Tag Archives: social media

Buy buy buy: Why all of your favorite social networks want you to shop now


By Seth Fiegerman What are you doing on social networks? Chatting with friends? What does that do for the American economy? Nothing, that’s what. Silicon Valley has a better idea: instead of liking baby photos, why aren’t you shopping? Yes, it’s the e-commerce moment for social media companies like Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram, which we always knew would monetize our ...

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Yes, Ello still exists and it's getting ready to reintroduce itself


By Seth Fiegerman For a few glorious weeks last fall, Ello, once dubbed the anti-Facebook, had the kind of media coverage that many tech startups would kill for. Then it seemed to fizzle out just as quickly The Vermont-based startup took a big step to shape its public perception on Thursday with the hiring of Rene Alegria, the former CEO ...

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Blockbuster Yayoi Kusama Retrospective Overwhelms A Mexico City Museum


By Suzi Steffen Officials at the Museo Tamayo in Mexico City always knew its Yayoi Kusama exhibition, which ends on 18 January 2015, would be popular. “Infinite Obsession”, based on the 2012 retrospective organised by the Whitney Museum in New York and Tate Modern in London, drew large crowds as it travelled through Argentina and Brazil this year. However, the ...

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Why It's Time To Think About Tech-Life Balance


By Frances Booth If you’ve spent most of 2014 glued to a screen, now is the time to step back and re-assess. Too much time plugged in can leave us feeling overwhelmed, stressed, exhausted and overworked. Yet what should be simple – stepping away from the screen – sometimes seems impossible to do. Many of us feel a great deal ...

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11 Instagram Accounts Worth Following This Art Basel Miami Beach Season


By Priscilla Frank Art Basel Miami Beach is fast approaching and so is the accompanying onslaught of contemporary art, jaded socialites, scary price tags and free champagne (that’s not for you.) Though the fair doesn’t officially begin until December 4, festivities will be taking over the city of Miami beginning early this week. Whether you’re mapping out your itinerary for ...

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Twitter to begin tracking which apps you download


By Karissa Bell Twitter will soon start keeping tabs on the apps you download An app update, slated to roll out to iOS users Wednesday and Android users in the next week, will add a setting that allows the social network to keep track of the apps you download, the company announced Wednesday. See also: Twitter: What to expect in ...

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Museum Shows Its Most 'Liked' Paintings In Crowd-Curated Exhibition #SocialMedium


By Priscilla Frank In most exhibitions, especially in mainstream museums, the curator is an elusive and scholarly figure, applying his or her knowledge and ever refined tastes to meticulously craft a show that will engage and enlighten. #SocialMedium does things a bit differently. For this hyper-contemporary exhibition, the Frye Art Museum in Seattle invited an unusual guest curator to organize ...

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