Facebook M is gonna sit on your digital shoulder
Facebook M is gonna sit on your digital shoulder

Facebook M is gonna sit on your digital shoulder, whispering advice and suggestions as you stare into your screens chatting with friends on Messenger. Facebook announced April 6 it is rolling out to chat app Messenger users a relatively tame version of its artificial intelligence (AI) experiment, M, to make the app more “useful, seamless […]

Facebook Events app & Facebook Marketplace
Facebook Events app & Facebook Marketplace

Everyone’s favorite social media behemoth continues ingratiating itself into our daily lives with its new Facebook Events app & Facebook Marketplace. That’s right, Facebook Events has become such a popular (bordering on indispensable) feature it’s being rolled out as a stand-alone app, as Facebook is wont to do. For now it’s only available for iOS smartphones […]

Twitter tries tamping troll trespasses
Twitter tries tamping troll trespasses

Twitter tries tamping troll trespasses – finally, maybe – in an effort to further reduce the hate, abuse and general assholiness on everyone’s favorite microblog. Not that Twitter is a cesspool. It isn’t. But for way too many – especially women, especially younger women – the trolls find it way too easy to foment hate, […]

Our little Instagram is growing up!
Our little Instagram is growing up!

Once upon a time the darling of the teeny-bopper crowd, everyone’s favorite photo-sharing social network is rapidly maturing; our little Instagram is growing up! And, no, we’re not talking necessarily about Instagram Stories, the most recent addition to the Insta-tools. Anyone can copy Snapchat, we suppose. Nor are we discussing the hotly debated shift to […]

Peer pressure is big for social media teens
Peer pressure is big for social media teens

According to a scientific study peer pressure is big for social media teens. Jeez, who knew? Seriously, researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA, if you didn’t already know), actually devoted time, effort, scientific research & money to discover teens are influenced by their peers. Yea, we know. It’s a stunning revelation. The […]

We are entertained by the social media
We are entertained by the social media

Of all the many uses and functions it would appear mostly we are entertained by the social media. At least we seek most entertainment on the social media, according to data compiled by GlobalWebIndex, a digital market research firm based in London. To be precise, 60 percent of social media denizens use the social networks […]

The ongoing skirmish over digital advertising
The ongoing skirmish over digital advertising

The ongoing skirmish over digital advertising, particularly on the social media, may have just escalated a bit. Facebook, the world’s largest social medium at 1.5 billion users, announced Aug. 9 it’s going to pretty much roll right over your ad blocking software and deliver ads to your news feed whether you like it or not. […]

Facebook seeks to reduce clickbait
Facebook seeks to reduce clickbait

Facebook seeks to reduce clickbait, if not eliminate it entirely, with its latest promised newsfeed algorithm changes. Clickbait is, of course, among the most pernicious banes of the digital world: those headlines or posts you see which entice you, like a digital siren’s song of sensationalism, to a specific web page where…God only knows what […]

The social media are mainstream
The social media are mainstream

The social media are mainstream. One can hardly dispute that, these days. In fact, the very term, “mainstream media” may be just about as ridiculous as the silliness of “lamestream media.” But, nonetheless, media is media and communication is communication and digital marketing is every bit as valid, useful and productive as any other form […]