Recent Poll Shows 81 Percent of Small Business Owners Are Uncertain When It Comes to Their Social Media … – PR Newswire (press release)

Recent Poll Shows 81 Percent of Small Business Owners Are Uncertain When It Comes to Their Social Media
PR Newswire (press release)
MILWAUKEE, April 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — With social media usage on the rise and businesses looking to benefit from the increased exposure, one question is repeatedly asked by business owners: How can my business use social media effectively? With

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Facebook Is Ready To Replace TV News

For some, scrolling through a Facebook News Feed is the modern day equivalent of clicking through television channels with a remote control. 

That analogue is about to become a bit more explicit: ABC News announced Monday morning that it will use the social network to stream live video coverage of the 2016 presidential election 24 hours a day during the Republican and Democratic National Conventions

ABC will program video content specifically for audiences on Facebook. On Monday, for example, ABC’s “This Week” broadcast a live, 12-minute interview with Trevor Noah of “The Daily Show” via the social network.

Variety has more details on how this new streaming project will work:

ABC News … said it will have 24-hour live coverage across a variety of [Facebook] pages. Throughout each day and between the speeches in primetime, ABC News’ curated Facebook feed will provide live video of on-the-scene interviews, protests and other breaking news.

Facebook has partnered with media brands before. After it launched its live video platform, it paid several outlets including The Huffington Post to use its new feature to broadcast original footage. ABC News did not respond to an email from HuffPost asking if Facebook was paying for this coverage.

But such a robust commitment 24-hour live coverage is remarkable either way.

“The ABC deal is one of the most ambitious yet, and suggests that you’ll want to turn to the internet first if you want the most thorough examination of the electoral process,” Engadget’s Jon Fingas wrote.

If you’re reading HuffPost, odds are pretty good that you acknowledge the internet’s place in the news cycle. But most people in the United States still believe television is the most useful source for election news, according to a recent survey from the Pew Research Center. While millennials are more likely to rely on social media, everyone else places greater stock in cable TV, and Americans over the age of 49 are also bigger fans of local TV and network nightly news:

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Homeless, 84-year-old war veteran twins say ‘it’s hell’ after home foreclosed

Clifford and Gary Koekoek, 84-year-old twins who’ve survived living under Nazi occupation and fighting in the jungles of Vietnam, are now in “hell” and sleeping in their car after a bank foreclosed on their California home in October.

Born in the Netherlands, Clifford and Gary grew up under Nazi rule before coming to the U.S., where the brothers worked in Hollywood and then served their new country at war. But the brothers told FOX 40 Sacramento nothing they’ve lived through compares to their current predicament.

“It’s a lot of stress,” Clifford said, holding back tears. “Id rather go back to the war and get shot at, than this crap.

The Koekoek’s recent housing plight started in 2007, when the brothers wanted to fix the roof on a Fair Oaks home they bought from their mother, and which had been in their family since 1984.

“We took a loan thinking that we had a conventional loan, Gary said.

The loan, however, turned out to be an adjustable rate loan, with payments getting higher over time — until the two couldn’t afford it. After their home was foreclosed, the two were kicked out and began sleeping in one shared car.

BRIDE-TO-BE CALLS OFF WEDDING, THROWS PARTY FOR HOMELESS

“Right now, I’m broke, Clifford told FOX 40. “Sometimes, we don’t eat.”

The two now spend most of their time just walking the streets and sitting at the Sacramento Public Library in neighboring Orangevale. Gary said he spends most of his time looking over deed records to figure out how the twins can win their home back.

“I would almost say it’s hell,” Gary said.

A friend of the family is now trying to help, launching a social media push and a GoFundMe account to help find the two men permanent housing.

Aaron Hoerner told FOX 40 the experience has given him a new perspective on homelessness.

“It’s easy to walk by and not look at their situation. But if you stop and talk to somebody, everybody has a story, he said.

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Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom vacation together in Prague

Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom are back on.

The couple, who split a year ago, were spotted together in Prague, where Bloom’s shooting the series “Carnival Row.”

In January, the rekindled twosome were vacationing in the Maldives, and have also been openly flirting on social media.

Perry posted a video catching the bouquet at her brother’s wedding, and captioned it, “When you crave companionship but run from love when you get it.”

Bloom replied, “You can run but you can’t hide . . . from YOURSELF.”

This story originally appeared in the New York Post. 

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Barack Obama warns of dangers of divisive politics in Athens speech

President attacks tribalism, pointing to Europes 20th-century bloodbath, as Trump appoints Stephen Bannon to team

Barack Obama used his last foreign tour as president to warn against the rise of divisive politics with the global ascent of what he described as coarse nationalism and tribalism, apparently referring to Donald Trumps decision to appoint Stephen Bannon as his chief strategist.

In Athens, a city he repeatedly hailed as the birthplace of democracy, the outgoing leader spoke of the dangers posed by such politics with the stark reminder that not that long ago Europe had been turned into a bloodbath because of them.

I do believe, separate and apart from any particular election or movement, that we are going to have to guard against a rise in a crude sort of nationalism or ethnic identity or tribalism that is built around an us and a them, he said. We all know what happens when Europeans start dividing themselves and emphasise their differences. The 20th century was a bloodbath.

Addressing reporters after talks with Alexis Tsipras, the Greek prime minister, Obama sought to distance himself from the diplomatic language he has employed since the election last week of his successor.

Rejecting the idea that he should feel any responsibility for the maverick businessmans election, the two-term president said he would never apologise for policies that had improved peoples lives and seen their incomes grow.

I will never apologise for saying that the future of humanity and the future of the world is going to be defined by what we have in common as opposed to those things that separate us and ultimately lead us into conflict, he said.

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Building a Brand: Effectively Use Communications and Content … – Cannabis Business Times


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Building a Brand: Effectively Use Communications and Content …
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Jenn Larry, president of CBDStrategy Group, offers tips on how to craft communications and content marketing pieces that connect with various audiences and uphold your brand's philosophy. Part two of a three-part series.
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Chrissy Teigen, Our Food Guru, Doesn’t Like Trader Joe’s

Here at HuffPost Lifestyle, we’re of the camp that Chrissy Teigen is typically right about everything: Her style, her fierce love of dogs and her overall attitude of not giving a you-know-what, to name a few. 

But perhaps what most endears the supermodel to us is a common appreciation of delicious food. Teigen’s followers are especially privy to her love of food, and we tend to agree with her many, many social media declarations about food. 

That’s why on March 31, 2016, at approximately 5 p.m., our world and everything we know to be true got turned over on its head. For in that moment, the supermodel revealed something so horrific it shook us to our cat cookie-loving cores. 

Chrissy Teigen dislikes, nay, “hates,” beloved grocery chain Trader Joe’s.

After falling for Yahoo’s since-removed April Fools’ story that claimed Trader Joe’s would be closing all of its locations by 2017, Teigen took to Twitter to react to the news

Creepy? Weird? Say it isn’t so! But the real gut punch came after she found out it was all in jest: 

HATE? She HATES TJ’s, purveyor of all things delicious and affordable? It can’t be! How could our opinion of the store differ so vastly from our great leader?

In her defense, Teigen does make an exception for TJ’s finest offering of all: cookie butter. All is not lost. 

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Rage against the social media machine: How did it get to this? – The Mercury News


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Rage against the social media machine: How did it get to this?
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With Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg set to testify before Congress less than a week after an enraged YouTube user wounded three people before killing herself at the company's headquarters, the growing debate over what Silicon Valley's social media giants
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