Welcome to this week’s edition of “What’s New in Social Media,” a series in which we revisit the week’s popular stories related to social media. We are keeping our eye on interesting news every week:

Amazon launches shopping social network Spark for iOS

How to protect your content from plagiarists and content scrapers

3 Ways Social Media Changed This World for the Better and much more… Let’s GO!

Articles (News)

Top 25 social media sins have been revealed – but how many do you actually commit?


Too many selfies, ranting about politics and ‘Liking’ your own profile picture have been named among the top 25 social media sins, according to research. A poll of 2,000 phone-mad Brits also found four in ten get wound up by cryptic, attention-seeking status updates designed to elicit sympathy from friends and family…

Amazon launches shopping social network Spark for iOS


NEW YORK (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) has launched a social feature called Spark that allows members to showcase and purchase products on its platforms, the retail giant’s first clear move into the world of social media. Spark, which is currently only available for Amazon’s premium paying Prime members, encourages users to share photos and videos, just like popular social media platforms Instagram and Pinterest…

How to Make a Facebook Cover Video That Wows Visitors to Your Business Page


“We’re always looking for ways to help businesses create more engaging experiences and drive more rich experiences for their audiences. To do this, we’re testing the ability for pages to upload a cover video as the page cover. By making cover video available, we want to help you create more engaging interaction and drive more rich experience for your audience by letting you spotlight your creative content in one of the most prominent space: your Page cover.”…

How We Grew Our Organic Traffic 120% in 5 Months with 4 Simple Steps


As a B2B texting software, one of our main goals at Text Request is maximizing value, both for ourselves and our users. That’s what led us to focusing on organic traffic. Billions of people are looking for answers or solutions to their questions or problems, and we’re trying to add value. So we saw organic search as a symbiotic relationship we could tap into…

Tips for protecting your privacy and warding off trolls on social media


On social media, you get to catch up with old friends, make new connections, and coo over cute baby photos. Although you’re supposed to enjoy these visits to Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, a persistent commenter or obnoxious “friend” can ruin your experience. That’s why these services provide ways for you to fight back. Here are the steps you can take to protect your privacy and slay trolls on three of the world’s biggest social networks…

3 Ways Social Media Changed This World for the Better


It’s somewhat in trend these days to keep talking about how social media actually made us lonely. We keep sharing examples and funny memes on how people used to meet each other in person and these days everyone just keeps staring into their phones. To some extent, these concerns may be justified. Some people were influenced less than the others but there are certain individuals who appeared to be really vulnerable and the social media may have influenced their life for the worse

How to Submit a DMCA Takedown Notice


Do people copy your content and post it on their site without permission?Did you know the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) can help?In this article, you’ll discover how to file a DMCA takedown notice to protect your content from plagiarists and content scrapers…



Kansas City, MO

Digital Summit Kansas City

Agenda– Join us for the official DS Kansas City Pre-Party. We’ll be gathering at VML for local craft beers & networking with Kansas City’s diverse community of business builders and innovators

Event Date– July 26-27, 2017

San Diego

Advanced Growth Marketing Tools and Tactics

Taking place at the lovely and central WeWork offices in downtown San Diego. Networking event to follow (included in workshop ticket)… Tracking, Attribution, Automation, Hiring, Marketing Technology..

Event Date– August 02, 2017

Hartford, CT

IMPACT Live 2017

IMPACT Live 2017 is an exclusive, 2-day experience where marketing leaders grow and make valuable connections while actually having a good time.

Event Date– Aug 1-2, 2017

Las Vegas, NV

Business Vlog Summit

The BUSINESS VLOG SUMMIT is a 3-Day Conference and Workshop focusing on education, implementation, and income generating strategies in Online Video Marketing.

Event Date– Aug 2-4, 2017
Salt Lake City, UT

CVX Live

CVX Live is about Learning, Networking, Creators, Fans and more.

Event Date– August 3-5, 2017

San Francisco, CA

PRNew’s Big 4 Social Media Summit

PR News has developed an intensive full-day conference for communications and PR professionals seeking a foundational grasp of Google’s capabilities.

Event Date– August 9-10, 2017

Birmingham, AL

Y’all Connect (August 11, Birmingham, AL)

Y’all Connect is an annual digital marketing conference in Birmingham, Ala. The event has spawned a series of instructional videos from the nation’s digital marketing experts. The mission is to give you practical takeaways in corporate storytelling.

Event Date– August 11, 2017

Minneapolis, MN

Digital Summit Minneapolis

Event Date– August 14-15, 2017