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People Need At Least 8.5 Hours Of Sleep Because Of Social Media And Cellphones

According to a professor from Pennsylvania State University, people require at least 8.5 hours of sleep a day. The professor elaborated that people are processing too much information throughout the day, which requires more sleep at night.

Public Health June 15, 2018

Instagram Could Allow Users To Post Hour Long Videos

The Wall Street Journal released a report that Instagram was deliberating on testing out a new vertical video feature. This feature would allow app users to expand the length of the video content.

Apps/Software June 6, 2018

At Least 60 Device Makers Got Deep Access To Facebook User Data

Facebook has reportedly been sharing loads of user data and friends' data with at least 60 device makers over the past decade. Phone and tablet makers often had deep access to that data without any kind of user consent.

Internet June 4, 2018

Tinder Introduces Places Feature, Shares Users’ Exact Location With Potential Partners

Tinder released a new feature called 'Places' to enhance users’ experience on the dating app. Only three international cities have access to this new feature that would match users through their favorite locations.

Apps/Software May 26, 2018

Instagram Gives Users The Power To Quiet Certain Users Down, Thanks To The Mute Button

Instagram users can now control what they view on their personal and Instagram Stories feed. The Mute button would allow users to silence certain users without notifying them that they have been muted.

Apps/Software May 22, 2018

Instagram To Roll Out Usage Insights Feature That Tracks Time Users Spend On App

Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom revealed on social media that Instagram would be installing a 'Usage Insights' feature. The announcement came after a report was released of a piece of code in the app’s Android application.

Apps/Software May 16, 2018

Social Media Linked To Surge In Sexually Transmitted Diseases In California

Decreased condom use, lack of education, fewer STD clinics, and social media may have contributed to the spike of STDs in California. How does the internet fuel the spread of sexually transmitted diseases?

Public Health May 15, 2018

New Emoji Slider Sticker On Instagram Version 44 Is A Fun Way To Poll Friends

On Thursday, May 10, Instagram released a new emoji slider sticker feature into its platform. The new feature puts a fun spin to polling with more nuanced questions for users and their friends.

Apps/Software May 10, 2018

Facebook Avatars Could Soon Let Users Better Express Themselves, Like Snapchat Bitmoji

A new feature called Facebook Avatars is currently in the works, aiming to enable users to better express themselves on the social network. It's still in the early stages, but it looks like a Facebook version of Snapchat's Bitmoji.

Internet May 8, 2018

More Than One Hour Use Of Social Media Daily May Harm Women's Self-Esteem

Spending more than an hour daily on social media may result in low self-esteem in women. It is, however, possible that insecure women are also drawn to social media, which they use to to make themselves feel better.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 7, 2018

Vine Co-Founder Postpones App's Sequel V2 Indefinitely: 'I'm Very, Very Sorry'

On Friday, May 4, Vine Founder Dom Hoffman said that the sequel to social media app Vine called V2 is delayed indefinitely. He originally announced the app was going to launch by the summer of 2018.

Apps/Software May 4, 2018

Young Adults In America Are 'Lonelier' Than Elderly People And Social Media Could Be The Reason, Study Says

Health insurance company Cigna conducted a nationwide survey which found that young adults feel lonelier than older people. The survey also showed that half of the participants felt 'alone’ in general.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 1, 2018

Things You Should Never Post On Facebook — You've Been Warned

If you post the wrong thing on Facebook, your account could get hacked or you could alienate your friends. Here are 20 things you should never post on social media.

Internet April 24, 2018

Instagram Nametags Could Make It Easier To Find And Add People, Like With Snapchat Friend Codes

Instagram is currently testing a new feature called Nametags, which would allow people to create custom images so that finding and adding others is easier. Nametags would work like Snapchat's QR friend codes.

Apps/Software April 11, 2018

Temporary Breaks From Facebook, Not Full-On Quitting, Might Be Better For Your Health

A study claims that it’s better to take breaks from social media than quitting entirely. Quitting Facebook, as it turns out, only makes you want to use it days after being away from the service.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 4, 2018

Snapchat Now Supports Group Video Chat: Here's How It Works

Snapchat is getting new features, including support for video chats with up to 16 people. Users will also be able to tag others in Snapchat Stories, so here's what you need to know.

Apps/Software April 3, 2018

Playboy Goes Off 'Sexually Repressive' Facebook Amid Data Scandal

Facebook's data collection scandal keeps making waves and it's unlikely to die down anytime soon. In the wake of the scandal, Playboy deleted its Facebook accounts and suspended all activity on the social network.

Internet March 29, 2018

After The Latest Scandal, It's Time To Quit Facebook: How To Delete Your Account

Facebook's latest scandal makes it clear that it has way too much information to be left alone. Many users are opting to delete their accounts altogether, and here's how to delete it.

Internet March 20, 2018

Facebook Search Bar's Autocomplete Results Isn't Safe For Work

Several Facebook users posted their displeasure with the platform's search bar autocomplete results. According to reports, what comes up are words that are apparently offensive and not safe for work.

Viral March 16, 2018

Facebook Inadvertently Asks Users If Men May Solicit Sexual Images From Young Girls

Facebook apologized for running a controversial survey on Sunday, March 4, where it asked users on the network via survey if it was appropriate for adult men to request young girls for sexual images online.

Internet March 5, 2018

Facebook Gets As Big As It's Going To Get In The US

A new research showed that Facebook's U.S. audience has hit a wall. The social media website's user base in the United States can't get bigger anymore.

Apps/Software March 4, 2018

Snapchat Creators Now Have Access To Analytics: Views, Demographics, And More

Snapchat users can now access an audience analytics tool to gain insights on story views, engagement, and demographics. The changes, which include a redesign of the app interface, are seen as part of the company’s efforts to sustain growth.

Apps/Software February 14, 2018

Facebook Expected To Lose More Young Users To Instagram And Snapchat In US

Facebook has been losing its younger crowd and the trend is expected to continue this year, especially in the United States. According to a new report, Facebook will keep losing youngsters while Instagram and Snapchat will gain more users aged 24 and under.

Internet February 12, 2018

Snapchat Launches Snap Store To Sell You Cool Merch, Including A Dancing Hot Dog Plushie

Snapchat quietly launched the new Snap Store that sells brand-focused items, among them the Dancing Hot Dog Plushie for $20. The company said the new store will foremost serve the community and build on the Snapchat brand.

Internet February 2, 2018

Instagram Now Lets Users Schedule Posts, But Only For Business Accounts

Finally, Instagram is letting users schedule posts, which is perfect for social media managers who need to parse content by date. But Instagram is only letting business users take advantage of the new feature for now.

Apps/Software February 1, 2018

Twitter COO Anthony Noto Leaves Company To Be CEO Of SoFi

Top Twitter executive Anthony Noto, who is the company's COO, has resigned from the social media network. Noto is leaving to join California-based startup SoFi.

Internet January 25, 2018

Instagram Now Shows When Users Are Active: How To Turn Off The Activity Status

Facebook rolled out a new activity status on Android and iOS, sparking mixed reactions. The feature is turned on by default, but here's how to turn it off.

Apps/Software January 19, 2018

Snap Inc Lays Off 22 Staff Members From Editorial Content Division

Snap Inc. has gone on another firing rage on Thursday, Jan. 18, laying off 22 staff members from its editorial content division. The company also laid off members from other divisions but mostly from its content team.

Apps/Software January 19, 2018

Facebook Watch Party: Everything To Know About Shared Video Watching Feature

Facebook unveils a new feature that is being tested to users called Watch Party. The new feature allows users to watch videos with friends or group members together to create more user interactions.

Internet January 17, 2018

Facebook News Feed To Feature Less News And Public Content, More Posts From Friends And Family

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wants the time users spend on the social network to be more meaningful, so an overhaul is in store. Facebook will show less public content and more posts from friends and family.

Internet January 13, 2018

US Library Of Congress Will Now Only Archive Selected Tweets

The U.S. Library of Congress has announced that they will no longer archive every tweet posted to Twitter. Instead the library will now be a bit pickier.

Apps/Software January 1, 2018

Investigation Finds Facebook Enforces Hate Speech Unevenly, Facebook Then Apologizes

An investigation into Facebook’s handling of hate speech finds moderators apply actions unevenly. Facebook apologized for its mistakes after the results of the investigation were made public.

Internet December 30, 2017

Instagram Now Adds 'Recommended For You' Posts Into Your Feed

Instagram is making new changes to its feed. It will now be recommending three to five posts that you see while scrolling through your feed.

Apps/Software December 30, 2017

Facebook Photo Review Will Notify You When You Appear In Others' Photos Even If You're Not Tagged

Facebook announced a new feature called Photo Review, which uses facial recognition technology to notify users when they appear in others' photos, even if they're not tagged. The features has some limitations, however.

Internet December 20, 2017

Facebook Is Cracking Down On Spammy Posts That Beg For Likes, Comments, And Shares

Facebook is full of spammy posts, but that should change soon. The social network announced plans to demote posts with 'engagement bait,' begging for shares, likes, and comments.

Internet December 19, 2017

Facebook Fires Back With Unexpected Response To Former Executive Who Said Social Media Is 'Ripping Apart' Society

Facebook fired back at a former executive who said that he was feeling 'tremendous guilt' for helping create tools that are 'ripping apart' society. The company unusually answered the allegations, but the contents of the response were even more unexpected.

Internet December 13, 2017

Social Media Is Destroying Society, Says Former Facebook Exec

Social media plays a big part in our daily lives, but is it beneficial? A former Facebook executive warned about the negative impact it may have and recommended limited use.

Internet December 12, 2017

Too Much Time On Social Media May Increase Depression, Suicidal Thoughts In Teen Girls

Spending too much time on social media may not be good for teens. A new study found a link between prolonged screen time and increased rates of depression and suicide in teen girls.

Healthy Living/Wellness November 15, 2017

More Time On Social Media Does Not Harm Mental Health: Study

Researchers have found no link between the use of social media networks and mental health problems among young adults. Here's what they have to say.

Healthy Living/Wellness November 4, 2017

Your Instagram Photos May Be Able To Tell If You Are Depressed

Your Instagram feed could lend important insight on depression and mental health. This is the finding of a new study that used a computer program to analyze thousands of Instagram photos from 166 users.

Healthy Living/Wellness August 9, 2017

Twitter Has Updated Its Harassment Policies, But Are They Working?

Twitter says it is winning the war against harassment, but some are skeptical. What are Twitter's policies regarding online harassment and have they been effective?

Apps/Software July 21, 2017

Instagram Bug Locks Users Out Of Their Accounts

Many Instagram users have been locked out of the platform, and their accounts seem deleted or disabled both to them and to others. Instagram says it's a bug and it's working to fix it as soon as possible.

Internet July 7, 2017

Facebook Profile Picture Guard And Other Tools Aim To Protect Women In India

Facebook has kicked off a new pilot program in India to give users more control over who can access and use their profile photo. With guarded photos, the social network aims to prevent misuse.

Internet June 22, 2017

Twitter Redesign Makes It Faster, Lighter, Better: What's New?

Twitter has redesigned its app again, adding a number of tweaks to make things easier, cleaner, and more convenient. Here's what's new.

Apps/Software June 15, 2017

Social Media Vetting Is Official: US Visa Applicants May Have To Disclose Their Social Media Names

The State Department has formally approved the Trump administration's proposal for tougher vetting that would cover one's social media presence as well. A new visa application questionnaire requires applicants to submit their social media handles from the past five years.

Business Tech June 2, 2017

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