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Snapchat seeks salvation in long-form and “hands-on” AR ads

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...Show More Summary

Twitter testing a feature that shows how many are ‘talking about’ tweets

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. Show More Summary

Twitter is testing Bookmarks, a feature to privately flag Tweets for later

Last month, Twitter started work on a new “save for later” feature for Tweets in your timeline that you wanted to flag to refer back to in the future. Now it’s given the feature a name — it will be called Bookmarks — and is running tests with it. The news was made public last night in a series of Tweets from Tina Koyama, a staff product designer at the company,… Read More

Facebook’s ad system shown failing to enforce its own anti-discriminatory policy

Results from a new ProPublica investigation suggest the tech giant is failing at even simple self-policing. Read More

Facebook will show which Russian election troll accounts you followed

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. The IRA is a group based in St. Show More Summary

You can now request to join someone’s Instagram live stream

Instagram just rolled out a neat feature for its live product. Users can now request to join a live stream that they’re watching and, if accepted, can start broadcasting live as the host’s guest. To request to join a live video a viewer can tap a request button in the comments section. Show More Summary

Sellers can now invoice buyers through PayPal’s new chat extension for Messenger

PayPal and Facebook are expanding their integrations today with the launch of an extension for Messenger that allows PayPal sellers to invoice buyers directly through private messaging. The feature is ideal for use with Facebook’s numerous...Show More Summary

Photographer Stephen Shore brings Instagram to the MoMA

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. Show More Summary

Ello Again…

The social networking platform splashed onto the tech scene promoting itself as an ad-free rival to Facebook. Soon millions of people (including yours truly) signed on just to see what all the fuss was about. The platform quickly ballooned to nearly 3 million community members in a short few months. Show More Summary

Twitter confirms it’s testing a tweetstorm feature

Twitter confirms it’s testing a feature that allows users to more easily create “tweetstorms” – those series of connected tweets that have grown to be a popular workaround for Twitter’s character count limitations. The feature, which was recently spotted in the wild, offers a new interface for composing tweets, where individual tweetstorm entries can be written… Read More

Facebook kills App Invites, the native app Like button and other dev features

It’s been a while since my Facebook notifications feed was filled to the brim with invites to play FarmVille, but I’ve been reminded every so often at how awful those times were. It seems that tool for growing an app’s audience is not...Show More Summary

Facebook launches Creator app for influencers to build video communities

Facebook wants to turn mindless, passive video consumption into “time well spent,” and now it’s giving social media stars a powerful tool to foster communities around their content. Today Facebook launches Facebook Creator, offeringShow More Summary

Imgur’s favorite folders turn 250M meme lords into curators

Either you’re one of 250 million monthly Imgurians, or you probably have no idea what Imgur is. But those who are part of the addictive image-sharing community know there’s been one feature at the top of the request lists forever: favorite folders. Today, Imgur fulfills the wishes of the masses with the official launch of favorite folders. Read More

Instagram Stories adds no-frills photo-only posting from mobile web

Instagram really wants the developing world on Stories. They won’t be able to use Instagram’s augmented reality masks or share videos, but starting today mobile web users can post to Instagram Stories. Previously, mobile web users could only view Stories, which have to be created in Instagram’s native apps. Show More Summary

Twitter removes verified checkmarks from several white supremacists’ profiles

A few hours after announcing a review of its verification program, Twitter began revoking the verified status of some accounts. White supremacists Richard Spencer and Jason Kessler are among the users who no longer have a blue checkmark displayed on their profiles. Read More

Twitter to revoke verification for some accounts as part of overhaul

Twitter says that it’s making progress on its plan to review its authentication system, which it’s conducting in the wake of backlash against the social network verifying the account of a white supremacist rally organizer. In a series...Show More Summary

Facebook teen-in-residence defects to Google and launches “Lies”

At age 17, Michael Sayman was Facebook’s youngest employee ever. Having already launched 5 apps, he wowed Mark Zuckerberg, earned a demo spot on stage at Facebook F8 conference, and scored a full-time engineering gig as the social network’s go-to teen. Show More Summary

Study: Russian Twitter bots sent 45k Brexit tweets close to vote

Research conducted by a group of data scientists looking at how information was diffused on Twitter around the June 2016 EU referendum vote suggests more than 150,000 Russian accounts were involved in tweeting about #Brexit. Read Mo...

LinkedIn rolls out its Career Advice mentoring program to US, UK and India

LinkedIn, the Microsoft-owned social platform for the working world with some 530 million members, has made a big push in the last couple of years to position itself not just as a place to look for new jobs and network, but as a place...Show More Summary

Twitter details how it reviews and enforces rules around hate speech, violence and harassment

Twitter has been under fire lately (slash always) for its methods to deal with harassment and abuse on its platform. In an effort to provide some insight into its thinking, Twitter has added some new articles to its help center thatShow More Summary

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