Where did social media go wrong?

Where did social media go wrong?

For most of my life, the Internet, particularly its social media — BBSes, Usenet, LiveJournal, blogosphere, even MySpace, early Twitter and Facebook — consistently made people happier....
This is how much money Pinterest execs made last year

This is how much money Pinterest execs made last year

Silicon Valley is known for its massive wealth. When these companies file to go public, we all finally get to know how much money these executives take...
The Latest: YouTube terminates popular channel after arrest – Fox News

The Latest: YouTube terminates popular channel after arrest

This booking photo provided by Pinal County Sheriff’s Office shows Machelle Hackney. Authorities say, Tuesday, March 19, 2019, Hackney is accused of abusing seven adopted children, including using pepper spray on them and locking them in a closet. Hackney was booked into the Pinal County Jail on suspicion of two counts of molestation of a…
Reddit Bans ‘Gore’ Subreddits Following New Zealand Massacre

Reddit Bans ‘Gore’ Subreddits Following New Zealand Massacre

Reddit banned the r/Gore and r/WatchPeopleDie subreddits on Friday following the mosque shooting in New Zealand. Prior to the attack, the platform seemingly had no problem with the popular subreddits dedicated to graphic videos. According to the Daily Beast, those visiting the two subreddits on Friday “were met with a message saying the forums had…
BuzzFeed CEO: Big Tech Companies Having ‘Huge Problem’ Controlling Content

BuzzFeed CEO: Big Tech Companies Having ‘Huge Problem’ Controlling Content

BuzzFeed CEO Jonah Peretti claimed Big Tech companies are having a “huge problem” controlling content on their platforms, and declared, “We can’t just police bad content, we have to produce good content,” during a speech at SXSW, Friday. According to the Austin Chronicle, Peretti acknowledged that media outlets like BuzzFeed “have had to reduce costs…
Facebook, Instagram and Messenger are down for some users

Facebook, Instagram and Messenger are down for some users

Facebook and its related family of apps appear to be down for most users right now. There’s not much more information to share at this point, but the...

Grandmother goes Viral After Getting Stuck on Iceberg and Floating Away

Talk about a vacation photo gone wrong. Judith Streng went viral after her granddaughter posted a photo of her posing on a throne-shaped iceberg that started floating away...
Journalists now hate Twitter — because it exposes their excesses?

Journalists now hate Twitter — because it exposes their excesses?

The love-hate relationship that journalists have with Twitter is turning mostly to hate, with an ample serving of self-loathing.Even some of the most prominent posters are now...
Chat app Line’s mobile payment service is getting its own Visa card

Chat app Line’s mobile payment service is getting its own Visa card

Brown, Cony and the gang are coming to a credit card near you in Japan. Line, the messaging app company behind the cute sticker characters, announced today...
Facebook fears no FTC fine

Facebook Not Afraid of FTC Fine

Reports emerged today that the FTC is considering a fine against Facebook that would be the largest ever from the agency. Even if it were ten times...

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