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Brands Can Now Promote Influencer Posts as Ads on Instagram

Instagram is now focusing on transparency in advertising by allowing brands to sponsor or promote influencer posts as their own ads. Rather than a brand paying an influencer discreetly for a post, this will create and formalize the process behind ad-buying. These branded content ads will expand the overall reach of the post.

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How to Prevent Password Theft

With influencers using many platforms for marketing and branding purposes, keeping these accounts secure becomes a top priority. However, hackers are now keen to this value behind influencer mediums and are getting creative in their ability to steal user credentials. One of these hacking methods is called a credential stuffing attack. A credential stuffing attack is when the hacker takes a stolen credential and uses an automated process to use the credentials into popular websites.

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Explorest App Launches In US, Bringing Creators New Monetization Opportunities

After receiving high praise during its Singapore launch, the app that helps users navigate the best places to shoot through creator-curated photo location insights is expanding its horizons.

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Is Vero The Next Instagram? Top Creators Hope Not Due To Founder's Past Ethics Violations

From unranked to #1 on the app store in just four days, Vero is the latest social media bandwagon that thousands of users are jumping on. However, discrepancies within the creator community are arising with the app's founder, Ayman Hariri, and his intentions with revamping his controversial 2015 business venture.  

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Be Moment's Next Creator: New NYC Film Festival Searching For Talent

Submit your best smartphone-shot film for the grand prize of "$3,000 in rad gear, a trip to NYC to debut your film at the premiere, and a chance to party with some of your favorite Youtubers and filmmakers."

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Everything You Need To Know From Casey Neistat's Interview With YouTube Chief of Business

Yesterday, YouTuber Casey Neistat was given unprecedented access to have an on-the-record interview with one of YouTube’s executives, Robert Kyncl, on the future of the platform's creator community. Kyncl is the video-sharing services' chief business officer (CBO) making him second in command behind Susan Wojcicki, YouTube’s CEO....

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Actress Maisie Williams To Launch 'Daisie' Social App To Help Creators Network and Find Opportunities

Maisie Williams, best known as Game of Thrones' beloved vagabond Arya Stark, is expanding her professional enterprises to tech with the release of her new social app 'Daisie.' Williams describes the new platform as a congenial space where "creators can network, like, share and collaborate on projects within a social networking setting."

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YouTubers Now Need 1K Subscribers And 4K Watch Time Hours To Make Money

According to a report by The Verge, YouTube is now tightening the requirements channels must meet in order to monetize, or attach ads to, their video content. Previously, one needed 10,000 public views (without regard to an annual viewing hour requirement) in order to join YouTube's covered Partner Program. In a statement on YouTube's blog, the video sharing company stated that these new higher standards will help prevent "potentially inappropriate videos from monetizing which can hurt revenue for everyone." 

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Social Media Influencers React To Net Neutrality Repeal

On Thursday, the F.C.C. voted to repeal Net Neutrality, or the rules regulating the companies that connect consumers to the internet. This legislative change will drastically change the way in which social media influencers at large will interact with their loyal followers-turned-consumers. With the repeal of Net Neutrality, webpages will likely take longer to load (an approximate increase from 1 to 3 seconds) as high-speed internet delivery will now be commodified, which will likely result in consumers bouncing, or leaving, desired sites more quickly than before. 

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