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Topic: Social Networks

Pot Marketers Must Get Creative as Digital Ad Networks Just Say No

Emerging industry looks to social instead

Weed-focused tech companies say they want to embrace digital advertising full throttle, but the industry is not quite ready for their business. Display ad networks, social networks and search companies present…

Ev Williams: Why I Don't Care if Instagram Has More Users Than Twitter

One metric doesn't tell the whole story

This article first appeared, in a slightly different form, at Medium.com.   I was recently quoted as saying "I don't give a shit" if Instagram has more users than Twitter. If you read…

Here's Why Facebook Never Created a 'Dislike' Button

Liking is universal, but negativity takes many forms, creator explains

As anyone who's posted something ostensibly insightful on Reddit knows, watching your comment get downvoted into a negative abyss can leave you feeling stung and downright pissed off. That's exactly the…

Ello Can't Keep Up With the 45,000 Hourly Requests to Join

Anti-tracking manifesto has led to massive growth

Say hello to Ello, the sleek anti-tracking social network that's making headlines. The company claims that it's now receiving 45,000 requests to join per hour—far more than its beta platform…

Ashley Madison Draws Complaints Over Profile Deletion Fee

Hookup site says it covers administrative costs

Ashley Madison has aroused yet another controversy. The online hookup site, which enables married and partnered men and women to connect on the sly for illicit rendezvous, has apparently made it…

Lovely Ad for Pinterest Shows How It Can Inspire Collaborative Brilliance (or at Least Dinner)

Messaging opens up new possibilities

Pinterest touts its newly unveiled messaging feature in this handsomely shot two-and-a-half minute video from production house Strike Anywhere. The clip is Apple-esque, as are so many personal-tech ads these days,…

How Are Social Networks Evolving? Join Us for #AdweekChat to Weigh In With Experts

Twitter chat begins at 2 p.m. Eastern today

Sometimes it can feel like the world of social media marketing has grown stagnant, with Facebook holding the throne since 2008 and Twitter long dominating real-time discussion. But as Adweek staff…

Facebook Claims Baby-Faced Fraudster Used All The Click Tricks

Marketing underworld exposed

His tabloid name is the Baby-Faced Wolf of Wall Street, and now Facebook wants to paint him as the face of ad fraud. Martin Grunin, a 22-year-old New Yorker, was…

LinkedIn Opens Ad Platform

Launches API for new marketing partners

LinkedIn is opening its ad business with two new offerings. One plugs advertising partners directly into the platform so they can sell ads in users' feeds, and the other helps…

Google Plus Just as Popular as Twitter in U.S., Study Says

And has more visitors than Instagram, Pinterest

Google Plus has the same number of U.S. users as Twitter and more opportunity for brands, according to a new survey from Forrester Research. Google Plus, the 2-year-old network that…

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