What is Twitter for?
The genius of the social network is that there's no one answer to the question. Twitter can be used for so many things: to broadcast updates about your life, to engage in conversations with friends, strangers, public figures and brands, to report and disseminate information, to react to or to chat about current events, from developing news stories to soapy TV shows. Its uses continue to grow and evolve; that’s the magic of the platform.
Google set the stage by changing the way your web / blog site shows up on the SERP's, (Search Engine Result Pages), when they changed from their complex algorithm to mostly ranking based on the amount of content you have. Google called these massive changes "Panda", "Penguin", and "Hummingbird". Quickly after Google changed the way analyzed their search all of the other search engines follow suite.
These changes took web pages that have been performing in the top one, two or three listings on Google and sent them to the search engine Siberia; the 20th page or worse! This really ticked off a lot of SEO people and web site owners who spent years and thousands of dollars optimizing their pages to meet Google's requirements.
Much has been said about Millennials favoring mobile phones over cars. But a new survey has found something far more surprising: Millennials would rather stink and go without brushing their teeth than give up their mobile phone.
A survey of smartphone owners conducted by Braun Research on behalf of Bank of America found that 96 percent of respondents ages 18 to 24 consider their phones very important, versus 93 percent for toothbrushes and 90 percent for deodorant. Predictably, cars trailed in importance for this age group, though perhaps not as much as you might expect (at 80 percent).
She has many careers, but until now, Barbie hasn't exactly had a resume. But now Mattel's iconic doll has joined the world of 21st century professional networking with her own LinkedIn Page. Aimed at inspiring young girls, the page is for Entrepreneur Barbie, who tells us: "My new business is "Dream Incubator" where I act as a consultant, helping girls around the world play out their imagination, try on different careers, and explore the world around them. Our company tagline is "If you Can Dream It, You Can Be it!"
The crowdfunding effort has now achieved the highest number of backers ever for that platform.
The grassroots campaign that has made headlines and that spread wildly through social media marketing and sharing, with support from some of the biggest names from Kickstarter and celebrities across the entire spectrum in order to bring back Reading Rainbow in a mobile app format that will be free to classrooms in need across the United States, has now reached well beyond even its highest goals.
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