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Facebook is testing a downvote button with some users to further depict the quality of social media it has in mind. The new feature is expected to allow users to label comments as “offensive,” “off topic” or “misleading,” before the content is hidden from their view. Facebook downvote button was activated for some users (only in the US) on February 8, in the comment section of posts “within Facebook groups.” According to the Daily Beast, they received some screenshot from some of the downvote-enabled users, and a spokesperson from Fa...
We make use of the social networking sites on a daily basis. It brings to us new ideas and news from all across the globe. But it is also a fact that social media can never be trusted with whatever you read. We hate to admit that we too make use of the social networking sites more than we should but then at least we know (or we feel so) that we need to be more cautious than ever! Technology has taken over humans in a way that is shocking and mind-boggling. The internet then came into play and took over people’s lives in unimaginable ...
Whoever controls social media, controls the world. In the 21st century cultural landscape, social-media-follower counts far exceed tabloid’s paid circulation. Official announcements or statements are sent to PR companies and major media outlets anymore, they’re directly published by uploading a screenshot to Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. For better or worse, whoever seems to have figured it out has the power to change the world. The Arab Spring is one of the best-known examples of how we can use social media to do some good to the...
Last year, a group of people launched an app called Houseparty. Houseparty is an app that comes from the ones who brought us the live streaming app Meerat. Meerat was an app that initiated a feature of group video chat. Eventually, Meerat saw competition in the form of Facebook Live and Periscope owned by Twitter. After this, the owner of the app, Ben Rubin and his team built another app- Houseparty, as reported by The Verge. In this app, a user gets notified whenever his friends have the app opened. Moreover, it invites the user to v...
The latest shocking news revealed by The Guardian in its series of reports is regarding the guidelines for content pertaining to threats, violence, etc. on the social media site Facebook. It is not just two or three reports, but a complete series that include thousands of internal documents. The Facebook rules leaked are regarding the rules and regulations set up by the social media platform that determines what content remains on its site. Among these leaked rules are those that cover content regulations for threats, violence, and nu...
Facebook is not just a stand-alone app; it has a family of apps. Have you ever seen that pictures you post on Instagram can also be uploaded on Facebook with just one click? Also, you can have conversations with your Facebook friends using Messenger. Even though these are different apps, they belong to the same family, the Facebook family. Seemingly, the Facebook family is now moving towards a new feature, the cross platform notifications. Facebook Family getting Intertwined for Notifications All the three apps are personally te...
On April 12, Facebook Inc. made an official blog post informing that it has made improvements in protecting the integrity of Facebook activities. Facebook is targeting fake news highly aiming at fake accounts. The California company is rolling out major changes making fake accounts creation a tough task. Facebook believes that meaningful connections are only possible through authentic interactions. As Facebook fake accounts create and spread spam; the social platform’s team wants to focus on keeping off such kind of inauthentic activi...
Apparently, Facebook is using its popularity for a good cause. The flagship social network is launching its first nationwide voter registration drive. This is an attempt to urge all the citizens of U.S to participate in the voting process. This is a special feature which will appear on the homepage of the people of U.S to encourage them to vote. Facebook hopes that through this feature, the number of voters might improve. This is because majority of the people check their Facebook newsfeed regularly and hence such a reminder will be u...
Those users who have installed ad blocking software to avoid advertisements on the browser will begin seeing ads on the desktop version of Facebook, essentially bypassing ad blockers. In a move that will favor publishers, the social network on Tuesday outlined changes to the ad experience on the site, including the company's new plan by which the advertisements on the platform can get past ad blocking software forcing visitors to see ads on the site. The world's biggest social media company says it is giving users easier ways to id...
Here's some of the most recent tech news that you need to know. It includes major announcements from some of the Silicon Valley giants and tech things that are going around the world right now. We’ve picked 10 most important tech news and here they are: Uber Uber is trying to get cyclists from various established food delivery startups for its UberEATS platform, which is going to launch soon in the United Kingdom. The unicorn company is especially focusing on the riders from the startup named Take Eat Easy and Deliveroo, who ar...