In the latest update for Instagram, the app rolled out a polling feature in its Snapchat clone, which allows a user to ask their followers to vote between two choices. While polls aren’t groundbreaking on social media, (Twitter rolled out polls in 2015), there is one thing different about Instagram polls that you should probably know before you vote your heart out: They are not anonymous. SEE ALSO: Woman Instagrams her catcallers to prove an important point Image: bkurbsYes, for reasons unknown, Instagram decided to make the results of the poll visible to the person who ran it, which is somewhat of a breakaway from what you would expect on an internet poll. While it’s nice to see how your followers may truly feel, you would have no idea that polls are not anonymous unless you ran one and checked for yourself. Read more…More about Instagram, Social Media, Polls, Instgram Stories, and Culture
Here’s how you can learn the basics of data science and why it will help you in your SEO career.The post The SEO Primer to Learning Data Science Basics by @beaupedraza appeared first on Search Engine Journal.
Here’s how a cohesive SEO strategy helped Hootsuite double its organic traffic.The post This SEO Strategy Helped Hootsuite Double Its Traffic by @lorenbaker appeared first on Search Engine Journal.
Reports suggest Google is planning to redesign its home page to match its mobile app experience.The post Google to Reportedly Redesign its Home Page in the Near Future by @MattGSouthern appeared first on Search Engine Journal.
Google is expected to be hit with a fine of over 1 billion euros by antitrust officials in Europe.The post Google May Be Forced to Change Its Business Practices in Europe by @MattGSouthern appeared first on Search Engine Journal.
Why you need to understand virtual reality marketing, some powerful VR campaign examples, and how to actually do it.The post Everything You Need to Know About Virtual Reality Marketing by @jesstiles appeared first on Search Engine Journal.
LaVar Ball was a top Twitter trend again on Wednesday, but this time because he said something actually offensive. Because of course he did. Because this is what the tawdry love affair between LaVar and the media has been leading up to all along — a chance for outrage, a chance for righteous indignation, a chance to tear him down when he never should have been built up like this in the first place. On Wednesday, LaVar served that chance up on a silver platter. SEE ALSO: Schea Cotton, the NBA All-Star who wasn’t, is finally ready to tell his story Appearing on Fox Sports 1’s The Herd with Colin Cowherd, LaVar got rather misogynistic in an exchange with co-host Kristine Leahy after Leahy started asking about the ridiculously overpriced line of shoes LaVar recently unveiled. Read more…More about Nba, Basketball, Lonzo Ball, Lavar Ball, and Entertainment
Reactions to loss can take many forms. Whether it’s a quiet withdrawal or hiring a professional weeper, every breakdown of a relationship can provoke something unexpected in all of us. These are the type of themes explored in Katie Kitamura’s new book A Separation, Mashable’s March pick for MashReads, our monthly book club. SEE ALSO: MashReads Podcast: ‘History Is All You Left Me’ is a heartbreaking novel about teenage grief In A Separation, Kitamura tells a minimalist tale about a woman seeking out her estranged husband in a small Grecian town, who seems to have gone missing while researching a book about grief. Taking place in a blighted landscape of fire, crime, lethargy and unease, the story investigates the intricacies of intimacy when love has long since diminished. Read more…More about Mashreads, Book Club, Books, Katie Kitamura, and A Separation
Facebook’s tool to combat fake news is here. The social network is adding a red warning sign whenever users share disputed content.The post Facebook Adds Disputed Alert to Fight Fake News by @MrDannyGoodwin appeared first on Search Engine Journal.
Homework is the literal worst. You head home after a rough day of say, third grade, sit down to watch your favorite cartoon with your favorite snack, trying to wash away thoughts of gym class, gross school lunch and rejection from your first crush and then…your heart sinks. You remember that you still have to write a stupid book report about the The Boy Who Cried Wolf. SEE ALSO: Kindergarten Ninja Deserves A+ on This Homework Assignment It’s cruel, it’s inhumane, it’s downright diabolical. You could take the time to actually do your homework properly, with correct spelling, details and accuracy. Or, you could do what this kid did and cut right to the chase: Read more…More about School, Homework, Kids, and Watercooler