Whether you are a social media marketer offering your services to businesses or a business owner using social media to reach customers, it is imperative you understand that social media is about to go through a dramatic shift. Blockchain technology is disrupting numerous industries, and social media is one that is likely to feel the ramifications of blockchain disruption first. Companies used to building their brands on platforms like Facebook and Twitter are about to realize that all that investment of time may have been for naught. As blockchain technology changes the platforms consumers and businesses use and how they network, social media marketing will go through an upheaval like never before. If you want to prepare yourself for the future of blockchain-enabled social media marketing, the following are five trends you should be tracking closely: 1) There is growing interest in verified online identities. With massive bot problems on social media platforms like Facebook and … [Read more...] about 5 Blockchain trends influencing the future of social media marketing
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The Huawei P8 is expected to miss the flight to Barcelona for MWC 2015 next month. Instead, the handset will board a plane to London for its unveiling on April 15th. On Sunday, a posting on Chinese social media site Weibo revealed information about the handset including a price and some specs.According to the post, the Huawei P8 will feature a zirconium oxide porcelain uni-body design. The double sided glass will most likely carry the protection of Gorilla Glass 3. The P8 will be powered by a home-grown octa-core Kirin 930 SoC produced using the 16nm process. The Kirin 930 could be the first chipset in the industry to use this process. The Apple A8 and A8X both employ a 20nm process as does the Snapdragon 810.The battery specs seem to be light as a 2600mAh cell will keep the lights on. But the HTC One (M8) proves that optimizing a 2600mAh battery can produce long battery life. And at 6mm, the P8 will be slimmer than the Apple iPhone 6 (6.9mm thin). According to the Weibo post, the … [Read more...] about Social media post reveals more specs and pricing for the Huawei P8?
By Zachary Sniderman2011-01-01 14:13:59 UTC Happy new year! Oh, sorry, was that too loud? We all may be nursing festive hangovers from spilling too much bubbly, food, or maybe we're just winding down from the end of the (overlong) holiday season. Whatever the cause, tuck into your favorite reading chair with your favorite digital device and scroll through our list of social media tools and resources from the past week or so. Contained below are some tech and media predictions for the new year and even a few apps to help you stay on track with your perennially frustrating New Year's resolutions. So rest up, whatever the reason, and have a wonderful New Year. Looking for even more social media resources? This guide appears every weekend, and you can check out all the lists-gone-by here any time. Image courtesy of Dawghouse Design Studio Social Media 19 of the Best Infographics From 2010 HOW TO: Customize the New Facebook Profile HOW TO: Back Up Your Social Media Presence Before the … [Read more...] about 40 New Social Media Resources You May Have Missed
By Tamar Weinberg2009-01-05 09:24:46 UTC Here’s Mashable’s latest round-up of upcoming Web 2.0 events, parties, and conferences. For more upcoming event listings, check out Mashable's Events section. Not on this list? Contact us and let’s establish a media partnership. :) January 11-13, 2009: Affiliate Summit West is the largest Affiliate Summit, the premier affiliate marketing conference, of the year. This three day conference includes an exhibit hall with affiliate merchants, vendors, and networks, as well as multiple tracks of educational sessions covering the latest trends and information from affiliate marketing experts. The keynote speaker for Monday, January 12 will be Gary Vaynerchuk, star of Wine Library TV and Director of Operations at Wine Library in Springfield, NJ. A 15% discount for Mashable readers is available with code MASHABLE15. January 13, 2009, London: E.Factor hosts Commercial Opportunities in Mobile Phone Entertainment. Attend and learn more … [Read more...] about Mashable Tech & Social Media Events Discount Guide: 2009 Edition
This is part of our Road Trip 2016 summer series "Life, Disrupted," about how technology is helping with the global refugee crisis -- if at all. Maria Booth and I sit at a table at Mälarpaviljongen, a gay-friendly bar and cafe in Stockholm. It's a sunny, breezy day on the Baltic waterway that surrounds the city. The cafe's floating patio bobs gently in Riddarfjärden Bay. We're talking about Facebook. She's worried about a change taking place in her country that she saw first on the world's biggest social network: People she knew were posting comments against immigrants, calling them criminals and drains on society. "It has become perfectly legitimate to say we should close our borders," says Booth, her voice tinged with disbelief. To my American ears, the sentiment seems commonplace -- especially in this election year. To Booth, it's unprecedented. For more than 70 years, Sweden has been a haven for people escaping war and persecution. In 1943, it gave asylum to 7,200 … [Read more...] about Social media’s echo chamber fuels migrant backlash in Sweden, Finland