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A tech company just gave walking meme Ken Bone a job as ‘chief people officer’

With a perfectly corny, safely politically neutral ad about politics, undecided voter Ken Bone is still squeezing out the last drops of internet fame. Bone, in case you forgot, was the man who shot to internet celeb status during the second presidential debate last fall. Dressed in a red zip-up cardigan, he asked a friendly middle-of-the-road question about energy policy amid a frankly nasty political climate. That was enough for him to be quickly embraced as the much-needed “can’t we all just get along” meme of the moment.  SEE ALSO: 9 people the internet made famous in 2016 His fleeting fame also came with some less-than-savory discoveries about his internet past. Nonetheless, his image and a Twitter following of 224,000 have managed to persist. Read more… More about Meme, Presidential Election, Politics, Ken Bone, and Social Media Social Media


How To Quit Your Startup (Or Anything Else You Need To Quit) – FS203

Listen, some things you just need to quit. You realize you need to stop doing it, stop it. Acknowledge and move on. But other things… other things are big, hairy, important, terrifying things. To quit these kinds of things is heavy, emotional, traumatic. So, in this article (and accompanying podcast) I’m going to share: How we get “bamboozled” into working on stuff that burns us out; What role our intuition plays in deciding what to quit and what to pursue; How to play a simple game to make your quitting decision crystal clear. Let’s get into it. But First, the podcast If you are thinking about quitting something you need to listen to this podcast. You’re going to hear three different stories of quitting, how each person knew, what they learned, etc. Their different perspectives will inspire you. But even MORE important, we interview a Fizzle member who JUST resigned…

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Cosmunity brings the geek convention experience online

 Cosmunity is a new social network for people who want to keep the experience of Comic Con (or another geek event of your choosing) going all year long. Co-founder and CEO Cole Egger recalled attending a Dallas Comic Con (now known as Fan Expo Dallas) and being “blown away by the size.” However, he found fans who were “frustrated” by the difficulty of staying connected… Read More Social – TechCrunch


5 Ways to Level Up Your Content Marketing Maturity

Large or small. Growing or dwindling resources. New or experienced in the content marketing realm. Every organization is at a different stage in their content marketing maturity, looking for innovative and even practical ways to bring their efforts to the next level. But as the old adage goes, you have to walk before you run—and that couldn’t be more true when it comes to growing your content marketing maturity. Simply put. In order to grow your content marketing maturity, you have to understand where you’re at and create a strategy to get to the next step. Using TopRank Marketing’s own content marketing maturity model—developed by CEO Lee Odden—below we offer insights to help you determine your current level of maturity, as well as tips to help you move on to the next. #1 – Statis Stasis is the ground-level of our content marketing maturity model, with marketers focused on maintaining…


How to Verify a Facebook Page for a Local Business

Is your local business on Facebook? Wondering how to make your Facebook page official? Verifying a local business page adds a layer of legitimacy to your presence and can help customers feel more confident when they engage with you on Facebook. In this article, you’ll discover how to get your local Facebook page verified. Benefits […] This post How to Verify a Facebook Page for a Local Business first appeared on . – Your Guide to the Social Media Jungle

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WhatsApp now lets you post status updates that disappear within 24 hours

WhatsApp began to roll out a new feature today that lets its 1.2 billion users share status updates that include photos, videos, and GIFs. Each status update that can be shared with friends in your contact list disappears after 24 hours. The addition of a designated tab for status updates comes roughly eight years after the app was invented specifically for the purpose of sending and receiving text-only status updates like “at home,” “at work,” or “battery about to die.” Messaging was added in the summer of 2009. “As soon as you open the new Status tab, you’ll see updates from friends and family who are WhatsApp users in your address book,” a spokesperson told VentureBeat in an email. “You can reply privately to your friends’ updates and control who sees what you share.” The new feature was announced in a post on the WhatsApp blog. To decide who can see your status…

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5 bots to try this week: Christian Grey, ChatterOn, Messenger Match, Christopher Bot, and Echo

If the Fifty Shades of Grey books and movies aren’t enough for you, you can also encounter Christian Grey and his particular desires on Messenger. His bot makes its debut this week on 5 bots to try: Christian Grey: Can I trust you? You: Yes Christian Grey: Have you ever done this before? You: Done what? Christian Grey: Are you sure? You: I’m sure Christian Grey: You seem a little, I don’t know You: What? Christian Grey: You seem vulnerable, I like that Here are the five most popular bots this past week, as they appear on Botlist. Give them a try and let us know what you think. 5. Echo Echo can be fully customized to do anything and everything you want. The possibilities are almost endless. As the creator i am met with people every day that show me new things that even I didn’t know was possible. This…


How to Create Instagram Lead Ads

Do you advertise on Instagram? Want more leads? Instagram lead ads let you collect valuable contact information from potential customers without pushing them off of the platform. In this article, you’ll discover how to set up lead ads on Instagram. #1: Choose the Lead Generation Objective To get started with lead ads, create a new […] This post How to Create Instagram Lead Ads first appeared on . – Your Guide to the Social Media Jungle

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Instagram VP Kevin Weil joins board of social fitness app Strava

 If you’re trying to build the Instagram for exercise, it helps to have the guy building Instagram for Instagram. That’s why Strava has added Instagram head of product Kevin Weil to its board of directors. Formerly SVP of product for Twitter, Weil has proven his skills through a rapid set of launches at Instagram, including its surprisingly successful Snapchat Stories clone. Read More Social – TechCrunch