831.            <link></link>
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  833.            <pubDate>Fri, 14 Aug 2020 12:16:30 -0400</pubDate>
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  835.        <item>
  836.            <title>Jeff Bezos</title>
  837.            <description>Jeff Bezos calls social media a nuance destruction machine during antitrust hearing, with Mark Zuckerberg on the call.&lt;br /&gt;</description>
  838.            <link></link>
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  840.            <pubDate>Wed, 12 Aug 2020 12:16:12 -0400</pubDate>
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  843.            <title>Trump administration petitions FCC to regulate social media companies</title>
  844.            <description>The Trump administration on Monday formally asked the Federal Communications Commission to develop plans to regulate social media platforms.&lt;br /&gt;
  845. &lt;br /&gt;
  846. The Commerce Department sent a petition for rulemaking to the FCC on Monday asking the agency to reinterpret Section 230 of the 1996 Communications Decency Act, which provides online companies immunity from legal liability for the actions of their users.</description>
  847.            <link></link>
  848.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2585</guid>
  849.            <pubDate>Mon, 10 Aug 2020 12:13:17 -0400</pubDate>
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  851.        <item>
  852.            <title>6 Tips to Boost Your Personal Branding On Social Media</title>
  853.            <description>You can use these completely free platforms to boost your personal brand and grow your audience. Lets look at some winning ways you can enhance your online presence.&lt;br /&gt;
  854. &lt;br /&gt;
  855. 1. Keep your profiles updated&lt;br /&gt;
  856. 2. Use visuals!&lt;br /&gt;
  857. 3. Use keywords in your profiles&lt;br /&gt;
  858. 4. Make your headlines attractive&lt;br /&gt;
  859. 5. Be active on social media&lt;br /&gt;
  860. 6. Develop a persona</description>
  861.            <link></link>
  862.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2584</guid>
  863.            <pubDate>Fri, 7 Aug 2020 12:10:38 -0400</pubDate>
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  865.        <item>
  866.            <title>How to Automate Your Social Marketing Efforts</title>
  867.            <description>With all the social media site tools available, often the best way to be effective with your social marketing is to automate the process. First, you need to decide whether automation is right for you and, if so, which automation you should set up. Automation can be key in turning your contacts into profits because you can post less, but at the same time, you get more exposure. Social automation, however, can be considered spamming, so be careful with how you set it up.&lt;br /&gt;
  868. &lt;br /&gt;
  869. How does social network automation work? There are tools like Hootsuite and SocialFlow where you can automate your social networking sites or TubeMogul to automate your video posting. These sites can submit a link or post to not just one or two sites but, in some cases, up to 60.</description>
  870.            <link></link>
  871.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2583</guid>
  872.            <pubDate>Wed, 5 Aug 2020 12:08:41 -0400</pubDate>
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  874.        <item>
  875.            <title>Americans Who Mainly Get Their News on Social Media Are Less Engaged, Less Knowledgeable</title>
  876.            <description>The rise of social media has changed the information landscape in myriad ways, including the manner in which many Americans keep up with current events. In fact, social media is now among the most common pathways where people – particularly young adults – get their political news.&lt;br /&gt;
  877. &lt;br /&gt;
  878. A new Pew Research Center analysis of surveys conducted between October 2019 and June 2020 finds that those who rely most on social media for political news stand apart from other news consumers in a number of ways. These U.S. adults, for instance, tend to be less likely than other news consumers to closely follow major news stories, such as the coronavirus outbreak and the 2020 presidential election. And, perhaps tied to that, this group also tends to be less knowledgeable about these topics.&lt;br /&gt;
  879. &lt;br /&gt;
  880. Through several surveys over the last nine months, the Center’s American News Pathways project has been exploring the connection between Americans news habits and what they hear and perceive about current events. One important aspect of this project is taking a deeper look at the pathways, or platforms, Americans use most often to access news – such as news websites or apps, social media, local, cable and network TV, radio, or print.&lt;br /&gt;
  881. &lt;br /&gt;
  882. As of late last year, 18% of U.S. adults say they turn most to social media for political and election news. That is lower than the share who use news websites and apps (25%), but about on par with the percent who say their primary pathway is cable television (16%) or local television (16%), and higher than the shares who turn to three other pathways mentioned in the survey (network TV, radio and print).</description>
  883.            <link></link>
  884.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2582</guid>
  885.            <pubDate>Mon, 3 Aug 2020 12:06:55 -0400</pubDate>
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  887.        <item>
  888.            <title>3 Social Media Stocks That Beat the Pandemic</title>
  889.            <description>Social distancing measures amid the coronavirus pandemic have been rather difficult for everyone. While people remain locked indoors, social media companies offer huge respite from boredom that often becomes unbearable.&lt;br /&gt;
  890. &lt;br /&gt;
  891. These companies have not only welcomed new users over the past couple of months but also have taken many steps to ensure engagement and good browsing experience. Let us thus take a look at how these companies have performed since the pandemic broke out and the factors likely to push them ahead.&lt;br /&gt;
  892. &lt;br /&gt;
  893. 3 Social Media Stocks That Gained Despite the Odds&lt;br /&gt;
  894. &lt;br /&gt;
  895. Topping the list of social media companies are Facebook, Inc. FB, Twitter, Inc. TWTR and Snap Inc. SNAP that have fared well during the pandemic. Shares of these three giants have returned decently so far this year and year-over-year revenue growth impressed in recently released results.</description>
  896.            <link></link>
  897.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2581</guid>
  898.            <pubDate>Mon, 6 Jul 2020 11:17:34 -0400</pubDate>
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  901.            <title>Blockchain to Play Crucial Role in VR-Powered Social Media</title>
  902.            <description>Virtual reality media platform, Sensorium, has announced its membership in the Global Blockchain Business Council, or GBBC — a Swiss-based non-profit industry association for blockchain.&lt;br /&gt;
  903. &lt;br /&gt;
  904. Sensorium will participate in GBBCs upcoming virtual forum on May 28, which will see the firms director of technology Alex Blagirev discuss his predictions for how virtual social media will change the way that people interact online.&lt;br /&gt;
  905. &lt;br /&gt;
  906. Identity theft, fake accounts, etc. all will be to a large extent eliminated as human participants in the socially-virtual world will be required to verify their identity via the blockchain.</description>
  907.            <link></link>
  908.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2580</guid>
  909.            <pubDate>Fri, 3 Jul 2020 11:15:41 -0400</pubDate>
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  911.        <item>
  912.            <title>Your own personal news package: The next generation of RSS feeds</title>
  913.            <description>It was back in 1999 that RSS feeds originated as a way of getting an overview of new articles and blog posts. They are still around today and can still be useful if you want to tailor and streamline your reading content.&lt;br /&gt;
  914. &lt;br /&gt;
  915. RSS feeds can be used to bundle news from any number of websites within a program, browser extension or app. The only requirement is that the pages must support the.rss or.xml file extensions.&lt;br /&gt;
  916. &lt;br /&gt;
  917. The advantage of RSS feeds and readers is that not only are they often free of charge, they also reduce your data use, as only a section of the article is loaded, Neuhetzki says.&lt;br /&gt;
  918. &lt;br /&gt;
  919. In addition, the user does not have to provide personal information such as an email address or register in order to use a feed.</description>
  920.            <link></link>
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  922.            <pubDate>Wed, 1 Jul 2020 11:14:15 -0400</pubDate>
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  925.            <title>Verizon Business Survey Finds 68% of Small Businesses Believe They Can Recoup COVID-19 Related Losses</title>
  926.            <description>
  927.                <![CDATA[Verizon Business today released findings from a recent survey, <i>Small Business Response to COVID-19</i> to better understand the impact small business owners and decision makers feel COVID-19 has had on their businesses. The survey, conducted by Morning Consult, focused on 500 small and medium businesses that are currently open or plan to reopen. One of the survey’s key results is that small businesses have renewed confidence, with 68% believing they can recoup COVID-19 related losses.<br />
  928. <br />
  929. Key Survey Findings:<br />
  930. <br />
  931. As businesses grapple with the economic impact of COVID-19, these responses highlight the assistance small businesses feel they need, the communities they feel most supported by, and the changes they have made to adjust to the new normal.<br />
  932. <br />
  933. 1. A Renewed Confidence<br />
  934. The small businesses that have weathered this pandemic to date express an overall optimism and the financial wherewithal to eventually reopen.<br />
  935. <br />
  936. 68% of small businesses believe they can recoup COVID-19 related losses<br />
  937. 46% (nearly half) of small businesses that remain open say their businesses will be able to stay open for more than six months if the pandemic continues in the same way<br />
  938. 48% of small businesses say it’s unlikely they will need to resume operations with a smaller staff<br />
  939. While 78% of small businesses indicate declining sales, less than a quarter (24%) say that they have missed or withheld any payments of bills (rent, utilities, etc.).]]>
  940.            </description>
  941.            <link></link>
  942.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2578</guid>
  943.            <pubDate>Mon, 29 Jun 2020 11:12:39 -0400</pubDate>
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  946.            <title>Beyond Vanity Metrics: Measuring Social Media Success</title>
  947.            <description>Brands continue to invest more in social media marketing each year. In fact, HubSpot found that 74% of global marketers currently invest in social media marketing. And with this adoption, theres been enormous amounts of data collected in an effort to measure the success of social media campaigns.&lt;br /&gt;
  948. &lt;br /&gt;
  949. But for many marketing teams, its becoming a challenge to sift through the wide range of metrics to understand if their social media campaigns are effective. Thats why we’ve asked social media experts how they determine success and what metrics you should track that actually matter.</description>
  950.            <link></link>
  951.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2577</guid>
  952.            <pubDate>Fri, 26 Jun 2020 11:10:02 -0400</pubDate>
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  955.            <title>How Sensitive Are You to Social Media?: A Self-test</title>
  956.            <description>Social media and online platforms have been a saving grace in these isolating times. During the challenges of COVID-19, social media usage has surged with a 61% increase worldwide, according to a study of 25,000 consumers across 30 markets. Live video usage has doubled on Facebook and Instagram. WhatsApp has seen a 40% increase in usage. Twitter has 23% more daily users than last year. TikTok reported a 27% increase during the month of March alone.&lt;br /&gt;
  957. &lt;br /&gt;
  958. Our technology has given us an imperfect but vital substitute for human connection.</description>
  959.            <link></link>
  960.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2576</guid>
  961.            <pubDate>Wed, 24 Jun 2020 11:05:46 -0400</pubDate>
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  964.            <title>Brands Complicit In Social Medias Toxicity, Being Held Hostage By It Too</title>
  965.            <description>Marketers are complicit in the toxicity of social media, they misunderstand its function and how brands should participate in it, and yet they appear to be held hostage by it. Those are some of the main paradoxes confronting brand marketers, according to a damning new report from the social media analyst at Forrester Research.</description>
  966.            <link></link>
  967.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2575</guid>
  968.            <pubDate>Mon, 22 Jun 2020 10:48:05 -0400</pubDate>
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  971.            <title>To fix social media, we need to introduce digital socialism</title>
  972.            <description>Breaking up Big Social Media sounds great, but how would this look in practice? A number of legal scholars and politicians have proposed reforming social networks by using antitrust law and regulations to create a more competitive marketplace. Leaving this task to market forces, however, is a bad idea that will not solve the central problem: proprietary control of the networks and the exploitation of user attention for profit.&lt;br /&gt;
  973. &lt;br /&gt;
  974. A solution based on digital socialism is needed to transform social media into a global democratic commons. This would eradicate Big Social Media by placing ownership and control directly into the hands of the people.&lt;br /&gt;
  975. &lt;br /&gt;
  976. Various scholars have put forward two main ideas to break up Big Social Media, neither of which can sufficiently accomplish their goals.&lt;br /&gt;
  977. &lt;br /&gt;
  978. The first one seeks to dismantle past mergers and acquisitions. Facebook, for example, bought up Instagram and WhatsApp years ago, and is now seeking to integrate all three platforms into a seamless communications network.&lt;br /&gt;
  979. &lt;br /&gt;
  980. The second idea proposes a solution to this problem: make social networks interoperate. Social media platforms would be forced to allow members of one network to interact with members of another. For example, a Facebook user would be able to post a comment under a YouTube video while logged into Facebook, and vice-versa. Users data would also be &lt;i&gt;portable&lt;/i&gt; so they could move their profile to a different platform.</description>
  981.            <link></link>
  982.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2574</guid>
  983.            <pubDate>Fri, 19 Jun 2020 10:45:18 -0400</pubDate>
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  986.            <title>How to add RSS feeds to your Slack feed</title>
  987.            <description>IUf you are a hard-core Slack user, you might find yourself spending more time within the confines of that collaboration tool than any other. If that is the case, why not get your news there as well? Sound like something you might want or need? If so, it is a good thing Slack allows the addition of RSS feeds.&lt;br /&gt;
  988. &lt;br /&gt;
  989. With this feature, you can always be up to date on your favorite topic-specific RSS feed from within your favorite Slack workspace. It is a one-two punch of efficiency. If that sounds like something you might want, let&apos;s see how it&apos;s done.</description>
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  991.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2573</guid>
  992.            <pubDate>Wed, 17 Jun 2020 10:43:44 -0400</pubDate>
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  995.            <title>How to Filter Your RSS Feeds for the Best, Most Relevant News</title>
  996.            <description>None of us will ever be able to read all the articles and blog posts we had like to, and RSS feeds can be an incredible source of information overload. WebWorkerDaily highlights tools and tricks that can help make RSS more relevant.&lt;br /&gt;
  997. &lt;br /&gt;
  998. We have waxed lyrical about Yahoo! Pipes before and how Pipes can create a master feed, fetching all your news feeds and filtering them, but the topic is well worth a revisit.&lt;br /&gt;
  999. &lt;br /&gt;
  1000. With a particular emphasis on making the flow of information more manageable and more relevant to you, GigaOms collaboration blog WebWorkerDaily singles out Yahoo! Pipes for its robust filtering by various criteria and PostRank, a service that gets the top posts (by &lt;i&gt;engagement&lt;/i&gt; score) from a particular feed. You can use PostRank and Yahoo! Pipes together to find only the most popular posts from your favorite blogs and then filter them by your keywords.</description>
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  1003.            <pubDate>Mon, 15 Jun 2020 18:39:25 -0400</pubDate>
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  1006.            <title>How Different Generations of Consumers Use Social Media</title>
  1007.            <description>In a recent survey of 1000 consumers and 500 businesses, Animoto found that 75% of Millennials purchase decisions were influenced by a brands social media presence. But that&apos;s Millennials, a generation that&apos;s largely grown up online, and those response figures vary significantly across the different age brackets - so which platforms should you be focusing on to reach your target market?&lt;br /&gt;
  1008. &lt;br /&gt;
  1009. To provide more insight, the team at Animoto broke their research down by generation.&lt;br /&gt;
  1010. &lt;br /&gt;
  1011. Some of their key findings include:&lt;br /&gt;
  1012. &lt;br /&gt;
  1013. Gen Z chose Instagram as the platform to follow brands&lt;br /&gt;
  1014. Baby boomers spend most of their time on YouTube and the Facebook Feed&lt;br /&gt;
  1015. Gen Z, Millennials, and Gen X selected YouTube as the platform they rely on when making purchase decisions</description>
  1016.            <link></link>
  1017.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2571</guid>
  1018.            <pubDate>Fri, 12 Jun 2020 06:41:27 -0400</pubDate>
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  1021.            <title>FBI issues warning about social media sharing in quarantine</title>
  1022.            <description>The Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) has issued a warning about sharing too much information on social media while being at home.&lt;br /&gt;
  1023. &lt;br /&gt;
  1024. The FBI specifically is warning about trends such as posting your senior picture and graduation year.Officials also say beware of social media games that require you to tag a parent or post a picture of your first car.&lt;br /&gt;
  1025. &lt;br /&gt;
  1026. They say these are often the answers to security questions and hackers can use the information to reset your passwords and get into your accounts.</description>
  1027.            <link></link>
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  1029.            <pubDate>Wed, 10 Jun 2020 06:38:39 -0400</pubDate>
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  1032.            <title>Social media evolves to warfare tool</title>
  1033.            <description>Social media has become one of the most important instruments of hybrid warfare which is named the new generation warfare method, said a Turkish digital media researcher.&lt;br /&gt;
  1034. &lt;br /&gt;
  1035. According to the general definition, hybrid warfare is one of the war strategies that combine political warfare, conventional warfare, irregular warfare, and cyber warfare methods, including fake news, diplomacy, lawfare, and foreign electoral intervention.&lt;br /&gt;
  1036. &lt;br /&gt;
  1037. In an exclusive interview with Anadolu Agency, Ali Murat Kirik, an academician and expert digital media researcher at Marmara University in Istanbul, increasing activities of perception management and social engineering in social media proves that it is used as a warfare tool.</description>
  1038.            <link></link>
  1039.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2569</guid>
  1040.            <pubDate>Mon, 8 Jun 2020 06:38:07 -0400</pubDate>
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  1043.            <title>Why You Need an RSS Feed for Your Podcast</title>
  1044.            <description>The method of getting your podcast out to the world might not be the way you think.&lt;br /&gt;
  1045. &lt;br /&gt;
  1046. Unlike most popular forms of online content, podcasts utilize a form of forbidden arcane knowledge; an ancient method of internet distribution discussed in hushed tones and under furtive glances as &lt;i&gt;really simple syndication&lt;/i&gt; or RSS for short.&lt;br /&gt;
  1047. &lt;br /&gt;
  1048. First of all, we need to draw a critical distinction between traditional RSS feeds and podcast-only RSS feeds. An RSS feed is a format of internet file that can contain any sort of content, while the podcast-only variety is, unsurprisingly restricted to only podcasts.&lt;br /&gt;
  1049. &lt;br /&gt;
  1050. A podcast-only RSS feed is a subtype of the internet file type known as RSS. This file can be easily distributed to a variety of different directories that updates the displayed content in real time alongside changes made by the creator.&lt;br /&gt;
  1051. &lt;br /&gt;
  1052. This format restriction is what allows podcast directories to so easily display and showcase new content; everything that is submitted is, from a technical standpoint, completely identical!</description>
  1053.            <link></link>
  1054.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2568</guid>
  1055.            <pubDate>Fri, 5 Jun 2020 06:35:31 -0400</pubDate>
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  1058.            <title>How to create a simple RSS feed reader on iOS</title>
  1059.            <description>Apple has announced that Shortcuts, a powerful automation app for the iPhone and iPad, will come pre-installed on iOS devices starting this fall. This is great news because its an incredibly handy app — based on Workflow which Apple acquired in 2017 — that lets you combine multiple actions to perform a specific task.&lt;br /&gt;
  1060. &lt;br /&gt;
  1061. What kind of things, you ask? Well, you can for example make it easier to open your favorite Apple Music playlist, find travel times to an address, create GIFs, and more. But one of its best uses in my opinion is use it as an RSS reader.&lt;br /&gt;
  1062. &lt;br /&gt;</description>
  1063.            <link></link>
  1064.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2567</guid>
  1065.            <pubDate>Wed, 3 Jun 2020 06:34:08 -0400</pubDate>
  1066.        </item>
  1067.        <item>
  1068.            <title>Smart RSS Reader is a feed reader extension for Firefox and Chrome</title>
  1069.            <description>Web based feed readers are kind of a pain to use. They often implement changes that you don&apos;t want, while taking away features that you like.&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;Local readers are much better when it comes to this, because you can revert to an older version in case of adverse changes.&lt;br /&gt;
  1070. &lt;br /&gt;
  1071. Smart RSS Reader is a feed reader extension for Firefox and Chrome that I have been using for a week; I am quite impressed by it so far.&lt;br /&gt;
  1072. &lt;br /&gt;
  1073. Install the add-on and click its toolbar icon to open a new tab with the extension&apos;s RSS reader. It has three panes, each of which has a toolbar at the top. The left pane is the feeds pane and lists all RSS feeds that you&apos;re subscribed too. Selecting a feed displays the title of the articles published by the site in the center pane. It also displays the author&apos;s name and the date when the article went live.</description>
  1074.            <link></link>
  1075.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2566</guid>
  1076.            <pubDate>Mon, 1 Jun 2020 06:33:25 -0400</pubDate>
  1077.        </item>
  1078.        <item>
  1079.            <title>How social media feels about the coronavirus</title>
  1080.            <description>An Italian-based artificial intelligence company is regularly analyzing social media posts about the coronavirus for their emotional content.&lt;br /&gt;
  1081. &lt;br /&gt;
  1082. Why it matters: Classifying tens of thousands of posts by their emotional tone provides a snapshot of how people feel about the pandemic. Spoiler alert: not great!&lt;br /&gt;
  1083. &lt;br /&gt;
  1084. How it works: Expert System specializes in semantics and natural language reading, a branch of AI involving computer systems that attempt to make sense of written language.&lt;br /&gt;
  1085. &lt;br /&gt;
  1086. In doing so, a computer can rapidly analyze vast amounts of the written word — like, for example, a day&apos;s worth of social media posts about the COVID-19 pandemic.&lt;br /&gt;
  1087. For the past few weeks, Expert System has been collecting English language social media posts each day that feature frequently used hashtags like #coronalockdown and #covid19. Its AI can extract the emotional content of those posts, which is then analyzed and interpreted by Sociometrica.</description>
  1088.            <link></link>
  1089.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2565</guid>
  1090.            <pubDate>Fri, 29 May 2020 06:29:29 -0400</pubDate>
  1091.        </item>
  1092.        <item>
  1093.            <title>Social media use spikes during pandemic</title>
  1094.            <description>While usage of most mobile apps has remained neutral during the coronavirus pandemic, social media app usage has exploded during the lockdown, according to new data from Nielsen.&lt;br /&gt;
  1095. &lt;br /&gt;
  1096. Why it matters: Prior to the pandemic, consumers and tech companies were both becoming more aware of the overuse of social media and actively trying to limit it. In a time when people can not connect with friends and family in person, companies have put these efforts on pause.&lt;br /&gt;
  1097. &lt;br /&gt;
  1098. By the numbers: Prior to the pandemic, social media usage for most of January, February and early March remained relatively flat at around 20% of total mobile app usage, according to Nielsens data.&lt;br /&gt;
  1099. &lt;br /&gt;
  1100. But beginning in mid-March, when statewide stay-at-home orders went into effect, social media app usage began to increase significantly, and now consumes around 25% of all mobile app usage for U.S. adults.&lt;br /&gt;
  1101. &lt;br /&gt;
  1102. Other media app usage, like video, lifestyle, and finance apps have mostly remained the same, in part because consumers are now leveraging other devices, like desktops and television screens, for more activities while home.</description>
  1103.            <link></link>
  1104.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2564</guid>
  1105.            <pubDate>Wed, 27 May 2020 06:27:15 -0400</pubDate>
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  1107.        <item>
  1108.            <title>Instagram: Visual Social Media Cultures – Book Review</title>
  1109.            <description>In Instagram: Visual Social Media Cultures, Tama Leaver, Tim Highfield and Crystal Abidin elaborate on why Instagram is more than just a social media platform: instead, it has become an icon that has altered understandings of visual social media cultures. By doing so, they focus on different aspects of Instagram, such as its aesthetics, cultures, ecologies and economics, supported with real-life examples and cases.&lt;br /&gt;
  1110. &lt;br /&gt;
  1111. Instagram has tried to keep itself distinct from Facebook and other social platforms.</description>
  1112.            <link></link>
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  1114.            <pubDate>Mon, 25 May 2020 06:26:09 -0400</pubDate>
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  1117.            <title>BBB Tips: Be wary of too-personal social media quizzes</title>
  1118.            <description>
  1119.                <![CDATA[With most Americans under orders to stay at home due to the coronavirus pandemic, many people are turning to social media for a fun distraction. Taking a Facebook quiz about how well you know a friend or what character from your favorite TV show best matches your personality may seem like a harmless way to pass the time while quarantined, but it could also give scammers your personal information for nefarious purposes.<br />
  1120. <br />
  1121. Not all social media quizzes are data collection scams, but some quizzes collect personal information by asking questions like: <i>What</i> <i>is your mothers maiden name?</i> or <i>What is the name of the street you grew up on?</i> These are common security questions for banking and credit card accounts. Sharing this information can lead to your accounts being hacked and your personal and financial information being stolen. It also can enable a scammer to impersonate you to your friends and family.<br />
  1122. <br />
  1123. Tips to avoid social media scams:<br />
  1124. <br />
  1125. • Be skeptical. Before you take a quiz, figure out who created it. Is it a brand you trust? Just because something appears to be fun and innocent, doesn’t mean there isn’t an inherent risk.<br />
  1126. <br />
  1127. • Adjust privacy settings. Review your social media accounts privacy settings and be strict about what information you share — and with whom you are sharing it.]]>
  1128.            </description>
  1129.            <link></link>
  1130.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2562</guid>
  1131.            <pubDate>Fri, 22 May 2020 06:24:02 -0400</pubDate>
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  1134.            <title>Why LinkedIn May be the Most Effective Social Media Platform of Our Time</title>
  1135.            <description>When most people talk about social media, they are usually referring to platforms like Facebook or Instagram, but rarely think of LinkedIn as part of the vast array of social media platforms available.&lt;br /&gt;
  1136. &lt;br /&gt;
  1137. We tend to assume that LinkedIn is not such a valuable place to be and often, even businesses make this mistake, assuming that it would be far more beneficial to focus on their presence on Twitter, for example. There is a logic behind this – LinkedIn is a place for businesses, but I’m looking to advertise to real people, and they are going to be on other, more laid-back platforms, so I might as well go there, too.&lt;br /&gt;
  1138. &lt;br /&gt;
  1139. This logic is flawed. Why? We are just about to show you.&lt;br /&gt;
  1140. &lt;br /&gt;
  1141. On LinkedIn, you can build your brand.&lt;br /&gt;
  1142. This is true both for individuals looking to expand their job potential, and for businesses wanting to grow their brand. As an individual, where can a possible employer find you? On Facebook or Instagram. But do you really want them to see that snapshot of you in your undies at the beach, or the dirty joke you posted last night?&lt;br /&gt;
  1143. &lt;br /&gt;
  1144. Probably not. These are personal details about you that chip away at your professional brand.</description>
  1145.            <link></link>
  1146.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2561</guid>
  1147.            <pubDate>Wed, 20 May 2020 06:22:18 -0400</pubDate>
  1148.        </item>
  1149.        <item>
  1150.            <title>Stop Travel Memories From Appearing in Your Social Media Feeds</title>
  1151.            <description>Our stress levels are at an all-time high right now, which means our attentiveness to our own self-care should be, too—especially those of us with wanderlust. Traveling from the living room to the kitchen and back is no one’s ideal of a vacation, yet here we are. On top of that, our social media platforms seem determined to remind us of better days: &lt;i&gt;Hey, look where you were a year ago today! &lt;/i&gt;blares Facebook, serving up a photo of a gorgeous beach or other getaway spot much more alluring than the permanent butt-groove you have formed in your couch.&lt;br /&gt;
  1152. &lt;br /&gt;
  1153. For many of us, looking back on our travels past is not doing us much good at the moment. Luckily, there are a few methods to keep them from showing up in your social media feeds.</description>
  1154.            <link></link>
  1155.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2560</guid>
  1156.            <pubDate>Mon, 18 May 2020 06:20:50 -0400</pubDate>
  1157.        </item>
  1158.        <item>
  1159.            <title>Forget Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter: TikTok Is The Breakout COVID-19 Social Media Platform</title>
  1160.            <description>Social media has been one of only a handful of sectors that is benefiting from the stay-at-home environment. Social distancing has forced social interactions online for the time being, but investors looking to capitalize on the surge in social media usage be surprised at the big winner.&lt;br /&gt;
  1161. &lt;br /&gt;
  1162. On Friday, DataTrek Research co-founder Nicholas Colas said the biggest social media winner from the COVID-19 era is not Facebook, Inc. &lt;br /&gt;
  1163. FB , its subsidiary Instagram, Snap Inc&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;SNAP 0.06% or Twitter Inc TWTR 0.02%&lt;br /&gt;
  1164. .&lt;br /&gt;
  1165. Instead, teen-oriented video platform TikTok has seen the biggest surge in Google search volume over the last 90 days. TikTok is owned by the private Chinese company ByteDance.&lt;br /&gt;
  1166. &lt;br /&gt;
  1167. Social Media Search Numbers&lt;br /&gt;
  1168. Colas said Facebook and Twitter saw only a small bounce in worldwide Google search volume since global lockdowns went into effect. In the chart below, searches for Snapchat have demonstrated a similar trend, while searches for TikTok have steadily risen over the last 90 days.</description>
  1169.            <link></link>
  1170.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2559</guid>
  1171.            <pubDate>Fri, 15 May 2020 06:15:49 -0400</pubDate>
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  1174.            <title>Feedly is developing an AI tool to help its users prioritize articles from RSS feeds</title>
  1175.            <description>Feedly, a popular RSS feed reader with millions of users worldwide, recently announced the creation of a new AI research assistant named Leo. Their goal with Leo is to create an AI with a set of skills that will enable it to better prioritize articles from news feeds.</description>
  1176.            <link></link>
  1177.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2558</guid>
  1178.            <pubDate>Wed, 13 May 2020 06:15:27 -0400</pubDate>
  1179.        </item>
  1180.        <item>
  1181.            <title>How to add RSS feeds to your Slack feed</title>
  1182.            <description>
  1183.                <![CDATA[If you are a hard-core Slack user, you might find yourself spending more time within the confines of that collaboration tool than any other. If thats the case, why not get your news there as well? Sound like something you might want or need? If so, it is a good thing Slack allows the addition of RSS feeds.<br />
  1184. <br />
  1185. With this feature, you can always be up to date on your favorite topic-specific RSS feed from within your favorite Slack workspace. It is a one-two punch of efficiency. If that sounds like something you might want, lets see how it is done. <br />
  1186. <br />
  1187. <br />
  1188. The only things you will need to make this work are: An RSS feed to follow and a Slack workspace that allows you to install apps. If your workspace doesn't allow the installation of apps, reach out to the Slack admin for your company or team and see if they can install the app for you.<br />
  1189. <br />
  1190. <br />
  1191. The easiest way of installing apps on Slack is either via the desktop app or the web-based interface. The good news is that, no matter which route you take for installation, the RSS feed will show up on your workspace, no matter if you're using the desktop app, the web-based interface, or the mobile app.<br />
  1192. <br />
  1193. 1. Open the Slack desktop app<br />
  1194. 2. Click the + button under Apps<br />
  1195. 3. In the resulting window, type RSS and hit Enter on your keyboard.<br />
  1196. 4. Click the Install button associated with the resulting RSS app listing.<br />
  1197. 5. When your default browser opens, click Add To Slack and then click Allow.]]>
  1198.            </description>
  1199.            <link></link>
  1200.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2557</guid>
  1201.            <pubDate>Wed, 13 May 2020 06:09:46 -0400</pubDate>
  1202.        </item>
  1203.        <item>
  1204.            <title>Are Influencers the Escape Social Media Wants During Coronavirus?</title>
  1205.            <description>Self-quarantining during COVID-19 has caused some, especially those in the travel industry, to take a bigger hit than others. Those who usually work from home have had to make less of an adjustment, though booking paid partnerships is a struggle industry-wide.&lt;br /&gt;
  1206. &lt;br /&gt;
  1207. As a result, many influencers are getting creative with their social strategies. Those who are multiplatform and have more than one revenue stream are coming out on top.&lt;br /&gt;
  1208. &lt;br /&gt;
  1209. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  1210.            <link></link>
  1211.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2556</guid>
  1212.            <pubDate>Mon, 11 May 2020 17:03:30 -0400</pubDate>
  1213.        </item>
  1214.        <item>
  1215.            <title>The 2020 Ranking Of Free-Market Think Tanks Measured By Social Media Impact</title>
  1216.            <description>Due to the coronavirus pandemic think tanks around the world are working under quarantine and have cancelled all events in the coming months. They will have to rely more on social media to get their messages across. How successful are free-market think tanks today in trying to attract traffic to their websites, as well as views and followers on other platforms?&lt;br /&gt;
  1217. &lt;br /&gt;
  1218. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  1219.            <link></link>
  1220.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2555</guid>
  1221.            <pubDate>Fri, 8 May 2020 17:00:13 -0400</pubDate>
  1222.        </item>
  1223.        <item>
  1224.            <title>How to Use Social Media for Keyword Research</title>
  1225.            <description>For many beginners (and, heck, some mid-level and even advanced SEOs), the line between search engine optimization and social media can sometimes blur.&lt;br /&gt;
  1226. &lt;br /&gt;
  1227. ~ Does your social media support or even help your search engine rankings?&lt;br /&gt;
  1228. ~ How does optimizing for search on social media affect your profiles chance of showing up to new users?&lt;br /&gt;
  1229. ~ And what does it mean that my tweets show up in search results?&lt;br /&gt;
  1230. &lt;br /&gt;
  1231. In the past, the difference between SEO and social was fairly stark.&lt;br /&gt;
  1232. &lt;br /&gt;
  1233. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  1234.            <link></link>
  1235.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2554</guid>
  1236.            <pubDate>Wed, 6 May 2020 16:59:01 -0400</pubDate>
  1237.        </item>
  1238.        <item>
  1239.            <title>A 3-Step Approach to Intentional Social Media Marketing</title>
  1240.            <description>If you are not seeing results from your social media efforts, have you asked yourself why you are doing all of that—other than because everyone else is doing it?&lt;br /&gt;
  1241. &lt;br /&gt;
  1242. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  1243.            <link></link>
  1244.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2553</guid>
  1245.            <pubDate>Mon, 4 May 2020 16:59:01 -0400</pubDate>
  1246.        </item>
  1247.        <item>
  1248.            <title>Facebook spies on us but not by recording our calls</title>
  1249.            <description>A 2019 study by the Pew Research Center showed that 51% of the people surveyed said they were uncomfortable with being tracked and categorized by Facebook.&lt;br /&gt;
  1250. &lt;br /&gt;
  1251. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  1252.            <link></link>
  1253.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2552</guid>
  1254.            <pubDate>Fri, 1 May 2020 16:50:45 -0400</pubDate>
  1255.        </item>
  1256.        <item>
  1257.            <title>Social Networking Is Nearly Ubiquitous Among Internet Users in China</title>
  1258.            <description>The total number of social network users in China will grow 4.8% to 859.1 million in 2020, and by 2023, nearly all internet users (96.8%) will be social network users, according to our forecast. Though the growth rate of social network users in China is slowing, there will be at least 30 million more social network users added annually between 2020 and 2023.&lt;br /&gt;
  1259. &lt;br /&gt;
  1260. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  1261.            <link></link>
  1262.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2551</guid>
  1263.            <pubDate>Wed, 29 Apr 2020 16:39:29 -0400</pubDate>
  1264.        </item>
  1265.        <item>
  1266.            <title>How to avoid the time-suck of social networks while working at home</title>
  1267.            <description>Now that you have moved your work life to your home space you may find yourself overwhelmed with social networking distractions. I get it. I have been dealing with the constant beep, chirp, and tweet of social networking while working from home for 30 years. Dealing with all the interruptions is not easy.&lt;br /&gt;
  1268. &lt;br /&gt;
  1269. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  1270.            <link></link>
  1271.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2550</guid>
  1272.            <pubDate>Mon, 27 Apr 2020 16:37:08 -0400</pubDate>
  1273.        </item>
  1274.        <item>
  1276.            <description>Latest added Global Social Network Marketing Market research study by HTF MI offers detailed product outlook and elaborates market review till 2025. The market Study is segmented by key regions that is accelerating the marketization. At present, the market is sharping its presence and some of the key players in the study are Facebook, Instagram, Google, LinkedIn, Twitter, Pinterest &amp; Tumblr etc. The study is a perfect mix of qualitative and quantitative Market data collected and validated majorly through primary data and secondary sources.&lt;br /&gt;
  1277. &lt;br /&gt;
  1278. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  1279.            <link></link>
  1280.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2549</guid>
  1281.            <pubDate>Fri, 24 Apr 2020 16:34:47 -0400</pubDate>
  1282.        </item>
  1283.        <item>
  1284.            <title>Social media interest is spiking worldwide — except for LinkedIn</title>
  1285.            <description>As the coronavirus pandemic sweeps the world, more and more governments are imposing lockdowns on their citizens. As a result, reliance on digital tools has increased significantly to maintain social and professional relationships. Notably, usage of video conferencing app Zoom has spiked, and not just for professional purposes.&lt;br /&gt;
  1286. &lt;br /&gt;
  1287. But what about the social media tools we were already using to connect with people on a daily basis? How has their popularity changed so far in these trying times? &lt;br /&gt;
  1288. &lt;br /&gt;
  1289. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  1290.            <link></link>
  1291.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2548</guid>
  1292.            <pubDate>Wed, 22 Apr 2020 16:32:46 -0400</pubDate>
  1293.        </item>
  1294.        <item>
  1295.            <title>Mapping the Social Network of Coronavirus</title>
  1296.            <description>The offices of the Network Science Institute at Northeastern University sit 10 floors above Bostons Back Bay. Wraparound windows offer a floating panorama of the city, from Boston Common to Fenway Park, as a half-dozen young analysts toil quietly at computers.&lt;br /&gt;
  1297. &lt;br /&gt;
  1298. At 10 a.m. on a recent morning, with the early calls to the World Health Organization and European doctors complete and the check-in with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention scheduled for later, Alessandro Vespignani, the institute’s director, had some time to work the room. In a black blazer and jeans, he moved from cubicle to cubicle, giving each member of his team the latest updates on the coronavirus pandemic.&lt;br /&gt;
  1299. &lt;br /&gt;
  1300. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  1301.            <link></link>
  1302.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2547</guid>
  1303.            <pubDate>Mon, 20 Apr 2020 16:28:47 -0400</pubDate>
  1304.        </item>
  1305.        <item>
  1306.            <title>Smart RSS Reader is a feed reader extension for Firefox and Chrome</title>
  1307.            <description>Web based feed readers are kind of a pain to use. They often implement changes that you do not want, while taking away features that you like.&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;Local readers are much better when it comes to this, because you can revert to an older version in case of adverse changes.&lt;br /&gt;
  1308. &lt;br /&gt;
  1309. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  1310.            <link></link>
  1311.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2546</guid>
  1312.            <pubDate>Fri, 17 Apr 2020 16:17:10 -0400</pubDate>
  1313.        </item>
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  1315.            <title>Mailbrew launches to create auto email newsletters from Reddit, Twitter, YouTube, RSS feeds</title>
  1316.            <description>A new service called Mailbrew is live that lets you created automated email newsletters. You can set them up from multiple sources including Twitter, Reddit, YouTube, RSS feeds, and more.&lt;br /&gt;
  1317. &lt;br /&gt;
  1318. Mailbrew aims to save you time by rounding up the news and updates you care about from a variety of sources and popping it in a daily, weekly, or monthly automated email newsletter.&lt;br /&gt;
  1319. &lt;br /&gt;
  1320. To start, you can create custom brews, choose from pre-made ones, or make use of both. You even get to choose the layout you’d like to use for the newsletters.&lt;br /&gt;
  1321. &lt;br /&gt;
  1322. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  1323.            <link></link>
  1324.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2545</guid>
  1325.            <pubDate>Wed, 15 Apr 2020 15:10:22 -0400</pubDate>
  1326.        </item>
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  1328.            <title>2020 SEO trends that will influence your work</title>
  1329.            <description>The SEO landscape is very dynamic. Sure, some things stay the same: put relevant keywords in your titles, make it a priority to optimize for mobile users, etc.&lt;br /&gt;
  1330. &lt;br /&gt;
  1331. But other things continue changing in a never-ending spiral. This year, Google, along with other huge platforms, is trying more and more to be the end destination of their users journeys.&lt;br /&gt;
  1332. &lt;br /&gt;
  1333. This, more than anything, defines major SEO trends for 2020.&lt;br /&gt;
  1334. &lt;br /&gt;
  1335. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  1336.            <link></link>
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  1338.            <pubDate>Mon, 13 Apr 2020 13:27:15 -0500</pubDate>
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  1341.            <title>How to track traffic quality and boost conversions</title>
  1342.            <description>Imagine you got a spike of traffic from Facebook amounting to hundreds of thousands of visitors — but only a trickle of them converted.&lt;br /&gt;
  1343. &lt;br /&gt;
  1344. And lets assume all the moving parts in your funnel are working properly; you’ve got a fast- loading website, great conversion copy, and well-functioning sign-up or contact forms.&lt;br /&gt;
  1345. &lt;br /&gt;
  1346. Yet, with all of these things, your conversion rates from that spike of traffic were nothing to write home about. And what exactly could cause that?&lt;br /&gt;
  1347. &lt;br /&gt;
  1348. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
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  1351.            <pubDate>Fri, 10 Apr 2020 13:23:05 -0500</pubDate>
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  1354.            <title>6 of the best social listening tools for 2020</title>
  1355.            <description>In your personal life, reading peoples minds is a questionable superpower; but the business benefits of being able to listen in on peoples thoughts are infinite. And while social media monitoring is not exactly about reading peoples minds, it is as close to it as it gets.&lt;br /&gt;
  1356. &lt;br /&gt;
  1357. Social listening gives you access to what people are saying about your brand, industry, or competitors across social media and the web – often without them being aware of you listening. If you know how to word your queries and filter the results, you will end up with the most authentic, unbiased insights you can get as a business.&lt;br /&gt;
  1358. &lt;br /&gt;
  1359. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  1360.            <link></link>
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  1362.            <pubDate>Wed, 8 Apr 2020 13:12:28 -0500</pubDate>
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  1365.            <title>Why 2020 Is A Critical Global Tipping Point For Social Media</title>
  1366.            <description>
  1367.                <![CDATA[This year is likely the last one ever in which you can say that more than half the planet is not on social media.<br />
  1368. <br />
  1369. Hootsuite just released a massive digital state of the union report. Some of the high-level findings:<br />
  1370. <br />
  1371. 5.2 billion of us now have phones globally<br />
  1372. 4.5 billion are connected to the internet<br />
  1373. 3.8 billion are active social media users<br />
  1374. <br />
  1375. That 3.8 billion is 49% of the planets population, and it grew 9% over the past year. That means it is extremely likely that sometime this calendar year, more than half of all of us will be active social media users. <br />
  1376. <br />
  1377. <a href="" target="_blank">complete article</a>]]>
  1378.            </description>
  1379.            <link></link>
  1380.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2541</guid>
  1381.            <pubDate>Mon, 6 Apr 2020 13:10:15 -0500</pubDate>
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  1384.            <title>7 Social Media Goals to Nail in 2020</title>
  1385.            <description>What are your social media goals for 2020? Tangible goals are the cornerstone of any successful social media marketing strategy, but how do you know you picked the right ones for the year ahead?&lt;br /&gt;
  1386. &lt;br /&gt;
  1387. You take a look at your resources and performance throughout the previous year, as well as industry trends and social data insights. Sometimes, the goals you set lead to excellent results, other times — you learn from your mistakes and re-think the goals for the next year.&lt;br /&gt;
  1388. &lt;br /&gt;
  1389. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  1390.            <link></link>
  1391.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2540</guid>
  1392.            <pubDate>Thu, 2 Apr 2020 13:07:42 -0500</pubDate>
  1393.        </item>
  1394.        <item>
  1395.            <title>Emerging Social Media Channels &amp; Trends</title>
  1396.            <description>Social media trends are like friends; they come and go.&lt;br /&gt;
  1397. &lt;br /&gt;
  1398. However, the best friends and trends end up sticking around and evolving into permanent parts of our lives with qualities such as integrity, dependability, trust, quality and even ROI.&lt;br /&gt;
  1399. &lt;br /&gt;
  1400. The bad friends and &lt;i&gt;trendamies &lt;/i&gt;need to get weeded out before too much time, and resources get depleted.&lt;br /&gt;
  1401. &lt;br /&gt;
  1402. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  1403.            <link></link>
  1404.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2539</guid>
  1405.            <pubDate>Tue, 31 Mar 2020 13:05:13 -0500</pubDate>
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  1408.            <title>Should You Let Your Coworkers Follow You On Social Media?</title>
  1409.            <description>These days, your boss can be watching your Instagram stories or liking your posts. Social media blurs the line between work and personal life. While this can bring you closer to your team, it also adds pressure as any faux pas may affect your role or office dynamics. To explore the effects of ones social profiles on their career, WhoIsHostingThis, wanting to quantify what constitutes digital hoarding, the extent to which people do so, and the potential privacy risks of this behavior, asked over 900 employees, and the findings were interesting: &lt;br /&gt;
  1410. &lt;br /&gt;
  1411. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  1412.            <link></link>
  1413.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2538</guid>
  1414.            <pubDate>Fri, 27 Mar 2020 13:03:29 -0500</pubDate>
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  1417.            <title>5 TED Talks Every Social Media Pro Should Watch</title>
  1418.            <description>I also enjoy watching TED Talks to get a better understanding of the latest trends, including in digital adoption and platform usage. Social media is a constantly evolving field - it is a rare arena of marketing where the platforms may change over time (bye Vine, hello TikTok), but the overall advice seldom feels too dated. Most businesses do want their content to go viral. &lt;br /&gt;
  1419. &lt;br /&gt;
  1420. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  1421.            <link></link>
  1422.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2537</guid>
  1423.            <pubDate>Wed, 25 Mar 2020 13:00:46 -0500</pubDate>
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  1426.            <title>What does it take to make a social media network that doesn’t exploit users?</title>
  1427.            <description>A few months ago, Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales launched a new platform called WikiTribune Social – or WT:Social for short. Unlike Facebook, the Wikipedia social network isn’t designed to generate profit by leveraging user data. Thus far, it has a modest membership, but Wales doesn’t seem interested in jousting with Facebook. Instead, it sounds like he is hoping to offer a refuge from it.&lt;br /&gt;
  1428. &lt;br /&gt;
  1429. Some critics have highlighted the ways certain social media sites are purposefully designed to be addictive. That can help make them successful, but it can take a toll on users.&lt;br /&gt;
  1430. &lt;br /&gt;
  1431. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  1432.            <link></link>
  1433.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2536</guid>
  1434.            <pubDate>Mon, 23 Mar 2020 12:58:43 -0500</pubDate>
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  1437.            <title>2020 Census Social Media Challenge</title>
  1438.            <description>Fort Smith Mayor George McGill announced a statewide 2020 Census Social Media Challenge to increase awareness about the Census.&lt;br /&gt;
  1439. &lt;br /&gt;
  1440. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  1441.            <link></link>
  1442.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2535</guid>
  1443.            <pubDate>Fri, 20 Mar 2020 12:56:42 -0500</pubDate>
  1444.        </item>
  1445.        <item>
  1446.            <title>7 mistakes to avoid when optimizing your Instagram account for SEO</title>
  1447.            <description>One of the unwritten rules of Instagram management is to create a cohesive feed. The posts you upload on the platform should be logical in terms of visual concept, timing, captions, and hashtags.&lt;br /&gt;
  1448. &lt;br /&gt;
  1449. But consistency isn’t something that can be accomplished overnight. You need to take time and think through each caption, the relevance of tags, the whole grid layout style and posting frequency. To streamline this process and plan your Instagram posts and stories, you can use Combin Scheduler, a tool for Instagram content planning.&lt;br /&gt;
  1450. &lt;br /&gt;
  1451. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  1452.            <link></link>
  1453.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2534</guid>
  1454.            <pubDate>Wed, 18 Mar 2020 12:55:39 -0500</pubDate>
  1455.        </item>
  1456.        <item>
  1457.            <title>The Best Times to Post on Social Media According to Research [Infographic]</title>
  1458.            <description>Are you looking for ways to generate more engagement on social media? Want to ensure you’re posting at the best times for your audience?&lt;br /&gt;
  1459. &lt;br /&gt;
  1460. While the exact right times to post will vary based on each unique audience group, the team from CoSchedule have put together a guide, based on a range of studies and reports, which highlights when brands in a range of sectors tend to see the most engagement on each of the major social platforms.&lt;br /&gt;
  1461. &lt;br /&gt;
  1462. Again, there are unique variables for each business, but this overview could serve as a good starting point for planning out your social posting strategy, and maximizing engagement.&lt;br /&gt;
  1463. &lt;br /&gt;
  1464. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  1465.            <link></link>
  1466.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2533</guid>
  1467.            <pubDate>Mon, 16 Mar 2020 12:53:45 -0500</pubDate>
  1468.        </item>
  1469.        <item>
  1470.            <title>Emerging Social Media Channels &amp; Trends</title>
  1471.            <description>Social media trends are like friends; they come and go.&lt;br /&gt;
  1472. &lt;br /&gt;
  1473. However, the best friends and trends end up sticking around and evolving into permanent parts of our lives with qualities such as integrity, dependability, trust, quality and even ROI.&lt;br /&gt;
  1474. &lt;br /&gt;
  1475. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  1476.            <link></link>
  1477.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2532</guid>
  1478.            <pubDate>Thu, 12 Mar 2020 12:51:46 -0500</pubDate>
  1479.        </item>
  1480.        <item>
  1481.            <title>The Era of Antisocial Social Media</title>
  1482.            <description>Social platforms are still reporting robust growth — yes, even Facebook — despite a growing chorus of opposition. Social conversation continues to shape everything from culture to the media cycle to our most intimate relationships. And we now spend more time than ever on our phones, with endless scrolling through our social feeds being a chief reason why.&lt;br /&gt;
  1483. &lt;br /&gt;
  1484. But dig a little deeper, and a more nuanced picture emerges about social media users today that has important implications for the ways in which brands reach customers. Specifically, when you look at who is — and more importantly, who is not — driving the growth and popularity of social platforms, a key demographic appears to be somewhat in retreat: young people.&lt;br /&gt;
  1485. &lt;br /&gt;
  1486. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  1487.            <link></link>
  1488.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2531</guid>
  1489.            <pubDate>Tue, 10 Mar 2020 12:50:14 -0500</pubDate>
  1490.        </item>
  1491.        <item>
  1492.            <title>How to use brand mentions for SEO, or the linkless future of link building</title>
  1493.            <description>Google has used links to determine the authority of websites since its early days: the idea of webpages casting &lt;i&gt;votes”&lt;/i&gt; for other pages by linking to them is at the core of the PageRank algorithm. This led to the rise of numerous manipulative link tactics. &lt;br /&gt;
  1494. &lt;br /&gt;
  1495. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  1496.            <link></link>
  1497.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2530</guid>
  1498.            <pubDate>Fri, 6 Mar 2020 12:43:31 -0500</pubDate>
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  1501.            <title>Feedly is developing an AI tool to help its users prioritize articles from RSS feeds</title>
  1502.            <description>Feedly, a popular RSS feed reader with millions of users worldwide, recently announced the creation of a new AI research assistant named Leo. Their goal with Leo is to create an AI with a set of skills that will enable it to better prioritize articles from news feeds.&lt;br /&gt;
  1503. &lt;br /&gt;
  1504. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  1505.            <link></link>
  1506.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2529</guid>
  1507.            <pubDate>Wed, 4 Mar 2020 12:42:03 -0500</pubDate>
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  1510.            <title>Why You Need an RSS Feed for Your Podcast (+How to Make One)</title>
  1511.            <description>
  1512.                <![CDATA[The method of getting your podcast out to the world might not be the way you think.<br />
  1513. <br />
  1514. Unlike most popular forms of online content, podcasts utilize a form of forbidden arcane knowledge; an ancient method of internet distribution discussed in hushed tones and under furtive glances as <i>really simple syndication</i> or RSS for short.<br />
  1515. <br />
  1516. Learning how to make your own podcast-only RSS feed is a crucial element for any successful show. Feel free to jump to a section of your choosing if you’re looking for something in particular:<br />
  1517. <br />
  1518. What is a podcast-only RSS feed?<br />
  1519. Why you need a podcast-only RSS feed<br />
  1520. How to craft a podcast-only RSS feed<br />
  1521. How to switch to a podcast-only RSS feed<br />
  1522. <br />
  1523. <a href="" target="_blank">complete article</a>]]>
  1524.            </description>
  1525.            <link></link>
  1526.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2528</guid>
  1527.            <pubDate>Mon, 2 Mar 2020 12:40:09 -0500</pubDate>
  1528.        </item>
  1529.        <item>
  1530.            <title>How to create a simple RSS feed reader on iOS</title>
  1531.            <description>Apple has announced that Shortcuts, a powerful automation app for the iPhone and iPad, will come pre-installed on iOS devices starting this fall. This is great news because it is an incredibly handy app — based on Workflow which Apple acquired in 2017 — that lets you combine multiple actions to perform a specific task.&lt;br /&gt;
  1532. &lt;br /&gt;
  1533. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  1534.            <link></link>
  1535.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2527</guid>
  1536.            <pubDate>Fri, 28 Feb 2020 12:37:35 -0500</pubDate>
  1537.        </item>
  1538.        <item>
  1539.            <title>One of the Best RSS Readers Is Back</title>
  1540.            <description>Despite what companies like Apple and Facebook claim, you do not need a giant corporation telling you what news stories you should read every morning. Nearly every website (worth reading) still operates an RSS feed. And now one of the oldest and most robust RSS readers, NetNewsWire, is back from the dead and worth your consideration again.&lt;br /&gt;
  1541. &lt;br /&gt;
  1542. Over the years, NetNewsWire has changed owners a few times, but in late 2018, former owner Black Pixel returned NetNewsWires intellectual property to Brent Simmons, which he now uses as the name for an open-source Mac RSS reader he has been developing for about five years.&lt;br /&gt;
  1543. &lt;br /&gt;
  1544. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  1545.            <link></link>
  1546.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2526</guid>
  1547.            <pubDate>Wed, 26 Feb 2020 12:34:39 -0500</pubDate>
  1548.        </item>
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  1550.            <title>How to add RSS feeds to your Slack feed</title>
  1551.            <description>If you are a hard-core Slack user, you might find yourself spending more time within the confines of that collaboration tool than any other. If that&apos;s the case, why not get your news there as well? Sound like something you might want or need? If so, it is a good thing Slack allows the addition of RSS feeds.&lt;br /&gt;
  1552. &lt;br /&gt;
  1553. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  1554.            <link></link>
  1555.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2525</guid>
  1556.            <pubDate>Mon, 24 Feb 2020 12:33:10 -0500</pubDate>
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  1559.            <title>What happens to your social media accounts when you die?</title>
  1560.            <description>None of us are getting out of this alive. With the advent of consumer tech and the internet, you can now make your wishes known in a myriad of ways. For starters, if you are wondering where’s the best place to make sure your loved ones follow your will directives and have access to your passwords, you can do this online.&lt;br /&gt;
  1561. &lt;br /&gt;
  1562. Specialty sites can store all your important documents from wills, trusts and passwords to your funeral preferences. While most sites are subscription-based, there is a free option that is HIPPA-compliant with secured bank-level encryption.&lt;br /&gt;
  1563. &lt;br /&gt;
  1564. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  1565.            <link></link>
  1566.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2524</guid>
  1567.            <pubDate>Fri, 21 Feb 2020 13:42:49 -0500</pubDate>
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  1570.            <title>Bloomberg Bankrolls a Social-Media Army to Push Message</title>
  1571.            <description>Michael Bloombergs presidential campaign is hiring hundreds of workers in California to post regularly on their personal social-media accounts in support of the candidate and send text messages to their friends about him.&lt;br /&gt;
  1572. &lt;br /&gt;
  1573. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  1574.            <link></link>
  1575.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2523</guid>
  1576.            <pubDate>Wed, 19 Feb 2020 19:41:52 -0500</pubDate>
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  1579.            <title>The Most Popular Social Media Influencers</title>
  1580.            <description>With influencer marketing becoming more... um, influential, it is worth noting which online identities are generating the most attention, and considering what that means for your outreach strategies.&lt;br /&gt;
  1581. &lt;br /&gt;
  1582. And while you might not necessarily be able to get PewDiePie to endorse your products, it is interesting to consider how these popular identities are building their platforms, which could provide some guidance as to where people are looking, or even just give you an indicator of which creators to look to for inspiration with your own content.&lt;br /&gt;
  1583. &lt;br /&gt;
  1584. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;The Most Popular Social Media Influencers&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  1585.            <link></link>
  1586.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2522</guid>
  1587.            <pubDate>Wed, 12 Feb 2020 19:10:37 -0500</pubDate>
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  1590.            <title>Top 10 Instagram Stats for 2020</title>
  1591.            <description>Are you looking to put more emphasis on Instagram in 2020?&lt;br /&gt;
  1592. &lt;br /&gt;
  1593. Now reaching over a billion active users, and with more and more business and eCommerce related tools on the way, it makes sense that all social media managers should be considering whether there&apos;s a fit on Instagram for their business, and how they might be able to utilize the various platform tools and options to connect with their audience.&lt;br /&gt;
  1594. &lt;br /&gt;
  1595. If you are considering your Instagram approach, then this infographic from the team at Hootsuite might help. The below listing highlights some key usage and engagement stats to help in your planning, which could help you decide where and how to improve your focus in the app. &lt;br /&gt;
  1596. &lt;br /&gt;
  1597. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;Top 10 Instagram Stats for 2020&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  1598.            <link></link>
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  1600.            <pubDate>Mon, 10 Feb 2020 19:07:17 -0500</pubDate>
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  1603.            <title>4 Ways to Develop Healthy Social Media Habits</title>
  1604.            <description>Do you feel bad after using social media? If you do, chances are you don’t have healthy habits when it comes to using it. So when you use social media, you’re harming your wellbeing in the process. &lt;br /&gt;
  1605. &lt;br /&gt;
  1606. Luckily there are a few things you can do to develop the right mindset and healthy habits to make you a happier, healthier social media user. Here are a few tips.&lt;br /&gt;
  1607. &lt;br /&gt;
  1608. 1. Moderate your use.&lt;br /&gt;
  1609. Social media is an excellent tool to not only connect the world, but give creators freedom to express themselves and build communities around their work. However, it also has a dark side.&lt;br /&gt;
  1610. &lt;br /&gt;
  1611. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;4 Ways to Develop Health Social Media Habits&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  1612.            <link></link>
  1613.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2520</guid>
  1614.            <pubDate>Thu, 6 Feb 2020 19:05:56 -0500</pubDate>
  1615.        </item>
  1616.        <item>
  1617.            <title>How This Social Media Agency Is Revolutionizing The Influencer Marketing Landscape</title>
  1618.            <description>Is influencer marketing becoming a strategy of the past? Are influencers worth what brands pay them to endorse their products? &lt;br /&gt;
  1619. &lt;br /&gt;
  1620. &lt;br /&gt;
  1621. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;How This Social Media Agency Is Revolutionizing The Influencer Marketing Landscape&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  1622.            <link></link>
  1623.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2519</guid>
  1624.            <pubDate>Thu, 30 Jan 2020 19:03:18 -0500</pubDate>
  1625.        </item>
  1626.        <item>
  1627.            <title>The Social Network Predicted The 2010s</title>
  1628.            <description>David Finchers The Social Network seems quite prophetic considering how the 2010s turned out. With its focus on the digitization of social interaction as well as the need for social engagement and the advantages of sociopathy in powerful people combined with the power of public shaming, The Social Network explores the contradictions that animated the culture of this decade.&lt;br /&gt;
  1629. &lt;br /&gt;
  1630. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;The Social Network Predicted The 2010s&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  1631.            <link></link>
  1632.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2518</guid>
  1633.            <pubDate>Tue, 28 Jan 2020 19:01:53 -0500</pubDate>
  1634.        </item>
  1635.        <item>
  1636.            <title>16 predictions for social networks in 2020</title>
  1637.            <description>And just like that, we have reached the final issue of the year — and also, somehow, the decade. As is tradition around here, let’s close out the year with some predictions from you about where platforms and democracy are headed in 2020 and beyond.&lt;br /&gt;
  1638. &lt;br /&gt;
  1639. Thanks to everyone who contributed. Here are your thoughts, along with some of mine. This year, I’m ordering these in roughly how likely I think they are. So, the most likely things to happen at the top, and we move further into crazy town as you scroll down. Generally speaking, I feel more comfortable predicting product moves than policy shifts.&lt;br /&gt;
  1640. &lt;br /&gt;
  1641. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;16 predictions for social networks in 2020&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  1642.            <link></link>
  1643.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2517</guid>
  1644.            <pubDate>Fri, 24 Jan 2020 18:59:05 -0500</pubDate>
  1645.        </item>
  1646.        <item>
  1647.            <title>Writing a Great Social Media Bio for Your Brand [Infographic]</title>
  1648.            <description>Updating your brand bio can be a great, simple way to boost engagement, especially heading into the new year. Your profile bio can play a key role in perception, and in driving subsequent action, so it is worth reviewing your details and ensuring that everything is as you want it.&lt;br /&gt;
  1649. &lt;br /&gt;
  1650. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;Writing a Great Social Media Bio for Your Brand [Infographic]&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  1651.            <link></link>
  1652.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2516</guid>
  1653.            <pubDate>Wed, 22 Jan 2020 18:56:12 -0500</pubDate>
  1654.        </item>
  1655.        <item>
  1656.            <title>4 Social Media Marketing Tricks You Need to Know in 2020</title>
  1657.            <description>Believe it or not, 80 percent of internet users globally have at least one social media account. In total, social media users exceeded 3.4 billion people in 2019. Business owners and marketers know that these platforms are vital for the success of their business. Due to their desire to improve, brand managers are continually looking for ways to connect with their audience and keep them invested in the company.&lt;br /&gt;
  1658. &lt;br /&gt;
  1659. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;4 Social Media Marketing Tricks You Need to Know in 2020&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  1660.            <link></link>
  1661.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2515</guid>
  1662.            <pubDate>Mon, 20 Jan 2020 18:55:50 -0500</pubDate>
  1663.        </item>
  1664.        <item>
  1665.            <title>13 New Social Networks for 2020</title>
  1666.            <description>Social networks can help merchants reach prospects, establish professional contacts, and research markets. They can also be a good way to share experiences and meet people.&lt;br /&gt;
  1667. &lt;br /&gt;
  1668. Here is a list of new and emerging social networks for 2020. Some of the networks target specific user groups; others offer new ways to interact. These are networks for professional and social communication. Several of the networks are in beta or will launch in 2020.&lt;br /&gt;
  1669. &lt;br /&gt;
  1670. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;13 New Social Networks for 2020&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  1671.            <link></link>
  1672.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2514</guid>
  1673.            <pubDate>Thu, 16 Jan 2020 18:48:00 -0500</pubDate>
  1674.        </item>
  1675.        <item>
  1676.            <title>What if Fake News Is Not the Real Problem on Social Media?</title>
  1677.            <description>With another US Presidential election on the way in 2020, we can expect the debate around fake news to once again ramp up, and become a key focus of discussion as we look at how political influence spreads online.&lt;br /&gt;
  1678. &lt;br /&gt;
  1679. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;What if Fake News Is Not the Real Problem on Social Media?&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  1680.            <link></link>
  1681.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2513</guid>
  1682.            <pubDate>Tue, 14 Jan 2020 18:45:41 -0500</pubDate>
  1683.        </item>
  1684.        <item>
  1685.            <title>Five Social Media Marketing Mistakes You Must Avoid</title>
  1686.            <description>Social media marketing is a strategy employed by many companies. One of the biggest complaints I hear from businesses is that they&apos;re not having much success on social media. The thing is that certain social media marketing mistakes can cause brands to fail. I&apos;ll be addressing several issues that may be impacting your social media efforts in this article.&lt;br /&gt;
  1687. &lt;br /&gt;
  1688. Are you making any of the following mistakes?&lt;br /&gt;
  1689. &lt;br /&gt;
  1690. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;Five Social Media Marketing Mistakes You Must Avoid&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  1691.            <link></link>
  1692.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2512</guid>
  1693.            <pubDate>Fri, 10 Jan 2020 18:44:52 -0500</pubDate>
  1694.        </item>
  1695.        <item>
  1696.            <title>The Most Captivating Brand Campaigns We Saw on Social Media in 2019</title>
  1697.            <description>For the past decade, brands have been capitalizing on the pervasiveness of social media in consumers’ daily lives and shopping habits. And this past year was no different.&lt;br /&gt;
  1698. &lt;br /&gt;
  1699. Social media analytics company Unmetric found that brands that promoted messaging with edge, savvy, conviction—and occasionally dogs—won the marketing game.&lt;br /&gt;
  1700. &lt;br /&gt;
  1701. Of that messaging, video—particularly those with memorable storylines, guest appearances or creative approaches to addressing social issues—reined as the overall best-performing format for branded and original content, a consistent trend in their numbers since at least 2015.&lt;br /&gt;
  1702. &lt;br /&gt;
  1703. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;The Most Captivating Brand Campaigns We Saw on Social Media in 2019&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  1704.            <link></link>
  1705.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2511</guid>
  1706.            <pubDate>Wed, 8 Jan 2020 18:14:10 -0500</pubDate>
  1707.        </item>
  1708.        <item>
  1709.            <title>The Three-Step Social Media Marketing Machine</title>
  1710.            <description>When I look back at all of the mistakes I’ve made in business and marketing and add my observations from working with over 57,000 business owners and entrepreneurs in nearly every country in the world, it dawned on me.&lt;br /&gt;
  1711. &lt;br /&gt;
  1712. Social media marketing success boils down to three simple steps.&lt;br /&gt;
  1713. &lt;br /&gt;
  1714. &lt;br /&gt;
  1715. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;The Three-Step Social Media Marketing Machine&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  1716.            <link></link>
  1717.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2510</guid>
  1718.            <pubDate>Mon, 6 Jan 2020 18:13:30 -0500</pubDate>
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  1720.        <item>
  1721.            <title>RSS Is Better Than Twitter</title>
  1722.            <description>There is a good reason people call Twitter the hell website.&lt;br /&gt;
  1723. &lt;br /&gt;
  1724. Cynicism, egos, unprovoked hostility, unchecked propaganda, sexism, bigotry, and outright hate—Twitter is as full of it as virtually anywhere online, and worse, it is unbearably nonstop. The design of the place feels uniquely unhealthy due in large part to its speed and unrelenting stream. Opening up TweetDeck, the Twitter-owned client favored by maniacs like me thanks to its real-time updating feature, can seem like stepping into an oncoming tidal wave and getting swept out to sea. Before too long, you feel exhausted and ready to give up.&lt;br /&gt;
  1725. &lt;br /&gt;
  1726. Many of us have to be on Twitter due to our jobs, some of us just feel like we have to be. &lt;br /&gt;
  1727. &lt;br /&gt;
  1728. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  1729.            <link></link>
  1730.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2509</guid>
  1731.            <pubDate>Fri, 22 Nov 2019 09:48:20 -0400</pubDate>
  1732.        </item>
  1733.        <item>
  1734.            <title>Why You Need an RSS Feed for Your Podcast (+How to Make One)</title>
  1735.            <description>The method of getting your podcast out to the world might not be the way you think.&lt;br /&gt;
  1736. &lt;br /&gt;
  1737. Unlike most popular forms of online content, podcasts utilize a form of forbidden arcane knowledge; an ancient method of internet distribution discussed in hushed tones and under furtive glances as &lt;i&gt;really simple syndication&lt;/i&gt; or RSS for short.&lt;br /&gt;
  1738. &lt;br /&gt;
  1739. Learning how to make your own podcast-only RSS feed is a crucial element for any successful show. &lt;br /&gt;
  1740. &lt;br /&gt;
  1741. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  1742.            <link></link>
  1743.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2508</guid>
  1744.            <pubDate>Wed, 20 Nov 2019 09:46:24 -0400</pubDate>
  1745.        </item>
  1746.        <item>
  1747.            <title>Create RSS Feeds to Follow Instagram and Twitter Users Without an Account</title>
  1748.            <description>Wish you could follow a couple of Twitter or Instagram users, without setting up an account? Create an RSS feed for them.&lt;br /&gt;
  1749. &lt;br /&gt;
  1750. RSS Hub is an open source project that creates RSS feeds from a wide variety of websites, including social media pages. You can install this on your own server, but it’s not necessary for most users.&lt;br /&gt;
  1751. &lt;br /&gt;
  1752. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  1753.            <link></link>
  1754.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2507</guid>
  1755.            <pubDate>Mon, 18 Nov 2019 09:43:42 -0400</pubDate>
  1756.        </item>
  1757.        <item>
  1758.            <title>The Rise and Demise of RSS</title>
  1759.            <description>Before the internet was consolidated into centralized information silos, RSS imagined a better way to let users control their online personas.&lt;br /&gt;
  1760. &lt;br /&gt;
  1761. About a decade ago, the average internet user might well have heard of RSS. Really Simple Syndication, or Rich Site Summary—what the acronym stands for depends on who you ask—is a standard that websites and podcasts can use to offer a feed of content to their users, one easily understood by lots of different computer programs. Today, though RSS continues to power many applications on the web, it has become, for most people, an obscure technology.&lt;br /&gt;
  1762. &lt;br /&gt;
  1763. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  1764.            <link></link>
  1765.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2506</guid>
  1766.            <pubDate>Fri, 15 Nov 2019 09:40:55 -0400</pubDate>
  1767.        </item>
  1768.        <item>
  1769.            <title>What Is an RSS Feed?</title>
  1770.            <description>Let us inhale the vapors of the Sacred Tree and pull back the mists of time to reveal one of the most ancient and storied forms of internet content distribution: the RSS feed.&lt;br /&gt;
  1771. &lt;br /&gt;
  1772. RSS feeds have existed since before the advent of social media in the mid-2000s. They were popular because of the complete control they gave the user over the forms of content they received on the various applications attuned to their usage. This form of content distribution has been at the heart of many digital media phenomena such as podcast hosting and blogging due to the streamlined and user-centric design of RSS feeds which allow consumers to subscribe to their favorite content.&lt;br /&gt;
  1773. &lt;br /&gt;
  1774. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  1775.            <link></link>
  1776.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2505</guid>
  1777.            <pubDate>Wed, 13 Nov 2019 09:39:30 -0400</pubDate>
  1778.        </item>
  1779.        <item>
  1780.            <title>Law Enforcement RSS Feeds from Police One</title>
  1781.            <description>If you hate missing out on the latest news from PoliceOne, are having a hard time managing the deluge of information you receive from our newsletters, or simply want a more convenient way to manage and control your online news and information, RSS feeds may be the answer.&lt;br /&gt;
  1782. &lt;br /&gt;
  1783. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  1784.            <link></link>
  1785.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2504</guid>
  1786.            <pubDate>Mon, 11 Nov 2019 09:37:24 -0400</pubDate>
  1787.        </item>
  1788.        <item>
  1789.            <title>Why should you create a positive social media legacy?</title>
  1790.            <description>Ever since the idea of &lt;i&gt;writing&lt;/i&gt; was conceived, humans have recorded historical events, the occurrences in our daily lives and even our deepest thoughts and feelings in diaries or journals. They reveal what our ancestors cared and thought about and handed down wisdom from one generation to the next. Social media has quickly moved into the space once occupied by personal diaries, although how we use it isn’t quite the same anymore. Two-way conversation A diary entry is usually a thoughtful process.&lt;br /&gt;
  1791. &lt;br /&gt;
  1792. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  1793.            <link></link>
  1794.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2503</guid>
  1795.            <pubDate>Fri, 8 Nov 2019 09:34:50 -0400</pubDate>
  1796.        </item>
  1797.        <item>
  1798.            <title>Examining the dangers of Generation Z’s social media habit</title>
  1799.            <description>According to the National Center for Health Research, people who visited social media platforms 58 times or more per week were three times more likely to feel socially isolated. The center also found that heavy social media users are 2.2 times more likely to have eating and body image issues than moderate users.&lt;br /&gt;
  1800. &lt;br /&gt;
  1801. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  1802.            <link></link>
  1803.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2502</guid>
  1804.            <pubDate>Wed, 6 Nov 2019 09:33:22 -0400</pubDate>
  1805.        </item>
  1806.        <item>
  1807.            <title>5 Actionable Social Media Marketing Tips For Gig Workers</title>
  1808.            <description>Gig workers who are totally localized (caterers, electricians, painters, plumbers, wedding planners, etc.) often discount the value of using social media for their marketing. Why? Because these platforms are at least national, if not international and what would be a use for a local business? &lt;br /&gt;
  1809. &lt;br /&gt;
  1810. Indeed, localized SEO and local advertising can drive you a steady stream of traffic and revenue. But you should not discount social media as a good tool for your marketing. Here are five actionable social media marketing tips for local contractors and other gig workers. &lt;br /&gt;
  1811. &lt;br /&gt;
  1812. 1. Geo tagging and targeting is your allies&lt;br /&gt;
  1813. &lt;br /&gt;
  1814. Social media platforms may have global reach, but they also allow you to go very granular with your marketing. &lt;br /&gt;
  1815. &lt;br /&gt;
  1816. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  1817.            <link></link>
  1818.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2501</guid>
  1819.            <pubDate>Mon, 4 Nov 2019 09:28:20 -0400</pubDate>
  1820.        </item>
  1821.        <item>
  1822.            <title>10 Steps To Build A Strong Social Media Brand</title>
  1823.            <description>When you really think about it, marketing has come a long way in just a few decades. Marketing tactics are more sophisticated (and more effective) than ever before, and social media marketing has ensured that every business on the planet has a voice.&lt;br /&gt;
  1824. &lt;br /&gt;
  1825. There is just one problem. In a world where every business on the planet has a megaphone, how can you make sure that your voice is heard?&lt;br /&gt;
  1826. &lt;br /&gt;
  1827. Having a strong brand seems to be the only way to consistently get ahead of the competition, but it is not easy.&lt;br /&gt;
  1828. &lt;br /&gt;
  1829. &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  1830.            <link></link>
  1831.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2500</guid>
  1832.            <pubDate>Fri, 1 Nov 2019 09:25:34 -0400</pubDate>
  1833.        </item>
  1834.        <item>
  1835.            <title>How to Approach Instagram Influencers the Right Way</title>
  1836.            <description>Influencer marketing is on the rise, with every other marketer now trying to leverage the option to advantage. &lt;br /&gt;
  1837. &lt;br /&gt;
  1838. But it is not always easy to find the right influencers of relevance to your brand - and even when you do find the good ones, it is another thing altogether to get them to work for you.&lt;br /&gt;
  1839. &lt;br /&gt;
  1840. Of course, there are influencers who will simply work with any brand for money or free products, but the good ones think beyond compensation, and also care about what brands they decide to work with. &lt;br /&gt;
  1841. &lt;br /&gt;
  1842. For the top influencers to work with you, they need to have a positive image of your brand, and when you first reach out to them, that is when you make that crucial first impression. &lt;br /&gt;
  1843. &lt;br /&gt;
  1844. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  1845.            <link></link>
  1846.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2499</guid>
  1847.            <pubDate>Wed, 30 Oct 2019 09:21:47 -0400</pubDate>
  1848.        </item>
  1849.        <item>
  1850.            <title>An Easy Guide to Creating Social Media Videos that Drive Results</title>
  1851.            <description>When was the last time you watched a video on Facebook? What about Instagram or Twitter?&lt;br /&gt;
  1852. &lt;br /&gt;
  1853. My guess is that it was probably within the last day.&lt;br /&gt;
  1854. &lt;br /&gt;
  1855. The reason for this guess is because video continues to be one of the most powerful forms of content on social media. You can not take a digital step without coming face-to-face with a video – and there is a reason for this.&lt;br /&gt;
  1856. &lt;br /&gt;
  1857. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  1858.            <link></link>
  1859.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2498</guid>
  1860.            <pubDate>Mon, 28 Oct 2019 09:17:45 -0400</pubDate>
  1861.        </item>
  1862.        <item>
  1863.            <title>How to Develop a Social Media Marketing Strategy for Your Business</title>
  1864.            <description>A sound, effective strategy involves these four steps.&lt;br /&gt;
  1865. &lt;br /&gt;
  1866. A whopping 3.2 billion people, or 42% of the world&apos;s population, uses social media. On average, people spend over two hours of their day messaging and surfing social media networks. &lt;br /&gt;
  1867. &lt;br /&gt;
  1868. After having a positive experience with a brand on social media, 71% of people will often recommend the brand to their friends and family. On top of that, 49% of people are taking their cues on what to buy from social media influencers.&lt;br /&gt;
  1869. &lt;br /&gt;
  1870. Based on these statistics, it&apos;s crucial for businesses to have a solid social media marketing strategy in place. Unfortunately, many business owners have no idea how to handle social media marketing. &lt;br /&gt;
  1871. &lt;br /&gt;
  1872. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  1873.            <link></link>
  1874.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2497</guid>
  1875.            <pubDate>Fri, 25 Oct 2019 09:16:15 -0400</pubDate>
  1876.        </item>
  1877.        <item>
  1878.            <title>Content trends for social media in 2020</title>
  1879.            <description>What kinds of content are most likely to make an impact on social media platforms in 2020? This handy guide offers tips for making a splash online.&lt;br /&gt;
  1880. &lt;br /&gt;
  1881. With changing algorithms and shortening attention spans, it is crucial to invest wisely on social media content.&lt;br /&gt;
  1882. &lt;br /&gt;
  1883. You have very little time to set yourself apart on social media platforms, so savvy communicators will take advantage of every opportunity. If video is performing well, double down on those snackable videos. If your audience loves to share graphics, make sure you create exciting visuals that pack a punch.&lt;br /&gt;
  1884. &lt;br /&gt;
  1885. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  1886.            <link></link>
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  1888.            <pubDate>Wed, 23 Oct 2019 09:14:05 -0400</pubDate>
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  1891.            <title>What is social medias role in combating the spread of misinformation?</title>
  1892.            <description>
  1893.                <![CDATA[How have the rise of social media and spread of misinformation changed the news media landscape?<br />
  1894. <br />
  1895. As a major election year nears and the public questions the role of Facebook in combating misinformation, Andrew Pergam, director of governance and strategic initiatives at Facebook, gave a glimpse of what is happening behind the scenes at the social media company during a symposium at the University of Utah on Friday.<br />
  1896. <br />
  1897. <i>Misinformation is one of the companys most pressing and scrutinized issues, </i>he said. <i>We are under an immense amount of pressure to do more to tackle viral information more quickly.</i><br />
  1898. <br />
  1899. <a href="" target="_blank">complete article</a>]]>
  1900.            </description>
  1901.            <link></link>
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  1903.            <pubDate>Mon, 21 Oct 2019 09:10:25 -0400</pubDate>
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  1906.            <title>5 Rising Social Media Platforms to Watch</title>
  1907.            <description>Facebook, Instagram, Twitter. If you’re a smart marketer, you have been using the these top social media giants to share your content, promote your products and services and grow your business. But rival platforms are being created all the time, and while many of them don’t reach the same heights of success, a handful could give mega-popular platforms a run for their money. Moreover, if you’re an early adopter of up-and-coming alternatives, your company could reap the biggest benefits. &lt;br /&gt;
  1908. &lt;br /&gt;
  1909. If you want to be ahead of the curve, keep your eye on the following five social media platforms to watch.&lt;br /&gt;
  1910. &lt;br /&gt;
  1911. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
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  1914.            <pubDate>Fri, 18 Oct 2019 18:15:53 -0400</pubDate>
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  1917.            <title>8 Ways Your Business Can Stand Out on Social Media</title>
  1918.            <description>
  1919.                <![CDATA[1. Plan a content strategy and create an editorial calendar for your social channels. <br />
  1920. Marketers are sometimes at a loss at what to post on social media.<br />
  1921. <br />
  1922. Successful social media marketing doesn't happen on accident -- there's a strategy in place, just as there is with a blog. <br />
  1923. <br />
  1924. Look at the big picture and come up with social content that will resonate with your audience. <br />
  1925. <br />
  1926. Map out seasonal content, as well as content related to events or launches your company is planning. <br />
  1927. <br />
  1928. Work closely with your editorial and marketing teams to know what's coming down the pipeline and strategize the best ways to promote it. <br />
  1929. <br />
  1930. <a href="" target="_blank">complete article</a>]]>
  1931.            </description>
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  1934.            <pubDate>Wed, 16 Oct 2019 18:13:18 -0400</pubDate>
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  1937.            <title>Four Bold Social Media Predictions For 2020</title>
  1938.            <description>Predicting the future of social media is always fun.&lt;br /&gt;
  1939. &lt;br /&gt;
  1940. Emerging platforms, secured patents, new tactics and demographic shifts are just a few things to consider when making a prediction.&lt;br /&gt;
  1941. &lt;br /&gt;
  1942. So, what is next with social media as we look ahead to 2020? Here are four big predictions on the future of social media in 2020.&lt;br /&gt;
  1943. &lt;br /&gt;
  1944. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  1945.            <link></link>
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  1947.            <pubDate>Mon, 14 Oct 2019 18:10:35 -0400</pubDate>
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  1950.            <title>Influencers prepare for an Instagram without likes</title>
  1951.            <description>With over 23,000 followers on Instagram, Sam McAllister may not have quite as big of an audience as influencers like Kim Kardashian or Lele Pons. But one of McAllisters major selling points has been his number of likes.&lt;br /&gt;
  1952. &lt;br /&gt;
  1953. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
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  1956.            <pubDate>Fri, 11 Oct 2019 18:07:52 -0400</pubDate>
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  1959.            <title>11 Surprising Social Media Tips That Really Work For Businesses</title>
  1960.            <description>Social media continues to surge as a channel for businesses to market themselves and engage with customers. And with its continued growth and popularity, there is no shortage of social media “how-to” advice out there directed at businesses trying to scale up.&lt;br /&gt;
  1961. &lt;br /&gt;
  1962. If you make it a point to keep up with social media trends, you’ve likely found at least some overlap in these tips—but every so often, there are unconventional or uncommon practices that can lead to great results. As experts in social media marketing, the members of Young Entrepreneur Council shared their most surprising social media tips—that truly work—and how you can take advantage for your business.&lt;br /&gt;
  1963. &lt;br /&gt;
  1964. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
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  1967.            <pubDate>Wed, 9 Oct 2019 18:05:51 -0400</pubDate>
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  1970.            <title>Twitter Provides Tips for Halloween Campaigns</title>
  1971.            <description>Halloween is coming, and that means that brands are looking at ways they can tap into the rising Halloween conversation, and maximize their exposure by latching onto trending hashtags.&lt;br /&gt;
  1972. &lt;br /&gt;
  1973. And this week, Twitter has provided some notes to help you maximize your Halloween tie-ins on the platform - and within them, there are a couple of hidden gems of information, which likely apply to your tweet strategy beyond the event itself.&lt;br /&gt;
  1974. &lt;br /&gt;
  1975. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  1976.            <link></link>
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  1978.            <pubDate>Mon, 7 Oct 2019 18:04:23 -0400</pubDate>
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  1981.            <title>Artificial Intelligence Influencing Social Media</title>
  1982.            <description>Artificial intelligence could be destabilizing the internet news ecosystem. And according to billionaire Elon Musk, social media is the first to fall prey.&lt;br /&gt;
  1983. &lt;br /&gt;
  1984. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
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  1987.            <pubDate>Fri, 4 Oct 2019 18:01:42 -0400</pubDate>
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  1990.            <title>In India Social media platforms to follow code of ethics in all future elections</title>
  1991.            <description>In India Social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp have agreed to follow the &quot;voluntary code of ethics&quot; in all future elections, including the upcoming Maharashtra and Haryana assembly polls, the Election Commission said on Thursday. &lt;br /&gt;
  1992. &lt;br /&gt;
  1993. The code, which was derived to act against paid advertisements that violate norms set by the Election Commission, came into force on March 20 in the last Lok Sabha polls. &lt;br /&gt;
  1994. &lt;br /&gt;
  1995. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  1996.            <link></link>
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  1998.            <pubDate>Wed, 2 Oct 2019 18:00:23 -0400</pubDate>
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  2001.            <title>What Is an RSS Feed?</title>
  2002.            <description>Let us inhale the vapors of the Sacred Tree and pull back the mists of time to reveal one of the most ancient and storied forms of internet content distribution: the RSS feed.&lt;br /&gt;
  2003. &lt;br /&gt;
  2004. RSS feeds have existed since before the advent of social media in the mid-2000s. They were popular because of the complete control they gave the user over the forms of content they received on the various applications attuned to their usage. This form of content distribution has been at the heart of many digital media phenomena such as podcast hosting and blogging due to the streamlined and user-centric design of RSS feeds which allow consumers to subscribe to their favorite content.&lt;br /&gt;
  2005. &lt;br /&gt;
  2006. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
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  2009.            <pubDate>Mon, 30 Sep 2019 17:58:06 -0400</pubDate>
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  2012.            <title>Glassdoor Finds That Twitter Is the Top-Paying Social Network in 2019</title>
  2013.            <description>Twitter topped its social network competition on job and recruiting site Glassdoor’s list of the 25 highest paying companies in 2019, coming in at No. 3 overall with a median base salary of $162,852.&lt;br /&gt;
  2014. &lt;br /&gt;
  2015. Other social networks to crack the top 25 were LinkedIn (No. 7, $157,402) and Facebook (No. 8, $152,962).&lt;br /&gt;
  2016. &lt;br /&gt;
  2017. The list was dominated by tech firms, many of which are based in Silicon Valley.&lt;br /&gt;
  2018. &lt;br /&gt;
  2019. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2020.            <link></link>
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  2022.            <pubDate>Thu, 26 Sep 2019 17:56:40 -0400</pubDate>
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  2025.            <title>20 Amazing Facts About Facebook [Infographic]</title>
  2026.            <description>Few companies have been as instrumental in the growth and development of social media as Facebook. From its rise to popularity out of a student dorm room, all the way to its purchases of rival social media giants, Facebook has, in large part, built the social media world that we live in today.&lt;br /&gt;
  2027. &lt;br /&gt;
  2028. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2029.            <link></link>
  2030.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2484</guid>
  2031.            <pubDate>Wed, 18 Sep 2019 17:54:53 -0400</pubDate>
  2032.        </item>
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  2034.            <title>Create RSS Feeds to Follow Instagram and Twitter Users Without an Account</title>
  2035.            <description>Wish you could follow a couple of Twitter or Instagram users, without setting up an account? Create an RSS feed for them.&lt;br /&gt;
  2036. &lt;br /&gt;
  2037. RSS Hub is an open source project that creates RSS feeds from a wide variety of websites, including social media pages. You can install this on your own server, but it’s not necessary for most users.&lt;br /&gt;
  2038. &lt;br /&gt;
  2039. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2040.            <link></link>
  2041.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2483</guid>
  2042.            <pubDate>Fri, 30 Aug 2019 15:07:11 -0400</pubDate>
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  2045.            <title>FBI Wants Tech to Track Social Media for Criminals and Terrorists Before They Act</title>
  2046.            <description>The Federal Bureau of Investigations aims to acquire access to a &lt;i&gt;social media early alerting tool&lt;/i&gt; that will help insiders proactively and reactively monitor how terrorist groups, foreign intelligence services, criminal organizations and other domestic threats use networking platforms to further their illegal efforts, according to a request for proposal amended this week. &lt;br /&gt;
  2047. &lt;br /&gt;
  2048. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2049.            <link></link>
  2050.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2482</guid>
  2051.            <pubDate>Wed, 28 Aug 2019 15:05:01 -0400</pubDate>
  2052.        </item>
  2053.        <item>
  2054.            <title>How to create Instagram RSS feeds</title>
  2055.            <description>Did you know that you can subscribe to any Instagram user using RSS directly using any RSS feed reader?&lt;br /&gt;
  2056. &lt;br /&gt;
  2057. Instagram happens mostly on mobile devices where users subscribe to users, post new media to their own accounts, and use other functionality to interact with other users or content on the site.&lt;br /&gt;
  2058. &lt;br /&gt;
  2059. While there is an Instagram website as well for browsing user posts and tags, voting and downloading activity, it is fair to say that most user activity happens on mobile devices.&lt;br /&gt;
  2060. &lt;br /&gt;
  2061. Some users may like the idea of subscribing to Instagram users using RSS. While that is good only for public posts that these users make on Instagram, it is a great way of keeping an eye on new posts of any number of users.&lt;br /&gt;
  2062. &lt;br /&gt;
  2063. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2064.            <link></link>
  2065.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2481</guid>
  2066.            <pubDate>Mon, 26 Aug 2019 15:02:47 -0400</pubDate>
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  2069.            <title>Cyber Warfare: Army Deploys Social Media Warfare Division To Fight Russia</title>
  2070.            <description>The U.K.s new special cyber operations unit, 6 Division (6 Div), will move beyond the typical cyber capabilities within the military sphere into full-blown social media &quot;information warfare.&quot; And here the primary adversary is Russia, which has turned the dark art of peddling fake news and political propaganda across major social media platforms into a national security strategy.&lt;br /&gt;
  2071. &lt;br /&gt;
  2072. Much of the work of the new unit will be relatively traditional signals activities—jamming and intercepting enemy comms, supporting the field world of allied intelligence agencies. &lt;br /&gt;
  2073. &lt;br /&gt;
  2074. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2075.            <link></link>
  2076.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2480</guid>
  2077.            <pubDate>Fri, 23 Aug 2019 14:34:23 -0400</pubDate>
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  2080.            <title>How to Choose the Right Social Media Platform for Your Business</title>
  2081.            <description>Once you have decided to invest in social media marketing, your next key challenge is to decide which platforms you should be focused on.&lt;br /&gt;
  2082. &lt;br /&gt;
  2083. This used to be relatively easy - you started a Facebook Page, set-up a Twitter profile, and then added others over time. But now, things have changed. Instagram is a much bigger consideration, Facebook&apos;s dwindling organic reach means it may be less of a priority, Twitters algorithm changes the equation, and LinkedIn&apos;s seeing more traffic. Pinterest, too, is on the rise, while if you&apos;re going to create video content, then YouTube definitely should be on your radar.&lt;br /&gt;
  2084. &lt;br /&gt;
  2085. But you can not be active on all of them all the time - so which platforms are right for your business and marketing efforts?&lt;br /&gt;
  2086. &lt;br /&gt;
  2087. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2088.            <link></link>
  2089.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2479</guid>
  2090.            <pubDate>Wed, 21 Aug 2019 14:32:04 -0400</pubDate>
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  2093.            <title>RSS Feeds for Engineers</title>
  2094.            <description>RSS or news feeds are one way to keep up on whats happening in the industry. Here are some tips to get the most out of them.&lt;br /&gt;
  2095. &lt;br /&gt;
  2096. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;RSS Feeds for Engineers&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2097.            <link></link>
  2098.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2478</guid>
  2099.            <pubDate>Mon, 19 Aug 2019 14:29:05 -0400</pubDate>
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  2102.            <title>10 Social Media Statistics You Need to Know in 2019</title>
  2103.            <description>Social media usage continues to grow, as social platforms reach into new regions and become an even bigger part of day-to-day life. However you may feel about social media, and the way it both unifies and divides in varying measure, the fact of the matter is that it is not going away - in fact, is becoming more embedded into more societal elements, making it an essential connective tool.&lt;br /&gt;
  2104. &lt;br /&gt;
  2105. So how significant is social media in 2019? &lt;br /&gt;
  2106. &lt;br /&gt;
  2107. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2108.            <link></link>
  2109.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2477</guid>
  2110.            <pubDate>Fri, 16 Aug 2019 14:26:50 -0400</pubDate>
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  2113.            <title>How Social Media Debases Discourse</title>
  2114.            <description>Smith had a Twitter meltdown this morning in response to some relatively gentle and polite criticism from me. Smith is a perfectly respectable journalist in his day job — a purveyor of tediously predictable received opinion, to be sure, but there is room for all kinds. Online, he is transformed through the emotional alchemy of Twitter into a deranged, masturbatory, feces-flinging rage monkey straight from Hell’s own zoo. He is, amusingly enough, so enraged that he cannot even get straight what he himself has written.&lt;br /&gt;
  2115. &lt;br /&gt;
  2116. I hope readers will forgive the brief point-by-point here. I promise it adds up to something. &lt;br /&gt;
  2117. &lt;br /&gt;
  2118. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2119.            <link></link>
  2120.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2476</guid>
  2121.            <pubDate>Wed, 14 Aug 2019 14:24:01 -0400</pubDate>
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  2124.            <title>Everything You Need to Know About Instagram Business Accounts</title>
  2125.            <description>Looking to get maximize your use of Instagram for business?&lt;br /&gt;
  2126. &lt;br /&gt;
  2127. With a billion users and counting, and with more business options on the way, it makes sense to give Instagram more consideration in your process, and how it can potentially help you connect with your target audience. &lt;br /&gt;
  2128. &lt;br /&gt;
  2129. To help with this, the team from TechWyse have put together this new infographic overview of Instagram business profiles and ad options, with a range of stats and insights to help you make best use of each.&lt;br /&gt;
  2130. &lt;br /&gt;
  2131. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2132.            <link></link>
  2133.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2475</guid>
  2134.            <pubDate>Mon, 12 Aug 2019 14:22:06 -0400</pubDate>
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  2137.            <title>College Campuses: A Hot Spot For Social Media Influencers</title>
  2138.            <description>It is a heady formula. With brands across the globe spending nearly $27 billion on social media marketing, an expenditure estimated to go up 37% by 2020 to reach $37 billion, and 45% of the worlds population actively engaged on social media, one unlikely sector has found a lucrative and free marketing source – college students. &lt;br /&gt;
  2139. &lt;br /&gt;
  2140. Several universities across the country have begun using so-called student ambassadors or influencers to market their brand on Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;According to a 2018 study by Pricewaterhouse Coopers, social media is the most influential marketing source for potential buyers. Over 70% of social media users hit the college sweet spot: individuals between the ages of 18-29.&lt;br /&gt;
  2141. &lt;br /&gt;
  2142. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2143.            <link></link>
  2144.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2474</guid>
  2145.            <pubDate>Fri, 9 Aug 2019 14:19:32 -0400</pubDate>
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  2148.            <title>Stop Doing These 7 Embarrassing Things on Social Media</title>
  2149.            <description>When you think about embarrassing social media behavior, you probably think about octogenarians who accidentally post their phone numbers in a Facebook status. But embarrassing social media perils are everywhere for users of all ages, particularly for actors. But it is 2019 and social media is as important to your acting brand as your signature monologue or audition song, so we want to help you avoid these digital landmines and lead with your best online foot forward.&lt;br /&gt;
  2150. &lt;br /&gt;
  2151. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2152.            <link></link>
  2153.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2473</guid>
  2154.            <pubDate>Thu, 1 Aug 2019 14:17:08 -0400</pubDate>
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  2157.            <title>9 Types of Content to Stop Posting on Social Media</title>
  2158.            <description>Here is the thing: when you post bad content to your social media channels, you run the risk of overshadowing all the hard work you have put into building your presence, and establishing connection with your online audience. &lt;br /&gt;
  2159. &lt;br /&gt;
  2160. And because we do not want to let you do that, in this post, we&apos;re going to outline nine content types which could be wrecking your social media - and losing you followers. &lt;br /&gt;
  2161. &lt;br /&gt;
  2162. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2163.            <link></link>
  2164.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2472</guid>
  2165.            <pubDate>Mon, 5 Aug 2019 14:12:49 -0400</pubDate>
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  2168.            <title>Annual Tech Report Outlines Coming Shifts in Social Media and Digital Marketing</title>
  2169.            <description>First off, Meeker looks at the growth of internet adoption, which is slowing as regions work on new infrastructure to facilitate connection. It&apos;s amazing to consider that around 50% of the world is still not connected to the internet, which highlights the opportunities for expansion, but also, the challenges now faced in getting the rest of the world online.&lt;br /&gt;
  2170. &lt;br /&gt;
  2171. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2172.            <link></link>
  2173.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2471</guid>
  2174.            <pubDate>Fri, 2 Aug 2019 14:11:54 -0400</pubDate>
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  2177.            <title>How to Add More Context to Your Social Media Content</title>
  2178.            <description>With social media engagement hovering below 0.1%, networks showing more ads than ever, and organic social visibility in a continuous decline, social media does not seem like the lucrative marketing channel it once was.&lt;br /&gt;
  2179. &lt;br /&gt;
  2180. However, user bases are growing, customers are using social to interact with brands, and most importantly, social is having an impact on purchasing decisions.&lt;br /&gt;
  2181. &lt;br /&gt;
  2182. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2183.            <link></link>
  2184.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2470</guid>
  2185.            <pubDate>Wed, 31 Jul 2019 14:09:48 -0400</pubDate>
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  2187.        <item>
  2188.            <title>The 7 Biggest Social Media Sites in 2019</title>
  2189.            <description>All social media networks are not created equally.&lt;br /&gt;
  2190. &lt;br /&gt;
  2191. While Instagram might be a powerhouse for one brand, it will do nothing for another – and while one business might have tons of engagement on Facebook, another business will gain more traction on LinkedIn.&lt;br /&gt;
  2192. &lt;br /&gt;
  2193. With that in mind, how do you choose where to invest your time (and potentially ad spend)?&lt;br /&gt;
  2194. &lt;br /&gt;
  2195. The best move is to have at least a presence on each of the major platforms, and from there, strategically choose which ones to double down on.&lt;br /&gt;
  2196. &lt;br /&gt;
  2197. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2198.            <link></link>
  2199.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2469</guid>
  2200.            <pubDate>Mon, 29 Jul 2019 14:00:16 -0400</pubDate>
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  2203.            <title>Social media should be a complement to real life. Not a substitute.</title>
  2204.            <description>One effective way to correct unhealthy social-media habits is to &lt;i&gt;fast&lt;/i&gt; for a few weeks and then come back with strict limits on use — for example, as in the University of Pennsylvania study, a few minutes per day on any individual platform. That puts social media where it rightfully belongs: under each user’s control, and as a complement to real life.&lt;br /&gt;
  2205. &lt;br /&gt;
  2206. &lt;a href=&quot;;utm_term=.342d8d0b0552&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2207.            <link></link>
  2208.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2468</guid>
  2209.            <pubDate>Thu, 25 Jul 2019 13:55:00 -0400</pubDate>
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  2212.            <title>8 Business Titans Reveal the Best Social Media Tactics to Promote Your Company</title>
  2213.            <description>If you are not promoting your business on social media, you are asleep at the wheel. Here is what eight social media masters and Advisors in The Oracles told us about the channels and tactics that impact their businesses most.&lt;br /&gt;
  2214. &lt;br /&gt;
  2215. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2216.            <link></link>
  2217.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2467</guid>
  2218.            <pubDate>Tue, 23 Jul 2019 13:50:21 -0400</pubDate>
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  2221.            <title>Social Media Died When It Stopped Being Social And Became Just About Making Money</title>
  2222.            <description>The way young people use social networks is changing rapidly, partly in response to networks that threaten to take over their lives, that they see as fake, the opposite of social. A while back, it looked like they were abandoning Facebook because it had been taken over by the old folks, but it now turns out they’re just leaving anyway, and not just Facebook, but the whole social media concept.&lt;br /&gt;
  2223. &lt;br /&gt;
  2224. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2225.            <link></link>
  2226.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2466</guid>
  2227.            <pubDate>Sun, 21 Jul 2019 12:28:55 -0400</pubDate>
  2228.        </item>
  2229.        <item>
  2230.            <title>How Social Media Users Have—and Have Not—Responded to Privacy Concerns</title>
  2231.            <description>The Facebook Cambridge Analytica revelations changed the way people in the US think about online privacy. And it should come as no surprise that many have grown wary over the mishandling of personal information.&lt;br /&gt;
  2232. &lt;br /&gt;
  2233. Nearly a year later, a majority of US internet users said that Facebook sharing data with Cambridge Analytica raised some level of concern over how their information is used online, per survey findings from text message marketing company SlickText.&lt;br /&gt;
  2234. &lt;br /&gt;
  2235. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2236.            <link></link>
  2237.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2465</guid>
  2238.            <pubDate>Thu, 18 Jul 2019 12:25:06 -0400</pubDate>
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  2241.            <title>Facebook is doubling down on AI to clean up the social network</title>
  2242.            <description>On Monday, Facebook&apos;s chief technology officer, Mike Schroepfer, tested my ability to tell the difference between broccoli and marijuana.&lt;br /&gt;
  2243. &lt;br /&gt;
  2244. He showed me two pictures of green blobs and asked if they depicted the cruciferous vegetable or the mind-altering plant. I guessed both were cannabis; I was wrong. One, apparently, was an image of tempura broccoli.&lt;br /&gt;
  2245. &lt;br /&gt;
  2246. Unlike me, Facebooks content-filtering artificial intelligence technology can now determine which image is of food, and which is of marijuana, according to Schroepfer.&lt;br /&gt;
  2247. &lt;br /&gt;
  2248. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2249.            <link></link>
  2250.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2464</guid>
  2251.            <pubDate>Tue, 16 Jul 2019 12:22:58 -0400</pubDate>
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  2254.            <title>How social networks are recruiting teenage extremists</title>
  2255.            <description>In March, in the aftermath of the Christchurch shooting, I tried to distinguish between internet problems and platform problems. Internet problems arise from the existence of a free and open network that connects most of the world; platform problems arise from features native to the platform. The fact that anti-vaccination zealots can meet online is an internet problem; the fact that Facebook recommended that new mothers join anti-vaccination groups is a platform problem.&lt;br /&gt;
  2256. &lt;br /&gt;
  2257. The recent rise in white supremacist violence around the world has given us fresh reason to ask which aspects of the problem belong to the entire internet, and which belong to our biggest social networks. It seems apparent that the internet is cultivating loose but potent networks of extremists. But what are the mechanics of this radicalization? And what role could platforms play in discouraging it?&lt;br /&gt;
  2258. &lt;br /&gt;
  2259. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2260.            <link></link>
  2261.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2463</guid>
  2262.            <pubDate>Sun, 14 Jul 2019 12:07:59 -0400</pubDate>
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  2265.            <title>Can Indie Social Media Save Us</title>
  2266.            <description>In&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;the summer of 2016, I gave a talk at a small tedx conference in northern Virginia. I began by admitting that I have never had a social-media account; I then outlined arguments for why other people should consider eliminating social media from their lives. The event organizers uploaded the video of my talk to YouTube, where it languished for a few months. Then, for unknowable reasons, it entered the viral slipstream. It was shared repeatedly on Facebook and Instagram and, eventually, viewed more than five million times. I was both pleased and chagrined by the irony of the fact that my anti-social-media talk had found such a large audience on social media.&lt;br /&gt;
  2267. &lt;br /&gt;
  2268. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;completed article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2269.            <link></link>
  2270.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2462</guid>
  2271.            <pubDate>Fri, 12 Jul 2019 11:57:32 -0400</pubDate>
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  2274.            <title>Doctor uses social media to raise mental health awareness</title>
  2275.            <description>According to a 2014 survey by the United States Office of Minority Health, only 9.4% of non-Hispanic black adults received mental health treatment or counseling, compared to 18.8% of non-Hispanic white adults.&lt;br /&gt;
  2276. &lt;br /&gt;
  2277. Clemons explained that one of the many reasons there is a stigma around mental health in the black community is that if someone can not deal with issues in church&lt;i&gt; then the thought is that you don&apos;t have enough faith or you are not giving it over to the church enough.&lt;/i&gt;&lt;br /&gt;
  2278. &lt;br /&gt;
  2279. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2280.            <link></link>
  2281.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2461</guid>
  2282.            <pubDate>Wed, 10 Jul 2019 11:53:14 -0400</pubDate>
  2283.        </item>
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  2285.            <title>Why Social Media Publishing Must Live Within Your Content Marketing Vision</title>
  2286.            <description>With an undoubtedly scrappy beginning, content is now a serious player in a variety of brand communications, ranging from demand generation to PR, and on to sales enablement. Especially as search becomes more competitive, it’s important to look beyond a single point of activation in order to make the most of your content. Integrating social media publishing with your larger content marketing vision can help you do that, engaging your audience and maximizing your content marketing ROI.&lt;br /&gt;
  2287. &lt;br /&gt;
  2288. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2289.            <link></link>
  2290.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2460</guid>
  2291.            <pubDate>Mon, 8 Jul 2019 11:51:47 -0400</pubDate>
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  2294.            <title>We Keep Forgetting That We Did Not Want Democratic Social Media</title>
  2295.            <description>Perhaps the most remarkable but little-remembered story of Facebooks rise to social behemoth is that from 2009 to 2012 it was actually a democracy. Facebook’s users could vocalize the issues affecting them the most and issues that attracted sufficient number of users could actually be placed to a formal vote, with the results legally binding on Facebook itself. While the reality was slightly less utopian, with limits on the kinds of issues that could be brought to a vote, the process was overall a genuine form of democratic representation by Facebook’s users in the sites governance. &lt;br /&gt;
  2296. &lt;br /&gt;
  2297. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;Complete Article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2298.            <link></link>
  2299.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2459</guid>
  2300.            <pubDate>Fri, 5 Jul 2019 11:48:21 -0400</pubDate>
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  2303.            <title>Social Media is not Reality</title>
  2304.            <description>Social media is where a lot of us spend a lot time. Sometimes minutes, but more likely hours, a day. Whether your platform of choice is Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn, much of our daily life seems to be spent checking out what others are doing.&lt;br /&gt;
  2305. &lt;br /&gt;
  2306. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2307.            <link></link>
  2308.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2458</guid>
  2309.            <pubDate>Wed, 3 Jul 2019 11:47:52 -0400</pubDate>
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  2312.            <title>9 Key Steps in Implementing an Effective Social Media Strategy</title>
  2313.            <description>One of the biggest challenges in implementing an effective social media marketing strategy is time.&lt;br /&gt;
  2314. &lt;br /&gt;
  2315. When I ask people about their social media strategy for their business, I often get responses like: &lt;br /&gt;
  2316. &lt;br /&gt;
  2317. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2318.            <link></link>
  2319.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2457</guid>
  2320.            <pubDate>Mon, 1 Jul 2019 11:44:42 -0400</pubDate>
  2321.        </item>
  2322.        <item>
  2323.            <title>Create RSS Feeds to Follow Instagram and Twitter Users Without an Account</title>
  2324.            <description>Wish you could follow a couple of Twitter or Instagram users, without setting up an account? Create an RSS feed for them.&lt;br /&gt;
  2325. &lt;br /&gt;
  2326. RSS Hub is an open source project that creates RSS feeds from a wide variety of websites, including social media pages. You can install this on your own server, but it is not necessary for most users.&lt;br /&gt;
  2327. &lt;br /&gt;
  2328. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2329.            <link></link>
  2330.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2456</guid>
  2331.            <pubDate>Fri, 28 Jun 2019 11:42:38 -0400</pubDate>
  2332.        </item>
  2333.        <item>
  2334.            <title>Apple, Luminary, Spotify, and the podcast wars to come</title>
  2335.            <description>The podcast wars are coming. &lt;br /&gt;
  2336. &lt;br /&gt;
  2337. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2338.            <link></link>
  2339.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2455</guid>
  2340.            <pubDate>Wed, 26 Jun 2019 11:40:09 -0400</pubDate>
  2341.        </item>
  2342.        <item>
  2343.            <title>The Rise and Demise of RSS</title>
  2344.            <description>About a decade ago, the average internet user might well have heard of RSS. Really Simple Syndication, or Rich Site Summary—what the acronym stands for depends on who you ask—is a standard that websites and podcasts can use to offer a feed of content to their users, one easily understood by lots of different computer programs. Today, though RSS continues to power many applications on the web, it has become, for most people, an obscure technology.&lt;br /&gt;
  2345. &lt;br /&gt;
  2346. The story of how this happened is really two stories. The first is a story about a broad vision for the web’s future that never quite came to fruition. The second is a story about how a collaborative effort to improve a popular standard devolved into one of the most contentious forks in the history of open-source software development.&lt;br /&gt;
  2347. &lt;br /&gt;
  2348. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2349.            <link></link>
  2350.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2454</guid>
  2351.            <pubDate>Mon, 24 Jun 2019 11:39:09 -0400</pubDate>
  2352.        </item>
  2353.        <item>
  2354.            <title>RSS Feeds for Engineers</title>
  2355.            <description>RSS Feeds for Engineers.&lt;br /&gt;
  2356. &lt;br /&gt;
  2357. We hope that Electronic Design is a regular stop for keeping track of the electronics industry, but we’re only one of thousands of sources available through the internet. Keeping up to date with all of the latest news and information is impossible these days, even with tools like Twitter, Facebook, or other social-media platforms. Staying abreast of content by visiting websites is next to impossible when done individually. RSS feeds are one way to deal with the massive amount of information created daily.&lt;br /&gt;
  2358. &lt;br /&gt;
  2359. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2360.            <link></link>
  2361.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2453</guid>
  2362.            <pubDate>Fri, 21 Jun 2019 11:36:11 -0400</pubDate>
  2363.        </item>
  2364.        <item>
  2365.            <title>Fiery Feeds Adds iCloud Accounts, Three-Pane iPad View, New Customization Tools, and More</title>
  2366.            <description>Fiery Feeds Adds iCloud Accounts, Three-Pane iPad View, New Customization Tools, and More..&lt;br /&gt;
  2367. &lt;br /&gt;
  2368. Fiery Feeds, the modern, flexible RSS client for iOS, was updated today with a variety of new features that take the app to new heights: enabling iCloud-based accounts for RSS and Read Later so you don’t need third-party services, adding a three-pane layout on iPad, offering new, configurable methods for navigation, and a lot more. There is something for everyone, from users who may be new to RSS to Fiery Feeds veterans who will appreciate the additional power offered here.&lt;br /&gt;
  2369. &lt;br /&gt;
  2370. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2371.            <link></link>
  2372.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2452</guid>
  2373.            <pubDate>Wed, 19 Jun 2019 11:33:36 -0400</pubDate>
  2374.        </item>
  2375.        <item>
  2376.            <title>RSS Feeds for</title>
  2377.            <description>RSS Feeds for;br /&gt;
  2378. &lt;br /&gt;
  2379. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2380.            <link></link>
  2381.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2451</guid>
  2382.            <pubDate>Mon, 17 Jun 2019 11:33:07 -0400</pubDate>
  2383.        </item>
  2384.        <item>
  2385.            <title>Pinterest is distancing itself from social networks as it goes public</title>
  2386.            <description>As it prepares to go public under the ticker PINS after filing its S-1 to the Securities Exchange Commission today (March 22), Pinterest said it would rather not be seen as a place like Facebook or Twitter.&lt;br /&gt;
  2387. &lt;br /&gt;
  2388. The cold shoulder makes sense: Sites that algorithmically serve up content—Facebook, YouTube, Google, Instagram, and Twitter—remain under fire for their inability to moderate the environments on their own platforms.&lt;br /&gt;
  2389. &lt;br /&gt;
  2390. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2391.            <link></link>
  2392.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2450</guid>
  2393.            <pubDate>Fri, 14 Jun 2019 16:42:17 -0400</pubDate>
  2394.        </item>
  2395.        <item>
  2396.            <title>Snapchat - a kindler, gentler social network</title>
  2397.            <description>After a dark year, Snap is letting in some light.&lt;br /&gt;
  2398. &lt;br /&gt;
  2399. Evan Spiegel, Snaps famously private 28-year-old co-founder and chief executive, took to the stage this past Thursday to deliver a keynote speech and announce a new suite of products for the company’s disappearing-message app Snapchat.&lt;br /&gt;
  2400. &lt;br /&gt;
  2401. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2402.            <link></link>
  2403.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2449</guid>
  2404.            <pubDate>Wed, 12 Jun 2019 16:41:21 -0400</pubDate>
  2405.        </item>
  2406.        <item>
  2407.            <title>The Rules Of Social Media Just Changed.</title>
  2408.            <description>Businesses have spent years diligently amassing followings and figuring out the best way to connect with users. &lt;br /&gt;
  2409. &lt;br /&gt;
  2410. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2411.            <link></link>
  2412.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2448</guid>
  2413.            <pubDate>Mon, 10 Jun 2019 16:38:20 -0400</pubDate>
  2414.        </item>
  2415.        <item>
  2416.            <title>Social Media Is Reverting Society From Adults Back Into Children</title>
  2417.            <description>The great promise of social media was that by giving voice to ordinary people all across the world, their collective experiences and expertise would help society reach a higher consciousness. Much as the web was bringing together the world of knowledge, social media would bring together our diverse perspectives and especially the vast wealth of uncodified human knowledge. The reality, as we all know, has been quite the opposite: a toxic cesspool of hate and stupidity, where the loudest and most obnoxious one wins and enlightened insight is overwhelmed by emotional sarcasm and toxicity. Is there any hope for a social future?&lt;br /&gt;
  2418. &lt;br /&gt;
  2419. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2420.            <link></link>
  2421.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2447</guid>
  2422.            <pubDate>Sat, 8 Jun 2019 16:35:37 -0400</pubDate>
  2423.        </item>
  2424.        <item>
  2425.            <title>Socrates ancient philosophy shows why moral posturing on social media is so annoying</title>
  2426.            <description>Social media offers the chance to carefully curate a public image and, while some choose to broadcast their professional success or vacations, others are keen to make a show of their moral worth. &lt;br /&gt;
  2427. &lt;br /&gt;
  2428. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2429.            <link></link>
  2430.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2446</guid>
  2431.            <pubDate>Thu, 6 Jun 2019 16:33:01 -0400</pubDate>
  2432.        </item>
  2433.        <item>
  2434.            <title>How to create Instagram RSS feeds</title>
  2435.            <description>Did you know that you can subscribe to any Instagram user using RSS directly using any RSS feed reader?&lt;br /&gt;
  2436. &lt;br /&gt;
  2437. Instagram happens mostly on mobile devices where users subscribe to users, post new media to their own accounts, and use other functionality to interact with other users or content on the site.&lt;br /&gt;
  2438. &lt;br /&gt;
  2439. While there is an Instagram website as well for browsing user posts and tags, voting and downloading activity, it is fair to say that most user activity happens on mobile devices.&lt;br /&gt;
  2440. &lt;br /&gt;
  2441. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2442.            <link></link>
  2443.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2445</guid>
  2444.            <pubDate>Tue, 4 Jun 2019 16:32:14 -0400</pubDate>
  2445.        </item>
  2446.        <item>
  2447.            <title>RSS Is Better Than Twitter</title>
  2448.            <description>There is a good reason people call Twitter the hell website.&lt;br /&gt;
  2449. &lt;br /&gt;
  2450. Cynicism, egos, unprovoked hostility, unchecked propaganda, sexism, bigotry, and outright hate—Twitter is as full of it as virtually anywhere online, and worse, its unbearably nonstop. The design of the place feels uniquely unhealthy due in large part to its speed and unrelenting stream. Opening up TweetDeck, the Twitter-owned client favored by maniacs like me thanks to its real-time updating feature, can seem like stepping into an oncoming tidal wave and getting swept out to sea. Before too long, you feel exhausted and ready to give up.&lt;br /&gt;
  2451. &lt;br /&gt;
  2452. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2453.            <link></link>
  2454.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2444</guid>
  2455.            <pubDate>Sun, 2 Jun 2019 16:30:13 -0400</pubDate>
  2456.        </item>
  2457.        <item>
  2458.            <title>RSS Feeds for Engineers</title>
  2459.            <description>RSS or news feeds are one way to keep up on what’s happening in the industry. Here are some tips to get the most out of them.&lt;br /&gt;
  2460. &lt;br /&gt;
  2461. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2462.            <link></link>
  2463.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2443</guid>
  2464.            <pubDate>Fri, 31 May 2019 16:27:13 -0400</pubDate>
  2465.        </item>
  2466.        <item>
  2467.            <title>Google Began its Shutdown of Google+ the Beginning of April</title>
  2468.            <description>Google has officially started the process of shutting down and deleting all consumer accounts on its Google+ social network platform, bringing an end to the company’s attempt to directly compete with the likes of Facebook and Twitter. &lt;br /&gt;
  2469. &lt;br /&gt;
  2470. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2471.            <link></link>
  2472.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2442</guid>
  2473.            <pubDate>Wed, 29 May 2019 16:25:43 -0400</pubDate>
  2474.        </item>
  2475.        <item>
  2476.            <title>Why Your Brand Needs to Invest in Social Media</title>
  2477.            <description>There is no questioning the influence of social media in modern society, and our broader interactive process. But still, many businesses remain unsure whether it&apos;s right for them, whether they actually need to have a social media presence.&lt;br /&gt;
  2478. &lt;br /&gt;
  2479. To be fair, it may not be for everyone - if, for example, you sell products aimed specifically at an older sector of the market, it could be that you would be wasting your time posting to a Facebook Page that no one&apos;s likely to read. &lt;br /&gt;
  2480. &lt;br /&gt;
  2481. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2482.            <link></link>
  2483.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2441</guid>
  2484.            <pubDate>Mon, 27 May 2019 11:13:58 -0400</pubDate>
  2485.        </item>
  2486.        <item>
  2487.            <title>Facebook Statistics that Every Marketer Should Know in 2019</title>
  2488.            <description>With over 2.3 billion active users, Facebook has grown to become the biggest connective platform in history, and an essential part of many people&apos;s on and offline lives. &lt;br /&gt;
  2489. &lt;br /&gt;
  2490. The influence of Facebook is inarguable - in fact, Facebook is so big that it&apos;s believed by some to have influenced the election of many world leaders through targeted ads and intricate campaigning. Whether you believe that or not will come down to your perspective, but no matter how you look at it, Facebook is a critical media platform, and one of the most significant tools of our time. &lt;br /&gt;
  2491. &lt;br /&gt;
  2492. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2493.            <link></link>
  2494.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2440</guid>
  2495.            <pubDate>Fri, 24 May 2019 11:12:08 -0400</pubDate>
  2496.        </item>
  2497.        <item>
  2498.            <title>5 Tips for Managing a Social Media Crisis</title>
  2499.            <description>Turn on the news, scroll through Twitter or chat with a friend these days, and you are likely to hear about yet another brand or individual suffering yet another social media-induced crisis of some kind.&lt;br /&gt;
  2500. &lt;br /&gt;
  2501. It seems that every day, every hour, theres some other social media disaster. Does this mean that brands are suddenly behaving more poorly, or is this the state of how we live now?&lt;br /&gt;
  2502. &lt;br /&gt;
  2503. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2504.            <link></link>
  2505.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2439</guid>
  2506.            <pubDate>Wed, 22 May 2019 11:09:51 -0400</pubDate>
  2507.        </item>
  2508.        <item>
  2509.            <title>10 Tips for Keeping Your Personal Data Safe on Social Media</title>
  2510.            <description>Social media plays a vital role in our daily life. Websites like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram are the most common social channels used to connect with our loved ones. With over 2.77 billion social media users today, such social media websites make a perfect platform for identity thefts. With huge user database of private information, it is the responsibility of social media platforms to keep personal information safe.&lt;br /&gt;
  2511. &lt;br /&gt;
  2512. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2513.            <link></link>
  2514.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2438</guid>
  2515.            <pubDate>Mon, 20 May 2019 11:07:55 -0400</pubDate>
  2516.        </item>
  2517.        <item>
  2518.            <title>Why Social Media Influencers Are Integral To Tech Culture</title>
  2519.            <description>In todays climate of hyper-competitive technologies, the ways that technology is sold often has much more to do with how a brand is perceived and the cultural relationships that this brand has to an imaginary field of power much more than how good a brand actually is. Where social influencers have far more sway with younger consumers than celebrity endorsements, how do they fit into the greater social fabric that necessitates that not only items are bought and sold, but which nurtures a cultural connection between the object and a deeper ethos that speaks to us as individuals? In essence, what makes the social influencer integral to new tech culture today and what are the indicators of their value or, according to some critics, that their time is up?&lt;br /&gt;
  2520. &lt;br /&gt;
  2521. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2522.            <link></link>
  2523.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2437</guid>
  2524.            <pubDate>Fri, 17 May 2019 11:04:16 -0400</pubDate>
  2525.        </item>
  2526.        <item>
  2527.            <title>8 Steps to a More Effective Social Media Marketing Strategy</title>
  2528.            <description>While the social media landscape is always changing, the fundamental building blocks of an effective strategy remain the same. Without them, you&apos;re likely wasting your time - or at the least, you&apos;re not seeing optimal results from your efforts to connect and engage with your online audience.&lt;br /&gt;
  2529. &lt;br /&gt;
  2530. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2531.            <link></link>
  2532.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2436</guid>
  2533.            <pubDate>Wed, 15 May 2019 11:03:19 -0400</pubDate>
  2534.        </item>
  2535.        <item>
  2536.            <title>RSS is Better than Twitter</title>
  2537.            <description>There is a good reason people call Twitter the hell website.&lt;br /&gt;
  2538. &lt;br /&gt;
  2539. Cynicism, egos, unprovoked hostility, unchecked propaganda, sexism, bigotry, and outright hate—Twitter is as full of it as virtually anywhere online, and worse, it is unbearably nonstop. The design of the place feels uniquely unhealthy due in large part to its speed and unrelenting stream. Opening up TweetDeck, the Twitter-owned client favored by maniacs like me thanks to its real-time updating feature, can seem like stepping into an oncoming tidal wave and getting swept out to sea. Before too long, you feel exhausted and ready to give up.&lt;br /&gt;
  2540. &lt;br /&gt;
  2541. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;RSS Is Better than Twitter&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2542.            <link></link>
  2543.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2435</guid>
  2544.            <pubDate>Mon, 13 May 2019 10:59:10 -0400</pubDate>
  2545.        </item>
  2546.        <item>
  2547.            <title>How To Apply Social Selling To A Social Media Marketing Campaign</title>
  2548.            <description>Traditional sales tactics have begun to shift thanks to social media networks. Social selling leverages social networks and gives salespeople the ability to connect directly with customers. In 2016, LinkedIn found that 90% of top-performing salespeople use social media as part of their sales strategy.&lt;br /&gt;
  2549. &lt;br /&gt;
  2550. Social selling relies on having robust, well-built social networks, which is why social media marketing is a crucial aspect of social selling. Since these two concepts are so similar, many people confuse the two.&lt;br /&gt;
  2551. &lt;br /&gt;
  2552. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2553.            <link></link>
  2554.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2434</guid>
  2555.            <pubDate>Fri, 10 May 2019 15:45:55 -0400</pubDate>
  2556.        </item>
  2557.        <item>
  2558.            <title>48 Social Media Goals and Metrics to Measure the Success of Your Strategy</title>
  2559.            <description>Are you looking for ways to measure the success of your social media marketing efforts? Want to know if your social media campaigns are worth your time and effort?&lt;br /&gt;
  2560. &lt;br /&gt;
  2561. The team from Social Success Marketing share the metrics you can, and should, track in this infographic.&lt;br /&gt;
  2562. &lt;br /&gt;
  2563. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2564.            <link></link>
  2565.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2433</guid>
  2566.            <pubDate>Wed, 8 May 2019 15:36:01 -0400</pubDate>
  2567.        </item>
  2568.        <item>
  2569.            <title>The Internet Archive is working to preserve public Google+ posts before it shuts down</title>
  2570.            <description>Google is set to begin deleting data from its beleaguered social network, Google+ in April, but before that happens, the Internet Archive and the ArchiveTeam say that they are working to preserve public posts on the platform before they vanish forever.&lt;br /&gt;
  2571. &lt;br /&gt;
  2572. In a post on Reddit, the sites announced that they had begun their efforts to archive the posts using scripts to capture and back up the data in an effort to preserve it. The teams say that their efforts will only encompass posts that are currently available to the public: they won’t be able to back up posts that are marked private or deleted.&lt;br /&gt;
  2573. &lt;br /&gt;
  2574. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2575.            <link></link>
  2576.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2432</guid>
  2577.            <pubDate>Mon, 6 May 2019 15:26:36 -0400</pubDate>
  2578.        </item>
  2579.        <item>
  2580.            <title>6 Facebook Messenger Tools to Help Scale Your Growth</title>
  2581.            <description>Are you looking to maximize your use of Facebook Messenger within your digital marketing plan?&lt;br /&gt;
  2582. &lt;br /&gt;
  2583. Whether you want to get more contacts, increase conversions or use automation to scale your growth, Facebook Messenger marketing tools can help - when used the right way.&lt;br /&gt;
  2584. &lt;br /&gt;
  2585. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2586.            <link></link>
  2587.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2431</guid>
  2588.            <pubDate>Fri, 3 May 2019 15:25:44 -0400</pubDate>
  2589.        </item>
  2590.        <item>
  2591.            <title>Why You Should Not Put All Your Focus on Only One Social Media Network</title>
  2592.            <description>It happens here and there - Facebook goes down, Instagram goes down, then everyone runs to Twitter to figure out what the heck is going on. Last week, we experienced this again, with both Instagram and Facebook going down for 10+ hours, and sparking panic among many brands and influencers who now rely on these platforms to generate income. &lt;br /&gt;
  2593. &lt;br /&gt;
  2594. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2595.            <link></link>
  2596.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2430</guid>
  2597.            <pubDate>Wed, 1 May 2019 15:19:14 -0400</pubDate>
  2598.        </item>
  2599.        <item>
  2600.            <title>How A Social Networks Failure Made This Community More Social</title>
  2601.            <description>March 13, millions of Facebook and Instagram users turned to Twitter to express their exasperation about the social media networks massive failure.&lt;br /&gt;
  2602. &lt;br /&gt;
  2603. While many users observations were farcical in nature, there are very real economic ramifications for two of the worlds largest social media networks being offline for a significant amount of time.&lt;br /&gt;
  2604. &lt;br /&gt;
  2605. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2606.            <link></link>
  2607.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2429</guid>
  2608.            <pubDate>Fri, 26 Apr 2019 15:16:05 -0400</pubDate>
  2609.        </item>
  2610.        <item>
  2611.            <title>How Mobile Phones Represent Your Social Network</title>
  2612.            <description>Earlier, it had been proposed that, due to its social functions, the mobile phone has become associated with the meaning of social relationships. Mobile phones social function is clear. People use them to maintain relationships and to feel connected and closer to friends and family members. We wanted to test if the mental representation of a mobile phone is indeed associated with the mental representation of social relationships. We thus conducted an experiment where we primed the concept of mobile phone and then measured if it activated, that is, made social relationship-related thoughts more accessible.&lt;br /&gt;
  2613. &lt;br /&gt;
  2614. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2615.            <link></link>
  2616.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2428</guid>
  2617.            <pubDate>Wed, 24 Apr 2019 15:14:14 -0400</pubDate>
  2618.        </item>
  2619.        <item>
  2620.            <title>The Future of Education: How Cities Can Leverage Community Assets, Social Networks, and Personal Passions in Extending Their Learning Systems Beyond the Classroom</title>
  2621.            <description>Schools can not do it all. We have known this for a long time, yet we often seem to deny this reality in policy and action. For decades we have piled expectations onto our schools, asking them to develop scholars, citizens, and workers and to provide for the academic, nutritional, social, and developmental needs of children. Schools, as critics are quick to point out, invariably fall short of these expectations.&lt;br /&gt;
  2622. &lt;br /&gt;
  2623. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2624.            <link></link>
  2625.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2427</guid>
  2626.            <pubDate>Mon, 22 Apr 2019 15:11:11 -0400</pubDate>
  2627.        </item>
  2628.        <item>
  2629.            <title>News about Volcanoes &amp; Earthquakes as RSS feeds</title>
  2630.            <description>Get updates about &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;volcanoes &amp; earthquakes as RSS feeds&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2631.            <link></link>
  2632.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2426</guid>
  2633.            <pubDate>Fri, 19 Apr 2019 15:09:38 -0400</pubDate>
  2634.        </item>
  2635.        <item>
  2636.            <title>What Is RSS, and How Can I Benefit From Using It?</title>
  2637.            <description>In many ways, content on the internet is beautifully linked together and accessible, but despite the interconnectivity of it all we still frequently find ourselves visiting this site, then that site, then another site, all in an effort to check for updates and get the content we want. Thats not particular efficient and theres a much better way to go about it.&lt;br /&gt;
  2638. &lt;br /&gt;
  2639. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2640.            <link></link>
  2641.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2425</guid>
  2642.            <pubDate>Wed, 17 Apr 2019 16:13:53 -0500</pubDate>
  2643.        </item>
  2644.        <item>
  2645.            <title>Social Networks Unified Messaging</title>
  2646.            <description>Facebook, it seems, has noticed. Last week, The New York Times reported that Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg plans to unify Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, and Instagram messaging on the backend of the services. This would make it possible for people relying on different flavors of Facebook apps to all gorge at the same messaging table. On the one hand, the move is truly Facebookian—just try to extricate yourself from Facebook, and it will try every which way to pull you back in. On the other hand, it makes sense for Facebook for a few reasons.&lt;br /&gt;
  2647. &lt;br /&gt;
  2648. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2649.            <link></link>
  2650.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2424</guid>
  2651.            <pubDate>Mon, 15 Apr 2019 16:12:32 -0500</pubDate>
  2652.        </item>
  2653.        <item>
  2654.            <title>With Social Media Disinformation, What — and Who — Should We Be Afraid Of?</title>
  2655.            <description>As social medias influence over politics and elections has risen, so too has our collective anxiety about it. Over the last three years in particular, the use of megaplatforms like Facebook and Twitter as vectors for misinformation has been the subject of congressional hearings and not a few columns on the websites of some of our finer magazines. And as we gear up for elections in 2019 — and, assuming we make it through this year, in 2020 — the anxiety is gearing up, too. On Monday, in anticipation of the European Parliamentary elections in May, the Mozilla Foundation, an influential internet-advocacy non-profit, released an open letter to Facebook, co-signed by 32 civil rights and transparency groups, demanding that the social network implement measures designed to increase transparency, facilitate research, and combat misinformation.&lt;br /&gt;
  2656. &lt;br /&gt;
  2657. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2658.            <link></link>
  2659.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2423</guid>
  2660.            <pubDate>Fri, 12 Apr 2019 16:05:50 -0500</pubDate>
  2661.        </item>
  2662.        <item>
  2663.            <title>Rise and Fall of RSS</title>
  2664.            <description>About a decade ago, the average internet user might well have heard of RSS. Really Simple Syndication, or Rich Site Summary—what the acronym stands for depends on who you ask—is a standard that websites and podcasts can use to offer a feed of content to their users, one easily understood by lots of different computer programs. Today, though RSS continues to power many applications on the web, it has become, for most people, an obscure technology.&lt;br /&gt;
  2665. &lt;br /&gt;
  2666. The story of how this happened is really two stories. The first is a story about a broad vision for the web’s future that never quite came to fruition. The second is a story about how a collaborative effort to improve a popular standard devolved into one of the most contentious forks in the history of open-source software development.&lt;br /&gt;
  2667. &lt;br /&gt;
  2668. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2669.            <link></link>
  2670.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2422</guid>
  2671.            <pubDate>Wed, 10 Apr 2019 09:04:10 -0500</pubDate>
  2672.        </item>
  2673.        <item>
  2674.            <title>Amazon opens up Alexa store for anyone to create and publish custom skills</title>
  2675.            <description>Amazon is now letting anyone create and publish Alexa skills into the Alexa skills store. Amazon first made it easy to create custom skills last year with its Alexa Skill Blueprints program, and it’s taking those custom responses and allowing them to be published in the store for everyone to download and use. There are currently more than 80,000 existing Alexa skills in the store, but todays announcement means the store will be growing significantly with user-generated custom skills.&lt;br /&gt;
  2676. &lt;br /&gt;
  2677. Amazon is primarily aiming this new functionality at content creators, businesses, brands, and other organizations. Publications, local sports teams, YouTubers, and others will all be able to broadcast their latest updates by simply adding a recorded audio feed URL to a blueprint skill directly and then publishing it on the store. &lt;br /&gt;
  2678. &lt;br /&gt;
  2679. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2680.            <link></link>
  2681.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2421</guid>
  2682.            <pubDate>Mon, 8 Apr 2019 09:27:16 -0500</pubDate>
  2683.        </item>
  2684.        <item>
  2685.            <title>Zucked!</title>
  2686.            <description>Throughout the book, McNamee, who was an early investor in Facebook and still holds shares in the company, discusses his early conversations with CEO Mark Zuckerberg and COO Sheryl Sandberg. In one exchange published by Axios, McNamee said that he advised Zuckerberg on not selling Facebook to Yahoo or Microsoft. Zuckerberg reportedly told him that one of those companies had already offered him $1 billion for the social network. Yahoo had indeed made the offer in 2006.&lt;br /&gt;
  2687. &lt;br /&gt;
  2688. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2689.            <link></link>
  2690.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2420</guid>
  2691.            <pubDate>Fri, 5 Apr 2019 09:26:33 -0500</pubDate>
  2692.        </item>
  2693.        <item>
  2694.            <title>Think Your Data Is Private Because You Are Not On Social Media? Think Again.</title>
  2695.            <description>Just because you are not on Facebook or Twitter does not mean your data is safe from the social media giants or their prying algorithms. A study from the University of Vermont adds yet more evidence to the argument that your privacy is no longer in your hands, even if you abstain from social media.&lt;br /&gt;
  2696. &lt;br /&gt;
  2697. Researchers from UVM&apos;s Department of Mathematics and Statistics published a paper in this week’s issue of the journal Nature Human Behaviour demonstrating that social media users not only generate &lt;i&gt;substantial behavioral data about themselves&lt;/i&gt; but also about members of their social circle.&lt;br /&gt;
  2698. &lt;br /&gt;
  2699. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2700.            <link></link>
  2701.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2419</guid>
  2702.            <pubDate>Wed, 3 Apr 2019 14:32:59 -0500</pubDate>
  2703.        </item>
  2704.        <item>
  2705.            <title>How To Hustle Your Way To A Six-Figure Income As A Social Media Influencer</title>
  2706.            <description>&lt;i&gt;I am blessed to say that I get to wake up and live out my dreams each day, &lt;/i&gt;says social media influencer, comedian and actress Lala Milan. She creates content for many platforms, including Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, as well as various apps, doing almost all of the writing, filming, directing, and editing herself. This career has enabled her to generate a six-figure annual income and secured her celebrity bookings at events. Recently, it landed her a role on Boomerang, a TV series coming to BET in February 2019.&lt;br /&gt;
  2707. &lt;br /&gt;
  2708. &lt;a href=&quot;How To Hustle Your Way To A Six-Figure Income As A Social Media Influencer&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2709.            <link></link>
  2710.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2418</guid>
  2711.            <pubDate>Mon, 1 Apr 2019 14:25:30 -0500</pubDate>
  2712.        </item>
  2713.        <item>
  2714.            <title>How fake news is changing the internet</title>
  2715.            <description>The tools we all use for knowledge, communication and business are being re-engineered to stop disinformation. Is our loss of control worth it?&lt;br /&gt;
  2716. &lt;br /&gt;
  2717. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2718.            <link></link>
  2719.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2417</guid>
  2720.            <pubDate>Fri, 29 Mar 2019 14:24:23 -0500</pubDate>
  2721.        </item>
  2722.        <item>
  2723.            <title>Loneliness Linked To Negative Social Media Experiences, Study Finds</title>
  2724.            <description>We have been hearing more and more about loneliness, and the &lt;i&gt;loneliness epidemic, &lt;/i&gt;in recent years, as research has stared to lay out both its causes and effects. There are likely many reasons for this increasing psychological/societal issue, but one that is almost certainly involved is our dependence on screens, and in particular social media. And a new study from the University of Pittsburgh and West Virginia University finds that social media use—or at least negative experiences on social—is linked to more feelings of social isolation, a.k.a. loneliness.&lt;br /&gt;
  2725. &lt;br /&gt;
  2726. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2727.            <link></link>
  2728.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2416</guid>
  2729.            <pubDate>Wed, 27 Mar 2019 14:16:01 -0500</pubDate>
  2730.        </item>
  2731.        <item>
  2732.            <title>12 Social Media Engagement KPIs That Matter</title>
  2733.            <description>
  2734.                <![CDATA[I say <i>social media engagement </i>metrics, what comes to your mind first?<br />
  2735. <br />
  2736. Most likely it will be likes, comments, and shares.<br />
  2737. <br />
  2738. While these certainly are high-level indicators of content engagement, and (presumably) the effectiveness of your social media efforts, they are far from the only metrics you should consider.<br />
  2739. <br />
  2740. This section will help you understand the full spectrum of metrics available to you for evaluating your content and social media marketing, the meaning and importance of each, and how to use and improve them.<br />
  2741. <br />
  2742. Few will need to keep track of all these metrics, so choose the mix that gives you the most valuable information.<br />
  2743. <br />
  2744. <a href="" target="_blank">complete article</a>]]>
  2745.            </description>
  2746.            <link></link>
  2747.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2415</guid>
  2748.            <pubDate>Mon, 25 Mar 2019 14:14:12 -0500</pubDate>
  2749.        </item>
  2750.        <item>
  2751.            <title>50 percent of Facebook users could be fake, report claims</title>
  2752.            <description>A long-running feud was thrust back into the spotlight today with a contentious report claiming that over half of Facebooks monthly active users are actually fake.&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&lt;br /&gt;
  2753. &lt;br /&gt;
  2754. The report, written by Facebook critic Aaron Greenspan, alleges that the social media giant has no way to accurately measure its true user base — or in other words, accounts that are matched up to real people — and that Facebooks reported metrics substantially overestimate the number of real monthly active users. &lt;br /&gt;
  2755. &lt;br /&gt;
  2756. Notably, Greenspan is a former Harvard classmate of Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg. I&lt;br /&gt;
  2757. &lt;br /&gt;
  2758. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2759.            <link></link>
  2760.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2414</guid>
  2761.            <pubDate>Fri, 22 Mar 2019 14:09:13 -0500</pubDate>
  2762.        </item>
  2763.        <item>
  2764.            <title>You Do Not Even Need to Be on Social Media, The Companies Still Have Data on You</title>
  2765.            <description>We have all thought about it. Maybe it&apos;s time to flick Facebook. Terminate Twitter. Silence social for good, and just be a person again.&lt;br /&gt;
  2766. &lt;br /&gt;
  2767. Sadly, if this dream of going off the grid is about reclaiming your lost privacy, that might not actually be possible, according to new research.&lt;br /&gt;
  2768. &lt;br /&gt;
  2769. A new study by researchers at the University of Vermont shows that social media posts by people you&apos;re connected with can actually be used to predict your own future posts – and even more accurately than if your own previous posts were being mined for insights.&lt;br /&gt;
  2770. &lt;br /&gt;
  2771. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2772.            <link></link>
  2773.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2413</guid>
  2774.            <pubDate>Wed, 20 Mar 2019 14:06:08 -0500</pubDate>
  2775.        </item>
  2776.        <item>
  2777.            <title>Livemarks restores Live Bookmarks support in Firefox</title>
  2778.            <description>Live Bookmarks combines Firefoxs bookmarking functionality with the dynamic nature of RSS feeds to create auto-updating bookmark folders that list all recent entries from RSS feeds.&lt;br /&gt;
  2779. &lt;br /&gt;
  2780. The removal causes quite the issues for users who make use of the feature. Mozilla announced that it plans to export the list of feeds to an OPML file which the majority of RSS readers support.&lt;br /&gt;
  2781. &lt;br /&gt;
  2782. While there are some alternatives that might work for some users, there was not a real solution to regain the functionality once it is removed.&lt;br /&gt;
  2783. &lt;br /&gt;
  2784. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2785.            <link></link>
  2786.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2412</guid>
  2787.            <pubDate>Mon, 18 Mar 2019 13:58:44 -0500</pubDate>
  2788.        </item>
  2789.        <item>
  2790.            <title>Is RSS Undead?</title>
  2791.            <description>RSS died. Whether you blame Feedburner, or Google Reader, or Digg Reader last month, or any number of other product failures over the years, the humble protocol has managed to keep on trudging along despite all evidence that it is dead, dead, dead.&lt;br /&gt;
  2792. &lt;br /&gt;
  2793. Now, with Facebooks&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;scandal over Cambridge Analytica, there is a whole new wave of commentators calling for RSS to be resuscitated. &lt;br /&gt;
  2794. &lt;br /&gt;
  2795. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2796.            <link></link>
  2797.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2411</guid>
  2798.            <pubDate>Fri, 15 Mar 2019 13:57:38 -0500</pubDate>
  2799.        </item>
  2800.        <item>
  2801.            <title>Microsoft Edge mobile browser will warn users about fake news</title>
  2802.            <description>How do you spot a fake?&lt;br /&gt;
  2803. &lt;br /&gt;
  2804. When users of Microsofts Edge mobile browser visit a news website with a dubious reputation, they will now get a warning to proceed with caution. &lt;br /&gt;
  2805. &lt;br /&gt;
  2806. As spotted by The Guardian, Microsoft has partnered with the news watchdog organization NewsGuard to provide Edge users with more information about the news veracity of the site they are visiting.&lt;br /&gt;
  2807. &lt;br /&gt;
  2808. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2809.            <link></link>
  2810.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2410</guid>
  2811.            <pubDate>Wed, 13 Mar 2019 13:53:12 -0500</pubDate>
  2812.        </item>
  2813.        <item>
  2814.            <title>Aggregating Multiple GitHub Account RSS Feeds Into Single JSON API Feed</title>
  2815.            <description>GitHub is the number one signal in my API world. The activity that occurs via GitHub is more important than anything I find across Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and other social channels. Commits to repositories and the other social activity that occurs around coding projects are infinitely more valuable, and telling, regarding what a company is up to than the deliberate social media signals blasted out via other channels. I’m always working to dial in my monitoring of GitHub using the GitHub API, but also via the RSS feeds that are present on the public side of the platform.&lt;br /&gt;
  2816. &lt;br /&gt;
  2817. I feel RSS is often overlooked as an API data source, but I find that RSS is not only alive and well in 2018, it is something that is actively used on many platforms. &lt;br /&gt;
  2818. &lt;br /&gt;
  2819. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2820.            <link></link>
  2821.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2409</guid>
  2822.            <pubDate>Mon, 11 Mar 2019 09:03:09 -0500</pubDate>
  2823.        </item>
  2824.        <item>
  2825.            <title>Excessive Social Media use Comparable to Drug Addiction</title>
  2826.            <description>Excessive social media use has negative consequences that include the kind of risky decision-making associated with drug and gambling addicts, new research shows.&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&lt;br /&gt;
  2827. &lt;br /&gt;
  2828. Researchers at Michigan State University had 71 study participants take a survey gauging their Facebook dependence; it included questions about users feelings when unable to access the website, the influence Facebook has had on a users job or education, and attempts to quit.&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&lt;br /&gt;
  2829. &lt;br /&gt;
  2830. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2831.            <link></link>
  2832.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2408</guid>
  2833.            <pubDate>Fri, 8 Mar 2019 09:58:41 -0500</pubDate>
  2834.        </item>
  2835.        <item>
  2836.            <title>Facebook, Mozilla, and others take on Indias proposed new social media regulations</title>
  2837.            <description>Global social media and technology giants are gearing up to fight sweeping new rules proposed by the Indian government that would require them to actively regulate content in one of the world’s biggest Internet markets, sources close to the matter told Reuters.&lt;br /&gt;
  2838. &lt;br /&gt;
  2839. The rules, proposed by the Information Technology ministry on Christmas Eve, would compel platforms such as Facebook, its messaging service WhatsApp and Twitter to remove unlawful content, such as anything that affected the &lt;i&gt;sovereignty and integrity of India.&lt;/i&gt; This had to be done within 24 hours, the rules propose.&lt;br /&gt;
  2840. &lt;br /&gt;
  2841. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2842.            <link></link>
  2843.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2407</guid>
  2844.            <pubDate>Wed, 6 Mar 2019 09:57:09 -0500</pubDate>
  2845.        </item>
  2846.        <item>
  2847.            <title>Ways to be Smart on Social Media</title>
  2848.            <description>This past year, many people deleted their social media accounts following revelations about privacy violations on social media platforms and other concerns related to hate speech.&lt;br /&gt;
  2849. &lt;br /&gt;
  2850. As people adopt their resolutions for the year, it is likely that many more will reconsider their social media use.&lt;br /&gt;
  2851. However, as a scholar of social media and religion, I&apos;d argue that rather than just stop using social media, people could use it to improve their overall well-being. Here are three ways to do so.&lt;br /&gt;
  2852. &lt;br /&gt;
  2853. 1. Be active&lt;br /&gt;
  2854. Studies have shown that there is a big difference between passive social media use and active use. Scrolling through a newsfeed and merely looking at what others have posted is considered passive social media use.&lt;br /&gt;
  2855. &lt;br /&gt;
  2856. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2857.            <link></link>
  2858.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2406</guid>
  2859.            <pubDate>Mon, 4 Mar 2019 09:54:45 -0500</pubDate>
  2860.        </item>
  2861.        <item>
  2862.            <title>Excessive Social Media use Could Lead to Poor Decision-Making</title>
  2863.            <description>For many consumers, spending too much time on social media often happens subconsciously. We pick up our phones, and before long, hours have passed.&lt;br /&gt;
  2864. &lt;br /&gt;
  2865. While many of us think nothing of the extra time spent scrolling on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, a new study conducted by researchers from Michigan State University found that too much time on social media can lead to bad decision-making.&lt;br /&gt;
  2866. &lt;br /&gt;
  2867. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2868.            <link></link>
  2869.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2405</guid>
  2870.            <pubDate>Fri, 1 Mar 2019 09:43:33 -0500</pubDate>
  2871.        </item>
  2872.        <item>
  2873.            <title>The Rise and Demise of RSS</title>
  2874.            <description>About a decade ago, the average internet user might well have heard of RSS. Really Simple Syndication, or Rich Site Summary—what the acronym stands for depends on who you ask—is a standard that websites and podcasts can use to offer a feed of content to their users, one easily understood by lots of different computer programs. Today, though RSS continues to power many applications on the web, it has become, for most people, an obscure technology.&lt;br /&gt;
  2875. &lt;br /&gt;
  2876. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2877.            <link></link>
  2878.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2404</guid>
  2879.            <pubDate>Thu, 28 Feb 2019 09:39:38 -0500</pubDate>
  2880.        </item>
  2881.        <item>
  2882.            <title>Spotify on the Importance of Podcasts, Personalization and Partnerships</title>
  2883.            <description>AI plays a huge role in how Spotify delivers personalized playlists to users, so it&apos;s somewhat fitting that the companys new partnership with Microsoft is focused on messages about how AI can impact all aspects of life -- including education, healthcare and philanthropy. Those messages are going to be showing up in the Discover Weekly playlist for free users, the first time that Spotify has lets brands have full customization and control over advertising in that feed.&lt;br /&gt;
  2884. &lt;br /&gt;
  2885. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2886.            <link></link>
  2887.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2403</guid>
  2888.            <pubDate>Mon, 26 Feb 2018 09:38:48 -0500</pubDate>
  2889.        </item>
  2890.        <item>
  2891.            <title>Firefox 64 to drop built-in support for RSS, Atom feeds, says Mozilla</title>
  2892.            <description>Firefox maker Mozilla will kill off support for RSS and Atom feeds in this December&apos;s release of Firefox 64.&lt;br /&gt;
  2893. &lt;br /&gt;
  2894. Along with dropping RSS and Atom syndicated-feed support, Firefox 64 will no longer contain the Live Bookmarks feature for subscribing to RSS feeds, nor the feed-preview feature.&lt;br /&gt;
  2895. &lt;br /&gt;
  2896. Instead of maintaining built-in RSS support, Mozilla believes users should install RSS-reader Firefox add-ons.&lt;br /&gt;
  2897. &lt;br /&gt;
  2898. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2899.            <link></link>
  2900.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2402</guid>
  2901.            <pubDate>Fri, 22 Feb 2019 09:35:30 -0500</pubDate>
  2902.        </item>
  2903.        <item>
  2904.            <title>It is Time for a RSS Reader Revival</title>
  2905.            <description>The modern web contains no shortage of horrors, from ubiquitous ad trackers to all-consuming platforms to YouTube comments, generally. Unfortunately, there is no panacea for what ails this internet we have built. But anyone weary of black-box algorithms controlling what you see online at least has a respite, one that&apos;s been there all along but has often gone ignored. Tired of Twitter? Facebook fatigued? It&apos;s time to head back to RSS.&lt;br /&gt;
  2906. &lt;br /&gt;
  2907. For many of you, that means finding a replacement for Digg Reader, which went the way of the ghost this month. &lt;br /&gt;
  2908. &lt;br /&gt;
  2909. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2910.            <link></link>
  2911.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2401</guid>
  2912.            <pubDate>Wed, 20 Feb 2019 09:34:08 -0500</pubDate>
  2913.        </item>
  2914.        <item>
  2915.            <title>11 Best Practices to Boost Landing Page Conversions with Video</title>
  2916.            <description>
  2917.                <![CDATA[When it comes to video content on landing pages, marketers tend to either totally crush it, or completely bomb.<br />
  2918. <br />
  2919. Your landing page videos may fail for several reasons.<br />
  2920. <br />
  2921. Typically, this is because the videos on landing pages are:<br />
  2922. <br />
  2923. Too long.<br />
  2924. On the wrong section of the landing page.<br />
  2925. Missing a key component (like a call-to-action).<br />
  2926. Do not make these same mistakes!<br />
  2927. <br />
  2928. This article will explain why landing page videos are so important, and share 11 landing page video best practices that will help increase conversions.<br />
  2929. <br />
  2930. <a href="" target="_blank">complete article</a>]]>
  2931.            </description>
  2932.            <link></link>
  2933.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2400</guid>
  2934.            <pubDate>Mon, 18 Feb 2019 09:31:19 -0500</pubDate>
  2935.        </item>
  2936.        <item>
  2937.            <title>3 Ways to be Smart on Social Media</title>
  2938.            <description>This past year, many people deleted their social media accounts following revelations about privacy violations on social media platforms and other concerns related to hate speech.&lt;br /&gt;
  2939. &lt;br /&gt;
  2940. As people adopt their resolutions for the year, it is likely that many more will reconsider their social media use.&lt;br /&gt;
  2941. &lt;br /&gt;
  2942. However, as a scholar of social media and religion, I would argue that rather than just stop using social media, people could use it to improve their overall well-being. Here are three ways to do so.&lt;br /&gt;
  2943. &lt;br /&gt;
  2944. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2945.            <link></link>
  2946.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2399</guid>
  2947.            <pubDate>Fri, 15 Feb 2019 09:29:08 -0500</pubDate>
  2948.        </item>
  2949.        <item>
  2950.            <title>5 Predicted Social Media Trends for 2019</title>
  2951.            <description>Hootsuite, the master of everything social, has released a report detailing its predictions for the future of social media trends in 2019, and it is a must-read. After surveying thousands of customers and consulting with several top-notch market research firms, Hootsuite has distilled some crucial information and understanding for every business owner, large and small.&lt;br /&gt;
  2952. &lt;br /&gt;
  2953. The information they reviewed covers just about anything and everything one could think to ask about when it comes to social media, from the best way to channel customer service to big-picture ideas for customer relations overall. The top social media trends for 2019, then, can be understood very specifically, and very broadly.&lt;br /&gt;
  2954. &lt;br /&gt;
  2955. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2956.            <link></link>
  2957.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2398</guid>
  2958.            <pubDate>Wed, 13 Feb 2019 09:28:21 -0500</pubDate>
  2959.        </item>
  2960.        <item>
  2961.            <title>Why RSS Still Beats Facebook and Twitter for Tracking News</title>
  2962.            <description>One of the main reasons RSS is so beloved of news gatherers is that it catches everything a site publishes—not just the articles that have proved popular with other users, not just the articles from today, not just the articles that happened to be tweeted out while you were actually staring at Twitter. Everything.&lt;br /&gt;
  2963. &lt;br /&gt;
  2964. In our age of information overload that might seem like a bad idea, but RSS also cuts out everything you don’t want to hear about. &lt;br /&gt;
  2965. &lt;br /&gt;
  2966. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2967.            <link></link>
  2968.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2396</guid>
  2969.            <pubDate>Mon, 11 Feb 2019 01:31:14 -0500</pubDate>
  2970.        </item>
  2971.        <item>
  2972.            <title>The IRS wants help scouring social media for clues on tax cheats</title>
  2973.            <description>Entrepreneurs who are cheating taxes with online stores, beware: The IRS is looking for new ways to catch suspected tax cheats over social media.&lt;br /&gt;
  2974. &lt;br /&gt;
  2975. Specifically, the IRS wants a new tool to help it check public social media feeds and websites for details on people already suspected of not complying with the tax code, the tax-collecting agency said in a Dec. 18 request for information from vendors.&lt;br /&gt;
  2976. &lt;br /&gt;
  2977. Social media could provide investigators with a treasure trove of data, showing where taxpayers live, what they drive and what they are selling online. That data could be useful to the IRS as it tries to catch people cheating on their taxes — if the agency can figure out how to collect and use it without running afoul of its own internal rules.&lt;br /&gt;
  2978. &lt;br /&gt;
  2979. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br /&gt;</description>
  2980.            <link></link>
  2981.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2395</guid>
  2982.            <pubDate>Sat, 9 Feb 2019 01:29:18 -0500</pubDate>
  2983.        </item>
  2984.        <item>
  2985.            <title>Pinterests Redesigned Feed May Drive More Referral Traffic</title>
  2986.            <description>Pinterest has updated its chronological feed with a redesign as well as an easier way to visit publishers web pages.&lt;br /&gt;
  2987. &lt;br /&gt;
  2988. These updates can be found in the &lt;i&gt;Following &lt;/i&gt;tab, introduced earlier this year, which only contains pins from accounts that a user has chosen to follow.&lt;br /&gt;
  2989. &lt;br /&gt;
  2990. By comparison, the main Pinterest feed contains a mix of pins from followed accounts as well as algorithmic recommendations.&lt;br /&gt;
  2991. &lt;br /&gt;
  2992. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  2993.            <link></link>
  2994.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2394</guid>
  2995.            <pubDate>Thu, 7 Feb 2019 01:25:58 -0500</pubDate>
  2996.        </item>
  2997.        <item>
  2998.            <title>First responders warn to watch what you post on social media</title>
  2999.            <description>Carmel Fire took to their Facebook page to notify people that they should not be putting their own spin online regarding situations like Wednesdays explosion at the high school. CFD went on to add that people were posting pictures of patients and minors from the scene.&lt;br /&gt;
  3000. &lt;br /&gt;
  3001. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3002.            <link></link>
  3003.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2393</guid>
  3004.            <pubDate>Tue, 5 Feb 2019 01:23:24 -0500</pubDate>
  3005.        </item>
  3006.        <item>
  3007.            <title>How to create Instagram RSS feeds</title>
  3008.            <description>Did you know that you can subscribe to any Instagram user using RSS directly using any RSS feed reader?&lt;br /&gt;
  3009. &lt;br /&gt;
  3010. Instagram happens mostly on mobile devices where users subscribe to users, post new media to their own accounts, and use other functionality to interact with other users or content on the site.&lt;br /&gt;
  3011. &lt;br /&gt;
  3012. While there is an Instagram website as well for browsing user posts and tags, voting and downloading activity, it is fair to say that most user activity happens on mobile devices.&lt;br /&gt;
  3013. &lt;br /&gt;
  3014. Some users may like the idea of subscribing to Instagram users using RSS. While that is good only for public posts that these users make on Instagram, it is a great way of keeping an eye on new posts of any number of users.&lt;br /&gt;
  3015. &lt;br /&gt;
  3016. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3017.            <link></link>
  3018.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2392</guid>
  3019.            <pubDate>Sun, 3 Feb 2019 01:21:48 -0500</pubDate>
  3020.        </item>
  3021.        <item>
  3022.            <title>Google is Adding Personalized Audio News Feeds to Assistant</title>
  3023.            <description>
  3024.                <![CDATA[Google Assistant will soon be capable of delivering a personalized audio news feed after users say <i>OK Google, play the news.</i><br />
  3025. <br />
  3026. This new feature is a collaborative effort with publishers around the world, which brings the artificial intelligence of Google News to the voice context of Assistant.<br />
  3027. <br />
  3028. Google Assistant will be able to assemble an audio news playlist on demand when users issue the appropriate voice command.<br />
  3029. <br />
  3030. News feeds will be created based on what the individual user cares about. Similar to what happens when opening the Google News app.<br />
  3031. <br />
  3032. <a href="" target="_blank">complete article</a>]]>
  3033.            </description>
  3034.            <link></link>
  3035.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2391</guid>
  3036.            <pubDate>Fri, 1 Feb 2019 01:20:08 -0500</pubDate>
  3037.        </item>
  3038.        <item>
  3039.            <title>5 Major Social Media Marketing Mistakes And How To Overcome Them</title>
  3040.            <description>Most modern businesses understand the importance of using social media to promote their brand and interact with consumers. Indeed, social media is at the core of many companies’ digital strategy, often delivering measurable results in terms of sales, leads and customer service. That said, there are many social media mistakes that we see time and time again: strategic errors that leave leads on the table and opportunities unexplored.&lt;br /&gt;
  3041. &lt;br /&gt;
  3042. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3043.            <link></link>
  3044.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2390</guid>
  3045.            <pubDate>Wed, 30 Jan 2019 01:18:52 -0500</pubDate>
  3046.        </item>
  3047.        <item>
  3048.            <title>What Are The Best Times To Post On Social Media?</title>
  3049.            <description>Every company marketer posting on social media is curious about the best times to post their content. While each audience is unique, having a rule of thumb can be extremely helpful when you are first starting out. Sprout Social recently published the results of their Best&lt;i&gt; Times to Post on Social Media: 2018 Industry Research&lt;/i&gt;, a report which includes preferred time slots for the big 4 — Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn.&lt;br /&gt;
  3050. &lt;br /&gt;
  3051. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3052.            <link></link>
  3053.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2389</guid>
  3054.            <pubDate>Mon, 28 Jan 2019 01:15:45 -0500</pubDate>
  3055.        </item>
  3056.        <item>
  3057.            <title>10 Social Media Tips For Introverted Business Leaders</title>
  3058.            <description>Social media can be intimidating, especially for more private individuals. But if your business does not have a social presence, it can actually hurt your reputation and hinder your growth.&lt;br /&gt;
  3059. &lt;br /&gt;
  3060. While you must manage them carefully, your social media accounts give you the power to engage directly with customers and build your personal brand while promoting your business. Below, 10 members of Young Entrepreneur Council share their social media suggestions for introverted business owners.&lt;br /&gt;
  3061. &lt;br /&gt;
  3062. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3063.            <link></link>
  3064.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2388</guid>
  3065.            <pubDate>Sat, 26 Jan 2019 01:13:52 -0500</pubDate>
  3066.        </item>
  3067.        <item>
  3068.            <title>The IRS Wants to Investigate Tax Dodgers via Social Media</title>
  3069.            <description>The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is looking to get its hands on a product that will help its agents investigate tax dodgers who have set up shop on social media, according to a request posted to the federal government’s procurement website, FedBizOpps.&lt;br /&gt;
  3070. &lt;br /&gt;
  3071. The post indicates that the IRS, whose under-equipped enforcement agents ferret out financial crime related to the tax system, is looking for a new way to investigate potential tax cheats based on their social media usage, citing as one example the ubiquity of online stores. The IRS currently has no &lt;i&gt;formal tool,&lt;/i&gt; it says, to comb through social media feeds.&lt;br /&gt;
  3072. &lt;br /&gt;
  3073. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3074.            <link></link>
  3075.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2387</guid>
  3076.            <pubDate>Thu, 24 Jan 2019 01:11:01 -0500</pubDate>
  3077.        </item>
  3078.        <item>
  3079.            <title>Does social media make you lonely?</title>
  3080.            <description>Asking if social media makes you lonely and depressed is a little like asking if eating makes you fat. The answer is yes, absolutely, but not always, not in everyone, and not forever.&lt;br /&gt;
  3081. &lt;br /&gt;
  3082. Social media use is fine in moderation. But as with any diet that tilts heavily toward foods that lack nutritional value, an excessive intake of social media may be bad for your health.&lt;br /&gt;
  3083. &lt;br /&gt;
  3084. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3085.            <link></link>
  3086.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2386</guid>
  3087.            <pubDate>Tue, 22 Jan 2019 01:08:19 -0500</pubDate>
  3088.        </item>
  3089.        <item>
  3090.            <title>Twitters chronological timeline button is here to stay</title>
  3091.            <description>Nearly two months ago, Twitter began testing a feature that made it easier for users to see the latest tweets on their feed first, rather than the ones pushed by the companys algorithm. It is a toggle dressed as a sparkle icon that lives above the home timeline, which keeps you from having to go deep into your Twitter settings to get that purely chronological view. Certain iOS users have had access to this since October, but today Twitter is making the change permanent and rolling it out to everyone on Apples platform. Twitter&apos;s Android app as well as its website are getting the new magic button, too, but that won&apos;t be coming until after the holidays.&lt;br /&gt;
  3092. &lt;br /&gt;
  3093. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3094.            <link></link>
  3095.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2385</guid>
  3096.            <pubDate>Sun, 20 Jan 2019 01:07:12 -0500</pubDate>
  3097.        </item>
  3098.        <item>
  3099.            <title>The love-hate relationship with social media</title>
  3100.            <description>Ever since it started existing, governments have had a love-hate relationship with social media. Predictably, the romance starts to sour when social media contains criticism of the government as it often does and the affair blooms when the opposite happens, in particular when sycophancy takes on gargantuan proportions. In our particular case, only days before the elections, we have a peculiar situation where social media is being manipulated with the seeming intention of bringing about a certain outcome in the polls.&lt;br /&gt;
  3101. &lt;br /&gt;
  3102. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3103.            <link></link>
  3104.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2384</guid>
  3105.            <pubDate>Fri, 18 Jan 2019 01:04:44 -0500</pubDate>
  3106.        </item>
  3107.        <item>
  3108.            <title>End nears for RSS? Firefox 64 to drop built-in support for RSS, Atom feeds, says Mozilla</title>
  3109.            <description>Mozilla to kill off RSS features in Firefox because they&apos;re hardly used and would take too much effort to modernize.&lt;br /&gt;
  3110. &lt;br /&gt;
  3111. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br /&gt;
  3112. &lt;br /&gt;</description>
  3113.            <link></link>
  3114.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2383</guid>
  3115.            <pubDate>Wed, 16 Jan 2019 01:02:56 -0500</pubDate>
  3116.        </item>
  3117.        <item>
  3118.            <title>Instagram accidentally made users feeds scroll horizontally</title>
  3119.            <description>If you opened up Instagram today and found that your timeline orientation was totally switched, you were not alone. It appears that quite a few users had a timeline that moved left to right, where posts could be tapped through as they can be in stories.&lt;br /&gt;
  3120. &lt;br /&gt;
  3121. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3122.            <link></link>
  3123.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2382</guid>
  3124.            <pubDate>Mon, 14 Jan 2019 01:01:45 -0500</pubDate>
  3125.        </item>
  3126.        <item>
  3127.            <title>Social media hacks, bad contractors, smartphone problems are 2018&apos;s top consumer complaints</title>
  3128.            <description>Contractor complaints and safety concerns with smartphone apps were among what the ABC 7 I-Team found to be the top three consumer complaints in 2018.&lt;br /&gt;
  3129. &lt;br /&gt;
  3130. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3131.            <link></link>
  3132.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2381</guid>
  3133.            <pubDate>Sat, 12 Jan 2019 00:57:18 -0500</pubDate>
  3134.        </item>
  3135.        <item>
  3136.            <title>A Month-by-Month Look at the Most Engaging Brand Content on Social Media in 2018</title>
  3137.            <description>Brands were more creative than ever in their social media posts this year and connected with audiences by raising awareness of social issues, according to social media analytics company Unmetric.&lt;br /&gt;
  3138. &lt;br /&gt;
  3139. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3140.            <link></link>
  3141.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2380</guid>
  3142.            <pubDate>Thu, 10 Jan 2019 00:54:29 -0500</pubDate>
  3143.        </item>
  3144.        <item>
  3145.            <title>The Biggest Changes to Social Media in 2018 and What They Mean For Marketers</title>
  3146.            <description>There are very few industries these days that change as quickly as social media. Every new discovery or algorithm update has the potential to shape the future of how we connect with each other and our clients. This past year has been an exceptionally tumultuous one for social media networks, even for an ever-changing industry. We have seen a huge paradigm shift in social media in 2018 toward consumer awareness and expectation. It’s bound to have a major effect on how brands will connect with their customers through social media in the future.&lt;br /&gt;
  3147. &lt;br /&gt;
  3148. As we wrap up the year, lets take a look back at what has changed in social media in 2018 and how it will impact social media marketing strategy building in 2019.&lt;br /&gt;
  3149. &lt;br /&gt;
  3150. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3151.            <link></link>
  3152.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2379</guid>
  3153.            <pubDate>Sun, 6 Jan 2019 00:51:16 -0500</pubDate>
  3154.        </item>
  3155.        <item>
  3156.            <title>How to use YouTube and social media to get happier</title>
  3157.            <description>Those viral videos really are giving you all the feels.&lt;br /&gt;
  3158. &lt;br /&gt;
  3159. New research from the Netherlands suggests that we mirror the emotions of those we see in videos.&lt;br /&gt;
  3160. &lt;br /&gt;
  3161. Tilburg University researchers studied more than 2,000 video blogs (aka vlogs) on YouTube, focusing on the more popular channels with at least 10,000 subscribers. They analyzed the words and emotions being expressed by the vloggers in their clips, as well as the emotional language of the online comments left by people who viewed the videos. And they found that when a YouTuber posted a positive video, the audience responded with more heightened positive emotions; but if the video broadcast negative emotions, the audience responded in kind.&lt;br /&gt;
  3162. &lt;br /&gt;
  3163. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3164.            <link></link>
  3165.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2378</guid>
  3166.            <pubDate>Fri, 4 Jan 2019 00:46:12 -0500</pubDate>
  3167.        </item>
  3168.        <item>
  3169.            <title>The best new social media features of 2018</title>
  3170.            <description>Social media sites and apps are constantly changing and evolving to match the needs of their user base — for good, and for ill. Whether its Facebook Watchs new shows actually making it worth using, or Snapchats reviled redesign, social media changes can be a polarizing topic for the millions of people who use the sites every day.&lt;br /&gt;
  3171. &lt;br /&gt;
  3172. But sometimes, the changes just raise the whole site or app a bit, and make the experience of using them better (or mercifully less tedious). These are the best social media changes we saw this year.&lt;br /&gt;
  3173. &lt;br /&gt;
  3174. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3175.            <link></link>
  3176.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2377</guid>
  3177.            <pubDate>Wed, 2 Jan 2019 09:43:46 -0500</pubDate>
  3178.        </item>
  3179.        <item>
  3180.            <title>Social media 2018 put the spotlight on data, video, Stories</title>
  3181.            <description>After suspending Cambridge Analytica from its platform in March, Facebooks data management issues remained the lead social media news story throughout 2018. The companys constant stream of user privacy challenges left little space for other social platforms to make waves — but, some still managed. Twitter put its focus on election integrity and performed a massive purge of bad user accounts. While Facebook and Twitter focused on cleaning up timelines, Snapchat, Pinterest and LinkedIn continued to build out their ad offerings.&lt;br /&gt;
  3182. &lt;br /&gt;
  3183. Nearly all platforms released new political advertising policies, and you could not open an app without bumping into a Story. (In fact, now that Snapchats original concept has made its way to Instagram, Facebook and YouTube, the real question is why does not Pinterest have them?) In its spare time, Facebook did its best to recruit more video creators, YouTube gave its creator base more monetization opportunities, and Instagram launched a video platform. Not to be left out of the mix, Reddit wrapped up its first major redesign in over a decade.&lt;br /&gt;
  3184. &lt;br /&gt;
  3185. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3186.            <link></link>
  3187.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2376</guid>
  3188.            <pubDate>Mon, 31 Dec 2018 09:42:09 -0500</pubDate>
  3189.        </item>
  3190.        <item>
  3191.            <title>7 Hello 2019 Images to Post on Social Media</title>
  3192.            <description>We have brought together some of our favorite hello 2019 images in order to honor the coming year, which will bring with it plenty of joy.&lt;br /&gt;
  3193. &lt;br /&gt;
  3194. The beginning of a new year brings with it plenty of hopes and dreams that could completely change the course of your life for the better if you discipline yourself, put the work in and try your hardest to make those changes happen. In the long run, keeping your New Years resolutions could be the thing that helps put everything into place for you.&lt;br /&gt;
  3195. &lt;br /&gt;
  3196. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3197.            <link></link>
  3198.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2375</guid>
  3199.            <pubDate>Sat, 29 Dec 2018 00:39:32 -0500</pubDate>
  3200.        </item>
  3201.        <item>
  3202.            <title>How to create Instagram RSS feeds</title>
  3203.            <description>Did you know that you can subscribe to any Instagram user using RSS directly using any RSS feed reader?&lt;br /&gt;
  3204. &lt;br /&gt;
  3205. Instagram happens mostly on mobile devices where users subscribe to users, post new media to their own accounts, and use other functionality to interact with other users or content on the site.&lt;br /&gt;
  3206. &lt;br /&gt;
  3207. While there is an Instagram website as well for browsing user posts and tags, voting and downloading activity, it is fair to say that most user activity happens on mobile devices.&lt;br /&gt;
  3208. &lt;br /&gt;
  3209. Some users may like the idea of subscribing to Instagram users using RSS. While that is good only for public posts that these users make on Instagram, it is a great way of keeping an eye on new posts of any number of users.&lt;br /&gt;
  3210. &lt;br /&gt;
  3211. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3212.            <link></link>
  3213.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2374</guid>
  3214.            <pubDate>Tue, 4 Dec 2018 09:09:13 -0400</pubDate>
  3215.        </item>
  3216.        <item>
  3217.            <title>RSS Feed Readers: Getting News the Open Source Way</title>
  3218.            <description>It is easy to get news on the Internet these days. In fact, it’s too easy to get news from the Internet to the point that it is also to easy to get the wrong news. Some have considered RSS feeds obsolete and boring but when it comes to getting news straight from the horse’s mouth, nothing still beats this direct and largely open method. Last time we looked at Wallabag for saving your articles. This time we are going to take a look at some open source RSS feed readers that give you those articles in the first place.&lt;br /&gt;
  3219. &lt;br /&gt;
  3220. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3221.            <link></link>
  3222.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2373</guid>
  3223.            <pubDate>Fri, 2 Nov 2018 09:17:01 -0400</pubDate>
  3224.        </item>
  3225.        <item>
  3226.            <title>Mozilla removes RSS feed support from Firefox</title>
  3227.            <description>RSS feeds has had another nail in the coffin, as Mozilla has decided to stop supporting the technology in their Firefox browser.&lt;br /&gt;
  3228. &lt;br /&gt;
  3229. According to Mozilla the feature has low usage, and removing it will mean fewer resources spent on securing and maintaining the feature.&lt;br /&gt;
  3230. &lt;br /&gt;
  3231. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3232.            <link></link>
  3233.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2372</guid>
  3234.            <pubDate>Fri, 30 Nov 2018 09:30:02 -0400</pubDate>
  3235.        </item>
  3236.        <item>
  3237.            <title>Spotify opens up its podcasts section to all</title>
  3238.            <description>Spotify has opened up more to creators lately, with measures such as allowing independent artists to upload their music directly. The streaming service is extending a similar invitation to podcasters, by letting anyone add their shows to the podcast section.&lt;br /&gt;
  3239. &lt;br /&gt;
  3240. The platform will not host podcasts directly. Spotify can make new episodes of your podcast available as soon as you upload them to your aggregator or host. All you need to do is provide Spotify with your podcast&apos;s RSS feed, much like you would when adding your show to Apple Podcasts or other services.&lt;br /&gt;
  3241. &lt;br /&gt;
  3242. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3243.            <link></link>
  3244.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2371</guid>
  3245.            <pubDate>Wed, 28 Nov 2018 09:28:56 -0400</pubDate>
  3246.        </item>
  3247.        <item>
  3248.            <title>Create RSS Feeds to Follow Instagram and Twitter Users Without an Account</title>
  3249.            <description>Wish you could follow a couple of Twitter or Instagram users, without setting up an account? Create an RSS feed for them.&lt;br /&gt;
  3250. &lt;br /&gt;
  3251. RSS Hub is an open source project that creates RSS feeds from a wide variety of websites, including social media pages. You can install this on your own server, but it’s not necessary for most users.&lt;br /&gt;
  3252. &lt;br /&gt;
  3253. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3254.            <link></link>
  3255.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2370</guid>
  3256.            <pubDate>Mon, 26 Nov 2018 09:24:20 -0400</pubDate>
  3257.        </item>
  3258.        <item>
  3259.            <title>11 Things Health Leaders Need To Know About Social Media &amp; Marketing</title>
  3260.            <description>Of the more than 7 billion people on Earth, the number of mobile phone users is approaching 5 billion devices, while toothbrush ownership is closer to 4 billion. Indicating that both marketing of technology and public health have great disparities, but also that leadership in health care are not executing on their brands, social media or marketing. But in the U.S., hospital identity and health branding are paramount for success in a community. By listening to patients, getting feedback on wants and needs, and creating new incentives to engage individuals, increased revenue, greater trust and improved health might be achieved.&lt;br /&gt;
  3261. &lt;br /&gt;
  3262. Here are 10 surprising things to keep in mind when health care and hospital leadership plan marketing efforts for 2019:&lt;br /&gt;
  3263. &lt;br /&gt;
  3264. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3265.            <link></link>
  3266.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2369</guid>
  3267.            <pubDate>Sat, 24 Nov 2018 09:23:16 -0400</pubDate>
  3268.        </item>
  3269.        <item>
  3270.            <title>Social Media Mistakes All Small Business Owners Should Avoid</title>
  3271.            <description>Social media is a crucial component of any small business marketing efforts. When done well, a strong social strategy helps you connect directly with your customers, and can even create some free publicity along the way.&lt;br /&gt;
  3272. &lt;br /&gt;
  3273. For all of social media&apos;s advantages, there are pitfalls as well. The internet can look like a cavalier place when it comes to copyright rules, but there are plenty of no-nos that you need to follow if you want to stay out of legal trouble.&lt;br /&gt;
  3274. &lt;br /&gt;
  3275. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3276.            <link></link>
  3277.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2368</guid>
  3278.            <pubDate>Thu, 22 Nov 2018 09:20:29 -0400</pubDate>
  3279.        </item>
  3280.        <item>
  3281.            <title>6 Tips for Hiring Your First Social Media Manager</title>
  3282.            <description>Tip: &lt;br /&gt;
  3283. A good social media manager will be able to adapt to your brand’s voice and understand how to connect with your ideal audience on social media.&lt;br /&gt;
  3284. &lt;br /&gt;
  3285. Is this person capable of managing multiple channels?&lt;br /&gt;
  3286. If you want your business to make a big splash on multiple social media channels, you will need a social media manager who can juggle multiple different accounts. An effective social media manager will not rely just on a sharp memory and good multitasking skills; this person should be familiar with the tools that will make his or her social media management more productive.&lt;br /&gt;
  3287. &lt;br /&gt;
  3288. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3289.            <link></link>
  3290.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2367</guid>
  3291.            <pubDate>Tue, 20 Nov 2018 09:18:48 -0400</pubDate>
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  3293.        <item>
  3294.            <title>Social media expert says parents should get on Snapchat, Instagram</title>
  3295.            <description>
  3296.                <![CDATA[<i>Every parent that has a teen or a preteen should have both Snapchat and Instagram on their phones. If their child uses those applications, you should follow your child on those applications and I think having constant conversations with kids about responsible social media use is important, said Haase.</i><br />
  3297. <i></i><br />
  3298. <i>If they want their child to use social media responsibly, Haase said the parent needs to model good social media behavior as well.</i><br />
  3299. <br />
  3300. <a href="" target="_blank">complete article</a>]]>
  3301.            </description>
  3302.            <link></link>
  3303.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2366</guid>
  3304.            <pubDate>Sun, 18 Nov 2018 09:14:34 -0400</pubDate>
  3305.        </item>
  3306.        <item>
  3307.            <title>Planning Your 2019 Social Media Calendar? 13 Tactics To Step Up Your Game</title>
  3308.            <description>In recent years, social media platforms have evolved from simple communication channels to full-blown news and entertainment hubs. From Facebook Watch to this years innovations like IGTV and Snapchat’s Story Ads, social platforms are stepping up the game to keep its users engaged and entertained -- and your company should not be too far behind.&lt;br /&gt;
  3309. &lt;br /&gt;
  3310. If you want to keep up with the latest social media trends, you will have to reevaluate your strategy with an eye toward the future of this ever-evolving industry. Below, Forbes Agency Council members share 13 ways to step up your social game in 2019.&lt;br /&gt;
  3311. &lt;br /&gt;
  3312. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3313.            <link></link>
  3314.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2365</guid>
  3315.            <pubDate>Fri, 16 Nov 2018 09:03:22 -0400</pubDate>
  3316.        </item>
  3317.        <item>
  3318.            <title>Talent Powers TVs Social Media Engagement</title>
  3319.            <description>Talent drives engagement when it comes to posts from social media accounts owned by TV shows and networks.&lt;br /&gt;
  3320. &lt;br /&gt;
  3321. According to Nielsen, which earlier this year started measuring Owned Account Performance as part of its Nielsen Social Content Ratings talent accounts generated almost 20 million engagements for their associated TV programs.&lt;br /&gt;
  3322. &lt;br /&gt;
  3323. That represents about 30% of all owned engagement for series and special programming.&lt;br /&gt;
  3324. &lt;br /&gt;
  3325. For a three-week period during this year’s fall series premieres, Nielsen Social Content Ratings measured over 160,000 pieces of TV content and over 250 million engagements coming from thousands of active owned accounts.&lt;br /&gt;
  3326. &lt;br /&gt;
  3327. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3328.            <link></link>
  3329.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2364</guid>
  3330.            <pubDate>Wed, 14 Nov 2018 09:47:35 -0400</pubDate>
  3331.        </item>
  3332.        <item>
  3333.            <title>Five Ways To Use Social Networks To Sell Products</title>
  3334.            <description>I have been hearing a lot of marketers talk about &lt;i&gt;social commerce,&lt;/i&gt; which is exactly what it sounds like: using social media networks to help sell products online. This may sound like a relatively new idea, but when you take a deeper look, social commerce was actually introduced by Yahoo in late 2005. At the time, things like product reviews and sharing wish lists were cutting edge, but that was one of the early examples of combining social networking with online commerce. Technology has since evolved, but the idea remains the same. To understand how to succeed in social commerce, here are five tips for using social networks to sell products online.&lt;br /&gt;
  3335. &lt;br /&gt;
  3336. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3337.            <link></link>
  3338.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2363</guid>
  3339.            <pubDate>Mon, 12 Nov 2018 09:44:52 -0400</pubDate>
  3340.        </item>
  3341.        <item>
  3342.            <title>Get paid for your social networking data</title>
  3343.            <description>Every time you like, comment, and share anything on Facebook, you&apos;re creating valuable data. So, what if you could get paid for it? &lt;br /&gt;
  3344. &lt;br /&gt;
  3345. Blockchain-based social networks like Steemit and PermissionIO are already doing that. &lt;br /&gt;
  3346. &lt;br /&gt;
  3347. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3348.            <link></link>
  3349.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2362</guid>
  3350.            <pubDate>Fri, 9 Nov 2018 09:34:28 -0400</pubDate>
  3351.        </item>
  3352.        <item>
  3353.            <title>Does social networking at work boost your company&apos;s profits?</title>
  3354.            <description>Once upon a time, sitting at your desk liking and swiping was a good way to annoy your boss. Most companies saw social media use as a distraction or a risk to be managed, and many banned Facebook and Twitter from their networks. Yet today, some of the world&apos;s biggest employers are doing the opposite: coaxing and cajoling workers to sign up to a new form of social media designed for the workplace.&lt;br /&gt;
  3355. &lt;br /&gt;
  3356. Among the first was Yammer, a Facebook clone for companies and teams launched in 2008 and bought by Microsoft in 2012. Then there was Slack, the quirky office chat app which spread like wildfire through the tech industry, roughly doubling its revenue each year. Microsoft responded by launching Teams, a collaboration and chat tool tied in to Microsoft Office which now has 200,000 firms on board.&lt;br /&gt;
  3357. &lt;br /&gt;
  3358. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3359.            <link></link>
  3360.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2361</guid>
  3361.            <pubDate>Wed, 7 Nov 2018 09:32:36 -0400</pubDate>
  3362.        </item>
  3363.        <item>
  3364.            <title>Five Common Social Media Marketing Mistakes to Avoid in 2019</title>
  3365.            <description>Every marketer today wants to make their brand presence felt. That is the reason why social media is being leveraged on a big scale.&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;Whether one owns an established business or a startup, social media marketing is something that everyone is using to reach and communicate with the customers. Doesn’t it make sense to be in a place where the crowd is? One often comes across some social media marketing activities that fail. While, on the other hand, some Facebook and Twitter pages become popular than the others. Many times, marketers observe that their competitors are doing better than them in social media marketing!&lt;br /&gt;
  3366. &lt;br /&gt;
  3367. Everybody does make mistakes. How can social media marketers be any different? But the fact is, making too many mistakes can see the followers dwindle and their count drop. Indeed, it does affect the revenue of a business. As with all mistakes, the first step is understanding and becoming aware of them. It then becomes easier to avoid them in the future. &lt;br /&gt;
  3368. &lt;br /&gt;
  3369. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3370.            <link></link>
  3371.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2360</guid>
  3372.            <pubDate>Mon, 5 Nov 2018 09:31:34 -0400</pubDate>
  3373.        </item>
  3374.        <item>
  3375.            <title>Facebook User Growth Stalls</title>
  3376.            <description>The social network ended the third quarter with 2.27 billion monthly active users, up slightly from the 2.23 billion it had last quarter.&lt;br /&gt;
  3377. As problems persist for Facebook over its handling of user data, the social networking giant revealed that user growth continued to slow during its third-quarter earnings report on Monday. &lt;br /&gt;
  3378. &lt;br /&gt;
  3379. Facebook had 2.27 billion monthly active users (MAUs) during the quarter, up 10 percent year-over-year but only up slightly from the 2.23 billion it reported at the end of the second quarter. In the U.S., Facebook added just 1 million MAUs. Meanwhile, it lost 1 million MAUs in the Europe. Most of the company&apos;s growth came from Asia-Pacific and the rest of the world. &lt;br /&gt;
  3380. &lt;br /&gt;
  3381. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3382.            <link></link>
  3383.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2359</guid>
  3384.            <pubDate>Fri, 2 Nov 2018 09:29:27 -0400</pubDate>
  3385.        </item>
  3386.        <item>
  3387.            <title>Google Shutters Google+</title>
  3388.            <description>Google shutters the Google+ social network after Wall Street Journal reports that outside developers could access data for hundreds of thousands of users data.&lt;br /&gt;
  3389. &lt;br /&gt;
  3390. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3391.            <link></link>
  3392.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2358</guid>
  3393.            <pubDate>Wed, 31 Oct 2018 12:28:05 -0400</pubDate>
  3394.        </item>
  3395.        <item>
  3396.            <title>Software to Develop RSS Feeds</title>
  3397.            <description>Existing RSS feeds can be repaired and enhanced with FeedForAll. &lt;br /&gt;
  3398. &lt;br /&gt;
  3399. RSS feeds generated by other means can be automatically repaired, so that they conform to the RSS 2.0 specification. FeedForAll supports RSS feed creation, podcast and videocast creation, management and publishing.&lt;br /&gt;
  3400. &lt;br /&gt;
  3401. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;RSS Feed Software&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3402.            <link></link>
  3403.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2357</guid>
  3404.            <pubDate>Mon, 29 Oct 2018 12:01:18 -0400</pubDate>
  3405.        </item>
  3406.        <item>
  3407.            <title>The Three Types of Content You Need for Successful Event Company SEO</title>
  3408.            <description>A lot of business owners think SEO--search engine optimization, or the art of promoting your content on search engines without paying for it--and keywords are something you can sprinkle onto a website like magical fairy dust after it is built. Unfortunately, that is just not the case. To rank on Google, search engine optimization needs to be more than an afterthought—SEO needs to be built right into your website’s structure.&lt;br /&gt;
  3409. &lt;br /&gt;
  3410. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3411.            <link></link>
  3412.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2356</guid>
  3413.            <pubDate>Fri, 26 Oct 2018 11:56:41 -0400</pubDate>
  3414.        </item>
  3415.        <item>
  3416.            <title>Why podcasting companies are getting more into scripted shows</title>
  3417.            <description>Podcasting is going Hollywood.&lt;br /&gt;
  3418. &lt;br /&gt;
  3419. Over the past year, HowStuffWorks, Gimlet and Wondery have stepped up their search for content that can be adapted into film, television, or even books as production studios snap up podcasts for high-profile films and cable TV series with A-list talent like Julia Roberts, Connie Britton and Eric Bana.&lt;br /&gt;
  3420. &lt;br /&gt;
  3421. Gimlet Media, the startup that began selling film and TV rights to its shows last year, has already exceeded every 2018 goal it had set for Gimlet Pictures, said its head, Chris Giliberti. &lt;br /&gt;
  3422. &lt;br /&gt;
  3423. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3424.            <link></link>
  3425.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2355</guid>
  3426.            <pubDate>Wed, 24 Oct 2018 11:55:45 -0400</pubDate>
  3427.        </item>
  3428.        <item>
  3429.            <title>Conductor Introduces New Enterprise SEO for Mobile and Local Search</title>
  3430.            <description>Enterprise marketers face more challenges than ever in executing their customer-driven, high-ROI strategies. When customers search nowadays, they are looking for more complete and more specific answers provided for their queries: whether they are searching on a smartphone, looking for results specific to their city, or keeping up with the news of the minute. And Google is constantly improving how it delivers those results.&lt;br /&gt;
  3431. &lt;br /&gt;
  3432. Conductors goal is to make sure the marketing team has all of the data and insights, features, and reporting capabilities customer need—so marketers can deliver for their customers and achieve above and beyond their goals. &lt;br /&gt;
  3433. &lt;br /&gt;
  3434. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3435.            <link></link>
  3436.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2354</guid>
  3437.            <pubDate>Mon, 22 Oct 2018 11:53:24 -0400</pubDate>
  3438.        </item>
  3439.        <item>
  3440.            <title>Wake up law firms, RSS is important for publishing</title>
  3441.            <description>RSS is the standard for the syndication of published content across the open web. For law firms, RSS is how their content reaches many readers, especially their blog content.&lt;br /&gt;
  3442. &lt;br /&gt;
  3443. But of late, I am finding many law firms not using RSS in publishing, even in their blogs.&lt;br /&gt;
  3444. &lt;br /&gt;
  3445. Other firms have their RSS feeds set up incorrectly. All of their blogs in one RSS feed so users receive content they do not want. RSS feeds kicking out some content, but missing other content – almost like a magazine with blank packages here and there.&lt;br /&gt;
  3446. &lt;br /&gt;
  3447. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3448.            <link></link>
  3449.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2353</guid>
  3450.            <pubDate>Fri, 19 Oct 2018 11:51:13 -0400</pubDate>
  3451.        </item>
  3452.        <item>
  3453.            <title>SEO &amp; Marketing Facts</title>
  3454.            <description>One of the most significant and important markets in America right now is marketing. Catering to a generation that is hooked on the internet, their phones, constantly browsing, and enjoying the instant gratification of e-commerce might seem easy, but brands have to have insights into who they cater to and how. They also have to keep up with constant updates in technology and strategy.&lt;br /&gt;
  3455. &lt;br /&gt;
  3456. Marketing relies on creativity to stay ahead of the competition. There are some little-known facts about SEO and marketing strategy that may surprise you.&lt;br /&gt;
  3457. &lt;br /&gt;
  3458. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3459.            <link></link>
  3460.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2352</guid>
  3461.            <pubDate>Wed, 17 Oct 2018 11:48:52 -0400</pubDate>
  3462.        </item>
  3463.        <item>
  3464.            <title>The History of RSS</title>
  3465.            <description>RSS was first invented by Netscape. They wanted to use an XML format to distribute news, stories and information. Netscape refined the version of rss and then dropped it. Userland Software to control of the specficiation and continued to develop it releasing a newer version. A non-commercial group picked up RSS at the same time and based on their interpretation of the Netscapes original concept of RSS they too released a new version. UserLand was not happy with the non-commercial version and continued development of their own version of RSS (Really Simple Syndication), eventually UserLand released RSS v2.&lt;br /&gt;
  3466. &lt;br /&gt;
  3467. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;The History of RSS&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3468.            <link></link>
  3469.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2351</guid>
  3470.            <pubDate>Mon, 15 Oct 2018 11:48:14 -0400</pubDate>
  3471.        </item>
  3472.        <item>
  3473.            <title>Valuable SEO Tips to Improve Search Engine Rankings</title>
  3474.            <description>Are you ready to boost your web traffic? If you are relying on people to find you through the internet, then Search Engine Optimisation should be at the top of your priority result. You can’t be able to generate more leads to your business if nobody finds you. &lt;br /&gt;
  3475. &lt;br /&gt;
  3476. Do you know about 93% of experiences on the Internet start with a search engine? So what happens after someone search the internet? The top results on Google have higher chances of getting clicked. If you are not on the top of the list, you have missed potential traffic. What is even more surprising is that about 75% people won’t even move to the second page of the search results. &lt;br /&gt;
  3477. &lt;br /&gt;
  3478. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3479.            <link></link>
  3480.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2350</guid>
  3481.            <pubDate>Sat, 13 Oct 2018 11:45:56 -0400</pubDate>
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  3483.        <item>
  3484.            <title>A Guide to SEO For the Impatient</title>
  3485.            <description>Marketing &lt;i&gt;scams &lt;/i&gt;have been around for years. The best ones are those that become accepted as the norm — bottled water anyone? The last 20 years, however, has given rise to a new type of online scam and no acronym in the online business world conjures up images of snake oil salesmen quite like SEO.&lt;br /&gt;
  3486. &lt;br /&gt;
  3487. You’re not alone in being contacted by services claiming they will get your business website to the top of Google within a month. We get them almost daily. It’s frustrating, especially for those of us that are passionate about providing a high-quality SEO service. &lt;br /&gt;
  3488. &lt;br /&gt;
  3489. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3490.            <link></link>
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  3492.            <pubDate>Tue, 9 Oct 2018 11:44:02 -0400</pubDate>
  3493.        </item>
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  3495.            <title>4 Reasons Why Podcasting Is a Strong, Authentic Platform for Your Business</title>
  3496.            <description>You have none of the usual constraints of traditional forms of media in terms of length, deadlines, format or language.&lt;br /&gt;
  3497. &lt;br /&gt;
  3498. Plus -- and this is no small plus -- podcast listeners are some of the most loyal consumers of any form of media available today. If they listen once, they&apos;re likely to come back, again and again.&lt;br /&gt;
  3499. &lt;br /&gt;
  3500. There are multiple reasons for that, and multiple ways to do it well, which we&apos;ll explore below. &lt;br /&gt;
  3501. &lt;br /&gt;
  3502. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3503.            <link></link>
  3504.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2348</guid>
  3505.            <pubDate>Sun, 7 Oct 2018 11:41:45 -0400</pubDate>
  3506.        </item>
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  3508.            <title>Gray Hat SEO: How to Improve Your Search Results Without Breaking The Rules</title>
  3509.            <description>Gray Hat SEO is an SEO practice that&apos;s riskier than White Hat SEO, but one that may or may not result in your site being banned from search engines and their affiliate sites. Generally, Gray Hat SEO practices belong in neither the Black Hat nor White Hat category because the terms of service regarding the issue are unclear. In this tutorial, you will get the answers to the following questions:&lt;br /&gt;
  3510. &lt;br /&gt;
  3511. What is Gray Hat SEO?&lt;br /&gt;
  3512. Why does it matter?&lt;br /&gt;
  3513. What Gray Hat SEO should mean to you&lt;br /&gt;
  3514. &lt;br /&gt;
  3515. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3516.            <link></link>
  3517.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2347</guid>
  3518.            <pubDate>Fri, 5 Oct 2018 11:41:03 -0400</pubDate>
  3519.        </item>
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  3521.            <title>Is podcasting the future of education?</title>
  3522.            <description>The U.S. is quickly becoming a podcast nation. According to a 2017 survey, nearly 25 percent of Americans — around 68 million — said they listened to podcasts. Forty-two percent were even willing to pay to do so. The largest contingent of podcast listeners (44 percent) are millennials, and that coveted cohort&apos;s tuned-in attention has attracted advertisers, whose podcast-generated revenue rose from $69 million in 2015 to $220 million in 2017. In the last four years alone, the popularity of podcast listening has doubled.&lt;br /&gt;
  3523. &lt;br /&gt;
  3524. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3525.            <link></link>
  3526.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2346</guid>
  3527.            <pubDate>Wed, 3 Oct 2018 11:35:01 -0400</pubDate>
  3528.        </item>
  3529.        <item>
  3530.            <title>9 Ways to Dominate Marketing in Less Time</title>
  3531.            <description>As an entrepreneur, you are in a Catch-22. If you don’t spend time marketing your business, it can not grow. If you spend too much time focused on marketing, you can not develop or enhance the products or services you are selling.&lt;br /&gt;
  3532. &lt;br /&gt;
  3533. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3534.            <link></link>
  3535.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2345</guid>
  3536.            <pubDate>Mon, 1 Oct 2018 11:30:19 -0400</pubDate>
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  3539.            <title>Four Advanced SEO Tactics To Increase Your Traffic Today</title>
  3540.            <description>Today, almost every business has a website -- the butcher, the baker and the candlestick maker alike. If you are happy with the number of customers you currently have, then do not read this article. If you would like to bring your products to new markets, read on.&lt;br /&gt;
  3541. &lt;br /&gt;
  3542. There is a catch: Getting more quality traffic means you will have to do some work.&lt;br /&gt;
  3543. &lt;br /&gt;
  3544. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3545.            <link></link>
  3546.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2344</guid>
  3547.            <pubDate>Thu, 27 Sep 2018 11:29:05 -0400</pubDate>
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  3550.            <title>Is Facebook Limiting News Feeds To 25 Friends?</title>
  3551.            <description>As Reuben alluded and our sources VERIFY, the claim is false. Facebook did announce, in January, it would be changing its status update philosophy.&lt;br /&gt;
  3552. &lt;br /&gt;
  3553. The social network explained it is going to try to show users more posts from friends that have &quot;meaningful interactions.&quot; It plans to do that by reducing the number of articles and videos that appear on news feeds.&lt;br /&gt;
  3554. &lt;br /&gt;
  3555. But, Facebook never said it is limiting news feed updates to 25 friends. Rather, the social network is just prioritizing the statuses users will be more inclined to see.&lt;br /&gt;
  3556. &lt;br /&gt;
  3557. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3558.            <link></link>
  3559.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2343</guid>
  3560.            <pubDate>Mon, 24 Sep 2018 11:27:27 -0400</pubDate>
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  3563.            <title>An Ode To RSS, Moodles Most Pressing Interface</title>
  3564.            <description>If there are tech ideas that refuse to die, then Moodle is the land of the undead. Moodlers have access to a delightful and eclectic variety of tools whose time in the spotlight happened a while ago. Email, Forums, Wikis, Blogs. SCORM could not go without mention. No matter how hard Moodle tries to add a fresh face to it, most Moodle experiences today are evocatively reminiscent of a simpler past. To nicely tie up the rooms in nostalgia, its core is built in PHP, the language that refuses to die.&lt;br /&gt;
  3565. &lt;br /&gt;
  3566. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3567.            <link></link>
  3568.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2342</guid>
  3569.            <pubDate>Fri, 21 Sep 2018 11:20:02 -0400</pubDate>
  3570.        </item>
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  3572.            <title>Social Media Strategy</title>
  3573.            <description>Content is still king.&lt;br /&gt;
  3574. &lt;br /&gt;
  3575. Today’s best social media strategists focus on aggregating content on their platforms. They elevate their own brands through collaborations with others, leveraging their content, while also minimizing operating and production costs. And the better your reputation for social media excellence becomes, the more users you will find who are willing to work together for little-to-no compensation. &lt;br /&gt;
  3576. &lt;br /&gt;
  3577. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3578.            <link></link>
  3579.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2341</guid>
  3580.            <pubDate>Wed, 19 Sep 2018 09:34:24 -0400</pubDate>
  3581.        </item>
  3582.        <item>
  3583.            <title>5 Ways to Proactively Engage Prospects and Customers</title>
  3584.            <description>While responding quickly to incoming customer inquiries has almost become table stakes in social media, many sophisticated brands have learned that proactive customer care can provide additional benefits to both the company and the customer.&lt;br /&gt;
  3585. &lt;br /&gt;
  3586. Proactively contacting prospects and customers can create a surprisingly positive customer experience, provide marketing benefits like brand awareness, and even save servicing costs. It can also Proactively listening to prospects and customers on social media can identify key trends, new product opportunities, and customer pain points.&lt;br /&gt;
  3587. &lt;br /&gt;
  3588. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3589.            <link></link>
  3590.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2340</guid>
  3591.            <pubDate>Mon, 17 Sep 2018 09:32:28 -0400</pubDate>
  3592.        </item>
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  3594.            <title>Activism in the Social Media Age</title>
  3595.            <description>This month marks the fifth anniversary of the #BlackLivesMatter hashtag, which was first coined following the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin. In the course of those five years, #BlackLivesMatter has become an archetypal example of modern protests and political engagement on social media: A new Pew Research Center analysis of public tweets finds the hashtag has been used nearly 30 million times on Twitter – an average of 17,002 times per day – as of May 1, 2018.&lt;br /&gt;
  3596. &lt;br /&gt;
  3597. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3598.            <link></link>
  3599.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2339</guid>
  3600.            <pubDate>Fri, 14 Sep 2018 09:30:48 -0400</pubDate>
  3601.        </item>
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  3603.            <title>Winning the Social Media Marketing Game</title>
  3604.            <description>Thousands of years ago, clans gathered around fires to share their days experiences and to tell stories that established group norms and shaped social organization. Today, the fires embers have been replaced by the glow of internet-connected devices, but the communal exchange of stories and perspectives remains a fundamental force in social development.&lt;br /&gt;
  3605. &lt;br /&gt;
  3606. From a business standpoint, a few important differences emerge from this evolution. Social media users can now publicly discuss their experiences with brands or products, forming large coalitions of interest that exert vast social pressure on brands and other organizations. From the presidential election to the newest cereal, everything is now a matter of public interest.&lt;br /&gt;
  3607. &lt;br /&gt;
  3608. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3609.            <link></link>
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  3611.            <pubDate>Wed, 12 Sep 2018 09:26:46 -0400</pubDate>
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  3614.            <title>Here Is what you can do if your social media post gets taken down</title>
  3615.            <description>Some social media-content is easy to evaluate. Cute cat pictures? Great. Helpful how-to videos? Perfect. Unfortunately, parsing posts gets a lot more complicated when the content flowing through the tubes of social media involves news. Earlier this week, the House Judiciary Committee brought in representatives from Twitter, YouTube, and Facebook to discuss the companies policies and practices for evaluating and moderating content (mostly political in nature) and the internet scourge that is fake news.&lt;br /&gt;
  3616. &lt;br /&gt;
  3617. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3618.            <link></link>
  3619.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2337</guid>
  3620.            <pubDate>Mon, 10 Sep 2018 09:25:41 -0400</pubDate>
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  3622.        <item>
  3623.            <title>2018. Social media is no longer optional</title>
  3624.            <description>Times change. People change. And that means you need to change too — here is how to establish your digital presence quickly and efficiently&lt;br /&gt;
  3625. &lt;br /&gt;
  3626. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3627.            <link></link>
  3628.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2336</guid>
  3629.            <pubDate>Fri, 7 Sep 2018 09:20:57 -0400</pubDate>
  3630.        </item>
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  3632.            <title>Up Your Social Media Game By Answering These 8 Branding Questions</title>
  3633.            <description>To excel at social media, you must be a social media expert, right? While this is true in some respects, having narrow social media knowledge can also be limiting. A social media-only focus can actually hold back your social media strategy from reaching its full potential. You are building more than a social media presence -- you are building a brand. Social media is not an end unto itself. Vanity metrics -- followers and likes -- may be early indicators of good content, but the true test of social media is business impact. Management will eventually stop paying for social media activity that does not lead to bottom line action.&lt;br /&gt;
  3634. &lt;br /&gt;
  3635. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3636.            <link></link>
  3637.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2335</guid>
  3638.            <pubDate>Wed, 5 Sep 2018 09:19:39 -0400</pubDate>
  3639.        </item>
  3640.        <item>
  3641.            <title>How to Schedule Your Social Media Updates More Efficiently</title>
  3642.            <description>Take time to organize your social media updates and create a social media calendar before you schedule them.&lt;br /&gt;
  3643. &lt;br /&gt;
  3644. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3645.            <link></link>
  3646.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2334</guid>
  3647.            <pubDate>Mon, 3 Sep 2018 09:18:28 -0400</pubDate>
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  3649.        <item>
  3650.            <title>Good and Bad of Social Media</title>
  3651.            <description>Every social media has two sides — bright and dark. It can either be a help or a hindrance depending on the way how students use it. It is a known fact that social media is being used for hiring, as an educational and entertainment tool.&lt;br /&gt;
  3652. &lt;br /&gt;
  3653. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;Complete Article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3654.            <link></link>
  3655.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2333</guid>
  3656.            <pubDate>Fri, 31 Aug 2018 09:57:23 -0400</pubDate>
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  3659.            <title>4 Unexpected Social Media Platforms to Grow Your Brand Awareness</title>
  3660.            <description>However, social media marketing efforts can span far beyond the core four: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn. In fact, these popular platforms see such high users yet have such stringent algorithms that it can be hard to ensure your followers see your organic content, much less that your content helps you capture new consumers.&lt;br /&gt;
  3661. &lt;br /&gt;
  3662. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3663.            <link></link>
  3664.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2332</guid>
  3665.            <pubDate>Wed, 29 Aug 2018 09:53:59 -0400</pubDate>
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  3668.            <title>The ROI of Social Media</title>
  3669.            <description>However, with the help of digital tools such as Hootsuite and Google Analytics, tracking social media is a little easier. These tools make it simple to measure engagement, likes and comments. Where people run into trouble though is measuring the actual sales that come from social media. In fact, a whopping 58 percent of brands say they measure engagement but not actual conversions; only 21 percent say they measure conversions.&lt;br /&gt;
  3670. &lt;br /&gt;
  3671. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3672.            <link></link>
  3673.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2331</guid>
  3674.            <pubDate>Mon, 27 Aug 2018 09:52:23 -0400</pubDate>
  3675.        </item>
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  3677.            <title>Five tips to help tweens and teens clean up their social media feeds</title>
  3678.            <description>Keeping tabs on the rich, famous, and just-plain-cool is nothing new, of course. But social media can take that fixation to a pretty dark place. The feeling is common enough that some doctors are calling it social media anxiety disorder (SMAD) – although what most kids have is more like FOMO ... on steroids. While it is tough to see your kid in despair, there is a good solution that doesn&apos;t require an all-out social media ban: Just help your kid clean up their feed. &lt;br /&gt;
  3679. &lt;br /&gt;
  3680. Self-comparison is a natural part of the tween and teen years. And for most kids, so is social media. While there are plenty of good things kids get out of their online connections, sometimes the combo can lead to a negative feedback loop that gnaws away at them. &lt;br /&gt;
  3681. &lt;br /&gt;
  3682. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3683.            <link></link>
  3684.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2330</guid>
  3685.            <pubDate>Fri, 24 Aug 2018 09:50:25 -0400</pubDate>
  3686.        </item>
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  3688.            <title>Do social networks change our attitudes?</title>
  3689.            <description>The network theory of attitudes is a simple idea that has profound implications, if true. This is the theory that when two people hold the same attitude, they are linked together as a result, like two people holding strings to the same balloon. When different people are holding the same bunch of attitudes, they are grouped together and different groups are distinguishable by the different sets of attitudes they are holding. &lt;br /&gt;
  3690. &lt;br /&gt;
  3691. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3692.            <link></link>
  3693.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2329</guid>
  3694.            <pubDate>Wed, 22 Aug 2018 09:48:47 -0400</pubDate>
  3695.        </item>
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  3697.            <title>Social media sentiment not predictive of offline brand outcomes</title>
  3698.            <description>The conventional thinking is that social media conversations about brands are representative of broader consumer sentiment in the overall market. However a new study from Engagement Labs, appearing in the Journal of Advertising Research, finds online discussions and sentiment are not necessarily predictive of offline brand outcomes.&lt;br /&gt;
  3699. &lt;br /&gt;
  3700. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3701.            <link></link>
  3702.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2328</guid>
  3703.            <pubDate>Mon, 20 Aug 2018 09:48:08 -0400</pubDate>
  3704.        </item>
  3705.        <item>
  3706.            <title>What 10 Social Media Professionals Say Should Be Your Top Priority Right Now</title>
  3707.            <description>The one constant about social media is change, so it is a good practice to step back once in a while and ensure that your companys strategy is still current and effective.&lt;br /&gt;
  3708. &lt;br /&gt;
  3709. As we enter the second half of the year, it is time to take stock in the social media strategy that was probably developed in late 2017 or early 2018. Is your company up to date on all of the social media platform changes? Do you know what is working and what is not?&lt;br /&gt;
  3710. &lt;br /&gt;
  3711. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3712.            <link></link>
  3713.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2327</guid>
  3714.            <pubDate>Fri, 17 Aug 2018 09:44:13 -0400</pubDate>
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  3717.            <title>5 Reasons to Stop Posting Hype on Social Media</title>
  3718.            <description>As social media use has risen, I am not surprised that reports show a growing trend among millennials to trust influencers less and less. The hype, bragging and self-aggrandizing make it hard for any of us to believe it is authentic. While there is no harm in a little bragging, Harvard Business Review reports that too much of it or the wrong type of bragging can hurt your chances of getting a job, being trusted or being liked by strangers.&lt;br /&gt;
  3719. &lt;br /&gt;
  3720. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3721.            <link></link>
  3722.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2326</guid>
  3723.            <pubDate>Wed, 15 Aug 2018 09:43:11 -0400</pubDate>
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  3726.            <title>30 Crazy Social Media Facts That Might Change How You Think About Marketing</title>
  3727.            <description>Social media has been a rising player in the digital marketing game for so long now that many are wondering when it’s going to start losing steam.&lt;br /&gt;
  3728. &lt;br /&gt;
  3729. The answer to this question? Not anytime soon.&lt;br /&gt;
  3730. &lt;br /&gt;
  3731. People are in love with social media platforms.&lt;br /&gt;
  3732. &lt;br /&gt;
  3733. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3734.            <link></link>
  3735.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2325</guid>
  3736.            <pubDate>Mon, 13 Aug 2018 09:41:02 -0400</pubDate>
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  3739.            <title>Try These New Customer Service Social Media Strategies</title>
  3740.            <description>If you want better customer service -- and who doesn&apos;t? -- there are strategies, and there are social media strategies.&lt;br /&gt;
  3741. &lt;br /&gt;
  3742. Like many consumers, Ryan James, has discovered the latter lately. When he needed to arrange a wheelchair for a recent flight from Budapest to Montreal, he skipped the phone just tweeted to Air Canada.&lt;br /&gt;
  3743. &lt;br /&gt;
  3744. &lt;i&gt;They were so responsive&lt;/i&gt;, says a James, college professor from Budapest. Problem solved.&lt;br /&gt;
  3745. &lt;br /&gt;
  3746. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3747.            <link></link>
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  3749.            <pubDate>Fri, 10 Aug 2018 09:33:35 -0400</pubDate>
  3750.        </item>
  3751.        <item>
  3752.            <title>Social Media and Pandemics</title>
  3753.            <description>The societal and psychological consequences of social media in the information age are emerging slowly. The consequences of the headline-grabbing examples above are fairly obvious, but other implications might not be as immediately apparent.&lt;br /&gt;
  3754. &lt;br /&gt;
  3755. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3756.            <link></link>
  3757.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2323</guid>
  3758.            <pubDate>Wed, 8 Aug 2018 09:32:08 -0400</pubDate>
  3759.        </item>
  3760.        <item>
  3761.            <title>Investors Step Back From Social-Media Highfliers</title>
  3762.            <description>Shares of Twitter Inc. and Facebook Inc. endured a surprise rout this week, as investors were rattled by signs that users are souring on the social-media stalwarts.&lt;br /&gt;
  3763. &lt;br /&gt;
  3764. Twitter said Friday that its number of monthly users dropped in the second quarter and could continue to fall as it purges fake accounts, results that echoed Facebooks bombshell guidance Wednesday that its growth is expected to slow through the end of the year.&lt;br /&gt;
  3765. &lt;br /&gt;
  3766. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3767.            <link></link>
  3768.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2322</guid>
  3769.            <pubDate>Mon, 6 Aug 2018 09:30:50 -0400</pubDate>
  3770.        </item>
  3771.        <item>
  3772.            <title>6 Best Free RSS Reader Apps For 2018: Get Your Daily Dose Of RSS Feeds</title>
  3773.            <description>The ever-expanding size of the world wide web has caused an explosion of content in different horizons. Be it the case of videos, music, or text-based content, billions of netizens gobble loads of content every day.&lt;br /&gt;
  3774. &lt;br /&gt;
  3775. There is an uncountable number of websites ready to feed you with the daily dose of their interesting articles. You can count us in the list if you want. But how would single human visit tons of websites to slurp all the information? Thankfully, there are ways to so.&lt;br /&gt;
  3776. &lt;br /&gt;
  3777. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3778.            <link></link>
  3779.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2321</guid>
  3780.            <pubDate>Fri, 3 Aug 2018 09:27:07 -0400</pubDate>
  3781.        </item>
  3782.        <item>
  3783.            <title>How to Automate Your Twitter Feed for Free</title>
  3784.            <description>A good way to go about automated tweeting is to use Google News. However, that should be used only if you’re in for a niche subject. If you use a keyword like &lt;i&gt;technology,&lt;/i&gt; there will be too much chaos and a too high frequency of content going out.&lt;br /&gt;
  3785. &lt;br /&gt;
  3786. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3787.            <link></link>
  3788.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2320</guid>
  3789.            <pubDate>Wed, 1 Aug 2018 09:24:45 -0400</pubDate>
  3790.        </item>
  3791.        <item>
  3792.            <title>Mozilla plans to remove RSS feed reader and Live Bookmarks support from Firefox</title>
  3793.            <description>Mozillas current plan aims for a removal of both features in Firefox 63 or Firefox 64, out October or December 2018. The change won&apos;t affect the current Firefox 60 ESR version but the next Firefox ESR after Firefox 60 ESR won&apos;t support both features anymore as well.&lt;br /&gt;
  3794. &lt;br /&gt;
  3795. We published an overview of Live Bookmarks in 2014, but Firefox supported the feature for much longer. Live Bookmarks allowed Firefox users to subscribe to a site&apos;s RSS feed so that new articles would be displayed in a bookmarks folder in the web browser.&lt;br /&gt;
  3796. &lt;br /&gt;
  3797. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3798.            <link></link>
  3799.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2319</guid>
  3800.            <pubDate>Mon, 30 Jul 2018 09:22:00 -0400</pubDate>
  3801.        </item>
  3802.        <item>
  3803.            <title>What is the average age when kids get a social media account?</title>
  3804.            <description>A US law gives parents control over what information websites can collect from their kids.&lt;br /&gt;
  3805. &lt;br /&gt;
  3806. The Childrens Online Privacy Protection Act, or COPPA, imposes certain requirements on operators of websites and online services -- including social media sites -- so that personal information from children under 13 is not collected, disclosed or used without parental consent.&lt;br /&gt;
  3807. &lt;br /&gt;
  3808. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete aritcle&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3809.            <link></link>
  3810.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2318</guid>
  3811.            <pubDate>Fri, 20 Jul 2018 09:52:08 -0400</pubDate>
  3812.        </item>
  3813.        <item>
  3814.            <title>Twitter is Cracking Down on Bots</title>
  3815.            <description>Twitter is cracking down on bots after it announced changes to its API that will massively reduce the impact of services that allow links and content to be shared across multiple accounts, i.e. the software that powers Twitter bots.&lt;br /&gt;
  3816. &lt;br /&gt;
  3817. So that means an end to services that let those controlling large numbers of accounts to batch tweet, follow users, retweet or like tweets. Twitter will continue to allow content to be posted to accounts using software, for example, weather alerts, RSS feed updates and more, but they will now be limited to a single account going forward.&lt;br /&gt;
  3818. &lt;br /&gt;
  3819. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3820.            <link></link>
  3821.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2317</guid>
  3822.            <pubDate>Wed, 18 Jul 2018 09:51:25 -0400</pubDate>
  3823.        </item>
  3824.        <item>
  3825.            <title>How Social Media Can Benefit From Blockchain Technology</title>
  3826.            <description>Blockchain has gained increasing popularity over the past year. Having begun as the technology behind cryptocurrency exchanges, it has now shown promise in almost every other sector of the economy as it’s a secure, reliable and tamper-proof way of recording transactions and exchanging data.&lt;br /&gt;
  3827. &lt;br /&gt;
  3828. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3829.            <link></link>
  3830.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2316</guid>
  3831.            <pubDate>Mon, 16 Jul 2018 09:50:25 -0400</pubDate>
  3832.        </item>
  3833.        <item>
  3834.            <title>What is Social Media Intelligence in 2018?</title>
  3835.            <description>Every social media network relies on certain metrics to measure their social media success. Each of these social media metrics plays a critical role in the modern marketing strategy. Global brands utilize social media marketing tools to engage their customers effectively, informing them about the products and services accurately and with better relevance. Companies not using social media analytics for their marketing campaigns find it harder to connect to their online customers, leading to a vortex of unaligned marketing campaigns.&lt;br /&gt;
  3836. &lt;br /&gt;
  3837. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3838.            <link></link>
  3839.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2315</guid>
  3840.            <pubDate>Fri, 13 Jul 2018 09:47:47 -0400</pubDate>
  3841.        </item>
  3842.        <item>
  3843.            <title>Looking for Ways to Improve Your Customer Engagement on Social Media?</title>
  3844.            <description>The biggest mistake people make when promoting their brand, company or even themselves on social media is thinking that simply posting is enough. However, that’s far from the case. Managing a Facebook, Instagram or Twitter account means having to strategize ways to keep your current audience captivated, while simultaneously attracting new users to your page.&lt;br /&gt;
  3845. &lt;br /&gt;
  3846. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3847.            <link></link>
  3848.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2314</guid>
  3849.            <pubDate>Wed, 11 Jul 2018 09:44:19 -0400</pubDate>
  3850.        </item>
  3851.        <item>
  3852.            <title>Twitter pushes trending news to the top of your feed</title>
  3853.            <description>As Facebook fights its own fake news problem, Twitter looks like its interested in finding more ways to push news content to its microblogging service. According to a report at BuzzFeed, Twitter has confirmed that it is testing new algorithm-curated timelines when big events happen, then putting tweets from news organizations and other users at the top of your timeline. So far, Twitter says humans are involved in story selection, but a Twitter spokesperson told BuzzFeed that it could be come only algorithmic in the future.&lt;br /&gt;
  3854. &lt;br /&gt;
  3855. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3856.            <link></link>
  3857.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2313</guid>
  3858.            <pubDate>Mon, 9 Jul 2018 09:41:23 -0400</pubDate>
  3859.        </item>
  3860.        <item>
  3861.            <title>On social media, are we worker bees or player bees?</title>
  3862.            <description>Why would these companies pay when so many of us are willing to do it, as you say, for free? When big tech wants the public to generate a new set of data for them, they design a fun new device designed to train us to do it. And we pay them for the privilege! More and more people have either the Apple, Amazon, or Google home assistant, which we know is already recording our passive conversation for use in improving each company’s voice recognition software and AI. &lt;br /&gt;
  3863. &lt;br /&gt;
  3864. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3865.            <link></link>
  3866.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2312</guid>
  3867.            <pubDate>Fri, 6 Jul 2018 09:28:03 -0400</pubDate>
  3868.        </item>
  3869.        <item>
  3870.            <title>Your Social Media Profile Can Make the Difference Between Being Accepted or Rejected to Harvard</title>
  3871.            <description>According to the same Kaplan survey mentioned above, the percentage of college admissions officers using social media for admissions criteria went down from 40 percent in 2015, to 35 percent in 2016, to 29 percent in 2017. Students seem to be making it more difficult for college admission personnel to check them out on social media. &lt;br /&gt;
  3872. &lt;br /&gt;
  3873. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3874.            <link></link>
  3875.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2311</guid>
  3876.            <pubDate>Thu, 5 Jul 2018 09:26:35 -0400</pubDate>
  3877.        </item>
  3878.        <item>
  3879.            <title>Social network adoption varies widely by country</title>
  3880.            <description>Across 39 countries, a median of 53% say they use online social networking sites like Facebook or Twitter. However, that figure conceals large differences around the world, and the relationship between social media use and national wealth is not as strong as it is for overall internet use and smartphone ownership.&lt;br /&gt;
  3881. &lt;br /&gt;
  3882. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3883.            <link></link>
  3884.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2310</guid>
  3885.            <pubDate>Mon, 2 Jul 2018 09:15:16 -0400</pubDate>
  3886.        </item>
  3887.        <item>
  3888.            <title>Feed Hawk hunts down YouTube channel RSS feeds for you</title>
  3889.            <description>Are you still using RSS? If you are (and you should be, as we will see in a moment), then you should use the Feed Hawk app on your iPhone and iPad. Feed Hawk puts itself in your iOS Share Sheet and locates the RSS feed(s) from any website you visit. If you want, it can automatically subscribe you to the RSS feed in your RSS reader of choice.&lt;br /&gt;
  3890. &lt;br /&gt;
  3891. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3892.            <link></link>
  3893.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2309</guid>
  3894.            <pubDate>Fri, 29 Jun 2018 09:14:01 -0400</pubDate>
  3895.        </item>
  3896.        <item>
  3897.            <title>New Google News Drops RSS Feed Subscription Buttons</title>
  3898.            <description>With the new Google News, they did not just drop the standout tag and editors pick but it seems like the direct method to subscribe to Google News via RSS and Google News keyword searches is gone. There are still ways to subscribe, but the buttons seem to be gone in the new design.&lt;br /&gt;
  3899. &lt;br /&gt;
  3900. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3901.            <link></link>
  3902.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2308</guid>
  3903.            <pubDate>Wed, 27 Jun 2018 09:53:42 -0400</pubDate>
  3904.        </item>
  3905.        <item>
  3906.            <title>You Can Not Treat Social Media as an Add-on or Afterthought</title>
  3907.            <description>Today, seven out of 10 Americans use social media. Despite the opportunity (and in spite of the lip-service paid to social), more marketers are skimping on their approach. Reposting 30-second TV spots to YouTube and uploading billboard or print ads to Instagram are commonplace, and a detriment to your brand.&lt;br /&gt;
  3908. &lt;br /&gt;
  3909. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete carticle&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3910.            <link></link>
  3911.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2307</guid>
  3912.            <pubDate>Mon, 25 Jun 2018 09:00:57 -0400</pubDate>
  3913.        </item>
  3914.        <item>
  3915.            <title>Social media still growing in emerging markets but stalled elsewhere</title>
  3916.            <description>In 2015-16, roughly four-in-ten adults across the emerging nations surveyed by Pew said they used social networking sites, and as of 2017, a majority (53%) use social media. Whereas, over the same period, social media use has generally been flat in many of the advanced economies surveyed.&lt;br /&gt;
  3917. &lt;br /&gt;
  3918. Internet use and smartphone ownership have also stayed level in developed markets over the same period vs rising in emerging economies.&lt;br /&gt;
  3919. &lt;br /&gt;
  3920. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3921.            <link></link>
  3922.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2306</guid>
  3923.            <pubDate>Fri, 22 Jun 2018 19:50:49 -0400</pubDate>
  3924.        </item>
  3925.        <item>
  3926.            <title>Social media: should we really be questioning its value for brands?</title>
  3927.            <description>Most organisations believe social media has a role to play in their marketing communications, but, equally, most would struggle to explain exactly what that role is. There’s little doubt that social media takes up a significant amount of consumer time and attention but without understanding the influence and quantifying the commercial benefits for brands and businesses, no marketing activity should be above question.&lt;br /&gt;
  3928. &lt;br /&gt;
  3929. Like every other marketing activity, a social media strategy must be judged on its positive impact on business or brand metrics. &lt;br /&gt;
  3930. &lt;br /&gt;
  3931. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3932.            <link></link>
  3933.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2305</guid>
  3934.            <pubDate>Wed, 20 Jun 2018 09:51:06 -0400</pubDate>
  3935.        </item>
  3936.        <item>
  3937.            <title>The New Era of Social Networking</title>
  3938.            <description>Cryptocurrencies are digital currency designed to represent the architecture of the internet. Rather than counting on a standard financial institution to guarantee and verify business deals, cryptocurrency transactions are examined or &lt;i&gt;confirmed,&lt;/i&gt; by the computers of the users on the currencys network. The computers used in verifying the deals usually receive little amount of the currency as a reward. &lt;br /&gt;
  3939. &lt;br /&gt;
  3940. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3941.            <link></link>
  3942.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2304</guid>
  3943.            <pubDate>Mon, 18 Jun 2018 09:49:13 -0400</pubDate>
  3944.        </item>
  3945.        <item>
  3946.            <title>How heavy use of social media is linked to mental illness</title>
  3947.            <description>According to a survey in 2017 by the Royal Society for Public Health, Britons aged 14-24 believe that Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter have detrimental effects on their wellbeing. On average, they reported that these social networks gave them extra scope for self-expression and community-building.&lt;br /&gt;
  3948. &lt;br /&gt;
  3949. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3950.            <link></link>
  3951.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2303</guid>
  3952.            <pubDate>Fri, 15 Jun 2018 09:48:01 -0400</pubDate>
  3953.        </item>
  3954.        <item>
  3955.            <title>Regulators Eyeing Social Media In Europe</title>
  3956.            <description>Against the backdrop of social media controversy — remember Facebook, of course, and 87 million users’ data exposed to Cambridge Analytica — oversight is tightening in Europe.&lt;br /&gt;
  3957. &lt;br /&gt;
  3958. The regulatory gaze become more fully trained on social media as in Germany, intelligence official Hans Georg Maassen said last week that regulation may be needed for social media companies if the European Union finds that more transparency is needed.&lt;br /&gt;
  3959. &lt;br /&gt;
  3960. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3961.            <link></link>
  3962.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2302</guid>
  3963.            <pubDate>Wed, 13 Jun 2018 09:46:35 -0400</pubDate>
  3964.        </item>
  3965.        <item>
  3966.            <title>A leaked look at Facebooks search engine for influencer marketing</title>
  3967.            <description>The next money-maker could be this tool for connecting marketers to social media creators so they can team up on sponsored-content Facebook&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;ad campaigns. The Branded Content Matching search engine lets advertisers select the biographical characteristics of creators fans they want to reach, see stats about these audiences, and contact them to hammer out deals.&lt;br /&gt;
  3968. &lt;br /&gt;
  3969. Leaked screenshots of Facebook’s promotional materials for the tool were first attained and published in German by;br /&gt;
  3970. &lt;br /&gt;
  3971. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  3972.            <link></link>
  3973.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2301</guid>
  3974.            <pubDate>Mon, 11 Jun 2018 09:42:48 -0400</pubDate>
  3975.        </item>
  3976.        <item>
  3977.            <title>The Best Days and Times to Post on Social Media</title>
  3978.            <description>
  3979.                <![CDATA[When is the best time to post on social media? Unmetric, an AI-powered social media analytics platform, reviewed social media posts from 100 brands over a five-week period, then compiled the data into an infographic that explores the answers to that question.<br />
  3980. <br />
  3981. The data shows...<br />
  3982. <br />
  3983. • Surprisingly, Instagram user activity peaks at 3-4 AM on Sundays (because of global interactions, yet Instagram posts on Tuesdays received the best engagement.<br />
  3984. <br />
  3985. • Facebook's sweet spot for engagement is on Thursdays, 9-10 AM; and weekends show lower engagement on Facebook.<br />
  3986. • The most rewarding time for brands to post on Twitter is between 11 AM and noon.<br />
  3987. <br />
  3988. <a href="" target="_blank">complete article</a>]]>
  3989.            </description>
  3990.            <link></link>
  3991.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2300</guid>
  3992.            <pubDate>Fri, 8 Jun 2018 09:41:33 -0400</pubDate>
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  3994.        <item>
  3995.            <title>Social network for medics lets doctors discuss cases</title>
  3996.            <description>Half a million doctors worldwide are sharing their knowledge on a social network for medics to find answers for their patients.&lt;br /&gt;
  3997. &lt;br /&gt;
  3998. On MedShr, set up in 2014 by a London cardiologist, doctors can post details of cases and other medics can give their input.&lt;br /&gt;
  3999. &lt;br /&gt;
  4000. A doctor treating a young Afghan refugee in Serbia, who needed plates and pins in his legs, received advice from other specialists that helped formulate a plan to help the boy walk again. In Kenya, hospitals run by junior doctors are able to get remote support from seniors.&lt;br /&gt;
  4001. &lt;br /&gt;
  4002. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4003.            <link></link>
  4004.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2299</guid>
  4005.            <pubDate>Wed, 6 Jun 2018 09:40:21 -0400</pubDate>
  4006.        </item>
  4007.        <item>
  4008.            <title> offers social network for prayer, community-building</title>
  4009.            <description>Convinced that faith communities would want to share prayer requests, announcements and service opportunities without going to multiple platforms and without being awash in advertising, a group of friends created an app just for that.&lt;br /&gt;
  4010. &lt;br /&gt;
  4011. With $2 million in seed money, was beta tested with 100 churches in 2016. Today, 6,000 faith communities and thousands of other groups use the app to host their members’ need for prayer and offers of support, as well as to recruit volunteers for local service projects and to collect donations, said two of the co-founders.&lt;br /&gt;
  4012. &lt;br /&gt;
  4013. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4014.            <link></link>
  4015.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2298</guid>
  4016.            <pubDate>Mon, 4 Jun 2018 09:37:19 -0400</pubDate>
  4017.        </item>
  4018.        <item>
  4019.            <title>How Social Networks Contribute to the Spread of Unproven Innovations</title>
  4020.            <description>There are some new products and services that are very obviously good&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;— a cure for a deadly disease, for example, or some other type of medical innovation. But other innovations have value that is more uncertain, such as an unproven technology. In her latest research paper, Wharton management professor Valentina Assenova examines the role of social networks, both online and offline, in the spread of these complex innovations. &lt;br /&gt;
  4021. &lt;br /&gt;
  4022. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4023.            <link></link>
  4024.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2297</guid>
  4025.            <pubDate>Fri, 1 Jun 2018 09:32:00 -0400</pubDate>
  4026.        </item>
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  4028.            <title>Facebook Removes Fake Accounts</title>
  4029.            <description>Facebook purged&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;583 million fake accounts in the first three months of 2018, demonstrating the amount of spam, violent content and hate speech that gets smeared across the social network.&lt;br /&gt;
  4030. &lt;br /&gt;
  4031. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4032.            <link></link>
  4033.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2296</guid>
  4034.            <pubDate>Wed, 30 May 2018 09:31:38 -0400</pubDate>
  4035.        </item>
  4036.        <item>
  4037.            <title>The Social Network Predicted Facebooks Demise</title>
  4038.            <description>
  4039.                <![CDATA[What predicted Facebook’s FB, +1.63%&nbsp;&nbsp; scandal involving data firm Cambridge Analytica and the private information of 50 million user profiles without their consent?<br />
  4040. <br />
  4041. How about the 2010 film <i><u>The Social Network</u></i>?<br />
  4042. <br />
  4043. The movie, directed by David Fincher and written by Aaron Sorkin, was a fictionalized account of how Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg messily developed the social-networking site while at Harvard.<br />
  4044. <br />
  4045. <a href="" target="_blank">complete article</a>]]>
  4046.            </description>
  4047.            <link></link>
  4048.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2295</guid>
  4049.            <pubDate>Mon, 28 May 2018 09:45:37 -0400</pubDate>
  4050.        </item>
  4051.        <item>
  4052.            <title>How to Master Social Media and Build a Real Brand</title>
  4053.            <description>Amy Porterfield is a social media and content creation mastermind and top speaker, trainer and consultant for young entrepreneurs and professionals looking to maximize their social media reach and engagement. &lt;br /&gt;
  4054. &lt;br /&gt;
  4055. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4056.            <link></link>
  4057.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2294</guid>
  4058.            <pubDate>Fri, 25 May 2018 09:42:50 -0400</pubDate>
  4059.        </item>
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  4061.            <title>Who do you trust to censor social media?</title>
  4062.            <description>It appears inevitable that censorship is coming to social media. The political head of steam behind the idea is such that it’s going to happen. Oh, sure, it will be voluntary codes of conduct, fights against fake news, but it will amount to much the same thing – it will be possible to say some things on Facebook, Twitter and the like, and not others.&lt;br /&gt;
  4063. &lt;br /&gt;
  4064. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4065.            <link></link>
  4066.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2293</guid>
  4067.            <pubDate>Wed, 23 May 2018 09:40:55 -0400</pubDate>
  4068.        </item>
  4069.        <item>
  4070.            <title>Facebook to open up its data for research on social media and electionsX</title>
  4071.            <description>Facebook announced a new initiative today aimed at improving its policies and the role its platform plays in elections. The company acknowledged that it was slow to respond to election interference efforts that took place on its site and says it wants to learn more about social medias role in elections around the world. To do that, it&apos;s putting together a group of researchers that will then develop a research plan, get proposals for projects that address issues defined in its plan and manage a peer review process that will determine who will receive funding and access to Facebook data for their research.&lt;br /&gt;
  4072. &lt;br /&gt;
  4073. The commission of experts will initially work for one year and Facebook says membership will be determined soon.&lt;br /&gt;
  4074. &lt;br /&gt;
  4075. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4076.            <link></link>
  4077.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2292</guid>
  4078.            <pubDate>Mon, 21 May 2018 09:39:09 -0400</pubDate>
  4079.        </item>
  4080.        <item>
  4081.            <title>Can Social Media Be Saved?</title>
  4082.            <description>You&apos;ve probably experienced it yourself. Maybe it is the way you feel while scrolling through your Twitter feed — anxious, twitchy, a little world weary — or your unease when you see a child watching YouTube videos, knowing she&apos;s just a few algorithmic nudges away from a rabbit hole filled with lunatic conspiracies and gore. Or maybe it was this month&apos;s Facebook privacy scandal, which reminded you that you&apos;ve entrusted the most intimate parts of your digital life to a profit-maximizing surveillance machine.&lt;br /&gt;
  4083. &lt;br /&gt;
  4084. Our growing discomfort with our largest social platforms is reflected in polls. One recently conducted by Axios and SurveyMonkey found that all three of the major social media companies — Facebook, Twitter and Google, which shares a parent company with YouTube — are significantly less popular with Americans than they were five months ago. &lt;br /&gt;
  4085. &lt;br /&gt;
  4086. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4087.            <link></link>
  4088.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2291</guid>
  4089.            <pubDate>Fri, 18 May 2018 09:38:12 -0400</pubDate>
  4090.        </item>
  4091.        <item>
  4092.            <title>Why Is Email the Best Social Network?</title>
  4093.            <description>
  4094.                <![CDATA[The perfect social network would have the following characteristics:<br />
  4095. <br />
  4096. It would have a lot of users — at least as many as Facebook.<br />
  4097. It would filter spam and harassment, but otherwise not algorithmically sort or filter.<br />
  4098. It would enable us to interact with people on all the social networks.<br />
  4099. It would have no advertising.<br />
  4100. It would be user-controllable and user-automatable.<br />
  4101. It would be usable on both mobile and desktop.<br />
  4102. It would have great search (unlike Facebook).<br />
  4103. <br />
  4104. <a href="" target="_blank">complete article</a>]]>
  4105.            </description>
  4106.            <link></link>
  4107.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2290</guid>
  4108.            <pubDate>Wed, 16 May 2018 09:09:00 -0400</pubDate>
  4109.        </item>
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  4111.            <title>Rage against the social media machine: How did it get to this?</title>
  4112.            <description>People are angry at Facebook. People are angry at YouTube. People are angry at Twitter.&lt;br /&gt;
  4113. &lt;br /&gt;
  4114. With Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg set to testify before Congress less than a week after an enraged YouTube user wounded three people before killing herself at the companys headquarters, the growing debate over what Silicon Valley’s social media giants do with the content and information we give them has hit a new pitch.&lt;br /&gt;
  4115. &lt;br /&gt;
  4116. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4117.            <link></link>
  4118.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2289</guid>
  4119.            <pubDate>Mon, 14 May 2018 09:33:56 -0400</pubDate>
  4120.        </item>
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  4122.            <title>Best free RSS Reader Windows Store apps for Windows 10</title>
  4123.            <description>Reading the RSS Feeds is a way to keep track of all your favorite blogs and websites. No matter how many websites you have subscribed to, the RSS Feeds bring all the updates in one location for you to read. On the other hand, for the bloggers and website owners, RSS Feeds are the great marketing tool to spread their content to the readers and potential customers. It helps them get a loyal readership and grow their website and businesses.&lt;br /&gt;
  4124. &lt;br /&gt;
  4125. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4126.            <link></link>
  4127.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2288</guid>
  4128.            <pubDate>Fri, 11 May 2018 09:00:18 -0400</pubDate>
  4129.        </item>
  4130.        <item>
  4131.            <title>What is Right, and Wrong, With Social Media</title>
  4132.            <description>The appropriate frustration and disappointment resulting from the recent Facebook and Cambridge Analytica disclosures are making it easy to forget the personal and economic benefits of social media.&lt;br /&gt;
  4133. &lt;br /&gt;
  4134. For example, let’s not forget that we choose to integrate these services into our daily lives because they allow us to deepen social connections and enable us to exercise our individual agency in a fashion that was impossible before their emergence. Or that these services have created millions of jobs, new business ecosystems and helped fuel the rise of the digital economy that brings broad societal benefit.&lt;br /&gt;
  4135. &lt;br /&gt;
  4136. But it is important not to forget the learning of lessons and the hoped-for change. We are seeing some of these changes now. There is no playbook for addressing the principles at play here, and so it will not be all smooth sailing. But you can be certain that the effort will be earnest and that these services will be better as a result.&lt;br /&gt;
  4137. &lt;br /&gt;
  4138. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4139.            <link></link>
  4140.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2287</guid>
  4141.            <pubDate>Wed, 6 Jun 2018 09:00:22 -0400</pubDate>
  4142.        </item>
  4143.        <item>
  4144.            <title>Homeland Security database would track bloggers, social media</title>
  4145.            <description>Fears about the potential effects of propaganda and fake news remain high, and American officials are determined to keep track of media outlets in a bid to curb these misinformation campaigns. The Department of Homeland Security has put out a call for companies that could create a database tracking over 290,000 &lt;i&gt;media influencers&lt;/i&gt; around the world, including online news outlets, bloggers and prominent social network accounts. The system would identify contributor details (such as contact info and their employers), and would allow searching for individuals and outlets through categories like their locations, the focuses of their coverage and their sentiment.&lt;br /&gt;
  4146. &lt;br /&gt;
  4147. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4148.            <link></link>
  4149.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2286</guid>
  4150.            <pubDate>Fri, 4 May 2018 09:00:00 -0400</pubDate>
  4151.        </item>
  4152.        <item>
  4153.            <title>Why Email is the Best Social Network</title>
  4154.            <description>Everybody uses Facebook because everybody uses Facebook.&lt;br /&gt;
  4155. &lt;br /&gt;
  4156. But lately Facebook — and all the other social networks, for that matter — seems to be turning into a distracting, time-wasting and manipulative &lt;i&gt;surveillance machine&lt;/i&gt; that does more harm than good.&lt;br /&gt;
  4157. &lt;br /&gt;
  4158. This is a huge problem for professionals and businesses of all sizes, including enterprises.&lt;br /&gt;
  4159. &lt;br /&gt;
  4160. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4161.            <link></link>
  4162.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2285</guid>
  4163.            <pubDate>Wed, 2 May 2018 09:00:00 -0400</pubDate>
  4164.        </item>
  4165.        <item>
  4166.            <title>The Ethical Social Network</title>
  4167.            <description>And yet, unlike other social networks that followed it, HASTAC has managed to remain scandal-free. There have been no mass boycott movements and no accusations that the network ever misused anyone’s data.&lt;br /&gt;
  4168. &lt;br /&gt;
  4169. Cathy Davidson, co-founder and co-director of HASTAC, and a professor of cultural history and technology at the City University of New Yorks Graduate Center, said that the secret to the networks good relationship with its users has been its decision to treat user data with respect from the outset. Privacy and security have been priorities for the network since its inception, and are built into every facet of the network.&lt;br /&gt;
  4170. &lt;br /&gt;
  4171. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4172.            <link></link>
  4173.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2284</guid>
  4174.            <pubDate>Mon, 30 Apr 2018 09:00:57 -0400</pubDate>
  4175.        </item>
  4176.        <item>
  4177.            <title>Instagram lets users decide when to refresh their feed</title>
  4178.            <description>Instagram announced some changes to user feeds today, but before you get too excited, no it is not a return to the chronological feed.&lt;br /&gt;
  4179. &lt;i&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;br /&gt;
  4180. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4181.            <link></link>
  4182.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2283</guid>
  4183.            <pubDate>Fri, 27 Apr 2018 09:00:00 -0400</pubDate>
  4184.        </item>
  4185.        <item>
  4186.            <title>Time for an RSS Revival?</title>
  4187.            <description>RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication (or Rich Site Summary) and it was first stitched into the tapestry of the open web around the turn of the millennium. Its aim is straightforward: to make it easy to track updates to the content of a given website in a standardized format.&lt;br /&gt;
  4188. &lt;br /&gt;
  4189. In practice, and for your purposes, that means it can give you a comprehensive, regularly updated look at all of the content your favorite sites publish throughout the day. &lt;br /&gt;
  4190. &lt;br /&gt;
  4191. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;Time for an RSS Revival&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4192.            <link></link>
  4193.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2282</guid>
  4194.            <pubDate>Wed, 25 Apr 2018 09:09:15 -0400</pubDate>
  4195.        </item>
  4196.        <item>
  4197.            <title>RSS Is Undead</title>
  4198.            <description>RSS died. Whether you blame Feedburner, or Google Reader, or Digg Reader last month, or any number of other product failures over the years, the humble protocol has managed to keep on trudging along despite all evidence that it is dead, dead, dead.&lt;br /&gt;
  4199. &lt;br /&gt;
  4200. Now, with Facebook’s&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;scandal over Cambridge Analytica, there is a whole new wave of commentators calling for RSS to be resuscitated. Brian Barrett at Wired said a week ago that &lt;i&gt;… anyone weary of black-box algorithms controlling what you see online at least has a respite, one thats been there all along but has often gone ignored. Tired of Twitter? Facebook fatigued? It is time to head back to RSS&lt;/i&gt;.&lt;br /&gt;
  4201. &lt;br /&gt;
  4202. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;RSS is Undead&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4203.            <link></link>
  4204.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2281</guid>
  4205.            <pubDate>Mon, 23 Apr 2018 09:00:15 -0400</pubDate>
  4206.        </item>
  4207.        <item>
  4208.            <title>Techmeme Brings Its Aggregation Formula to a Daily Podcast</title>
  4209.            <description>Techmeme, the online aggregator of record for technology industry news, is adding some audio in the form of a podcast: the Techmeme Ride Home.&lt;br /&gt;
  4210. &lt;br /&gt;
  4211. Beginning today, the site’s new podcast will appear at 5 p.m. every weekday. Over 20 minutes, host Brian McCullough (from The Internet History podcast) will summarize the day’s top tech news and commentary from around the web and social media.&lt;br /&gt;
  4212. &lt;br /&gt;
  4213. Plain-vanilla news aggregation is unusual in podcasts. Even in tech, podcasts tend to be personality-driven, more often involving hosts providing commentary on the big news of the week rather than just the news itself. McCullough thinks Techmeme can offer something different.&lt;br /&gt;
  4214. &lt;br /&gt;
  4215. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4216.            <link></link>
  4217.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2280</guid>
  4218.            <pubDate>Fri, 20 Apr 2018 09:56:02 -0400</pubDate>
  4219.        </item>
  4220.        <item>
  4221.            <title>Chinese News Aggregation App Targets $3 Billion U.S. IPO</title>
  4222.            <description>Qu Toutiao, which means &lt;i&gt;Fun Headlines&lt;/i&gt; in Chinese, is reportedly making its own fun headlines these days, telling sources that it is eyeing an initial public offering that could value it as high as $3 billion.&lt;br /&gt;
  4223. &lt;br /&gt;
  4224. If successful, it would be an extraordinary valuation for a company, a news and video aggregation mobile app popular in mostly rural areas of China, that was launched less than 2 years ago. The company is considering an IPO in New York as soon as early this year, people familiar with the matter told Bloomberg News.&lt;br /&gt;
  4225. &lt;br /&gt;
  4226. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4227.            <link></link>
  4228.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2279</guid>
  4229.            <pubDate>Wed, 18 Apr 2018 09:51:07 -0400</pubDate>
  4230.        </item>
  4231.        <item>
  4232.            <title>These Personality Traits Could Put You At Risk for Social Media Addiction</title>
  4233.            <description>According to a new study, people with certain personality traits are more likely to develop a social media addiction.&lt;br /&gt;
  4234. &lt;br /&gt;
  4235. The study found that three personality traits in particular — neuroticism, conscientiousness and agreeableness — were related to social media addiction. Two other personality traits, extraversion and openness to experience, were not linked with social media addiction.&lt;br /&gt;
  4236. &lt;br /&gt;
  4237. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4238.            <link></link>
  4239.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2278</guid>
  4240.            <pubDate>Mon, 16 Apr 2018 11:50:11 -0400</pubDate>
  4241.        </item>
  4242.        <item>
  4243.            <title>US spy lab hopes to geotag every outdoor photo on social media</title>
  4244.            <description>Imagine if someone could scan every image on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, then instantly determine where each was taken. The ability to combine this location data with information about who appears in those photos—and any social media contacts tied to them—would make it possible for government agencies to quickly track terrorist groups posting propaganda photos. (And, really, just about anyone else.)&lt;br /&gt;
  4245. &lt;br /&gt;
  4246. That is precisely the goal of Finder, a research program of the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Agency (IARPA), the Office of the Director of National Intelligence&apos;s dedicated research organization.&lt;br /&gt;
  4247. &lt;br /&gt;
  4248. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4249.            <link></link>
  4250.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2277</guid>
  4251.            <pubDate>Fri, 13 Apr 2018 09:48:51 -0400</pubDate>
  4252.        </item>
  4253.        <item>
  4254.            <title>The 7 Biggest Secrets Of Social Media Influencers</title>
  4255.            <description>Have you ever seen someone on social media, maybe someone in your profession, with a hundred thousand followers and wondered, how the heck did they get so popular?&lt;br /&gt;
  4256. &lt;br /&gt;
  4257. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4258.            <link></link>
  4259.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2276</guid>
  4260.            <pubDate>Wed, 11 Apr 2018 09:48:07 -0400</pubDate>
  4261.        </item>
  4262.        <item>
  4263.            <title>How FeedBurner Became a Zombie</title>
  4264.            <description>Google may be the internets greatest killer.&lt;br /&gt;
  4265. &lt;br /&gt;
  4266. Between its numerous acquihires, its aggressive approach to launching (and discarding) moonshots, and its tendency to build impressive products only to kill them months later, Google&apos;s ruthless assessment (and reassessment) of ideas is one of its defining traits.&lt;br /&gt;
  4267. &lt;br /&gt;
  4268. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4269.            <link></link>
  4270.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2275</guid>
  4271.            <pubDate>Mon, 9 Apr 2018 09:43:49 -0400</pubDate>
  4272.        </item>
  4273.        <item>
  4274.            <title>Twitter fake news problem is getting worse</title>
  4275.            <description>&lt;br /&gt;
  4276. Earlier this week, we endured another school shooting. This time, in Parkland, Florida, where at least 17 students were killed. During the shooting&apos;s aftermath, hoaxes and disinformation spread on Twitter. It is a phenomenon that happens after every tragedy, and it doesn&apos;t seem to be going away.&lt;br /&gt;
  4277. &lt;br /&gt;
  4278. As is common in these cases, many of the initial fake tweets misidentified the gunman. &lt;br /&gt;
  4279. &lt;br /&gt;
  4280. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4281.            <link></link>
  4282.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2274</guid>
  4283.            <pubDate>Fri, 6 Apr 2018 09:19:23 -0400</pubDate>
  4284.        </item>
  4285.        <item>
  4286.            <title>Facebook expands breaking news label to more publishers</title>
  4287.            <description>Facebook began testing a&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&lt;i&gt;&lt;u&gt;breaking news &lt;/u&gt;&lt;/i&gt;label for developing stories back in November, and now the social network is expanding the option to more publishers. Starting this week, the company says 50 more outlets in North America, Latin America, Europe and Australia will be privy to the tag. That is in addition to the &lt;i&gt;small group of local and national publishers&lt;/i&gt; that are already using it. If all goes well, Facebook said it may offer the option to even more publishers in the future.&lt;br /&gt;
  4288. &lt;br /&gt;
  4289. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4290.            <link></link>
  4291.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2273</guid>
  4292.            <pubDate>Wed, 4 Apr 2018 09:18:25 -0400</pubDate>
  4293.        </item>
  4294.        <item>
  4295.            <title>Unlocking the personality of a social media addict</title>
  4296.            <description>In this hi-tech, pre-armageddon, screen-filled modern world, social media is all pervasive.&lt;br /&gt;
  4297. &lt;br /&gt;
  4298. It has sucked us in. It is the new God. We are now its slave.&lt;br /&gt;
  4299. &lt;br /&gt;
  4300. That might be over-egging things slightly, but for some people, social media has become a true addiction.&lt;br /&gt;
  4301. &lt;br /&gt;
  4302. So, how do you know if your social media habit has descended from a harmless pastime into a full-blown addiction?&lt;br /&gt;
  4303. &lt;br /&gt;
  4304. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4305.            <link></link>
  4306.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2272</guid>
  4307.            <pubDate>Mon, 2 Apr 2018 09:17:16 -0400</pubDate>
  4308.        </item>
  4309.        <item>
  4310.            <title>Is Social Media Making Us Elitist?</title>
  4311.            <description>For years, we have known that social media platforms inspire jealousy. A 2013 study showed that people fall into a &lt;i&gt;spiral of envy&lt;/i&gt; when Facebook reveals that their friends are excelling or leading glamorous lives. Scientific American reported that many studies indicate that &lt;i&gt;spending a lot of time on Facebook is linked to diminished well-being,&lt;/i&gt; with Facebook-inspired envy increasing feelings of depression. FOMO (fear of missing out) has become a very real thing&lt;br /&gt;
  4312. &lt;br /&gt;
  4313. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4314.            <link></link>
  4315.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2271</guid>
  4316.            <pubDate>Fri, 30 Mar 2018 11:15:35 -0400</pubDate>
  4317.        </item>
  4318.        <item>
  4319.            <title>Law enforcement on social media: Instant info or controlling the message?</title>
  4320.            <description>Sure, we all get information from Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.&lt;br /&gt;
  4321. &lt;br /&gt;
  4322. But a growing trend of law enforcement using social media to communicate with the public has led to growing concerns that they are not responding to questions from journalists or not being fully transparent with the public.&lt;br /&gt;
  4323. &lt;br /&gt;
  4324. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4325.            <link></link>
  4326.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2270</guid>
  4327.            <pubDate>Wed, 28 Mar 2018 09:09:37 -0400</pubDate>
  4328.        </item>
  4329.        <item>
  4330.            <title>Twitter pushes trending news to the top of your feed</title>
  4331.            <description>As Facebook fights its own fake news problem, Twitter looks like it&apos;s interested in finding more ways to push news content to its microblogging service. According to a report at BuzzFeed, Twitter has confirmed that it is testing new algorithm-curated timelines when big events happen, then putting tweets from news organizations and other users at the top of your timeline. So far, Twitter says humans are involved in story selection, but a Twitter spokesperson told BuzzFeed that it could be come only algorithmic in the future.&lt;br /&gt;
  4332. &lt;br /&gt;
  4333. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4334.            <link></link>
  4335.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2269</guid>
  4336.            <pubDate>Mon, 26 Mar 2018 09:04:01 -0400</pubDate>
  4337.        </item>
  4338.        <item>
  4339.            <title>5 RSS apps to use now that Digg Reader is dead</title>
  4340.            <description>In another blow to RSS fans everywhere, Digg announced that it would soon be shuttering Digg Reader.&lt;br /&gt;
  4341. &lt;br /&gt;
  4342. As of March 26, the RSS service will no longer work on the web or in Digg&apos;s mobile apps. The company didn&apos;t say why it was closing the service, which it started in response to Google killing off its own RSS service in 2013.&lt;br /&gt;
  4343. &lt;br /&gt;
  4344. Naturally, the news was pretty upsetting to Digg Reader fans who had turned to the service as a replacement for the once beloved Google Reader. &lt;br /&gt;
  4345. &lt;br /&gt;
  4346. But if you are one of the many folks still clinging to RSS feeds in 2018, you are not entirely out of luck. There are a number of capable alternatives out there. Here are five of our favorites.&lt;br /&gt;
  4347. &lt;br /&gt;
  4348. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4349.            <link></link>
  4350.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2268</guid>
  4351.            <pubDate>Fri, 23 Mar 2018 09:01:32 -0400</pubDate>
  4352.        </item>
  4353.        <item>
  4354.            <title>Self Hosting Your Podcast Feed is Not Always a Great Idea</title>
  4355.            <description>Generally speaking, there are two main ways that you can store your RSS feed:&lt;br /&gt;
  4356. &lt;br /&gt;
  4357. 1) On Your Own Website (self-hosting your RSS)&lt;br /&gt;
  4358. 2) On Your Media Host’s Website (the place where you store your files)&lt;br /&gt;
  4359. &lt;br /&gt;
  4360. The reason why I have often elected for self hosting (option 1 above) is a simple one: 100% control. &lt;br /&gt;
  4361. &lt;br /&gt;
  4362. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4363.            <link></link>
  4364.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2267</guid>
  4365.            <pubDate>Wed, 21 Mar 2018 09:00:10 -0400</pubDate>
  4366.        </item>
  4367.        <item>
  4368.            <title>Digg Readers Death</title>
  4369.            <description>Nothing lasts forever, I suppose. In what could be construed as a cruel joke, Digg is pulling the plug on Digg Reader, the company’s answer to the demise of popular RSS service Google Reader. Digg Reader will shut down on March 26th, 2018, giving you just enough time to export your data before the service goes dark.&lt;br /&gt;
  4370. &lt;br /&gt;
  4371. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4372.            <link></link>
  4373.            <pubDate>Mon, 19 Mar 2018 09:00:00 -0400</pubDate>
  4374.        </item>
  4375.        <item>
  4376.            <title>How to Improve Social Media Marketing Strategy</title>
  4377.            <description>Social media marketing plans can decide the future of a business and a brand. As the technologies advance, the boundary between social media marketing and mainstream marketing is becoming more blurred than ever. Chalking out a social media plan is no easy task for a first timer, but getting a few tips from the pros certainly helps. Very simply put, every social action must culminate to a larger social media marketing strategy. People, their likes, shares, replies, and posts should all be a part of a larger plan that generates leads, drives sales, or contributes in other ways to a business goal.&lt;br /&gt;
  4378. &lt;br /&gt;
  4379. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4380.            <link></link>
  4381.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2265</guid>
  4382.            <pubDate>Fri, 23 Feb 2018 09:24:41 -0500</pubDate>
  4383.        </item>
  4384.        <item>
  4385.            <title>How to embed content from the web to your Google Site</title>
  4386.            <description>As of December 2017, the new Google Sites lets you embed HTML and JavaScript, as well as other websites. That is a big change from a year ago when the new Google Sites mostly let you share items from Drive, YouTube, and a few other Google sources.&lt;br /&gt;
  4387. &lt;br /&gt;
  4388. The changes make the new Google Sites an even more useful website and intranet site creation tool.&lt;br /&gt;
  4389. &lt;br /&gt;
  4390. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4391.            <link></link>
  4392.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2264</guid>
  4393.            <pubDate>Wed, 21 Feb 2018 09:07:40 -0500</pubDate>
  4394.        </item>
  4395.        <item>
  4396.            <title>Create an RSS Feed for any Search Result</title>
  4397.            <description>Of course using something like IFTTT you can convert this RSS feed into a different format if you prefer: send the feeds to a read-it-later service or a Google Sheet, for example. The beauty of the RSS format is you can queue up all of your web search hits in the background and then check in on them when you’ve got the time.&lt;br /&gt;
  4398. &lt;br /&gt;
  4399. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4400.            <link></link>
  4401.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2263</guid>
  4402.            <pubDate>Mon, 19 Feb 2018 09:06:42 -0500</pubDate>
  4403.        </item>
  4404.        <item>
  4405.            <title>5 open source RSS feed readers</title>
  4406.            <description>RSS is no more gone than email, JavaScript, SQL databases, the command line, or any number of other technologies that various people told me more than a decade ago had numbered days&lt;br /&gt;
  4407. &lt;br /&gt;
  4408. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4409.            <link></link>
  4410.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2262</guid>
  4411.            <pubDate>Fri, 16 Feb 2018 09:04:59 -0500</pubDate>
  4412.        </item>
  4413.        <item>
  4414.            <title>Is Social Media Good for Democracy?</title>
  4415.            <description>Facebook is taking a hard look at the impact it has on the democratic process after announcing it could no longer guarantee that social media is beneficial to democracy. One critique of social media is the ability to create echo chambers -- online spaces that only surround users with like-minded people and ideas. &lt;br /&gt;
  4416. &lt;br /&gt;
  4417. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4418.            <link></link>
  4419.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2261</guid>
  4420.            <pubDate>Wed, 14 Feb 2018 08:09:15 -0500</pubDate>
  4421.        </item>
  4422.        <item>
  4423.            <title>JSON Feed the New RSS?</title>
  4424.            <description>JSON Feed is a new take on the web syndication format, but unlike RSS and Atom its in JSON, not XML. So what does it try to do better?&lt;br /&gt;
  4425. Mainly overcome the perils of XML; its complex, heavyweight, difficult to parse and not in sync with the current trend wanting web data exchange happening almost exclusively in JSON document representation.&lt;br /&gt;
  4426. &lt;br /&gt;
  4427. In contrast, JSON is easier to both write and parse, manipulate and consume, especially given that its data types are exact reflections of their native Javascript counterparts.&lt;br /&gt;
  4428. &lt;br /&gt;
  4429. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4430.            <link></link>
  4431.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2260</guid>
  4432.            <pubDate>Mon, 12 Feb 2018 09:00:00 -0500</pubDate>
  4433.        </item>
  4434.        <item>
  4435.            <title>Deleting Every Social-Media App From My Phone Is the Best Thing I Have Done in 2018</title>
  4436.            <description>As you get older, one of the ways life remunerates your increasing irrelevance is you gain a measure of self-knowledge. And I know my brain is, essentially, like a bird pecking at a mirror.&lt;br /&gt;
  4437. &lt;br /&gt;
  4438. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4439.            <link></link>
  4440.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2259</guid>
  4441.            <pubDate>Fri, 9 Feb 2018 08:09:14 -0500</pubDate>
  4442.        </item>
  4443.        <item>
  4444.            <title>How to stand out and make connections</title>
  4445.            <description>Social media is great for keeping tabs on your old college roommate or staying in touch with that aunt who lives in another state. As millennials, we’ve grown up with social media being part of our daily lives. It’s probably rare you go through your day without checking your accounts.&lt;br /&gt;
  4446. &lt;br /&gt;
  4447. In this day and age of having everything a click away, have you considered the opportunities that could be at your fingertips? Outside of keeping in touch with your friends and family, social media can do wonders for your professional network. Social media has been one of my go-to tools to make connections and grow my network.&lt;br /&gt;
  4448. &lt;br /&gt;
  4449. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4450.            <link></link>
  4451.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2258</guid>
  4452.            <pubDate>Wed, 7 Feb 2018 08:09:20 -0500</pubDate>
  4453.        </item>
  4454.        <item>
  4455.            <title>Teach Students To Use Social Media (The Right Way) And The Possibilities Are Endless</title>
  4456.            <description>CJ Marple wanted to teach his young students how quickly information can spread on the Internet.&lt;br /&gt;
  4457. &lt;br /&gt;
  4458. So earlier this year, the third-grade science teacher wrote up a tweet with the help of his students, asking for other users to retweet the message, or even reply to the message with their location.&lt;br /&gt;
  4459. &lt;br /&gt;
  4460. The Kansas teacher says he expected 1,000 or so retweets, but within days the tweet went viral and gained more than 227,000 retweets and 75,000 replies from users all over the world. His students, who are probably a little too young for their own social media accounts, learned a lot that week about the power of social media.&lt;br /&gt;
  4461. &lt;br /&gt;
  4462. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4463.            <link></link>
  4464.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2257</guid>
  4465.            <pubDate>Mon, 5 Feb 2018 09:08:56 -0500</pubDate>
  4466.        </item>
  4467.        <item>
  4468.            <title>Social media mistakes you can avoid for businesses</title>
  4469.            <description>Ten years ago if we told people that social media management will be a full-time job, they might have laughed at us. As simple as they are to use, managing a number of platforms for businesses can be quite challenging. With so many platforms and changing algorithms, and hashtags to choose and use, you can easily feel that things are getting out of control.&lt;br /&gt;
  4470. &lt;br /&gt;
  4471. I spoke to my colleague Sarah who manages different social media accounts for our clients and asked her about the common mistakes that people make when managing their brand accounts, and what should business owners avoid doing on social media:&lt;br /&gt;
  4472. &lt;br /&gt;
  4473. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4474.            <link></link>
  4475.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2256</guid>
  4476.            <pubDate>Fri, 2 Feb 2018 09:08:48 -0500</pubDate>
  4477.        </item>
  4478.        <item>
  4479.            <title>Are You Still Using an RSS Reader</title>
  4480.            <description>RSS is now competing for my time with Twitter, Reddit, internal Verge chats, and other news sources&lt;br /&gt;
  4481. &lt;br /&gt;
  4482. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4483.            <link></link>
  4484.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2255</guid>
  4485.            <pubDate>Wed, 31 Jan 2018 09:00:43 -0500</pubDate>
  4486.        </item>
  4487.        <item>
  4488.            <title>Google News Said to have deprecated old RSS feed URLs on December 1, 2017</title>
  4489.            <description>Google News will be deprecating their old RSS feed subscription URLs by December 1, 2017. That means if you have Google News RSS feed subscriptions from a year or so ago, you will need to go through all those subscriptions and update them.&lt;br /&gt;
  4490. &lt;br /&gt;
  4491. To update your RSS feeds, you need to go to and select the section you want or create a custom section. At the bottom of the section’s page, click RSS. This will make the feed appear. Copy the URL from the address bar to get the new URL for the RSS feed.&lt;br /&gt;
  4492. &lt;br /&gt;
  4493. Google told us the old RSS URLs will no longer work effective December 1, 2017.&lt;br /&gt;
  4494. &lt;br /&gt;
  4495. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4496.            <link></link>
  4497.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2254</guid>
  4498.            <pubDate>Mon, 29 Jan 2018 09:50:49 -0500</pubDate>
  4499.        </item>
  4500.        <item>
  4501.            <title>2018 Biggest Social Media Trends For Business</title>
  4502.            <description>Just how dominant a business tool was social media in 2017? Despite being involved in an investigation by Congress, Facebook reported its highest earnings ever in Q3, up nearly 50% from a year ago.&lt;br /&gt;
  4503. &lt;br /&gt;
  4504. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4505.            <link></link>
  4506.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2253</guid>
  4507.            <pubDate>Fri, 26 Jan 2018 16:22:14 -0500</pubDate>
  4508.        </item>
  4509.        <item>
  4510.            <title>The power of data-driven content marketing</title>
  4511.            <description>Did you know that the average CTR for any form of online advertising went from 0.09% to 0.05%? For this trend we are to blame the rise of social networks and ad blockers which helped consumers successfully fight the unwanted ads.&lt;br /&gt;
  4512. &lt;br /&gt;
  4513. Where does this leave marketers? &lt;br /&gt;
  4514. &lt;br /&gt;
  4515. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4516.            <link></link>
  4517.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2252</guid>
  4518.            <pubDate>Wed, 24 Jan 2018 16:20:57 -0500</pubDate>
  4519.        </item>
  4520.        <item>
  4521.            <title>9 steps to better, more effective content writing</title>
  4522.            <description>
  4523.                <![CDATA[Writing sells.<br />
  4524. <br />
  4525. You don’t have to be the worlds foremost wordsmith to produce effective content, but improving your writing will make you more successful at work.<br />
  4526. <br />
  4527. Here are some tips:<br />
  4528. <br />
  4529. 1. Know your audience.<br />
  4530. <br />
  4531. You are not just writing for yourself, are you? You should be creating content for others, and it’s imperative to understand the people you are writing for. Whats useful for them? What might help them in their jobs?<br />
  4532. <br />
  4533. <a href="" target="_blank">complete article</a>]]>
  4534.            </description>
  4535.            <link></link>
  4536.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2251</guid>
  4537.            <pubDate>Mon, 22 Jan 2018 16:19:45 -0500</pubDate>
  4538.        </item>
  4539.        <item>
  4540.            <title>What Happens When Content Marketing Meets Your Customer?</title>
  4541.            <description>When effective content marketing meets your customers, the magic happens. Before we dive in to the secret sauce behind the magic, what comes first, content or the customer? That is not a trick question. It’s a real test to see which direction your content marketing is headed. If you’re not sure about how this should play out for the benefit of your marketing and your customer…read on.&lt;br /&gt;
  4542. &lt;br /&gt;
  4543. As a marketer and a consumer, I always think about the value content plays in a marketing strategy and campaigns.&lt;br /&gt;
  4544. &lt;br /&gt;
  4545. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4546.            <link></link>
  4547.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2250</guid>
  4548.            <pubDate>Fri, 19 Jan 2018 16:18:35 -0500</pubDate>
  4549.        </item>
  4550.        <item>
  4551.            <title>Content Marketing: How to Use It for Success</title>
  4552.            <description>Happy New Year! Are you looking to reach and engage with customers in a new and exciting way? This is going to be the year your business embraces content marketing in a real and serious way. Why is this going to be the year of content marketing?&lt;br /&gt;
  4553. &lt;br /&gt;
  4554. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4555.            <link></link>
  4556.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2249</guid>
  4557.            <pubDate>Wed, 17 Jan 2018 16:17:25 -0500</pubDate>
  4558.        </item>
  4559.        <item>
  4560.            <title>Hateful content surfaces on Facebook despite moderation efforts</title>
  4561.            <description>Decisions made by Facebooks human content moderators to weed out hate speech posts are often inconsistent, causing some offensive content to wrongly remain on the platform, according to investigative journalism group ProPublica.&lt;br /&gt;
  4562. &lt;br /&gt;
  4563. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4564.            <link></link>
  4565.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2248</guid>
  4566.            <pubDate>Mon, 15 Jan 2018 16:16:21 -0500</pubDate>
  4567.        </item>
  4568.        <item>
  4569.            <title>Blog Marketing Tips</title>
  4570.            <description>Blogs are the lifeline of companies across the world, and marketers are hungry for B2B blog marketing tips. According to a study conducted by Content Marketing Institute (CMI), blogs are the 3rd-most popular content marketing strategy, just behind social media marketing and articles.&lt;br /&gt;
  4571. &lt;br /&gt;
  4572. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4573.            <link></link>
  4574.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2247</guid>
  4575.            <pubDate>Fri, 12 Jan 2018 16:15:30 -0500</pubDate>
  4576.        </item>
  4577.        <item>
  4578.            <title>Instagram is integrating recommendations into user feeds</title>
  4579.            <description>Instagram is starting to roll out recommended posts directly into users’ home feeds, according to TechCrunch.&lt;br /&gt;
  4580. &lt;br /&gt;
  4581. Previously, the home feed was dedicated to posts from accounts that users follow as well as ads, whereas recommended posts were located solely in the &lt;i&gt;Explore&lt;/i&gt; tab. &lt;br /&gt;
  4582. &lt;br /&gt;
  4583. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4584.            <link></link>
  4585.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2246</guid>
  4586.            <pubDate>Wed, 10 Jan 2018 16:14:17 -0500</pubDate>
  4587.        </item>
  4588.        <item>
  4589.            <title>How to save everything you post to social media</title>
  4590.            <description>If you get the urge to revisit that cute photo you posted some time last year, you&apos;ll have to scroll through your timeline for what feels like hours to track it back down. Instead, when you share a post on social media, also save it to your phone for safe-keeping. This will not only save your social media hits for posterity, but also make them easier to find if you ever need to rediscover them.&lt;br /&gt;
  4591. &lt;br /&gt;
  4592. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4593.            <link></link>
  4594.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2245</guid>
  4595.            <pubDate>Mon, 8 Jan 2018 16:12:55 -0500</pubDate>
  4596.        </item>
  4597.        <item>
  4598.            <title>15 Ways To Bridge The Gap Between Social Media And In-Store Experiences</title>
  4599.            <description>For retailers, the line between online and offline shopping experiences no longer exists. Todays consumers expect consistent branding and service across all platforms, whether they are physically in a store, browsing products on a website or reaching out on social media.&lt;br /&gt;
  4600. &lt;br /&gt;
  4601. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4602.            <link></link>
  4603.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2244</guid>
  4604.            <pubDate>Fri, 5 Jan 2018 16:07:44 -0500</pubDate>
  4605.        </item>
  4606.        <item>
  4607.            <title>The Basic Social Media Mistakes Companies Still Make</title>
  4608.            <description>Over 90% of medium and large businesses have used social media in their marketing for five years or longer. Yet the CMO Survey reveals that nearly half of marketers are unable to show the impact of their social media investments. That’s why, no matter what your social media strategy is, it is always a good idea to go back and make sure you have the basics covered. Your company may discover that it needs a strategic do-over.&lt;br /&gt;
  4609. &lt;br /&gt;
  4610. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4611.            <link></link>
  4612.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2243</guid>
  4613.            <pubDate>Wed, 3 Jan 2018 16:06:25 -0500</pubDate>
  4614.        </item>
  4615.        <item>
  4616.            <title>Complete Guide to RSS and How to Use It with WordPress</title>
  4617.            <description>What if users did not have to come to your WordPress site in order to read your articles? That would certainly make it easier for users since they would not have to navigate to ten of their favorite blogs and news sources to get their daily information. It would also be nice for the website owners, since it would allow you to distribute your content in a more efficient manner, delivering the content to where the customers want it to be.&lt;br /&gt;
  4618. &lt;br /&gt;
  4619. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4620.            <link></link>
  4621.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2242</guid>
  4622.            <pubDate>Mon, 13 Nov 2017 09:00:00 -0400</pubDate>
  4623.        </item>
  4624.        <item>
  4625.            <title>Twitter will identify political ads and disclose who paid for them</title>
  4626.            <description>Twitter has been in hot water as more evidence emerges showing how Russia used the social network to influence public opinion. Ahead of a November 1st Congressional hearing on Russian manipulation, Twitter has introduced sweeping new rules for how it shares data on political posts. The network will launch a &lt;i&gt;Transparency Center&lt;/i&gt; that lists all ads appearing on Twitter, including promoted ones that previously only appeared to targeted demographics, and will clearly label them when they appear in user feeds.&lt;br /&gt;
  4627. &lt;br /&gt;
  4628. &lt;br /&gt;
  4629. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4630.            <link></link>
  4631.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2241</guid>
  4632.            <pubDate>Fri, 10 Nov 2017 09:00:11 -0400</pubDate>
  4633.        </item>
  4634.        <item>
  4635.            <title>Social networks can learn about you through your friends</title>
  4636.            <description>Some people might think that online privacy is, well, a private matter. If you don’t want personal information getting out online, then you can just not put it out there. Right? Wrong. Keeping your information private isn’t solely your choice anymore. Friends can play a big role in your privacy, new data show. And the more they share on a social network, the more that social network can figure out about you.&lt;br /&gt;
  4637. &lt;br /&gt;
  4638. Someone who joins a social network — such as Snapchat, Instagram or Facebook —wants to find their friends. Often, the social network can help. Many apps offer to import contact lists from your phone or e-mail. These apps then use that information to find matches with people already in the network, and suggest them to you.&lt;br /&gt;
  4639. &lt;br /&gt;
  4640. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4641.            <link></link>
  4642.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2240</guid>
  4643.            <pubDate>Wed, 8 Nov 2017 21:09:00 -0400</pubDate>
  4644.        </item>
  4645.        <item>
  4646.            <title>Facebook acquiring tbh, a social network popular with teens</title>
  4647.            <description>Facebook is adding to its collection of apps. This time, a social network called tbh, popular with teens.&lt;br /&gt;
  4648. &lt;br /&gt;
  4649. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4650.            <link></link>
  4651.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2239</guid>
  4652.            <pubDate>Mon, 6 Nov 2017 09:00:00 -0400</pubDate>
  4653.        </item>
  4654.        <item>
  4655.            <title>The Struggles of a Journalist in a Social Networking World</title>
  4656.            <description>Social networking sites have moved to the foreground of news consumption for the masses. Politicians now take to Twitter to reach citizens directly: Facebook has algorithms to decide what news will encounter the highest &lt;i&gt;click baits&lt;/i&gt; and Snapchat offers ‘snap’ news stories at the bottom of your friends update&lt;br /&gt;
  4657. &lt;br /&gt;
  4658. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4659.            <link></link>
  4660.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2238</guid>
  4661.            <pubDate>Sat, 4 Nov 2017 09:00:00 -0400</pubDate>
  4662.        </item>
  4663.        <item>
  4664.            <title>Social media stars reveal how they really get rich</title>
  4665.            <description>For a growing number of people, their activities online have become their real jobs. Achieving &lt;i&gt;influencer&lt;/i&gt; status on Instagram or YouTube can help a onetime enthusiast who filmed videos from his childhood bedroom earn a legitimate six-figure salary. Today, social-media stardom is no longer a springboard to a mainstream career but a career in and of itself. For these tech-savvy self-promoters, there’s a lucrative world of freebies, sponsorships and other moneymaking opportunities at their fingertips.&lt;br /&gt;
  4666. &lt;br /&gt;
  4667. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4668.            <link></link>
  4669.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2237</guid>
  4670.            <pubDate>Thu, 2 Nov 2017 09:00:00 -0400</pubDate>
  4671.        </item>
  4672.        <item>
  4673.            <title>5 Ways To Put the Social Back In Social Media</title>
  4674.            <description>Remember the good old days (a la 2009) when social media was fun?&lt;br /&gt;
  4675. &lt;br /&gt;
  4676. Think back to a time before all talk turned to fake news, algorithm hacks and carefully curated influencer feeds.&lt;br /&gt;
  4677. &lt;br /&gt;
  4678. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4679.            <link></link>
  4680.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2236</guid>
  4681.            <pubDate>Tue, 31 Oct 2017 09:00:00 -0400</pubDate>
  4682.        </item>
  4683.        <item>
  4684.            <title>Twitter is the latest to fill your feed with auto-playing video ads</title>
  4685.            <description>Your Twitter feed is going to get even busier thanks to the microblogging service unlocking auto-playing video ads for advertisers. Starting today Video Website Cards are available to every ad-buyer. In limited beta tests (like the one embedded below; videos do not seem to work with embeds), Twitter has found them pretty successful, with a 200 percent higher clickthrough rate compared to the leading standard. So yeah, expect to see an awful lot more of these coming soon.&lt;br /&gt;
  4686. &lt;br /&gt;
  4687. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4688.            <link></link>
  4689.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2235</guid>
  4690.            <pubDate>Sat, 28 Oct 2017 14:00:10 -0400</pubDate>
  4691.        </item>
  4692.        <item>
  4693.            <title>How to Add a Twitter Feed to Your RSS Reader</title>
  4694.            <description>Those of you who are in a habit of maintaining an RSS reader to consume information from worldwide publications, authors and people you’re interested in hearing from, here is a tool to help you do so on Twitter.&lt;br /&gt;
  4695. &lt;br /&gt;
  4696. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4697.            <link></link>
  4698.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2234</guid>
  4699.            <pubDate>Fri, 20 Oct 2017 09:00:00 -0400</pubDate>
  4700.        </item>
  4701.        <item>
  4702.            <title>Googling Indexing Your Podcast Feed</title>
  4703.            <description>While there may be businesses that specify in SEO, to many, Google Search Engine Optimization remains a mystery. In fact, Google is constantly making changes, refining how they want results to be displayed to its users.&lt;br /&gt;
  4704. &lt;br /&gt;
  4705. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4706.            <link></link>
  4707.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2233</guid>
  4708.            <pubDate>Wed, 18 Oct 2017 09:00:00 -0400</pubDate>
  4709.        </item>
  4710.        <item>
  4711.            <title>Five Android apps to feed your RSS needs</title>
  4712.            <description>RSS offers an efficient way to stay in the know, but the right newsreader can make a big difference. Here are five outstanding Android apps that should do the trick.&lt;br /&gt;
  4713. &lt;br /&gt;
  4714. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4715.            <link></link>
  4716.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2232</guid>
  4717.            <pubDate>Mon, 16 Oct 2017 09:00:00 -0400</pubDate>
  4718.        </item>
  4719.        <item>
  4720.            <title>5 Social Media Trends That Will Have Maximum Impact in 2018</title>
  4721.            <description>With more and more brands trying to connect with audiences across an array of social channels, the attention span of people is on a decline.&lt;br /&gt;
  4722. &lt;br /&gt;
  4723. Businesses need to quickly figure out what’s best for their audiences in order to generate better engagement and increased brand loyalty.&lt;br /&gt;
  4724. &lt;br /&gt;
  4725. Here are five crucial social media trends that will have the maximum impact on your social media strategy in 2018 and ahead.&lt;br /&gt;
  4726. &lt;br /&gt;
  4727. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4728.            <link></link>
  4729.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2231</guid>
  4730.            <pubDate>Fri, 13 Oct 2017 09:00:00 -0400</pubDate>
  4731.        </item>
  4732.        <item>
  4733.            <title>Researchers are studying your social media. What do you think of that?</title>
  4734.            <description>Have you tweeted, posted an Instagram photo or just generally engaged in social media before? Then it’s possible you have been part of a research experiment of sorts. Think that raises some ethical questions? You are not the only one.&lt;br /&gt;
  4735. &lt;br /&gt;
  4736. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4737.            <link></link>
  4738.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2230</guid>
  4739.            <pubDate>Wed, 11 Oct 2017 09:00:00 -0400</pubDate>
  4740.        </item>
  4741.        <item>
  4742.            <title>Why RSS Still Beats Facebook and Twitter for Tracking News</title>
  4743.            <description>You would be forgiven for thinking RSS died off with the passing of Google Reader, but our old friend Really Simple Syndication (or Rich Site Summary) still has a role to play on the web of 2017. It is faster, more efficient, and you will not have to worry as much about accidentally leaking your news reading habit to all your Facebook friends. &lt;br /&gt;
  4744. &lt;br /&gt;
  4745. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4746.            <link></link>
  4747.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2229</guid>
  4748.            <pubDate>Mon, 9 Oct 2017 09:00:00 -0400</pubDate>
  4749.        </item>
  4750.        <item>
  4751.            <title>Where Is Social Media Headed in 2018 and Beyond?</title>
  4752.            <description>It is important for entrepreneurs to understand how social media is evolving and changing -- 2.8 billion people use social media. In terms of advertising new products and services, there are few things more potent and ubiquitous than social media.&lt;br /&gt;
  4753. &lt;br /&gt;
  4754. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4755.            <link></link>
  4756.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2228</guid>
  4757.            <pubDate>Fri, 6 Oct 2017 09:00:00 -0400</pubDate>
  4758.        </item>
  4759.        <item>
  4760.            <title>6 Social Media Trends to Prepare for in 2018</title>
  4761.            <description>2018 is only four months away, and brands have to prepare to take advantage of the opportunities social media presents -- or their competitors will.&lt;br /&gt;
  4762. &lt;br /&gt;
  4763. When it comes to reaching audiences, effectively distributing your content, and building a following around your brand, social media offers a wealth of possibilities. It&apos;s where your audiences already live and engage with content, which makes it a convenient platform for brands. Its built-in analytics allow you to track and improve your efforts over time. Plus, all the free social-media tools make it easy to use and maintain an active presence.&lt;br /&gt;
  4764. &lt;br /&gt;
  4765. As you look ahead to 2018 and begin planning for ways to strengthen your social strategy, it is important to keep a pulse on trends. &lt;br /&gt;
  4766. &lt;br /&gt;
  4767. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4768.            <link></link>
  4769.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2227</guid>
  4770.            <pubDate>Wed, 4 Oct 2017 09:00:00 -0400</pubDate>
  4771.        </item>
  4772.        <item>
  4773.            <title>How to Create Powerful Social Network Platform in 8 Steps</title>
  4774.            <description>How did Mark Zuckerberg change the world? He built a global community that brings people closer together. The origins of Facebook are available to the general public. Everyone is familiar with the story of building social network platform that will greatly impact human relations and economy. Mark&apos;s vision of community opened a door to many variations of social media network platforms that today exist. Jack Dorsey created Twitter in March 2006. Rome may not have been built in a day, but Twitter was built in just two weeks, says Jack.&lt;br /&gt;
  4775. &lt;br /&gt;
  4776. A few years later Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger built a pared - down photo app today known as Instagram.&lt;br /&gt;
  4777. &lt;br /&gt;
  4778. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4779.            <link></link>
  4780.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2226</guid>
  4781.            <pubDate>Mon, 2 Oct 2017 09:00:00 -0400</pubDate>
  4782.        </item>
  4783.        <item>
  4784.            <title>The Impact of Social Media on Todays Teenagers</title>
  4785.            <description>Currently, the world’s population is 7.5 billion, 3.8 billion are internet users and 2.8 billion of them are social media users. 1.8 billion of the entire world population is made up by teenagers from the ages of 13-19 years old. Instagram alone has 500 million active monthly users. Instagram users have shared over 40 billion photos to date and share an average of 95 million photos and videos per day. Snapchat has 166 million daily users. Although adults do also use some social media, teenagers are the majority of users.&lt;br /&gt;
  4786. &lt;br /&gt;
  4787. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4788.            <link></link>
  4789.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2225</guid>
  4790.            <pubDate>Fri, 29 Sep 2017 09:00:00 -0400</pubDate>
  4791.        </item>
  4792.        <item>
  4793.            <title>Feed Hawk hunts down YouTube channel RSS feeds for you</title>
  4794.            <description>Are you still using RSS? If you are (and you should be, as we’ll see in a moment), then you should use the Feed Hawk app on your iPhone and iPad. Feed Hawk puts itself in your iOS Share Sheet and locates the RSS feed(s) from any website you visit. If you want, it can automatically subscribe you to the RSS feed in your RSS reader of choice.&lt;br /&gt;
  4795. &lt;br /&gt;
  4796. The latest version of Feed Hawk can even find feeds for YouTube channels. That, in case you are wondering, is huge.&lt;br /&gt;
  4797. &lt;br /&gt;
  4798. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4799.            <link></link>
  4800.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2224</guid>
  4801.            <pubDate>Wed, 27 Sep 2017 09:00:00 -0400</pubDate>
  4802.        </item>
  4803.        <item>
  4804.            <title>Time Saving Tool</title>
  4805.            <description>I am going to mostly skip talking about what RSS is beyonds a lightweight summary of web site news stories, blog posts. An RSS reader allows you, in one interface, to quickly skim the recent publications for mayne 100s of web sites.. without having to visit them.&lt;br /&gt;
  4806. &lt;br /&gt;
  4807. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4808.            <link></link>
  4809.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2223</guid>
  4810.            <pubDate>Mon, 25 Sep 2017 09:00:49 -0400</pubDate>
  4811.        </item>
  4812.        <item>
  4813.            <title>A Different Take on a RSS Feed Reader</title>
  4814.            <description>Unlike traditional news feeds that invade user privacy, show ads, and track users across the web, Top Bottom Center is a new content feed that bursts filter bubbles by providing the smartest, funniest, and most flexible news feed ever. Private content feeds give the best information and entertainment, all in one feed.&lt;br /&gt;
  4815. &lt;br /&gt;
  4816. Content is pulled from a variety of diverse, top-tier sources to give broader perspectives directly from the world&apos;s leading thinkers, entertainers, and content producers. Stories feature information from politically and socially diverse sources right next to each other to remove the echo chamber and ideological bubbles of social media.&lt;br /&gt;
  4817. &lt;br /&gt;
  4818. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4819.            <link></link>
  4820.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2222</guid>
  4821.            <pubDate>Fri, 22 Sep 2017 09:00:00 -0400</pubDate>
  4822.        </item>
  4823.        <item>
  4824.            <title>9 Inspired Productivity Tools For Entrepreneurs</title>
  4825.            <description>Time is an entrepreneurs most valuable and elusive resource. Seizing the day seems like an impossible task, and staying organized is a constant battle. Many software solutions have tried to solve the eternal entrepreneurial bottleneck, and some of them have succeeded in creating effective solutions&lt;br /&gt;
  4826. &lt;br /&gt;
  4827. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4828.            <link></link>
  4829.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2221</guid>
  4830.            <pubDate>Wed, 20 Sep 2017 09:00:00 -0400</pubDate>
  4831.        </item>
  4832.        <item>
  4833.            <title>JSON Feed - The New RSS?</title>
  4834.            <description>JSON Feed is a new take on the web syndication format, but unlike RSS and Atom it&apos;s in JSON, not XML. So what does it try to do better?&lt;br /&gt;
  4835. &lt;br /&gt;
  4836. Mainly overcome the perils of XML; it&apos;s complex, heavyweight, difficult to parse and not in sync with the current trend wanting web data exchange happening almost exclusively in JSON document representation.&lt;br /&gt;
  4837. &lt;br /&gt;
  4838. In contrast, JSON is easier to both write and parse, manipulate and consume, especially given that its data types are exact reflections of their native Javascript counterparts.&lt;br /&gt;
  4839. &lt;br /&gt;
  4840. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4841.            <link></link>
  4842.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2220</guid>
  4843.            <pubDate>Mon, 18 Sep 2017 09:00:00 -0400</pubDate>
  4844.        </item>
  4845.        <item>
  4846.            <title>The Truth About Content Syndication and Duplicate Content</title>
  4847.            <description>It takes time to build an audience: you need to attract them to your site, which they’ve likely never heard of, and convert them into loyal readers, so they come back and tell their friends – and eventually turn into customers, which is the whole goal of content marketing. &lt;br /&gt;
  4848. &lt;br /&gt;
  4849. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;The Truth About Content Syndication and Duplicate Content&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4850.            <link></link>
  4851.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2219</guid>
  4852.            <pubDate>Thu, 14 Sep 2017 12:37:09 -0400</pubDate>
  4853.        </item>
  4854.        <item>
  4855.            <title>Content Marketing is the next wave in the communication space</title>
  4856.            <description>Content marketing paved its way into the global village a decade back and has immediately shone up to fame with the coming of new media. Business houses across the globe are increasingly developing solutions for content marketing. &lt;br /&gt;
  4857. &lt;br /&gt;
  4858. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4859.            <link></link>
  4860.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2218</guid>
  4861.            <pubDate>Tue, 12 Sep 2017 12:01:56 -0400</pubDate>
  4862.        </item>
  4863.        <item>
  4864.            <title>Will Blockchain Reinvent Social Media?</title>
  4865.            <description>Social media is everywhere. The big players in the industry carry billions of users and boast massive layers of data and content. These days, though, social media may be in for a major change, possibly due to the rise of blockchain.&lt;br /&gt;
  4866. &lt;br /&gt;
  4867. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;Will Blockchain Reinvent Social Media?&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4868.            <link></link>
  4869.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2217</guid>
  4870.            <pubDate>Sun, 10 Sep 2017 12:00:23 -0400</pubDate>
  4871.        </item>
  4872.        <item>
  4873.            <title>Structure Your XML Sitemap As You Like</title>
  4874.            <description>Google loves XML Sitemaps, it gives their bots an easy way to discover all your content. Even better, it gives webmasters a way to see how many of their URLs in their sitemap file were indexed and which URLs were not. But when it comes to how you should structure your XML sitemap file, that is totally up to you.&lt;br /&gt;
  4875. &lt;br /&gt;
  4876. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;Structure Your XML Sitemap As You Like&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4877.            <link></link>
  4878.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2216</guid>
  4879.            <pubDate>Fri, 8 Sep 2017 11:58:57 -0400</pubDate>
  4880.        </item>
  4881.        <item>
  4882.            <title>Facebook Anonymously Launched Social Media App In China</title>
  4883.            <description>Facebook anonymously launched a photo-sharing app in China in a new effort to make inroads in the worlds most populous country.&lt;br /&gt;
  4884. &lt;br /&gt;
  4885. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;Facebook Anonymously Launched Social Media App In China&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4886.            <link></link>
  4887.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2215</guid>
  4888.            <pubDate>Wed, 6 Sep 2017 11:57:39 -0400</pubDate>
  4889.        </item>
  4890.        <item>
  4891.            <title>10 things you need to do to create an engaging social media presence</title>
  4892.            <description>As of this year, about 81% of the United States population uses at least one social media platform. That number is growing by roughly 5% per year. At this rate, 100% of the United States will have a social media profile on at least one platform by 2021.&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&lt;br /&gt;
  4893. &lt;br /&gt;
  4894. Businesspeople searching for the ideal marketing channel to engage prospects should look no further than social networks. Social media provides companies with ample information to create messages targeted to valuable niche audiences, and given the statistics, it is inevitable that the audience you are trying to reach is on at least one social network.&lt;br /&gt;
  4895. &lt;br /&gt;
  4896. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4897.            <link></link>
  4898.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2214</guid>
  4899.            <pubDate>Mon, 4 Sep 2017 11:55:53 -0400</pubDate>
  4900.        </item>
  4901.        <item>
  4902.            <title>JSON vs. XML: The battle for format supremacy may be wasted energy</title>
  4903.            <description>Back in the late 90s, when standards were proprietary and communication protocols complicated, two data formats appeared on the horizon. The first was the extensible markup language, born as an extension of an existing markup language standard (XML), and designed (by an open committee) with the purpose of storing and defining documents and data through the optional use of a schema.&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;The other, JavaScript Object Notation (JSON), born out of a programming language, was almost the exact opposite – a serialization format with requirements so simple they fit on the back of a business card. XML exploded in application development and communication platforms in the 2000s due in large part to the sheer demand for a human readable, vendor-neutral data format that was easy to read, write and share. As applications and platforms evolved and efficiency grew in priority, APIs evolved to become leaner, and JSON overtook XML as the preferred data interchange format among developers across many technology stacks.&lt;br /&gt;
  4904. &lt;br /&gt;
  4905. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;JSON vs. XML: The battle for format supremacy may be wasted energy&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4906.            <link></link>
  4907.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2213</guid>
  4908.            <pubDate>Fri, 1 Sep 2017 11:54:05 -0400</pubDate>
  4909.        </item>
  4910.        <item>
  4911.            <title>Feed Hawk Is Useful But Not Essential for RSS Junkies</title>
  4912.            <description>Many information junkies keep up with their favorite Web sites by subscribing to their RSS feeds, pulling the latest updates from those sites into a central location for efficient perusal.&lt;br /&gt;
  4913. &lt;br /&gt;
  4914. I rely heavily on RSS to keep me abreast of the latest tech news. I am also addicted to political sites during this years bizarre presidential election, and I have tapped into a host of feeds to keep me up to date on the latest antics from the candidates.&lt;br /&gt;
  4915. &lt;br /&gt;
  4916. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;Feed Hawk Is Useful But Not Essential for RSS Junk&lt;/a&gt;ies</description>
  4917.            <link></link>
  4918.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2212</guid>
  4919.            <pubDate>Wed, 30 Aug 2017 11:52:41 -0400</pubDate>
  4920.        </item>
  4921.        <item>
  4922.            <title>What is social media and how did it grow so quickly?</title>
  4923.            <description>The popular social media platforms are obvious to most people – Facebook has a UK audience of some 40 million, LinkedIn and Twitter both exceed 20 million, and Instagram, Pinterest and Snapchat have close to 10 million each. The reach of these platforms makes it clear that social media is now ubiquitous. But for all the big name players, what is the definition of social media? Where did it come from? And how did it gain such an important role in our lives so quickly?&lt;br /&gt;
  4924. &lt;br /&gt;
  4925. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;What is social media and how did it grow so quickly?&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4926.            <link></link>
  4927.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2211</guid>
  4928.            <pubDate>Mon, 28 Aug 2017 11:51:43 -0400</pubDate>
  4929.        </item>
  4930.        <item>
  4931.            <title>Is Social Media Making Me Miserable?</title>
  4932.            <description>Back in 1970, the technology writer Alvin Toffler published a book called Future Shock, which became an international bestseller. The book is about how humans struggle with too much technological change in too short a time—and it is all-too relevant today. Social media now dictates how people interact with friends, read the news and navigate their day-to-day existence.&lt;br /&gt;
  4933. &lt;br /&gt;
  4934. What is all that doing to the human psyche?&lt;br /&gt;
  4935. &lt;br /&gt;
  4936. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;Is Social Media Making Me Miserable?&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4937.            <link></link>
  4938.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2210</guid>
  4939.            <pubDate>Sat, 26 Aug 2017 11:50:15 -0400</pubDate>
  4940.        </item>
  4941.        <item>
  4942.            <title>5 open source RSS feed readers</title>
  4943.            <description>When Google Reader was discontinued four years ago, many &lt;i&gt;technology experts&lt;/i&gt; called it the end of RSS feeds.&lt;br /&gt;
  4944. &lt;br /&gt;
  4945. And it is true that for some people, social media and other aggregation tools are filling a need that feed readers for RSS, Atom, and other syndication formats once served. But old technologies never really die just because new technologies come along, particularly if the new technology does not perfectly replicate all of the use cases of the old one. The target audience for a technology might change a bit, and the tools people use to consume the technology might change, too.&lt;br /&gt;
  4946. &lt;br /&gt;
  4947. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;5 open source RSS feed readers&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4948.            <link></link>
  4949.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2209</guid>
  4950.            <pubDate>Thu, 24 Aug 2017 11:48:33 -0400</pubDate>
  4951.        </item>
  4952.        <item>
  4953.            <title>Why Social Media Users Should Never Lower Their Guard</title>
  4954.            <description>When it comes to social media, especially Facebook and Twitter, I am guarded when it comes to whom I friend or follow. I use Facebook almost exclusively to connect with friends, family or business acquaintances. I use Twitter mostly for news and commentary that&apos;s of interest to me personally.&lt;br /&gt;
  4955. &lt;br /&gt;
  4956. But there is another social media site I use a lot, and that is LinkedIn. LinkedIn differs from Facebook and Twitters generalized social interactions by focusing on helping people make and maintain professional connections. LinkedIn was purchased last year by Microsoft for $26.2 billion, and has become Redmonds foray into social media.&lt;br /&gt;
  4957. &lt;br /&gt;
  4958. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;Social Media Security&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4959.            <link></link>
  4960.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2208</guid>
  4961.            <pubDate>Tue, 22 Aug 2017 11:46:03 -0400</pubDate>
  4962.        </item>
  4963.        <item>
  4964.            <title>Social Media Demographics</title>
  4965.            <description>Social networks are here to stay, and they are constantly evolving. Globally, more than 2.8 billion people — or 37% of the world&apos;s population — use social media, but the way those users interact with each other, and the platforms they adopt, vary widely.&lt;br /&gt;
  4966. &lt;br /&gt;
  4967. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;Social Media Demographics&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4968.            <link></link>
  4969.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2207</guid>
  4970.            <pubDate>Sun, 20 Aug 2017 11:44:47 -0400</pubDate>
  4971.        </item>
  4972.        <item>
  4973.            <title>How to Add a Twitter Feed to Your RSS Reader</title>
  4974.            <description>Twitter is one of the foremost platforms for gaining information quickly as all the major news publications and companies are breaking news about new happening around the world on Twitter.&lt;br /&gt;
  4975. &lt;br /&gt;
  4976. Scratch that, even influencers, athletes and other celebrities are constantly divulging information on Twitter and many of you might be interested in not missing out on their tweets.&lt;br /&gt;
  4977. &lt;br /&gt;
  4978. And for those of you who are in a habit of maintaining an RSS reader to consume information from worldwide publications, authors and people you’re interested in hearing from, here is a tool to help you do so on Twitter.&lt;br /&gt;
  4979. &lt;br /&gt;
  4980. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;How to Add a Twitter Feed to Your RSS Reader&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4981.            <link></link>
  4982.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2206</guid>
  4983.            <pubDate>Fri, 18 Aug 2017 11:43:05 -0400</pubDate>
  4984.        </item>
  4985.        <item>
  4986.            <title>Looking for Tech Advice</title>
  4987.            <description>I need to create a new RSS feed from an existing feed, with just a simple change: I want to add the authors name into each title so that a post from (say) me with the title &lt;i&gt;Looking for tech advice&lt;/i&gt; would be changed to have the title&lt;br /&gt;
  4988. &lt;br /&gt;
  4989. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;Tech Advice&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4990.            <link></link>
  4991.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2205</guid>
  4992.            <pubDate>Wed, 16 Aug 2017 11:40:57 -0400</pubDate>
  4993.        </item>
  4994.        <item>
  4995.            <title>The Top 6 RSS Reader Apps for iOS</title>
  4996.            <description>RSS really does not get as much love as it used to, and that is actually a shame. Being able to pull stories from multiple sources into one good app is great, especially when you can customize these to show what’s important to you. &lt;br /&gt;
  4997. &lt;br /&gt;
  4998. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;The Top 6 RSS Reader Apps for iOS&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  4999.            <link></link>
  5000.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2204</guid>
  5001.            <pubDate>Mon, 14 Aug 2017 09:59:00 -0400</pubDate>
  5002.        </item>
  5003.        <item>
  5004.            <title>AI Identifies Coded Hate Speech on Social Media</title>
  5005.            <description>
  5006.                <![CDATA[<i>Now, analysts at New Yorks University of Rochester are fighting back with an AI of their own.</i><br />
  5007. <i></i><br />
  5008. <i>The team collected about a quarter of a million unique English tweets from between Sept. 23—the first reported incident of hate-code words—and Oct. 18—a week after the second US presidential election debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.</i><br />
  5009. <i></i><br />
  5010. <i>There were some interesting observations that we noted.</i><br />
  5011. <br />
  5012. <a href="" target="_blank">complete article</a>]]>
  5013.            </description>
  5014.            <link></link>
  5015.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2203</guid>
  5016.            <pubDate>Fri, 14 Apr 2017 09:00:00 -0400</pubDate>
  5017.        </item>
  5018.        <item>
  5019.            <title>Can social media be regulated?</title>
  5020.            <description>If millennials are the yardstick by which we measure what drives communication on social media, then it would seem that all eyes should be on social messaging platforms such as WhatsApp this year. This is the view of Dominique Pienaar, CEO of DUO Marketing &amp; Communications, who says these platforms are becoming increasingly popular due largely to the immediacy of contact and response and are certainly preferred platforms among the millennial market when it comes to one on one, broadcast and group communication.&lt;br /&gt;
  5021. &lt;br /&gt;
  5022. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  5023.            <link></link>
  5024.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2202</guid>
  5025.            <pubDate>Wed, 12 Apr 2017 09:00:22 -0400</pubDate>
  5026.        </item>
  5027.        <item>
  5028.            <title>Social media: Marketing in a digital age</title>
  5029.            <description>What was once a world of snail mail, magazines, and newspapers is now a world of cell phones, email and social media. There is no mistaking the up rise and importance of new technology in what is now a digital age. In the past, advertising was a more simplified process. You could advertise in a newspaper or magazine, or leave flyers on someone’s doorstep or mailbox. You could buy air time for a commercial or buy space on a billboard. However, as technology grew and evolved, so did our methods of advertising. &lt;br /&gt;
  5030. &lt;br /&gt;
  5031. What should I do to advertise my business? &lt;br /&gt;
  5032. &lt;br /&gt;
  5033. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  5034.            <link></link>
  5035.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2201</guid>
  5036.            <pubDate>Mon, 10 Apr 2017 21:00:00 -0400</pubDate>
  5037.        </item>
  5038.        <item>
  5039.            <title>Five Android apps to feed your RSS needs</title>
  5040.            <description>If you are a news junkie, you probably depend on various and sundry RSS feeds—so you most likely need a handy app to curate them into a single, easy-to-use location. Fortunately, plenty of Android apps are available to handle all your RSS needs.&lt;br /&gt;
  5041. &lt;br /&gt;
  5042. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  5043.            <link></link>
  5044.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2200</guid>
  5045.            <pubDate>Fri, 7 Apr 2017 09:17:25 -0400</pubDate>
  5046.        </item>
  5047.        <item>
  5048.            <title>How to Be More Productive on Social Media</title>
  5049.            <description>Anyone who has invested time managing and growing a social media following knows that it can turn into a time vacuum. Open up Instagram and suddenly you find yourself scrolling through beautiful photos from your friends excursion to Iceland. Those ponies are so photogenic with their manes blowing in the icy wind! Logging in, posting and getting out without being distracted is a challenge even the most self-disciplined struggle with.&lt;br /&gt;
  5050. &lt;br /&gt;
  5051. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  5052.            <link></link>
  5053.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2199</guid>
  5054.            <pubDate>Wed, 5 Apr 2017 09:00:00 -0400</pubDate>
  5055.        </item>
  5056.        <item>
  5057.            <title>The Most Popular Social Networks With Millennials, Gen X, and Baby Boomers</title>
  5058.            <description>Although Facebook is the most popular social network across generations, it is not as dominant with younger people as it is with older ones, according to recent research from Sprout Social.&lt;br /&gt;
  5059. &lt;br /&gt;
  5060. The report was based on data from a survey conducted in January 2017 of 1,000 Millennials (age 18-34), Gen Xers (age 34-54), and Baby Boomers (age 55+) in the United States.&lt;br /&gt;
  5061. &lt;br /&gt;
  5062. Some of 65% of Gen Xers as well as Baby Boomers say Facebook is their favorite social network.&lt;br /&gt;
  5063. &lt;br /&gt;
  5064. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  5065.            <link></link>
  5066.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2198</guid>
  5067.            <pubDate>Mon, 3 Apr 2017 09:00:40 -0400</pubDate>
  5068.        </item>
  5069.        <item>
  5070.            <title>Predicting the Impact of Social Networks</title>
  5071.            <description>If you have ever bought an item that a celebrity recommended on Twitter or been persuaded by a discussion with a Facebook friend, you know that social media can impact your behavior and opinions. But you might be surprised to know that there is a science behind social media interactions.&lt;br /&gt;
  5072. &lt;br /&gt;
  5073. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  5074.            <link></link>
  5075.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2197</guid>
  5076.            <pubDate>Sat, 1 Apr 2017 09:00:00 -0400</pubDate>
  5077.        </item>
  5078.        <item>
  5079.            <title>Why the Rise of Bots is a Concern for Social Networks</title>
  5080.            <description>Social media is quickly becoming the most important tool used for businesses. If you think social media is not worth your time then surely you are missing out on one of the most powerful social media marketing tools available to you. A number of brands have experimented with social bots that can help them improve their customer process. A growing amount of social media content is generated by autonomous entities known as social bots.&lt;br /&gt;
  5081. &lt;br /&gt;
  5082. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  5083.            <link></link>
  5084.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2196</guid>
  5085.            <pubDate>Thu, 30 Mar 2017 09:00:00 -0400</pubDate>
  5086.        </item>
  5087.        <item>
  5088.            <title>Looking for tech advice: Editing an RSS feed</title>
  5089.            <description>Struggling to edit an RSS Feed? Our advice use &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;FeedForAll&lt;/a&gt; for creating and editing existing RSS feeds.</description>
  5090.            <link></link>
  5091.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2195</guid>
  5092.            <pubDate>Tue, 28 Mar 2017 09:00:00 -0400</pubDate>
  5093.        </item>
  5094.        <item>
  5095.            <title>How To Syndicate Your Blog</title>
  5096.            <description>If you have ever tried your hand at blogging then you are already aware it can be more challenging than others may assume. Between all of the brainstorming, research, writing, and editing, you are devoting a lot of time to just one piece of content. While that content is extremely useful, there just may be times when you can’t find the time to create amazing blog posts on a daily basis. This is where content syndication comes into play.&lt;br /&gt;
  5097. &lt;br /&gt;
  5098. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  5099.            <link></link>
  5100.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2194</guid>
  5101.            <pubDate>Sun, 26 Mar 2017 09:00:00 -0500</pubDate>
  5102.        </item>
  5103.        <item>
  5104.            <title>Branding Risks to Syndication Networks</title>
  5105.            <description>Syndication represents a very useful way to expand your reach, build your audience, and contribute to your industrys thought leadership. The quality of your message influences the quality of your customer development and engagement results, but this is often not enough.&lt;br /&gt;
  5106. &lt;br /&gt;
  5107. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  5108.            <link></link>
  5109.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2193</guid>
  5110.            <pubDate>Wed, 22 Mar 2017 09:00:25 -0500</pubDate>
  5111.        </item>
  5112.        <item>
  5113.            <title>Social Media Are Driving Americans Insane</title>
  5114.            <description>Last week, the APA released a study finding that Americans were experiencing the first statistically significant stress increase in the surveys 10-year history. In January, 57 percent of respondents of all political stripes said the U.S. political climate was a very or somewhat significant source of stress, up from 52 percent who said the same thing in August. &lt;br /&gt;
  5115. &lt;br /&gt;
  5116. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  5117.            <link></link>
  5118.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2192</guid>
  5119.            <pubDate>Mon, 20 Mar 2017 09:00:00 -0500</pubDate>
  5120.        </item>
  5121.        <item>
  5122.            <title>The pros and cons of regulating social media</title>
  5123.            <description>In Manilla a&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;technology law expert casts doubt on the effectiveness of House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez&apos;s proposed bill seeking to regulate social media use in the Philippines.&lt;br /&gt;
  5124. &lt;br /&gt;
  5125. Under House Bill 5012, a person can be penalized for creating a social media account using someone elses identity. Alvarezs proposed measure also mandates social media networks to verify the identity of their users.&lt;br /&gt;
  5126. &lt;br /&gt;
  5127. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  5128.            <link></link>
  5129.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2191</guid>
  5130.            <pubDate>Fri, 17 Mar 2017 09:00:00 -0500</pubDate>
  5131.        </item>
  5132.        <item>
  5133.            <title>Lego Life Social Networking for Kids</title>
  5134.            <description>There are Lego bricks and Lego movies, Lego videogames and Lego books. The stackable, sortable plastic molds permeate all corners of society. Today, it carves out a new space online: Lego Life, a social network built specifically for kids. The entire experience is contained within an app that is available in the App Store and in Google Play.&lt;br /&gt;
  5135. &lt;br /&gt;
  5136. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  5137.            <link></link>
  5138.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2190</guid>
  5139.            <pubDate>Wed, 15 Mar 2017 09:00:00 -0500</pubDate>
  5140.        </item>
  5141.        <item>
  5142.            <title>How to Use RSS Feeds</title>
  5143.            <description>The internet is a big place, to say the least. With more than a billion existing pages and thousands more being created each day, there is a wealth of great sites offering fantastic content free of charge. But with such a massive torrent of media being produced each and every day, it can often be tough to keep up with all your favorite websites. So, how do we alleviate this problem?&lt;br /&gt;
  5144. &lt;br /&gt;
  5145. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br /&gt;</description>
  5146.            <link></link>
  5147.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2189</guid>
  5148.            <pubDate>Mon, 13 Mar 2017 12:28:39 -0500</pubDate>
  5149.        </item>
  5150.        <item>
  5151.            <title>Connect WordPress RSS Feeds to Social Networks</title>
  5152.            <description>Displaying your social media network activity on your website can have tremendous advantages. It shows your readers that you are an active participant in your niche and helps you establish yourself as a thought leader. The best part is that displaying your activity is fast and easy in WordPress.&lt;br /&gt;
  5153. &lt;br /&gt;
  5154. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  5155.            <link></link>
  5156.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2188</guid>
  5157.            <pubDate>Sat, 11 Mar 2017 09:00:00 -0500</pubDate>
  5158.        </item>
  5159.        <item>
  5160.            <title>Fishbrain is a social network for fisherman</title>
  5161.            <description>In an age of pervasive digital entrepreneurism, there is a social network for practically every subculture under the sun. Take Codias, for example — it is a network for political conservatives. There’s Sermo, a forum for doctors. And HoffSpace is an internet fan club dedicated to television star David HasselHoff. But one of the fastest-growing niche networks has nothing to do with politics, profession, or celebrity obsession. It is called Fishbrain, and it is a social network for fishermen.&lt;br /&gt;
  5162. &lt;br /&gt;
  5163. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  5164.            <link></link>
  5165.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2187</guid>
  5166.            <pubDate>Thu, 9 Mar 2017 09:00:00 -0500</pubDate>
  5167.        </item>
  5168.        <item>
  5169.            <title>A World Map Of The Most Popular Social Networks</title>
  5170.            <description>We think the world is dominated by Facebook, but is it really the world’s favourite social network? And what about the second most popular social networks? Lets check the world map!&lt;br /&gt;
  5171. &lt;br /&gt;
  5172. I won’t keep you hanging. Yes, Facebook is still the worlds most popular social network, and by far. But the following maps, designed by Vincenzo Cosenza, are still full of interesting – and sometimes surprising – insights on how the world uses social media platforms.&lt;br /&gt;
  5173. &lt;br /&gt;
  5174. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  5175.            <link></link>
  5176.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2186</guid>
  5177.            <pubDate>Tue, 7 Mar 2017 09:00:00 -0500</pubDate>
  5178.        </item>
  5179.        <item>
  5180.            <title>Facebook shows no sign of stopping, now has 1.86 billion users</title>
  5181.            <description>Facebook is under quite a bit of pressure of late. It&apos;s trying to fix the rise of fake news and clickbait on its News Feed and, more recently, it&apos;s had to deal with the Zenimax lawsuit against Oculus. But all of that hasn&apos;t eaten into Facebook&apos;s bottom line. As its Q4 2016 earnings report shows, the company once again raked in cash hand over fist, with $8.8 billion in revenue and $3.56 billion in profit. &lt;br /&gt;
  5182. &lt;br /&gt;
  5183. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  5184.            <link></link>
  5185.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2185</guid>
  5186.            <pubDate>Sun, 5 Mar 2017 09:00:00 -0500</pubDate>
  5187.        </item>
  5188.        <item>
  5189.            <title>Best RSS feed readers</title>
  5190.            <description>Not familiar with RSS feeds? It is where you compile all of your favorite internet content into one feed, so you do not have to individually be keeping up with health-exercise websites, food blogs, travel diaries, and so on. When you sign up for an RSS feed reader, all those things are in one place.&lt;br /&gt;
  5191. &lt;br /&gt;
  5192. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  5193.            <link></link>
  5194.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2184</guid>
  5195.            <pubDate>Fri, 3 Mar 2017 09:00:00 -0500</pubDate>
  5196.        </item>
  5197.        <item>
  5198.            <title> Social Media Automation</title>
  5199.            <description> is Here to Stay. Now that I got that out, lets talk about social media automation and RSS feeds. Keeping social media accounts active is one of the most important components of having success with social media. With that in mind, I am going to introduce you to a great RSS feeding tool called is used to RSS feed posts to your social media accounts. &lt;br /&gt;
  5200. &lt;br /&gt;
  5201. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  5202.            <link></link>
  5203.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2183</guid>
  5204.            <pubDate>Wed, 1 Mar 2017 09:00:00 -0500</pubDate>
  5205.        </item>
  5206.        <item>
  5207.            <title>How To Build Your Podcast Audience By Guesting</title>
  5208.            <description>Podcasting is hard, time-consuming work, and it can be incredibly frustrating when your shiny new episode only gets a handful of downloads.&lt;br /&gt;
  5209. &lt;br /&gt;
  5210. There are many different strategies you can use to build your audience, but today we&apos;re going to focus on guest podcasting, which I will lovingly refer to as &lt;i&gt;guesting.&lt;/i&gt;&lt;br /&gt;
  5211. &lt;br /&gt;
  5212. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  5213.            <link></link>
  5214.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2182</guid>
  5215.            <pubDate>Mon, 27 Feb 2017 09:00:00 -0500</pubDate>
  5216.        </item>
  5217.        <item>
  5218.            <title>4 Ways to Master Social Media Etiquette in Sales</title>
  5219.            <description>Chances are if you are in sales, social media is already a prominent part of your personal life. And now, thanks to social selling, it is hopefully a big part of your professional life as well. Incorporating social media into the workplace has brought many opportunities, but also many questions. You may be wondering how to best navigate social networks with your sales prospecting goals in mind. &lt;br /&gt;
  5220. &lt;br /&gt;
  5221. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  5222.            <link></link>
  5223.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2181</guid>
  5224.            <pubDate>Thu, 23 Feb 2017 09:00:00 -0500</pubDate>
  5225.        </item>
  5226.        <item>
  5227.            <title>How Social Media Went From Exciting To Ingrained In Our Lives</title>
  5228.            <description>Chances are if you are in sales, social media is already a prominent part of your personal life. And now, thanks to social selling, it is hopefully a big part of your professional life as well. Incorporating social media into the workplace has brought many opportunities, but also many questions. You may be wondering how to best navigate social networks with your sales prospecting goals in mind. &lt;br /&gt;
  5229. &lt;br /&gt;
  5230. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  5231.            <link></link>
  5232.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2180</guid>
  5233.            <pubDate>Tue, 21 Feb 2017 09:00:00 -0500</pubDate>
  5234.        </item>
  5235.        <item>
  5236.            <title>The wrath of social media! Face-to-face conversation becoming a passé</title>
  5237.            <description>With social media substituting real-life communication, one-third of people communicate less face-to-face with their loved ones, a key factor for damaging relationships, a study has found.&lt;br /&gt;
  5238. &lt;br /&gt;
  5239. The findings showed that a significant third of people communicate less with their parents (31 per cent), children (33 per cent), partners (23 per cent) and friends (35 per cent) because they can see and communicate with them via social media. &lt;br /&gt;
  5240. &lt;br /&gt;
  5241. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  5242.            <link></link>
  5243.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2179</guid>
  5244.            <pubDate>Sun, 19 Feb 2017 09:00:00 -0500</pubDate>
  5245.        </item>
  5246.        <item>
  5247.            <title>Making the most of social media</title>
  5248.            <description>Social media can be a great way to promote your MIT department, lab, center (DLC), or group and to engage with your audience. For those who are new to it, though, running multiple sites for outreach can be daunting. Jenny Fowler, the manager of social media strategy in MITs Communications Initiatives, shares some tips for those starting to build a social media presence.&lt;br /&gt;
  5249. &lt;br /&gt;
  5250. Which platform?&lt;br /&gt;
  5251. The most popular platforms are Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, with Snapchat on the rise. Fowler recommends Facebook for those new to social media. &lt;br /&gt;
  5252. &lt;br /&gt;
  5253. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  5254.            <link></link>
  5255.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2178</guid>
  5256.            <pubDate>Fri, 17 Feb 2017 09:00:00 -0500</pubDate>
  5257.        </item>
  5258.        <item>
  5259.            <title>11 Content Marketing Hacks to Speed up Blogging Growth</title>
  5260.            <description>Writing a blog can be a rewarding way to reach out to your audience, and share your thoughts and knowledge on issues that are relevant to them. When used correctly, your blog posts can increase traffic to your website, and ultimately result in customer conversions.&lt;br /&gt;
  5261. &lt;br /&gt;
  5262. Of course, this all depends on your ability to get new people interested in your blog each day. If you can do this, your success is all but guaranteed.&lt;br /&gt;
  5263. &lt;br /&gt;
  5264. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  5265.            <link></link>
  5266.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2177</guid>
  5267.            <pubDate>Wed, 15 Feb 2017 09:00:00 -0500</pubDate>
  5268.        </item>
  5269.        <item>
  5270.            <title>4 Simple Blogging Platforms You Should Know About</title>
  5271.            <description>Nowadays, creating a blog is a really easy thing to do, as there are services for all tastes and objectives. In addition, today’s major platforms offer numerous features, giving users the options to provide any kind of service.&lt;br /&gt;
  5272. &lt;br /&gt;
  5273. Among the many tips necessary to launch a successful blog, choosing the right platform is important. WordPress, Medium and other platforms are quite well-known, but there are several other free options you should know about. &lt;br /&gt;
  5274. &lt;br /&gt;
  5275. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  5276.            <link></link>
  5277.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2176</guid>
  5278.            <pubDate>Mon, 13 Feb 2017 09:00:00 -0500</pubDate>
  5279.        </item>
  5280.        <item>
  5281.            <title>Guest Blogging: The Winning SEO Strategy Most Bloggers Miss</title>
  5282.            <description>Most of us think of Search Engine Optimization as a feat of technical wizardry, and it can be. From using proper keywords to using tools to automate publishing to social media, being tech savvy plays a big role in getting traffic. The mistake is forgetting that readers do not just have favorite blogs; they have their specific interests. Taking your content and commentary beyond your blog can help build authority and drive a lot of traffic your way. Thats where guest blog posts can be an effective tool. In 2014, Googles Matt Cutts declared guest blogging dead because it had become &lt;i&gt;too spammy.&lt;/i&gt; So why do it? Because Google rewards quality, and a comprehensive, high-quality guest post that links back to your site is at least equally good for SEO as a great post on your own site.&lt;br /&gt;
  5283. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br /&gt;
  5284. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  5285.            <link></link>
  5286.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2175</guid>
  5287.            <pubDate>Sat, 11 Feb 2017 09:00:00 -0500</pubDate>
  5288.        </item>
  5289.        <item>
  5290.            <title>Online Tips from the Experts: To Blog or Not to Blog</title>
  5291.            <description>The key to your websites success is content, content, content. CONTENT IS KING, and you should always be adding and improving content on your site. Blogging is a simple way to strategically add practical content in your own voice strategically to resonate with your target clients/prospects. It is as easy as adding a section on your site called Blog, then just starting!&lt;br /&gt;
  5292. &lt;br /&gt;
  5293. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  5294.            <link></link>
  5295.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2174</guid>
  5296.            <pubDate>Thu, 9 Feb 2017 09:00:00 -0500</pubDate>
  5297.        </item>
  5298.        <item>
  5299.            <title>How To Make Money With Your Business Blog</title>
  5300.            <description>No matter how popular your blog is, it won&apos;t make money if you do not monetize it. And even a well-designed and monetized blog can not make money if you do not know how to promote it. Too many recent posts on this topic have failed to point out that what works for the rich and famous is unlikely to work for your small business.&lt;br /&gt;
  5301. &lt;br /&gt;
  5302. When Neil Patel writes about how to create a blog and mentions that his site earns over $1 million dollars a year, I hope people realize that even when he did this with a brand-new blog, he is still the well-respected, world-famous Neil Patel. &lt;br /&gt;
  5303. &lt;br /&gt;
  5304. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  5305.            <link></link>
  5306.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2173</guid>
  5307.            <pubDate>Tue, 7 Feb 2017 09:00:43 -0500</pubDate>
  5308.        </item>
  5309.        <item>
  5310.            <title>I Used Social Media and Blogging to Become Famous for Nothing</title>
  5311.            <description>In 2006, I set out to brand myself. I had an idea that I shared with the owner of the small company at which I was employed. I called it &lt;i&gt;Publish or Perish, &lt;/i&gt;and despite the lack of originality, the idea was simple, but purposeful: We needed to elevate the name recognition of our company -- quickly.&lt;br /&gt;
  5312. &lt;br /&gt;
  5313. The company had made a fortune working with a niche client, but unwisely, it chose to fly under the competitions radar. In other words, it did the opposite of marketing for fear that if competitors knew how much money it was making from this niche client, it would face stiffer competition. &lt;br /&gt;
  5314. &lt;br /&gt;
  5315. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  5316.            <link></link>
  5317.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2172</guid>
  5318.            <pubDate>Sun, 5 Feb 2017 09:00:00 -0500</pubDate>
  5319.        </item>
  5320.        <item>
  5321.            <title>Is Social Media Leading to Tired Students?</title>
  5322.            <description>Teens spend more time in front of screens than they do sleeping.&lt;br /&gt;
  5323. &lt;br /&gt;
  5324. According to a 2015 report by Common Sense Media, teens spend upwards of 9 hours a day consuming media on screens. And while the National Sleep Foundation recommends that teenagers get a 9 and 1/2 hours of sleep each night, the average American teenager sleeps around 7 hours each day.&lt;br /&gt;
  5325. &lt;br /&gt;
  5326. A lack of proper sleep has been connected with reduced cognitive functions and lower academic performance. Teens may be tired because instead of sleeping soundly they are sleeping with their smartphones. &lt;br /&gt;
  5327. &lt;br /&gt;
  5328. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  5329.            <link></link>
  5330.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2171</guid>
  5331.            <pubDate>Fri, 3 Feb 2017 09:00:00 -0500</pubDate>
  5332.        </item>
  5333.        <item>
  5334.            <title>20 New Year’s Resolutions for News, Journalism and Social Media</title>
  5335.            <description>
  5336.                <![CDATA[1. Avoid use of headlines and writing of tweets that misrepresent and/or oversimplify the content of linked-to articles. Headlines matter as they frame the stories for users.<br />
  5337. <br />
  5338. 2. Call racism <i>racism.</i><br />
  5339. <br />
  5340. 3. Call sexism <i>sexism.</i><br />
  5341. <br />
  5342. 4. Call terrorism <i>terrorism,</i> and be consistent in the use of the term regardless of the ethnicity, religion, national origin and ideological motivation(s) of the perpetrator(s).<br />
  5343. <br />
  5344. <a href="" target="_blank">complete article</a>]]>
  5345.            </description>
  5346.            <link></link>
  5347.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2170</guid>
  5348.            <pubDate>Wed, 1 Feb 2017 09:00:00 -0500</pubDate>
  5349.        </item>
  5350.        <item>
  5351.            <title>Analytics and Data Will Change Social Media in 2017</title>
  5352.            <description>As we wind down the year and look back on 2016, we find that social media is on everyones lips–but perhaps for different reasons than we social media marketers would imagine or prefer. The discussion happening around social media at the end of the year is about responsibility and control.&lt;br /&gt;
  5353. &lt;br /&gt;
  5354. The outcomes of the EU Referendum in Great Britain and the American presidential election were no doubt influenced to a greater or lesser degree by social media, from President-elect Donald Trump’s insistence on using Twitter as an unfiltered direct communication channel with his followers and critics, to the soul-searching happening in some quarters about the role social media played in serving up news stories to the American electorate.&lt;br /&gt;
  5355. &lt;br /&gt;
  5356. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  5357.            <link></link>
  5358.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2169</guid>
  5359.            <pubDate>Mon, 30 Jan 2017 09:00:00 -0500</pubDate>
  5360.        </item>
  5361.        <item>
  5362.            <title>18 Tech Predictions for 2017</title>
  5363.            <description>Predicting the future is hardly a precise science, but identifying macro trends and developments can be done by paying close attention to what is happening in an industry. Here is what a handful of small businesses, startups and analysts are seeing in their crystal balls.&lt;br /&gt;
  5364. &lt;br /&gt;
  5365. 1. We will hear more about how autonomous cars connect to the network.&lt;br /&gt;
  5366. 2. Funding will skew toward artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning and natural language processing (NLP). And most of it will be a bust.&lt;br /&gt;
  5367. 3. Mobile will continue to rise as the primary shopping platform.&lt;br /&gt;
  5368. &lt;br /&gt;
  5369. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete articles&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  5370.            <link></link>
  5371.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2168</guid>
  5372.            <pubDate>Fri, 27 Jan 2017 09:00:00 -0500</pubDate>
  5373.        </item>
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  5375.            <title>US Government Collecting Social Media Accounts of Visitors to Country</title>
  5376.            <description>The US government has begun requesting foreign travelers to submit their social media information to Customs and Border Protection (CBP) before traveling into the country. The practice is claimed to be part of broader efforts to identify potential &lt;i&gt;terrorist threats&lt;/i&gt;.&lt;br /&gt;
  5377. &lt;br /&gt;
  5378. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  5379.            <link></link>
  5380.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2167</guid>
  5381.            <pubDate>Wed, 25 Jan 2017 09:00:00 -0500</pubDate>
  5382.        </item>
  5383.        <item>
  5384.            <title>How Companies Will Use Social Media In 2017</title>
  5385.            <description>Lets travel back to a simpler time, shall we? It’s November 6, 2007, and Facebook has just launched something called Pages. Now, companies can have an official presence on the network, just like real people! The first day, 100,000 Pages launch, with brands from Coca-Cola to Verizon and Blockbuster getting onboard. In the years afterward, millions of companies raced to build up audiences they can reach directly and on-demand, through the sheer magic of social media.&lt;br /&gt;
  5386. &lt;br /&gt;
  5387. Fast-forward to the waning months of 2016, and the magic is a little harder to feel. Certain corners of the social world have become uglier places, with some in the business world calling for a draw-down.&lt;br /&gt;
  5388. &lt;br /&gt;
  5389. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  5390.            <link></link>
  5391.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2166</guid>
  5392.            <pubDate>Mon, 23 Jan 2017 09:00:00 -0500</pubDate>
  5393.        </item>
  5394.        <item>
  5395.            <title>Social Media Is Finally Growing Up</title>
  5396.            <description>Until recently, social media platforms have needed to build and remain inside their walled gardens to avoid sharing their competitive intelligence.&lt;br /&gt;
  5397. &lt;br /&gt;
  5398. However, Facebooks recent announcement that it would collaborate with third parties to verify its viewing metrics signifies the inevitable and long-awaited validation phase of social media.&lt;br /&gt;
  5399. &lt;br /&gt;
  5400. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  5401.            <link></link>
  5402.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2165</guid>
  5403.            <pubDate>Fri, 20 Jan 2017 09:00:00 -0500</pubDate>
  5404.        </item>
  5405.        <item>
  5406.            <title>Social Networking Site Facebook to Fight Hoaxes And Fake News</title>
  5407.            <description>Facebook, the worlds largest social networking site, has decided to crack down on fake news items after users complained a surge in the number of ill-verified news articles and hoaxes on its network.&lt;br /&gt;
  5408. &lt;br /&gt;
  5409. Adam Mosseri, VP, News Feed, in a new post, said: We believe in giving people a voice and that we cannot become arbiters of truth ourselves, so we are approaching this problem carefully. &lt;br /&gt;
  5410. &lt;br /&gt;
  5411. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  5412.            <link></link>
  5413.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2164</guid>
  5414.            <pubDate>Wed, 18 Jan 2017 09:00:00 -0500</pubDate>
  5415.        </item>
  5416.        <item>
  5417.            <title>Social networking apps in India got over $10 million funding in just 2 years</title>
  5418.            <description>In the past two years, investors have spent more than $10 million on social networking apps in India. And a growing number of them are focussing on niche segments — from students to Hindi speakers and parents to high networth individuals. &lt;br /&gt;
  5419. &lt;br /&gt;
  5420. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  5421.            <link></link>
  5422.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2163</guid>
  5423.            <pubDate>Mon, 16 Jan 2017 09:00:00 -0500</pubDate>
  5424.        </item>
  5425.        <item>
  5426.            <title>6 Social Media Facts for CEOs to Keep in Mind...</title>
  5427.            <description>The risks are significant for listed companies, in particular, and blowback can be hard when you get it wrong.&lt;br /&gt;
  5428. &lt;br /&gt;
  5429. At a minimum, CEOs should be having an ongoing dialogue with their Chief Communications Officers and marketing leaders about social media and how it’s being leveraged by their firms.&lt;br /&gt;
  5430. &lt;br /&gt;
  5431. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  5432.            <link></link>
  5433.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2162</guid>
  5434.            <pubDate>Fri, 13 Jan 2017 09:00:27 -0500</pubDate>
  5435.        </item>
  5436.        <item>
  5437.            <title>Reality vs the social networking sites</title>
  5438.            <description>Is Facebook our ultimate utopia, where failures find no room?&lt;br /&gt;
  5439. &lt;br /&gt;
  5440. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  5441.            <link></link>
  5442.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2161</guid>
  5443.            <pubDate>Wed, 11 Jan 2017 09:00:00 -0500</pubDate>
  5444.        </item>
  5445.        <item>
  5446.            <title>Faster RSS Subscribing with Feed Hawk</title>
  5447.            <description>&lt;i&gt;To get started with Feed Hawk, you need to subscribe to one of the RSS feed services listed above. Next, sign into your feed service in Feed Hawk &lt;/i&gt;&lt;br /&gt;
  5448. &lt;br /&gt;
  5449. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  5450.            <link></link>
  5451.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2160</guid>
  5452.            <pubDate>Mon, 9 Jan 2017 09:00:33 -0500</pubDate>
  5453.        </item>
  5454.        <item>
  5455.            <title>Kill the Newsletter Converts Newsletter Subscriptions Into RSS Feeds</title>
  5456.            <description>Newsletters are not all bad, but getting them in your email can be a bit disruptive. RSS is a good place for them because you are used to a seeing lot of content in that kind of feed and you can look back on it whenever you want. Kill the Newsletter creates a fake email address for you, then creates a RSS feed for any newsletter you send to that email address. It is a super easy to use system that works really well for anyone still holding onto RSS.&lt;br /&gt;
  5457. &lt;br /&gt;
  5458. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  5459.            <link></link>
  5460.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2159</guid>
  5461.            <pubDate>Fri, 6 Jan 2017 09:00:00 -0500</pubDate>
  5462.        </item>
  5463.        <item>
  5464.            <title>Uber creates an AI lab to help fuel its self-driving dreams</title>
  5465.            <description>If Uber is going to make its dreams of self-driving ridesharing cars a reality, it is going to need a lot of expertise in artificial intelligence... and it is taking big steps to make that happen. The company has created Uber AI Labs to fuel its research, and it is getting the team started by acquiring AI startup Geometric Intelligence. &lt;br /&gt;
  5466. &lt;br /&gt;
  5467. This is also a preemptive strike against the competition. The company tells the NYT that there is a fierce battle for AI talent -- acquiring Geometric Intelligence prevents Uber from losing out to Lyft, Google and others hoping to put machine learning to work on the road. &lt;br /&gt;
  5468. &lt;br /&gt;
  5469. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  5470.            <link></link>
  5471.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2158</guid>
  5472.            <pubDate>Wed, 4 Jan 2017 13:05:19 -0500</pubDate>
  5473.        </item>
  5474.        <item>
  5475.            <title>Podcasts and Copyrights</title>
  5476.            <description>Podcasting has a very low barrier to entry; all you need is audio recording software and a means of creating an RSS feed, be it through software or manual work. As a result, just about anyone can podcast, and the quality of podcasts is therefore highly variable; there are professional podcasts that rival professional broadcasts in quality, and there are amateur podcasts that can&apos;t even be heard clearly. For this reason, copyright infringement leeches, often unwittingly, into a number of podcasts. To produce a successful podcast, it is important to understand and respect Western copyright laws. To help ensure that these things are done, we have compiled some information about podcasts, music, and copyright law. &lt;br /&gt;
  5477. &lt;br /&gt;
  5478. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;Podcasts and Copyrights&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  5479.            <link></link>
  5480.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2157</guid>
  5481.            <pubDate>Sat, 10 Dec 2016 09:00:20 -0400</pubDate>
  5482.        </item>
  5483.        <item>
  5484.            <title>How Social Media Nurturing Gets You More Results</title>
  5485.            <description>Social media nurturing has to be a requirement for all businesses. Businesses have turned social media automation into something that seems to resemble broadcast radio by posting large volumes of tweets and updates occurs fast with automation tools. Now imagine every business, regardless of their industry, doing the exact same thing.&lt;br /&gt;
  5486. &lt;br /&gt;
  5487. Automated postings have inundated social communities to a point that no one is listening anymore.&lt;br /&gt;
  5488. &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br /&gt;
  5489. &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  5490.            <link></link>
  5491.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2156</guid>
  5492.            <pubDate>Thu, 8 Dec 2016 09:00:02 -0400</pubDate>
  5493.        </item>
  5494.        <item>
  5495.            <title>How to safely introduce children to the social media world</title>
  5496.            <description>Parents have plenty of reasons to worry about what their kids do online.&lt;br /&gt;
  5497. &lt;br /&gt;
  5498. Dangers seem to lurk in every corner of connected life, especially for children. Remember that federal regulation prohibits children under the age of 13 from joining most social networking sites. Even so, more than 20,000 kids try to sneak their way onto Facebook — with or without their parents help — every single day.&lt;br /&gt;
  5499. &lt;br /&gt;
  5500. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  5501.            <link></link>
  5502.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2155</guid>
  5503.            <pubDate>Tue, 6 Dec 2016 09:00:00 -0400</pubDate>
  5504.        </item>
  5505.        <item>
  5506.            <title>ACLU: Police use Twitter, Facebook data to track protesters</title>
  5507.            <description>Specifically, all three companies granted access to a developer tool called Geofeedia which allows users to see the geographic origin of social media posts and has been employed by more than 500 law enforcement organizations to track protesters in real time.&lt;br /&gt;
  5508. &lt;br /&gt;
  5509. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  5510.            <link></link>
  5511.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2154</guid>
  5512.            <pubDate>Sun, 4 Dec 2016 09:00:00 -0400</pubDate>
  5513.        </item>
  5514.        <item>
  5515.            <title>Use DLVR.IT to Social Media for RSS Feeds</title>
  5516.            <description>Twitterfeed is Going Away – is Here to Stay. Now that I got that out, lets talk about social media automation and RSS feeds. Keeping social media accounts active is one of the most important components of having success with social media.&lt;br /&gt;
  5517. &lt;br /&gt;
  5518. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br /&gt;</description>
  5519.            <link></link>
  5520.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2153</guid>
  5521.            <pubDate>Fri, 2 Dec 2016 09:00:00 -0400</pubDate>
  5522.        </item>
  5523.        <item>
  5524.            <title>Feed Hawk Is Useful But Not Essential for RSS Junkies</title>
  5525.            <description>Many information junkies keep up with their favorite Web sites by subscribing to their RSS feeds, pulling the latest updates from those sites into a central location for efficient perusal.&lt;br /&gt;
  5526. &lt;br /&gt;
  5527. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  5528.            <link></link>
  5529.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2152</guid>
  5530.            <pubDate>Wed, 30 Nov 2016 09:00:00 -0400</pubDate>
  5531.        </item>
  5532.        <item>
  5533.            <title>A really simple guide to really simple syndication (RSS)XXRead more: XFollow us: @digitaltrends on Twitter | digitaltrendsftw on Facebook</title>
  5534.            <description>The Internet is a big place. Really big. With more than a billion existing pages and thousands more being created each day, there is a wealth of great sites offering fantastic content free of charge. But with such a massive torrent of media being produced each and every day, it can often be tough to keep up with all your favorite websites. So, how do we alleviate this problem? Easy. Here’s a really simple explanation of Really Simple Syndication (RSS).&lt;br /&gt;
  5535. &lt;br /&gt;
  5536. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  5537.            <link></link>
  5538.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2151</guid>
  5539.            <pubDate>Mon, 28 Nov 2016 09:00:00 -0400</pubDate>
  5540.        </item>
  5541.        <item>
  5542.            <title>What the Heck is RSS?</title>
  5543.            <description>Good questions. First, here is why you should care.&lt;br /&gt;
  5544. &lt;br /&gt;
  5545. Unlike getting website updates or ezines by email, RSS feeds give you absolute, 100% complete control over the situation.&lt;br /&gt;
  5546. &lt;br /&gt;
  5547. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  5548.            <link></link>
  5549.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2150</guid>
  5550.            <pubDate>Fri, 25 Nov 2016 09:00:15 -0400</pubDate>
  5551.        </item>
  5552.        <item>
  5553.            <title>Police Use Surveillance Tool to Scan Social Media</title>
  5554.            <description>A Chicago company has marketed a tool using text, photos and videos gleaned from major social media companies to aid law enforcement surveillance of protesters, civil liberties activists say.&lt;br /&gt;
  5555. &lt;br /&gt;
  5556. The company, called Geofeedia, used data from Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, as well as nine other social media networks, to let users search for social media content in a specific location, as opposed to searching by words or hashtags that would be less likely to reveal an exact location.&lt;br /&gt;
  5557. &lt;br /&gt;
  5558. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  5559.            <link></link>
  5560.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2149</guid>
  5561.            <pubDate>Wed, 23 Nov 2016 13:28:59 -0400</pubDate>
  5562.        </item>
  5563.        <item>
  5564.            <title>How Sexual Partner Abuse Has Changed With Social Media</title>
  5565.            <description>Threats to humiliate an intimate partner by sharing explicit photos or video is an old problem with a new digital twist, a new study finds.&lt;br /&gt;
  5566. &lt;br /&gt;
  5567. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  5568.            <link></link>
  5569.            <guid isPermaLink="false">2148</guid>
  5570.            <pubDate>Mon, 21 Nov 2016 13:27:48 -0400</pubDate>
  5571.        </item>
  5572.        <item>
  5573.            <title>Celebrities endorsement earnings on social media</title>
  5574.            <description>Since January, more than 200,000 posts per month on Instagram, a picture-sharing app owned by Facebook, have been tagged with #ad,&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;#sp or &lt;i&gt;#sponsored&lt;/i&gt;, according to Captiv8, an analytics platform that connects brands to social media &lt;i&gt;influencers&lt;/i&gt;. Hiring such influencers allows companies to reach a vast network of potential customers: Mr Ronaldo has a combined following of 240m people across Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. &lt;br /&gt;
  5575. &lt;br /&gt;
  5576. &lt;a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot; &gt;complete article&lt;/a&gt;</description>
  5577.            <link>http://www.rss-specifications.c