Social Media
Social Media

Periscope Android update lets you fast-forward and rewind video replays

Periscope is updating its Android app to include fast-forward and rewind options for video replays. The new functions are also available on the Web version of the Twitter-owned video broadcasting service.
Social Media

Snapchat takes on Facebook in video views, triples traffic since spring

Snapchat's video traffic has tripled since May to six billion views daily, it was revealed Sunday. In the battle for video views, Snapchat appears to be catching Facebook, a social network with more than 10 times as many users.
Social Media

Busted! Guy who used Twitter to manipulate stock market indicted

A Scottish trader who manipulated the U.S. stock market via a number of fake Twitter accounts, costing shareholders millions of dollars, has been indicted by the SEC for fraud.
Social Media

What’s Tsu.co? Facebook doesn’t want you to know

Tsu.co, seen as a competitor to the Zuckerberg empire, is apparently so despised by Facebook that you literally cannot even post about it, even in a private message. Try it -- you'll get the same message I did.
Web

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.
Photography

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.