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Top 7 Most Popular Social Media Platforms – ValueWalk

top 7 most popular social media platforms – valuewalk

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From a handful of social media platforms in the early 2010s, the social media universe has expanded to more than 100 platforms. New entrants are making an entry every few months.  Debutants like Triller, WT Social, Valence, Flip, and  Popbase have barely scratched the surface, but they might be the next big thing.

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Q3 2020 hedge fund letters, conferences and more
Whatever field you are in, it is impossible to ignore the power of social media. Half of the global population reachable by social media, making it a powerful tool for governments, corporations, small businesses, and nonprofits. Which social media platforms have the big numbers? The first two months of the third quarter were the best months for D1 Capital Partners’ public portfolio since inception, that’s according to a copy of the firm’s August update, which ValueWalk has been able to review. Q2 2020 hedge fund letters, conferences and more According to the update, D1’s public portfolio returned 20.1% gross Read More

#1 Facebook
Founded in 2004, Facebook has remained ‘the’ social …

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After person writes ‘go home and die,’ Bellator’s DeAnna Bennett tells social media platforms to step up

after person writes ‘go home and die,’ bellator’s deanna bennett tells social media platforms to step up

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Bellator fighter DeAnna Bennett made peace with online trolls a long time ago.
After being eliminated from The Ultimate Fighter 26, she went so far as to like and agree with snide online comments about her appearance that popped up during and after the reality show.
On several occasions, her critics responded by deleting the offending post or apologizing. The rest, she tried to ignore.
But she decided she couldn’t stay silent after an experience with a particularly aggressive Instagram troll, who amid one barrage said she should die. Coupled with Facebook’s decision to punish an account that calls attention to the daily abuse female athletes face, she said things have to change.
“There’s definitely a problem with the way things are reported,” she told MMA Fighting. “Obviously, their AI and their bots are not effective and not working well. Instagram needs to take more responsibility for that.”
Bennett’s most recent experience with online harassment came after a losing effort against two-time UFC title challenger Liz Carmouche at Bellator 246. She missed weight prior to the bout, she said, because of hormone issues she is now trying to fix. She expected to be trolled about her loss and …

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California Attorney General Urges Social Media Companies to Stop the Spread of Election Disinformation on Online Platforms

california attorney general urges social media companies to stop the spread of election disinformation on online platforms

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October 20, 2020 – SACRAMENTO – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra on Monday sent a letter urging Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter to expand efforts to stop the spread of disinformation designed to harm the upcoming U.S. election on their platforms. As Americans increasingly rely on social media platforms for news, these platforms also leave us vulnerable to coordinated disinformation attacks. While social media companies have reportedly taken some action to curb voter intimidation and election interference, including by foreign actors, nefarious behavior online continues to persist. In the letter, Attorney General Becerra calls on the social media companies to report illegal activity on their platforms, continue to revise policies as new threats arise, and consistently, transparently, and aggressively address violations of their policies on disinformation and violations of state and federal law.
“In 2016, we saw a concerted campaign to use social media to amplify disinformation in order to disrupt our election,” said Attorney General Becerra. “As a country, we must reject these tactics. As Californians begin voting in another election of national importance, I’m calling on our technology giants to do everything in their power to put a stop to election interference. These companies should take responsibility for their role in …

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More than 50% of humans in the world use social media — here’s what you need to know

more than 50% of humans in the world use social media — here’s what you need to know

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More than 4 billion people around the world now use social media each month, and an average of nearly 2 million new users are joining them every day.
The world is spending more time on social media too, with the typical user now spending roughly 15% of their waking life using social platforms.

However, social media isn’t the only aspect of digital that’s delivering impressive numbers.
The new Digital 2020 October Global Statshot Report – produced in partnership with Hootsuite and We Are Social – shows that connected tech continues to play an ever more important role in various aspects of people’s everyday lives.
Top stories in this quarter’s report include:

Social media adoption has jumped by more than 12% in the past 12 months
The time we spend using connected devices continues to rise
Instagram continues to enjoy strong growth, but it’s not alone
A clear ‘age gap’ defines digital use in the workplace
Marketers may be missing out on some of today’s biggest digital opportunities 

You’ll find the complete October report in the SlideShare embed below (or click here), but read on below for my in-depth analysis of this quarter’s key stories.
Essential headlines
Just before we dig …

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Kris Jenner says social media partially to blame for ‘KUWTK’ demise

kris jenner says social media partially to blame for ‘kuwtk’ demise

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Kris Jenner feels that social media is partially to blame for her long-running reality series, “Keeping Up With the Kardashians,” coming to an end.
“When we first started, there was no Instagram or Snapchat or other social media platforms,” she told WWD’s Beauty Inc. special issue. “The world has changed. Now there are so many [media options] … the viewer doesn’t have to wait three or four months to see an episode. We can give them all of the information anyone would ever want to know in real-time,” Jenner said.
“Social media is the fastest and most controlled way to get the message out.”
The show debuted in 2007 and will wrap after its 20th season on E! next year.

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Better Business Bytes: Do you have a social media plan? -The Cordova Times

better business bytes: do you have a social media plan? -the cordova times

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If you haven’t already bolstered your business’s online presence, there’s a good chance you’ve at least put some measure of thought into it. And you’re not alone.A report conducted by Buzzstream and Fractl found that 72 percent of the 500 entrepreneurs they surveyed believe digital public relations is extremely important in the age of COVID-19. Nearly that same percentage reportedly plan to increase their spending on digital PR within the next five years.With customers continuing to limit their in-person interactions in the marketplace, efforts to build brand loyalty, customer satisfaction and communication have had to go more digital. The online setting where many business owners are turning to do that is social media. A quick glance at the numbers tell us that’s probably the right direction to look.Among consumers who have purchased a product or service online, 97% reported using social media within the past month. That makes sense when you consider that roughly two-thirds of adults in the U.S. are now Facebook users. As a result, spending on social media advertising is now projected to reach north of $43 billion 2020 – a 20% increase over last year.Social media offers small businesses opportunities to keep …

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Who regulates social media?

who regulates social media?

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Social media platforms have repeatedly found themselves in the United States government’s crosshairs over the last few years, as it has been progressively revealed just how much power they really wield, and to what purposes they’ve chosen to wield it. But unlike, say, a firearm or drug manufacturer, there is no designated authority who says what these platforms can and can’t do. So who regulates them? You might say everyone and no one.
Now, it must be made clear at the outset that these companies are by no means “unregulated,” in that no legal business in this country is unregulated. For instance Facebook, certainly a social media company, received a record $5 billion fine last year for failure to comply with rules set by the FTC. But not because the company violated its social media regulations — there aren’t any.
Facebook and others are bound by the same rules that most companies must follow, such as generally agreed-upon definitions of fair business practices, truth in advertising, and so on. But industries like medicine, energy, alcohol, and automotive have additional rules, indeed entire agencies, specific to them; Not so social media companies.
I say “social media” rather than “tech” …

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How to find social media influencers in minutes – Film Daily

how to find social media influencers in minutes – film daily

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When you’ve got a business, it’s not just your product or service that you’re selling to people. You’re selling an idea or a concept, while also conveying trust. With any business, trust is key. It’s what your business’ reputation is based on. 
Breaking the trust of a customer with a product that doesn’t do what it says on the tin, or promising a service and not fully delivering, can quickly destroy any trust that a customer had and will likely result in their experience being shared on some platform.
But your product or service does what it says it does and you’ve got a growing client base of satisfied customers! All you need is for more people to speak about your business and share the great experience they’ve had with your business. You’re trustworthy, so is your business, and so are your products – and your products can enrich people’s lives in some way or another!

Social media is a great way to share all there is to know about your business. However, when others speak about what your business does, it really helps to generate a feeling of trust between …

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What’s the best social media platform for your iGaming business – CalvinAyre.com

what’s the best social media platform for your igaming business – calvinayre.com

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A lot of attention is paid these days on the reputation of brands across social media, especially in the world of casinos and gambling industry. You can’t fit a round peg in a square hole, and it’s important to understand what the best social media platform is for your iGaming product.The changing global conditions in 2020 have forced the majority of the gambling industry to think outside the square to when it comes to finding and retaining new customers. Affiliates long considered the outliers of the industry have seen their value double overnight. The last twelve months have shown the innovation in the digital space is a must for brands to survive and ultimately thrive in this new environment using social media.Understanding where to fish for your next batch of potential customers is one of the keys of social media. You won’t find a plethora of poker players talking about their craft on LinkedIn, but you’ll strike paydirt on Facebook, Twitter, and Reddit.Here are some takeaways on finding the right social media platform for your iGaming product.FacebookThere are roughly 2.7 billion active Facebook users at any given time on the platform. Facebook remains the …

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The Worst Insecure Social Media Platforms for Children and Adults

the worst insecure social media platforms for children and adults

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After dealing with a significant variety of cases from our clients over the past six months, we have acquired extensive knowledge of how easy it is to recover a hacked account or take-down prohibited materials on the various social media platforms – including those frequented by children. I’m personally terrified at the ease in which a social media account can be compromised and, worse – a hacker can fundamentally lockout the original user. With some basic security settings, social media platforms can overcome these security vulnerabilities. I’ll explain in detail.
First, let’s look at the big social media platforms. I’ll reveal their failings, explain what they should be doing better and grant them for their current user-security measures.
Facebook is not as secure as you should believe
Facebook can be hacked quite easily. The only thing the hacker needs is the knowledge of your email and your password. The issue arises when users use the same password with the same email address on multiple online services. If just one of these services is hacked, it can lead to a data leak on the dark web where your email and password are sold to the highest bidder. They can …

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