Social Media
Social Media

YouTube donation cards let viewers donate money to charity without leaving site

YouTube has rolled out a new Donations Card feature that lets creators raise money for a non-profit charity of their choice, directly from their videos. As a result, viewers will be able to contribute money without ever leaving…
Social Media

Turmoil at Twitter: Four top executives leave company, some for competitors

Twitter executives Katie Jacobs Stanton, Kevin Weil, Skip Shipper, and Alex Roetter are leaving the struggling social media company. Weil will be taking over the same position at Facebook-owned Instagram.
Mobile

Need a new friend, ladies? Swipe right on Hey! Vina

There's now a concept similar to Tinder for creating truly platonic relationships based on mutual friends, proximity, and in-app quiz data. So download Hey! Vina, and swipe right for a new gal pal.
Mobile

The face of Microsoft Windows Phone uses an iPhone

It's kinda tough to represent brand loyalty when you don't practice it yourself. Especially when you're the face of Microsoft's Windows Phone and you're caught tweeting with an iPhone.
Social Media

Instagramming about marijuana could result in 6-figure fine, jail time

A new report warns Instagram users posting images of themselves smoking weed could face a fine and jail time in states with harsh anti-marijuana laws. Fines of up to $150,000 and an 18 month jail sentence could be handed down.
Photography

Don’t just record the action with a GoPro, broadcast it live with Periscope

GoPro now supports live broadcasting from a Hero4 Black or Silver camera, thanks to a newly announced integration with Periscope. The feature lets you stream footage in real-time to the Periscope community.
Social Media

What does Mark Zuckerberg’s wardrobe say about him?

Mark Zuckerberg's latest Facebook post reveals what the tech mogul wears to work. The status, which has now been shared over a million times, offers an exclusive glimpse into Zuckerberg's distinct fashion style.
Social Media

Researchers develop sarcasm detector for Twitter, and that’s no joke

Researchers have figured out how to detect sarcasm on Twitter at an 85 percent rate of accuracy through evaluating the profile, history of content, user details, and information in the user's profile.
Photography

Shutterstock data provides a peek of what to expect in video and photo in 2016

Shutterstock's 2016 Creative Trends data includes the videos, images, music, cultural, and social trends, in various parts of the world, that are likely to dominate the Internet in the new year.
Social Media

Twitter trying to boost engagement by removing ads for top users

Looking for ways to boost engagement on the social media site, Twitter appears to be removing ads from the timelines of some of its most active users.
Cool Tech

Google Glass is removed from Twitter and Instagram

While Google ended its Explorer program for Glass testers a year ago, the device's social media accounts limped on. However, with no relaunch for consumers in sight, the company has finally decided to ditch those, too.
Social Media

Instagram is rapidly increasing the number of ads users see

Risking negative feedback and lower interaction rates from core users, Facebook has opened up the spigot for serving ads on Instagram. Many of these ads are video clips rather than traditional banner ads.