These are Facebook’s internal policies on harassment and bullying

December 10, 2017 No Comments

 Facebook, in a similar manner to what it did with its internal policies around Managing Bias, is making publicly available its policies on harassment and bullying. Facebook also has outlined its investigation process as a result of harassment or bullying allegations. Read More
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Facebook adds support for live streaming and video chats to Messenger games

December 8, 2017 No Comments

 Last November, Facebook launched Instant Games, a new platform for gaming with friends inside the Messenger chat app. Today, the company is announcing a couple of notable new features for this gaming platform, including support for live streaming via Facebook Live and video chatting with fellow gamers. The idea with Instant Games is to boost people’s time spent in Messenger by giving… Read More
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As tbh popularity wanes, Facebook launches ‘Did You Know’ social questionnaire

December 6, 2017 No Comments

 Facebook wants you to share a bit more about yourself on your profile, so today it’s launching a new feature to web and mobile users called “Did You Know,” where you can answer questions about yourself to clue friends into your secrets, dreams, goals and feelings. Read More
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You can now import your Instagram contacts into Messenger

December 5, 2017 No Comments

 Facebook and Instagram have begun testing a feature that allows you to more easily bring your Instagram contacts into Messenger. The experience, which is entirely opt-in for the app’s users, is the latest in a series of integrations between Instagram and Facebook’s properties, which has earlier included the cross-posting of Instagram Stories to Facebook as well as the ability to… Read More
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Periscope expands virtual tipping via Super Hearts beyond the U.S.

December 1, 2017 No Comments

 Twitter’s big push to draw in more live video stars to its Periscope streaming service is now expanding beyond the U.S. The company announced today the Periscope Super Broadcaster program, which allows video stars to earn revenue from their streams through a virtual tipping mechanism, is now available in Canada, Ireland, and the U.K. Other countries will be added to the program soon,… Read More
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Twitter testing a feature that shows how many are ‘talking about’ tweets

November 26, 2017 No Comments

 Twitter is experimenting with a new feature that will show how many people are “talking about” individual, popular tweets. The metric shows up under some embedded tweets when they appear elsewhere on the web, and seems to replace both the retweet and replies totals with one, cumulative total. The new look for embeds as seen above is just a small experiment according to Dan Jackson,… Read More
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Snapchat seeks salvation in long-form and “hands-on” AR ads

November 24, 2017 No Comments

 Snap Inc’s stock tanked after missing revenue expectations by $ 30 million last quarter, so Snapchat is looking to win over businesses with immersive new ads formats. This week it introduced two new forms of ads: Promoted Stories which string together multiple Snaps into a longer-form slideshows openable from a tile on the Stories page that’s shown to everyone in a given country,… Read More
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Facebook will show which Russian election troll accounts you followed

November 23, 2017 No Comments

 Facebook is building out a tool to show which Facebook Pages or Instagram accounts associated with Russia’s Internet Research Agency election troll farm you Liked or followed. Launching by the end of the year as part of the Facebook Help Center, the tool will show a list of all the IRA accounts you followed. Read More
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Photographer Stephen Shore brings Instagram to the MoMA

November 21, 2017 No Comments

 Stephen Shore made a name for himself shooting classic Americana mundanity in the 70s, evolving his work from automatic cameras to large-format cameras, using both color and black and white, and continuing to adapt in the age of digital photography, digital printing and social media. Obviously, the advancement of smartphone camera technology and the ease by which those photos are beautified… Read More
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