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Not everyone in advanced economies is using social media

(iStock Photo) Despite the seeming ubiquity of social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter, many in Europe, the U.S., Canada, Australia and Japan do not report regularly visiting social media sites. But majorities in all of the 14 countries surveyed say they at least use the internet. Social media use is relatively common among people in Sweden, the Netherlands, Australia ... Read More »

How social media data can improve people’s lives – if used responsibly

A woman participates in a community mapping exercise in Malawi’s Chikwawa and Nsanje districts. In January 2015, heavy rains triggered unprecedented floods in Malawi. Over the next five weeks, the floods displaced more than 230,000 people and damaged over 64,000 hectares of land. Almost half the country was labelled a “disaster zone” by Malawi’s government. And as the humanitarian crisis ... Read More »

‘It’ Creeps to Top of Social Media Charts

Sony’s tentpole “Spider-Man: Homecoming” and New Line’s horror movie “It” dominated social media chatter last week with more than 251,000 and 235,000 new conversations, according to media-measurement firm comScore and its PreAct service. Sony and Marvel presented footage at CinemaCon on March 27 for “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” offering a far deeper look at Michael Keaton’s villainous Vulture and emphasizing Tom Holland’s ... Read More »

The myriad effects of social media on the justice system

A screenshot from the Parker Police Department’s Twitter feed. My wife locked her classroom door, moved away from any windows, and sent me a text to let me know a man with a gun had been seen outside her school. The swift, professional reaction of teachers and staff at Sierra Middle School locked down the building and ushered students to ... Read More »

Use social media to inspire, not advertise

Embrace Church Lead Pastor Adam Weber views social media as a way to speak the language of the fast-growing church’s young worshippers, as well as a way to spread the message of the church to a broader audience. From Embrace’s start at Sunnycrest Church in 2006, the church’s physical congregation grew from 30 members to about 4,000. But that’s just a ... Read More »

Facebook’s Testing Reactions and a Dislike Button in Messenger

HIGHLIGHTS Facebook is reported to be testing out a “thumbs down” reaction A ‘dislike’ button will also start appearing in Facebook Messenger This would allow users to add reaction emojis next to the text After offering a slew of “Reaction” buttons for posts last year, Facebook may soon add a new reaction “Dislike” for Facebook Messenger, a media report said. ... Read More »

Future Talks New Album and Social Media Hiatus With Zane Lowe

Future’s self-titled and decidedly feature-free new album hits Apple Music tonight, meaning you know who got the scoop on an instaclassic interview: Zane Lowe. The interview, shot at the iconic Walter’s Clothing in Atlanta, finds Future reflecting on his blockbuster Drake collab What a Time to Be Alive and his current desire to go “more underground.” Future also made a ... Read More »

The EPA’s social-media accounts have been silent since the inauguration

The Environmental Protection Agency headquarters. (Photo by Matt McClain/ The Washington Post) Nearly a month after the presidential inauguration — and after being subject to temporary media blackout shortly thereafter — the Environmental Protection Agency has remained silent on social media, even while other federal agencies have gone on communicating as usual. In fact, the agency has posted nothing on its ... Read More »

Kylie Jenner praises social media

Kylie Jenner praises social media-Image1 Kylie Jenner Kylie Jenner says social media “is everything” to her. The 19-year-old reality TV star, who has more than 86 million followers on Instagram, credits it and other platforms for the success of her Kylie Cosmetics company. She explained: “Social media is everything to me. It can also be a negative space for celebrities. ... Read More »

How to make all your social media posts truly private

Pixabay Social media apps Who else can see your posts? Most of us are aware that we need to be careful with what we post on social media, but do you know exactly who can see your recent vacation photos and status updates? Here are the privacy controls you need to know about on three of the biggest social networks. ... Read More »