Tag Archives: Social

A woman shared her tragic story of how social media kept targeting her with baby ads after she had a stillbirth

Source: The Washington Post Gillian Brockell At one of the saddest times of her life, Gillian Brockell kept seeing ads on social media that twisted the knife in her wound. In an open letter posted to Twitter and addressed to “Tech Companies,” the Washington Post opinion video editor says she continued to be targeted with motherhood ads after learning that her ... Read More »

I quit Instagram and Facebook and it made me a lot happier — and that’s a big problem for social media companies

Why quitting Instagram and Facebook made me happier   3:16 PM ET Wed, 5 Dec 2018 | 03:16 The first time I truly took a break from social media was in 2015, at a summer camp for burned-out adults called “Camp Grounded.” There were three rules: Take a camp name of your choosing, like Luna or Huckleberry, avoid talking about “W,” ... Read More »

Back to basics: Measuring your social media efforts with unique acquisition channels

Segregating paid, organic and social activity in analytics clarifies the activity that drives which type of conversion   Most organizations are spending a considerable amount of money and resources on their social media marketing efforts. These efforts generally take the form of three types of effort – organic, paid and promoted (also referred to as owned, paid and earned). No ... Read More »

The colossal guide to social media terms for 2019

2019 is fast approaching, and it won’t be without its fair share of new trends, new technology and new social media terms. So to make sure you’re prepared for whatever it has to offer, we’ve compiled a colossal list of 100 basic definitions that you’ll need to know. media update’s Jenna Cook takes a look at terms you need to ... Read More »

Uganda Protest Over New Social Media Tax Turns Violent

Ugandan police on Wednesday used tear gas and bullets to break up a street protest against a new tax targeting social media users. Two protesters were arrested in downtown Kampala, the capital, after a scuffle in which some policemen were assaulted, said Luke Owoyesigire, a spokesman for Kampala police. The protest was organised by a popular lawmaker, Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, a ... Read More »

Meghan Markle Exits Social Media. In 2018, Marrying Your Prince Still Means Loss Of Identity

The soon-to-be royal has shut down all her social media accounts Meghan Markle and Prince Harry during an official appearance (Image Credit: kensingtonroyal) There’s no way to soften this particular blow for fans of former Suits actress and soon-to-be-royal Meghan Markle – she’s officially shut down all her social media accounts. Kensington Palace, in a statement, confirmed that Meghan has shut down all ... Read More »

What happens to your social media when you die?

Photo: Matt Rourke, Associated Press A law went into effect Sept. 1 in Texas that allows estate executors, guardians and trustees to gain access to the digital assets of those who died. The digital property could include photos saved to an internet platform, digital music library, emails and credit card loyalty points. Aaron Dobbs, an estate lawyer in Houston, sat ... Read More »

Our view: A break from social media

Social media have profoundly changed our lives and society, sometimes for the better though not always. The latest evidence for the wisdom of taking Facebook in moderation comes from a pair of professors whose research suggests that social platforms influence students’ views of themselves, and not necessarily for the good. Digital networks such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and the like ... Read More »

How to become a social media pro

Social media has become an integral part of today’s lifestyle and there are millions of posts everyday on multiple social media sites. But how do you make sure that you stand out from the crowd? Here are some tips and tricks to help you make a mark online. Use Free Stock Images Social posts with a visual or two always catch ... Read More »

Ello, Ello – Two Days In, the Hottest New Social Network is Pretty Dull

Ever since the rise and rise of Facebook, we’ve seen one company after another come up to try and become the next world conquering social network. Ello is the latest in a long line of platforms that have been described as the next big thing but judging by our first brush with the network, Zuckerberg and company have nothing to worry about ... Read More »