Category Archives: Social Media

Twitter totally solves all of its problems with new profile photos

Twitter finally made it happen. With a simple redesign, the beloved social media giant has solved all of its problems. You heard it here first. Every. Single. One. Of. Them. SEE ALSO: Why all the cool kids are migrating to Mastodon The racism, sexism, harassment, bots, fake news, Donald Trump, and all of its other issues — they’re… Read More »

Instagram Stories Now up to 250 Million Daily Users, Increasing Pressure on Snap Inc.

Facebook’s assault on Snapchat continues. This week, Facebook has announced that Instagram Stories is now being used by more than 250 million people every day, far eclipsing Snapchat, which has 166 million total users. The data also indicates that the Stories format is growing in popularity on Instagram – as noted by TechCrunch, Stories’ growth rate is actually picking up… Read More »

Snapchat to Get Original Time Warner Shows

Time Warner and Snap said on Monday they had entered into an agreement to develop original shows for messaging service Snapchat over the next two years. The companies did not disclose the financial terms but a source familiar with the matter said the deal was valued at $100 million (roughly Rs. 645 crores). As part of the deal,… Read More »

Twitter Starts Rolling Out New Look for Web, Apps, TweetDeck, and Twitter Lite

Twitter has unveiled a new look, and much like some previous changes the company has made to its short-messaging service, it’s not going over so well with the Twitterati. “Today, with lots of feedback and ideas from you, we’re refreshing our product too and making it feel lighter, faster, and easier to use. We listened closely and kept… Read More »

Facebook Is Using AI to Make the Social Network a ‘Hostile Place for Terrorists’

Facebook Inc on Thursday offered additional insight on its efforts to remove terrorism content, a response to political pressure in Europe to militant groups using the social network for propaganda and recruiting. Facebook has ramped up use of artificial intelligence such as image matching and language understanding to identify and remove content quickly, Monika Bickert, Facebook’s director of… Read More »

Twitter Unveils Blue Umbrella Emoji for This Monsoon Season

With the monsoon finally settling in, Twitter on Friday launched a special blue umbrella emoji for its Indian users. The emoji went live on June 16 and will be active till August 31. “We want to celebrate the resilience of the country during the famed Indian monsoon and what better way to do it than with Twitter emojis… Read More »

Twitter Starts Rolling Out New Look for Web, Apps, TweetDeck, and Twitter Lite

Twitter has unveiled a new look, and much like some previous changes the company has made to its short-messaging service, it’s not going over so well with the Twitterati. “Today, with lots of feedback and ideas from you, we’re refreshing our product too and making it feel lighter, faster, and easier to use. We listened closely and kept… Read More »

Facebook Is Using AI to Make the Social Network a ‘Hostile Place for Terrorists’

Facebook Inc on Thursday offered additional insight on its efforts to remove terrorism content, a response to political pressure in Europe to militant groups using the social network for propaganda and recruiting. Facebook has ramped up use of artificial intelligence such as image matching and language understanding to identify and remove content quickly, Monika Bickert, Facebook’s director of… Read More »

Facebook Will Add Fundraising Option to ‘Safety Check’

Facebook said on Wednesday it would soon allow its US users to raise and donate money using its “Safety Check” feature, to make it easier for people affected by natural disasters and violent attacks to receive help. “Safety Check,” launched in 2014, allows Facebook users to notify friends that they are safe. The feature was used for the… Read More »

Twitter Testing Dedicated Spot For Live Videos On Its Homepage

It’s no secret that Twitter has been looking at live videos as one of the ways to drive engagement on its website and gain new users – and it may have just found the best way to present the live streams to millions. Twitter is testing a dedicated spot for live streams on its desktop homepage. A Twitter… Read More »