Onstage at Code in Southern California this morning, Twitter CEO Dick Costolo fielded questions about whether he’d be keeping his job in the face of outside criticism and angst over the rate of user growth for Twitter.
“The board and I are totally in sync,” Costolo said in response to a question about whether he’d have his job by the end of the year. “You have to focus on the long term and continue to execute on that strategy.”
Ratings and review sites, such as Yelp and others, have been in the news lately and not for the right reasons: Accusations have circulated that paid subscribers to these sites may be deleting customers' negative reviews and that many businesses actually pay for positive ones.
Naturally, consumers have become wary and wonder if they can trust the reviews -- good and bad.
Today at the Google I/O developer conference in San Francisco, Googlers said nothing about its social network, Google+. There are no conference sessions about Google+, either. The same thing happened at last year’s Google I/O.
The social network has undergone a few changes in the past few months. Google quietly removed the Google+ Shared Collections feature, and Google+ has essentially been divided into separate products, Photos and Streams. But you can still access it, of course.
Facebook’s payments rollout continues.
Today the social networking company announced in an email that its payments feature, baked into the standalone Messenger app, will soon be available in “New York City and the surrounding metro areas.” This rollout follows the feature’s official reveal in March (and a year or so of speculation).
Brands that post funny stuff on social media are seen as more memorable, while also gaining insights and emotional responses from the audience.
Laughter is a universal language and one of our first communication methods. Before we had spoken or written language, humans used laughter to express our enjoyment or accession with a certain situation. It's also a form of communication that bridges the gap between various languages, cultures, ages and demographics.
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