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Twitter Paid Subscription Service For Public Figures And Business May Soon Launch

Twitter is reportedly considering a paid subscription service for an improved Tweetdeck, targeting power users. The premium tool, as described in a released survey, will make it easier for public figures and companies to manage their accounts.

Business Tech March 24, 2017

Find Out Why Americans Are Having Less Sex Than Before

People in the United States have been engaging in less sex than a quarter century ago, according to a new study. What could be possible factors affecting the frequency of sex among Americans?

Healthy Living/Wellness March 8, 2017

Twitch Introduces ‘Pulse,’ Its Own Version Of Facebook, But For The Gaming-Obsessed Crowd

Twitch has now officially unveiled Pulse, its own social platform for the gaming bunch. It will work much like social media sites today, and it’s scheduled for a full rollout in the coming weeks.

Video Games March 7, 2017

Using Social Media For Over 2 Hours? Chances Of Feeling Isolated Are More Reveals Study

Excessive amount of time spent on social media platforms increases the chances of social isolation. Studies show that more than 2 hours on social media daily doubles the possibility.

Life & Style March 7, 2017

Facebook, Twitter Push For Healthy Social Media Use: What This Means For Users' Well Being

Facebook and Twitter announced the adoption of bold moves to foster a healthier social media experience. What could this mean for their users' well being?

Healthy Living/Wellness March 5, 2017

Take A Digital Detox: Constantly Checking Social Media Can Drive You Insane

Social media is more stressful than people think. A recent survey shows that social media addiction and mental health issues are connected and affect most Americans.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 24, 2017

How To Upload Instagram’s New Album Posts And View The 10 Photo Or Video Carousels

Instagram users can now post up to10 photos or videos at once. Here’s how to use and view the new album-like feature.

Apps/Software February 22, 2017

Taken Mate Is A New App For Singles That Will Do All The Social Media Stalking For You

Taken Mate is a new app that serves as a private investigator for users to make sure other are honest.

Apps/Software February 22, 2017

App Study Finds Millennials Would Chose Fame Over Falling In Love

The talent discovery app Clapit found that 7 percent of millennials are willing to breakup to be single and famous.

Life & Style February 14, 2017

Meet Peanut, The Parenting App For Like-Minded Moms

A new app dubbed Peanut has been developed exclusively for mothers. Peanut is a social networking app that uses machine learning and looks to connect moms sharing similar interests and thoughts.

Apps/Software February 10, 2017

Twitter Safety Update: Safe Search, Hiding Abusive Tweets And More

Twitter announced a new update on safety, designed to further crack down on online abuse. Three new changes are in tow, aiming to stop the creation of new abusive accounts, collapse abusive or low-quality tweets, and put forward safer search results.

Internet February 8, 2017

How Much You Use Online Media Is Influenced By Your Genes

Recent research says our genes have something to do with how much we spend time on the internet, whether on social media platforms, chat forums, or gaming sites.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 24, 2017

How Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook Profile Stays Squeaky Clean: It's All Thanks To His PR Team

Mark Zuckerberg is committed to changing his image from an intense hoodie-wearing billionaire to a more mature and charismatic titan of industry -- all with the help of his Facebook PR team, of course.

Business Tech January 21, 2017

LinkedIn Redesigns Desktop Website: Chatbots, Search And Messaging Improvements, And More Added

LinkedIn launched its new website with the goal of simplifying user experience and encouraging users to share ideas and engage in conversations. The company stated that everything has been built from the ground up.

Internet January 20, 2017

1 In 5 Young People Regularly Loses Sleep Over Social Media: Study

New research suggests that one in five children aged 12 to 15 wake up during the night to check social media, which makes them more prone to feeling constantly tired. A case of fear of missing out?

Healthy Living/Wellness January 18, 2017

1 In 5 Young People Regularly Loses Sleep Over Social Media: Study

New research suggests that one in five children aged 12 to 15 wake up during the night to check social media, which makes them more prone to feeling constantly tired. A case of fear of missing out?

Healthy Living/Wellness January 18, 2017

Next CIA Director May Keep Closer Watch On Your Facebook Account: Here's Why

Republican Congressman Mike Pompeo, Trump's pick as CIA Director, attended his confirmation hearing and defended his views on privacy rights and the use of social media during intelligence investigations.

Security January 13, 2017

Feeling Down? Taking A Break From Facebook Might Help, Says Study

New research shows that taking breaks from Facebook could positively influence people's well-being. The study found a deterministic causality between not spending time on the social networking website for an entire week and feeling better, both affectively and cognitively.

Healthy Living/Wellness December 25, 2016

Biggest TV Shows Of 2016 On Social Media: ‘Pretty Little Liars,’ ‘Walking Dead,’ ‘Teen Wolf,’ ‘Shadowhunters’ And More

The most popular TV shows on social media for 2016 have been announced. The winners include ‘Pretty Little Liars,’ ‘Walking Dead,’ ‘Teen Wolf,’ and new show ‘Shadowhunters.’

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech December 21, 2016

Conservatives Aren't Happy About Facebook's Plan To Fight Fake News: Here's Why

Facebook is going to roll out new features that will help weed out fake news with the help of third-party news agencies. Conservatives, however, are worried that the news outlets that have been tapped to help will be biased.

Internet December 17, 2016

Instagram User Base Grows To 600 Million: Snapchat-Like Features To Thank?

Instagram announced that from last June's 500 million users, the number jumped to 600 million this month or only in a span of six months. Some say copying Snapchat features like video sharing helped the social media platform gain more clients this year.

Apps/Software December 16, 2016

Twitter Adds Direct Reply Count And Ranked Conversations On Mobile

Twitter finally extended the ranked conversations system to its iOS and Android mobile apps as well, as it promised last year. Moreover, the microblogging platform has also added Direct Message Counts to see the total number of replies at a glance.

Internet November 30, 2016

Facebook Reportedly Aims To Re-Enter China With New Censorship Tool, But Would It Work?

Facebook has reportedly been working on a censorship tool to seep through the Great Firewall of China. The purported tool would hide any Facebook posts that could violate China's censorship rules, but would that be a viable solution?

Internet November 23, 2016

Many Students Can 'Easily Be Duped' By Fake News Online, Stanford Study Says

Stanford researchers found that most students are unable to spot fake news in the internet. Their report revealed an inability to verify legitimate sources driving the failure to identify the differences between hoax, misleading content, sponsored ads and factual content.

Internet November 22, 2016

Want To Extend Your Android Phone's Battery Life? Uninstalling Facebook May Save Up To 20 Percent

Real-world tests appear to show that removing Facebook and Facebook Messenger will give the battery of Android devices a significant boost. There is no word yet addressing the cause of this issue.

Apps/Software November 21, 2016

Twitter Crackdown On Online Abuse Suspends Multiple Alt-Right Accounts: 'This Is Corporate Stalinism,' Richard Spencer Complains

Twitter has been cracking down on racist trolls and online abuse, and as a result, a number of alt-right accounts are suspended. Prominent alt-right leader Richard Spencer, whom Twitter also blocked, calls it "corporate Stalinism" with "execution squads across the alt-right."

Internet November 17, 2016

Facebook Helps Businesses With Unified Inbox: Companies Can Now Link Facebook, Messenger And Instagram Accounts

Users will now be able to send and receive messages in Facebook, Instagram and Messenger platforms from a single app. It is expected to roll out next week but only to Facebook's business users.

Apps/Software November 16, 2016

Facebook Launches Job Opening Features, Targets LinkedIn: Find Your Next Career On The Social Media Website

Facebook seems bent on poaching LinkedIn users with an upcoming feature that will let organizations recruit employees within the social network. Such service is expected to work with the company's ad platform to reach an even wider swath of users.

Internet November 8, 2016

Social Media Could Be An Effective Tool Against Antibiotic Resistance: Study

A new study suggested social media use could increase the knowledge and correct implementation of antibiotics in young medical residents. The study used Facebook and Twitter to test the interns' knowledge.

Medicine November 2, 2016

Using Facebook May Help Make You Live Longer, Says Study

A study carried out on Facebook users and non-users suggests that using the social network for its purpose to enhance relationships is associated with a longer life. Moderate use is also recommended.

Healthy Living/Wellness November 1, 2016

Facebook Relaunches Safety Center In 50 Languages To Curb Bullying And Promote Safe Sharing

Facebook has released an updated Safety Center and Bullying Prevention Hub aimed to help its users properly set up privacy control settings. Additionally, Facebook will work with 60 organizations to address cyberbullying.

Internet October 25, 2016

Instagram Rolls Out New Self-Harm Prevention Tool That Allows Users To Help Friends In Need

Instagram began rolling out a new tool that allows users to report friends who may be in need of help, which could help save lives.

Apps/Software October 18, 2016

Top 10 Most Popular Foods On Twitter Reveal Health Disparity Across US Neighborhoods

Geotagged tweets from more than 603,000 users revealed that pizza and beer made it to the list of most popular foods on Twitter. What's the most tweeted-about food in the United States?

Healthy Living/Wellness October 18, 2016

These Creepy Clowns Are Now A Security Concern: The Bizarre Trend Is Spreading To Canada, UK And Australia

'Creepy clowns' are often seen waiting outside schools, wielding a knife, threatening children and chasing them down the street. The social media fad is now sweeping across the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia.

Life & Style October 9, 2016

Big Data Help CIA Predict Social Unrest 5 Days Before It Begins

The CIA started a new future-proof division, which will enable it to predict social unrest a few days before it happens. Meet the Directorate of Digital Innovation, a place where machine learning and agent expertise will come together.

Security October 7, 2016

What Is It With This Creepy Clown Craze? Unmasking The Scary Trend

As the number of creepy clown sightings increases across the United States, here’s a look of the current trend and how social media has made it even more scary.

Life & Style October 3, 2016

Twitter Moments Storytelling Feature Finally Starts Rolling Out To All Users

Twitter Moments has finally started rolling out to all users, just as Twitter promised. The storytelling feature is hitting the web at first, but will reach mobile apps soon enough.

Internet September 28, 2016

Britney Spears Launching Her Own New Social Media App, Releases New Version Of ‘Make Me’ Video [Video]

Britney Spears has announced that she is launching her own social media app. The pop star has also released an alternate version of her ‘Make Me’ video via her current ‘Britney Spears: American Dream’ game app.

Apps/Software September 24, 2016

Survey Finds Millennials Waste Time At Work On Social Media and Playing ‘Pokémon GO’

A new survey found that millennials spend a lot of time on social media and playing ‘Pokémon GO’ when on the clock at work.

Life & Style September 21, 2016

Instagram Save Draft Feature Now Open To All: Prepare Your Posts For Later Release

Instagram users, rejoice! The 'Save Draft' option that Instagram has been testing is now ready to roll out to all users.

Apps/Software September 20, 2016

Infomercial For 'Sonic Mania' Collector's Edition Is A Perfect Homage To A Classic Sega Genesis Ad

'Sonic Mania' is all about celebrating Sonic's past, and what better way to sell the game's collector's edition than by replicating one of Sega's greatest advertisements.

Video Games September 20, 2016

E! News Begins Strong Digital Content Delivery Push

E! News is beginning a strong push into digital content delivery. The network wants fans of its entertainment news to access content on mobile devices, social media and video on-demand platforms.

Internet August 23, 2016

Kardashians Called Out For Deceptive Instagram Posts, Kylie And Kim Are Biggest Offenders

The Kardashian sisters have been taken to task for posting undisclosed advertisements on their Instagram accounts. A watchdog group has found over 100 alleged violations and has threatened to contact the FTC unless the posts are amended or removed.

Internet August 23, 2016

Twitter Suspended 235,000 More Accounts: Is The Social Media Platform Doing Enough To Suppress Terrorism?

Twitter has suspended 235,000 terrorism-linked accounts on the social media platform over the past six months, which has shifted terrorism-related activities off of the platform. However, is the network doing enough in the fight against terrorism?

Internet August 19, 2016

Instagram Is Reportedly Testing Something We All Need, A ‘Save Draft’ Feature

Instagram is quietly testing a new feature that gives users the ability to save drafts. The new app functionality is getting lots of praise by those lucky enough to try it out.

Apps/Software August 10, 2016

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