YouTube introduced in 2021, months after its release in India. The feature came as an answer to TikTok, which had already taken the world by storm. While YouTube is still ahead of TikTok in terms of popularity, the company’s Shorts service is nowhere near TikTok. But YouTube is making constant efforts to catch up in […]
You probably send dozens of emojis during any given day -- but have you ever stopped to wonder where emojis come from, or who designs them? Go behind the scenes of the process of building an emoji with the team that created the firecracker emoji, as well as the red gift envelope and moon cake.
Facebook offers a few simple toggles to turn off ad tracking settings -- but those settings are only a portion of what Facebook users to deliver ads. So what should privacy-concerned users do about Facebook ad trackers?
When your Facebook account gets hacked, the company offers little in the way of customer service reps to help you out. Users and consumer advocates say Facebook's customer support system unacceptably bad, and users whose accounts have been compromised get little help -- or none at all.
At Facebook's F8 developer conference, the company emphasized its desire to take a more hands-on approach to privacy over the future. But what, exactly, will a more privacy-focused Facebook end up looking like?
Looking for inspiration for your next destination? Here are the top 50 destinations in the Americas, according to Instagram hashtags anyways. From Disney to Yosemite, these are some of the most Instagrammed locations to visit.
From OKCupid to Bumble, a variety of online dating apps still elbow for superiority, but look at the numbers and the verdict is clear: Tinder wins by a mile. Here’s why the swiping model can’t be beat.
Bored? Hungry? A new app called WYD may be able to help. WYD encourages users to explore places to eat or things to do using emojis. Users can also create a map of favorite locations or share them with friends.
A recent MIT study suggests that fake news spreads farther, faster and deeper than the real thing. But before you go pointing fingers, the study eliminated bots and influencers, suggesting instead that the root of the problem may be human nature.
In a 5-hour Senate hearing, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg addressed privacy concerns in the wake of Cambridge Analytica. Lawmakers have already introduced the first bill in response -- so is Facebook on the edge of another big change?
Social media creates a platform for speaking up and sharing information, but that same platform makes possible fake news, spam bots, and “information cocoons.” We asked three experts to weigh in on how social media influences democracy.
In social media moderation, what tasks can artificial intelligence handle, and which ones are best left up to humans? We talked to a few AI experts to find out the strengths and weaknesses of A.I. moderation.
So what were the most popular posts on Twitter this year? The list of the platform's top tweets is in. A plea for free chicken nuggets was the most re-tweeted while Trump topics took half the top activism hashtags.
In 2011, messaging app Line capitalized on the increasing popularity of smartphones to become a massive hit. Now, it wants to do the same with artificial intelligence, and it’s going about it in a unique way.
Instead of staring through a smartphone screen when recording your kids' recital, you can use FrontRow, a wearable camera that lets you go hands-free. It packs a handful of live-streaming apps, such as Facebook Live and YouTube Live.
There's a social network for everything, these days -- even fishermen. Enter Fishbrain, an internet community for like-minded anglers to brag about their biggest catches, get fishing condition forecasts, and more.
With Facebook, Google, and other sites covertly curating content to our liking, we don't spend enough time listening to other people's viewpoints, and when you throw fake news into the mix, that becomes a real problem.
Snapchat, to anyone not already on the social network, looks confusing, weird, and almost impenetrable. It turns out that beneath the surface is a creative, entertaining community that may just be worth the effort to join.
Facebook Live is a global live-streaming phenomenon, and no one is using it to interact with fans quite like comedians. This list brings together the most frequent (and funniest) live-streamers on Facebook that are sure to make you laugh.