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Facebook’s director of product design on why websites may be a dying business

It feels like we were facing the end of print only years ago, but the time may be ripe to begin lamenting the end of the website. After the dominance of URLs, we’re entering the platform era where more design diversity online is not necessarily better, Jon Lax, director of product design at Facebook, suggested[…]

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Here’s the Starter Kit That Helps You Become BFFs With Influencers

Agencies have a hard year ahead of them. Brands continue to bring work in-house—27 percent of marketers said they're now relying on in-house teams, up from 13 percent in 2014, according to a Society of Digital Agencies report—and non-agency consultancies and service providers are ramping up their competitive efforts. These, among other challenges, are making[…]

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Study helps explain why some new moms post nonstop on Facebook

Several years ago, Sarah Schoppe-Sullivan noticed something curious as she scrolled through Facebook: Many of her female friends used an image of their child as a personal profile photo. Even Schoppe-Sullivan made the switch without fully realizing the implications.   “It just kind of dawned on me at one point, ‘Hey that’s your identity, that’s a really profound[…]

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Ad of the Day: How Good Is This Vacuum? You Can Climb a Skyscraper With Its Suction

We'd like to preface this story by saying "Don't try this at home," but we already know somebody—probably in Ukraine—is going to seize the opportunity anyway. Having warned you, we hereby assuage our consciences.  Companies like GoPro and Samsung have made a mark on YouTube culture by using powerful demonstrations—from smart surfboards to sledding toddlers—to[…]

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Fifth Harmony is giving fans the gift of emoji with their new album

The new Fifth Harmony album is upon us, and dancing in your bedroom while you get ready to get into trouble will never be the same. To celebrate the 5/27 release of 7/27 (named after the day the group formed), Fifth Harmony is unveiling a custom Twitter emoji that will appear every time you use[…]

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Tech Companies Are Preparing to Take Over the Beaches of Cannes at This Year’s Festival

Marketers going to the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity should always expect to get a little sand between the toes, but this year their flip-flops will get more dusty than ever due to tech companies. The beach is going digital.  Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Spotify are going to have week-long activations along the beaches of[…]

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Facebook tests news feed sorted by topics in Australia

In Australia, Facebook is testing a new version of the news feed.  On Friday, a large number of users noticed a selection of topics at the top of their news feed on both the desktop version of the site and its mobile app. Facebook had kindly put an instructional alert stating: “There’s a new way[…]

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New LinkedIn Study Shows Workers Aren’t Confident in Describing Their Professional Achievements

A new study from LinkedIn has shown most workers are not comfortable talking about their professional skills and achievements – while LinkedIn’s also taken the opportunity to show how they can help in this regard. Social Media Today RSS

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The Fat Lady Picks Up the Mic and Sings, as Agency Post-it Wars Reach a Weekend Truce

You thought Havas Worldwide's giant mic drop was the end of the agency #postitwars down on Canal Street. But Getty Images and New York magazine picked up the mic and had the fat lady sing on the (probably not) final installation of #canalnotes. As you can see from the photo above, Biolumina and Harrison and[…]

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We put 5 popular couples apps to the test and they all failed

Most apps designed for couples, especially long distance couples, don’t offer anything too special.  Snapchat is already great for sending a quick picture; you’re probably already texting or using Whatsapp if you’re in different countries; Skype and FaceTime are standbys.  SEE ALSO: 4 intense foreplay apps to get your juices flowing But when long-distance relationships[…]

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Spotify Will Now Let Brands Sponsor the Most Popular Playlists

Remember the old days when you'd give a girl or guy a playlist in the hopes of winning them over? Now, Spotify is letting brands try the same trick. Spotify has begun letting brands sponsor the most popular playlists curated by the music streaming service, offering advertisers a way to match music with a message.[…]