Social Media Newsfeed: Twitter CFO’s Account Hacked | Facebook Atlas Ad Network Expands

Twitter CFO's account hacked, sending out spammy links. Facebook opens up Atlas ad network to more brands and agencies. These stories, and more, in today's Morning Social Media Newsfeed.

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Twitter Finance Chief’s Twitter Account Gets Hacked (SocialTimes)
Tuesday the Twitter profile of the company’s chief financial officer, Anthony Noto, was hacked. The account began tweeting spammy links at a number of seemingly random users, directing them to the website. USA Today
“We’ve locked the account down and deleted the Tweets. There’s no indication any account information was accessed,” Jim Prosser, Twitter spokesman, said. CNBC reported that some 296 tweets were sent in an eight-minute period. CNBC This was the second time in three months that Noto’s own Twitter account made news. In late November, he apparently posted as a public tweet something related to an acquisition that was intended to have been a private direct message. Bloomberg Business Twitter accounts with large followings are often compromised. Newsweek magazine’s Twitter account was also hacked on Tuesday, with fake messages posted threatening President Barack Obama’s family and claiming to publish confidential government documents.

Facebook Brings New Partners Into Its Ad Network of the Future (Adweek)
Facebook is opening its ad tech to more agencies and brands after making a round of new deals with big holding companies and advertising software firms. Publicis and its tech arm, VivaKi, are now plugged into Facebook’s Atlas ad network, which launched in the fall to compete with Google’s DoubleClick and to help brands and agencies deliver ads across the Internet, desktop computers and mobile devices.

Yelp Gets into the Delivery Business with Eat24 Acquisition (The Next Web)
Yelp is about to get a bit more useful. The app and site you check before you eat anywhere new just announced that it has acquired food delivery service Eat24.

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Facebook Takes on Craiglist, Adds Tools for Selling to a Group (CNET)
Facebook on Tuesday started rolling out a way for people to post items for sale in a group — a new destination for virtual garage sales. The new features include a way to catalog the items up for sale and those you sold previously, and the ability to mark an item as sold.

YouTube Ditches Flash For HTML5 Video Format (SocialTimes)
Over the past few years, Flash has become an increasingly unpopular as a format for video content. YouTube began supporting a HTML5 solution back in 2010, but now the video service decided HTML5 will be the new default.

Seattle Police Chief Says Crackdown on Cops’ Social Media Posts Needed (
Seattle police chief Kathleen O’Toole has now placed a second officer on paid leave over racially charged social media posts she says have been “called into question.” “I think it was the totality of the circumstances and beyond the heels of other similar cases that we felt it was really important to not only investigate this big case but also the development of the new policy,” O’Toole told KIRO Radio’s Jason Rantz Show.

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Infographic: Creating Strong Visual Content (SocialTimes)
Content has to be eye-catching to win the battle for eyeballs, and Market Domination Media teamed up with HubSpot to provide marketers with three keys to creating strong visual content, as well as a five-step process for accomplishing that task. The three keys to strong visual content, according to the two companies, are consistent color range, fonts that match your message and use of social media templates.

Finally! Flipboard Brings its Clean Design to Desktop (Re/code)
Starting Tuesday, you could access Flipboard from your desktop. It runs in your web browser, and if you already have an account, you can log in at

AP Offering ‘Slow TV’ for Breaking News (LostRemote)
The AP is experimenting with a live-streaming feature for breaking news and, they’re calling it “slow streaming.” Don’t worry, that doesn’t mean you have to use dial-up to watch it, but that it’s just a stream of live action, no anchors, no producers clamoring for a hook, just the live-feed.

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