Reddit has published its first transparency report, providing an insight into backroom events at the news and social networking giant. On the copyright front the site details the takedown requests that it receives and notes that almost two-thirds are rejected as unlawful or overbroad. Show More Summary
2015 is undoubtedly the year of social video. So much so that the world’s largest social network has already made significant strides developing its strategy, more than tripling the amount of year over year video content in News Feeds worldwide. Here’s where advertisers may be missing out.
“I think it’s such a big disconnect from the way people who make movies think about what we do in Silicon Valley — building stuff. They just can’t wrap their head around the idea that someone might build something because they like building...Show More Summary
An invitation-only social network whose exclusivity has media insiders jockeying to be invited to participate has generated hunger for its streamlined platform.
Sober people want to party, too. Clean Fun Network, a new website and social community for those who don't drink or do drugs, is celebrating its official launch on Feb. 5. Its audience potential is... To view the full story, click the title link.
Animated Gifs seem to be everywhere these days. You find them posted on forums, on social networking sites, in chat messages, and even sites like YouTube have started to experiment with the generation of animated gifs. Gifs have seen...Show More Summary
Boss Mark Zuckerberg splashed out so much on new projects that his firm’s Q4 operating margin fell by a third. But the social network’s top line grew 49 pct thanks to more users and mobile income. That’s a reasonable dynamic, assuming Zuckerberg is picking the right ventures.
Researchers say they can predict the spread of flu a week into the future with as much accuracy as Google Flu Trends can display levels of infection right now. The study uses social network analysis and combines the power of Google Flu Trends' "big data" with traditional flu monitoring data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Facebook held its fourth-quarter and full-year-2014 earnings call after market close Wednesday, and advertising was obviously a major focus, with the social network reporting a record $3.59 billion in ad revenue for the quarter, 69 percent...Show More Summary
The gruesome discovery was made in the South of Market neighborhood about two blocks from the headquarters of social media network Twitter
One of the fruits of Facebook’s recent hackathon in Seattle’s Space Needle was introduced Wednesday by software engineer Bob Baldwin, who announced in a Facebook post that thread titles in the social network’s Messenger application can...Show More Summary
Facebook Inc. has taken notice of the spike in social media buzz that occurs during big events like the Super Bowl, and this year the social network is taking the initiative by creating a live feed page dedicated to real-time coverage of … Continue reading ?
Despite accusations of slacktavism, social networks are usually a hotbed of political activity around election time. A paper from 2013 found that sites such as Facebook were abuzz with political discussions around the 2008 presidential election in America.
Facebook and Pinterest remain the most trusted social networks for product recommendations and shopping, according to the Social Recommendation Index released today by Social Media Link. But reviews are just as useful to consumers, as long as they are personal and include pros and cons instead of just a number or star rating. Show More Summary
Facebook Inc. has risen to new highs in the fourth quarter with the social networking giant posting $3.85 billion in revenue off the back of a surge in mobile advertising. Revenue from advertising came in at $3.59 billion, up 53 … Continue reading ?
Facebook announced its Q4 2014 earnings today, revealing that 1.39 billion users now use the social network every month, which marks a 13% year over year growth. Monthly active users on mobile grew even more at 26% year over year, now sitting at 1.19 billion in total. Show More Summary
Facebook said earnings in the fourth quarter jumped 34% as the social network continued to bring in more money from mobile advertising. We're live-blogging the earnings and conference call with analysts.
Sony is removing PlayStation Vita applications! Get out your torches pitchforks! The company announced today the portable's Maps app and some features of that Near social network thing nobody ever used are going away in a firmware update this March. Show More Summary
Facebook users and engineers always feel the need — the need for speed — and the social network detailed how it fulfilled that need for photos on its iOS application and News Feed in its Android app in separate blog posts. Facebook adopted...Show More Summary