Category: Social Media Companies

Twitter must fix verification, but there are no easy solutions

Twitter must fix verification, but there are no easy solutions

"The system is broken."  That's how Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey described the current verification system in the wake of the social media service adding t ...
Sean Parker body-slams Facebook

Sean Parker body-slams Facebook

Sean Parker has harsh words for the social media service he helped build.Image: Matt Baron/REX/ShutterstockBy Lance Ulanoff2017-11-09 15:37:50 UTC ...
Twitter replaced character counts with a circle and everyone hates it

Twitter replaced character counts with a circle and everyone hates it

RIP Twitter character counter.Image: brittany herbert/mashableBy Karissa Bell2017-11-08 01:49:19 UTC Twitter may have just upped its character li ...
Twitter allows all users to tweet 280 characters

Twitter allows all users to tweet 280 characters

Image: Vicky Leta/MashableBy Karissa Bell2017-11-07 21:00:00 UTC It turns out 140 characters isn't really enough after all.  After a little more ...
Facebook adds a new poll feature to News Feed

Facebook adds a new poll feature to News Feed

Image: brittany herbert/mashableBy Karissa Bell2017-11-03 14:00:00 UTC Just weeks after acquiring tbh, a teen-centric 'polling' app, and adding p ...
2 senators just trolled Facebook

2 senators just trolled Facebook

Russia's not the only country who knows how to troll.  Two Democratic senators created a Facebook page for a fake political group, just to prove that ...
Facebook says Russia-backed accounts reached 126 million people

Facebook says Russia-backed accounts reached 126 million people

Image: Thibault Camus/AP/REX/ShutterstockBy Karissa Bell2017-10-30 22:46:26 UTC Facebook accounts linked to Russia had a far greater reach than w ...
Twitter updates revenge porn policies ‘to better protect victims’

Twitter updates revenge porn policies ‘to better protect victims’

Twitter is ready to start taking revenge porn much more seriously. The company officially introduced a new policy today detailing how it plans to hand ...
Instagram’s 3-second ‘Superzoom’ videos are the new Boomerang

Instagram’s 3-second ‘Superzoom’ videos are the new Boomerang

Leave it to Instagram to come up with a new three-second video format that changes everything. It's called Superzoom, and it's rolling out to Instagra ...
Facebook’s Slack competitor is getting a standalone messaging app

Facebook’s Slack competitor is getting a standalone messaging app

Facebook may be the last company you'd ever expect to make software for serious businesses, but the social network is quickly proving the haters wrong ...
Facebook might finally let you watch video in 4K

Facebook might finally let you watch video in 4K

It's about time.Image: AP/REX/ShutterstockBy Karissa Bell2017-10-24 23:27:25 UTC For all its investment in video, Facebook is still very much beh ...
Instagram Stories maxes out at 100 posts

Instagram Stories maxes out at 100 posts

Hi, my name is Ray Wong and I have a very, very serious Instagram Stories addiction. There, I said it. Don't judge me. But I'm not your usual junkie. ...
Here is Twitter’s 2017 roadmap to curb abuse

Here is Twitter’s 2017 roadmap to curb abuse

Twitter prides itself on being "what's happening," but unfortunately for the company's users, what's frequently happening is unchecked harassment. CEO ...
Boss of Facebook’s secretive hardware lab out after 18 months

Boss of Facebook’s secretive hardware lab out after 18 months

ead of Building 8 at Facebook Regina Dugan speaks onstage during the Fast Company Innovation Festival 2016  at Skirball Center,  NYU on November 3 ...
WhatsApp’s new feature lets you track your friends in real-time

WhatsApp’s new feature lets you track your friends in real-time

WhatsApp will now let you track your friend's location. The app is getting a new "live location" sharing feature that allows users to share their loca ...
Facebook is opening up its most annoying feature to thirsty brands

Facebook is opening up its most annoying feature to thirsty brands

Oh goody, more Stories.Image: mashable/Lili SamsBy Karissa Bell2017-10-12 17:33:06 UTC Get ready to see a lot more Facebook Stories. Yes... real ...
New Twitter feature puts game updates at the top of your timeline

New Twitter feature puts game updates at the top of your timeline

Image: brittany herbert/mashableBy Karissa Bell2017-10-10 19:58:01 UTC Twitter is adding a new feature to help users figure out what's "happenin ...
Snapchat Stories gets restaurant booking, reviews, and ride-hailing

Snapchat Stories gets restaurant booking, reviews, and ride-hailing

Snapchat is taking a move straight out of Google's playbook with a new feature that adds restaurant reviews, reservation booking, and ride-hailing dir ...
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