The basic concept of an internet’ toll road’ is that internet service providers would dedicate more of their bandwidth to certain high-demand or data-hungry services.
Gabriel Shaoolian is the CEO of Blue Fountain Media, which started out as a small digital agency with just 17 people. Now, the company boasts over 200 employees, with clients like AOL and AT&T.
Facebook could create a “sympathize” button, but don’t hold your breath. Twitter discusses #IranTalks in a blog post. These stories, and more, in today’s Morning Social Media Newsfeed.
Facebook, Twitter, Google, Apple, Microsoft, Yahoo, LinkedIn, and AOL call for sweeping changes to US government surveillance.
Cell Tower Dumps are used in cases where law enforcement is attempting to determine a cell phone number that can be used to investigate a crime.
This week, Global Grind is hiring a social media manager, while SocialCode needs an agency partnership manager. Highmark is seeking a social media marketing analyst, and Personal Capital is on the hunt for a content and social media marketing associate. Get the scoop on these openings below, and find additional social media jobs on Mediabistro.
- Social Media Manager Global Grind (New York, NY)
- Agency Partnership Manager SocialCode (New York, NY)
- Social Media Marketing Analyst Highmark (Pittsburgh, PA)
- Content and Social Media Marketing Associate Personal Capital (Redwood City, CA)
- Senior Analyst, Web Marketing MICROS eCommerce (Arlington, VA)
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If you’re using Twitter Ad Products, you can now schedule your regular and promoted tweets up to a year in advance. Yes, a year.
The series finale of mega-hit Breaking Bad prompted more than one television fanatic to watch hours of the show in one sitting. In fact, AMC ran a five-day marathon prior to the finale. The Prince Charles Cinema in London is hosting its own marathon when it shows the entire final season over the span of twelve hours.
Breaking Bad is not the only show to motivate the television fanatic to such curious behavior. The same was seen prior to the Dexter finale. Lost is another classic example. Luckily, technology is aiding and abetting back-to-back episode consumption. Innovations, such as the streaming video, the DVR, and Television Fanatic have revolutionized the home viewing experience in countless ways.
Ironically, the greatest and long lasting impact of these new technologies has not been the ability to watch pristine copies of theatrical film releases in your own house. It is the ability to watch episodes of television shows in a new way: back-to-back. Until recently, it was inconvenient or expensive to watch an entire season of TV in one set. Your options were limited to recording individual episodes or buying boxed sets of TV shows – not happy options for the true television fanatic. Read more
In an interview with Vice, WorldstarHipHop founder discussed the ‘Worldstar’ battle cry and how the site selects its videos.
QNET has weighed in on the proliferation of pyramid companies around the world—and on the crucial difference between pyramid companies and legitimate direct selling companies. This is a topic that has risen to the level of public consciousness in Egypt, thanks to an investigation by the Public Funds Authority into eight companies that have been accused of involvement with pyramid scheming. This investigation has been both good and necessary, but the media buzz has led to a great deal of confusion.
Of course, this problem is not restricted to Egypt. Around the world, misconceptions over direct selling versus pyramid scheming abound.
In particular, several related terms have become jumbled and confused. Direct selling (DS), multi level marketing (MLM), network marketing (NM), and pyramid schemes—these four concepts are all unique from one another, yet recent media speculation has caused them to blur together in the minds of many consumers.
In the paragraphs that follow, Zaheer Merchant—Director of Corporate Affairs for QNET—explains what makes these concepts unique from one another. He also emphasizes the need for regulation to keep these entities separate, and to protect consumers in nations across the world. Read more