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How will brands cash in on native Facebook video? Here's an early hint: 
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Phew: Two memes, one day. How will the Internet recover?
 
Blue & Black or White & Gold? Brand jumped onto the "What color is that dress" meme fast. #thedress #blueandblack #whiteandgold
What color is THAT dress? Brand join in the conversation that's obsessing Twitter.
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So many great tributes to David Carr, but this one is my favorite. Read it and you'll appreciate why his death is such a gut punch to journalism and the world.
David Carr believed that, through the constant and forceful application of principle, a young knucklehead could bring the heavens to their knees.
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All star Oscar winning group shot - all in one movie.
April 10, 1972: Academy Award winner Gene Hackman cuts cake on the set of his new film, "The Poseidon Adventure," at 20th Century Fox. Other cast members are, from left, Jack Albertson, Red Buttons...
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Not much of a surprise, but Facebook is really pushing YouTube as the spot to watch Super Bowl commercials. 
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Whoa, big news -> Facebook Finally Lets Its Firehose Be Tapped For Marketing Insights Thanks To DataSift
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Good social resource courtesy of +Spredfast
 
How big should those images be in various places on various social networks? Here's an infographic to help you out.
Looking for precise specs for your Facebook cover photo? This handy cheat sheet from Spredfast has the answer to that and other social media photo details.
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+Sundar Pichai appears to be saying, "yeah."

But that doesn't mean the social stuff is going to be exiled. 
Google SVP Sundar Pichai signals that the company is thinking of the social stream, photos and communication as separate areas.
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hmmm +Martin Beck it is possible but if they break it out will it still have the same forced traction?
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Adobe, which introduced the image-editing program in 1990, has moved to a less expensive subscription-based model in an effort to democratize access.
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Twitter will reportedly direct its firehose at Google. Tweets will be super findable again.  Following scoop by +Sarah Frier 
Twitter will provide the search giant access to its firehose again, Bloomberg Business reports. The companies had a similar deal that ended in 2011.
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In case anybody in the group needs any culinary inspiration this weekend :) Have a great one! -Randy
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  • University of Missouri–Columbia
    M.A.: Journalism, 1987 - 1989
  • UC Irvine
    BA: Political Science, Economics, 1983 - 1987
  • Whittier High School
    1980 - 1983
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Social media correspondent for Marketing Land.
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Marketing Land social media correspondent. 
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  • Third Door Media
    Social media correspondent, 2014 - present
  • Los Angeles Times
    Reader engagement and social media editor, 2010 - 2014
  • Los Angeles Times Newspapers Inc
    Web deputy editor, 2007 - 2010
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