The hashtag is a quick and easy way to find a topic, a feature that works across social media. The hashtag has become ubiquitous at this point, especially on platforms like Instagram. Now Instagram wants to make it easier to keep tabs on the things you love. Announced today, [...]
Chamath Palihapitiya used to be in charge of Facebook's growth. Now he doesn't let his kids use the platform.
Days before the vote to repeal net neutrality, the chairman of the FCC said companies like Facebook, Google and Twitter lack transparency over their decisions to restrict conservative political content.
In an interview Monday about the coming FCC vote over whether to repeal landmark net neutrality rules, agency chairman Ajit Pai took aim at a different group — the Web platforms themselves. Content providers such as Facebook, GoogleShow More Summary
The social media platform aimed at connecting neighbors took in its latest haul sometime in or after August, the Information reports. It’s not known which investors led the series G round, but the new funds now give Nextdoor an estimated...Show More Summary
The Kremlin does not follow Trump on the social media platform, but it does follow the White House, Barack Obama and Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Investigators have arrested a man suspected of stalking more than 15 women on various social-media platforms and threatening some with violence, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Department. Dominic Luis Magdaleno, 25, of La Habra, was booked into Orange County Jail on suspicion of felony stalking, felony witness intimidation, and felony criminal threats. He was […]
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Social media firms like Facebook and Twitter could face fines of up to £20 million if they fail to tackle cyber bullying on their platforms, according to a report from The Sun on Sunday. Digital Minister Matt Hancock reportedly announced...Show More Summary
By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - The U.N. migration agency called on social media giants on Friday to make it harder for people smugglers to use their platforms to lure West African migrants to Libya where they can face detention, torture, slavery or death. Show More Summary
SHOWTIME Sports will live stream a world-class boxing event – including two world championship bouts – free to the U.S. audience on social media platforms Saturday, December 9 to close out the network’s industry-leading 2017 boxing schedule. Show More Summary
Confirming a rumor that had circulated for months, Facebook announced it has made conservative magazine the Weekly Standard its newest partner in its effort to fact-check news on the social media giants platform. The magazine will be the first conservative organization to partner with Facebook. Other partners include reporters from the Associated Press and ABC […]
Given its large music audience, Instagram is likely a mainstay of any artist's social media toolkit, meaning it's essential to stay abreast of changes and updates to the platform. In this piece we look at five recently added Instagram metrics artists should be keeping an eye on. ___________________________ Guest post...
Vine was a social platform the brought us many social media stars along the way. However, Twitter, the owner of Vine, decided to shut it down in late 2016. It’s absence has been felt and now Vine’s cofounder Dom Hofmann is teasing a second version of Vine, which has fans going wild. Vine was an app where users could create a six-second-max video. Show More Summary
Miss Jamaica Davina Bennett won over the internet when her Afro graced the Miss Universe pageant stage. Now, she's using her platform to propel a social media movement that spotlights other folks proudly wearing natural hair. Davina started using the #AfroFriday and #freeyourfroFriday hashtags for reposts of other people's Afros. Show More Summary
Driving just 2 percent of retail sales, social commerce isn't much of a sales powerhouse yet, but signs are good that it will be. Social media platforms are where people go for product recommendations and to connect with brand-focused tribes, so it only makes sense that shoppable social media will inevitably take off. Technavio estimates...
Much of what we hear about influencer marketing is centered around reach and engagement objectives. This is not unlike the early days of social media marketing programs where platform capabilities and user behaviors created a perfect storm for connection and interaction. Fast forward to today and we’ve certainly learned that social media is not a [...]Show More Summary
It's no secret that the conversations we have on Facebook are often different to ones we have on other social media platforms like Twitter and Instagram. That's evident in Facebook's data about the most-talked about topics in Australia...Show More Summary
Facebook constantly tests and launches new functions across the massive platform on what feels like a near-daily basis. Despite that fact, it's not all that common that the social media network adds a new function directly into our personal profiles. Show More Summary
The Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission has excoriated the social media platform Twitter for censoring pro-life posts and other social conservative viewpoints. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai says that Twitter is employing a “double standard” in blocking conservative content while leaving liberal messaging untouched. Show More Summary