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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 »

Facebook to Hire 3,000 Reviewers to Screen Out Violent Videos

Facebook said Wednesday it is hiring an extra 3,000 staff to remove violent content like the gruesome killings and suicides broadcast on its video platform. The move ramps up efforts by Facebook to filter content amid growing criticism of the social media giant for allowing the platform to be used to promote violence and hateful activity. “If we’re going to ... Read More »

UK Lawmakers Criticise Social Media Over Response to Extremist Content

Social media were heavily criticised by a committee of British lawmakers on Monday for failing to do enough to remove illegal and extremist material posted on their sites, and for not preventing it appearing in the first place. Platforms such as Twitter, YouTube and Facebook have been criticised over their moderation policies after high-profile cases in which violent or abusive ... Read More »

7 Ways CEOs Should Engage on Social Media

It’s important for businesses to stay engaged on their social media accounts so they can respond quickly to negative feedback and keep customers happy. At my company, ConsumerAffairs, we have a team that monitors, engages with and posts content on our social media accounts manually. In addition, I personally manage my own social media accounts and stay actively engaged with ... Read More »

Elite social media: where the internet’s 1 percent hangs out

The social network Best of All Worlds is five years old (ancient by Silicon Valley standards) and has just a tiny fraction of the users its contemporaries like Facebook and Twitter have. But Best of All Worlds isn’t failing. In fact, the social network’s founder doesn’t really want any more members. Best of All Worlds (or BOAW, as its members ... Read More »