Category Archives: Social Media

Weibo to Block Unapproved Video Content Following Government Rebuke

Weibo Corp, the operator of China’s top microblogging site, will block unapproved video content and work more closely with state media to promote “mainstream” ideas, the firm said, following a sharp rebuke from regulators last week. Chinese authorities have launched a broad campaign to control political opinion and formalise online surveillance mechanisms, cracking down on online content including… Read More »

5 New Facebook Updates and Tests Spotted This Week

As Facebook works to maintain its position as the leading social media platform in the world, it’s constantly trying out new measures and testing new tools in order to boost user engagement and keep you using Facebook for longer. As such, there are always tests and features being pushed out to user subsets, minor updates that may not make… Read More »

LinkedIn Adds More New Profile Features to Help Maximize Utility

While none of LinkedIn’s latest feature updates is ground-breaking or revolutionary, they have added a heap of functional, smaller updates, which, in combination, actually provide some really useful functionality – which could easily be overlooked. Just this month, LinkedIn’s added the ability to include pictures in comments and announced some new ‘Profile Views’ data points which are coming, including the keywords people used… Read More »

Instagram’s latest tools will automatically block nasty comments and reduce spam

Instagram is taking cyber bullying and abuse on its platform seriously. The Facebook owned photo and video sharing app has launched new tools- a filter to block offensive comments and a spam filter in nine languages. Instagram says it has developed a filter that will block certain offensive comments on posts and in live video. All other comments will… Read More »

Twitter Hires Castleberry Singleton as New VP of Inclusion and Diversity

In line with its goal of having six percent or more under-represented minorities in leadership roles, Twitter has hired Castleberry Singleton to lead its diversity efforts. “Excited to announce I’m joining @Twitter as the new VP of Inclusion and Diversity. Can’t wait to help build on the company’s great progress!” Singleton said in a tweet on Wednesday. She… Read More »

Facebook, Election Commission Partner on ‘Voter Registration Reminder’ on July 1

The Election Commission will launch a special drive to enrol new electors, and has collaborated with Facebook to launch a ‘voter registration reminder’ on July 1. According to an official release, a notification of the ‘voter registration reminder’ will be sent on July 1 to people who are eligible to vote on Facebook. The reminder will be sent… Read More »

Facebook hits two billion users

More than a quarter of the world’s population now uses Facebook every month, the social network says. “As of this morning, the Facebook community is now officially two billion people,” founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg posted. The milestone comes just 13 years after the network was founded by Mr Zuckerberg when he was at Harvard. He famously… Read More »

Facebook Launches Online Civil Courage Initiative in the UK

Facebook is launching a UK programme to train and fund local organizations to combat extremist material online, as Internet companies attempt to clamp down on hate speech and violent content on their services. Facebook, which outlined new efforts to remove extremist and terrorism content from its social media platform last week, will launch the Online Civil Courage Initiative… Read More »

WhatsApp Starts Allowing Sharing of All File Types on Android, iPhone, Windows Phone: Reports

WhatsApp has long been used as a medium to share photos, videos, and even Word docs. And for those files that weren’t supported on WhatsApp, users tend to go the long route by uploading them first on the cloud, and then sharing the link for download. There are several other workarounds, including third-party apps, to get your unsupported… Read More »

Facebook Messenger brings Snapchat like filters, masks to video chat

Facebook Messenger is adding Snapchat-like filters, masks, animated reactions to video chat. The update also brings the ability to take screenshots during an ongoing video chat. All the new features are available for one-on-one and group video chat. When you choose one of the five Messenger emoji icons – love, laughter, surprise, sadness or anger, these reactions will… Read More »