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Social Media and Job Search

Is your social media presence hurting your job search?

You hear a lot about what you shouldn't post on social media, but employers are starting to grow weary of hiring candidates who lack a social presence all together. Take control of your brand by balancing your personal and...

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Oculus acquires image recognition startup Surreal Vision

The company's technology could help Oculus apps better mimic reality.

Private, insulting tweet gets Italian senator sued

Economics researcher relayed the message publicly on Twitter and subsequently lodged a complaint

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Facebook brings context to messaging with 'caller ID' for Messenger

Got a message from a Facebook friend, but you can't for the life of you remember who they are? Facebook wants to solve that problem by adding profile data to new message conversations.

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Why Twitter Cards are key to social media marketing

Twitter Cards let you promote brand awareness, drive traffic and ultimately increase sales. You may not be aware of them, but they vastly improve the user experience beyond 140 characters.

Facebook's Instant Articles

Facebook Instant Articles will shake up media (and benefit users)

Facebook is starving for professionally produced media, and publishers are desperate to reach people who abandoned them for social sites, so Facebook's Instant Articles could be a good thing for the company, its publisher partners and...

Tweets now appear in Google search results

Actual tweets will appear on mobile devices, depending on the search

Obama's new Twitter account stays with the office

The @POTUS account has already amassed nearly 1.5 million followers

Facebook could cash in from Messenger games

Facebook is reportedly working with game developers to offer their apps in Messenger

Facebook's Instant Articles

Facebook: The other Internet

People use search engines and other means to discover places to do these things. But Facebook envisions an end to all that. It envisions a world in which people use only one site or one app: Facebook.

Reddit's new anti-harassment rules anger some users

They fear the changes will curtail free expression on the site, and questioned the company's motives

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Domino's 'tweet a pizza emoji, get a real pizza' isn't as stupid as it seems

Send a pizza emoji to the Domino's Twitter account, get a pizza. But why?

Facebook wants to become your news destination of choice with Instant Articles

The company promises faster news on its mobile apps with Instant Articles

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Is Facebook still an innovative company?

It may not always seem like it, but the pace of innovation at Facebook is as swift as ever. Today the majority of the company's most significant improvements relate to its 'family of apps.'

Some Flickr users facing browser support woes

Users have reported problems downloading photos or posting comments

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LinkedIn survey details 'new norms at work'

A recent survey of LinkedIn users aims to gauge modern perceptions about the 'new norms' within the workplace. The findings spotlight some interesting differences between male and female workers, among other things.

Facebook study disputes the 'echo chamber' effect

Almost 30 percent of news articles shared by users cut across ideological lines, Facebook researchers say

Facebook's software smarts put cold storage on a power diet

The company's new backup storage centers get by with less energy

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