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Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg is on a mission to bring the whole world online. How you can save six hours a week on social media planning. These stories, and more, in today's Morning Social Media Newsfeed.

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NewFacebookLogoFacebook Ready to Spend Billions to Bring Whole World Online: Zuckerberg (Reuters)
Facebook is prepared to spend billions of dollars to reach its goal of bringing the Internet to everyone on the planet, chief executive Mark Zuckerberg said on Friday. “What we really care about is connecting everyone in the world,” Zuckerberg said at an event in Mexico City hosted by Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim. NBC Bay Area According to a report, about 3 billion of the world’s population of 7.3 billion will have Internet access by the end of the year. About 1.3 billion people use Facebook, and the company began launching the project to connect others around the world with Internet access in Asia and Africa. Tech Times Zuckerberg told the attendees that the Internet reached 50 percent of Mexico. He said the country’s Internet penetration was above the global average, but the Internet was still failing to reach 60 million Mexican citizens. The Wall Street Journal/Digits The event was organized by the Telmex Foundation of billionaire Carlos Slim, whose phone company is the biggest Internet and mobile service provider in Mexico. Telmex had no immediate information on any potential agreement with Facebook.

How to Save Six Hours a Week on Social Media Planning (The Next Web)
Social media shouldn’t be a time waster. It should be a money maker. I wrote this article so you can save at least six hours each week on social media.

Ads on YouTube Result in Higher Conversion Rates Than Any Other Network (SocialTimes)
Earlier this year in a report from Shopify, we learned that YouTube seemed to have a lower conversion rate and a lower average order value than other social networks when it came to social commerce. However, there’s new data suggesting that YouTube may actually be the best social converter out there.

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With Videos of Killings, ISIS Hones Social Media as a Weapon (The New York Times)
The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, known as ISIS, clearly has a sophisticated production unit, with good cameras, technically proficient operators and editors who have access to all the best tools. What they made are modern media artifacts being used to medieval ends.

Facebook Tweaking Icon That Allows Page Admins to Post as Themselves or Their Pages? (AllFacebook)
Facebook appears to be tinkering with the icon some page administrators are seeing, which allows them to switch between posting as themselves or their pages. Readers Alessandra Rossi and Thodoris Konsoulas of Social Media Life tipped off AllFacebook, and the screenshots are from Konsoulas.

Facebook’s Blue Dinosaur is Ready to Help Fix Your Privacy Settings (The Verge)
Facebook has garnered a reputation for hopelessly complicated privacy settings, and now, a decade into its existence, the company’s turning to a cute blue dinosaur to educate its users. It’s called Privacy Checkup, and all users will see it over the coming weeks.

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5 Ways to Use Twitter That Don’t Involve Tweeting (AllTwitter)
If the thought of sending your 140-character thoughts out into the world has you paralyzed, never fear: there are plenty of ways to use Twitter that don’t actually involve tweeting. With over half a billion tweets sent every day, there is a constant exchange of information happening right now about pretty much every topic imaginable. You can use Twitter to learn about a variety of topics.

Teachers and Social Media: Trekking on Treacherous Terrain (San Jose Mercury News)
When news broke last month that Newark teacher Krista Hodges used Twitter to express her desire to stab some of her students and pour hot coffee on them, the questions arose quickly: Aren’t there rules about that? Why wasn’t she fired?

CBS News Foreign Correspondent Clarissa Ward Hosts Facebook Chat About ISIS (LostRemote)
Clarissa Ward was in Istanbul recently speaking with a European jihadi who left Syria because of how terror-group ISIS has changed the nature of the war in Syria. Ward – a broadcast journalist – has been covering the war diligently and has spoken to many jihadists in Syria over the past few months. Taking a break from her on-air and in-the-field duties, Ward hosted a Facebook Q&A from London to field questions about ISIS, taking people behind the scenes of what it’s like to be a war correspondent and sharing her thoughts on situation.

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