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As First Lady, Melania Trump would combat social media negativity

If Donald Trump becomes the next president of the United States, his wife Melania said as first lady, she would like to do what she can about the effect of negativity on social media on children and help them combat such things as cyberbullying.

RCMP uses social media in unusual way to solve 30-year-old murder

Thompson - Yesterday, on the 30th anniversary of the rape and murder of 15-year-old Kerrie Ann Brown, the Manitoba RCMP devoted their social media accounts in an attempt to find the teen's killer. Many of the post were done in Kellie's voice.

Since firing human editors, Facebook keeps posting fake news

Facebook continues to be the largest media outlet in the world. Yes, Facebook is a massive social network. It's a place to post baby photos and rage about the US election, all at once. It's also the number one place where humans get news online in 2016.

Facebook plans to test low-flying drones above its headquarters

The skies above Facebook's Silicon Valley headquarters may soon be buzzing with the sound of quadcopter drones. Recently filed documents with the FCC show that Facebook has requested the right to operate an experimental radio in the 2.4 GHz band.

Connecticut's Patty Griffin talks social media and Foxwoods Special

Connecticut intuitive and beloved personality Patty Griffin chatted with me about her aspirations to someday perform a show at Foxwoods, and to be on television and radio.

Facebook Marketplace is a safer alternative to Craigslist

Facebook has announced a new feature to rival peer-to-peer shopping sites like Craigslist. The social network's Marketplace will launch today in select regions, letting you browse things for sale nearby and arrange to haggle prices or complete a sale.

Millennials would rather delete their phone than Snapchat

Millennials hate calling on the phone so much that they'd rather delete their main phone app altogether than lose Snapchat. That's according to a new study from LivePerson, which surveyed 3,000 US smartphone users ages 18 to 65.

Google unveils YouTube Go, an app designed for offline playback

On its 18th birthday, Google has announced a new YouTube app that places an emphasis on offline viewing. Users will be able to download content to watch when disconnected. The app will target emerging markets and particularly concentrate on India.

Disney is thinking about bidding on Twitter

Disney is weighing a bid on Twitter, according to a new report from Bloomberg's Alex Sherman and Sarah Frier. Twitter's stock rebounded on the news after being down nearly four percent during early trading. Disney's stock is down 1.6 percent.

Op-Ed: Outrageous EpiPen prices drive some people to make their own

There is one sure way to fuel the entrepreneurial spirit in people. All you have to do is say "it can't be done." Social media sites, including Twitter and YouTube, are awash with instructions on how to make your own EpiPen, and that is dangerous.

Target removes mini shopping carts for kids from stores

Minneapolis - Target Corporation ended its pilot project of placing miniature shopping carts for children in some stores. The kids loved them but the small carts came under fire from parents, employees and other shoppers and their views were made known on social media.

Twitter stock soars amid rumours Google may buy the company

The value of Twitter's stock has climbed more than 20 percent today, propelled by a report that Google and Salesforce are considering a bid to buy the company. It is thought Microsoft and Verizon are other possible suitors in the $13 billion deal.

Social media outrage behind Congressional hearing over EpiPen

When Mylan, the maker of the EpiPen raised the price of the life-saving device almost 600 percent, angry parents spoke out on social media platforms, forcing a price reduction, of sorts, and a full Congressional hearing next week.

Facebook Live is coming to the desktop

Facebook has confirmed it is beginning the roll-out of its personal livestreaming service, Facebook Live, on desktop-based devices. A small number of users now have access to the feature. It allows you to broadcast videos using your PC's webcam.

YouTube gets social with new Community tab

YouTube has announced a preview of a feature that will see its platform become more like a social network. Currently available to a handful of select channels, the new Community tab allows users to post text, images, live videos and GIFs in their feed.

Social media giants FB, Twitter join coalition against fake news

Facebook and Twitter are joining news organizations and technology groups in an alliance that aims to filter out fake news and improve the quality of information on social networks.

Twitter's longer tweets are coming on September 19

Twitter is about to get an update that will allow you to write longer tweets. From September 19, media attachments, quoted tweets and mentions of other users will no longer count towards the character limit, giving you more space to express yourself.

Twitter to live-stream video programs on business, tech, media

In a move aimed at expanding its audience, Twitter announced it is tapping finance news app Cheddar to deliver live video programs on business, media and technology to its millions of users.

Study finds posting on social media helps improve memory

Ithaca - A study conducted at Cornell University determined posting experiences on Facebook and other social media sites helps improve a person's memory. This was the first study of its kind although it has been known writing down experiences helps improve memory.

Top cities for Tinder users reveal who's using the app

It only takes one person to make your online dating experience a runaway success. But statistically speaking, your chances of meeting that one person go up as the number of potential matches increases.

Report: White supremacists use Twitter with 'relative impunity'

White nationalists, Nazis and other racists are using Twitter to spread their hateful messages with "relative impunity," according to a newly-released study.

Facebook refuses to wear the label of 'media company'

Facebook is a social network. Facebook is a conglomerate (it owns Instagram, WhatsApp, and Oculus VR). Facebook is a hardware company. Facebook is a software company.

Snapchat is introducing behavioural targeting

Snapchat is planning to introduce behavioral targeting for advertisers, the company's director of revenue operations Clement Xue revealed in an eMarketer report published earlier this week.

Spectacular talks new song, mixtape, book, social media platform Special

New York - Former Pretty Ricky and hip hop star Spectacular sat down and chatted with me in Manhattan about his latest projects, which include a new single, book, mixtape and social media platform, Adwizar.

Univision is shutting down

Univision, which bought Gawker Media for $135 million in a government-ordered auction, is shutting down, the company's flagship site, founder Nick Denton told staffers on Thursday. will shutter next week.

What will happen to the $135 million from the sale of Gawker?

Gawker Media has been sold — and with the sale comes questions of what happens next. Late Tuesday, Univision purchased the media company for $135 million following a bidding war with Ziff Davis.

Facebook to make your News Feed more interesting and informative

Facebook has announced it is tweaking its News Feed to show you more "personally informative" stories. The company is aiming to make the News Feed more interesting for each user, increasing engagement by only showing content relevant to each individual.

Australian police cracking down on social media drug dealing

It is not new or unique, but the South Australian Police announced they have arrested four men alleged to have used social media to openly sell drugs. And police say a crackdown on this activity will continue.

Facebook to banish clickbait and spam from your News Feed

Facebook has announced it is updating its News Feed to hide more clickbait stories with deliberately misleading headlines. It said it realises the benefits of authentic communication and is making the change based on extensive user feedback.

Instagram introduces Stories, an almost total Snapchat clone

Instagram has announced a new feature called Stories, a name which might sound a little familiar. There's more in common with Snapchat Stories here than just the name though, as Instagram has almost completely copied Snapchat's original idea.
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