IRS Will Require Photo ID and Live Selfie to Access Online Account

The IRS will soon begin requiring a photo ID, paired with a live selfie, in order to access online accounts.

COVID/WFH Has Broken Big Tech

In a huge Twitter thread, a big tech insider reveals that COVID and generous work from home privileges are destroying the morale of big tech employees.

Cyber Pets: The Metaverse and Pet Ownership

Thousands of users have already made their mark in cyberspace, creating and owning millions of unique pets and animals

How To Use Videos For Social Media Promotion

A study shows that people who spend time watching videos online have increased by at least 32% per year.

Twitter Launches Local Trends for Everyone

For a week or so, some Twitter users have been seeing a new feature called Local Trends. This feature shows users things that are being heavily talked about at the city and state levels. Twitter has now announced that the feature is live for all users.

Has Google Begun Changing How it Indexes the Web?

Last summer Google announced a new project called "Caffeine", which was described as a re-write of Google’s web search architecture. Around that time, Matt Cutts discussed Caffeine with WebProNews, comparing it to the "Big Daddy Update" of 2005, which consisted of changes to the way Google crawls and indexes websites.

Newsday Pay Wall Nets 35 Subscribers in 3 Months

There has been a lot of discussion about the fate of the online news industry lately, particularly since the New York Times announced that it will be going the paid content route next year. Another New York-based publication, Newsday, already charges for its online content. After three months of doing so, it has reportedly only managed to attract 35 subscribers.

Newsday.com is free for those who subscribe to Newsday (print) or ISP Optimum Online. Otherwise, you have to pay $5 a week ($260 a year).

Yahoo’s Q4 Financial Results Draw Smiles

Yahoo’s fourth quarter earnings report has been released, and it seems that people who were preparing for some sort of drastic response – whether it would’ve involved either pitchforks or confetti – will have to wait for another day.  Although the confetti folks might win out, as Yahoo did all right, more or less in line with estimates.