What We Can All Learn from the Foursquare and Swarm Rebranding Fiasco

Oh, Foursquare. Originally known for being a simple, sensibly designed app for checking in and discovering the places around us, Foursquare has now split in two. Two apps, that is. In May, the company released a new app called Swarm for check-ins and kept the original Foursquare for discovering places. Why, you ask? Users are still trying to figure that out months later.

Foursquare’s intent was to move away from the check-in option that they pioneered and into the jam-packed realm of apps that help users connect with local businesses. When sites like Facebook and Yelp added

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The New Facebook? Tumblr’s rise in popularity and how it can help your business

All the cool kids are on Tumblr. Well, at least 300 million of them are.

On average, more than 187 million Tumblr blogs generate over 88 million posts every day. *That’s a lot of millions.

According to a study by GlobalWebIndex, those numbers continue to grow. In fact, in the past six months active usage of Tumblr has increased by 22%. Comparatively, active usage of social media giant Facebook has dropped 6%.

A website with those statistics is prime real estate for companies that want to be seen and heard through the cacophony that is the World Wide Web.

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Amie DetarAmie Detar

Are We Safe with the Recent Social Media Attacks?

February has been the month for social media attacks on several social networks, leaving us a with a feeling of insecurity. At first, there was Twitter announcing that 250.000 users might have been affected from a security hole. Then there was Facebook, announcing that there has been a "sophisticated" hack attack, although there was no evidence of data being compromised.

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Tereza LitsaTereza Litsa

Zendesk Hacked: Twitter, Tumblr & Pinterest Emails At Risk

For those who haven't heard - Customer Support service Zendesk was hacked this week with the hackers specifically scraping the email addresses of users of three major services - Twitter, Tumblr and Pinterest.

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Danny HallDanny Hall