Social Media

A woman shared her tragic story of how social media kept targeting her with baby ads after she had a stillbirth

Source: The Washington Post Gillian Brockell At one of the saddest times of her life, Gillian Brockell kept seeing ads on social media that twisted the knife in her wound. In an open letter posted to Twitter and addressed to “Tech Companies,” the Washington Post opinion video editor says she continued to be targeted with motherhood ads after learning that her ... Read More »

I quit Instagram and Facebook and it made me a lot happier — and that’s a big problem for social media companies

Why quitting Instagram and Facebook made me happier   3:16 PM ET Wed, 5 Dec 2018 | 03:16 The first time I truly took a break from social media was in 2015, at a summer camp for burned-out adults called “Camp Grounded.” There were three rules: Take a camp name of your choosing, like Luna or Huckleberry, avoid talking about “W,” ... Read More »

Back to basics: Measuring your social media efforts with unique acquisition channels

Segregating paid, organic and social activity in analytics clarifies the activity that drives which type of conversion   Most organizations are spending a considerable amount of money and resources on their social media marketing efforts. These efforts generally take the form of three types of effort – organic, paid and promoted (also referred to as owned, paid and earned). No ... Read More »

The colossal guide to social media terms for 2019

2019 is fast approaching, and it won’t be without its fair share of new trends, new technology and new social media terms. So to make sure you’re prepared for whatever it has to offer, we’ve compiled a colossal list of 100 basic definitions that you’ll need to know. media update’s Jenna Cook takes a look at terms you need to ... Read More »

Apple is selling refurbished iPhone 8 and 8 Plus starting at $499

Apple has started selling refurbished versions of the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus from last year. You can find both in its online store. The refurb iPhone 8 with 64GB of storage can be yours for $499, which is $100 less than its regular price. The 64GB iPhone 8 Plus in refurbished form is $599, also $100 less than ... Read More »

How a German Social-Media Company Tamed the Trolls

  When German social-media app Jodel was five months old, its founder Alessio Avellan Borgmeyer noticed a potential problem: while more people were logging on, a small number of users weren’t the community he had hoped to attract. They were posting offensive comments and pressuring other users to submit naked photos. Apple Inc. also saw a problem. The naked photos ... Read More »

Twitter Permanently Bans Alex Jones, Infowars, Citing Abuse

HIGHLIGHTS Last month, Twitter banned Jones and Infowars for seven days Was taken down because we were popular, said Jones On Wednesday, Jones attended a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing Twitter on Thursday permanently banned US conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and his website Infowars from its platform and Periscope, saying in a tweet that the accounts had violated its behaviour policies. “As we continue to increase ... Read More »

Facebook Removes Burmese Translation Feature After Reuters Report

HIGHLIGHTS Reuters article showed that the translation feature was flawed Facebook a useful instrument for those spreading hate: UN investigators Some 7 lakh Rohingya have fled Myanmar Facebook has removed a feature that allowed users to translate Burmese posts and comments after a Reuters report showed the tool was producing bizarre results. A Reuters investigation published on August 15 documented how Facebook was ... Read More »

Facebook Researcher Tied to Cambridge Analytica Quits

HIGHLIGHTS Facebook declined to explain why Joseph Chancellor left the company He worked as quantitative researcher on its User Experience Research team Facebook has been under the scanner of lawmakers after the data scandal After becoming infamous for helping the controversial British political consultancy firm Cambridge Analytica harvest tens of millions of Facebook users’ profiles, a psychology researcher with the social networking ... Read More »

Facebook’s Aloha AI Voice Assistant, Portal Smart Speaker Mention Spotted in Messenger App

Facebook’s smart speaker ‘Portal’ and voice assistant ‘Aloha’ have been spotted in a new leak HIGHLIGHTS Facebook’s rumoured Aloha AI assistant leaked again The new feature was found inside Facebook and Messenger Android apps It can connect to external Wi-Fi or Bluetooth devices Facebook has already been quite late in joining the voice computing revolution, but it might just be ready ... Read More »