Do you even know all the features? The world is more mobile-oriented than ever before, but with so many people and businesses using social media to sell their products or lifestyle content, it can be difficult to know how to stand out. Instagram introduced a Snapchat-inspired Stories feature in 2016, with Facebook adopting a similar … Continue reading Step-by-Step Tips to Creating Impactful Social Media Stories
Facebook Using Human ‘News Tab’ Curators Is Admission Of Editorial Responsibility
Finally the social media company puts a foot right in the ongoing battle against fake news and disinformation Facebook plans to use journalists as part of efforts to restore its reputation as a reputable source of information with a new mobile app ‘News Tab’ initiative. What will the ‘News Tab’ involve? The new ‘News Tab’ … Continue reading Facebook Using Human ‘News Tab’ Curators Is Admission Of Editorial Responsibility
Streaming Services Gear Up For A Battle of the Budgets
Apple TV+ and Disney+ are splashing the cash, but is that enough to tempt consumers away from Netflix? Apple is gearing up for a battle of the budgets when it comes to producing content for its new streaming service, Apple TV+. Apple has released a trailer for The Morning Show, an original series starring Jennifer Aniston, … Continue reading Streaming Services Gear Up For A Battle of the Budgets
Facebook Lets Users Control Data Shared By Apps And Websites
Facebook’s latest commitment to user privacy is underwhelming to say the least Ina statement released yesterday, Facebook announced a new way for social media users to view and control their off-Facebook activity. The new Off-Facebook Activity tool will let people see a summary of the apps and websites that send Facebook information about things they are looking … Continue reading Facebook Lets Users Control Data Shared By Apps And Websites
Vanity Is At The Root Of Our Global Data Problem
The Cambridge Analytica scandal was an inevitable consequence of human egotism In Cambridge, Massachusetts in 2003, Harvard student Mark Zuckerberg created an online programme called ‘Facemash’, which allowed users to compare photos of fellow students’ faces and select the one they found more attractive. The programme spread quickly amongst his peers at the university, for … Continue reading Vanity Is At The Root Of Our Global Data Problem
Facebook Workers Were Paid To Transcribe User Voice Recordings
At this point are we even surprised at the ways the platform has breached users’ privacy? In the last 24 hours, Bloomberg and the BBC reported that hundreds of workers were paid to transcribe voice recordings of Facebook users. Facebook, which was fined $5bn by the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for its role Cambridge Analytica privacy violations, is … Continue reading Facebook Workers Were Paid To Transcribe User Voice Recordings
The Deliberate Dissemination of Fake News Is A Democratic Threat
Fake news is being wilfully disseminated by a substantial minority of the population and this is a huge threat to the democratic process. It’s no secret that fake news is making it harder for people to keep up with current affairs. According to a Pew Research study, about two-thirds of Americans said doctored videos and … Continue reading The Deliberate Dissemination of Fake News Is A Democratic Threat
Amazon Alexa: The best friend you never knew you wanted or an over-priced gimmick?
Echo, what's that? Alexa is an intelligent personal assistant developed by Amazon, which is integrated with Amazon Echo, Amazon Dot, and Amazon Tap devices. Presently, Alexa products are only available in the US, Germany and the UK, but there are plans for the company to introduce the voice-activated smart speaker Echo to India in the … Continue reading Amazon Alexa: The best friend you never knew you wanted or an over-priced gimmick?