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Called It: My Prediction From A Year Ago About IG Stories Killing Snapchat (VIDEO)

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I’ve been seeing a bunch of articles recently about how Instagram Stories has substantially surpassed Snapchat, the social media platform that Instagram essentially cribbed from. For those who don’t know, a little while ago, Facebook, which owns Instagram, attempted to buy Snapchat and Snapchat’s founders said “no thanks.” The next thing that happened is that […]

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Lean StartUps: How to Spend Your $1K Marketing Budget

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Small and lean startups may not have a budget to hire a marketing or social media manager on staff even though it is well known that marketing is the most important thing for promoting, scaling and advancing a new venture. A friend of mine asked me to give him advice on how should a startup, […]

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I’m Smug Because 2 Years Ago, I Predicted Facebook’s Entering Video Will Dwarf Other Popular Social Media And Am Right

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This week, Twitter announced that it will expand the minimum characters for its social media micro-blogging platform from 140 to 280 characters. Apparently, according to tech industry analyst, this move is a direct result to the fact that Twitter has stalled in growth and is experimenting with different ways to grow. So has Snapchat, which added […]

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Why I think IG Stories will Legit Kill Snapchat (VIDEO)

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Two days ago, Instagram essentially “swagger jacked” Snapchat and created a feature that copies verbatim Snapchat’s model: quick videos that last only 24 hours and they disappear. I did a video on Facebook Live today on my Facebook page for Jenebaspeaks. It is captioned: “Why Instagram Stories will Kill Snapchat the way Facebook Live killed […]

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How to Tweak Your Facebook Page to Increase Chances of Getting Verified

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Facebook recently updated and clarified its existing rules related to influencers and brands that promote other brands’ products or servicemen  on their pages. The social media site posted the new info on the site’s blog and on a brand new page created to help influencers and marketers navigate  the new changes. In summary, Facebook clarified […]

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Study: Sharing your Relationship on Facebook Is a Sign it Will Last

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   Nowadays, when someone who is dating makes a newly committed relationship official by updating it in their Facebook profile, it’s a BFD (big___ deal)! Imagine! Now there is some social science behind this well-acknowledged fact! A new research study from a University of Wisconsin-Madison professor that analyzed couples on Facebook delved into the psychology […]

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Dissecting the 5 Common Responses Readers Make to Excuse Big TECH’s EEO Reports

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So here’s the deal: Twitter released its EEO report showing that out of close to 3,000 employees in America, it has only 49 black ones. Many outlets have reported on this news. I don’t really want to rehash all I wrote when Facebook came out with its own EEO report which revealed a similar yet […]

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Facebook admits Stereotypes and Unconscious Bias play into Its Low Employee Diversity Numbers

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Data indicates the tech industry has a “2% problem “when it comes to its black employee representation and It seems this is the true reason for it and it has nothing to do with the lack of qualified blacks with computer science degrees or coding experience.

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