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Science & Technology | Social Media

How to Leverage Trending Hashtags Properly in Business

Chasing trends isn't a great strategy for most businesses, but you should still watch for social media trends. When properly leveraged, they can have a huge impact on your bottom line.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Twitter’s massive outage may be over, company says ‘no evidence’ of hack - The Verge

Twitter has been experiencing an outage that began in the early evening on Thursday, with some users reporting problems sending tweets and refreshing their timelines starting shortly after 5:30PM ET. Just after 7PM ET, tweets began to cross our timelines,

Politics | Politics

FCC Chairman says he will move to ‘clarify’ Section 230, threatening tech’s legal shield

The rules could cause tech platforms to change their business models to avoid liability for their moderation practices.

News | News

Facebook Bans Ads Discouraging Vaccines, In Latest Misinformation Crackdown

The move is a reversal of Facebook's longstanding reluctance to block problematic content. Critics say public health misinformation has flourished on the social network.

News | News

Victor Rosenthal - Social Media and the Cognitive War Against Israel

Victor Rosenthal – Social Media and the Cognitive War Against Israel Time to take a break from giving and receiving abuse on Twitter and do some work. Last night we watched the Netflix documentary “The Social Dilemma.” It’s about the big tech

Science & Technology | Social Media

Facebook rebuts 'The Social Dilemma,' popular Netflix documentary

Facebook argues that the documentary-drama that quickly gained popularity for its critical look of tech platforms "buries the substance in sensationalism." 

Science & Technology | Social Media

Twitter to start testing voice DMs - The Verge

After rolling out audio tweets for iOS in June, Twitter is now experimenting with the idea of letting people share voice recordings through direct messaging.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Twitter seemed to be testing an edit feature, but the company says it’s a bug

It looks like Twitter may finally, at long last, be allowing users to edit their tweets. Users began noticing it Sunday afternoon: If you delete a tweet reply, then try to reply again, the "deleted" text reappears, allowing you to fix any mistakes and re-

Science & Technology | Social Media

Instagram tests new home screen with tabs for shopping and Reels

Instagram is testing three new looks for its home screen that make Reels and shopping more prominent in its app.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Facebook and Instagram testing new feature to cross-post stories to both apps

Instagram and Facebook are testing a new feature that would further deepen the integration between the two platforms. As reported by The Verge, Facebook is testing the ability to bring Instagram stories directly to Facebook stories. The report explains th

Science & Technology | Social Media

Facebook tests linking your FB account to your news subscriptions | TechCrunch

Facebook is testing a new feature that could help news publishers create a better experience for paying subscribers on the social network. The idea is that when Facebook identifies a subscriber from one of its publisher partners, that subscriber will be i

Science & Technology | Social Media

Instagram Guides may soon allow creators to recommended places, products and more

Instagram is working to expand its recently launched “Guides” feature which initially debuted with a specific focus on wellness content. The feature, which launched in May, has allowed select organizations and experts to share resources related to managin

Science & Technology | Social Media

Facebook's 'classic' look dies in September

Starting next month, the new Facebook.com will be the only version available as its "classic" website is going away for good.

News | Antisemitism Watch

Report: Facebook Doesn’t ‘Recognize Holocaust Denial’ as Anti-Jewish Hate Speech

Facebook logo. Photo: www.shopcatalog.com via Flickr. JNS.org – Facebook, according to an Aug. 10 report, “actively promotes further Holocaust-denial content …

Politics | Big Tech vs Conservatives

Censored! Big Tech Silences Over 260 Biden Critics Before Nomination

Former Vice President and presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is a popular target on social media. But Big Tech companies have responded by deleting mocking posts and suspending critics. 

Science & Technology | Social Media

Instagram kept deleted photos and messages on its servers for more than a year - The Verge

A security researcher found that Instagram was keeping copies of photos and direct messages he’d deleted from his account for more than a year. The researcher discovered and reported the problem last October, and Instagram now says it’s fixed the bug as o

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Instagram will make suspicious accounts verify their identities | Engadget

Instagram is taking new steps to root out bots and other accounts trying to manipulate its platform.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Twitter testing quote tweet counts, formerly known as retweets with comments - The Verge

Twitter is testing some new language on tweet metrics, making quotes (also known as retweets with comments) visible on each tweet, the company confirmed.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Social Media for Business Growth

Social media can also help you learn from your competitors. There has to be a good reason why your competitors are performing better than you

Science & Technology | Tech

Facebook reportedly removed strikes from conservative pages after executive intervened - The Verge

Facebook reportedly cleared misinformation "strikes" against posts by conservative sites including Breitbart after independent fact-checkers discovered misinformation.

Science & Technology | Social Media

How To Create More Engaging Facebook Ads

Facebook ads are exceedingly common, which can make it hard to create ones that actually get users’ attention.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Twitter is surveying users on what features they’d want from a subscription - The Verge

Twitter is surveying some users to ask about potential features on a possible paid subscription version of Twitter, which could add the option to retract tweets, post longer videos, or remove ads entirely.

Politics | POLITICS

Twitter defends blocking Trump tweets but not Iran’s Ayatollah Khamenei

A Twitter spokeswoman has defended the company's decision to block and restrict tweets from President Trump but not those of Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei.

News | News

Wiley permanently suspended by Twitter over anti-Semitism

Twitter was accused of inaction and delay over anti-Semitic remarks posted by the music star.

Science & Technology | Technology

10 social media mistakes and how to avoid them

Learn how to sidestep common social media mistakes when using popular platforms like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to grow your business.

News | Antisemitism Watch

HonestReporting Joins Blackout After Barrage of Twitter Antisemitism | HonestReporting

  HonestReporting is joining a widespread 48-hour Twitter ‘blackout’ after the musician known as Wiley was allowed to tweet incitement against Jews

News | News

Twitter users call for 48 hour boycott of site due to antisemitism

The campaign was sparked over the lack of action taken against British rapper Wiley, who made several antisemitic comments on the platform.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Twitter faces 48-hour boycott over anti-Semitic posts by rapper Wiley | Fortune

The boycott followed complaints that Twitter was too slow to remove offensive material, some of which was also posted to Instagram.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Twitter says it's looking at subscription options as ad revenue drops sharply

Twitter is actively exploring additional ways to make money from its users, including by considering a subscription model, CEO Jack Dorsey said Thursday. The move comes as Twitter suffers a sharp decline in its core advertising business.

Politics | Censorship

Twitter admits hackers accessed DMs of dozens of high-profile accounts | TechCrunch

Last week’s hack of over 100 very high-profile Twitter accounts did in fact expose the direct messages of many of those accounts, the company admitted today — including those of an elected official in the Netherlands, Geert Wilders. The attack saw numerou

Science & Technology | Social Media

Why no one knows which stories are the most popular on Facebook - The Verge

Facebook’s CrowdTangle is only telling part of the story — and viral tweets about it are driving the company crazy

Science & Technology | Social Media

Instagram is Making it Easier to Kickstart your Small Business

Instagram Shops, IGTV, and Pinned Comments are just a few recent updates to help small businesses market their products and services.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Facebook to launch officially licensed music videos in the U.S. next month | TechCrunch

Facebook is preparing to launch officially licensed music videos on its social network in the U.S. next month, in a direct challenge to YouTube. In materials reviewed by TechCrunch, Facebook informed Page owners linked to artists they’ll need to toggle on

Science & Technology | Technology

Facebook’s AI separates speech in recordings of up to 5 people

Facebook researchers describe an AI system that can isolate speech from recordings of multiple speakers on a single microphone.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Facebook Considers Banning Political Ads Before US 2020 Election

Facebook Inc. is considering imposing a ban on political ads on its social network in the days leading up to the U.S. election in November, according to people familiar with the company’s thinking.

Business & Finance | Business & Finance

Who's the REAL person? - Workplace Coach Blog

You thought the job applicant knocked it out of the park with his resume and his answers to your interview questions. You interviewed the references he provided. Do you make the offer? Not so fast. Have you checked out the real person behind the resume an

Science & Technology | Social Media

Facebook executive acknowledges 'trust deficit' to advertisers

A top Facebook executive acknowledged the platform has a "trust deficit" in a call with advertisers obtained by the Financial Times as brands join a growing bo

Science & Technology | Technology

Jason Calacanis Urges Users to Quit Facebook and Instagram, Says He'll Fund Alternative

"I'm gonna fund folks to replace both platforms," tech investor tweeted Sunday evening

Science & Technology | Social Media

How do Twitter lists work?

A look at how Twitter lists work and how marketers can use them to their advantage. How to follow people via lists and how to get on lists.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Snapchat apologizes for tone-deaf Juneteenth filter

Snapchat received widespread criticism Friday for its Juneteenth filter that prompted users to celebrate the anniversary of the end of slavery in the U.S. by smiling to break chains. By mid-day, Snap quietly pulled the tone-deaf filter and the company has

Science & Technology | Social Media

Twitter starts rolling out audio tweets on iOS

Twitter has announced a new feature that lets users attach audio snippets to their tweets. Audio tweets are available first on iOS "for a limited group of people" but will become available to all iOS Twitter users over the next few weeks.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook will allow users to turn off political ads

Facebook has come under criticism for allowing political ads to contain false statements. Now, Mark Zuckerberg says that users will be able to turn them off.

Business & Finance | Business

Six Ways To Make The Most Of Your LinkedIn Content Marketing

The content you choose to focus on, whether that be in terms of creating it yourself, posting it, liking it or commenting on it, is the springboard off of which others will engage with you.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Twitter's Newest Trick Relies on Tracking More of Your Clicks | WIRED

The social media company is testing warnings for users who try to share links to articles they haven't read. To do that, it has to know what you've read.

Science & Technology | Tech News

Twitter would like you to actually read stories before you retweet them - The Verge

This test is currently limited to Android users. If a user decides to retweet an article before reading it, Twitter will prompt them to open it before they do so. Twitter did not immediately respond to a request for comment asking if this test will roll o

Science & Technology | Social Media

Twitter is working on a way for people to request a blue checkmark, again

Twitter is bringing back a feature it had to kill after it was misapplied to a neo-Nazi.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Snapchat will no longer promote Trump's account in Discover - Axios

The decision was made over the weekend, after Twitter flagged President Trump's tweets for glorifying violence.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Facebook will verify identities for suspiciously popular accounts | Engadget

Facebook is now verifying IDs for profiles that have both suspicious behavior and posts that quickly go viral.

Science & Technology | Technology

Big Tech's Section 230 law: What it is and why some want it changed

The Justice Department is hosting a workshop to examine the scope of the Big Tech protection law known as Section 230.

Politics | Politics

Trump targets social media companies with executive order after Twitter fact-checks his tweets

The order came two days after Twitter, for the first time, added warning links to two of Trump's tweets, inviting readers to "get the facts."

Business & Finance | Business

Just putting it out there: It's embarrassing to exist on LinkedIn

I've never been big on social media, but there's one platform I absolutely can't stomach the courage to exist on: LinkedIn.

Politics | Politics

President Trump expected to sign executive order about social media on Thursday

The move comes after Twitter fact checked Trump's tweets for containing "potentially misleading information."

Science & Technology | Social Media

Instagram Will (Finally) Pay Influencers | WIRED

The company is rolling out new ways for its creators to make money—and they might sound familiar.

Politics | Politics

President Trump reportedly considering a panel to examine bias on social media - The Verge

President Trump reportedly wants to create a panel that would look into complaints of bias against conservatives on social media. The president and the GOP have alleged online platforms censor conservative views.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Twitter is testing settings that let you choose who replies to your tweet

The settings could let you allow only people you follow or mention to participate in conversations on the platform.

Science & Technology | Tech News

Facebook just bought GIPHY to better bake GIFs into Instagram - SlashGear

Facebook has acquired GIPHY, with plans to fully integrate the GIF-search tool into apps like Instagram and Messenger so as to make finding animated responses

Psychology | Parenting and Kids

Social Media Isn’t Actually Creating Anxiety Or Depression In Teens

An eight-year study conducted by Brigham Young University found that the amount of time spent on social media is not directly increasing anxiety or depression in teenagers.

News | News

Facebook content oversight member reportedly linked to Muslim Brotherhood

Yemeni Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Tawakkol Karman has been picked as one of 20 members of the new board, but has in the past proclaimed support for the Islamist organization.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Facebook's redesigned website finally starts rolling out to everyone | Engadget

After months of limited availability, Facebook's redesigned desktop website is now rolling out to all of the social media platform's users.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Instagram Star Erika Santos On How Social Media Influencers Must Change To Thrive In A Post-Pandemic World

Fashion and travel blogger Erika Santos reflects on the ever-changing social media landscape and her future role as an influencer in a post-pandemic world.

Health & Fitness | News Items

Prepare for the Ultimate Gaslighting* - Forge

*Gaslighting, if you don’t know the word, is defined as manipulation into doubting your own sanity; as in, Carl made Mary think she was crazy, even though she clearly caught him cheating. He gaslit…

Science & Technology | Social Media

Startups Weekly: Where social startups will get funding in the future | TechCrunch

While consumer tech has matured as a startup category in recent years, many investors continue to be bullish on specific trends like online gaming, voice, and the unbundling of platforms in favor of focused social networks.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Twitter notifies users that it’s now sharing more data with advertisers - The Verge

Twitter removed a privacy feature from its data-sharing settings that let users opt out of sending advertising measurement and engagement data to its partners.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Pinterest shares jump as company issues early first-quarter guidance

Pinterest said that it hasn't seen much exposure to the advertising segments most hurt by the coronavirus pandemic, including travel, automotive and restaurants.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Instagram to remove coronavirus related content from recommendations

Facebook Inc's Instagram said on Tuesday it would remove coronavirus-related content and accounts from recommendations and its "explore" option, unless posted by or belonging to credible health organizations.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Facebook’s less cluttered desktop redesign is more widely available starting today - The Verge

Facebook is rolling out the overhauled version of its desktop site. The new design places a heavier emphasis on two of Facebook’s most critical features — events and groups — and users can try it now before it rolls out officially later this year.

Science & Technology | Tech

Twitter makes working from home mandatory for employees around the world in response to COVID-19 | TechCrunch

After “strongly encouraging” it earlier this month, Twitter said today that working from home is now mandatory for all employees around the world due to COVID-19 concerns. In announcement, the company said “we understand this is an unprecedented step, but

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Alex Trebek's Health Update Lights up 'Jeopardy!' Fans on Social Media

Jeopardy! fans are praising Alex Trebek for the latest update on his health. It has been a year since the longtime host announced that he was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer, and so far his treatment is working. Viewers of his show were overjoyed

Science & Technology | Tech

Twitter starts testing its own version of Stories, called ‘Fleets,’ which disappear after 24 hours

Twitter is testing its own version of Stories. The company announced today it will begin to trial a new sharing format called “Fleets,” starting in Brazil, which will let users post ephemeral content to its social network for the first time. Unlike Tweets

Science & Technology | Social Media

Why You Really Only Need 1,000 Fans To Be Successful

You don't need millions of fans to make a six-figure income through social media.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Early Facebook employees: Where are the first 20 now?

Facebook launched 16 years ago, and a lot has changed since then. Here's where the company's first 20 employees ended up.

Science & Technology | Tech

Facebook has a new tool to spot spammers, and it's already taken down billions of accounts

Even equipped with a brand-new, high-performance algorithm, Facebook is unsure that it will ever win the war against fake accounts.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Pinterest now showing custom search results for coronavirus to combat misinformation

Pinterest is introducing a "custom search experience" when you search for information about the coronavirus on the platform. The company also pledges that it will remove misleading and false information about the outbreak.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Facebook pulls out of the SXSW conference citing coronavirus concerns

Facebook has pulled out of the SXSW conference in Austin, TX, due to concerns about the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. Facebook’s move follows Twitter, which announced today that it would be pulling out of the conference as well.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Facebook Messenger is getting a much simpler new design

Facebook Messenger is removing its Discover tab starting next week, TechCrunch reports, after pledging to do so in August of last year. The removal means chatbots and Instant Games are gone, making Messenger more streamlined and simple in the process.

Science & Technology | Social Media

LinkedIn is testing Snapchat-like stories because that’s the world we live in now

LinkedIn is testing adding stories to its app (just like Instagram and Snapchat), in an effort to offer more "casual" business conversations.

Science & Technology | Social Media

LinkedIn Just Launched 'Featured,' and You Should Put It on Your Profile ASAP. Here's How.

LinkedIn quietly unveiled 'Featured,' which users should deploy right away on their profiles. It appears below users' 'About' and offers them a chance to more prominently show off articles, videos, web links and other media in which they've been featured

Politics | Media Watch

Column: The Old Media Pushes Facebook to the Left

The “news” media routinely exhibit a badly disguised loathing for the social media. Journalists calling themselves the “mainstream” expect the social media to bend their platforms to their liberal talking points. Any rogue information that doesn’t match t

Science & Technology | Tech

How to mute a single word on Twitter - The Verge

While most of us are aware that we can mute conversations or other accounts on Twitter, you can also mute a specific word. You can do it straight from a tweet using your iPhone, or from settings using an Android phone or desktop.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Facebook will pay users for submitting their voice recordings - TechSpot

It seems pretty much every big company, including Amazon, Apple, Google, and Microsoft, has been listening to and transcribing users’ voice recordings without their consent. It’s a way to improve speech recognition systems, but many customers were ang

Science & Technology | Social Media

Twitter rolling out new 'Continue thread' option for connecting multiple tweets together

Twitter is rolling out a new feature that makes it easier to thread multiple tweets together. With this change, you can now link tweets together while you compose them. The company announced the new feature this afternoon. When you’re composing a new twee

Science & Technology | Social Media

Facebook is testing tabs to organize your News Feed

Facebook caused a lot of hullabaloo when it changed the News Feed from chronological order to an algorithmic ranking, and some people will never get over it. While you can still sort your feed by ‘Most Recent,’ the option is currently buried in the sideba

Science & Technology | Social Media

3 Strategies to Revive And Grow Your Facebook Business Page

Business pages are still valuable, but the way to leverage them has changed.

Science & Technology | Social Media

'Every kid wants to be an influencer': Why TikTok is taking off with Gen Z - Digiday

Marketers and publishers are still trying to get a handle on why TikTok is so popular among Gen Zers. Six Gen Z marketing consultants and entrepreneurs give their take.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Getting started with Instagram: A guide for marketers

Instagram has gone from a startup to one of the world's biggest social media sites in just a decade and to stand out on the platform brands must get ready to flex their creative muscles in the pursuit of engaging, highly-visual content. 

Politics | Big Tech vs Conservatives

GOTTA be kidding us: Twitter’s new feature allows users to report others for tweeting ‘misleading info about a political election’

We see you, Twitter.

Science & Technology | Social Media

All users can now access Facebook’s tool for controlling which apps and sites can share data for ad-targeting

Facebook is making available to all users worldwide its “Off-Facebook Activity” tool, which allows users to manage and delete the data that third-party websites and apps share with Facebook. The feature was first introduced in 2018 at Facebook’s annual de

Science & Technology | Social Media

10 Ways Introverted Leaders Can Master Social Media

Social media allows even the most introverted of leaders to connect and build a genuine foundation with their audience.

Science & Technology | Social Media

12 social media trends to watch in 2020

As we close this decade down, there’s no doubt that social media will play a growing role in our lives for the foreseeable future.

Science & Technology | Tech

Facebook tracks you offline: How to make it stop

You may not agree with Facebook’s practices, but it’s hard to argue against its effectiveness. Advertisers are willing to pay big bucks to access your data collected through the social media platform.

Science & Technology | Social Media

How social media has changed in the past decade, according to its influencers

From Jake Paul to iJustine and Nerd City, NBC News spoke with more than half a dozen content creators about how the last decade of internet culture has evolved.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Twitter blocks animated PNGs to keep trolls from using them to trigger seizures

Twitter will no longer animate PNG files after trolls hijacked the Epilepsy Foundation's handle and hashtags last month to send potentially seizure-inducing ima...

Science & Technology | Tech News

Facebook is building an operating system so it can ditch Android | TechCrunch

Facebook doesn’t want its hardware like Oculus or its augmented reality glasses to be at the mercy of Google because they rely on its Android operating system. That’s why Facebook has tasked Mark Lucovsky, a co-author of Microsoft’s Windows NT, with

Science & Technology | Social Media

Twitter rolling out redesigned iPad interface with multiple columns, more

Twitter is rolling out an update to the official Twitter for iPad app that brings a much-needed interface redesign. With today’s update, Twitter for iPad now better takes advantage of the added screen real estate available on the iPad. As first noted by A

Science & Technology | Social Media

Instagram now lets you upload multiple photos on one Story post with ‘layout’ feature

Instagram’s newest feature for Stories is called Layout and allows users to post multiple photos in one Story post. They can upload up to six images at once.

Science & Technology | Social Media

How Facebook learns what you buy at physical stores to show you ads

Facebook learns about what users are buying in order to serve them ads that reflect what they're likely to spend money on.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Influencer marketing agencies prepare for the end of the Instagram like

With Instagram expected to soon remove Instagram likes, advertisers are doubling down on other ways to evaluate the reach of their influencers. Options include using technology or gaining access to the influencers' analytics data from a social network.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Reddit’s monthly active user base grew 30% to reach 430M in 2019 | TechCrunch

In a year-end retrospective released this morning, Reddit says its user base grew 30% this year to reach 430 million monthly active users, as of the end of October. Its users also contributed 199 million posts, 1.7 billion comments and 32 billion upvotes,

Science & Technology | Social Media

Instagram still doesn’t age-check kids. That must change.

Instagram dodges child safety laws. By not asking users their age upon signup, it can feign ignorance about how old they are. That way, it can’t be held liable for $40,000 per violation of the Child Online Privacy Protection Act. The law bans online ser

Science & Technology | Tech

Facebook Gives Workers a Chatbot to Appease That Prying Uncle - The New York Times

The “Liam Bot” teaches employees what to say if friends or family ask difficult questions about the company over the holidays.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Twitter pauses plan to delete inactive accounts

The move comes amid concerns it would delete accounts from those who had died.

News | current events

Millions of Twitter and Facebook users may have had their personal information compromised

Twitter and Facebook have confirmed millions of users' personal information may have been compromised by malicious software in third-party apps.

Science & Technology | Technology

Close Down These 10 Antisemitic Accounts, ADL Tells Social Media Giants

A screenshot of Alison Chabloz performing a song that insults survivors of the Holocaust. In its latest attempt to pressure …

Science & Technology | Technology

Stuck in a Group Chat? Here's How to Stop It | Mental Floss

Trapped in a group chat on your phone's messaging service? Here's how to get out quickly and painlessly.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Facebook lets you get rid of those annoying notification dots

On iOS you can customize Facebook's shortcut bar to remove sections you don't use.

Politics | Conservative Voices

Facebook gave Tinder and other dating apps special access to user data

New documents reveal that Facebook gave Tinder and other popular dating apps special "whitelist" privileges to access user data.

News | The News

BREAKING: Ex-Twitter Employees Charged For Spying For Saudi Arabia, Reports Say | The Daily Wire

The Department of Justice announced on Wednesday charges against two former Twitter employees for allegedly spying for Saudi Arabia which analysts believe is the first time that the United States government has accused Saudi Arabia of spying in the United

Science & Technology | Social Media

Twitter exec teases possible major changes coming in 2020

The floated ideas could fundamentally change how retweets work on Twitter, and that's not all.

Science & Technology | Tech

Facebook trained AI to fool facial recognition systems, and it works on live video

According to VentureBeat, Facebook AI Research (FAIR) has developed a state-of-the-art "de-identification" system that works on video, including even live video. It works by altering key facial features of a video subject in real time using machine learni

Science & Technology | Social Media

Twitter admits that it showed more ads to less popular users

Twitter has a history of working to appease high profile people on the platform. In May, it changed its policy to show everyone the same number of ads, abandoning an old approach that gave popular users a better experience.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Pinterest says AI reduced reported self-harm content by 88% | VentureBeat

Pinterest announced that it's using AI and machine learning to reduce the visibility of self-harm content on its platform.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Instagram launches Create mode with On This Day throwbacks | TechCrunch

Instagram has finally turned Throwback Thursday into an official feature. It’s part of the new Instagram “Create” mode that launches today in Stories, bringing the app beyond the camera. Create makes Instagram a more omni-purpose social network with

Science & Technology | Social Media

Twitter says it unintentionally misused user data for advertising

Users saw adds targeted based on email and phone numbers provided for security.

Science & Technology | Technology

End big tech's unfair advantage | VentureBeat

It's time to address the stark difference between legacy newspapers, radio, and television and today’s dominating digital technology companies.

Psychology | Parenting and Kids

In the Age of Media Here's How to Teach Girls Self-Worth

Michelle Cove, MEDIAGIRLS founder, shares her tips on how to promote self worth, teach young women confidence, and reframe negativity on social media.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Facebook will begin hiding likes on Friday - CNET

The social media giant will test hiding the number of likes, reactions and views that posts get.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Twitter now lets all iPhone users pin favorited lists to the timeline - 9to5Mac

After opening up access for the home timeline Lists feature to let users more easily follow their interests earlier this summer, Twitter is rolling out access for all iOS users today. Twitter shared the news in a press release: On iOS starting September 2

Science & Technology | Social Media

How much YouTube pays for views: 100 thousand, 1 million, 4 million - Business Insider

YouTube creators earn money through YouTube's Partner Program, which allows them to monetize their channels with video ads placed by Google.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Facebook will shut down Group Stories on September 26th

If you didn't find yourself using Facebook's Group Stories, you're not the only one. The social network has confirmed a report from commentator Matt Navarra th...

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

‘They Videoed His Death’: After a Brawl, Teenagers Gawked as a Boy Lay Dying

Shocked officials on Long Island said the teenagers recorded the fight and the victim’s suffering on their phones.

Science & Technology | Tech News

LinkedIn CEO Says Tech Regulation Risks Stifling Innovation - Bloomberg

The combative relationship between Silicon Valley and global regulators has been at the center of attention for much of the past two years. Technology companies like Facebook Inc. and Google have drawn ire from lawmakers who say they may be abusing their

Business & Finance | Marketing

The State Of Influencer Marketing: Growing

Marketers' investments in influencers continue to rise, and a push toward authenticity leads to a broader set of influencer partners.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Influencer Fraud Costs Businesses Billions but Here's What You Can Do to Avoid It | Inc.

Hype isn't a good reason to invest in marketing tools without thoroughly checking them out.

Miscellaneous | Other Kinds of Whatnot

10 viral videos that turned out to be fake

We collected 10 infamous viral videos from around the internet that where eventually revealed to be hoaxes.

Business & Finance | Advertising/Marketing

15 crucial content marketing resources and tools

Whether your team needs help with web design, SEO, social media or video production, this list is bursting at the seams with helpful digital assets. When Apple turned “there’s an app for that” into a global catchphrase in 2009, the company promised

Politics | From CNN

Twitter and Facebook take down covert Chinese accounts that tried to undermine Hong Kong demonstrators - CNN

A covert state-backed social media campaign run from China has sought to undermine ongoing demonstrations in Hong Kong, according to information released by Twitter and Facebook on Monday.

Science & Technology | Technology

Facebook has been collecting, listening, transcribing Messenger chats - Business Insider

The company reportedly didn't disclose to users that it was sharing any collected audio from Messenger voice chats with third parties.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Make Facebook useful by turning off all its annoying features | Popular Science

Between data privacy scandals and the psychological toll social media can take on your brain, quitting Facebook can be an alluring prospect. But it’s not always practical to delete your account.