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Food For Thought Friday: YouTube Wants Women in Tech, Twitter Layoffs, & SEO Disrupts Analytics Data

Kathleen Burns
Food For Thought Friday: YouTube Wants Women in Tech, Twitter Layoffs, & SEO Disrupts Analytics Data

This week Food for Thought Friday spotlights the social media's giants Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter shaking things up and making drastic changes. Are the Twitter layoffs a sign that the company is about to drop off the map? Is Facebook trying too hard to become the new YouTube with their new video feed? Does SEO disrupt your analytics data?

Here's what we thought deserved a spotlight this week.

YouTube CEO: How to get girls excited about tech careers. Plus, how to get women to stay. by Heather Clancy Susan Wojcicki, CEO of YouTube , shares the twofold formula for reform to grab the interest of young women and bring them into the technology field: Make computer science mandatory and adopt paid family leave.

For 1st time, MIT's free online classes can lead to degree by Collin Binkley The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has offered free online courses for the last four years with one major downside: They didn't count toward a degree. That's about to change.

New CEO, New Chairman and Big Layoffs. So What's Next for Twitter? by Kurt Wagner Twitter laid off 336 people because new CEO Jack Dorsey said the company "feels strongly that engineering [and other departments] will move much faster with a smaller and nimbler team.”

How #SEO Disrupts Your Analytics Data by Jack Cooper  It’s no longer a one-size-fits-all process, and that is why SEO should be an ongoing practice that refines, re-evaluates, and monitors performance. It's important to understand the impact changes have, and how valuable they are to your site.

Facebook Will Stop at Nothing to Be More Like YouTube by Julia Greenberg Facebook announced this week that it will test a “dedicated place” on Facebook where users can go “when they exclusively want to watch video".

What are your experiences with women in tech? Do you think online courses should count to degrees? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below or tweet us @SEMrush!

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Kathleen Burns is a former Community Manager of SEMrush.
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