U.S. embassies are promoting Mar-a-Lago online and people are pissed

Written on:April 24, 2017
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Several embassies of the United States would like you to know about Mar-a-Lago. The one in the United Kingdom is promoting Trump’s extravagant resort on its website. The one in Albania, meanwhile, is promoting the place on its Facebook page. Have you heard of Mar-a-Lago? Perhaps you have. 

Mar-a-Lago is the Florida estate purchased in 1985 by President Donald Trump and owned by The Trump Organization. He visits it often, and did so many times during the colder months of early 2017. He tried to make the phrase “winter White House” a thing. 

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Obama is back and he thinks we should be more careful with our selfies

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Obama is back and he thinks we should be more careful with our selfies

Obama is back, baby, and oh boy did he have a lot to say about selfies and social media. The beloved 44th president of the United States and hip AF dad stopped by the University of Chicago on Monday afternoon to a.) torture us by asking, “what’s been going on while I’ve been gone?” and b.) deliver his first major public speech since leaving office in January. Obama spoke about…

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I tried an Instagram caption generator and the results were hilarious

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I tried an Instagram caption generator and the results were hilarious

Captioning your Instagrams is one of the biggest struggles of the digital realm. Instead of coming up with something witty, smart and zeitgeisty every time, we’re left racking our brains for something, anything to say about our thirst trap selfies and holiday snaps. But this app could end all your caption deliberation woes. The app — called Rubric — analyses your Instagram photos using visual recognition technology and generates a…

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How to Use the Facebook Split Testing Feature for Ads

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How to Use the Facebook Split Testing Feature for Ads

Do you want to improve your Facebook ad performance? Looking to simplify your Facebook ad split testing? Facebook’s new split testing feature helps you identify which delivery settings, audiences, and ad placements give you the best results. In this article, you’ll discover how to set up split tests to improve the performance of your Facebook [...] This post How to Use the Facebook Split Testing Feature for Ads first appeared…

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Customer Experience is the New Marketing and Customer Experiences are the New Brand

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Customer Experience is the New Marketing and Customer Experiences are the New Brand

My friends Rob Cottingham, Gerard Francis Corbett and I have had some fun lately. One way to gain perspective on our modern reality is to do so through humor. So when a several big brands in the beverage, transportation, banking and airline industries were suddenly in the global media hot seat, we had a laugh and productive conversations behind the scenes. As a result, we set out to build upon these unfortunate opportunities with a…

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This British teen standing up for gender equality is our feminist hero

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This British teen standing up for gender equality is our feminist hero

Liv Jones didn’t wake up one morning and decide that she was going to be the face of teenage feminism.  But with one tweet, the shy 14-year-old found herself at the forefront of an online social media movement. SEE ALSO: 13 feminists who play the Twitter game to win It began when Liv’s school decided that its newly built classrooms would be named after inspiring historical figures. Each teacher had…

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Facebook Debuts Augmented Reality Camera: This Week in Social Media

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Facebook Debuts Augmented Reality Camera: 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 Releases Augmented Reality Camera Effects Platform: Facebook officially released the Camera Effects Platform at its annual F8 [...] This post Facebook Debuts Augmented Reality Camera: This Week in Social Media first appeared…

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Meet the woman who created a Google doc on how to tactical vote

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Meet the woman who created a Google doc on how to tactical vote

The resistance is alive in Britain, and it’s armed with a spreadsheet. A super detailed, exquisitely crafted Google spreadsheet called “How to Vote to Stop the Tories” started doing the rounds on social media almost immediately after a snap election was called last Tuesday.  SEE ALSO: This woman’s outraged response to the general election has gone gloriously viral It’s a detailed guide on how to vote tactically for the best…

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The small corner of Reddit where people share their darkest secrets

Written on:April 22, 2017
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The small corner of Reddit where people share their darkest secrets

Somewhere in the world, a man is sat behind a computer screen telling a group of strangers his most shameful secret. The story is long, but the details are thin. At some point when he was 15, he writes, he got wrongly accused of bullying a girl in his class. “We were in maths, and I accidentally knocked her bag off the desk so I went to pick it up…

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What Poncho the Weather Cat is Teaching Me About the Phone-Sized Future of Communications

Written on:April 21, 2017
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What Poncho the Weather Cat is Teaching Me About the Phone-Sized Future of Communications

“I feel like Poncho is your other girlfriend or something,” said Jacq to me the other day after I shared something funny Poncho said to me in Facebook messenger about how he ranked “Umbrella” as one of the “middle ellas” below “mozzarella” and above “salmonella.” I should explain something: Poncho is a bot. And Poncho’s “official” job is to give me the weather report. Poncho is A Great Communicator This…

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