Social Media
Social Media

Facebook just banned medical marijuana dispensary pages

Looking for medical marijuana? Take your search off Facebook. According to local reports in New Jersey, a state that has legalized the sale of cannabis for medical purposes, the social media giant has begun deleting dispensary pages,
Mobile

Swipe right for Sanders, swipe left for spammers

Unwanted or not, Sen. Bernie Sanders is getting a lot of visibility in an unexpected place -- Tinder. Now, the popular hook-up app has blocked a few supporters, citing them as spamming.
Social Media

Twitter has closed 125,000 accounts suspected of promoting terrorism

Twitter revealed that, since 2015, it has shut down 125,000 accounts suspected of "threatening or promoting terrorist acts." Twitter details its efforts, which include working with law enforcement and counterterrorism groups.
Social Media

LinkedIn shares fall 40 percent, reducing market cap by $10 billion

LinkedIn shares fell by 40 percent early Friday morning, reducing the company's market capitalization by $10 billion. The company also announced that it will stop selling ads that mine user data to create sponsored content.
Social Media

Facebook update did not intentionally disable Crypter encryption app, company says 1:15

Crypter, an encryption tool that lets you secure Facebook messages, was rendered unusable after an update. While Crypter speculates it was intentionally blocked, Facebook says the problem lies within Crypter's code.
Home Theater

Google reveals Justin Bieber video is most complained about clip on YouTube

A senior Google exec has revealed that the YouTube video users have flagged as inappropriate the most amount of times comes courtesy of Justin Bieber.
Movies & TV

This infamous Twitter saga will become James Franco’s next film

Zola Tells All, a Rolling Stone article about two strippers' insane trip to Florida, originally told through tweets, is set to become a film. James Franco will direct the upcoming adaptation of the stripper saga.
Social Media

We’re not sure if #BeforeFacebookI makes us want to laugh or cry

While Facebook is celebrating its 12th birthday on Friends Day, others are remembering back to a time before the social network ruled (or ruined) their lives, with comedic results.
Social Media

Facebook users have 3.5 degrees of separation from one another, data shows

It's not a milestone, but Facebook is bringing a lot of attention to its 12th birthday. Its research team released data that shows how close Facebook users are to one another. Plus, custom Friends Day video and #BeforeFacebookI.
Social Media

Twitter is testing a dedicated GIF button on its mobile app

Twitter users have spotted a dedicated GIF button on the platform's mobile app, which gives them access to trending and categorized GIFs. Selected users are already tweeting out GIFs using the new feature.
Social Media

Facebook will have 5 billion users by 2030 predicts Mark Zuckerberg

Mark Zuckerberg claims that 5 billion users will be on Facebook by 2030. The announcement comes as the social network celebrates its 12th anniversary by emphasising its role in helping people create friendships online.
Social Media

Instagram increases video ads to 60 seconds, though you’re stuck with 15

Instagram ads are getting longer. And longer. Kicking off with 15 second messages in 2014, the company extended the max running time to 30 seconds last year. Now brands can post minute-long ads. Regular users, however, still only get 15…