Pinterest in the present time

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No questions – Pinterest is popular. Over 30 billion pins – talk about bookmarks!  There are more than 750 million boards (topics). Traffic comes from mobile. But what is the rate of decay? Or maybe it doesn’t matter – maybe people are following and pinning for the present moment only. Pinterest doubles total number of […]

What is LinkedIn For?

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LinkedIn has been with us for 11 years as a professional social network. There are 300 million members, of whom about two-thirds log in once a month. Why? What value do members get? Why LinkedIn is morphing from a social network into an online newspaper, Leo Mirani, Quartz (May 1) Common view is that it […]

Twitter tries out ‘mute’ feature for irritating tweets

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Twitter is trialling a feature in its mobile apps that allows users to mute accounts that are becoming irritating. Unlike the block function, which is designed to stop communications with an undesirable user completely, muting is intended to be temporary. It will mean users can block out people who, for example, live tweet football matches […]