Category Archives: Social Media

Facebook Signs Deal With ESL to Live Stream E-Sports

Taking on Twitter and Amazon-owned Twitch when it comes to live-streaming sport events, Facebook has now announced a partnership with global e-sports company ESL to bring over 5,550 hours of e-sports events and other original content to its platforms. The news came after Facebook announced a tie-up with Major League Baseball (MLB) earlier this week to live stream… Read More »

WhatsApp Suffers Major Outage on Wednesday, Second Time in Two Weeks

WhatsApp suffered an outage on Wednesday in many parts of the world, with users in India also experiencing issues sending and receiving chats. The WhatsApp outage comes just two weeks after another global outage. Embarrassingly for Facebook, the social media giant that owns the messaging service, its own apps went down less than a week later. As per… Read More »

Facebook announces new updates to reduce clickbait

Facebook has announced three new updates so that people will see even fewer clickbait stories in their feeds, and more of the stories they find authentic. Clickbait describes web content that aims to exploit the curiosity gap, providing just enough information to make the reader curious, but not enough to satisfy their curiosity without clicking through to the… Read More »

Twitter Now Offers Users Granular Control Over Their Data

Twitter on Wednesday updated its privacy policy, and also introduced new tools for users giving them granular on how their data is used. The new Privacy Policy and data controls will be rolling out in the coming days, according to Twitter. Additionally, Twitter has started offering tips and responding to queries through direct messages with @support chat bot.… Read More »

You can now post your pics on Instagram without the app

Instagram is following in its parent Facebook’s footsteps and making its service much more accessible to those left out of its app-centric, data-heavy sharing experience. The photo platform will now give users new functionality via the Instagram.com mobile website, most notably the all-important ability to actually share pics outside the IG app. The new mobile utility could help… Read More »

Twitter Co-Founder Biz Stone Returns to Company in Unspecified Role

Twitter Inc co-founder Biz Stone said on Tuesday he would be returning full time to the microblogging service in an unspecified role. “My top focus will be to guide the company culture, that energy, that feeling,” Stone said in a blog post, adding he would not be replacing anyone at Twitter when he joins the company in a… Read More »

10 Social Media Tips for Students to Improve Their College Admission Chances

I applied to college by filling out an application with a pen and typing my essays on a typewriter. When I wanted to fill out another application, I repeated the entire process over again. Only a few people applied to many colleges then, in large part because there was no Common Application to make it easy. There was no internet or social media and thus no… Read More »

WhatsApp User Data: Supreme Court Constitution Bench to Hear Case on Monday

A five-judge constitution bench of the Supreme Court will from Monday start examining the privacy policy of instant messaging service WhatsApp, which has come under challenge on the ground that it allegedly infringed on the fundamental rights. The crucial matter has been listed before a second constitution bench during the summer vacation. A five-judge constitution bench headed by… Read More »

Facebook Group Admins Can Now Set Up a Quiz for Screening

Ensuring that right persons are added in a Group, Facebook has rolled out a feature that allows admins to set up three questions for people requesting to join the Group. This allows admins to screen the potential member and make sure the added member does not troll or spam the Group, TechCrunch reported on Friday. “Screening new membership… Read More »

Facebook takes aim at ‘low quality’ websites

Facebook said Wednesday it was making changes designed to keep its users from linking to “low-quality” websites, part of an effort to fight spam and misinformation. The world’s biggest social network said it is updating its ranking algorithm with the help of artificial intelligence so users would see fewer posts “that link to these low-quality web page experiences.”… Read More »