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There have been lots of back-to-back privacy scandals on Facebook for the past years, including a spread of negative news that won’t stop. However, the company’s earnings sheet tells a different story. Facebook’s fourth-quarter earnings report indicates that the social media giant did a double. It exceeded revenue expectations and as well had massive growth in users. As of December 2018, Facebook daily active user base was over 1.52 billion, according to the report. This is about 9 percent increase year over year. Facebook also recor...
Facebook is reportedly planning to score the ‘trustworthiness’ of its users individually, in an effort to effectively manage content flagging abuse embarked by many on contents they disagree with. The initiative could be ironic. Most Americans believe that Facebook cannot be trusted at various levels: protecting users’ private data and the information it promotes on news feed, according to surveys. The Facebook trustworthiness scores will be scaled from zero to one (0 – 1), reports Yahoo, and used to differentiate users that provide ...
The founding father of virtual reality, Jaron Lanier does not consider Facebook and Google as social network platforms. Rather he labels these tech giants as behavior modification empires. At the TED2018 in Vancouver, Canada, Lanier spoke about the rise of digital culture and how it has gradually turned into a haunted vision. He commenced the session with, “so we talked about extinction as being one and the same as the need to create an alluring, infinitely creative future. And I still believe that that alternative of creativity as a...
Before now, Facebook had dominated the social landscape the most frequently used and popular social media platform among youths in America –that’s no longer the case now, according to recent studies. A survey released by Pew Research Center on Thursday show that 51% of U.S. teenagers (ages 13 to 17) now use Facebook, making it the fourth most frequently used social media platform, after YouTube, Instagram and Snapchat. The survey, which is the research team’s first since 2015 indicates a shift in teens’ social media use based on how ...
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 ...
If you’ve ever spent time online in the last couple of years, you’ll have heard about the success of BitCoin, the cryptocurrency whose value seems to get higher every day. You’ve also probably come across Reddit, the 8th most popular website in the world. Reddit allows users to like and share content, and vote on other people’s submissions, creating a community of like-minded content-sharers. Now imagine combining these two into a social platform, where every piece of unique content and every upvoted comment resulted in you receiving...
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...
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...
The ever-growing use of social media shows that it is becoming a necessity for people nowadays. Social media access arrives with benefits and loss. Talking about the loss, online terrorism recruitment is becoming a major threat. Tim Cook along with fellow tech executives has made it their latest agenda to end the online terrorism recruitment. The team will be meeting with top officials of United States in San Jose, on January 8. The meeting solely focuses on efforts to prevent online terrorism recruitment. The meeting is expected t...
The New Year has come and gone, which means we are now in the heat of looking up tech trends that will survive 2016 and beyond. In the previous year, we saw Monica Lewinsky and Jon Ronson scion social media conflagration; Instagram surpassing Twitter in User Growth; Facebook spawning a slew of standalone features; a host of social apps taking the world of social media by storm. What's in store for the year ahead? What headlines are more most likely to read in the present year? Here are 5 social media trends impacting the course of ma...