Apparently the brands looking to buy Twitter the company are way more concerned about the social network's long-standing but recently highlighted harassment issues than the brands looking to buy its ads. Quick recap: Over the summer "Saturday Night Live" star Leslie Jones came under attack from a mob of racist trolls on Twitter and temporarily left Twitter because of the abuse.
There are two types of live video online: the kind people shoot with their smartphones and the kind that professionals produce with expensive equipment, multiple camera angles and fancy graphics. Twitter's Periscope has been home to the former, but now it wants to make room for the latter.
Pinterest isn't done growing, but it still has a ways to go. On Thursday the social network slash search engine announced that 150 million people use its platform every month - including 70 million in the U.S. - up last year's 100 million mark.
If the Facebook News Feed is beachfront property for advertisers, its ad network of third-party publishers' sites and apps, Audience Network, is akin to a less desirable neighborhood on the other side of town. Now Facebook is looking to gentrify it.
Sometime next year Facebook expects to have maxed out the ratio of ads to normal posts in people's news feeds. That could mean Facebook would need to cut back on the number of ads it sells. But instead Facebook is finding places outside of the news feed to divert those ads, like Instagram, its Audience Network ad network and, in a new test, Groups.
More than 1 billion people use Facebook Groups every month, and now the social network is starting to let advertisers join the cliques. Facebook is showing ads in the Group feeds of some people in Australia, Canada, Ireland and New Zealand, as part of a test.
Maybe people's interest in watching live broadcasts on Twitter is growing in general. Or maybe people are more into watching two people talk on Twitter than two teams play football. More people tuned into Bloomberg Politics' presidential debate livestream on Twitter Sunday night than have tuned into any one of the three Thursday Night Football games syndicated on Twitter so far this season.
Snapchat is rolling back the redesign it made in June to its all-important Stories tab and rolling out new features, like Story Playlists and post-roll ads, that may make Snapchat more like, and potentially better than, TV than ever. If you already know what's changed but don't understand why, you can head straight here.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".