Facebook’s Safety Check will integrate fundraisers, among other upgrades

 Facebook today announced a series of improvements for its Safety Check feature – the service that allows Facebook users to communicate about their safety to friends and family during a crisis. Most notably, people will now have the option to start fundraisers from within Safety Check, in order to immediately translate concern for victims of a crisis or natural disaster into specific actions. Read More
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The ‘Covfefe Act’ is now a thing that exists, because of course it does


Today in “things we really wish didn’t need to happen,” Democratic Representative Mike Quigley has introduced the Covfefe Act. 

No, we’re not kidding.

The Illinois congressman shared a statement on his website on Monday morning explaining that the Presidential Records Act has been expanded to include any social media posts shared by the President of the United States, not just posts shared from the official @POTUS accounts.

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According to Quigley, the “COVFEFE” Act stands for “Communications Over Various Feeds Electronically for Engagement.” (Niiiiiiiiiiiiice. Very well done, guys. Super clever.) Read more…

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How to Build a Facebook Page for Business: A Guide for Beginners

Would you like to start a Facebook page for your business but aren’t sure where to begin? Are you curious about how to manage a page effectively and securely? In this article, you’ll discover how to build a Facebook page for your business and how to protect it. What Is a Facebook Page? A Facebook […]

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Watching people retweet Trump in real time is both mesmerizing and depressing


One hundred and sixty-two thousand retweets. Two hundred and eighty-nine thousand likes. Donald Trump’s tweets routinely garner engagement on such a scale that it’s hard to really understand what any of those numbers actually mean. 

That just changed. 

A new Twitter feature, announced in a June 15 blog post, displays retweets and likes in real time as they come in — and oh boy is it both simultaneously totally captivating and super depressing. 

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Here’s the deal: When clicking on a tweet in the past, users were shown the number of retweets, comments, and likes the tweet had at that specific time. Wanted to check if the count grew? If you were on a smartphone, you’d have had to navigate out of the tweet and tap back in. Basically, you had to refresh the tweet to see any growth.  Read more…

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Twitter tweaks its design again in an attempt to woo newcomers

 In an effort to better cater to newcomers, Twitter once again is redesigning its app across mobile, desktop and the web. The revamp isn’t a radical departure from its prior look-and-feel or user experience – unlike when it introduced its own stories-like feature called Moments, for example, or when began reordering the tweets in your timeline. Instead, the update involves a series… Read More
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The 13 most annoying Facebook notifications, ranked


Facebook has a notifications problem.

For whatever reason (maybe to help fix that pesky engagement problem), Facebook has really amped up the notifications spam lately. And it sucks. 

Call me old fashioned, but I remember when a Facebook notification meant that one of your friends was intentionally interacting with you in some way. Wild, right?

SEE ALSO: Here’s how to remove Facebook from your life and never miss a beat

But now, I get more notifications than ever and almost all of them are completely unnecessary and irrelevant. 

These are the worst offenders.

13. About those memories… 

you only get one memory today, don’t screw this up pic.twitter.com/amLXnznlHH

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Group Nine Media says it got 114M social engagements last month

 With last fall’s formation of Group Nine Media, four digital media organizations (Thrillist, NowThis, The Dodo and Discovery’s Seeker) came together under a single corporate umbrella. Now the company says it’s seeing real success connecting with readers and viewers, with 114 million social media engagements in May — up from 70 million in January. As Group Nine CEO Ben… Read More
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Social Customer Care: Apps and Processes for Success

How does your business respond to customer concerns and inquiries? Do you have a social customer care plan in place? To explore how to improve customer care for your business, I interview Dan Gingiss. More About This Show The Social Media Marketing podcast is an on-demand talk radio show from Social Media Examiner. It’s designed […]

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