A recent study from Adobe Digital Index found that marketers are getting smarter about engaging with social media audiences and seeing a higher return for social media marketing.
Twitter’s New Welcome Page Spotlights Where the Money’s at: Mobile (VentureBeat)
With the Twitter IPO all lined up, the company updated its welcome page this weekend to better represent the company’s focus for the near future: the mobile space. The new Web page design centers on mobile devices, with prominent links to the iOS and Android Twitter apps.
Twitter Quietly Files IPO (SocialTimes)
The announcement came via tweet Thursday on Twitter’s official account: “We’ve confidentially submitted an S-1 to the SEC for a planned IPO. This Tweet does not constitute an offer of any securities for sale,” the post reads.
Zuckerberg: Moving Fast ‘Gets Us into Tons of Trouble’ (Mashable)
One of Facebook’s core values, Move Fast, isn’t always successful for the company. “It gets us into tons of trouble,” CEO Mark Zuckerberg said during an interview at TechCrunch Disrupt, a technology conference held in San Francisco, on Wednesday. The sentiment, however, encourages employees to try out new things and see what works with the Facebook audience, a trait that Zuckerberg says is important for innovation.
New documents from Edward Snowden’s cache reveals that the U.S. government paid tech companies, such as Google, Yahoo!, Facebook and Microsoft, millions of dollars to keep their operations compliant in the wake of a federal court ruling.
“Holy social media fail, Batman!” That might be what the casting directors at Warner Brothers studios are wondering after they announced that Ben Affleck will follow in the footsteps of George Clooney and Christian Bale in playing the caped crusader.
Fla. Man Accused of Killing Wife, Posting Grisly Photo (USA Today)
A South Florida man who authorities say fatally shot his wife — and apparently then posted a photo of her body on Facebook — turned himself in to police Thursday. Derek Medina, 31, told officers he had shot Jennifer Alfonso, 26, at their South Miami home, Miami-Dade police reported in a news release.
Tumblr and Simply Measured have partnered on an analytics platform for companies to be able to analyze engagement, measure themselves against their competitors, and track their blog’s performance on Tumblr in the context of their other social networks.
For every troll who flaunts offensive racism, there are users willing to speak up against hate speech – and if you’re on Tumblr like I am there are numerous Tumblr sites dedicated to exposing that negativity.