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Snapchat to Get Original Time Warner Shows

HIGHLIGHTS Time Warner and Snap have agreed to develop original shows for Snapchat The companies did not disclose the financial terms Time Warner said it expects to air 3 shows per day by the end of 2017 Time Warner and Snap said on Monday they had entered into an agreement to develop original shows for messaging service Snapchat over the ... Read More »

China Shuts Some Live Streaming Sites, Punishes Companies

HIGHLIGHTS Almost half of China’s Internet users use live video streaming sites The live broadcasting market was worth CNY 21 billion in 2016 Ministry of Culture said that it had shut down 10 hosting platforms Chinese authorities have punished dozens of companies involved in live online broadcasting and shut down numerous hosting platforms for showing content that was pornographic, related ... Read More »

Facebook Testing Tools to Help People Discover Local News

HIGHLIGHTS Facebook testing products that meaningfully engage with their community The test have just begun and are on three products Facebook is also using software to intercept graphic content A day after reports emerged of guidelines that Facebook follows to censor sensitive content, the social media giant said it is testing products to connect its users to local news. As ... Read More »

Facebook Gets ‘Live Chat With Friends’ and ‘Live With’ Features

HIGHLIGHTS Live Chat With Friends is currently being tested on mobile Live Chat With Friends will be made available broadly in summer Live With feature was earlier available only to public figures It is not a hidden fact that Facebook has been trying to focus on videos for quite some time and after imitating some features from the rival platforms, ... Read More »

Facebook Trending Topics Tweaked to Show More News Sources

HIGHLIGHTS New design will offer a “carousel” with a variety of websites Aim is to help people “feel more informed about the news in their region” The update “does not affect how trending topics are identified” Facebook on Wednesday unveiled its latest redesign to its “trending topics” feature – its latest move to give users a variety of sources on ... Read More »

Facebook Expands Personal Fundraising Tools to More People, Causes

HIGHLIGHTS Facebook will let users ask friends and strangers to give them money The company has been testing the tool since March Latest update adds sports and community fundraisers as options Facebook is expanding its fundraising tools that let users ask friends and strangers to give them money to help pay for education, medical or other expenses. It is now ... Read More »

‘Can’t have her cake and eat it too’: Corby storms to social media fame then requests privacy

Corby’s Bali exit became a media circus, not lessened by her immediate social media presence or the bizarre halloween masks seen emerging from her mother’s Brisbane home. When her Indonesian nightmare began, MySpace not Instagram was prevalent, but it has not taken her long to get into the swing of the latest social media. Discussing the hot topic on Channel ... Read More »

Can Congress help, ask social media activists

New Delhi, May 24: An unusual gathering of independent “social media activists” on Saturday posed an interesting question to the Congress: Can the party provide a support system in their fight against the RSS-BJP’s “false propaganda”? These activists, who claimed to have no political allegiance but ideological affinity with the Congress, drew attention to the “filthy abuses and threats” by ... Read More »

School ‘bans social media’ over health concerns

A rise in the use of computers and social media is having a negative impact on the health of young people, a study suggests. The report by the World Health Organisation (WHO) says the increased risks of spending too much time on devices such as a tablet or smartphone includes an impact on mental health and sleep deprivation. The WHO ... Read More »

Relax! It’s Only Social Media: A No-Nonsense Guide to Social Networking

  If you are tired of the “social media” craze or confused by social media strategy, “Relax! It’s Only Social Media: A No-Nonsense Guide to Social Networking for You and Your Business” offers a straightforward look at the reality of social media. It’s not some new marketing “toy” or “fad:. It’s a marketing tool that you can master. “Relax! It’s ... Read More »