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The future of brands in digital age: Interview Special

Brands continue to be important as more advertising moves digital, but new strategies are required in order to improve brand presence. To understand what a 21st century digital marketing strategy looks like, Kevin Kelly provides advice.

Cambridge Analytica and Facebook are part of a bigger problem

From helping to successfully sway the Brexit vote in the UK, to aiding President Donald Trump's election campaign by the use of false statements and anti-Muslim messages to spread fear and hatred, Cambridge Analytica has changed how we view social media.

Why social media is banning cryptocurrency ads: Interview Special

Following the footsteps of both Google and Facebook, Twitter will now also ban advertisements related to cryptocurrencies. Why is this and what do they fear? Joe McCann, Founder and CEO of NodeSource explains.

Facebook adds new features to help creators grow businesses

Facebook has announced a set of new tools aimed at content creators. The company is trying to present its platform as a alternative to services such as YouTube, aiming to make Facebook a place to "build a business." The features include a Patreon clone.

Fake news travels faster than real news

Concerning news for those wishing to uphold journalistic integrity: false news spreads substantially faster, and to far more people, according to new research into news and social media.

No decline in face-to-face interactions in the social media era

We may live in a society dominated by social media. While some may worry that that this reshaping how society functions, new research suggests there has been no decline with face-to-face interactions.

Documents shed light on intricacy of Russia's trolling operation

Leaked documents reviewed by The Daily Beast show the lengths a notorious Russian troll farm, the Internet Research Agency, went to in order to stoke conflict and spread disinformation during and after the 2016 US election.

Facebook axes unpopular 'Explore' experiment

Facebook has announced it will withdraw a trial News Feed feature called Explore. The company has been experimenting with Explore to discover whether people want Facebook to separate posts from Pages and individuals. The results weren't encouraging.

Twitter launches Bookmarks to let you save and share tweets

Twitter has begun the global launch of its long-awaited Bookmarks feature, designed to make it easier to save tweets for later revisiting. The company acknowledged that it can be difficult to find and share tweets you've previously seen.

Facebook launches job board to make it easier to find work

Facebook's announced the global expansion of its job postings feature, designed to help local businesses and job-seekers connect with each other. The company said it has found one in four people already search for new job postings using its platform.

The #BoycottNRA campaign might really work

From its beginnings on Twitter, #BoycottNRA has taken on a life of its own, sparking outrage from the NRA and multiple discussions on social media. But most stunning is the number of companies that have cut ties with the NRA.

Facebook launches new Messenger business chat tools

Facebook has updated Messenger with a set of new features that provide more options to businesses. The company's promising deeper and more meaningful engagements between businesses and customers, positioning Messenger as a customer support chat service.

Silicon Valley pioneers form group to combat tech addiction

A group of Silicon Valley pioneers who helped to create services including Facebook and Google have launched a campaign to resist the "hijacking" of humanity by technology. The early employees said tech has created a "digital attention crisis."

Facebook to prioritise local news

Facebook has announced another major change to its News Feed as it refocuses around "authentic" content. The company will now favour news from local publications. Facebook said this could increase "civic engagement" by encouraging people to get involved.

Salesforce CEO says Facebook should be regulated like cigarettes

Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff has called for Facebook and other social networks to be regulated. He likened the addictive nature of social media to the cigarette industry, saying there are "a lot of parallels" between the two.

Bridging the social media and business enterprise gap: Interview Special

The company Conversocial is bridging the gap between the rapidly-shifting world of social and mobile channels and the world and needs of the large enterprise contact center. The aim is to modernize customer services.

Rupert Murdoch: Facebook has become 'inherently unreliable'

In a surprise statement, News Corp's executive chairman, Rupert Murdoch, called on Facebook to start paying publishers for content posted to the site.

Facebook overhauls the News Feed to prioritise real people

Facebook's announced a series of major changes coming to its News Feed that will prioritise posts from your real friends and family. Articles and videos published by Pages will be demoted. Facebook said it wants to improve "personal well-being."

Facebook trials new app section to spotlight local news

Facebook's launched a test of a new app section that showcases news, events and announcements in your local area. The company is using machine learning to promote content from local publishers, helping you find interesting stories relevant to your region.

Zuckerberg aims to 'fix' Facebook

Each year Mark Zuckerberg sets himself a challenge in relation to his personal or business interests. For 2018 his aim is to 'fix' an number of issues affecting the social media community on Facebook.

Scanning social media for suicide predictions

Toronto - The Canadian government to set up a scheme whereby social media profiles and messages are searched and analyzed using an artificial intelligence tool, in order to predict suicides.

U.S. limits social media tweets put into its national archive

With more and more communication now in a digital format, how much of this information should be collected by state archives in a way comparable to print media? The U.S. has announced its scaling back on collecting Twitter feeds.

Social media can help people lose weight

Social media can help with the process of loosing weight, according to a study. This is through the collective triumphs and tribulations of people sharing their weight loss journey.

Facebook cutting down on spam 'engagement bait'

Facebook's announced a set of measures to combat "engagement bait" in its News Feed. The company is targeting spammy posts that ask users to like, comment or share them. The measure targets ads and sponsored posts that try to game Facebook's algorithms.

Study: Most Reddit users vote on articles they haven't read

Most Reddit users vote on submitted stories without first reading their content, according to a new study. While the results may not be surprising, they demonstrate that blind reliance on aggregation scores isn't a good way to find newsworthy content.

UK environment secretary attacks 'corrupting' social media

UK environment secretary Michael Gove has attacked the "distorting" impact of social media after a fierce row over the UK Parliament's handling of animal welfare issues. Gove said social media is "corrupting" news reporting, leaving people misinformed.

Adding a signature to Twitter for the personal touch

To make Twitter more business friendly, as well as offering a general enhancement, the company lettrs, Inc has raised $3 million for an e-signature service for Twitter.

Facebook launches new app to encourage creators to share videos

Facebook's launched a dedicated "Creator" app to encourage video broadcasters to create and share content for its platform. It provides a unified experience to help you manage video campaigns, including analytics tools and basic editing facilities.

Op-Ed: Now Trump tweets can be twice as long!

After what Twitter describes as a successful trial run with select users in September the company announced that it will be setting the maximum character limit at 280 characters double the 140 characters allowed now.

Tim Cook attacks social media for helping to 'divide people'

Apple CEO Tim Cook has shared his opinions on the problems of fake news, government-sponsored ads and manipulation on social media. He said he's critical of how platforms are used to divide and influence people because of the lack of controls provided.
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