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Virgil Abloh, Off-White founder and artist director of Louis Vuitton is dead at 41. Here's a look at the life of the luxury designer.

Virgil Abloh was one of the most popular designers of today.Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images) Virgil Abloh, 41, was one of modern fashion's most popular designers. He was known for being Louis Vuitton's menswear artistic director and the founder of Off-White. He died on November 28 after a two-year battle with a rare form of heart cancer.  Virgil Abloh, 41, died on Sunday after a two-year battle with a rare form of cancer. Abloh was regarded as one of the pioneers of high-e...
Tags: Hong Kong, Business, Fashion, New York, Milan, Beyonce, Style, Media, Instagram, Entertainment, Jay Z, Life, Nicki Minaj, Time, America, Trends

‘I’m happy to lose £10m by quitting Facebook,’ says Lush boss

Losing 10m followers on sites such as Instagram is a price worth paying for co-founder of ethical beauty empireQuitting social media is hard to do, even when it doesn’t cost you anything. So when Lush’s chief executive, Mark Constantine, shut its thousands of Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and TikTok accounts on Friday, the biggest shopping day of the year, he knew dropping off millions of customers’ screens would damage his business.Its Facebook and Instagram accounts alone had 10.6 million foll...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Business, Fashion, Technology, Makeup, Media, Instagram, Social Networking, Environment, Social Media, Life and style, Society, UK News, Snapchat, Mental Health

Instagram chief Adam Mosseri, to testify before US Congress amid probes on platform’s impact on young users

Adam Mosseri, the Head of Instagram, will be testifying before the US Congress as criticism mounts over concerns related to the safety of young users on the platform. The Instagram chief highlighted a series of features and updates that the Meta-owned photo-sharing platform has introduced for the safety of young users, emphasizing parental controls apart from changes such as making young teens’ accounts private by default and restricting the kinds of ads they see. The platform has been under th...
Tags: Facebook, Business, News, Instagram, Meta, US Congress, Adam Mosseri, Frances Haugen

Facebook to test news feed controls to make it easier to customize content

Facebook is testing new ways to make it easier for users and businesses to customize their Facebook News Feed experience. For its business customers, Facebook is planning to expand the Topic Exclusion controls for the News Feed test to a limited number of advertisers that run ads in English. Meta considers the Topic Exclusion controls as a bridge product and is planning to test out a new content-based suitability control, which will help them address concerns that advertisers have of their ads ...
Tags: Facebook, Business, News, Instagram, Facebook News Feed

Heineken buying Distell will allow for its diversification in the wake of waning beer sales

Heineken set to brew up local market The post Heineken buying Distell will allow for its diversification in the wake of waning beer sales appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Business, Investment, NewCo, Beer, South Africa, Heineken, Cider, Dutch, European, Namibia, Ab Inbev, Billions, Pic, Main, Distell, Top Six

Instagram plans to put an end to the Threads app

If you liked this feature, then don’t worry as it seems that the same will also be made available in the original Instagram app when the company plans to shut down Threads, as per a report It should be noted that Instagram will drop its support for Threads by the end of December. While Instagram hasn’t revealed the exact reason behind shutting Threads, the company’s spokesperson did say that the platform is now focusing on improving the experience of Instagram users. [ ]
Tags: Business, News, Instagram

Rage shake your phone to report a problem : Instagram

This feature will give Instagram feedback that will help it prioritize bug fixes, Instagram head Mosseri said. When you have a photo carousel open in the app, go to the three dots menu at the top right, hit edit, swipe to the photo you want to get rid of, and you’ll see a delete icon in the top left that will let you remove it from the carousel. The carousel feature is iOS only for now, but all US Instagram users can rage shake right away, regardless of platform. [Via]
Tags: Business, News, Instagram, Mosseri, US Instagram

Instagram is now using video selfies for identity verification

Instagram is now started asking for video selfies for identity verification, as per the screenshots shared by the social media consultant Matt Navara. Instagram is now using video selfies to confirm users’ identities. The cited source suggested that Instagram isn’t asking for a video selfie verification to all the existing accounts for now and the new accounts are reportedly getting a prompt to verify their identity via a short selfie video clip. [Via]
Tags: Business, News, Instagram, Instagramupdate, Matt Navara Instagram

Instagram starts testing ‘Take a Break’ feature to encourage healthy App usage.

Head of Instagram Adam Mosseri on Wednesday announced the test for the long-awaited feature. As Mosseri described in an accompanying video, when a user opts into the feature, it encourages them to take a break from Instagram after they spend a certain duration of time on the app at 10, 20, or 30-minute intervals. Instagram has worked with third-party experts for advice on what tips to offer and how to frame taking a break, Mosseri said. [Via]
Tags: Business, News, Instagram, Adam Mosseri, Mosseri

Scammer fooled Instagram into believing its own boss is dead by sending them a fake obituary

Instagram locked the head of the platform out of his own account after a scammer sent a fake obituary claiming Adam Mosseri had passed away. Instagram will thereafter prevent anyone logging into a memorialized account and making changes to photos and will slap the word ‘Remembering’ next to the profile’s name. The scammer shared with Motherboard their e-mail exchange with Instagram’s tech support team, in which they appear to have all too easily passed off a fake obituary in the name of Adam Mo...
Tags: Business, News, Instagram, Scammers, Adam Mosseri

Bruno Mars makes fans feel like rock stars

Billed as the "first ever Instagram music video made by YOU!" Bruno Mars is featuring fans dancing to his hit "Treasure" in a new website called The site looks for videos posted with the hashtag #TreasureDance on Instagram, takes the newest 100 videos and places them in a random sequence alongside Bruno Mars's preexisting music video for Treasure, according to OKFocus, the agency who developed the site. This is a great way to connect with loyal Bruno Mars fans would are lovi...
Tags: Business, Instagram, Bruno Mars, Jackie Huba, Craig Fleishman

Microsoft Teams takes on the metaverse race with 3D avatars and immersive meetings

Microsoft Teams will get new 3D avatars in a push toward a metaverse environment, and you won’t need to put a VR headset on to use them. Microsoft envisions virtual spaces inside Teams where people can network and socialize with games or even use Microsoft apps to collaborate on projects. Meta has billions of daily users across Facebook and Instagram to leverage for its metaverse ambitions, and Microsoft has the millions of daily Teams users and integration into Office to try to make the metave...
Tags: Facebook, Business, News, Instagram, Microsoft, Meta, Microsoft Teams, Metaverse

‘Meta’ branding began- WhatsApp, Instagram, Messenger, Facebook Apps started showing the brand name.

WhatsApp, Instagram, Messenger, and other Facebook apps have started showing the company’s new ‘Meta’ branding on both Android and iOS devices. First spotted on recent WhatsApp beta versions for Android and iOS devices last week, the Meta branding has started to appear on the splash screens of the latest versions of WhatsApp, Instagram, Messenger, and Facebook apps. In 2019, Facebook started showing its native branding on WhatsApp and Instagram apps. [Via]
Tags: Facebook, Business, News, Instagram, Marketing, Meta, Branding, Instagram Messenger, Metaverse, WhatsApp Instagram Messenger Facebook Apps

Mark Zuckerberg should quit Facebook, says Frances Haugen

Whistleblower says a new CEO should prioritise online safety over Meta restructureFacebook whistleblower Frances Haugen has delivered her strongest call yet for Mark Zuckerberg to step down as chief executive of his social media empire, saying the business will be better off with a leader who focuses on user safety.Frances Haugen said Facebook’s parent company, rebranded Meta last week, is unlikely to change if its founder remains in charge. Speaking at the Web Summit in Lisbon, the former Faceb...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Europe, Business, Politics, Technology, Media, Instagram, Social Networking, UK News, World news, Whatsapp, Corporate Governance, Meta, Lisbon, Zuckerberg

Facebook fined $70 million in UK over Giphy merger breach

The U.K.’s competition regulator fined Facebook Inc. 50.5 million British pounds, equivalent to $69.6 million, alleging it breached reporting requirements during a continuing review of its proposed takeover of Giphy, a provider of animated images for use in social media. Facebook bought Giphy in May 2020, paying $315 million, according to documents published as part of the CMA’s merger review. When Facebook bought Giphy last year, the company said it planned to integrate it into Instagram and o...
Tags: Facebook, Business, UK, News, Instagram, Cma, Giphy, Facebook Inc

Facebook tests a new option for cross-posting your Facebook feed posts to Instagram

The company noted the option is currently a global test that’s only available to a small group of people who already have their Facebook profiles linked to a personal, creator or business account on Instagram. When tapped, you’ll be taken to a new screen where you can choose to share the individual Facebook post to your connected Instagram account, as well. The company last year introduced cross-app communication between Messenger and Instagram, allowing Instagram users to chat with friends who...
Tags: Facebook, Business, News, Instagram

Instagram spends the majority of its $390 million global advertising budget on targeting teens, according to a new report

Instagram is so desperate to keep a foothold with teenage users that it spends the majority of its marketing budget targeting teens with ads, according to a new report. Instagram could now be losing teens to competitors – 35% of teenagers said Snapchat was their favorite social media app and 30% said their favorite was TikTok, while only 22% of teens ranked Instagram as their favorite, according to a Piper Sandler survey published last month. The new report comes after a wave of blowback agains...
Tags: Facebook, Business, News, Instagram, Snapchat, Piper Sandler

Facebook claims test SEC’s reach

In one whistleblower tip provided to the SEC, Ms. Haugen and her lawyers wrote that Facebook made “Multiple material misstatements and omissions on the question of whether Facebook and Instagram impact teenage users,” according to a copy seen by the Journal. Two years ago Facebook agreed to pay $100 million to the SEC to resolve allegations that it didn’t disclose the misuse of user data by consulting firm Cambridge Analytica. Another reason for the SEC to look into the Facebook claims, lawyers ...
Tags: Facebook, Business, News, Instagram, SEC, Haugen, Cambridge Analytica Another

Facebook Ads vs Instagram Ads: Which Ones Perform Better

Ad spend: an inquiry into how much brands invest in both Facebook and Instagram ads, as well as its increase from 2020 till mid of 2021.Which placement is better – by correlating the average click-through-rate with the costs per click or mille you’ll discover which are the most efficient places where you should place your ads on both Facebook and Instagram. CPC values: $0.49 for Facebook ads and $1.09 for Instagram on average Facebook has the highest CTR, of 3.06% on average, compared to Instag...
Tags: Facebook, Business, Instagram, Tech, Instagram CPC

Reason behind WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram outage explained

The outages on Monday at Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram occurred because of a problem in the company’s domain name system, a relatively unknown – at least to the masses – but crucial component of the internet. That’s apparently what happened inside Facebook – but at a scale that’s temporarily crippled the entire Facebook ecosystem. The problem at Facebook Inc. appears to have its origins in the Border Gateway Protocol, or BGP. If DNS is the internet’s phone book, BGP is its postal service. [Vi...
Tags: Facebook, Business, News, Instagram, Facebook Inc, Facebook WhatsApp, WhatsApp Facebook Instagram

Facebook, Whatsapp and Instagram back after outage

Social media sites owned by Facebook are returning after being offline for several hours, Facebook says.
Tags: Facebook, Business, Instagram, Facebook WhatsApp

As a Facebook whistleblower prepares to speak out, what can be done to rein in tech firms?

Pressure piles on social media firms after US senators challenge Instagram over impact of app on children’s mental healthUS lawmakers have left Facebook in no doubt this week that revelations about the impact of its Instagram app on teen mental health have further damaged the company’s reputation. The Democrat senator Richard Blumenthal said the social network was “indefensibly delinquent” in its behaviour and had “chosen growth over children’s mental health”, after the Wall Street Journal (WSJ)...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Business, Technology, Media, Instagram, Social Networking, US, Social Media, Life and style, Society, World news, Regulators, US news, Mental Health, Body Image

Seeking to respin Instagram’s toxicity for teens, Facebook publishes annotated slide decks

“The methodology is not fit to provide statistical estimates for the correlation between Instagram and mental health or to evaluate causal claims between social media and health/well-being,” Facebook writes in an introduction annotation on one of the slide decks. While on a slide that contains the striking observation that “Most wished Instagram had given them better control over what they saw”, Facebook nitpicks that the colors used by its researchers to shade the cells of the table which prese...
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Seeking to respin Instagram’s toxicity for teens, Facebook publishes annotated slide decks – TechCrunch

“The methodology is not fit to provide statistical estimates for the correlation between Instagram and mental health or to evaluate causal claims between social media and health/well-being,” Facebook writes in an introduction annotation on one of the slide decks. While on a slide that contains the striking observation that “Most wished Instagram had given them better control over what they saw”, Facebook nitpicks that the colors used by its researchers to shade the cells of the table which prese...
Tags: Facebook, Business, News, Instagram

12 Twitter Monitoring Tools For Your Brand

From follower trackers to keyword analyzers, there are all kinds of Twitter monitoring tools that you can use. Although many bloggers and businesses have used a Twitter Followers App, monitoring tools are different. Twitter is one of the most widely used social media platforms out there. It provides a fast and seamless way to reach out to a broad audience. And if you wish to make the most of this dynamic platform, then you need to take the assistance of some third-party tools. To help you redef...
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How to Save Time and Boost Traffic With Content Repurposing

It is common knowledge that the internet is competitive, but do you know just how fierce the competition for readership really is? Image Source: Pexels Just today alone, 7 million blog posts were created. Many new bloggers feel defeated just looking at that staggering data. They abandon their blogs before they’ve had a chance to hit the ground running! But you don’t have to let disillusionment scare you away from what can be one of the greatest journeys of your life. I realize when you become a...
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The Easiest Way to Increase Your Instagram Engagement Starting Now

What makes Instagram engagement special for your businesses? The #1 reason Instagram is HOT today is the Instagram engagement level. The engagement level on Instagram surpasses all the other social media networks today. That is huge. Not only that, but Instagram has 1 billion users and ½ of them are active every single day on Instagram. What does engagement really mean for you? It means that people are spending more time on that social network connecting with others. They are not just stroll...
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UK warns on cryptocurrency ads after Kardashian post

Social media influencers are routinely paid by scammers to help them pump and dump new tokens on the back of pure speculation The post appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Business, UK, Kim Kardashian, Instagram, Britain, Financial Conduct Authority, Kardashian, Cryptocurrency, Virtual Currency, Openaccess, Charles Randell, Ethereum Max

Lurch to right may imperil Texas’ attraction for employers

By Catarina Saraiva and Brendan Case | Bloomberg In the past decade, Texas attracted almost 4 million people and a cavalcade of employers thanks to low taxes, lax regulation and thriving cities. But a defiant attitude toward Covid restrictions, new limits on voting access and now the nation’s strictest abortion law could undermine its appeal for future moves. Companies including Apple Inc., Toyota Motor Corp. and Tesla Inc. have moved operations and college-educated, creative-class workers to Te...
Tags: Apple, Business, Elon Musk, Florida, Politics, Texas, Technology, News, Instagram, California, California News, San Francisco, Atlanta, Georgia, Tesla, Hp

Everything You Need to Know When Adding E-commerce to Your Website

 A recent study suggests that 95% of purchases are likely to be online by 2040. And if the growth of e-commerce in 2020 is any indication, it could even happen sooner. No wonder, companies worldwide are jumping onto the e-commerce bandwagon before it is too late to make the shift. Currently, around 12-24 million e-commerce websites are live and active across the globe, so the market is already expanding. Still, it is not too late if you want to add e-commerce capabilities to your website. Here a...
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