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UNICEF taps Snapchat to spread word about Nigeria's child refugees

#BringBackOurChildhood aims to reach a maximum number of people with the minimum expenditure of funds

Facebook tries to keep it real by killing more 'fake' likes

The company has improved its technology for detecting suspicious patterns of likes


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Feds lay down social media rules; enterprises should, too

The U.S. government is telling federal employees what they can and cannot post or tweet about on their favorite social networks. Companies need to do the same thing.

Should computers determine how our kids learn to talk? Maybe not

Questions raised about algorithm ethics deserve our urgent attention, scholars said

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Why LinkedIn spent big on Lynda.com

LinkedIn’s $1.5 billion acquisition of Lynda.com is the fourth-largest deal in social media history. It stands to become a major boon to LinkedIn’s future, but first it must integrate the educational technology into its platform.

Instagram clarifies rules to ban revenge porn

The site also expressly forbids posts with sexual content involving minors

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Why you can't trust job search experts over (or under) 30

Get the take on job search from someone who has been "in the trenches," and at the same time learn the latest, greatest techniques available to you. Explore the value in both ways before going all in.

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The Internet of Things is a necessary choice for the enterprise

The Internet of Things (IoT) is not a choice for enterprises but necessary for enterprises to maintain relevance and control over their markets.

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Don’t be duped: Beware of these Twitter parody accounts

No, Mark Zuckerberg and these other tech celebrities aren’t really following you on Twitter

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Boston Marathon runners warned not to overshare on social media

The Boston Athletic Association (BAA) has warned participants in next Monday's Boston Marathon against posting their bib numbers on social media sites like Facebook and Twitter, or risk having their results wiped out.

Twitter turns its home page into a news and information hub

The redesign is aimed at winning over the uninitiated

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A revamped Microsoft Delve looks like a corporate mashup of Facebook and LinkedIn

Delve has leaped beyond curating documents to curating everything about you and your job. There's even a blog and mobile apps.

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LinkedIn Elevate aims to turn employees into content sharing machines

LinkedIn says sharing more content online can help improve your bottom line and now it has a paid app to increase your sharing.

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LinkedIn love: The 17 countries with the most users

LinkedIn recently announced its latest global membership numbers, and while the United States is the leader, the other countries with the most LinkedIn users might surprise you.

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Traction Watch: How Spredfast Handled A Growth Bump

After merging with Mass Relevance, Spredfast had to absorb 150 new employees in a single day. This is how it managed its growth.

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Is anyone using Facebook at Work?

Very few companies have access to Facebook at Work, the company's social network for business, and the platform wasn’t mentioned at all during Facebook’s annual developer conference last month. However, the company says it is working...

Facebook still king of social media among teens

But Instagram and Snapchat don't fall too far behind

YouTube confirms plans for ad-free subscription service

The price of the service hasn't been revealed

Mark Pincus tries again to save Zynga, stepping in as CEO

Pincus will replace CEO Don Mattrick, who took the helm less than two years ago

Facebook releases a standalone Messenger web app

It has many of Messenger's mobile app features

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