If you’re not mobile you’re standing still
If you’re not mobile you’re standing still

If you’re not mobile you’re standing still. If your digital marketing is not focused on mobile devices, you aren’t moving anywhere. You’re not advancing. Let’s face reality here. The most frequent way people access the internet today is on a mobile device; a smartphone, a tablet, often both; often at the same time. “In a […]

U.S. digital advertising in 2017: $83 billion
U.S. digital advertising in 2017: $83 billion

U.S. digital advertising in 2017: $83 billion. At least that’s the number predicted earlier this month by eMarketer, the respected market research company, which also pointed out the figure will take into account a nearly 16 percent increase in digital ad spend over 2016. The numbers are important because the U.S. digital ad market is […]

Contact Congress through Facebook
Contact Congress through Facebook

Thanks to a new tool rolled out March 27 you can now contact Congress through Facebook. The tool, called Town Hall, makes it especially easy for the roughly 213.7 million Americans who regularly use Facebook to reach out directly to members of congress and, even, if you want, the president. And, yes, nearly all elected […]

You belong now to Comcast & Verizon & AT&T
You belong now to Comcast & Verizon & AT&T

You belong now to Comcast & Verizon & AT&T and all the other big corporations from whom you receive the internet in America. And by, “you,” what we mean is all the data you generate when you go online with your home computers and mobile devices: all your browsing history, your record of purchases, your […]

Twitter suspended nearly 400K terrorist accounts
Twitter suspended nearly 400K terrorist accounts

Twitter suspended nearly 400K terrorist accounts in the second half of 2016, according to its latest Transparency Report, published March 21. The company removed those accounts on its own, after its own investigations, without waiting for complaints to be filed by Twitter users themselves. Twitter users or governments reporting tweets promoting terrorism amounted to less […]

Fake news or credible news: friends matter
Fake news or credible news: friends matter

Fake news or credible news: friends matter when it comes to sharing news on the social media according to a new study. “As social platforms such as Facebook or Twitter become major thoroughfares for news, the news organization that does the original reporting still matters,” according to the American Press Institute. “But the study demonstrates […]

Navigation & jamz: Waze & Spotify
Navigation & jamz: Waze & Spotify

On the road again with navigation & jamz: Waze & Spotify are teaming up to link apps and work your tunes into your turns. Talk about a convenient and useful marriage of apps! “With no interruptions, you can navigate to your destination right within the Spotify app allowing you to still listen to all of […]

Surf the internet faster on U.S. coasts
Surf the internet faster on U.S. coasts

Broadband users can surf the internet faster on U.S. coasts than in middle America, according to a new report on connectivity speeds. What this means is residents of the American Midwest, the Great Plains, some parts of the South, the western mountain states tend to have slower internet speeds than residents of the U.S. East […]

Facebook promises no more third-party surveillance
Facebook promises no more third-party surveillance

Facebook promises no more third-party surveillance – that means companies who sell to police agencies information on Facebook users, typically civil protesters. “Today we are adding language to our Facebook and Instagram platform policies to more clearly explain that developers cannot ‘use data obtained from us to provide tools that are used for surveillance’,” posted […]

Maybe 15% of your Twitter luv comes from bots
Maybe 15% of your Twitter luv comes from bots

Maybe 15% of your Twitter luv comes from bots. This according to a new research project conducted jointly by the University of Southern California and Indiana University. “We classified nearly 14 (million) accounts using our system and inferred the optimal threshold scores that separate human and bot accounts for several models with different mixes of […]