Social Media

Facebook Wants to Keep Those Videos Coming, Tests Autoplay Queue

Imagine a world where you can sit and watch Facebook videos – videos plural – without ever having to click or tap anything. Just a continuous loop of content, right in your face. Facebook is currently testing a feature that would do just that. From Re/code: The social network is testing a new Netflix-like video feature that automatically plays another …

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Facebook Walks You Down Memory Lane with ‘On This Day’, Tries Not to Throw You in Terrible Memory Ditch

Forever fans of nostalgia, Facebook is launching another feature today that lets users take a look back at past moments on the site. It’s called “On This Day”, and you can check out your own memory lane stroll right here. You’ve likely seen friends cross-posting from an app called Timehop, and it’s clear that Facebook decided to capitalize on its …

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Would You Let Facebook Host Your Content?

Early this year, as Facebook was touting its incredible growth as a video hosting provider, speculation began to mount that Facebook would look to host content beyond video. Would Facebook get publishers to let it host their articles? Would you let Facebook host your articles? Let us know in the comments. It appears that such a plan is now in …

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Add Value To Your Content With Reddit Embeds

Reddit is now letting people embed its comment threads on their websites. They’ve been doing this for a couple of months with a limited number of people while the feature was in beta, but now anyone can embed comment threads from any public subreddit. To use the feature, just go to a comment’s permalink page, click on the “embed” link …

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Twitter Finally Takes a Proactive Step to Fight Abuse – but It’s Limited in Scope for Now

Twitter is taking the first real proactive step to combat abusive content on the site. Anil Dash noticed a new feature when he logged into Twitter on Monday called “quality filtering.” It looks like Twitter is finally attempting to filter out tweets containing threatening language. “Quality filtering aims to remove all Tweets from your notifications timeline that contain threats, offensive …

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Instagram Finally Launches Its Own Photo Collage App

Instagram just killed all those photo collage apps, so you can probably start deleting them right away (if you’re an iOS user). The company has just launched its second standalone app, and it’s a photo collage app called Layout. It’s notable that Instagram chose to launch a standalone app for this, instead of just adding the ability to make collages …

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Why Aren’t More Brands Taking Advantage Of Instagram?

We recently looked at a study from Yesmail, which found a shockingly low percentage of brands are using Instagram despite the visual social service providing excellent engagement for most brands that are taking advantage. The study found that while brands on Instagram experienced a 278% growth in followers in 2014, only 23% of the 2,000 brands it analyzed are actually …

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Report Finds Shockingly Low Percentage Of Brands On Instagram

Yesmail has a new study out, which finds that while brands on Instagram experienced a 278% growth in followers in 2014, the number of brands adopting the platform is still quite low. The firm analyzed over 2,000 brands on social platforms and found that only 23% are on Instagram. “Restaurants lead the Instagram-adoption rate, beating CPG, retail and hotel brands. …

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Twitter: We’re Not Blocking Porn on Purpose

Twitter, one of the last refuges for uncensored, explicit content in the realm of social media, appears to be blocking certain sexually explicit search results for certain keywords. Searches for words like “porn,” “boobs,” “pussy,” f*cking,” and more currently yield no “Top” results. If you select “All” results, however, you’ll see plenty. There is also a peculiar lack of photo …

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Facebook Messenger Will Now Let You Send Money

Rumored for some time, Facebook is finally announcing that peer-to-peer payments have come to Messenger. Not immediately, however. Facebook says it’ll be rolling it out to iOS, Android, and Desktop in the “coming months,” and we all know how slowly Facebook likes to roll out products. But let’s be optimistic on this one. When you finally do get the ability …

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Twitter Makes Reporting Threats to Police a Little Easier

It’s not a giant new feature or anything, but Twitter has taken yet another in a long line of recent steps to deal with abuse and harassment on the site. Starting now, if you report a threatening tweet, Twitter will give you the option to email yourself a copy of said report. The packaging of the report will contain the …

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Focusing on Buttocks: What You Need to Know About Facebook’s Newest Attempt to Clarify Its Content Rules

What can you post on Facebook and will Facebook remove it? What’s ok and what crosses the line? Where the hell is the line? Facebook has pulled the curtain back – at least a sliver – on its much-maligned content removal process, giving us a more detailed breakdown on each type of controversial content. For example, something like the promotion …

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