Social Media

What happens to your social media when you die?

Photo: Matt Rourke, Associated Press A law went into effect Sept. 1 in Texas that allows estate executors, guardians and trustees to gain access to the digital assets of those who died. The digital property could include photos saved to an internet platform, digital music library, emails and credit card loyalty points. Aaron Dobbs, an estate lawyer in Houston, sat ... Read More »

Our view: A break from social media

Social media have profoundly changed our lives and society, sometimes for the better though not always. The latest evidence for the wisdom of taking Facebook in moderation comes from a pair of professors whose research suggests that social platforms influence students’ views of themselves, and not necessarily for the good. Digital networks such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and the like ... Read More »

How to become a social media pro

Social media has become an integral part of today’s lifestyle and there are millions of posts everyday on multiple social media sites. But how do you make sure that you stand out from the crowd? Here are some tips and tricks to help you make a mark online. Use Free Stock Images Social posts with a visual or two always catch ... Read More »

Facebook Partners Nielsen to Unveil Ad Performance Measurement Solutions

HIGHLIGHTS Facebook, Nielsen launch “Nielsen Total Brand Effect with Lift” solution Advertisers can interpret their cross-platform results Available to eligible advertisers via their Facebook representative In a bid to provide brands way to compare advertisements performances, Facebook has introduced new measurement solutions that will enable advertisers to see the impact of their ad campaigns on the social networking platform and TV. Facebook, ... Read More »

Microsoft, Facebook Complete the Highest-Capacity Subsea Cable to Cross the Atlantic

HIGHLIGHTS Microsoft, Facebook, Telxius have laid a 6,598 km cable The cable is capable of transmitting 160 terabits of data per second Speed delivered by Marea can stream 71 million HD videos simultaneously In an incredible feat, Microsoft, Facebook and the telecom infrastructure company Telxius have laid a 6,598 km cable across the Atlantic Ocean that is capable of transmitting 160 terabits of ... Read More »

Instagram Doubles Monthly Active Advertisers to Over 2 Million

HIGHLIGHTS Time spent watching video on Instagram is up more than 80 percent YoY Number of videos produced per day has increased by 4X from last year Businesses are finding more opportunities to connect with their audiences Facebook-owned photo-sharing platform Instagram on Tuesday announced it has doubled its advertiser base in the past six months to reach over two million monthly active ... Read More »

WhatsApp: Here’s a List of New Features Introduced and Spotted in 2017

HIGHLIGHTS In 2017, WhatsApp introduced many features in beta and stable versions Most notable is the new Status feature WhatsApp has also been testing the new Recall feature for months now WhatsApp is the most popular messaging app in the world, used by over 1.2 billion people worldwide and 200 million in India alone. Despite its success, the Facebook-owned company has not become ... Read More »

Ello, Ello – Two Days In, the Hottest New Social Network is Pretty Dull

Ever since the rise and rise of Facebook, we’ve seen one company after another come up to try and become the next world conquering social network. Ello is the latest in a long line of platforms that have been described as the next big thing but judging by our first brush with the network, Zuckerberg and company have nothing to worry about ... Read More »

Study: Social media bots aren’t just annoying, they’re used to sway opinions

Social media bots may be behind a number of annoying comments in order to gain followers to sell a product but a recent study suggests bots are also being used on social media to sway political opinions. In the annual Freedom of the Net study, Freedom House found that at least 20 countries used political bots, while 30 paid human commentators ... Read More »

Venezuelan telecoms regulator to monitor social media posts

Venezuela’s government is extending its authority over the telecommunications sector to include social media websites. Communications Minister Jorge Rodriguez said Monday that the National Telecommunications Commission will monitor social media posts that “spread hate” online. The announcement came a week after the newly installed constitutional assembly passed a law threatening prison sentences up to 20 years for anybody spreading any ... Read More »