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Facebook Releases First Transparency Report

Facebook Releases First Transparency Report | The Future of Social Media: Trends, Signals, Analysis, News | Scoop.it

Facebook released its first-ever transparency report on Tuesday, detailing the number of times governments around the world asked for information on its users and how many times the social networking company turned over the data requested.

The "Global Requests Report" covers the first six months of 2013 until June 30 and reveals that 71 countries requested data on a total of 37,954 to 38,954 users.

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Keep up with the rapidly changing social media industry. Get the big picture and follow the emerging trends. Also: http://sometek.fi (in Finnish)
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AI's Biggest Danger Is So Subtle, You Might Not Even Notice It

AI's Biggest Danger Is So Subtle, You Might Not Even Notice It | The Future of Social Media: Trends, Signals, Analysis, News | Scoop.it
What happens when artificial intelligence that helps us make decisions is so commonplace, we become dependent on it?
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WhatsApp is now free and promises to stay ad-free

WhatsApp is now free and promises to stay ad-free | The Future of Social Media: Trends, Signals, Analysis, News | Scoop.it

WhatsApp is dropping its subscription fees to access the popular messaging service. WhatsApp introduced the fees a few years ago, forcing new users to pay an annual 99 cents subscription after the first year. "As we've grown, we've found that this approach hasn't worked well," admits WhatsApp in a company blog post today.

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Peach is the New iPhone App People Are Obsessed With

Peach is the New iPhone App People Are Obsessed With | The Future of Social Media: Trends, Signals, Analysis, News | Scoop.it

Sorry Vine, Periscope, and every other app that was once "hot." Peach is the new kid on the block and it's garnering some major media buzz.

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Google is afraid of something Facebook is doing

Google is afraid of something Facebook is doing | The Future of Social Media: Trends, Signals, Analysis, News | Scoop.it

Facebook is encroaching on Google's territory, offering improved search functionality in its flagship app, and experimenting with search in Messenger, which has 700 million global users. Google is reportedly responding to Facebook's efforts with a messaging app of its own featuring a chat-powered search engine.

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LinkedIn opas: verkostoituminen, työnhaku ja hyvä profiili

LinkedIn opas: verkostoituminen, työnhaku ja hyvä profiili | The Future of Social Media: Trends, Signals, Analysis, News | Scoop.it

Oletko huomannut, miten LinkedIn on kehittynyt parempaan suuntaan viime aikoina? Takavuosien hiljainen CV-pankki on muuttunut vähitellen elävämmäksi vuorovaikutuskanavaksi. Suomalaisten käyttäjien määrä palvelussa on kasvanut tasaisesti ja on nyt jossain 800000 tuntumassa. Tästä LinkedIn oppaasta löydät runsaasti vinkkejä verkostoitumiseen, työnhakuun ja LinkedIn -profiilin hiomiseen vuodelle 2016.

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5 Trends That Will Change How Companies Use Social Media In 2016

5 Trends That Will Change How Companies Use Social Media In 2016 | The Future of Social Media: Trends, Signals, Analysis, News | Scoop.it

So what’s in store for 2016? Here’s a look at five trends that appear set to change how businesses use social media in the year ahead

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Introducing the new Google+

Introducing the new Google+ | The Future of Social Media: Trends, Signals, Analysis, News | Scoop.it
If you head over to Google+ today, you’ll see that things look a little different. Since we last posted, we’ve spent a lot of time listening to what people using Google+ had to say. There were two features they kept coming back to: Communities, which now average 1.2 million new joins per day, and Collections, which launched just five months ago and is growing even faster. Whether it’s the Nonfiction Addiction Community, where people can be found discussing the best in Crime or Travel storytelling, or the Watch Project Collection, where more than 40,000 people are following an antique watch hobbyist, these are the places on Google+ where people around the world are spending their time discovering and sharing things they love.
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The World in 2025: 8 Predictions for the Next 10 Years - Singularity HUB

The World in 2025: 8 Predictions for the Next 10 Years - Singularity HUB | The Future of Social Media: Trends, Signals, Analysis, News | Scoop.it
In 2025, in accordance with Moore's Law, we'll see an acceleration in the rate of change as we move closer to a world of true abundance. Here are eight areas where we'll... read more
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Snapchat just reserved the rights to store and use all selfies taken with the device

Snapchat just reserved the rights to store and use all selfies taken with the device | The Future of Social Media: Trends, Signals, Analysis, News | Scoop.it
Think that picture you're about to send is temporary? Think again
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Digital Transformation of Business and Society — Medium

Digital Transformation of Business and Society — Medium | The Future of Social Media: Trends, Signals, Analysis, News | Scoop.it

humanity will change more in the next twenty years than in the previous 300. With that as a backdrop, he encouraged the audience to look five years into the future and spend 3 to 5% of their time focused on foresight. He quoted Peter Drucker (“In times of change the greatest danger is to act with yesterday’s logic”) and stated that leaders must shift from a focus on what is, to a focus on what could be. Gerd added that “wait and see” means “wait and die” (love that by the way). He urged leaders to focus on 2020 and build a plan to participate in that future, emphasizing the question is no longer what-if, but what-when. We are entering an era where the impossible is doable, and the headline for that era is: exponential, convergent, combinatorial, and inter-dependent — words that should be a key part of the leadership lexicon going forward. 

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Why Facebook's 'dislike' button could change the future of branding | Branding | Creative Bloq

Why Facebook's 'dislike' button could change the future of branding | Branding | Creative Bloq | The Future of Social Media: Trends, Signals, Analysis, News | Scoop.it

Sources have confirmed that the new venture won't actually be as simple as a new 'dislike' button designed to direct negative sentiment. Facebook will in fact be testing a series of five new reaction buttons, allowing the user to express a range of five new sentiments towards a post or piece of content.

It's most likely that the buttons will represent a spectrum of positive to negative sentiment.

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Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, October 10, 2015 9:34 AM

Creating new tools for #content and #user sentiment is a big deal. Marketers need to pay attention. #Brands have to prepare.

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Design In The Age Of The Consumer | TechCrunch

Design In The Age Of The Consumer | TechCrunch | The Future of Social Media: Trends, Signals, Analysis, News | Scoop.it
The Apple iPhone, Spotify’s streaming service and the Tesla Roadster -- all revolutionary pieces of technology that secured competitive advantages because..
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Content Used to Be King. Now It’s the Joker.  Medium

Content Used to Be King. Now It's the Joker. - Startups, Wanderlust, and Life Hacking - Medium

From June 2011 to April 2013, I was a contributor to Forbes.com. When I started, most of the other contributors were journalists, too. But by the time I stopped, we were in the minority. Most of us had been driven out by a combination of the abysmally low pay—$50 a post, which doesn’t really allow for the sort of reporting time required to write a decent story—the click-bait incentives (a $500 bonus if you hit 30,000 uniques, plus a penny more for each unique after that), and the fact that the site had been all but taken over by CEO “thought leaders” and industry shills. But wait, that’s not the punchline. It’s this: Over the past year, I’ve contributed a half dozen more stories to Forbes.com. Not under my own name, but as a ghost writer for a couple different CEOs. For that work I was paid—no exaggeration— TEN times what Forbes ever paid me to write for its site, but Forbes paid nothing for those pieces. That’s the new media system, with “content” at its core. And by the way, it’s not just Forbes. My ghostwritten posts have appeared on VentureBeat, Pando Daily*, Entrepreneur.com, and I’m sure a few more that I’m forgetting

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Moore Than SEO's curator insight, September 23, 2015 3:46 PM

Interesting perspective here - I do agree that ghost writing for content marketing purposes does negatively impact the field of professional writing and journalism. How long till we stop making CEOs sound like thought leaders - when most don't even participate in the brainstorming process for a ghost written article.

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WordPress kotisivut: 12 suunnittelutrendiä vuodelle 2016

WordPress kotisivut: 12 suunnittelutrendiä vuodelle 2016 | The Future of Social Media: Trends, Signals, Analysis, News | Scoop.it
Mitkä ovat vuoden 2016 verkkosuunnittelutrendit ja WordPress sivujen tulevaisuuden näkymät? Tässä 12 ennustusta tulevalle vuodelle.
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Now That Twitter Has Killed Counts, Other Ways To Find Your Shares

Now That Twitter Has Killed Counts, Other Ways To Find Your Shares | The Future of Social Media: Trends, Signals, Analysis, News | Scoop.it

Publishers were in for a disappointment in late 2015 when Twitter announced that it was no longer supporting share counts on tweet buttons, leaving social media managers and publications at a loss for how to validate the social proof of the shareability of their articles. When a social share number drops from 900 and down to 0, concerns arise that the content is not as trustworthy or credible as they lack the endorsement expected of that content.

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The Algorithms Are Taking Over: Who Controls Our Online Future?

The Algorithms Are Taking Over: Who Controls Our Online Future? | The Future of Social Media: Trends, Signals, Analysis, News | Scoop.it
At the core of this digital economy lie a new generation of electronic gatekeepers: a mixture of highly sophisticated computer algorithms tended and programmed by a small cadre of technical elite that determine what we see in the online world. With nearly two thirds of Americans getting their news at least in part from social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook, the decisions made by those algorithms are increasingly wielding an outsized influence on American life.
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5 Biggest Ways Social Media Will Change in 2016

5 Biggest Ways Social Media Will Change in 2016 | The Future of Social Media: Trends, Signals, Analysis, News | Scoop.it

Five major changes are currently rumbling away in social media and they're going to break out in 2016. You need to be ready for them.

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Beyond Elon Musk, artificial intelligence startups are having a moment

Beyond Elon Musk, artificial intelligence startups are having a moment | The Future of Social Media: Trends, Signals, Analysis, News | Scoop.it

After decades of not being taken seriously, artificial intelligence is enjoying a renaissance thanks to better data and computing capacity as well as all the attention showered on products like IBM's dashing Watson, Facebook's personal assistant Mand large AI acquisitions from Google and Apple. Hundreds of millions of dollars are now being invested in AI startups. Yet, the more prominent artificial intelligence becomes, the more it renews old fears about machines taking our jobs and maybe even our lives.

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Your Guide to the Brand New Redesign of Google+

Your Guide to the Brand New Redesign of Google+ | The Future of Social Media: Trends, Signals, Analysis, News | Scoop.it

A major relaunch of Google+ has just been announced, promising enhanced ease of use and a much tighter focus on its core competencies.

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Inside Mark Zuckerberg's Bold Plan For The Future Of Facebook

Inside Mark Zuckerberg's Bold Plan For The Future Of Facebook | The Future of Social Media: Trends, Signals, Analysis, News | Scoop.it
Facebook is firing on all cylinders. Now Mark Zuckerberg is looking to the decade ahead, from AI to VR to drones. The Facebook of today—and tomorrow—is far more expansive than it was just a few years ago. It’s easy to forget that when the company filed to go public on February 1, 2012, it was just a single website and an app that the experts weren’t sure could ever be profitable. Now, "a billion and a half people use the main, core Facebook service, and that’s growing. But 900 million people use WhatsApp, and that’s an important part of the whole ecosystem now," Zuckerberg says. "Four hundred million people use Instagram, 700 million people use Messen­ger, and 700 million people use Groups. Increasingly, we’re just going to go more and more in this direction."
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Verkkosivusto joka myy: konversio-optimointi pähkinänkuoressa

Verkkosivusto joka myy: konversio-optimointi pähkinänkuoressa | The Future of Social Media: Trends, Signals, Analysis, News | Scoop.it
Konversio-optimointi pyrkii muuttamaan suuremman osan verkkosivuston kävijöistä asiakkaiksi. Kirkas tavoite, jota sisältö ja design tukevat, tuo tuloksia.
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Sharing, Gifting, and the Moral Evolution of the Social Web

Sharing, Gifting, and the Moral Evolution of the Social Web | The Future of Social Media: Trends, Signals, Analysis, News | Scoop.it

We have these incredible platforms for social sharing. It is time to ask: what do we want to achieve with them? Is the future of the social web to be an endless cycle of trivial posts and ‘me too’ shares? Or do we want to evolve the culture of social sharing beyond sharing toward co-creative gifting, where people feel invested in building communities gift by gift, proactively advancing a common mission or cause?

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LinkedIn Making All Groups Private & Launching Standalone App | Social Media Today

LinkedIn Making All Groups Private & Launching Standalone App | Social Media Today | The Future of Social Media: Trends, Signals, Analysis, News | Scoop.it

According to VentureBeat and other news outlets, LinkedIn is making a major change to Groups, where a majority of the discussion and interaction on the social platform occurs. As of October 14, Groups will be private, and only members of a certain Group will be able to see the content within that Group, and contributions to the discussions will only be allowed to be posted via Group members. Adding to the privacy, search engines like Google won't be able to crawl the discussions and content of the Groups, which provides members with another layer of privacy on the social media platform.

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Is Twitter Seriously Removing Share Counts? Why Would They Do This?

Is Twitter Seriously Removing Share Counts? Why Would They Do This? | The Future of Social Media: Trends, Signals, Analysis, News | Scoop.it

The news: Twitter share counts will no longer appear alongside Tweet buttons AND third-party direct access to tweet share stats will be curtailed.

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Twitter Plans to Go Beyond Its 140-Character Limit | Re/code

Twitter Plans to Go Beyond Its 140-Character Limit | Re/code | The Future of Social Media: Trends, Signals, Analysis, News | Scoop.it
Twitter is thinking about ways to tweak the 140-character limit to entice new users.
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