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Researchers Examined Facebook Profiles Of People Who Post Anti-Vaccination Messages Online: Here's What They Learned

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

Researcher Finds Link Between Increased Calorie Intake In Children And Social Media Use

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

There Might Soon Be A ‘Hide Tweet’ Option On Twitter

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 Blocks Search Results For Vaccinations To Prevent Spread Of Misinformation

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 Is Great For Mental Health, Says Acclaimed ‘Gold Standard’ Study

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

Viral 10-Year Challenge Sparks Wave Of Climate Change Posts On Social Media

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

Getting Hooked On Social Media Very Similar To Gambling And Drug Addiction, Says Study

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

Girls Twice More Likely To Be Affected By Social Media-Linked Depression Compared To Boys

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

Internal Facebook E-mails Unveil Social Network's Controversial Practices

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

New Twitter Features Being Tested: Threaded Replies And Online Status Indicator

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

Instagram Testing Feature For College Students To Connect With Schoolmates

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

Facebook Users Given Trustworthiness Scores In Ongoing Battle Against Fake News

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

Instagram Accounts Are Being Hacked: Here’s How To Protect Yours

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 Officially Shuts Down Friend List Feeds: What Were They For, Exactly?

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

Facebook Will Be More Aggressive About Its Underage Policy

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 Have A 50 Percent Higher Chance Of Suffering From Depression Than Their Mothers

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

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

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