A snail mail code will provide added security against ad fraud on Facebook

A snail mail code will provide added security against ad fraud on Facebook

Social Media February 20, 2018 0

Facebook is continuing to build on their list of new policies to prevent political ad fraud by using a mailed postcard to verify a U.S. location. The mailed access code joins a list of other changes expected to be in place this year. The post A snail mail code... Read more
Twitter is killing its Mac app, but do you even really care?

Twitter is killing its Mac app, but do you even really care?

Social Media February 20, 2018 0

Twitter said on Friday that it’s discontinuing the Twitter for Mac app. The company removed its app from the Mac App Store and will stop supporting the currently-installed app in 30 days. As an alternative, Twitter says Mac owners can get the “full” Twitter experience using their web browser. Meanwhile,... Read more
Should Governments Moderate Social Media — or the Networks?

Should Governments Moderate Social Media — or the Networks?

Social Media February 19, 2018 0

Maskot/Getty Images Criticism for hate speech, extremism, fake news and other content that violates community standards has the largest social media networks strengthening policies, adding staff, and re-working algorithms. In the Social (Net)Work Series, we explore social media moderation, looking at what works and what doesn’t, while examining possibilities... Read more
Are you #stoked or #overit? The complete guide to hashtags on social media

Are you #stoked or #overit? The complete guide to hashtags on social media

Social Media February 18, 2018 0

Still don’t know what a hashtag is? Never fear! Be prepared to be #blessed with everything you need to know about hashtags, including how to craft the perfect tag, where to use it, and how they have shaped social media. The post Are you #stoked or #overit? The complete... Read more
Twitter ends support for its Mac application

Twitter ends support for its Mac application

Social Media February 18, 2018 0

After years of less than ideal support, Twitter has announced that it will be killing off its Mac application. The company sent out a tweet saying that it had pulled the app from Apple’s App Store and the web. Support for the Twitter for Mac app will end in... Read more
8 things you need to know about the Russian social media election ads

8 things you need to know about the Russian social media election ads

Social Media February 17, 2018 0

Facebook, Twitter, and Google have now testified before Congress on multiple occasions about Russian election ads and formal charges have been filed. So what do social media users need to know about those ads? We break it down. The post 8 things you need to know about the Russian... Read more
Social Feed: Embeds might be iIllegal, Vimeo adds simultaneous live-streams

Social Feed: Embeds might be iIllegal, Vimeo adds simultaneous live-streams

Social Media February 17, 2018 0

In this week’s social feed, separate lawsuits mean embeds could violate copyright, private posts can be used in court, and Facebook might be violating German privacy laws. Also: Vimeo is adding new tools and Facebook is expanding Community Help. The post Social Feed: Embeds might be iIllegal, Vimeo adds... Read more
As Facebook downplays news, Twitter gives breaking videos a prominent spot

As Facebook downplays news, Twitter gives breaking videos a prominent spot

Social Media February 16, 2018 0

As social media platforms face the backlash of fake news, networks are changing how news is displayed in the feeds. Facebook is showing less news — but now Twitter is doing the opposite and placing live, breaking news videos in a prominent spot at the side of user’s timelines.... Read more
A million Snapchatters protest app redesign but CEO sticks by it

A million Snapchatters protest app redesign but CEO sticks by it

Social Media February 16, 2018 0

Snapchat’s major update, which is still being rolled out, created “a whole new Snapchat,” according to its CEO. But it seems to have upset a lot of people, with more than a million users having so far signed a protest petition. The post A million Snapchatters protest app redesign... Read more
Tinder follows Bumble’s lead with upcoming women-talk-first feature

Tinder follows Bumble’s lead with upcoming women-talk-first feature

Social Media February 16, 2018 0

Tinder, the crown jewel in Match Group’s dating empire, is following the lead of Bumble, one of its biggest competitors. This week Match Group CEO Many Ginsburg announced that the company would introduce a women-talk-first feature in a future Tinder update during an interview on MarketWatch. While Ginsburg said... Read more