That animated GIF you’re sharing could be an ad in disguise
Your GIFs will soon be subtle ads from companies working with search engines like Tenor, who tap on emotion-based GIF search terms. Tenor powers GIF searches for Facebook Messenger, Twitter, iMessage, Google's Gboard, and more. The post That animated GIF you’re sharing could be an ad in disguise appeared first on Digital Trends....
How to Download and Save Videos from Facebook
Facebook, being the most popular social networking websites has billions of users across the Web. Facebook allows its users to upload pictures and videos from both mobile and PC. We all know how to... Read more at The Geeks Club! ...
Snapchat buys California drone maker Ctrl Me Robotics
In the past year we’ve seen Snap Inc., the parent company of the well-known social media app Snapchat, make an interesting entry into the hardware market with their camera-outfitted Spectacles. It seems drones could be next on the company’s list, as Snap has reportedly just acquired Ctrl Me Robotics, a small drone manufacturer located in Los Angeles, California. Details on … Continue reading...
Seven dead in India after fake news spread over WhatsApp incites mob violence
A widely shared false rumor on WhatsApp about alleged child abductions led to mob violence in two cities in India. Twenty people have been arrested on rioting and murder charges since the attacks. The post Seven dead in India after fake news spread over WhatsApp incites mob violence appeared first on Digital Trends.
G7 nations demand social media platforms and ISPs to crack down on the extremist content online
The G7 nations on Friday demanded action from internet providers and social media firms against extremist content online, vowing to step up their fight against terrorism after this week’s Manchester attack. British Prime Minister Theresa May won solidarity from her G7 colleagues at summit talks in Italy after the suicide bombing Monday at a pop concert killed 22 people, including several children. The G7 also vowed a collective effort to track down and prosecute foreign fighters dispersing...
Facebook Live viewers can now chime in with private chats — or their own video stream
Facebook is making it easier to watch live-streams with friends -- and to actually live-stream with friends. Two new updates allow for private chats and picture-in-picture shared streams. The post Facebook Live viewers can now chime in with private chats — or their own video stream appeared first on Digital Trends....
Here’s how Twitter aims to entice you into cosy DM exchanges with brands
Twitter's desire to get users to engage more with brands has led to a new card that aims to encourage a DM exchange. Direct Message Cards offer responses to a question which, when a user selects one, flip into a DM session. The post Here’s how Twitter aims to entice you into cosy DM exchanges with brands appeared first on Digital Trends....
Treat yo selfie with one of these 12 apps made to beautify your pics
Selfies might be a phenomenon second only to karaoke, but they're not the easiest to perfect. Check out our roundup of the best mobile apps for beautifying your self portrait. The post Treat yo selfie with one of these 12 apps made to beautify your pics appeared first on Digital Trends.
26 Instagram tips and tricks you can’t afford to miss
Instagram might be everyone's favorite app for sharing photos, but it's not always the easiest to use. Here's how to get started and take your mobile photography to the next level. The post 26 Instagram tips and tricks you can’t afford to miss appeared first on Digital Trends.
Moderating explicit and illegal content on Facebook isn’t getting any easier
In January, Facebook disabled more than 14,000 accounts as a result of sexual abuse, with 33 of the cases involving children. While these may seem like gargantuan numbers, they could represent just the tip of the iceberg. The post Moderating explicit and illegal content on Facebook isn’t getting any easier appeared first on Digital Trends....
Vine: Bug may have exposed users’ email addresses and phone numbers, Twitter warns
Twitter has alerted Vine users to the possibility that a recent bug that affected the site's video archive may have exposed their email addresses and phone numbers. It's warning users to be cautious of emails from unknown senders. The post Vine: Bug may have exposed users’ email addresses and phone numbers, Twitter warns appeared first on Digital Trends....
Facebook is testing a new food ordering option
It seems like every day we get closer to being able to do anything and everything through Facebook. The latest step is ordering food for delivery via the social network behemoth. That’s right, the company is now testing new feature that allows both web and mobile app users to look up nearby restaurants and place an order, all without leaving … Continue reading...
Twitter is down in some countries and has been for many hours; India seems unaffected
Microblogging site Twitter is down in certain regions of the world. Thankfully, the outage doesn’t seem to have affected India. The affected countries include the UK, Spain, the Netherlands, Japan, France and the US. The Independent reports that problems began around 11.00 am and that service was restored several hours later.   Some users are currently experiencing problems accessing Twitter & Tweeting. We are aware of the issue and are working towards a resolution. — Twitt...
Medium now lets you listen to its best content with audio stories
Medium has now launched audio stories -- audio versions of stories that were written exclusively for their members, as well as some of the most popular content on the blogging site. The post Medium now lets you listen to its best content with audio stories appeared first on Digital Trends.
Twitter has been down for users around the world this morning
If you're experiencing a Twitter outage, you're not alone. This morning, the popular social media network began experiencing technical issues, with users around the world reporting difficulties accessing their accounts. The post Twitter has been down for users around the world this morning appeared first on Digital Trends.
Instagram rated as the worst social media platform for young people’s mental health
Instagram is rated as the worst social media platform when it comes to its impact on young people’s mental health, a poll conducted in the UK says. The poll conducted Royal Society for Public Health (RCPH) asked 1,479 people aged 14-24 were asked a series of questions about whether YouTube, Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook and Twitter had an impact on their health and well-being, the BBC reported. Participants were asked to score each platform on 14 health and well-being issues. Based on thes...
Facebook just inked a deal to live-stream 20 MLB games this season
There's more live sports coming to Facebook. The latest deal means MLB fans can enjoy games on the platform every Friday, starting tonight with the clash between the Colorado Rockies and the Cincinnati Reds. The post Facebook just inked a deal to live-stream 20 MLB games this season appeared first on Digital Trends.
Facebook just inked a deal to live-stream 20 MLB games this season
There's more live sports coming to Facebook. The latest deal means MLB fans can enjoy games on the platform every Friday, starting tonight with the clash between the Colorado Rockies and the Cincinnati Reds. The post Facebook just inked a deal to live-stream 20 MLB games this season appeared first on Digital Trends.
Social Native raises $8 million to build a new social media ad platform
 No one, it seems, has come up with a good way to harness all the videos, photos, and tweets that budding creators post every day on YouTube, or the Facebook media juggernaut, or its smaller Snap-pier rivals. Read More ...
Facebook under fire in Europe for lack of transparency over data practices
Facebook has come under scrutiny by lawmakers in France and the Netherlands for failing to keep customers adequately informed about the myriad of ways in which it uses their data. The post Facebook under fire in Europe for lack of transparency over data practices appeared first on Digital Trends.