Facebook suspends around 200 suspicious apps of “thousands investigated”

You might recall the Facebook hearing after the Cambridge Analytica scandal hit. In light of that, Mark Zuckerberg promised Facebook would review all existing apps with access to large amounts of data to see if there was any “suspicious activity”. Well, Facebook just announced they have suspended over 200 apps after investigation of their usage. […]

Instagram adds native payment options to app (for some users)

Exciting news: Instagram just added native payment features for some users, making it possible to make payments for services on Instagram without leaving the app. The feature isn’t available for all users (yet). According to Techcrunch, Instagram is allowing some UK and US business accounts to test the feature by accepting payments for booking restaurant […]

Snapchat’s Redesign Causes Stock To Drop

Snapchat users aren’t happy. And it shows. Shares in Snap, Snapchat’s parent company, hit a record low after revealing its results for the first quarter of 2018, warning investors of “substantial decelerating growth” in Q2. After releasing the numbers for the first quarter, Snap’s share price fell as low as $11.50, trading about 17% below […]

“Delete Facebook” searches hit highest since 2012

With Facebook under heavy fire, people are leaving the platform. According to Business Insider, nearly 1 in 10 Americans deleted their Facebook account after the Mark Zuckerberg hearings. Even Zuckerberg himself claimed there was “no dramatic drop-off in users” since the Cambridge Analytica data-breach. Even though we cannot confirm the numbers from Business Insider, Google trend […]

Facebook plans to let users ‘unsend’ messages, just like Zuckerberg

Earlier this week, tech site Techcrunch reported that Facebook had retracted messages sent by Mark Zuckerberg from the recipients’ inboxes. The messages, sent with Messenger, were claimed to be a ‘security issue’, but there was some backslash from the community. Only Zuckerberg and other high executives had the privilege of having their messages deleted, whereas […]

Twitter removed over 1.2 million accounts linked to terrorism

Twitter removed over 1.2 million accounts linked to terrorism, according to the Dutch newspaper NU.nl. The removed accounts were part of the propaganda machine used by terrorist organisations worldwide.  The active war on terrorism at Twitter started in 2015, when Twitter decided to keep track of all deleted accounts linked to terrorism. In the second […]

New York Times slams Twitter for its ‘anything-goes’ policy

In an article published today, New York Times took aim at the one of the largest social networks bringing international attention to how Twitter is struggling to deal with its increasing role as a public media and effectively managing its network. According to the New York Times article, Twitter has become a haven for propagandists, […]

Top 10 tools to create video explainers and boost your social media marketing

Popular social media publishers such as Tech Insider, Tasty, NowThis, Buzfeed and many other business pages on Facebook produce highly engaging and widely popular explainer videos every single day. They have set a new high standard that many new businesses on social media are struggling to live up to it and are doomed to spend […]

Reddit Gears Up for a Tussle with Social Media Giants with New Chat Function

The Reddit’s Standard Personal Message (PM) system will soon be overhauled by their proposed real-time chat function. The widely popular internet forum is testing its all-new arsenal and hopes to unleash it upon rival social media giants like Twitter and Facebook. Named as Reddit Chat, the new service is currently undergoing trial within a selected […]

Here’s how these 4 celebrity Instagram influencers soared to the top of their niche

The world of marketing has changed radically in the past decade with the rise and ubiquity of social media. With that transformation also came the ability for little-known internet users to build massive niche audiences through unique and innovative ways, and all without a huge marketing budget. And now, these social media influencers are an […]