Tired of the daily social media grind? Don’t chuck your smartphone out the window just yet.
Getting 182 Likes on your new Facebook profile photo is exciting, and the Instagram you uploaded from the beach probably did make your friends jealous. But sometimes, you just need to back away and use a different part of your brain. The part of your brain that thinks in more than 140 characters at a time.
State.com released a brutally honest ad for its new app, which it hopes will serve as an online outlet for opinions. The millions of preloaded topics range from politics to music preferences, which are available for users to rate and comment on — sans social media. Those user opinions are then recorded and turned into distribution graphs. Read more…More about Viral Videos, Ads, Apps, Social Media, and Funny
In the new episode of Mashable Minute, your daily news digest, Elliott Morgan breaks down a new study comparing the frequency of certain terms used in U.S. states
As it turns out, people in Florida would rather talk about sex than Netflix, shopping or church. Nothing weird there, right? However, they’d rather talk about beer than any of that stuff. Go figure
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Breaking up is hard to do, and it’s even harder when you go as naturally together as steak and A.1. But not all change is a bad thing.
After nearly 50 years, A.1. is removing the “steak” from its name in order to include all the other delicious food pairings that the savory sauce can accompany. After years listening to customers’ stories of their sauce’s love affairs with various other dishes, A.1. Sauce is embracing all foodies with its “For Almost Everything. Almost.” campaign, which imagines the conscious uncoupling occurring on FacebookFacebook, Advertising, Viral Videos, Social Media, and Funny
It’s hard to imagine a modern world without social media. We rely on social networks to consume the news, communicate with friends and even do our jobs. Social media has transformed the way we explore both the digital and physical world.
Mashable is celebrating the power of social media with our fifth annual Social Media Day on June 30th. To help us celebrate, we want to know which social networks you value most. Which network can’t you live without? What was the first social network that you joined?
Let us know in the survey below. Read more…More about Social Network, Social Media, Social Media Day, Travel Leisure, and Work Play
You could be addicted to your Android phone. Thus, you should download an Android app that will make you stop using Android apps so much
Something is flawed with that logic, right? Well, Elliott Morgan — the Channing Tatum of phone users — tries to make sense out of it in the latest episode of Mashable Minute
And in Monday’s episode, Elliott explains why he hates printers. So, so much.Android, Social Media, and Youtube
Facebook engagement won’t necessarily rev a brand’s sales, but it does serve one purpose, according to a new report: It acts as market research for social media advertising.
SocialCode, a marketing technology firm, argues that consumer engagement with a brand’s Facebook posts have a weak correlation with sales. If you create a campaign trying to evoke as much interaction as possible, you’ll wind up targeting a relatively small group, but at a fairly high frequency
A more successful campaign would focus on reach and frequency, the two variables that are used to measure the success of TV campaigns Read more…More about Facebook, Social Media, Business, Advertising, and Marketing
Facebook unveiled a new audio recognition feature on Wednesday which, when turned on, will identify songs or television shows that you’re listening to, in hopes you’ll share that information with your friends
With the update, the Facebook app will use the phone’s microphone to listen in on noise and sounds nearby. The feature is able to identify millions of songs and TV shows from 160 different stations, according to Aryeh Selekman, a product manager at the company Read more…More about Facebook, Music, Television, Social Data, and Tv
Facebook began rolling out one of its most monumental upgrades two days ago, as revolutionary in its own way as the Like button. But most longterm observers of the social network missed its true significance
The upgrade came in the form of a little grey button that looks humble, but is branded with the most pivotal action a human can take: Ask. Because of that button, people will marry, babies will be born, lives will be irrevocably altered, empires will rise and fall. It sounds crazy, but stay with me here
Facebook has such a mind-bogglingly large number of active monthly users, 1.3 billion, that almost any significant new feature to the service has the potential for tremendous ripple effects on the population of the planet — especially when that feature has to do with the most fundamental relationships we can possibly have with each other. Read more…More about Facebook, Ask, and Social Media
Selfies — or, you know, pictures you take of yourself — are not just a slightly annoying trend, they’re also a business. In the latest episode of Mashable Minute, Elliott Morgan dives into the weird world of selfie economics!
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