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India’s ‘anti-Romeo squads’ aren’t going down well with literature lovers

What’s in a name? Shakespeare said. But there could well be something in it after all. India’s most populous state, Uttar Pradesh, has set up “anti-Romeo squads,” which they say will ensure women’s safety on streets.  However, many cry foul and see this as moral policing. More importantly, they are upset that their beloved Shakespearean hero is being maligned for no fault of his.  “I thought he was quite a charming guy. UP cops need a new villain,” tweeted one user. SEE ALSO: Indian government steps up efforts to check online trolling against women But what are these squads? And why are they called “anti-Romeo?” Read more… More about Policy, Social Media, Women S Rights, India, and Twitter Reactions Social Media

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Facebook pivots into Stories

 In its biggest change in a decade, Facebook is evolving from text and link-focused sharing to the visual communication format it admits “Snapchat has really pioneered.” Starting today, all users will soon have access to the new Facebook Camera feature that lets them overlay special effects on photos and videos. They can then share this content to a Snapchat clone called Facebook… Read More Social – TechCrunch

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NBC will air the 2018 Olympics live because social media always spoils everything

Finally! NBC will air the 2018 Winter Olympics live across all U.S. time zones.  You can thank — or blame — social media.  SEE ALSO: These terrible photos might explain why Donald Trump rejected an offer to throw a first pitch NBC’s conundrum was simple and has sparked complaints from fans for years. It went like this: The Olympic Games are a global event that often happens half a world away from the United States. NBC used to broadcast the most intriguing competitions during U.S. primetime. But as social media and digital technology revolutionized the ease of learning results as they happened (or even watching them happen via online live-stream), NBC’s lack of live broadcasts seemed increasingly greedy and outdated.  Read more… More about Social Media, Olympics, Sports, Entertainment, and Sports Social Media

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9 Ways to Refine Your Twitter Ad Targeting

Want to reach better-qualified leads with your Twitter ads? Looking for ways to improve your ad targeting? Twitter provides all of the tools you need to put highly tailored ads in front of the people most likely to click on them. In this article, you’ll discover nine ways to target your audience more effectively with […] This post 9 Ways to Refine Your Twitter Ad Targeting first appeared on . – Your Guide to the Social Media Jungle

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Facebook Messenger now lets you privately share your Live Location for an hour

 Facebook Messenger wants to be an offline social gathering tool, not just an online chat app. Today it’s adding a new Live Location feature that lets you share for an hour within a private direct or group message thread your real-time location on a map. The recipients can then see an estimate of how long it would take you to reach them by car. Read More Social – TechCrunch

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TechCrunch decides: The best and worst emoji of Unicode 10.0

 The always reliable Emojipedia (they have one job and they do it well (actually it’s a complex beat)) has posted the final list of emoji that will be included in the Unicode 10.0 release this June. There’s a bunch of great stuff in here if you like fantasy creatures and inclusion. But there are a couple clunkers, too. Let’s look at the best and worst of today’s emoji crop. Read More Social – TechCrunch

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Facebook officially launches “Town Hall” for contacting government reps, adds local election reminders

 Earlier this month, TechCrunch reported Facebook was rolling out a new feature called “Town Hall,” which would allow the social network’s users to easily locate, follow and contact their local, state and federal government representatives. The company today confirmed the feature is available to all U.S. users on desktop and mobile, and will now include News Feed integration. Read More Social – TechCrunch

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7 Hidden Facebook Power Editor Features to Save You Time

Do you advertise on Facebook? Are you taking advantage of all of the features in Power Editor? Power Editor has a number of often-unnoticed options that can help marketers create more effective ad campaigns while saving time. In this article, you’ll discover seven overlooked Power Editor features to manage your campaigns more efficiently. #1: Split […] This post 7 Hidden Facebook Power Editor Features to Save You Time first appeared on . – Your Guide to the Social Media Jungle

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Facebook Live via Desktop Rolls Out Globally: This Week in Social Media

Welcome to our weekly edition of what’s hot in social media news. To help you stay up to date with social media, here are some of the news items that caught our attention. What’s New This Week Facebook Expands Ability to Broadcast Live from Desktops and Laptops to All Users: Facebook announced that everyone around […] This post Facebook Live via Desktop Rolls Out Globally: This Week in Social Media first appeared on . – Your Guide to the Social Media Jungle