Websites You Might Want To Consider Having Blocked At Work

Being – and staying – productive is the name of the game. And in this age of constant information overload, it’s becoming increasingly more difficult to focus, even while we’re at work. The need to read the latest news, find out what’s the notification we’ve received about, or watching a video of meowing kittens on […]
  • Vladimir Sumina
  • May 6, 2019
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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 option to stop push notifications for specific timeframes, and a self-implemented cutoff time for social […]
  • Ben Norman
  • August 2, 2018
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3 Adventure YouTubers Die While Swimming Near a Waterfall

The YouTube channel High on Life lost 3 of their creators in a waterfall accident in British Columbia. Megan Scraper, Ryker Gamble, and Alexey Lyakh all lost their lives while filming near a 100-foot waterfall at Shannon Falls, near Squamish BC. Scraper fell in first and Gamble and Lyakh jumped in to save her. Scraper […]
  • Peter Boyer
  • July 10, 2018
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VidCon Creates Grant For Up-And-Coming YouTubers

YouTube conference VidCon has announced that they will be issuing a weekly grant to qualified emerging YouTuber’s for the next year. The grant will be $2,000 and the money can be spent however the participant chooses. The grant amounts to $104,000 for up-and-coming creators. VidCon founder Hank Green issued the following statement: “We think we’re […]
  • Peter Boyer
  • June 27, 2018
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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 app puts it in the same ballpark as YouTube and far past Snapchat. IGTV gives […]
  • Ben Norman
  • June 22, 2018
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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 signs of coming back up. However, this week, shares are back up 8%. This sudden […]
  • Ben Norman
  • June 4, 2018
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Twitter is following in the footsteps of Snapchat

In a generation where smartphones are no longer categorized as a luxury item but a necessity, everyone is on some form of social media. As such, the companies behind these social media platforms are competing to get ahead of one another. For one, Instagram began as a mere photo sharing application, but it has since […]
  • Crystal Ng
  • March 16, 2018
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Artificial Intelligence Moderating Instagram

Social media companies have seen an increase in the need for moderating of user content, from both internal and external forces, in an attempt to reduce the spreading of harmful information. Instagram’s means of moderating has been to use an artificial intelligence to automatically block offensive comments, going beyond simply keyword filters. The use of […]
  • Cedric Brenninkmeijer
  • July 4, 2017
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Snap Seeks IPO Valuation Below Expectations

Documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Committee on Thursday indicate Snap Inc, Snapchat’s parent company, is looking to price its initial public offering between $14 to $16 a share, setting its valuation below expectations. The filing confirms earlier reports that Snap sets itself a valuation of $19.5 billion to $22.2 billion. The regulatory filing also […]
  • Anahit Moumjian
  • February 17, 2017
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