Social Media

Twitter’s most powerful female engineer heads to Outcome Health

Twitter’s former vice president of engineering, Nandini Ramani, has joined Outcome Health as its chief engineering officer. Ramani, who was ranked one of the world’s most powerful female engineers, joined Outcome Health earlier this month. “I love the mission-driven aspects of health care and also the re-energizing of an industry,” she told CNBC. Chicago-based Outcome makes technology for doctor’s offices, which ... Read More »

Search in Google+ on the web updated with faster lookup, tabs, and filters

The search experience for Google+ on the web is getting a welcome boost thanks to an update that is widely rolling out today. Most significant is how searching is now less disruptive, while it is easier to categorize results. In the past, simply clicking on the search bar would annoyingly first take users to the Explore page. Search is now completely in-line ... Read More »

Snapchat Plans Move Into Scripted Content by the End of the Year

HIGHLIGHTS Snapchat is likely to move into scripted content through its shows Snapchat is relying on its partners to finance video content Snap and Time Warner announced to produce shows in June Photo-sharing platform Snapchat is likely to move into scripted content through its shows by the end of year. A report in the Variety on Wednesday quoted Snapchat’s head of content ... Read More »

Facebook Messenger Plagued With Malicious Links Spreading Malware: Kaspersky

HIGHLIGHTS This malicious links are sent by unknown cybercriminals They are sent from your friends account, making them look genuine This link leads you to fake websites and tracking your browser activity The latest social chat service to become a victim of malicious malware and adware links is Facebook Messenger. According to Kaspersky Labs, cybercriminals are sending malicious links to Facebook ... Read More »

How Facebook prioritizes privacy when you die

Should your parents be able to read your Facebook messages if you die? Facebook explained why it won’t let them in a post in its Hard Questions series today about social networking after death. Facebook admits it doesn’t have all the answers, but it has come up with some decent solutions to some issues with what it calls Memorialized Profiles and a “Legacy ... Read More »

WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger May Still Put User Information at Risk, Claims Study

HIGHLIGHTS Apps like Messenger, Whatsapp are leaving themselves exposed to hacking Users are unaware of security options like authentication ceremony Important to identify message recipient before sending out sensitive info Do you know that despite the end-to-end encryption provided by popular messaging platforms like Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, and Viber, your sensitive information is vulnerable to hacking? A research report has highlighted the importance ... Read More »

Google Wants You to be a Google+ Beta Tester

Google+ is scouting potential beta testers, not just for the Android app, but for the platform itself. If you become a beta tester, Google says you’ll be testing out new features, chatting with the G+ product team, and providing many details about how you use the service. Here is what Google+ is looking for in a potential beta tester. Active poster ... Read More »

Google+: The Very Few People Still Using It Really Love It, Says ACSI

  HIGHLIGHTS Google+ topped the American Consumer Satisfaction Index’s 2017 list It was a largely failed attempt by Google to challenge Facebook, Twitter Google+ has an estimated 111 million users Google+ has topped the American Consumer Satisfaction Index’s 2017 list evaluating how users feel about Internet social media companies. Yes, Google+. We’ll let that sink in for another moment. The results ... Read More »

Twitter is now testing out Night Mode on its desktop website

Last July, Twitter finally released Night Mode for its mobile app, which brings a much darker UI when scrolling through your timeline. There’s been a Chrome extension since last September that brought similar functionality to Twitter on your desktop/laptop, but it now looks like Twitter is officially testing out its Night Mode directly… Sigma 18-35mm Lens Night Mode for Twitter on the desktop doesn’t ... Read More »

Artist takes revenge on Twitter in very public way over ‘unanswered’ hateful tweets

Shahak Shapira claims Twitter failed to delete hateful tweets  CREDIT: YOUTUBE / SHAHAK SHAPIRA 8 AUGUST 2017 • 4:10PM An artist has taken revenge on Twitter in a very public manner for the company’s alleged failure to delete racist and abusive tweets. Shahak Shapira spray-painted a collection of hateful tweets outside the social media company’s offices in Hamburg, Germany, that he says the company ... Read More »