The War on Terrorism Moves to Social Media

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"Try to think like a terrorist for a second. Would you like to get—free-of-charge—satellite services? Of course, you would," says Gabriel Weimann. "Now think about Google Earth."

Indeed, it was Google Earth that members of the terrorist group Lashkar-e-Tayyiba used to help plan the 2008 Mumbai terror spree that killed more than 150 people, says Weimann, a leading scholar of terrorism and media. The attackers used the satellite imagines to memorize landmarks, helping them to better coordinate and carry out the string of shootings and bombings.

Terrorist groups around the world have quickly learned how to manipulate the Web and social media, an invention of the West, against the West, and it is reshaping the war on terror. Read more...

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The War on Terrorism Moves to Social Media

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"Try to think like a terrorist for a second. Would you like to get—free-of-charge—satellite services? Of course, you would," says Gabriel Weimann. "Now think about Google Earth."

Indeed, it was Google Earth that members of the terrorist group Lashkar-e-Tayyiba used to help plan the 2008 Mumbai terror spree that killed more than 150 people, says Weimann, a leading scholar of terrorism and media. The attackers used the satellite imagines to memorize landmarks, helping them to better coordinate and carry out the string of shootings and bombings.

Terrorist groups around the world have quickly learned how to manipulate the Web and social media, an invention of the West, against the West, and it is reshaping the war on terror. Read more...

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Tips To Help You Get Started With Social Media Marketing Today

If you’ve been looking for a way to take your business to the next level, social media marketing may be what you are looking for. It is a way to connect with your clients and clients in a technologically savvy world and still maintain the ease and simplicity of use that you are looking for.

Keep social network sites fresh and novel for your readers. Remember, people using social media are always looking for updates. They want to read fresh content and see new videos and pictures. Give them something to keep them happy. Dedicate a few days out of the week for updates.

Try adding pictures to your social media site. People get a better understanding of a product when they can literally see it. And, when people understand your product, they are more likely to purchase it. You do not need to have too many pictures, just a few should do the job.

Try using linking applications on Twitter to post to your other social media profiles at the same time. These linking applications are a huge time saver. When you post a message on Twitter, it will automatically post the same message on your Facebook, YouTube, and Google+ profiles, so you don’t have to sign into all of them to post the same content.

Have a goal for your social media marketing campaign. You need to set a goal of why you are stepping into the social media market. Do you want to be on the cutting edge of marketing for boosting sales, or do you truly want to have a more powerful relationship and engage with your customers? Setting a goal before starting can direct you towards the best strategies to achieve them.

Use the Facebook poll feature. This tool allows you to create a poll with as many different answers as you want for your friends to complete. This could be a great opportunity to get some feedback on your products and encourage your friends to interact with you and with each other.

When running a social media marketing campaign, brag about how many followers you have from time to time. If someone sees that 1500 people are following you, they may join up too just so they do not get left out of what their friends already know about. The desire to stay in the know and be trendy can be your friend.

Register for Yahoo and take a look at questions posed on Yahoo Answers. Website users are able to seek answers to questions that have stumped them. Other site users help to resolve the issue for free. You can usually find questions that relate to your niche in some way, and this will allow you to create an answer that will include a mention for your product. After answering several questions, you will get a feel for how to write good answers for specific categories.

When you are creating your ads that will be placed on a social media page, you must be sure that it will be flashy and attention grabbing. If you do not do this, it is likely that your ad will be glimpsed over with out a bit of acknowledgement. Make it flashy and people will notice it more often.

When you enter social media marketing, be advised, it can get rough. You sometimes need to have a thick skin. It is all together possible that people will have some bad things to say about your business, so you have to be ready for this. Don’t avoid it; confront it and try to help people who are not happy with you.

This article has shown you a lot of ways that you can start to move your business forward using social media marketing. Social media is the newest way that people are staying connected with one another. Businesses are quickly jumping on board too. You need to be one of those businesses.

Before & After: 6 Lessons From Mary Meeker’s Presentation Makeover

internet_trends_redesignedStars: They're just like us! We're not the only ones creating less-than-stellar PowerPoint presentations -- even the expert behind the famous annual Internet Trends Report, Mary Meeker, made poor design decisions in what was otherwise a fantastic report last Wednesday. But visual presentation means a lot, and people noticed how unattractive her slides were; in particular, a presentation designer from Paris named Emiland De Cubber.

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The Ups And Downs Of A Google Broadband Satellite Play

earth from space The WSJ has published an article about how Google is planning to invest between $1 billion and $3 billion on low earth orbiting satellites, building on news also reported in The Information and SpaceNews around new hires and Google’s strategy to build out its broadband access business. We’ve reached out to Google to find out more and while the company would not confirm the… Read More

How to Get More People to Open Your Emails [Video]

open_emailsFor email marketers, there are few things more nerve-wracking than the anticipation you get after hitting send. Unlike other types of marketing, you've only got one chance with an email send to get someone to open your email. You cross your fingers and hope. Will people open this email? Will they hit spam? Will they actually click on it? Pleaseohpleaseohplease go well. [Read more...]

The Evolution of Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook Profile

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Oh, how you've changed, Mark Zuckerberg

Over the years, the head of Facebook has shaken up his site with various redesigns. Sometimes, it was little things, like being able to "Poke" people or displaying user activity on a "Mini-Feed." And sometimes, it was a big change, like the 2011 introduction of Timeline, which allowed users to post "Life Events" and add large cover photos

What better way to reminisce on all of Facebook's changes than to look at Zuckerberg's own profile evolution?

Throughout it all, he's been a chameleon, tweaking and transforming his page to highlight any and all of Facebook's new features. Here's a walk down memory lane with the many faces of Mark Zuckerberg's profile Read more...

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Report: NSA Collects Millions of Images Each Day for Facial Recognition

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Written and audio messages aren't the only forms of communication the government appears to be gobbling up

The National Security Agency is collecting "huge numbers" of photos from emails, text messages, social media, videoconferences and other forms of communication for facial recognition purposes, according to classified documents obtained by The New York Times

Of the "millions" of images the NSA collects each day, roughly 55,000 are of the quality needed for facial recognition purposes, according to the Times. Facial recognition data is deemed just as important to the agency as the information gleaned from written and oral communications, according to the documents, which were obtained and then leaked by former agency contractor Edward Snowden Read more...

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Twitter Photo Collages, Bad Habits & More in HubSpot Content This Week

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Google Receives 12,000 Requests To Be Forgotten From Europeans On Day One

euro-google Google has officially confirmed that it received 12,000 requests to be forgotten from EU citizens on the first day that it offered the ability to do so, according to a report from the AFP. The requests were submitted Friday, after Google offered up an online form for users to fill out in order to ask that search results related to their name be removed from Google’s listings. The… Read More
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