Social Media

Requesting ‘Do Not Track’ settings? Companies are just laughing in your face

Do Not Track requests are just that and only that, requests. And according to the Federal Communications Commission, they're requests that don't have to be, and often aren't, honored.
Social Media

Just press harder — Instagram experimenting with 3D Touch ads and Apple Pay

Instagram is taking things to the next level -- and this time, it's not about its filters. Instagram is now testing 3D Touch ads that allow you to purchase various items with Apple Pay.
Social Media

Adele admits her team banned her from Twitter for drunk tweeting

If you're a global superstar with millions of Twitter followers, one dodgy tweet after a boozy night out could result in a bigger-than-usual headache the next morning. Fearing just that, Adele has admitted her management team checks all her…
Social Media

Don't expect quick responses from retailers on social media, study says

While social media provides faster customer service, a new study shows retailers ignore over 80 percent of messages sent via social media, especially during the holiday shopping season.
Social Media

Facebook’s Music Stories allows iPhone users to share snippets on News Feeds

The social media giant will integrate 30-second clips of songs from Spotify and Apple Music on newsfeeds for its iOS app, making for a convenient way to share streaming music from your iPhone.
Social Media

A seventh of the world’s population visits Facebook every day

Facebook has confirmed that one billion people view their News Feed everyday, and 1.4 billion people check on mobile once a month. That puts Facebook in a category only Google and Tencent can match.

Flickr app for iOS 9 adds 3D Touch, Spotlight search for faster navigation

Flickr's updated app for iOS 9 adds support for 3D Touch. With a press and hold on the screen, you can now pull up Quick Actions and easier photo scrolling. You can also now search your Flickr photos via Spotlight.
Social Media

Good ol’ Charlie Brown and the Peanuts gang find success in social media

Although a comic strip originating in the 1950s, Peanuts retains old fans and gains new ones through successful campaigns on various social media platforms, helping it to stay relevant even in a new era.
Social Media

Facebook AI Research teams share new milestones and developments 3:00

Facebook's AI Research team is working on a number of developments including groundbreaking research that gives machines the technology to provide images with descriptions allowing blind people to see what's going on.
Social Media

How to win a Brit over on a first date? Order some grilled chicken

The dating app, Clover, has released data revealing that singles in the U.K. prefer first dates at Nando's, a popular chicken restaurant. In the U.S., Starbucks tops the list, but daters in both regions prefer casual spots.
Social Media

Most patients are comfortable sharing social media with their doctors

Despite data breaches and privacy concerns, most patients trust sharing their social media profiles and information with their doctors and medical providers, according to a recent study.
Movies & TV

Free stream! Starz posts first episode of Ash vs. Evil Dead on Facebook

If you missed the premiere of Starz's Ash vs. Evil Dead on Halloween, fear not. Thanks to the comedy horror show's official Facebook page, the first episode is now available for free streaming.