“The reason we write 25 headlines is that it’s an old strategy from my boss’s old gig, The Onion.” — Upworthy’s Editor-at-Large, Adam Mordecai
If you’re a stat-addict and find yourself checking and rechecking how many shares, likes, comments and such your posts receive, you’ll want to pop over to Quora. They’ve replaced their ‘views’ metric with ‘stats’ and the latter provides a MUCH fuller figure to feast your eyes upon.
Twitter announces custom timelines on TweetDeck. Facebook requires some users to change password after Adobe hack. These stories, and more, in today’s Morning Social Media Newsfeed.
How do you make something go viral when it’s not tech-related? SocialTimes B.J. Mendelson may have an answer …
Mediabistro will host a one-hour webcast, “Use Social Media to Find Your Next Job,” on Oct. 2 from 4-5 p.m. ET.
Pinterest Announces First Ad Product: Promoted Pins (Mashable)
It’s been a long time coming: Pinterest, the heavily funded, three-year-old image and video-sharing network, announced Thursday that it is going to begin experimenting with paid advertising. The product is called “promoted pins,” and it borrows from Twitter’s and Facebook’s ad products of the same name. Essentially, businesses will be able to pay to show certain pins at the top of search results and category feeds.
Web platforms may one day catch up to traditional institutions like the Library of Congress in their ability to collect and organize millions of documents, according to an infographic by content curation platform Scoop.it.
With the all-digital currency bitcoin rising in value, hackers have redoubled their efforts to get at the money. Earlier this week, they hacked into a bitcoin bank. Today, Kaspersky Security reports that a malware scheme on Skype is taking over users’ machines to help them hunt for the currency online.
Facebook Backs Same-Sex Marriage in Supreme Court Filings (AllFacebook)
Facebook joined the growing list of companies expressing their support for same-sex marriage, announcing in a post on its LGBTQ@Facebook page that it will submit briefs on the topic to the U.S. Supreme Court. The social network said it would post links to its filings on the LGBTQ@Facebook page when they become available.
Quora will allow its users to share content with unregistered users when they share through Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn, the company said today.