Student Snapchats selfie while driving, crashes into police car


Guys, don’t Snapchat pics while driving please. 

This is the appeal U.S. police has launched after a 19-year-old crashed into a police car while taking a Snapchat selfie. 

Miranda Rader was arrested in Bryan, Texas, after the accident, which caused the airbag to deploy. 

Don’t Drink and Drive! Don’t #snapchat photos to your boyfriend and drive! See story on FB

– Bryan Police Dept. (@BryanPolice) October 27, 2016

Police said Rader, a student at Texas A&M University, collided with the patrol vehicle while sending pictures to her boyfriend through Snapchat. Luckily, no one was injured in the incident.  Read more…

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4 Crucial Elements of a Successful Web Design Business

4 Crucial Elements of a Successful Web Design Business

Today, more than one in four small businesses does not have a website. However, many of those small businesses that do not currently have a website plan to create a site in the future.

With startups launching every day, the web design business is in high demand. However, if you want to make your own startup succeed when 75 percent fail, you need to make your web design business shine. Below are four crucial elements of a successful web design business.

A deeper look into Twitter’s history


Twitter has been in the headlines lately after a failed deal to sell the company to Salesforce and even rumors of a Disney bid. Get to know the company a little better with “Hidden History.”

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Facebook launches its version of Snapchat lenses


Facebook is finally beginning to roll out its version of Snapchat’s animated lenses.

The social network is now starting to add the feature to its live streaming service. The feature, called masks, will be available within Facebook’s app as well as the Mentions app for verified users.

The feature allows you to add animated overlays to your live videos. The filters themselves are pretty similar to what you would find in MSQRD – the face-tracking and 3D face-placement app that Facebook acquired in March.

Like Snapchat, Facebook will periodically swap out the masks for different styles. The initial set debuting now will include Halloween-themed masks. Read more…

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Have we reached peak Twitter trolling?


The numbers look grim. 

Data analyzing how the social media site Twitter is used for abusive online behavior, or trolling – in internet parlance – does not paint a pretty picture. 

The company may have lost potential buyers because of its very real problem with trollsBloomberg reported the reason Walt Disney decided against offering a bid to buy Twitter was due to the platform’s bullying and hateful communication. 

The site has attempted to curb the hateful tweets, comments, pictures and attacks, but it has yet to really solve the problem. In July, Twitter rolled out a new block feature that was expected to alleviate some of the issues, but the abuse persists. In August more features that “give you more control over what you see and who you interact with on Twitter” were added. Read more…

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How Visual Marketing Helps Business Organizations Succeed

How Visual Marketing Helps Business Organizations Succeed

The internet is an omnipresent digital medium which is becoming increasingly visual. A saying that picture is worth a thousand words has never been more relevant than it is today. Online tools have overshadowed traditional marketing strategies and no marketer must fail to utilize them, since they are the place where the visual content fully shines. The truth is, however, that traditional marketing still has much life in it, and adheres to the same visual standards.