Facebook has made edited posts less obvious to spot
If you’re a Facebook user, there is a good chance that you have been in a situation where you wrote a post or comment which turned out to be wrong. It could be a simple mistake as a typo, or a joke that you later realised was not quite funny. Good news is that the social network offers an option where you can edit it. But it also shows a label that tells the world that you did a mistake and then went on to correct it. Appalling, isn’t it? Well, that is changing as Face...
Twitter competitor App.net shuts down after five years of attempted growth
The bell tolls for App.net. Five years after the ambitious app first launched, with high hopes of becoming the Twitter alternative, it has thrown in the towel. You have until March 17 of this year to export your data. The post Twitter competitor App.net shuts down after five years of attempted growth appeared first on Digital Trends.
Sony Entertainment CEO steps down to focus on Snapchat chairman role
Sony Pictures Entertainment CEO Michael Lynton is stepping down from his position, it has been announced, and he will be moving on to focus on his role as chairman for Snapchat-owner Snap, Inc. Lynton has served as head of the entertainment division for the last 13 years, and was among the executives affected by the studio’s huge security breach in … Continue reading...
Researchers find that “moderate” screen use is OK for teens
 Parents rejoice! Researchers have found that “moderate” screen use “has no detectable link to well-being and levels of engagement.” This means your kids can play on the iPad for a few hours but not all of them. The study, led by psychological scientist Andrew Przybylski of the University of Oxford, examined the habits of 12,000 British teens, found that “that… Read More ...
Twitter partnering with PBS NewsHour to live-stream Trump’s inauguration
President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration will stream live on his favorite social platform: Twitter. PBS NewsHour will be the exclusive broadcast partner for the six-hour event. The post Twitter partnering with PBS NewsHour to live-stream Trump’s inauguration appeared first on Digital Trends.
Canada’s PM Justin Trudeau just became the first politician to host a Snapchat Live Story
Canadian PM Justin Trudeau is officially the first politician to take part in a Snapchat Live Story. As part of his trip across Ontario on Thursday, Trudeau took to the visual messaging app to host a townhall-style Q&A session. The post Canada’s PM Justin Trudeau just became the first politician to host a Snapchat Live Story appeared first on Digital Trends....
Microsoft employees sue over trauma they claim was caused by viewing extreme content
Two former members of Microsoft's online safety team are suing the company for trauma they claim was caused by exposure to extreme violent and sexual content that they experienced as part of their work. The post Microsoft employees sue over trauma they claim was caused by viewing extreme content appeared first on Digital Trends....
5 Best WordPress Social Media Plugins For 2017
When you add a post to your WordPress website there are limited ways it can get read: visitors can stumble across it, it can show up in Google search results (if you’re lucky), or your subscribers might click on a link in your newsletter. That’s pretty much it. However, if you add social media functionality …
Facebook Instant Articles are starting to resemble Snapchat Discover channels
Facebook is expanding upon its Instant Articles publishing tool by allowing select publishers to package multiple articles into one post. The feature sounds a lot like the social network's take on Snapchat Discover or Twitter Moments. The post Facebook Instant Articles are starting to resemble Snapchat Discover channels appeared first on Digital Trends....
Facebook now lets Pages go Live from desktop, adds more Live Video tools
Facebook is giving Pages the option to live-stream from their desktop or laptop. The feature, which the social network began testing in September, is now rolling out more widely — although it is still not available to general users. The post Facebook now lets Pages go Live from desktop, adds more Live Video tools appeared first on Digital Trends....
As Instagram Stories hits 150 million daily users, full screen video ads enter testing
Instagram’s Stories feature is still relatively new, but parent company Facebook is wasting no time in monetizing it. Today Instagram announced that full screen video ads will soon play within Stories, and it starts with partnerships with around 30 different businesses. From there, it seems safe to assume that Instagram will expand Stories ads quickly, letting more and more companies … Continue reading...
As Instagram Stories hits 150 million daily users, full screen video ads enter testing
Instagram’s Stories feature is still relatively new, but parent company Facebook is wasting no time in monetizing it. Today Instagram announced that full screen video ads will soon play within Stories, and it starts with partnerships with around 30 different businesses. From there, it seems safe to assume that Instagram will expand Stories ads quickly, letting more and more companies … Continue reading...
Careful, your fun peace sign selfie may lead to identity theft
Ever flashed the peace sign in a selfie? You may want to think twice in the future if your phone has a fingerprint sensor securing it, because photo tech is now so advanced, only a picture is needed to steal your fingerprint data. The post Careful, your fun peace sign selfie may lead to identity theft appeared first on Digital Trends....
3 quick styling tips to step up your Instagram still-life photos
YouTube channel Mango Life has created a short tutorial breaking down three simple steps you can take to improve your still-life photography, specifically that geared toward an Instagram audience. The post 3 quick styling tips to step up your Instagram still-life photos appeared first on Digital Trends.
Twitter shutting down Dashboard app for business users
Twitter Dashboard, the app aimed at business users, is shutting down on February 3 — just over 7 months since it was launched. However, its demise may not be so bad for the larger Twitter community. The post Twitter shutting down Dashboard app for business users appeared first on Digital Trends.
Researchers working on a model to curb social media addiction
Like health care providers deal with smoking or alcoholism cases, internet addiction needs the same approach to help online hookers cut their time on social media, researchers report. To address this, a team of researchers has developed a framework using a theory known as cognitive dissonance which is the discomfort felt by those whose actions conflict with their beliefs. Isaac Vaghefi, Assistant Professor from Binghamton University and Hamed Qahri-Saremi, Assistant Professor at DePaul Universit...
Researchers working on a model to curb social media addiction
Like health care providers deal with smoking or alcoholism cases, internet addiction needs the same approach to help online hookers cut their time on social media, researchers report. To address this, a team of researchers has developed a framework using a theory known as cognitive dissonance which is the discomfort felt by those whose actions conflict with their beliefs. Isaac Vaghefi, Assistant Professor from Binghamton University and Hamed Qahri-Saremi, Assistant Professor at DePaul Universit...
Europe proposes expanding telco data privacy rules to WhatsApp, Facebook et al
 The European Commission has set out proposals for updating rules which govern the use of personal telecoms data that would expand their remit to cover email and mobile messaging data for the first time — meaning the ePrivacy regulation would also apply to web companies such as Facebook, WhatsApp, Apple and Google. Read More ...
Bumble’s latest feature lets you post disappearing videos for potential mates
Following in the footsteps of Snapchat Bumble. That's right, friends -- ephemeral video stories have made their way to the female-friendly dating app, because what better way to find true love than to send a disappearing video? The post Bumble’s latest feature lets you post disappearing videos for potential mates appeared first on Digital Trends....
Researchers working on a model to curb social media addiction
Like health care providers deal with smoking or alcoholism cases, internet addiction needs the same approach to help online hookers cut their time on social media, researchers report. To address this, a team of researchers has developed a framework using a theory known as cognitive dissonance which is the discomfort felt by those whose actions conflict with their beliefs. Isaac Vaghefi, Assistant Professor from Binghamton University and Hamed Qahri-Saremi, Assistant Professor at DePaul Universit...