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Social Media Editor — Wall Street Journal

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Elana Zak's Biography

Elana Zak is a social media editor at The Wall Street Journal, where she focuses on social media, analytics and digital innovation across the newsroom. Previously, Zak was a writer at Boston University and later a blogger covering technology, social media and journalism for Muck Rack and Mediabistro. She is on the board of the New York City chapter of the Online News Association. Zak has a master's degree ...

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What Would You Call Whole Foods’ New Millennial-Targeted Chain?

blogs.wsj.com — Whole Foods Market Inc. plans to start a chain of smaller, cheaper stores aimed at younger shoppers. As the Journal's Annie Gasparro reports: Whole Foods says the new stores will be complementary to their existing brand, targeting a different type of customer: millennials who are too cost-conscious to shop at the current ones but want the high standards of food quality and ethics that Whole Foods is known for.

Apple Watch: Your Questions Answered

blogs.wsj.com — Apple's first big product in five years, the Apple Watch, goes on sale this week. So, should you get one? Let's look at the reviews. Our personal technology columnists, Geoffrey Fowler and Joanna Stern, each spent a week with the Apple Watch, testing out battery life, performance and durability.

CEOs and Brands Respond to Indiana and Arkansas’ Religious Freedom Laws

blogs.wsj.com — From Apple to Wal-Mart , CEOs and major companies have weighed in on the debate sparked by Indiana and Arkansas' religious-freedom legislation. Opponents of the measures and businesses have said the laws would open the door to gays and lesbians being denied service.

Leonard Nimoy Tributes Pour in on Social Media

blogs.wsj.com — Leonard Nimoy, known for playing Mr. Spock on " Star Trek", has died. He was 83. Almost immediately after news of the actor and director's death came out, tributes to the late actor started pouring in on social media. Many took to Twitter to share Mr. Spock's catch phrase, "live long and prosper."

Three Website Redesigns That Should Be On Your Radar

adweek.com — A website redesign can be a tricky thing. The main goal should be to make a site more user-friendly, attractive, and easily navigateable than the previous version. A good redesign will hopefully gain you praise and more readers. It should be an upgrade. Yet not every site can achieve that.

Street Style in the Philippines: Pope Francis T-shirts Edition

blogs.wsj.com — The latest fashion trend in the Philippines: T-shirts celebrating Pope Francis. In the first full day of a five-day visit to the Philippines, Pope Francis will meet with families at the Mall of Asia Arena, a huge five-level glass venue that seats 20,000.

The Psychology Behind Impulse Shopping

blogs.wsj.com — Is the impulse buyer an endangered species? As the Wall Street Journal reported, A new intentionality has taken hold of shopping. Many Americans have the money and the will to spend. But they are time-pressed and deal savvy, visiting stores only when they run out of items like cereal or toilet paper and after doing extensive research on purchases online and with friends.

Facebook Search Can Now Find Specific Posts

blogs.wsj.com — Remember that funny Facebook post your old college roommate shared a few months ago? For a long time, it was almost impossible to find without going down a search rabbit hole. Now, you actually have a shot at finding it again.

#ICantBreathe: Twitter Reactions to No Indictment Decision in Eric Garner Death

blogs.wsj.com — Eric Garner. #ICantBreathe. #BlackLivesMatter. #WeHearYou. These were some of the words and hashtags that started trending on Twitter after a grand jury declined to indict a police officer in the death of Eric Garner. Garner died in July after being restrained in an alleged police chokehold.

Twitter Makes It Easier to Report Abuse

blogs.wsj.com — Twitter is taking further steps to make it easier for users to block and report abusive accounts amid outcries that it doesn't do enough to thwart harassment. The social media service, which has been criticized over how aggressively it responds to abuse, is rolling out new tools to streamline reporting harassment or abuse, according to a company blog post on Tuesday.
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May 29, 2015

Yes, Sepp Blatter really did just say: "But I am now the president of everybody." pic.twitter.com/nzp3JAz0mW

May 29, 2015

Time Inc. to introduce paywalls beginning with @EW. @people and @TIME to follow this summer. wwd.com/media-news/pub…

May 29, 2015

RT @JoshRobinson23: The US has voted. And now we're running out of countries: Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vietnam... I'm told counting could happen within 30 mins.

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