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Science & Technology | Social Media

Influencer Marketing: A Phony Industry Based On False Premises

No, influencers are not going to rule the world. At least not the kind of influencers we’ve seen so far. Some people will attain positions where they can help change things or sell products and services, but it won’t be thanks to some trashy industry base

Science & Technology | Social Media

How starting a conversation boosts social media engagement - PR Daily

As algorithms begin to favor user interaction and community sharing, how can brand managers adapt their campaigns to get better organic reach? Here are some tips. How can PR pros break the ice and start a conversation? Even the most extroverted among us f

Politics | Big Tech vs Conservatives

Facebook Suddenly Deletes Policy Permitting Death Threats Against People They Don't Like

For all of Facebook’s talk of wanting to provide a safe environment, the truth of the matter came to light yesterday as the guidance for how Facebook enforces its policy on death threats was posted.

Politics | Libtards

REPORT: Remember How Kavanaugh Accuser Christine Blasey Ford Had No Social Media Footprint? Here's Why.

When Christine Blasey Ford came forward to accuse then-U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of decades-old sexual assault, little was known about her; in fact, she had no social media footprint at all — an extreme oddity for modern times.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Big brother? Instagram will now ask you to think twice before posting profanities

Instagram today released two new features with a view to curb bullying on the platform - but it remains to be seen how effective they are.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Facebook will start taking a cut of fan subscriptions in 2020 | TechCrunch

Facebook will take a cut of up to 30% on fan subscriptions, beginning on January 1, 2020. The social network is revealing its plans as part of a broader slate of monetization-related announcements this week at VidCon. The news confirms a TechCrunch report

Business & Finance | Marketing

The Best Social Media Management Tools for Small Businesses | Digital Trends

Social media is a great way to spread the word about your business, connect with customers and network within your niche. There are some online tools that can help you schedule posts, keep track of engagement and much more. Here's the best social media ma

Business & Finance | Business

How startups can make influencer marketing work on a budget | TechCrunch

Influencer Marketing has ballooned into a $25 billion industry, yet many marketing managers are left confused by this, because for them, it’s really not delivering the results to justify the hype...

Science & Technology | Social Media

Facebook’s content oversight board plan is raising more questions than it answers – TechCrunch

Facebook has produced a report summarizing feedback it’s taken in on its idea of establishing a content oversight board to help arbitrate on moderation decisions. Aka the ‘supreme court of Facebook’ concept first discussed by founder Mar

Politics | From CNN

Twitter says it will label tweets from Trump and other leaders that break its rules - CNN

Twitter plans to place a disclaimer on future tweets from world leaders that break its rules but which Twitter decides are in the "public interest," the company said in a blog post Thursday.

Politics | Politics

The White House may host a social media summit next month

The White House will reportedly host a social media summit next month. According to The New York Times, White House spokesman Judd Deere said the meeting will "...

Science & Technology | Social Media

Exclusive: LinkedIn goes niche - Axios

Users may have noticed that their notifications or engagements on LinkedIn have increased.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Big Tech’s problem is its lack of competition - The Verge

Kara Swisher talks antitrust, regulation, and breaking up big tech companies like Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google.

Politics | Big Tech vs Conservatives

Big Tech's Big Problems And A Conversation With The Pinterest Whistleblower

Pinterest Whistleblower Eric Cochran joins the Federalist Radio Hour to discuss the rampant censorship of conservatives and Christians in Silicon Valley.

Business & Finance | Careers & The Workplace

10 LinkedIn Background Photo Ideas To Make Your Profile Stand Out

What's the best LinkedIn background photo you can feature on your LinkedIn profile to make yourself truly stand out? Here are 10 ideas for your background photo that can reinforce your professional value and personal brand.

Food & Drink | Food & Drink

Under the influencer

They’re hard to miss—@isbeeracarb, with her candy-colored hair and ornate septum ring, rocks tattoos from head to toe. Then there’s @thegirlwithbeer, who sports impeccably manicured eyebrows and thick, chestnut-colored hair.

Politics | Big Tech vs Conservatives

Twitter Punishes Project Veritas For Exposing Pinterest's Censorship Of Pro-Life Group

Pinterest has come under fire for declaring the pro-life website Live Action as "pornography." A whistleblower leaked internal documents to Project Veritas.

Politics | Big Tech vs Conservatives

Don't Minimize Conservative Concerns About Big Tech Censorship

To assert with such confidence that 'most red Americans either don’t know or don’t care about social-media censorship' seems very unwise indeed. 

Politics | Big Tech vs Conservatives

WATCH: Whistleblower: Pinterest Censors Conservative, Pro-Life Content; Pinterest Reacts | Daily Wire

A new report by Project Veritas presents a series of accusations of political and ideological bias against conservatives, Christians, and pro

Science & Technology | Social Media

Agencies voice concerns that Instagram is killing organic reach

Scores of Instagram users and agencies recently took to the social network to voice concerns over a sudden dip in engagement on their posts. Speculation around an algorithm change was dispelled by an Instagram spokesperson, but it’s left a question mark

Science & Technology | Social Media

Survey: Micro-influencers offer big rewards for brand managers - PR Daily

Do those online celebrities with smaller followings really have the engagement that some industry experts suggest? New research offers insights for your next influencer campaign. Just how successful can a “micro-influencer” be at engaging his or her audie

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

French Rock Star’s Instagram Defeats His Widow in Inheritance Battle

If Johnny Hallyday, the “French Elvis,” was a United States resident, then his fourth wife stood to inherit his whole fortune. Social media evidence led a French court to rule otherwise.

Business & Finance | Advertising/Marketing

Five Tips For Developing A Successful Instagram Marketing Strategy

Nowadays, it's hard to come by a brand that doesn't want to be ahead of the game on Instagram.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Facebook and Twitter disable new disinformation campaign with ties to Iran - The Washington Post

The disabled accounts include two on Twitter mimicked Republican congressional candidates in order to push pro-Iranian political messages

Science & Technology | Social Media

Facebook removed 2.2 billion fake accounts in three months - CNN

Facebook took down 2.2 billion fake accounts between January and March, a record high for the company.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Snapchat Employees Abused Data Access to Spy on Users - VICE

Multiple sources and emails also describe SnapLion, an internal tool used by various departments to access Snapchat user data.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Trump White House Asks Public To Report Social Media Sites If 'Suspended, Banned' For Being Conservative | Daily Wire

President Trump's White House is asking people to report social media sites, including Twitter, Google, and Facebook, if they suspect the site's "political bias" has caused them to be banned.

Politics | Politics

Online Censorship is Growing and it Threatens Us All

We produced the following video a year ago warning about the online censorship we were already seeing and experiencing ourselves.

Politics | POLITICS

Undermining Our Principles Is a Facebook Feature, Not a Bug

Earlier this month Facebook announced that independent journalists and media personalities Alex Jones, Paul Joseph Watson, Laura Loomer, and Milo Yiannopoulos would be permanently banished from its global community of 2.3 billion people.While leftists in

Politics | Big Tech vs Conservatives

How Silicon Valley Bias Disrupts Local Politics – American Greatness

Silly me. I believed Justice Louis D. Brandeis when he said more speech was the remedy for speech you don’t like. "If there be time to expose through discussion the falsehood and fallacies,” Brandeis wrote nearly a century ago, “to avert the evil by the

Science & Technology | Social Media

Instagram is working on new rules for banning accounts

Less than a week after banning Alex Jones and other far-right extremists, Instagram has revealed that it is working on a new policy for account removals. These...

Politics | Action Items

Please Sign The Petition: Get Hamas Off Twitter | CIJA

The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs is a non-partisan organization that serves as the advocacy arm of the Jewish Federations of Canada.

Science & Technology | Social Media

If Instagram Gets Rid Of Like Counts, What Will It Mean For Influencers?

Instagram is testing out hiding like counts on profiles. How could this affect influencers and creators, who rely on metrics like these for business?

Science & Technology | Social Media

Everything Facebook announced at F8 2019 | VentureBeat

A comprehensive compendium of everything Facebook announced at its F8 2019 developer conference in San Jose, from Messenger to virtual reality.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Instagram officially tests hiding Like counts | TechCrunch

TechCrunch - Reporting on the business of technology, startups, venture capital funding, and Silicon Valley

Science & Technology | Social Media

What If a Girl in the Holocaust Had Instagram? | Israellycool

Here in Israel, billboards have appeared on the Ayalon Highway advertising something called Eva Stories.The trailer has now just dropped on Instagram.

Science & Technology | Social Media

The Most Active 10% of Twitter Users Are Responsible for 80% of Tweets Overall – Adweek

It turns out that Twitter users are younger and are more likely to be Democrats than the general public, according to a new Pew Research Center report.

Science & Technology | Tech

Facebook beats Q1 2019 profit estimates, sets aside $3 billion for privacy penalty | VentureBeat

Facebook blew away Wall Street profit estimates in the first quarter, and set aside $3 billion to cover a settlement with U.S. regulators.

Science & Technology | Tech News

Jack Dorsey Is Reportedly Meeting With President Trump | WIRED

The Twitter CEO said in an internal email obtained by WIRED that it's "important to meet heads of state in order to listen, share our principles and our ideas."

Science & Technology | Social Media

Reddit’s Subreddits Are Getting Collections, Events Posts

The site tested the new feature with the "Game of Thrones" Subreddit first.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Pinterest shares rise 28% on first day of trading, worth $13 billion | VentureBeat

Shares of Pinterest closed 28.58% higher than the IPO price on the first day of trading, giving the image-sharing site a $12.83 billion valuation.

Gaming | Gaming

Facebook's AI extracts playable characters from real-world videos | VentureBeat

In a newly published paper, scientists at Facebook AI Research describe a system that can extract controllable characters from real-world videos.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Facebook exposed millions more Instagram passwords than we realized

Facebook today revealed it'd discovered millions of improperly secured passwords on its server. So, you know... business as usual.

Science & Technology | Social Media

The chat feature may soon return to Facebook’s mobile app

Facebook upset millions upon millions of users five years ago when it removed chat from its core mobile app and forced them to download Messenger to communicate privately with friends. Now it looks like it might be able to restore the option inside the Fa

Science & Technology | Social Media

To stop copycats, Snapchat shares itself

Evan Spiegel has finally found a way to fight back against Mark Zuckerberg’s army of clones. For 2.5 years, Snapchat foolishly tried to take the high road versus Facebook, with Spiegel claiming “Our values are hard to copy”. That inaction allowed Zu

Politics | Interesting Links

If you thought New Zealand’s gun ban was fast, check out their new social media laws – twitchy.com

It's amazing how quickly you can get things done when individual rights aren't a concern.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Facebook asks for public input about its plans for a content oversight board

In November, Facebook announced its plans to create an external content oversight board that would serve as something of a “supreme court” for Facebook’s more controversial content policy decisions. With the release of a draft charter i

Science & Technology | Social Media

New Facebook tool answers the question “Why am I seeing this post?”

Facebook announced today that it is adding a feature called “Why am I seeing this post?” to News Feeds. Similar to “Why am I seeing this ad?,” which has appeared next to advertisements since 2014, the new tool has a dropdown menu that gives users

Business & Finance | Advertising/Marketing

Taking A Stand On Authenticity In Influencer Marketing

In an age where digital avatars are the new social influencers and an egg is the most "liked" picture on Instagram, does authenticity even exist anymore?

Business & Finance | Advertising/Marketing

10 Instagram Marketing Tools to Help Grow Your Brand on Instagram in 2019

Instagram marketing can help you scale your brand quickly, and these tools can help you do that.

Humor | Humor

Learn to drive traffic and sales through social media marketing for $29

This 10-course social media master class bundle dives into everything from Facebook to influencer marketing.

News | Israel/Jewish Community

Twitter Defends User Who Wants to ‘Stone The Jews’

So much for that “healthy conversation.” Twitter’s rules on abusive behavior and hate speech apparently exclude any form of anti-Semitism. Arsen Ostrovsky, executive director of the Israeli-Jewish Congress, reported a tweet directed at him which sho

Science & Technology | Social Media

3 Key Impacts of Facebook's Latest Changes on Brands

This is what Zuckerberg's latest announcement means for your business

Science & Technology | Social Media

MySpace Probably Lost Everything Uploaded To Its Servers Before 2015

In what can only be good news for future political candidates — but is definitely bad news for technology company MySpace — it seems the predecessor to Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram lost most of what users uploaded to its social media platform befo

Science & Technology | Social Media

Twitter reveals big changes to conversations and new camera features

The changes are meant to make good on the company's promise to promote "healthy conversation."

Science & Technology | Social Media

Facebook, Instagram, and Messenger are down for some users

It's not just you: Facebook's apps are having an outage.

Science & Technology | Technology

Twitter is testing a method for users to hide replies to tweets

Twitter has been hiding replies from what it deems to be suspect or troll accounts for a little while now.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Pinstagram? Instagram code reveals Public Collections feature | TechCrunch

Instagram is threatening to attack Pinterest just as it files to go public the same way the Facebook-owned app did to Snapchat. Code buried in Instagram for Android shows the company has prototyped an option to create public “Collections” to which mul

Science & Technology | Social Media

How to Use Visuals Effectively for Social Media Marketing

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a meme or infographic must be worth a thousand likes, right?……

Business & Finance | Marketing

Three Skills a Marketer Should Have to Master Instagram

Do you use Instagram for business? Here are 3 skills you should have to play and master Instagram and the game of visual marketing.

Science & Technology | Tech

Facebook reportedly negotiating multibillion dollar fine with FTC

Facebook could face a multibillion-dollar fine from the Federal Trade Commission.

Business & Finance | Business

How To Build A Brand Through Social Media

Social media is an incredible tool to grow a business. Designers Anne Maxwell Foster and Suysel dePedro Cunningham of Tilton Fenwick used social media to get press features, clients, and brand partnerships. Here's how they did it and their top 10 tips for

Miscellaneous | Other Stuff

14 Influencers Talk About Their Most Popular Image on Instagram - Feature Shoot

© Christopher Anderson Christopher Anderson “To be honest, this IG thing confuses me. Some images I am convinced will be crowd pleasers don’t generate interest, and then some that I almost don’t post because I think they are not good en

Science & Technology | Technology

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey gives himself a 'C' in 'tech responsibility'

In a live interview conducted on Twitter, ReCode's Kara Swisher pressed Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey about what grade Dorsey would give his company and himself at fulfilling "tech responsibility."

Science & Technology | TECH

LinkedIn debuts LinkedIn Live, a new live video broadcast service

LinkedIn — the social network for the working world with close to 600 million users globally — says that video is the fastest-growing format on its platform alongside original written work, shared news and other content. Now it’s taking

Science & Technology | Social Media

Is Facebook About To 'Break' Instagram, And What Does That Mean For Influencers?

Until now, Instagram has kept its distance from Facebook and the brands have been kept separate. But that could all be about to change, driven by influencer marketing, and the challenge for Facebook is to make that work without breaking the Instagram infl

Science & Technology | Social Media

5 new features Twitter is testing in its iOS app

Twitter has been quietly testing improvements to night mode, encrypted direct messages, and new ways to use GIFs, according to new screenshots.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Account linking could make Instagram the heir to Facebook Login

Teens’ aversion to Facebook jeopardizes not only the company’s feed ad revenue, but its dominance as an identity provider. The Facebook Login platform keeps people tied to the social network in order to easily access other apps without a separ

Science & Technology | Technology

Snopes quits fact-checking partnership with Facebook

Snopes, a fact-checking organization, announced on Friday its decision to end its partnership with Facebook.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Instagram outage forces millions to look directly at the world for nearly half an hour

Photo-sharing app and social network Instagram was briefly taken offline on Monday afternoon, causing nothing of consequence to occur other than a brief respite from one source of the constant deluge of inconsequential information to which we all voluntar

Science & Technology | Social Media

Exclusive: Snapchat weighs what was once unthinkable

Snap Inc is considering changes to its Snapchat app, known for disappearing phot...

Politics | Politics

Google Manipulates Search Results on ‘Controversial’ Topics, Report Says

Google tweaks search results on topics the company deems “controversial,” sometimes even changes the results manually, Google sources revealed to Breitbart.

Music | Music

Facebook teams up with Yad Vashem to commemorate Shoah victims online

New project lets online users be randomly matched to one of the 4,800,000 names recorded in Yad Vashem’s central database of Shoah victims.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Facebook is integrating WhatsApp, Instagram and Messenger | TechRadar

Facebook is bringing its three messaging services on Instagram, WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger closer.

Science & Technology | Technology

Advocacy groups are pushing the FTC to break up Facebook - The Verge

Today, advocacy groups are calling for Facebook to be broken up as a result of its Cambridge Analytica scandal, subsequent privacy violations, and repeated consumer data breaches.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Twitter starts rolling out simplified web interface to some users

Twitter is starting to deploy a revamped web client that's simpler to look at and promises tweaks like an emoji button and a revised trending section.

Sports | Sports

NFL playoffs 2019: Social media reacts to controversial no-call in final minutes of Saints-Rams matchup

The Saints were not happy with the referees in the final minutes of their NFC Championship matchup with the Rams on Sunday.

Business & Finance | Marketing

The 9 Worst Things Your Business Can Do on Social Media (And What to Do Instead) - SMALL BIZ AHEAD

Even if you understand the ins and outs of using social media from your personal experience, running a social media account for your business is a whole different ballgame. One insensitive post can garner negative coverage and public backlash, and even ha

Science & Technology | Social Media

Instagram will now let you post to multiple accounts at the same time

Instagram is rolling out a new feature today, which will allow users who manage multiple accounts to post the same content to all feeds more directly. Previously, users were required to either manu…

Science & Technology | Social Media

A 23 Step Social Media Marketing Checklist for 2019 [Infographic]

Looking to make sure you stay on track with your social media marketing efforts in 2019? This checklist will help.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Proving the ROI of influencer marketing is challenging but it can be done

Marketers have singled out measuring ROI as one of the biggest challenges they have with influencer marketing, but there are ways it can be done.

Science & Technology | Social Media

10 Improvements Influencer Marketing Has To Make In 2019

If influencer marketing wants to move from a line item in the "experimental" budget to a line item in the media budget, the industry will need to continue to mature in 2019.

Science & Technology | Technology

What’s next for 2019? Influencer marketing trends | ZDNet

Will professional influencers become all the rage in 2019 – or will they disappear as the next new influential technology arrives?

Psychology | Psychology & Psychological Research

The Complicated Relationship Between Social Media and Depression - Neuroscience News

A new study reveals a correlation between the passive use of social media and depression symptoms such as loneliness and fatigue.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Confronting Facebook's Growing Pains

It is not that Facebook wants to promote poisonous material, but its system is designed in a manner that is allowing it to happen.

Science & Technology | Tech

How To Start, Manage and Grow Your Social Network Without a Huge Time Commitment

Owning or managing all marketing for a small business is hard! Without a large staff (or, let’s be honest, any staff) you probably find yourself pulling long days and fulfilling a variety of roles…

Advice & Self-Help | Meditation and Other Practices

Facebook Is Full of Emotional-Support Groups - The Atlantic

People are sharing their deepest secrets on Facebook. Does the social network understand what it’s gotten into?

Science & Technology | Technology

Facebook is ending forced arbitration for sexual harassment complaints - The Verge

Facebook is ending the controversial practice of mandatory arbitration for sexual harassment claims, following protests over such policies at Google, which ended them earlier this week.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Instagram might be working on school Stories

It would only contain content from a particular school’s student body.

Business & Finance | Advertising/Marketing

8 Old School Marketing Tactics That Work for Social Media

Okay, so it’s hard to imagine Don Draper meeting with Bethlehem Steel execs in Sterling Cooper’s top floor Madison Avenue […]

News | News

Facebook says it 'mistakenly' removed rabbi's story about harassment by Farrakhan supporters

Facebook “mistakenly” removed a New York Rabbi’s story about being harassed by Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan’s supporters on Thursday.

Science & Technology | Technology

Twitter is sorry about that whole 'Kill all Jews' thing

Many New Yorkers awoke to a bit of a surprise when “Kill all Jews” briefly made an appearance in their Twitter sidebar. On a social network with a hate speech problem, it’s not unusual to see this type of content. Twitter has been locked in a perpet

Science & Technology | Social Media

I Built a Social Media Following of 1 Million in 30 Days. Here's How You Can, Too.

By applying these social strategies you can build a huge following with high levels of engagement.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Forget celebrity influencers - reach micro-influencers who impact your brand

Celebrity endorsements may not have the traction we think - fake followers included.Takumi thinks it has found a better way - with micro-influencers.

Science & Technology | Tech

Why Personal Curation Led To 90 Million Readers On The Apple News App

Sure, Apple includes its News app on iOS devices and Macs, but how many people actually flip through it on a regular basis? Quite a few, it seems. As part of...

Science & Technology | Social Media

How to Become the Social Media Manager Every Company Dreams Of

As more brands realize the need to reach their audience online, the demand for social media managers to help grow their business through social is rapidly increasing. As social media marketing recrui…

Science & Technology | Social Media

A New App Will Plan Your Next Vacation Based on an Instagram Photo | Mental Floss

Test your knowledge with amazing and interesting facts, trivia, quizzes, and brain teaser games on MentalFloss.com.

Science & Technology | Technology

Pinterest Just Made It Easier To Sell More Stuff...And Other Small Business Tech News This Week

Here are five things in technology that happened this past week and how they affect your business. Did you miss them?

Business & Finance | Marketing

Influencer Marketing: How To Make Human Connections Work For Your Brand

Emotions have always played a role in consumers’ purchase decisions, and today’s digital influencers are the ideal launchpad for brands looking to form authentic bonds with audiences.

Science & Technology | Tech

Twitter now shows if a tweet was deleted for policy violations

Twitter recently announced it’s rolling out a feature to provide context around deleted tweets – including who deleted them and why. It’s a small change, but it’s the latest in a series of moves Twitter is making in an effort to bolster transpare

Science & Technology | Social Media

Facebook will delete posts that spread voting misinformation this election

Facebook today announced it’s tackling the most basic form of fake news to circulate around the time of an election: Voter misinformation and anything that might keep users away from the voting booths this fall. Specifically, the company revealed it wou

Science & Technology | Social Media

YouTube Stars Accused of Profiting Off Fans' Depression - The Atlantic

Viewers are outraged that some of the site’s biggest celebrities have partnered with a controversial online counseling service.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Here’s how to find out if your Facebook was hacked in the breach | TechCrunch

Are you one of the 30 million users hit by Facebook’s access token breach announced two weeks ago? Here’s how to find out. Facebook breach saw 15M users’ names & contact info accessed, 14M’s bios too Visit this Facebook Help center link while

Business & Finance | Marketing

Little-Known Best Practices For Launching A Successful Influencer Marketing Campaign

Influencer-driven word-of-mouth marketing is entering a Golden Age -- the result of an explosive rise in social media usage. And marketers need to take advantage.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Facebook removes over 550 Pages, 250 accounts in latest spam purge ahead of US midterms

The hundreds of bad accounts were removed for breaking the site's rules for "spam and coordinated inauthentic behavior."

Science & Technology | Social Media

Google+ to shut down after coverup of data-exposing bug

Google is about to have its Cambridge Analytica moment. A security bug allowed third-party developers to access Google+ user profile data since 2015 until Google discovered and patched it in March, but decided not to inform the world. When a user gave per

Science & Technology | Social Media

Facebook, are you kidding? | TechCrunch

Facebook is making a video camera. The company wants you to take it home, gaze into its single roving-yet-unblinking eye and speak private thoughts to your loved ones into its many-eared panel. The thing is called Portal and it wants to live on your kitch

Science & Technology | Social Media

Extreme selfies have resulted in 259 deaths, says US report

The desire for ever more extreme selfies has so far resulted in 259 deaths, says a new report by the US National Library of Medicine ...

Science & Technology | Social Media

Relike lets you turn a Facebook page into a newsletter | TechCrunch

French startup Ownpage has recently released a new product called Relike. Relike is one of the easiest ways to get started with email newsletters. You enter the web address of your Facebook page and that’s about it. The company automatically pulls your

Science & Technology | Tech

Facebook warns that third-party apps could have been affected by recent breach

It may not just be your Facebook account at risk. The social media giant has warned that third-party apps which allow users to log in via their Facebook accounts may also have been affected by the recent security breach, though the company has yet to conf

Science & Technology | Social Media

Facebook Hacked, 50 Million Users Affected - Motherboard

Facebook "discovered a security issue" that the company said allowed attackers to "take over people's accounts."

Science & Technology | Social Media

WhatsApp co-founder: 'I sold my users' privacy' with Facebook acquisition - CNET

Brian Acton had also tweeted in March that users should "#deletefacebook," as the social network dealt with its Cambridge Analytica scandal.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Twitter says bug may have exposed some direct messages to third-party developers | TechCrunch

Twitter said that a “bug” sent user’s private direct messages to third-party developers “who were not authorized to receive them.” The social media giant began warning users Friday of the possible exposure with a message in the app. “The issue

Psychology | Personality

Moral Outrage Can Backfire When It Goes Viral - Pacific Standard

As negative comments accumulate, they start to come across as bullying—even if they're justified.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Pinterest Is a Unicorn. It Just Doesn’t Act Like One. - The New York Times

The company rejects Silicon Valley’s aggressive, hype-driven way of doing business. But its slow and steady approach has frustrated some investors and employees.

Business & Finance | Marketing

How to Get Sponsored on Instagram (Even if You Currently Have 0 Followers)

Find out everything you need to do to get sponsored on Instagram, even if you currently have zero followers.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Social media hearing takeaways: Mea culpa from Facebook, Twitter as lawmakers call for regulation

Leaders of the nation's largest social media companies were grilled by lawmakers over their plan to keep foreign actors from their platforms.

Psychology | Parenting and Kids

Don’t Believe the Hype: Tech-Induced Anxiety is Real | Thrive Global

The New York Times published an op-ed by a psychiatrist who says tech-induced anxiety among teens is a myth, but the science shows otherwise.

Business & Finance | Careers & The Workplace

Take this online class and learn how to make Insta-money

The photo sharing app sees over one billion visits every month, with a high level of engagement from its users. Learn how to get a piece of that pie.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Twitter brings Bookmarks to the web with a new design, now in testing | TechCrunch

Twitter is testing a new experience for web users, the company announced in a tweet on Thursday. A small number of Twitter users will see the updated version of Twitter for web, which will include access to Twitter’s Bookmarks feature, and scrolling thr

Miscellaneous | Interesting stories

Logged off: meet the teens who refuse to use social media

Generation Z has grown up online – so why are a surprising number suddenly turning their backs on Instagram, Facebook and Snapchat?

Politics | Politics

Facebook sorry for removing Anne Frank Center holocaust victims image - Business Insider

Facebook apologises to the Anne Frank Center for removing an article it posted which featured an image of naked child holocaust victims. Facebook said it was...

Science & Technology | Social Media

The Five Step Formula To Instagram Engagement

Instagram is today one of the fastest growing social networks in the world. Between 2014 and 2017, the number of daily active users has grown from 200 million to 500 million. The time spent on Instag…

Science & Technology | Social Media

Facebook has removed all cross-posted tweets

Facebook users are complaining the company has removed the cross-posted tweets they had published to their profiles as Facebook updates. The posts’ removal took place following the recent API change that prevented Twitter users from continuing to a

Science & Technology | Social Media

You can now apply to get a verified badge on Instagram — here’s how

Instagram is at last quenching the thirst of its thirsty, thirsty unverified users. The company just introduced a trio of new features designed to make Instagram a generally safer and more authentic place to hang out (third-party 2FA — enable it!) and f

News | International News

Facebook has TRUST ratings for users – but it won't tell you your score

FACEBOOK is rating users based on how “trustworthy” it thinks they are. Users receive a score on a scale from zero to one that determines if they have a good or bad reputation – but it&…

Music | Music

Even Rolling Stones' frontman Mick Jagger embarrasses his teenage son

Their father-son relationship involves regular social media banter.