A recent Business Insider piece highlights the precipitous traffic decline of viral content sites like Upworthy, ViralNova and Elite Daily, with the morale being 'investing in journalism pays off.'
We're not so sure about that one.
Knotch, which describes itself as a "discovery platform for opinions and ideas," has raised a $1.5 million seed funding round, according to TechCrunch, with participation from Lars Rasmussen (co-founder of Google Maps), and Bebo co-founders Michael a[...]
Image-bookmarking site Pinterest has raised a gargantuan $225 million funding round led by Fidelity Investments, according to TechCrunch, with participation from Andreessen Horowitz, FirstMark Capital, Bessemer Venture Partners and Valiant Capital Ma[...]
Tackk has raised a $1.2 million funding round to expand its 'content-creation' platform and maybe -- just maybe -- catch this groovy lil' wave we call 'social media.'
What's that? The social media boom has been dead since 2011? Well, fine, let's s[...]
The Internet is maturing.
What does that mean? Stunts will be scarce and the odds of going from obscurity to fame are dropping ever lower.
Remember when record labels used to sponsor YouTube contests? Those evaporated. You can't ask people to m[...]
PushPage has raised $1.7 million to launch its interview-based social media platform, according to TechCrunch, and bring "celeb-style rapid fire interviews" to the masses. Lead investors in the round include Bob Pittman (a.k.a. The Founder of MTV), a[...]
why are people who claim in their bio to be "passionate about racial & environmental justice" even following me? #GoAway
— Pax Dickinson (@paxdickinson) September 9, 2013
Pax Dickinson has been fired from his position as Chief Technology Offi[...]
Tint, a social media aggregation tool, has all the trappings of the familiar Silicon Valley success story: founded by a trio of recent University of Southern California graduates, the company has managed to on-board 2,000 paying customers, including [...]
According to VentureBeat, Keek, a video-based social network with over 58 million users, is raising a $100 million funding round with the clear intention of challenging Instagram, Vine and other social-video leaders.
Keek is based in Toronto, Cana[...]
Here's how you know you're a game-changing company: when other companies based on your platform raise 9-figure funding rounds. Such is the hippo-egret relationship between Twitter -- still dancing around the IPO-talk -- and HootSuite, which has raise[...]
Timehop, a mobile app which sends daily updates about what you were doing one year ago, has raised a $3 million funding round, according to TechCrunch.
The company was originally named "4Squareand7YearsAgo," which I actually kind of dig for its q[...]
Measuring social media marketing campaigns is an impotent process. Bragging about how many Facebook 'likes' you have is pretty out-of-fashion, and retweets are a similarly questionable measure of success.
According to Mark Suster, the ideal metric[...]