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GAO Puts Factoids on Twitter

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You might not think about the GAO having a Twitter account. But it does and this month, it has started including one factoid a day, extracted from the voluminous information it compiles every year …

Has Social Media Growth Peaked?

pexels-cell photo-607812 (2)Something interesting has been happening to social media companies such as Facebook, Snap and Twitter. (Facebook’s sister platform, Instagram, is growing dramatically, but it appears that might simply be social media use moving from an older platform to a younger …

Are Tweets Human or Twitter Bots?

At the same time Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, is testifying before Congress about fake posts on his social network, Pew Research Center has come out with a study that shows how affected Twitter is by Twitter bots that are …

Facebook Tries New Brand Messaging Idea

Adweek has published a story about a new brand-to-consumer messaging concept being tested by Facebook using Messenger. First discovered by Twitter, the testing was confirmed by Social Pro Daily when it checked with Facebook. Messenger Broadcast is what Facebook is …

Social Media: A Dilemma for Government

Social media works best when a dialog is created between the organization and the individual. State and local governments have found it hard to get residents to follow their social media if they only push out information, so having an …

Google Search’s Twitter Results: A Problem

Search results on Google often give preference to Twitter and tweets. Mashable has come out with strong criticism of these Twitter results, explaining that it leads to the proliferation of “fake news” and “false information”. Jason Abbruzzese, the writer, shows …

What “Fake News” Laws Might Look Like

Some of the social media giants, including Google, Facebook and Twitter, recently appeared before Congress to answer questions about fake news. As legislators debate whether to begin regulating fake news, the Goldman blog looks at what laws European countries have …

Twitter is Testing 280 Characters

Twitter has offered multiple corporations the chance to test using double its allowed characters. The PRWeek article explaining the test and the reaction from some corporations is here. Make sure you look at the tweets included at the end …

Happy Birthday to the Hashtag

It was a decade ago today that the hashtag was born. According to The Telegraph, credited with the invention of the # is former Google and Uber designer Chris Messina. Twitter had already been around for a year. Messina was …

Snapchat Indifferent to Influencers

It appears that Snapchat either doesn’t desire influencers or doesn’t want to encourage them using their platform. At least that’s how Digiday sees the situation. Today they posted an article about the challenges a number of influencers are having with …