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Instagram might be working on school Stories

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

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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

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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

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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

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Facebook, the Company That Keeps Selling and Losing Your Data, Wants to Put a Camera in Your Home

Facebook Portal (and a larger model, Portal Plus) is an in-home smart display designed for video chatting, better known as the worst part of the Jetsons' vision of the future.

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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.

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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

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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

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Twitter's Dorsey: I Want To Reduce 'Echo Chambers' By Controlling What You See | Daily Wire

In an interview with The Washington Post this week, Twitter head Jack Dorsey talked about the supposed issues facing Twitter.

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How Instagram's Algorithm Works And Where Your Strategy Needs to Shift

As Instagram's algorithm changes, yesterday's marketing tactics might become less effective tomorrow. Here's how the Instagram algorithm works and how you can evolve your Instagram strategy to get the most out of the platform today.

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The Simplest Way to Hide Old Facebook and Twitter Posts | Mental Floss

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

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In Twitter Purge, Top Accounts Lose Millions of Followers

Some popular figures — including Barack Obama, Ellen DeGeneres, Justin Bieber, Rihanna and Ashton Kutcher — lost a million or more in the crackdown.

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Want More Instagram Followers? Here's 12 Proven-Successful Organic Strategies

You might think of your follower count as a vanity metric, but with over half of Instagram users following brands and using the platform to conduct research prior to making purchase decisions... it's high time you got vain.

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Pinterest 2017 Sales Rise 58 Percent to $473 Million

Pinterest Inc. sales jumped 58 percent to $473 million last year after marketers spent more on its digital ads, people familiar with the matter said.

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We Can’t Stop Checking the News Either. Welcome to the New FOMO

Who cares about my friends? I'm missing the news!

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How Social Media Actually Boosts Efficiency in an Office Environment – Adweek

Employees who take quick breaks can decrease stress and increase morale.

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Twitter has an unlaunched ‘Secret’ encrypted messages feature

Buried inside Twitter’s Android app is a “Secret conversation” option that if launched would allow users to send encrypted direct messages. The feature could make Twitter a better home for sensitive communications that often end up on en

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Everything Facebook launched at F8 and Why | TechCrunch

Day 1 of Facebook’s F8 conference was packed with announcements and updates. Here are 10 big takeaways from Mark Zuckerberg’s keynote on Day 1. You can find full coverage and analysis of F8 here.  1. FaceDate Facebook is launching a dating feature wh

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Twitter Is Pushing More News Links In The Home Timeline

A Twitter spokesperson confirmed the new Twitter feature to BuzzFeed News. Twitter's aggressive move into news continues.

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Report: Social media use is increasing despite privacy fears

New report shows Facebook users are getting older, Instagram is one the rise, and provides an in-depth look at Twitter users.

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How Facebook makes money from your data, in Mark Zuckerberg's words - Business Insider

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg offered a simple, easy explanation for how Facebook makes money from user data.

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Zuckerberg struggles to name a single Facebook competitor - The Verge

In Mark Zuckerberg’s testimony before a joint session between the Senate Judiciary and Commerce committees today, the Facebook CEO was forced to confront whether his company was now effectively a monopoly.

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How Reggie Brown invented Snapchat

Why sexting and a Stanford class led a group of former fraternity brothers to create Snapchat.

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Why Facebook Owes You More Than This | WIRED

You give Facebook all of your data in exchange for using their service—an exchange that seems increasingly out of whack.

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Facebook's traffic is down 50 million hours per day as Zuckerberg demands less 'viral videos'

Mark Zuckerberg is pushing "meaningful connections."

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Facebook Is Looking Like a Victim of the Innovator's Dilemma | Inc.com

As consumers sour on the attention economy, someone is going to disrupt the social-media giant. The only question is whether it will be Facebook.

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Mark Zuckerberg Says Facebook to Become 'More Meaningful' | Fortune

Facebook is changing the way it filters posts and videos on its centerpiece News Feed, amid a series of planned changes.

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Facebook is making a major change to the News Feed that will show you more content from friends and family and less from

Facebook said Thursday that it will start to show users more posts from their friends and family in the News Feed, a move that means people will see fewer posts from publishers and brands.

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Ditch the Comments Section For Social Media? - The Gate

Should media companies — perhaps even weblogs — ditch the Comments section for social media; or should they keep the Comments section and...

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The Rise of the Made-for-Instagram Museum

The age of Instagram has given rise to a new genre of installations, which seem to exist only to produce the perfect photo.

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We Can’t Stop Checking the News Either. Welcome to the New FOMO | WIRED

Who cares about my friends? I'm missing the news!

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Moptwo Founders Charles Haspel & Josh Namm Set The High Bar

"Not only is Crossroads where we met; it's where we learned to set the bar high."

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Facebook just hit 2 billion monthly active human content-sharing servitude machines (or: "users")

So, the world's only got 7 billion people in it, and only 3.2 billion are online. On Tuesday, Facebook announced that they reached 2 billion monthly active users. So, yeah: Nearly two-thirds of the people on the Internet are on Facebook. Insert the You know what's really cool? joke here.

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Pin This: Pinterest just scored $150 million in funding

The company is valued at $12.3 billion.

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Dogs to Follow on Social Media - Scientific American Blog Network

Companion animals have taken over social media, and these are the ones you should follow

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User Demographics of the Top 7 Social Networks | Marketing Infographic

Social media audience demographics can vary widely by social platform. Check out this highly useful infographic to see which user groups spend time on which social networks and do what there.

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10% of digital news consumers say 'Facebook' is a news outlet

At least only 10 percent of readers think it came from Facebook?

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What The "Rogue" EPA, NPS and NASA Twitter Accounts Teach Us About The Future Of Social

The intense popularity of these new “rogue” Twitter accounts presents unique challenges for the future of how government communicates with its citizens