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Pumping the Brakes

Written by Tracey Parsons on . Posted in Social Networking & Communications

We’re a competitive bunch, aren’t we? Always in a race. Somewhere. Anywhere. We love being first. We are in a hurry to be first. Always. Endlessly. We are always trying to be first, predict the future and beat our competitors to whatever we predict the next big thing will be. We do it in social all the time. We seem to covet this action. Got to be

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UPDATED: Facebook to shutter messaging in flagship app, push for Messenger

Written by Justin Lafferty on . Posted in Social Networking & Communications

UPDATED: Facebook to shutter messaging in flagship app, push for Messenger

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Facebook has been prompting mobile users to invite their friends to download Messenger, but now it appears that soon there won’t be a choice.

Facebook has confirmed to Inside Facebook that Facebook has plans to remove the messaging feature from its flagship mobile app and

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When Should You Outsource Branded Content Creation? [Q&A]

Written by Christie Barakat on . Posted in Social Networking & Communications

It’s well documented that content marketing is among this year’s top priorities for brands: 93 percent of marketers plan to use content marketing in 2014.

Yet while many brands (44 percent) have a documented content strategy in place, other research consistently finds that a majority of marketers (73 percent) say that when it comes to fully

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Pittsburgh School Stabbing Unfolds on Twitter, Instagram

Written by Mona Zhang on . Posted in Social Networking & Communications

Pittsburgh School Stabbing Unfolds on Twitter, Instagram

This morning, a high school student wounded 20 people at a Pittsburgh-area school when he went on a stabbing rampage. According to NBC News, the 16-year-old hurt at least 19 other students and a school security guard. The suspect is in now in custody.

As with any breaking news event nowadays, it unfolded on Twitter with pictures, condolences and

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