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TECH TRENDS

The average American spends more time on tech and media then sleeping, Business strategist Michael Wolf tells a WSJ conference this week. He also predicts messaging will blow past social networking in 2016. Other highlights – 79% of time using apps is spent on only 5 apps, 44% of time using websites is spent on… read more

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FARMER SOCIAL NETWORK

AgFuse is a new social media tool created specifically to connect farmers and the agricultural community with one another. Learn more by visiting http://agfuse.com or https://twitter.com/agfusenetwork.

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SOCIAL TRENDS

More than 60% of Facebook users and Twitter users say they use the services to learn about news — which Pew Research defines as “information about events & issues beyond just your friends and family.”

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SOCIAL MEDIA

Twitter is finally removing the 140-character limit in Direct Messages. Starting next month, users can send DMs that are up to 10,000 characters in length. Tweets are still limited to 140 characters.

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WHERE YOU GET NEWS

Among Americans born between 1981 and 1996 — a.k.a. millennials — 61% get political news from Facebook in a given week, versus 37% who get it from local TV. A new Pew Research poll finds that’s also the inverse of how that divide looks for baby boomers – 60% get news from local TV.

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E-MAIL POPULAR AGAIN

What’s old is new again. As Facebook’s organic reach has waned, marketers are returning to e-mail, fueled by the belief that it’s better to ask for someone’s e-mail address than wait for them to “like” you. You can subscribe to FarmWeekNow’s daily e-mail update, just click here.

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FOLLOWING POLITICS

Overall, 16% of registered voters follow candidates for office, political parties, or elected officials on a social networking site, according to a Pew Research Center survey.

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CEOS AND SOCIAL MEDIA

CEOs from the world’s 50 most lucrative companies are using Twitter and LinkedIn more than they did two years ago, but have deserted Facebook completely, according to a new study from PR firm Weber Shandwick.

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INSTANT ARTICLES

Facebook has partnered with The New York Times, BuzzFeed and 7 other news media companies to launch a new feature that will allow those companies to publish articles directly to the Facebook platform. It’s called “Instant Articles” and is a new way to access news via social media.

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FACEBOOK GROWING

Facebook said last month it counted more than more than 300 million people who use Instagram each month and 800 million who use WhatsApp. Together, that’s close to the 1.44 billion people Facebook says logged into its service as of March 31, including the 600 million people who use Messenger.

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