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Wayback Machine Project Slated to Archive Google+ Content Ahead of the Service’s Termination

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In late 2018, Google announced the pending termination of Google+ services after an internal audit unearthed a myriad of data privacy concerns, security risks and more. Based on this study, Google discovered that the service was no longer meeting users’ needs and set an April 2019 retirement date.

Despite this pending termination, startups hoping to preserve their Google+ are in luck. Volunteers working around the clock are currently archiving publicly posted content. Although much of the data will be auto-saved by this initiative, there are steps users can take to help ensure content is archived for posterity.

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Twitter’s Insights Tool Helps SMBs Maximize User Engagement

Twitter insights tool

Today’s consumers eagerly seek concise, engaging content when searching for products and services, interacting via social media or conducting other online activities. To reach users and keep their interest, it is critical to serve fresh content on a daily basis. But what time of day is best to deliver your content to help ensure it achieves maximum views and user engagement?

Twitter’s recently announced insights tool, Timing Is Everything, may have the answer. It helps small businesses time content delivery to reach the widest possible audience to boost engagement and start conversations with potential new clients.

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Facebook to Focus on Privacy and Communication

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Do you ever feel like the big downfall of social media is that it's all too open and exposed? The internet used to be far more of an anonymous experience, but now it seems like everyone is can see everything and nothing is really all that private. Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has some big plans for what he considers the future of social media as a whole, and they involve focusing on privacy and encrypted messages. He wants to do this for all of his platforms, which now include Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram. That may not bring back a totally anonymous experience, but it should provide additional security.

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Facebook Targets Overseas Companies Trading in Fake Profiles, Followers and Likes

Facebook fake profile

Protecting the integrity of the information on social media sites continues to be a hot-button issue. Recently, Facebook broke new ground in this arena by filing a lawsuit accusing four Chinese companies of generating and selling fraudulent likes, followers and more.

Although the lawsuit addresses Facebook specifically, the accused overseas businesses allegedly violated terms of use for other popular services including Amazon, Apple, Google, LinkedIn and Twitter. Regardless of the outcome, Facebook is advancing a new standard that peddling fake accounts and misinformation can land a company in legal trouble.

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Welcome to .dev: Google Opens a New Domain

new domain .dev

In 2018, Google announced that they would be taking their private .dev domain and opening it up to the public. They made that announcement at the Chrome Dev Summit, and it really didn't generate much buzz with all of the other news coming out at the same time. They had also just announced VisBug and Web.dev. It felt at the time like the public offering was just a minor note along the way, something that may happen eventually.

However, things have moved quickly, and Google just announced that they opened .dev up to the public. There is no red tape. There are no extra fees for Early Access. This is a full launch.

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