Facebook Says It’s Trying to Fix Its Stolen Video Problem

You always hear about Facebook catching up to, and even surpassing YouTube as a destination for video. And it’s no joke – Facebook is a video powerhouse. But you may or may not have heard about some of the criticisms…

Facebook Isn’t Great at Policing Racism, Says German Minister

Facebook isn’t doing enough to rid the site of hateful, racist rhetoric, according to German Justice Minister Heiko Maas. Maas sent a letter to Facebook saying its action on such issues were “urgent.” The letter was obtained by Der Tagesspiegel,…

Russia Bans Wikipedia Over Drug Article, Promptly Reverses Course After Edits

Roskomnadzor, Russia’s Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media (basically its internet watchdog) has been in the news quite a bit lately. The regulatory body seems to be scouring the web, looking to block certain sites…

YouTube’s Ad-Free Subscription Offering Is on the Horizon

Apart from Justin Bieber videos and comment trolls, ads are the most annoying thing about YouTube. But most of us have come to accept that we’re going to have to watch five, 15, or god forbid 30 seconds of an…

25+ Embeddable Content Options To Make Your Blog Posts More Interesting

Embeddable user-generated content has been around for many years now, and it has added a lot of interesting context and value to many articles and blog posts. More types of embeddable content have recently been made available from major web…

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…

Reminder: Facebook Doesn’t Owe You Free Speech

If you said something really controversial, or created an incredibly offensive page on Facebook, what’s the worst that could happen? In other words, what is Facebook’s recourse? It could block your content. It could remove your page. It could suspend…

Facebook Blocks ‘Insulting’ Pages on Muhammad in Turkey: Report

Apparently, Facebook isn’t going to fight the free speech battle today. According to multiple outlets, which cite both state reports and a source inside Facebook, the social network has blocked access to some pages inside Turkey. The move follows an…

Turkey Demands Facebook Block ‘Insulting’ Pages

Earlier this month, a day after the terroristic attack on the offices of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, Mark Zuckerberg took to Facebook and said he is committed to making sure his site is a place where people can “speak…

Facebook Smartly Adds Warnings to Graphic Videos

When it comes to dealing with violent and/or potentially offensive content, Facebook has made a lot of missteps. Now, the biggest social network in the world is looking to find a satisfactory medium between a completely hands-off approach and stifling…

Why Facebook Will Never Be a Haven for Free Speech

Mark Zuckerberg doesn’t want to let extremists stifle your freedom to express yourself. That’s the takeaway from an eloquent post the Facebook CEO made on Friday regarding the terrorist attacks on French magazine Charlie Hebdo. Here’s the post in its…

Brian Carr on Bringing New Marketing Trends to Life for Brands

Since the dawn of marketing, all businesses have been trying to do the same thing, get a potential customer’s eyes on their brand, and keep their brand in front of them. Modern marketing may have started with a booth at…

Netflix Won’t Kill the Movie Theater, Says Christopher Nolan

Acclaimed director Christopher Nolan thinks that you and I will “lay down [our] money to those studios, theaters and filmmakers who value the theatrical experience and create a new distinction from home entertainment.” Do you? Nolan has penned an op-ed…

Netflix Has Yet to Find Its One-Series-Fits-All

Judging by the buzz shows like Orange Is The New Black and House of Cards enjoy in all corners of the internet, you might think that Netflix has totally knocked it out of the park already in the original content…

Facebook Is Killing 3 Types Of Content In The News Feed

Facebook announced even more changes to its News Feed algorithm today, aimed at “cleaning up News Feed spam”. Facebook will be targeting three specific types of posts, and stop showing them in the News Feed: like-baiting, frequently circulated content, and…

24 Gone from Netflix, Now on Amazon Prime Instead

You may have seen the warnings that popular series 24 was vanishing from Netflix on April 1st, but today Netflix users were hit with the harsh reality, like a Jack Bauer punch to the throat. It’s no April Fool’s joke–24…

Google Reportedly Trying Another Content Recommendation Product

Google is reportedly getting ready to launch a new content recommendation tool for publishers that would point their website visitors to more of their articles. Search Engine Journal shares a snippet from an email it and other Google partners have…

Amazon Debuts Another Round of Pilots with Original Shows from Some Big Names

Amazon Studios has just launched another round of original pilots from some notable names – 5 new shows for adults and 5 new shows for the kiddos. Available today to stream on Prime Instant Video and LOVEFILM (UK) are The…

‘Hand of God’ Pilot Finds Home at Amazon

Amazon Studios is on a roll, beefing up their upcoming original series lineup with some impressive-sounding new shows. It’s not that surprising – Amazon’s original content wing has to move fast to catch up/keep pace with the Netflix juggernaut. Deadline…

Matt Cutts Has Declared Guest Blogging For SEO ‘Done’

Google has been warning webmasters about guest blogging abuse for years now. This week, head of webspam Matt Cutts basically declared guest blogging dead. “Stick a fork in it: guest blogging is done,” says Google’s Matt Cutts. In light of…