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Privacy, Security

Twitter’s security issues predate Elon Musk – and firing staff isn’t going to help

November 29, 2022

Via: Techradar

A month of Twitter’s new management passed and the blue bird icon hasn’t stopped making headlines. A tumultuous series of back and forths finally led to Musk’s takeover at the end of October, finally culminating in a $44 billion deal. […]


Cybersecurity, Internet, Security, Social Networking

The Pentagon has ordered a review of US psyops on social media

September 19, 2022

Via: The Verge

Pentagon officials have ordered a sweeping review of US information warfare operations conducted through social media platforms, The Washington Post reports, after Twitter and Meta both identified networks of fake accounts believed to be connected to the US military. Citing […]


Internet, Social Networking

The US government got caught using sock puppets to spread propaganda on social media

August 25, 2022

Via: The Verge

While countries like Russia and China have been making headlines for years with their disinformation and propaganda campaigns on platforms like Twitter and Facebook, it turns out that the US and other Western countries have been playing the same game. […]


Internet, Social Networking

Instagram will let users co-author posts and share likes

October 19, 2021

Via: The Verge

Instagram is kicking off a week of product reveals with the announcement of “Collabs,” a new feature that lets two users jointly share ownership of a single feed post or Reel. Tomorrow, it’s following this up by testing a new […]


Internet, Social Networking

Twitter’s Super Follows could run into an App Store problem

September 2, 2021

Via: The Verge

The launch of Super Follows marked the beginning of the end for truly free content on Twitter, and the start of whatever Patreon-infused future lays ahead for the microblogging app. Supporting creators directly with monthly payments isn’t a bad thing, […]


Internet, Social Networking

TikTok is increasing its video length limit to three minutes

July 2, 2021

Via: Phone Arena

Recently we covered a Twitter post by the head of Instagram where TikTok was mentioned as a primary motivator for social media platforms to improve and evolve. It doesn’t seem, however, that the Chinese-owned company will just sit and watch […]


Internet, Social Networking

Instagram is trying its best to keep up with TikTok

July 1, 2021

Via: Phone Arena

After TikTok shook the social media market and fundamentally changed the name of the game, western companies quickly rushed in to grab a piece of the pie. As per usual, Instagram was quick to follow up with a similar feature […]


Internet, Social Networking

Facebook Provides Tips on Effective Brand Performance Measurement in Latest ‘Social Skills’ Video

April 14, 2021

Via: Social Media Today

Facebook has published the latest episode in its new ‘Social Skills’ series, which aims to provide expert insights and tips to help social media marketers improve their approach, and maximize their results. The latest episode features Katie Marylander, the Director […]


Internet, Social Networking

How to Create YouTube Video Ads That Convert

December 18, 2020

Via: Social Media Examiner

Want to advertise on YouTube? Wondering how to create YouTube ads that work? To explore how to create YouTube ads that convert, I interview Tom Breeze on the Social Media Marketing Podcast. Tom is a YouTube ads expert and CEO […]


Internet, Social Networking

TikTok is reportedly testing longer videos

December 2, 2020

Via: Mashable

The company is reportedly letting some users create videos up to three minutes long. The previous limit was 60 seconds. On Wednesday, social media consultant Matt Navarra shared a screenshot of an update he received in the TikTok app. The […]


Editorial

How Tech Is Changing the Way We Protest

June 26, 2020

Via: Diana Beverly Ross

As demonstrations have been overtaking some places in the world, the way people protest is also changing exponentially, with the help of new technologies and innovative strategies. Think tech-savvy approaches and creative activism methods to make users feel safer than […]


Internet, Social Networking

LinkedIn emails are hiding phishing scams

July 24, 2019

Via: Techradar

LinkedIn users are being warned to beware emails reportedly coming from the site following a rise in recent message scams. A report from KnowBe4 found that scammers are harnessing emails from some of the world’s most popular social media sites […]


Internet, Social Networking

Instagram Rolls Out New ‘Shopping Collection’ Feature

November 20, 2018

Via: WebPro

Instagram has just unveiled three new functions guaranteed to please both retailers and shoppers this holiday season. The photo and video sharing platform just announced three ways that consumers can find new products, buy from their favorite brands, and even […]


Editorial

The Best Free Online Tools. Part 1: Canva

August 12, 2017

Via: Jacob Myers

There isn’t always a good reason to buy software. Whether you’re part of a small-business, or you don’t need that particular tool on a daily basis, most of the times you probably want to hold on to your budget for […]


Software & Applications

What came first: the platforms or the content?

January 19, 2017

Via: James Hughes

Regardless of whether social networks’ creators anticipated their overwhelming success or not, these digital platforms are now a hit in digital marketing. Due to the huge numbers of visitors, social platforms generate important ad revenue figures. In what we may […]


Internet, Social Networking

This is how Facebook and Oculus will make VR a social experience

October 7, 2016

Via: Techradar

Virtual reality may seem like the ultimate isolation experience, but according to Facebook and Oculus, it doesn’t have to be that way. In fact, it can be the quite opposite. “Virtual reality is the perfect platform to put people first,” […]


Internet, Social Networking

Grab your headphones: Facebook is testing video with autoplay sound

August 23, 2016

Via: Mashable

Facebook has made no secret of its love for video, challenged only perhaps by its affection for bots. The re-creation of Facebook as a video platform is well underway: Facebook Live experiments abound, it’s trialling what are basically 15-second ad […]


Internet, Social Networking

Say goodbye to clickbaits in your Facebook News Feed

August 5, 2016

Via: Jeremy Corkwell

My Journalism professor used to say: “If people want garbage, then garbage they shall get.” Well, clickbait is a form of the garbage he was referring to. We could probably track down the origins of these types of articles back […]


Internet, Social Networking

Facebook’s director of product design on why websites may be a dying business

May 31, 2016

Via: Mashable

It feels like we were facing the end of print only years ago, but the time may be ripe to begin lamenting the end of the website. After the dominance of URLs, we’re entering the platform era where more design […]


Application areas, Telecommunication

Graph database technology starts to come of age beyond social media

May 17, 2016

Via: ComputerWeekly

Graph databases are an 18th century concept with a host of modern applications. Used for tasks as diverse as dating sites and fraud detection, graph technology works by looking at relationships, not just data. But the idea behind them – […]