Social Media
Social Media

Reuters’ new algorithm confirms once and for all that Twitter is the best place to find news

Reuters is using an algorithm to detect and verify breaking news events on Twitter. The media agency says the automated system, dubbed "Reuters News Tracer," is helping it to report stories faster than ever.
Social Media

Twitter acquires startup Yes. Inc, makes its founder VP of product

Twitter has finally found a VP of product thanks to its new acquisition. The company has snapped up San Francisco-based startup and app maker Yes Inc., with its co-founder Keith Coleman assigned the important role.
Social Media

Reddit CEO issues another apology for altered comments; new guidelines added

Despite multiple apologies, Reddit CEO Steve Huffman is continuing to incur the wrath of the contributors to a popular Donald Trump subreddit after admitting to modifying a number of obscenity-laden posts directed at him.
Social Media

Undisclosed ads on Instagram are no longer just limited to posts by celebs

Instagram's stealth advertising problem no longer encompasses just celebs. Consumer advocacy groups are now decrying the rise of "microinfluencers" who are posting undisclosed endorsements in violation of FTC guidelines.
Social Media

Pinterest’s new look business profiles boast bold slideshow design

Pinterest is launching a bold new design for business profiles with an emphasis on buyable pins. The changes offer more personalization and will be consistent across the web, and the company's iOS and Android apps.
Social Media

Twitter now lets you create your own Moments on mobile

Having launched Moments on desktop earlier this year, Twitter is capitalizing on the potential of the feature by rolling it out on its mobile apps. Unlike Snapchat and Instagram, these stories are permanent.
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How to save your Vine videos before they disappear forever

If you're one of the millions of Vine users, you might be disappointed to hear that the popular service is shutting down in the near future. Thankfully, there is a way to save your videos before they disappear forever.
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How to download Facebook photos

Ready to kick the Facebook habit or merely looking to download a local backup of your most precious moments? Here's how to do so using the social network's built-in features and a web-based app known as Pick & Zip.
Social Media

Reddit CEO warns Trump subreddit will be banned if harassment continues

Reddit CEO Steve Huffman is promising to stamp out harassment with a renewed effort to target the site's "toxic" minority. Huffman also issued a warning to a popular Trump subreddit whose users spammed him with abusive messages.
Social Media

Snapchat plans first interactive 3D lens to promote ‘Underworld: Blood Wars’

Snapchat is partnering with film studio Screen Gems on a sponsored lens for its upcoming release "Underworld: Blood Wars." The AR feature could turn out to be better than the snooze-inducing franchise it's promoting thanks to its…
Social Media

Twitter will now rank your conversations and count your tweet replies

Twitter is fine-tuning your tweet replies in order to surface what it terms “better content.” The company’s support page lists its updates to conversations, which include direct reply counts and conversation ranking.
Movies & TV

Twitter will host a ‘Rogue One’ live stream with new footage on Friday

Star Wars fans will get an early peek at footage from 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' via an upcoming live stream event on Twitter that will also feature interviews with the film's cast and creative team.