Kate Knibbs

Kate Knibbs

Former Digital Trends Contributor
Kate Knibbs is a writer from Chicago. She is very happy that her borderline-unhealthy Internet habits are rewarded with a job. You can find her at @kateknibbs on Twitter. E-mail her tips, rants, comments, and pictures of your talented animal friends at kateknibbsfreelance@gmail.com
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Social Media

NBC will stream Olympics coverage on Facebook

NBC will stream 2014 Sochi Olympics coverage on Facebook, using the social network as a promotional tool for the Winter Games. They've already got Macklemore involved...
Social Media

Facebook debuts Twitter-esque ‘Trending’ feature, highlights popular conversations

Facebook announced a new feature, "Trending," a service to show users the most popular conversations happening on the social network. It's like Twitter's Trending Topics, but less effective.
Social Media

Senator Rand Paul signs up for Snapchat, adds new platform to share his POV

Senator Rand Paul has joined Snapchat, the disappearing photo-sharing service. The opinionated politician continues to excel at social media, who's already using Twitter heavily to air his grievances.
Social Media

President Obama on young people: ‘It seems like they don’t use Facebook anymore’

President Obama was the first presidential candidate to tap into the power of social media, and he still appears in the know when it comes to what's cool to use and what's falling out of style. What's no longer cool? Facebook.
Social Media

Twitter improves targeted ads with way more specific audiences

Twitter improves targeted ads, now uses email addresses and usernames to create tailored campaigns for advertisers.
Social Media

Facebook will help Russian search engine Yandex

Russian search engine Yandex is partnering with Facebook for a mutually beneficial exchange of information for traffic. Should Google be worried?
Mobile

Snapchat deals with major spam attack

Snapchat apologized for a recent increase in spam messages in a blog post today, though once again the company didn't offer much help to users dealing with the problem.
Social Media

The Syrian Electronic Army hacks Microsoft’s Twitter accounts

The Syrian Electronic Army hacked Microsoft's blog and Twitter account over the weekend. This was the hacker collective's second attack on the tech company this month, but it's not likely to be the last.
Social Media

Twitter tests bot to help you engage with others

Want Twitter to tell you how to be better at Twitter? Your time has come: Twitter is testing a new bot called Achievements that DMs users some analytics to help them engage with other users.
Social Media

Now anyone can email you using Google+, even if they don’t know your email address

Google announced a new integration between Google+ and Gmail, and it allows people to send each other emails using Google+. It's weird and invasive.
Social Media

From healthcare support to blaming Obama: the evolution of a Facebook meme

Facebook's Data Science team took a look at how memes evolve on the social network, examining a status update about Obamacare that went viral in 2009 as an example.
Social Media

Facebook’s latest acquisition is all about Android apps

In its first acquisition from India, Facebook has struck a deal with Bangalore-based startup Little Eye Labs, an Android-centric service that monitors and analyzes app performance.