24 Hours Later, Users Find Hacks for Facebook’s Rooms

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Facebook introduced its anonymous community app Rooms on Thursday. Now, just 24 hours later, the lead product manager on Rooms discovered that users have hacked it.

He's delighted. Josh Miller, the Facebook product manager, wrote Friday in a Medium blog post that Facebook left out the ability to discover new Rooms.

"Though counterintuitive, our logic was that retro web browsers didn’t offer 'discovery' for early Internet communities — you had to tell Netscape exactly where you wanted to go –- so why should we?" he said. "Our hypothesis was that places on the web being hard to find was a feature, not a bug." Read more...

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How to Annotate a YouTube Video [Quick Tip]

video-youtubeEver wondered how to make those clickable buttons that show up on some YouTube videos?

Wonder no more -- I'm here to teach you how.

Why? Because little annotations that prompt viewers to "Subscribe" or "Follow us" or "Click [Read more...]

How to Annotate a YouTube Video [Quick Tip]

video-youtubeEver wondered how to make those clickable buttons that show up on some YouTube videos?

Wonder no more -- I'm here to teach you how.

Why? Because little annotations that prompt viewers to "Subscribe" or "Follow us" or "Click [Read more...]

Google Unveils ‘Inbox,’ a New App to Change How You Manage Email

google_inbox_for_marketersRemember when Gmail unveiled the new inbox tabs layout? Marketers freaked out. Suddenly marketing emails were relegated to an off-the-beaten-path folder where lots of people thought they would rot forever.

Well, Google's ready to tug on our marketing heartstrings again. Two days ago, they started [Read more...]

Google Unveils ‘Inbox,’ a New App to Change How You Manage Email

google_inbox_for_marketersRemember when Gmail unveiled the new inbox tabs layout? Marketers freaked out. Suddenly marketing emails were relegated to an off-the-beaten-path folder where lots of people thought they would rot forever.

Well, Google's ready to tug on our marketing heartstrings again. Two days ago, they started [Read more...]

Everybody Loves Zombies? How the Undead Helped Build a Burger Empire

zombieartworkMy boss was in Des Moines, Iowa a couple weeks ago, and sent me this message:

Subj: Zombie Burger

Bringing you the menu from that zombie burger place. Such a cool content story.  [Read more...]

Everybody Loves Zombies? How the Undead Helped Build a Burger Empire

zombieartworkMy boss was in Des Moines, Iowa a couple weeks ago, and sent me this message:

Subj: Zombie Burger

Bringing you the menu from that zombie burger place. Such a cool content story.  [Read more...]

Facebook Launches Anonymous Community App Called Rooms

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Because sometimes you want to go where nobody knows your name.

Facebook's much-anticipated anonymous social app is finally here, and it's called Rooms

The app allows people to create a "room" on any topic that can then be customized with colors, icons and photos — even the Like button can be changed.

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The goal, according to the app's blog, is to transfer the utility of message boards to the mobile world.

"A room is a feed of photos, videos, and text — not too different from the one you have on Instagram or Facebook — with a topic determined by whoever created the room," states the intro post announcing rooms Read more...

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Facebook Stock Climbs to an All-Time High of $80

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A day after Apple's stock price set a new record, Facebook's has done the same, surpassing $80 in midday trading.

The stock price means Facebook's market capitalization is now around $208 billion, which is more than IBM ($162 billion), Amazon ($145.2 billion) and Intel ($162.3 billion.) The previous high for the stock was $79.04 on Sept. 30. Facebook seems to be enjoying a surge in the market over the past few days, which followed a freefall earlier this month. Around noon EST, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up about 250 points or 1.5%

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7 Easy-to-Fix Mistakes You’re Making With Your Personal Brand

personal_brand_mistakesWhen you sign into LinkedIn every morning, what do you see? You see that flag icon in the upper right-hand corner of the site (unless you’re on mobile, in which case it’s on the left-hand side), and it’s red.

But when you click through, the notifications aren't about you. [Read more...]

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