Police in Connecticut are searching for a fugitive who made a deal to turn himself in if his wanted poster gets 15,000 likes on Facebook. The deal was reached, but the suspect is still on the run.
Viral May 24, 2019
Twitter joined Facebook and YouTube in the fight against the spread of misinformation online. The social media platform has announced a new tool that will prevent users from encountering anti-vaccine content.
Public Health May 17, 2019
A scientific study suggested that a person's profile photo and images posted on Twitter could indicate depression and anxiety. The study used artificial intelligence and specific algorithms to flag certain users with such mental illnesses.
Healthy Living/Wellness May 16, 2019
At the end of the century, there will be more than 1 billion memorial pages on Facebook than living users. Researchers from Oxford believes that their findings have implications on the legacy and history of the current generation of users.
Public Health April 30, 2019
Research showed that the acceleration of popular content is driven by the increasing production and consumption of content. This information overload resulted in decreasing global attention span on individual topics.
Feature | Health April 22, 2019
Anti-vaccination campaigns are spreading like wildfire on social media platforms. In a new study, researchers classify the anti-vaccination Facebook users into four distinct sub-groups.
Public Health March 21, 2019
Children who use social media, particularly YouTube, are getting exposed to marketing through influencers. New research found that children who saw vloggers endorse junk food are also likely to eat junk food, such as chocolate bars and cookies.
Healthy Living/Wellness March 4, 2019
Twitter has confirmed that it’s working on a feature that lets users hide certain replies. Some, however, have expressed concern that the option might lead to censorship.
Internet March 1, 2019
Pinterest will no longer return search results about vaccinations, whether for or against them. This is in line with the social network's policies to prevent the spread of misinformation.
Public Health February 22, 2019
Deleting Facebook might do wonders for your mental health. A major new study found that unplugging from the site resulted in improved well-being, happiness, reduced anxiety, and more.
Healthy Living/Wellness February 1, 2019
The 10-year challenge showed how bad the rising temperature is impacting the environment around the world. Glaciers and ice sheets are melting because of global warming, threatening a rapid rise in sea level.
Earth/Environment January 18, 2019
New research wants professionals to treat excessive social media use seriously. In a study, they found that those who spend more time logged into Facebook or Instagram performed badly in an exercise that tests decision-making skills.
Healthy Living/Wellness January 12, 2019
More teenage girls experience depressive symptoms linked to heavy social media use than teenage boys, a study found. Researchers also revealed that more teenage girls have experienced online harassment and cyberbullying.
Healthy Living/Wellness January 4, 2019
Facebook internal emails sent between 2012 and 2015 revealed that the social media giant engaged in controversial practices. The UK parliament released the correspondence, which was disclosed by Facebook as part of a lawsuit.
Business Tech December 6, 2018
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and product head Sara Haider tested the microblogging platform's 'Threaded Replies' and 'Online Status Indicator' features on Friday. Haider mentioned that the said features are set to make Twitter more conversational.
Apps/Software September 3, 2018
With the hopes of attracting more users, popular photo-messaging application Instagram is reportedly testing a 'college community feature' that would enhance the experience of every student. Instagram said that the test is still in its initial stages.
Apps/Software August 28, 2018
Popular social media platform Facebook has started assigning reputation scores to its users to determine their trustworthiness. The platform is rating user's credibility on a scale of zero to one.
Internet August 22, 2018
Hundreds of Instagram users had been logged out of their accounts and found out that their e-mail, username, and mobile number were altered. Here are ways to make sure your accounts are secure.
Apps/Software August 15, 2018
Facebook made its friend list feeds unavailable. The lesser-known feature allowed its users to see posts from a designated friends list, which resulted in a more personalized news feed.
Internet August 10, 2018
In response to a documentary that revealed Facebook’s lax attitude toward verification of underage users, the company has pledged to be more aggressive about enforcing its policies on underage accounts. Going forward, they will be deleted immediately.
Internet July 20, 2018
Pregnant millennial women are more likely to suffer from depression than their mothers did, a new study found. The research suggested that social media and social changes were to blame.
Public Health July 13, 2018
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
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
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 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 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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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 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
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
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
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 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
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 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 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 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