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How do you hire a great growth marketer?

2019-04-19T14:09:12-04:00April 19th, 2019|

Julian Shapiro Contributor Share on Twitter Julian Shapiro is the founder of, a growth marketing agency that trains you to become a marketing professional. He also writes at More posts by this contributor [...]

Facebook needs a white hat Cambridge Analytica

2019-03-28T17:15:16-04:00March 28th, 2019|

Rob Blackie Contributor Share on Twitter Rob Blackie is a Digital Strategist based in London, England, who has contributed to The Guardian and The Independent newspapers. Mike Butcher Contributor More posts by this contributor Brandwatch [...]

The consequences of indecency

2018-08-23T16:45:22-04:00August 23rd, 2018|

Ron Wyden Contributor Ron Wyden (D-OR) has served in the United States Senate since 1996. He previously served in the United States House of Representatives from 1981 to 1996. I wrote the law that allows [...]

Are algorithms hacking our thoughts?

2018-05-21T16:09:15-04:00May 20th, 2018|

  As Facebook shapes our access to information, Twitter dictates public opinion and Tinder influences our dating decisions, the algorithms we’ve developed to help us navigate choice are now actively driving every aspect of our [...]

Can data science save social media?

2018-04-18T20:17:24-04:00April 18th, 2018|

Bob Ackerman Jr. Contributor Robert Ackerman Jr. is the founder and a managing director of Allegis Capital, an early-stage cybersecurity venture firm, and a founder of DataTribe, a startup “studio” for fledgling cyber startups staffed [...]

Who gains from Facebook’s missteps?

2018-03-31T15:09:38-04:00March 31st, 2018|

When Facebook loses, who wins? That’s a question for startups that may be worth contemplating following Facebook’s recent stock price haircut. The company’s valuation has fallen by around $60 billion since the Cambridge Analytica scandal [...]

Imagining Instagram: Stories-first

2017-11-11T16:22:25-04:00November 11th, 2017|

 Time spent by people watching Instagram Stories — which is temporary sharing with private replies — could someday significantly surpass time spent in the Instagram Feed, which is the permanent stream of photos and videos [...]

Covert influence is the new money laundering

2017-11-05T19:19:25-04:00November 5th, 2017|

 As more media companies realize Russia bought advertising space or promoted news stories — fake and otherwise — on their platforms, covert influence has become the new money laundering. Both activities hide below the surface [...]