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Islamic State Militants Exploit Digital Services to Disseminate Video of Apparent Murder Journos promote photos of victim in happier times to counter

The group calling itself Islamic State (ISIS) did something truly abominable by any humane standard today: They posted onto several Internet video services footage of a masked, black-robed man appearing…

August 19, 2014, 7:13 PM EDT

Meet the Hero Designer Who Publicly Shamed Showtime for Asking Him to Work for Free How Dan Cassaro's tweet became a rallying cry

When Showtime invited Dan Cassaro to join a design "contest" he felt amounted to milking professionals for free work, he let the network—and the world—know how he felt about it. The…

August 19, 2014, 12:39 PM EDT

Predictive Data Boosts Social Messaging by 91% Helps media and entertainment brands the most

Real-time social messaging is most beneficial to brands in the media and entertainment sectors, according to SocialFlow's latest study that examined 1.6 million posts by brands. The New York company found…

August 19, 2014, 11:27 AM EDT

Twitter Experiments With Favorited Tweets in Timeline Users are annoyed

Twitter is experimenting with highlighting favorited tweets, with a number of users seeing favorited tweets from users they follow in their timeline as well as receiving notifications when others follow…

August 18, 2014, 5:14 PM EDT

Funny or Die Reveals 10 Percent of Its Kik Fans Click on Video Messages 'Never seen that kind of number'

Funny or Die found a new way to boost video views. All it takes is a little Kik—help from the messaging apps' new Promoted Chats product. The digital comedy crew…

August 18, 2014, 4:39 PM EDT

National Geographic Ranked No. 1 in Social Media Among Publishers Visual storytelling boosts brand

National Geographic is the king of the social media jungle, according to a top 10 list released by Shareablee. The New York-based digital data company has ranked NatGeo as the most…

August 18, 2014, 12:13 PM EDT

Burger King Is Getting 380 Tweets Every Minute for Chicken Fries Underscores how 'bring back' strategy is all about social

If you've ever wondered why Burger King, McDonald's and KFC consistently "bring back" shelved menu items (respectively, Chicken Fries, McRib/Shamrock Shake, the Double Down "sandwich") for a limited time, the…

August 15, 2014, 4:52 PM EDT

American Express’ ‘Favorited’ Tweets Triple With Artist-Created Posts Instagram 'likes' are also up

American Express has long made art a central part of its marketing. The financial giant worked with photographer Annie Leibovitz in 1987 to photograph celebrity cardmembers, including Ellen DeGeneres. And…

August 15, 2014, 10:12 AM EDT

Facebook Wants to Show That Mobile Ads Affect Desktop Purchases Social giant unveils cross-device reporting

Facebook has introduced cross-device reporting to potentially help marketers understand how their mobile ads on the social platform influence consumers' desktop decisions.  According to the Menlo Park, Calif.-based digital giant, marketers…

August 13, 2014, 1:46 PM EDT

Twitter Says Over 13 Million Accounts May Be Bots and Fakes And that estimate may be conservative, according to its SEC filing

Updated: The initial version of this story reported that 23 million Twitter users were bots, based on the 8.5 percent of Twitter users who use an automatic platform to access…

August 12, 2014, 11:23 PM EDT

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