Social Media
Social Media

Instagram shuts off API access for feed reading apps

If you're the developer of a third-party feed reading app for Instagram, you might need to change up your app. Instagram is giving developers until June 1, 2016, to submit their apps for review.
Photography

Don’t shoot RAW: Reuters instructs photographers to submit only JPEGs

News agency Reuters is requesting all its freelance photographers to submit only original, unedited JPEG files, not uncompressed RAW files, citing its ethics policy and a need for speed.
Social Media

Facebook user named ‘Isis’ has her account suspended

It must be a bit of a bummer when you're going about your life quite happily and an international terrorist organization lands on the scene with a name identical to yours. For Isis Anchalee, that very situation recently led to a run-in with…
Social Media

Facebook makes giving to charity easier with an integrated ‘Donate’ button

Facebook's new tools make it easier for users to donate to philanthropic causes and simpler for nonprofits to track their fundraising goals. They're rolling out in the US to start.
Social Media

Artist’s simple ‘Peace for Paris’ drawing is the Internet’s symbol for solidarity

Jean Jullien's "Peace for Paris" symbol appeared as a simple doodle after the Paris attacks, but has become a widespread symbol through social media expressing solidarity among the global community.
Social Media

Marc Andreessen just dumped a whole lot of Facebook stock — should anyone be worried?

You know who just unfriended Facebook? Marc Andreessen, who went ahead and sold 1.5 million shares of Facebook stock over the course of the last two weeks, valued at around $160 million.
Social Media

Facebook quickly turns on ‘Safety Check’ following deadly bombing in Nigeria

Facebook has activated its "Safety Check" feature after a deadly bombing in Nigeria, the second time it has done so for an event that isn't a natural disaster. The company says it will start using the service more for human conflicts.
Social Media

Tumblr wants more of your GIFs, comes up with a tool so you can easily create them

Ever wanted to easy make GIFs from your own pictures and videos, then share them on Tumblr? Now you can with GIF Maker, a new feature in Tumblr's iPhone app that simplifies the GIF making process.
Social Media

Google determined to save Google+, gives it another makeover

Any reports of Google+'s death have clearly been greatly exaggerated, as the Web giant has just rolled out a revamped version of its social network that focuses on two of its more popular features.
Social Media

Instamoms are a social media phenomenon of child fame, vanity, and money

Through social media, the hope for some parents is that their children will become famous. Part-hobby, part-industry, part-vanity, see how the “Instamom” is the new social media phenomenon.
Social Media

Twitter's emoji reactions might solve its 'heart' problem

A Twitter user recently uncovered what could be new emoji reaction buttons that could be used to respond to tweets, possibly intended to address the limitations inherent in the new heart button.
Social Media

Justin Bieber may have broken Instagram, but Facebook fixed it

In the past, every time Justin Bieber posted an image or video to Instagram, it would receive so many likes that the platform would slow to a crawl. But the problem has been fixed when it moved to Facebook's servers.
Web

Oxford Dictionaries’ Word of the Year isn’t a word – it’s an emoji

It's true, there's been a lot of fuss over emoji this past year, a factor that has persuaded Oxford Dictionaries to choose one as its "Word of the Year" for 2015.
Web

Anonymous launches ‘biggest operation ever’ against Islamic State

Hacktivist group Anonymous has posted a new video condemning the recent ISIS terror attacks in Paris, and stating that it'll continue its own war against the extremist group, which began in earnest earlier this year.
Mobile

Why did Facebook turn on Safety Check for Paris and not Beirut? Zuckerberg explains

After Facebook activated its "Safety Check" feature in the wake of the Paris terror attacks, some wondered why the company hadn't also activated it for an attack in Beirut the day before. On Sunday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg explained.
Social Media

Change your Facebook profile picture to reflect Lebanon or Kenya’s flag too

Vietnam based designer Hubert Southall is sending out a call to all graphic designers and art directors "to cover the filter void" that has ignited controversy across the Facebook user base.
Photography

Social media and how the world reacted to the tragedy in Paris

While many of us often lambast social media for its seeming frivolity, it is in moments of tragedy when the power and the humanity of social media and the people who give it life are at its peak.
Social Media

Study: A week without Facebook leads to a happier, less angry, less lonely life

The Happiness Research Institute released findings from a study showing how a group of participants who quit Facebook for a week were happier, less worried, and less lonely than a group who stayed on the social network.