"It’s easy to understand why the growth specialists, data scientists, and engineers that define a growth team are the most coveted hires for many startups in Silicon Valley. This is quickly spreading to other industries as well, as more and more companies realize that growth hacking, at its core, is really just an intense focus on understanding and shaping the customer experience with data. Even Walmart’s marketing chief, Stephen Quinn, recently shared at the ANA Conference that they now are seeing an ROI on Facebook and Twitter to the tune of 10 times what they see through other advertising. Why? Because once they measured user engagement, they understood the power of their now 31 million Facebook fans.”
A scientific guide to writing popular (and sharable) headlines for Twitter, Facebook, and your blog, from the co-founder of Buffer.
“I only found the option to delete my Facebook account—buried in the help center—with the assistance of Google.”
Don’t leave! We can work it out! I’ll change, I promise! You’ll miss me! Facebook makes deactivating your account really difficult.
The two companies have different opportunities within social advertising. Here’s why.
It was only a matter of time. Instagram has announced it will incorporate ads into the app within the next year.
"The unfair economic reality is that those already on Facebook have way more money than the rest of the world combined, so it may not actually be proﬁtable for us to serve the next few billion people for a very long time, if ever. But we believe everyone deserves to be connected."
With internet.org, Mark Zuckerberg has a new plan to bring the Internet to everyone.
"Dear Mark Zuckerberg, I’m sorry for breaking your privacy and post to your wall."
In these maps of global social network use, you can see Facebook taking over the world. Here’s 2013’s map.
Facebook may be based in Silicon Valley, but its fastest-growing user base is in countries like Indonesia, India, and Nigeria.
Daily Fast Feed Roundup
Good day to youTumblr! Here’s a quick rundown of what you need to know today:
- An Australia-based firm has developed wetsuits that make you invisible to sharks.
- A small Colorado town is considering granting drone hunting licenses and even offering bounty to citizens who shoot down unmanned aerial vehicles.
- A technical glitch led PayPal to temporarily ban a book for having “Iranian” in the title.
- Today’s most innovative company: Hot Pockets, which celebrated its 30th birthday by showing it’s still hip.
- 63 tech giants including Apple, Facebook, Google, and Twitter, signed a letter asking the NSA for increased transparency regarding security-related surveillance.
- Dismal first quarter results reveal that Nokia’s smartphone plan isn’t working.
- The .Amazon domain name may go to the river instead of the ecommerce giant. You’re next Patagonia.
- Rolling Stone is standing its ground after several retailers including, CVS, Rite Aid, Walgreens, and Roche Brothers, refused to carry its newest issue
- This teddy bear monitors a child’s vital signs and then sends the data to their parent’s smartphone… creepy.
- The Emmy nomination of Netflix’s original show House of Cardsis evidence that the way we watch TV is changing.
Have a great day!
Daily Fast Feed Roundup
Good day to you Tumblr! Here’s a quick rundown of what you need to know today:
- Six women are climbing the U.K.’s tallest building in an attempt to draw attention to energy firm Shell's plans to drill for oil in the Arctic. Cool!
- Now the Facebook iOS app will confirm the identities of famous people with little blue checkmarks on their profiles.
- SONY is letting PlayStation 4 users play games from their personal library on any console.
- Love a song so much that you want to share it with your favorite person? Well the social music sharing app SoundTracking will let you do just that.
- A new study by Hyundai found that where you live says a lot about how you drive.
- Yum! Popular food review site Yelp is experimenting with delivery services in NYC and San Francisco.
- Now, for a fee, T-Mobile users can upgrade their phone twice a year.
- Good news for all you French pirates out there. France has ended its three-strikes law, which let the court punish repeat offenders who were caught illegally downloading content.
- The U.S. Navy completed the first unmanned aerial vehicle landing on an aircraft carrier this Wednesday.
Have a good one!
“Snapchat is doing a really awesome job of creating new behaviors that you wouldn’t expect… I’m not sure I have many [other] examples [of startups getting mobile right].”