Social Media

Aug02, 2018

Facebook and Instagram will tell you usage time

Users can now see if they’re addicted to social media Starting Wednesday, Facebook and Instagram users will be able to track how much time they spend on the applications. This includes data about the time spent daily and weekly, an…
Aug01, 2018

Facebook removes Russian-linked accounts

When it rains, it pours Facebook announced on Tuesday that it has removed multiple accounts that they believe are attached to Russians targeting US political elections. Facebook told lawmakers that over 30 accounts were likely linked to Russia, who used…
Jun22, 2018

Instagram announces IGTV to compete with YouTube

We're live with IGTV Social media platform Instagram announced on Wednesday that it will unveil a new application, IGTV, that allows users to produce longer, 4K videos. Currently, Instagram only allows its users to produce 60-second videos – this new…
Jun11, 2018

IHOP’s “IHOb” mystery solved

International House of Burgers Last week, breakfast chain IHOP (International House of Pancakes) rolled out a bizarre yet effective marketing campaign where they changed their name to IHOb on social media. The move got many social media users chattering about…
Jun08, 2018

Congress investigating Google-Huawei ties

Social media and tech firms are in hot water Senator Mark Warner reported on Thursday that his office sent a letter to Alphabet to inquire about its relationship with Chinese technology firms like Huawei, the world’s third largest smartphone manufacturer.…
Jun05, 2018

Twitter Joins S&P 500

Don’t sleep on Twitter Five years after its initial public offering, Twitter will join the S&P 500. Twitter will replace Monsanto as the latest company in the S&P 500, a stock market listing of the largest companies traded on the…
Jun04, 2018

Snapchat finally turning the corner?

Unlike a Snapchat picture, the company may not be disappearing Snapchat (SNAP) has been heavily scrutinized since it had its IPO in March 2017, just over a year ago. Since then, its shares have fallen 57% and have seen no…
May24, 2018

Facebook is changing its advertisement policy

Facebook will collect Social Security numbers for political ads Facebook announced last week that it will require the last four digits of a Social Security number, a US address, and a government-issued ID from anyone who wants to run a…
May18, 2018

Senate rules to overturn FCC’s net neutrality repeal

On Wednesday, the Senate approved to overturn an attempt by the FCC to roll back the net neutrality rules created under the Obama administration. The net neutrality bill prevents Internet service providers from slowing down or speeding up certain websites,…
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