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Gab raises $4.8 million for its extremist-friendly social network, claims 400,000 accounts

Amid ongoing disputes about free speech and hate speech, “alternative” social network Gab says it has raised $ 4.8 million and is planning a $ 10 million initial coin offering (ICO). Gab, which has become popular among extreme-right and ultra-conservative figures who have been banned from other platforms, held a second round of fundraising on StartEngine that attracted more than 1,000 ... Read More »

Why social media companies won’t kill off bots


Bots, bots, everywhere, but nothing good to click.  As the social media networks of the world engage in a performative struggle to become good for people’s well being, they have been simultaneously peppered with questions about bots on their respective platforms. The automated accounts degrade the user experience and poison the well, the argument goes, and calls to cull them ... Read More »

Digital Marketing News: State of Social, Super Super Bowl Ads, Scheduled Posts on Instagram

The State of Social 2018 Report: Your Guide to Latest Social Media Marketing Research [New Data]. Buffer teamed up with Social Media Week to collect data from over 1,700 marketers and create a new report with insights ranging from huge opportunities with messaging apps to how successful marketers are measuring social media ROI. Buffer Blog The IAB Offers Guidance to ... Read More »

Apple CEO Tim Cook blames social media and technology ‘overuse’ after iPhone addiction criticisms

Speaking in the U.K. today about Apple’s Everyone Can Code curriculum, CEO Tim Cook briefly addressed the topic of iPhone addiction, seeming to cast blame on social media and the “overuse” of technology. “I don’t have a kid,” said the 57-year-old Cook, “but I have a nephew that I put some boundaries on. There are some things that I won’t ... Read More »

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