Social Media

Instagram Has a Bot Problem, Despite ‘Purge’, Say Researchers

Instagram Has a Bot Problem, Despite ‘Purge’, Say Researchers

After looking at over 10.2 million accounts and studying the behavior of 20,000 purchased fake accounts, some Italian researchers have concluded that Instagram still has a bot problem. How bad is it? According to security researcher Andrea Stroppa, it’s not great. He says that up to 8 percent of Instagram’s over 300 million users are bots. This, despite a concerted …

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Facebook ‘Today’s Games’ Feature Shows Sports Scores For Your Favorite Teams Alongside Your News Feed

Facebook ‘Today’s Games’ Feature Shows Sports Scores For Your Favorite Teams Alongside Your News Feed

Facebook appears to be testing a new feature that shows users the day’s sports scores for teams they’re interested in. The feature is labeled “Today’s Games” and appears near the top of the page between the section that displays events you’ve been invited to and Trending. Here, it’s showing me the Cincinnati Reds score because I like the team on …

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Facebook Pages Are Seeing Increased Organic Reach

Facebook Pages Are Seeing Increased Organic Reach

I realize this isn’t the type of headline you’ve become accustomed to over he past year or two. Facebook Pages have by and large seen the organic reach of most of their posts fall considerably as competition for News Feed space has increased and Facebook itself has repeatedly adjusted its algorithm. How have your organic reach numbers been in the …

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Facebook’s Real Name Policy Keeps People Safe, Says Zuckerberg

Facebook’s Real Name Policy Keeps People Safe, Says Zuckerberg

Facebook, a longtime supporter of LGBT issues, has come under fire in recent months for a policy that, according to those in the transgender community, is incredibly harmful. Facebook requires its users to use their real names on the site. This “real name policy” has been controversial for many years, but an extra bright light has been blasted on it …

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White House Lifts Ban on Photos, Social Media Posts

White House Lifts Ban on Photos, Social Media Posts

After 40 years of surreptitiously snapping photos of the White House during public tours, people can now do it out in the open. The White House has lifted its ban on taking photos during tours of the Presidential mansion. Not only that, but it’s now encouraging people to do so and to share the photos across social media using the …

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Facebook: Messenger P2P Payments Now Available To Everyone In U.S.

Facebook: Messenger P2P Payments Now Available To Everyone In U.S.

Facebook announced in March that it would begin letting people send money to each other through Messenger. About a month ago, it launched the feature in New York City and surrounding metro areas as part of a slow roll out across the country. On Tuesday, the company revealed that it’s now available to everyone in the United States. Facebook’s David …

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Your Facebook Comments Plugin Is About To Get An Update

Your Facebook Comments Plugin Is About To Get An Update

Facebook is getting ready to thrust its new Comments plugin upon users who haven’t taken the initiative to update it themselves. The new plugin was unveiled at the company’s F8 developers conference earlier this year, and comes with some new bells and whistles. The most interesting part about the new version is that it syncs comments between content on your …

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Facebook Says Its Intentions Were Pure with Those Rainbow Profile Pics

Facebook Says Its Intentions Were Pure with Those Rainbow Profile Pics

When the Supreme Court ruled in favor of same sex marriage, Facebook was ablaze with status updates, link shares, and photo uploads. If you were on Facebook in the hours following the landmark decision, it sure seemed like the entire world was sounding off – or at least you and your friends. Soon after, Facebook announced a seemingly fun and …

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Is Facebook Thinking About Taking On Periscope And Meerkat?

Is Facebook Thinking About Taking On Periscope And Meerkat?

Facebook has been been emailing survey questions to people asking about their experience with Facebook video as well as their experience with Meerkat. This is fueling questions about whether Facebook is considering launching its own Meerkat/Periscope competitor. Marketing Land reports that one of its editors received the survey, and shares screencaps of the questions. Facebook starts off asking how often …

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Facebook Says It Can’t Track Revenge Porn Poster

Facebook Says It Can’t Track Revenge Porn Poster

A Dutch court has ordered Facebook to identify the person who uploaded a sexually explicit video of a 21-year-old woman back in January. But there’s a problem. Facebook would love to help, but it can’t, it says. Why? According to Facebook, the request for user data simply came too late. “The offending account was ultimately deleted before we received any …

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Facebook News Feed Ranking Now Takes These Video Actions Into Account

Facebook News Feed Ranking Now Takes These Video Actions Into Account

Facebook announced a new change to how it shows content in News Feed on Monday. It will now start taking into account the actions users take on videos when determining when to show a video to people. Specifically, it will look at when users choose to turn on sound, make a video full screen, or enable high definition. The thinking …

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Here’s How Pinterest Is Changing Its Privacy Policy For Buyable Pins

Here’s How Pinterest Is Changing Its Privacy Policy For Buyable Pins

Pinterest is emailing users to inform them of new privacy policy changes that are rolling out now related to Buyable Pins. Pinterest announced Buyable Pins earlier this month with launch partners including Shopify, Demandware, Macy’s, Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom. Users will be able to buy things on Pinterest when they see a blue price and “Buy it” button. In a …

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