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How TikTok became Gen-Z’s travel advisor

February 6, 2024

Via: Mashable

Planning a summer getaway? Chances are you’re turning to TikTok to plan your itinerary, whether it comes to selecting a destination or cherry-picking the tourist hotspots you’ll be visiting. TikTok is awash with lifestyle recommendations, encompassing everything from skincare to […]


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TikTok goes full YouTube

January 30, 2024

Via: The Verge

Vertical video platform TikTok wants users to turn their phones around and start shooting horizontal videos — long ones, too. TikTok appears to be incentivizing creators to start posting horizontal videos that are more than a minute long, according to […]


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Threads is getting its own fact-checkers to combat misinformation

December 13, 2023

Via: Mashable

Meta plans to add direct fact-checking for Threads, with the aim to address misinformation on the app itself instead of referentially through its other platforms. Though the owner of Facebook and Instagram uses third-party fact-checking teams to debunk misinformation and […]


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Social media giants must face child safety lawsuits, judge rules

November 14, 2023

Via: The Verge

Meta, ByteDance, Alphabet, and Snap must proceed with a lawsuit alleging their social platforms have adverse mental health effects on children, a federal court ruled on Tuesday. US District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers rejected the social media giants’ motion to […]


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Ad block uninstalls surge following YouTube ban

November 7, 2023

Via: TechSpot

AdGuard, an ad-blocking provider with an install base of around 75 million users, told Wired that between October 9 and the end of the month, uninstalls topped around 11,000 per day and spiked at about 52,000 on October 18. Normally, […]


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How to Do Social Media Marketing for Small Business

October 27, 2023

Via: Big Data Analytics News

Balancing time constraints with the undeniable power of social media can be a challenge. Here’s a guide to help small business owners effectively harness the potential of various platforms. Crafting an impactful social media strategy for small businesses requires a […]


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TikTok is testing Google results in its search pages

September 21, 2023

Via: The Verge

TikTok search results pages could soon have a link to Google results. A feature spotted by app researcher Radu Oncescu shows the TikTok search results page including a link to search Google for the same query (via Insider). In another […]


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EU names Apple, Meta, Microsoft among six ‘gatekeepers’ facing strict DMA guidelines

September 6, 2023

Via: Mashable

On Wednesday, the European Commission designated six “gatekeepers” under the Digital Markets Act: Alphabet, Amazon, Apple, ByteDance, Meta, and Microsoft. The Digital Markets Act (DMA) defines gatekeepers as platforms that have a significant impact on the internet market. “In total, […]


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Meta may offer paid ad-free Facebook and Instagram in Europe

September 1, 2023

Via: The Verge

Meta could let users pay for Facebook and Instagram to avoid ads in their feeds, at least in Europe. The New York Times reports that Meta is considering a paid subscription to its social media products, an attempt by Meta […]


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YouTube details its three-strike test for ad blocking

June 30, 2023

Via: GSMArena.com

If you are at least a semi-tech-savvy internet user, odds are high that you are either using an ad block in YouTube, or you are paying for the Premium tier, which has no ads. And Google is looking for ways […]


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YouTube is getting AI-powered dubbing

June 23, 2023

Via: The Verge

YouTube wants to make it easier to dub your videos in other languages by giving you some help with AI. The company announced Thursday at VidCon that it’s bringing over the team from Aloud, an AI-powered dubbing service from Google’s […]


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You can still use TikTok even if it’s banned

May 18, 2023

Via: Mashable

With a TikTok ban hitting Montana and dozens of other, more nuanced bans of the app across the world, there’s a chance you might see yourself in a situation in which you want to scroll through your FYP amidst a […]


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TikTok is banning all climate change denial content

April 20, 2023

Via: Mashable

Happy Earth Day! TikTok is making moves to ban all climate change denial content on its platform. Starting April 21, TikTok will “begin to ramp up enforcement” of its new climate change misinformation policy. All climate-related content searches will be […]


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Some of Twitter’s source code was apparently posted online

March 27, 2023

Via: Mashable

Twitter went public in a very unexpected way recently after company officials discovered a significant leak of the social media platform’s source code. A new report from The New York Times(Opens in a new tab) found that an unspecified part […]


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U.S. threatens TikTok ban unless Chinese owners sell stake

March 16, 2023

Via: Mashable

Adding to the mounting tension between TikTok and governments everywhere, the Biden administration has reportedly demanded that Chinese company ByteDance sell TikTok — or face a total ban. TikTok first told the Wall Street Journal(Opens in a new tab) that […]


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3 ways to screw up a multicloud deployment

March 7, 2023

Via: Info World

I guess I could place some stat here that shows multicloud is the large majority of public cloud deployments out there, but there are lots of other places to see that. We know it’s a common approach for enterprises to […]


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Congress rolls out new bill allowing nationwide TikTok ban

March 7, 2023

Via: The Verge

A TikTok ban is closer than it’s ever been following the Tuesday introduction of a bill that would make it easier for the Biden administration to restrict access to the popular video sharing app. The bipartisan bill, led by Sen. […]


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Bill to ban TikTok in the U.S. takes its first steps toward the White House

March 1, 2023

Via: PhoneArena

Per CNBC, on Tuesday Republicans on the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee took short-form video app TikTok closer to its final tick in the U.S. Concerned about reports that TikTok collects personal data from its U.S. subscribers, and might even […]


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Meta is testing paid account verification badges for Facebook and Instagram

February 20, 2023

Via: GSMArena.com

Facebook and Instagram users will soon get a new paid verified badge option in the form of Meta Verified. The $12 per month on web and $15/month on iOS and Android subscription will grant users a blue check next to […]


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Instagram launches broadcast channels, a digital message board for creators

February 16, 2023

Via: Mashable

Instagram users on Thursday learned about a new feature on the platform in an unusual way – via a random Instagram notification from Mark Zuckerberg inviting them to “join their broadcast channel: Meta Channel.” The new feature is called broadcast […]