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Google will shut down abandoned Google+ Local pages on July 28

Google is getting ready to shutter some abandoned Google+ Local pages. On July 28, business pages that aren’t being used will be “unverified.” Search Engine Land has discovered a post Google made about its plans, which was posted in the Local Search Forums: In the past few months, you may have seen some changes in the … Continue reading Google will shut down abandoned Google+ Local pages on July 28

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Reid Hoffman reluctantly admits that LinkedIn’s design needs work

Speaking at Fortune’s Brainstorm Tech conference last week in Aspen, LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman was slow to agree with the notion that his site’s design was ‘unresponsive and confusing’ — but eventually conceded that it indeed needed work. Hoffman responded to a question from Jourdan Urbach — CTO of social video platform Ocho — about … Continue reading Reid Hoffman reluctantly admits that LinkedIn’s design needs work

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Why your brain wants to check Facebook every 31 seconds – and how you can stop it

Why do we drop stuff that we need to finish in order to start other things – even when we know that we shouldn’t be switching back and forth on our to-do list (or worse, between our to-do’s and Facebook?) It’s one of the mysteries of modern office life. Since we at MeisterTask are building … Continue reading Why your brain wants to check Facebook every 31 seconds – and how you can stop it

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Facebook is about to ramp up the number of Instant Articles on your feed

Get ready to see a lot more news on your Facebook feed. After announcing Instant Articles back in May – stories that load natively through Facebook’s iPhone app – Facebook published a few trial pieces before going through a quiet period without anything new as it prepared for a greater rollout. According to a report … Continue reading Facebook is about to ramp up the number of Instant Articles on your feed