The internet doesn't have an off switch. While it's interesting to imagine pressing a big red button and -- poof! -- the internet goes out around the world, it's actually much more complicated than that. It is possible, however, for people, companies and governments to turn off certain parts of the ...
Think you're a Facebook pro? Think again. Sure, Facey-B might have dominated the past decade of your online activity, but there's a good chance you're still not getting the most out the world's biggest social network. So set your ego aside and listen up, it's lesson time. Believe it or not, Faceboo...
SASKATOON—Hours after Cheyenne Antoine, 20, made her first court appearance for second-degree murder in the death of Brittney Gargol, a photo was discovered of the two posing together just hours before Gargol’s death. The social media post by Gargol to her Facebook page was her last&nb...
Social media has revolutionised how we communicate. In this series, we look at how it has changed the media, politics, health, education and the law. Borrowing Malcolm Turnbull’s election slogan, optimists would say there has never been a more exciting time to be a journalist. Why? Part of the an...
Ever since the days of MySpace, it became pretty clear that social media platforms have a bright future ahead. This became further clear when networking platform Facebook was launched and became an instant hit. In other words, the social media world has expanded rapidly in the past fe...
Businesses use social media for many different purposes. Perhaps the most important reason is that it gives brands the opportunity to put a human touch in their messaging and reach their target audience on a more personal level. Generally speaking, people don’t go on social media to hear a sa...
Twitter has introduced some new features that will let you filter out more notifications and content you don’t want to see. Here’s what’s new. 1. New Filtering Options Twitter has introduced three new advanced filters that give you the option to mute notifications from accounts that:...
At the end of 2016, YouTube suddenly changed its algorithm for calculating and presenting videos to viewers, leaving many popular creators to protest the change and label it as damaging to YouTubers everywhere. YouTube’s new algorithm is just a sign of changing viewing habits and YouTube’s plan ...
If you’ve ever tried to build classic flat pack furniture without that special screwdriver, you know how important the right tool can be. For social media managers, knowing the right tools and the best apps can make all the difference between a successful campaign and a mediocre one. With countles...
Earlier this year at Facebook's F8 conference, the company revealed three innovation pillars that make up the company's ten-year vision: connectivity, artificial intelligence (AI), and virtual reality (VR). Facebook's Chief Technology Officer Mike Schroepfer is responsible for leading each of them. ...
Unskippable 30-second video ads will fade to black for good on YouTube in 2018. YouTube has officially announced the end of this hated format. “We’re committed to providing a better ads experience for users online. As part of that, we’ve decided to stop supporting 30-second unskippable ads as ...
YouTube fans may soon see an end to irritating unstoppable adverts interrupting their videos. Google, which owns the world’s most popular video site, has said it will soon stop including 30-second adverts or promo videos that currently show up whenever a user starts viewing. The company says that ...
Have you ever wondered how Facebook collects all the data it has to feed you with the content it presumes you’ll like and keep you coming back for more? Well, now there’s an app that can answer these questions. Available for free, Data Selfie is an open-source Chrome extensio...
Speaking at yesterday’s Social Media Research Summit, organised by the Market Research Society (MRS), Pulsar’s co-founder and vice president of product and research, Francesco D'Orazio, demonstrated how to use social media to validate a specific research hypothesis.  Social media data has t...
Social media gaint Facebook is aiming to go head-to-head with LinkedIn. The world’s largest social network announced today that it has launched several new features on its Web site to make it easier for employers to get in contact with job seekers. Businesses will be able to post openings for posi...
If you are running a social campaign, you have to be analyzing your account's data. To do that, you have to do some data mining. Unfortunately, it is a time consuming process that brands often hire whole teams to manage, rather than entrusting it to a single person. The good news is that there are t...
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In the course of our day-to-day lives, we produce vast amounts of data. Whether gathered through online communications platforms, tracking devices, or other sources, these data reveal information about our behavior, decisions, and preferences. Researchers can ultimately use the data to improve syste...
Who uses social media the most? What do social media users shop for? Why do users engage with brands? Glad you asked! Here are 10 new and surprising stats marketers need to know about social media usage. All of these stats come from Nielsen’s 2016 Social Media Report, which was released today...
Pinterest said today it’s launching three new products today that will point out specific elements in pictures — whether viewed live through a camera or through a typical image search — and use them as a jumping point for search. All of these are designed to keep Pinterest coming back ove...
Remember that last time you posted a picture on Facebook and it automatically suggested to tag other people on the photo? Nothing unusual. You’ve tagged these people before, right? You’ve trained the machine learning face-recognition algorithm. And now Facebook can spot where they are ...
HIGHLIGHTS New Discover People feature rolling out to apps Feature to be available on both Android and iOS apps New feature encourages users to be friends with strangers Facebook has started rolling out a new feature dubbed Discover People that will essentially try to connect you with those working...
WhatsApp has a security bug that could allow encrypted messages to be intercepted from the popular messaging app that owner Facebook has said promises end-to-end encryption. WhatsApp, acquired by Facebook in 2014, said last year that all communications such as text messages, videos and other files...
We’ve become a world of over sharers. Whether it’s endless tweets of your lunch, overdoing the Instagram selfies or those Snapchats we’d rather didn’t fall into the wrong hands, we’re all guilty. Facebook, though, remains the biggest culprit in our social sharing addiction.  While sim...
LinkedIn has given its desktop site a much-needed redesign. The company said the new look LinkedIn was designed to emphasize conversations and content. Here’s what’s changing. 1. Navigation LinkedIn’s redesigned desktop site will feature a new navigation that focuses on these seven “core” ...
For many, Google+ may still be seen as the punchline to jokes about failed social networks, but the Google product still has a large and loyal following — just not necessarily among the groups you might think. And, for better or worse, Google is still invested in supporting the network and it...
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