Investors Step Back From Social-Media Highfliers

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Shares of Twitter Inc. TWTR -20.54% and Facebook Inc. FB -0.78% endured a surprise rout this week, as investors were rattled by signs that users are souring on the social-media stalwarts.

Twitter said Friday that its number of monthly users dropped in the second quarter and could continue to fall as it purges fake accounts, results that echoed Facebook’s bombshell guidance Wednesday that its growth is expected to slow through the end of the year.

Facebook suspends data analytical firm Crimson

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Facebook has suspended the account of another social media analytical firm.

On Friday, the Wall Street Journal said that the social networking site had suspended the Facebook and Instagram accounts belonging to Boston based Crimson Hexagon. Facebook is investigating whether the company violated the platform's policies in regards to the collection, sharing and storing of user data. In addition, Crimson Hexagon had contracts with the U.S. government and a non-profit company connected to the Kremlin.

8 Best Practices for Emergency Communications on Social Media

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Jennifer Elliott from CivicReady offers local governments best practices for emergency communications on social media.

What prompted Facebook to launch a print magazine?

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What prompted Facebook to launch a print magazine?

Social networking websites emerged as one of the biggest threats for the print media over the last decade. As mobile device users can access enormous information online via social platforms, there was a question as to why anyone would want to spend money and time on physical publications.

Given this, it was somewhat surprising that Facebook, the world’s biggest social network, quietly launched in June a high-end print magazine called Grow.

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