Pinterest may be a popular service with an estimated 47.1 million monthly users, but profitable? Not so much To help change that, the social network expanded its ad products on Tuesday by rolling out video ads called Cinematic Pins. Cinematic Pins work similarly to Pinterest’s current ad products, Promoted Pins, in that they’re formatted to [...]

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Facebook’s 1.44 billion users create hundreds of thousands of events on the service every single day. Those events range from small, private dinner parties to Burning Man-themed ragers with guest lists in the hundreds. As Facebook continues to grow in size and influence, its Events team — a group of 30 or so employees, including [...]

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While you might use social media to date, have you considered what it might be like to date social media itself? YouTuber Emma Blackery filmed a sketch where she imagined going on first dates with various personifications of social media sites. As one might expect, Facebook is a little obsessed with who you know, Snapchat [...]

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This year’s Mother’s Day was a banner one for Facebook. The social network said about 229 million people worldwide used Facebook to send 1.8 billion posts or messages about Mother’s Day on Sunday — racking up more mentions than the Super Bowl, the NCAA tournament and the Sochi Olympics combined. For comparison, a total of [...]

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A couple of years ago I was on a family trip. I turned on the hotel television and found a children’s network. Midway through the show all hell broke loose“What is that?! What happened to my show?! Why are they doing that?!”At 5 years old, my son had just seen his first block of TV [...]

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American Greetings The ThankList is presented by American Greetings. We’ve all heard of a bucketlist, but what about a ThankList? It’s a list of people you want to thank for shaping you as a person. And a step toward a world that’s just a little bit nicer. Who’s on your ThankList? It’s 1:30 p.m. – [...]

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It’s time to pay homage to one of your dearest friends — social media Social media has revolutionized the way the world communicates. Breaking news can now be shared in 140 characters or less. Long lost friends are just a Facebook friend request away. And keeping up with celebrities has been made easier with Instagram [...]

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The Met Gala‘s biggest celebs proved that social media cannot be stopped, no matter what Anna Wintour decrees See also: Rihanna’s Met Gala dress: We found memes in a hopeless place Many attendees broke the social media and selfie ban on Monday In fact, almost half of all Met Gala Instagrams featured emoji in the [...]

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Some Facebook users hate change — that’s just fact. Roll out a radically revamped News Feed or tinker too much with privacy settings, and a subset of users inevitably cry foul. That’s what happened when Facebook made its standalone Messenger app a mandatory download last year for people who wanted to continue sending text-based messages [...]

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If you haven’t sent a handwritten thank-you letter to a service member since grade school, a new digital initiative will help you change that — with social media. For Military Appreciation Month, KIND Snacks has partnered with robot-printing tech startup Bond to transform your thank-you tweet to a U.S. military member or veteran into a [...]

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