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Tumblr Releases Year In Review Lists, Led By Sebastian Stan, ‘Captain America,’ ‘Star Wars,’ ‘Supernatural’

Every year, social media giant Tumblr releases its year-end charts ranking the most popular topics of discussion on the site, and 2016’s top actors were none other than Sebastian Stan, Chris Evans, and Tom Hiddleston. The ranking lists the top twenty actors who were tagged and posted about the most on Tumblr. Show More Summary

Here Are the 10 Most Tweeted-About Topics of 2016

The Rio Olympics, the American presidential election, and Pokemon Go were the top global trends on Twitter in 2016, the AP reports. The social media site says Rio2016 was the most tweeted-about topic around the world, followed by Election2016 and PokemonGo. Euro2016, Oscars, Brexit, Trump, and BlackLivesMatter also made the...

Instagram controls let you share more love, shut out hate

In a year highlighted by high-octane social media unkindness, Instagram Tuesday introduced more controls to make the photo sharing site safe for all. Instagram will soon give its 500 million users a setting to turn off comments on any...Show More Summary

In Southeast Asia, Facebook and Instagram Are Where People Shop

In Southeast Asia, Instagram is more than just a place to share photos. The Facebook-owned platform is also where people go to shop, as social media sites rapidly expand into e-commerce there.

How can we learn to reject fake news in the digital world?

2 days agoNews : The Raw Story

The circulation of fake news through social media in the 2016 presidential election has raised several concerns about online information. Of course, there is nothing new about fake news as such – the satirical site “The Onion” has long done this. Fake news satire is part of “Saturday Night Live”‘s...

Facebook, Twitter, YouTube team up against terrorist propoganda - CNET

Social media sites will share with each other the digital fingerprints of terrorist images and video that have been posted to their sites.

Facebook, Twitter, YouTube team up against terrorist propoganda - CNET

Social media sites will share with each other the digital fingerprints of terrorist images and video that have been posted to their sites.

HackerNews calls for “political detox,” critics cry censorship

Can social media even exist without political debate? What about trolls? HackerNews, the social news site run by Y Combinator, is trying to find out. The head of the HackerNews community since 2014, Daniel Gackle (whose HN handle is “dang”) on Monday initiated a site-wide “Political Detox Week.” To introduce the temporary ban on political content, Gackle… Read More

If News On Facebook Is Fake, Is Donald Trump Our New President?

Throughout the election, Facebook and other social media sites were full of "fake news" stories that were intended to mislead people. Since lots of people only get their news that way, how has their reality been changed? Cartoon by Ted Rall.

A simple step to make news sites more secure

While media organizations have spent the post-election period highlighting the perils of fake news on social media, few seem to recognize the risk of fake news appearing where they might least be looking for it: their own websites. The...Show More Summary

Families desperately try to stay hopeful as fire victims ID’d

Families desperately try to stay hopeful as fire victims ID’d Agonized relatives kept vigil at the scene, hung around police service centers, peppered social media sites with messages and phoned hospitals as investigators sifted through...Show More Summary

Social Media Site Reddit Censors ‘Toxic Users’ In Pro-Trump Section Of Site ‘r/The_Donald’ [Video]

The social media site Reddit (Reddit.com) is home to hundreds of millions of users, users who share news stories and other content, as well as comment on forums and do a bunch of voting to let each other know what they really think. In November, the site came under fire after Reddit CEO Steve Huffman... Show More Summary

What Is Pizzagate Telling Us About WikiLeaks, The CIA, The Illuminati, And The New World Order? [Opinion]

For weeks, social media sites have been buzzing with tales about “Pizzagate.” For those not in the know Pizzagate exploded into a full blown “conspiracy theory” after WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, released the Podesta emails to the world. Show More Summary

Your posts on social media can now predict the future

What does your online presence say about you? A lot apparently! Based on information from Facebook, with your permission, a new site can tell you a lot about your future. I know what some of you are thinking: "My profile is too vague...Show More Summary

BART system denies sanctioning ‘get your sht together’ anti-racism flier

5 days agoNews : The Raw Story

The right-wing is up in arms over what appears to be a leaflet from Bay Area transit BART that is making the rounds on social media. The problem is that the leaflet is fake. In the age of fake news, sites and social media controlling the narrative, the photo-shopped “document” appeared...

Nine Fun Ways Brands Can Generate Engagement Online

While creating an engaged social media following and a well-designed, responsive website help in brand building, it can also help to further entice consumers or followers to spend more time on your sites. The popular eyewear company Warby Parker, for example, launched a free desktop video game earlier this year. A [...]

Sarah Jessica Parker Gives Twitter The Boot, Calling It 'A Feast Of Vitriol'

Bye, Twitter! Sarah Jessica Parker is so done with you! While covering InStyle's January issue, the actress expressed her true thoughts on the social media site, and she's not a fan! Related: Matthew Broderick & Kyra Sedgwick Used To Date! SJP said: "I don't have the constitution for Twitter. It's a boneyard, a feast of vitriol. I just don't [...]

The Real Problem Behind Fake News

Matt Bai: “The emergence of ‘fake news’ is a searing hot topic these days, as you’ve probably heard — a new, truth-free media to go with our new, truth-free politics…And the problem with cracking down on social media sites is [...]

NYC's Best Restaurants, According To OpenTable

Michelin, Zagat, the New York Times: all venerable sources for finding a city's "best" restaurant. But with the rise of social media and peer review sites, spots like Yelp, Trip Advisor and even OpenTable now release their own top restaurant lists, with the latter debuting their 2016 list yesterday. [ more › ]

Will Trump Be Banned On Twitter? Site Says It Will Ban Donald Trump, But Only If He Violates Site Rules

A call for a “Trump ban” has hit Twitter as hate speech seems to have grown out of control due to the 2016 election. Such behavior is so common that the social media website mostly can’t even enforce their own rule against it. Yes, hate speech is a violation of the Twitter terms of use,... Show More Summary

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