Our weekly round up of relevant news from around data (big or otherwise), social, trends and our very own index:

INFOGRAPHICS NEWS

Who Is the Millennial Female Micro Influencer?
Instagram is home to users with a few thousand dedicated followers who closely watch their style and brand affiliations. Getty Images/iStock …

The World’s Oceans Are Infested With Over 5 Trillion Pieces Of Plastic
The following infographic is based on the report and it shows the distribution of plastic contamination in the world’s oceans. The North Pacific is …

Why You Need to Rethink Your Infographics Strategy in 2017
Your content marketing operation probably involves infographics: data- and fact-rich graphics illustrating key marketing messages.

6 Infographic Best Practices You’ve Been Missing out on
Infographics were really hot between 2009 and 2011 in the digital marketing world. And while they’ve become a little less popular over the past …

SOCIAL MEDIA/INVESTMENTS STORIES

Snapchat snags its first ‘buy’ rating; shares rise
Snap shares rose Monday after Wall Street finally gave the social media company its first “buy” rating.

Why SOCL Should Be a Hard Pass for Social Media Investors
With Snap’s IPO, SOCL has been getting a lot of coverage lately. SOCL tracks the Solactive Social Media Index and says it “provides investors …

This Surprisingly Popular Social Media Site Ranks Nearly Dead Last in Customer Loyalty
The critical role monthly active users have served in helping investors evaluate the health of a social network bodes well for the usefulness of …

BIG DATA NEWS

How can you secure big data in the information age?
There’s no time to waste when it comes to rethinking security for big data environments. The number and breadth of data breaches continues to …

Big Data, Big Future: 3 Next-Gen Career Opportunities
“Big” hardly seems large enough to describe big data these days. With connected devices like Fitbits and smartphones, massive amounts of …

5 Misconceptions Small Business Owners Have About Big Data
In the past, only large brands could afford to implement data into their business efforts. Today, however, data is accessible to businesses of all …

How to start using big data SLAs
Big data leaders, when you’re asking IT pros for service level agreements … Because big data and analytics have been largely experimental for …

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