Social Media

Twitter Rolls Out New Search Interface

Twitter’s new search experience, which we first told you it was testing in April, is now rolling out to all users on the web. The new search not only looks different (with that big bold bar at the top of results), but it also provides a few new filtering options. What used to be called “ALL” tweets is now called …

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Facebook Is Making Events More Prominent

One of the most useful features of Facebook has always been Events. Even if you’re not the type of person to spend hours scrolling through the News Feed, commenting on posts, and liking baby photos – you probably use Facebook to keep track of upcoming events. Well, if you’re a fan of managing events on Facebook, good news. Apparently, Events …

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Obama Joins Twitter … For Real (At Least For Now)

Here’s the first tweet from President Barack Obama’s brand new Twitter account. Hello, Twitter! It's Barack. Really! Six years in, they're finally giving me my own account. — President Obama (@POTUS) May 18, 2015 Like heck you say, I’ve been following Obama for years. Well, kind of. This account is not really President Obama: Welcome @POTUS, the official government account …

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Facebook Messenger May Soon Have Games

Facebook is in the process of turning Facebook Messenger into much more than a simple messaging app, and the latest move might be the most ambitious yet. According to The Information, Facebook is currently talking to game developers about putting games inside Messenger. Facebook is in active conversations with game developers about the platform, according to three people briefed on …

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Trying to Get a Job? Clean Up Your Facebook Profile (But Don’t Delete It)

Sure, you may be qualified for that job you’re trying to land, but something you said on Facebook might turn off potential employers. This has been true for years, but companies’ reliance on social media to screen potential employees is only rising. According to a recent study, over half of employers are researching job applicants on social media. The study …

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Can Twitter Curb Abuse or Is It Just Too Easy to Be a Troll?

Though many social networks, forums, and websites struggle with how to deal with abuse and harassment, Twitter is usually the first one mentioned when the issue is discussed. Twitter is more public than, let’s say, Facebook (where you choose your friends) – so the instances of harassment are much greater. Twitter is also more high-profile than many other social media …

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Facebook Down, Slow for Some Users

It’s not just you. It appears that Facebook is down or slow to load for many users. The outage began around 9am EDT. Both DownDetector and DownRightNow are reporting liely service disruptions and reports out outages. Plus, users are complaining on Twitter, as they typically do. #Facebook Server Down pic.twitter.com/59brw7LUzS — Rajbhan Vishwakarma (@rajbhan) May 15, 2015 Facebook is having …

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Twitter Shares Findings On Video Engagement

Twitter released some new findings about video usage on its network based on commissioned surveys across fourteen countries and speaking to over a thousand people specifically selected to reflect the demographic profile of each country. This infographic represents U.S. insights. “The majority of Twitter users (82%) watch video content on Twitter and most watch on a hand-held screen,” says Matt …

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Reddit Unveils New Anti-Harassment Policy, But What Does It Actually Do?

Reddit, a site that’s basically run by volunteer moderators with minimal tinkering from the higher-ups, says it’s going to get more serious about dealing with harassment. “We have been looking closely at the conversations on reddit and at personal safety. We’ve always encouraged freedom of expression by having a mostly hands-off approach to content shared on our site. Volunteer moderators …

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Former Google+ Chief Loves Facebook’s ‘Buttery Smooth’ Instant Articles

As you may have read, Facebook finally introduced its Instant Articles offering officially. The company has partnered with The New York Times, National Geographic, BuzzFeed, NBC, The Atlantic, The Guardian, BBC News, Spiegel and Bild to launch the initiative, and will add additional partners in time. What it does is enable publishers to feed content directly to Facebook, which then …

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Facebook Doesn’t Own Your Photos, But Someone There Thought It Might

Here’s an interesting story of a Facebook rep not quite understanding the company’s policies (or understanding them perfectly … muahahahaha). After months of issues, while once again trying to get the Facebook page for her website restored, the blogger behind online photo theft-tracking site Photo Stealers received a rather interesting response from a Facebook sales rep. “…once something is posted …

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Facebook Status Update Engagement Down 72%

Simply Measured has a new report out evaluating the performance of the Facebook efforts from the top brands. The findings may help businesses of all sizes plan their own strategies. What strategies have you found to work the best in recent months? Share your thoughts in the comments. The study looked at data from 11,522 posts by 96 brands, 1,172,091,468 …

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