Facebook Is a Bigger Source for Political News Than CNN, Fox

Facebook is the second-biggest source where Americans with Internet access get their political news, trailing only local TV, according to a Pew Research study. The report, based on a recent poll of 2,901 people, found 49% of respondents got political news from local TV and 48% from Facebook in a typical week. That compares to

7 Tips for Using Social Media During Conferences

So, you’re attending a conference. You’ve paid the entrance fee, put on the best outfit ever, grabbed a big stack of business cards and made sure your LinkedIn profile is up to date. The one piece of the conference puzzle I can almost guarantee you’re missing? Social media. With the rise of platforms like Twitter

Chili's Cook Fired for Posting Shirtless Photos on Facebook

We’ll have the Triple Dipper with a side of chest hair. (At least we hope that’s just chest hair.) Chili’s Grill & Bar fired a cook after he posted topless photos of himself posing inside the restaurant’s kitchen, ABC Action News reports See also: Pro Tip for Online Daters: Don’t Sneak Into Your Ex’s House

Tweet a Short Story for a Chance to Win a Copy of Margaret Atwood's 'Stone Mattress'

Novels, poems, essays, children’s books — Margaret Atwood can write it all Since she released her first poetry collection Double Persephone in 1961, Atwood has published more than 50 works, including her dystopian masterpiece The Handmaid’s Tale. See also: Read the First Story from Margaret Atwood’s ‘Stone Mattress,’ Our MashableReads Selection Most recently, Atwood has

What's Really the Difference Between Facebook Pages, Groups and Profiles?

With several overlapping features, Facebook‘s Pages, groups and profiles leave many users confused Together, these three functions help us stay connected, but each has its own purpose and works for different types of content. Whether you want to stay in touch with friends, promote your brand or meet others with the same hobbies, we can

Snapchat Freaks Out Users With First Ad for 'Ouija'

Snapchat ads have officially arrived The photo sharing app’s first advertisement was a 20-second trailer for the upcoming horror movie from Universal Pictures, Ouija. See also: 9 Things We’d Change About Snapchat As previously outlined by the company, the ad appeared in the app’s “Recent Updates” section and users can choose whether or not they

Facebook Stickers: This Week in Social Media

Welcome to our weekly edition of what’s hot in social media news. To help you stay up-to-date with social media, here are some of the news items that caught our attention. What’s New This Week? Facebook Brings Stickers to Comments: “Just tap the smiley face icon in the bottom-right of any comment field to pick

Male Models in Quarantine After Possible Ebola Exposure

Two men who were on board a plane from Ohio with Amber Vinson, the second Dallas healthcare worker to contract Ebola, have decided to quarantine themselves These are not your average Joes, thoughAxl Goode and Taylor Cole work as models for adult romance novels (think Fabio). See also: 6 Strange Ebola-Themed Products for Sale Online

If You Printed All the Instagram Photos in a Year, How Far Would They Reach?

Every year, Instagram users upload 21.9 billion photos to the visual social network. Selfies, food porn, adorable animals — they all flood the favored photo app every second, and it would take multiple lifetimes just to double-tap them all. Kim Kardashian (the reigning queen of Instagram’s most-liked photo) would have to spend 286 million years

Facebook News Feed: How to Respond to Facebook Changes

Do you use Facebook to promote your business? Are you curious how to respond to the recent changes to the Facebook news feed? To learn how to navigate these important changes to Facebook’s news feed, I interview Mari Smith, the “Queen of Facebook.” More About This Show The Social Media Marketing podcast is an on-demand talk