How Facebook is Building a Social Media Monopoly

Facebook is basically a monopoly. The world’s most powerful social media company has seen its numbers stagnate in recent years as younger audiences continue to embrace smaller, more intimate social messaging platforms. In response, Facebook has combated this trend by introducing new features taken directly from its competitors. Now the ability to post jobs is …

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Facebook needs to learn the value of a human touch in 2017

In 2016, the tech industry ran full speed toward automation. This was the year of the chatbot, where automated responses were implemented in the management of customer service. The battle of AI and Virtual Assistance began and will play out over the next few years. UBER introduced a fleet of self-driving cars, and algorithms reigned …

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How Peach is Tapping into the Power of Dark Social

Over the last few months a new social network called Peach has garnered a lot of attention among smartphone users. The new app combines elements of Facebook, Path, Slack, Snapchat, and Tumblr, turning it into a unique experience with a lot of potential. The key to Peach’s success is in the fact that it incorporates …

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The Chatbot Hype Is Real And You Need To Know Why

The year was 2001 and the place was in front of my Dell PC. More accurately, it was right before my parents opted for DSL (yeah, I’m dating myself) and AIM was still the premier instant messenger of the day. After I’d run the gamut of my “Friends” contact list, I’d occasionally strike up a …

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How Facebook is Going From Content Sharing to Content Creation

During Social Media Week New York 2016, College Humor co-founder Ricky Van Veen said something so jarring that it disrupted the panel he was speaking on. During the course of the conversation on stage, Van Veen offhandedly remarked that “Facebook is the internet.” He’s not wrong–the platform is where people get their news, find their …

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