Social Media 

7 Lucky Social Media Campaigns Winning St. Patricks Day

The 17th of March is St. Patrick’s Day, and it’s fair to say that people will be celebrating all over the world with a Guinness or two. It’s a feel-good day, with those partaking in the celebrations embracing fun and vibrant atmosphere. From events in local pubs and bars to street parties, everyone is out having a great time. And as with any seasonal celebration, there’s a raft of marketing opportunities for savvy companies who are on point with their communications. Just look at the numbers: 39.6 million Americans claim Irish…

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Here’s the key to social media marketing for real estate agents and LOs

Most real estate and mortgage professionals agree that creating content and using social media is vital to reaching customers and referral partners in today’s market.   As important as it is, many of them still find it overwhelming. Social media is often romanticized as a magic bullet, and when the luster wears off and the work begins, many are left frustrated.   I get a lot of feedback about the frustration that comes from not knowing what kind of content to create, finding the time to create it, and deciding…

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Bedtime social media use may be harming UK teenagers, study says

Going to sleep late on school nights was a particular concern, researchers said. Photograph: Alamy Teenagers in Britain may be putting their health and education at risk by spending too much time on social media at bedtime, according to a major study into adolescent sleep habits. More than a third of teenagers spent at least three hours a day on social media, with a fifth devoting at least five hours to the activity, researchers found. Those who were on social media for three hours or more daily were most likely…

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People Addicted To Social Media Have This In Common With Drug Addicts

According to a new study the decision-making attributes of excessive social media users has been likened to those of drug addicts and gamblers. It’s scary, but the research, designed to raise awareness about the hidden mental health traps affecting young adults online has shown that the risky decision-making behaviours of social media overusers is comparable to people battling substance addiction. Seventy-one participants between the ages of 18-35 took part in the study which first measured their psychological dependence on Facebook through a survey. Image: Getty Participants then performed 100 trials…

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Elon Musk Requests Defamation Suit Dismissal Over ‘Schoolyard Spat On Social Media’

Elon Musk, co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Tesla Inc. (Photo by Robyn Beck-Pool/Getty Images)Getty Elon Musk has filed a motion to dismiss the defamation lawsuit over his tweet calling British caver Vernon Unsworth a pedophile. Musk contends that his “pedo guy” tweet and subsequent related comments were “imaginative attacks” protected by the First Amendment. The situation underlying the suit began after Unsworth, who took part in the rescue of a youth soccer team from a cave in Thailand in July, appeared on CNN and called Musk’s promise to build and supply a mini-submarine…

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