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Sri Lanka's social media blackout reflects sense that online dangers outweigh benefits

Features that make Facebook so useful for spreading information have also made it potentially dangerous Sri Lanka bombings: officials had ‘information’ about possible attacks – live updatesThe Sri Lankan government’s decision to block all social media sites in the wake of Sunday’s deadly attacks is emblematic of just how much US-based technology companies’ failure to rein in misinformation, extremism and incitement to violence has come to outweigh the claimed benefits of social media.Sri Lanka’s...
Tags: Facebook, Technology, Instagram, Social Networking, Youtube, US, Social Media, South and Central Asia, Sri Lanka, Facebook WhatsApp, Non Facebook, Sri Lanka attacks


Facebook urged to disable 'like' feature for child users

Proposed rules for child safety on social media include limits on data collectionFacebook and other social media firms should alert children if their parent or carer is monitoring their online activity, under proposed guidelines to improve child internet safety in the UK.Turning off the “like” function, and limiting data collection and geolocation tools on popular platforms, such as Instagram and Facebook, are among a 16-point list of recommendations for age-appropriate design released by the In...
Tags: Facebook, UK, Technology, Media, Instagram, Social Networking, Children, Social Media, Society, UK News, Snapchat, Digital Media, Internet Safety, Information Commissioner 's Office Continue


Facebook restores services after users report outages

Thousands had difficulty accessing social networks including Instagram and messaging service WhatsApp, says tracking siteFacebook has said it has restored services on Sunday after some users were unable to access its social networking site, photo-sharing network Instagram and messaging app WhatsApp. However, Facebook did not specify the cause or scope of the outages. Related: Facebook to use AI to stop telling users to say hi to dead friends Continue reading...
Tags: Facebook, Technology, Media, Instagram, Social Networking, Internet, Social Media, World news, Whatsapp, Digital Media


Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp users report outages

Thousands having difficulty accessing social networks, says tracking siteFacebook was inaccessible to some users on Sunday, according to Downdetector, a website that monitors outages.The site showed there had been more than 7,700 incidents of people reporting issues with Facebook at its peak. Continue reading...
Tags: Facebook, Technology, Media, Instagram, Social Networking, Internet, Social Media, Whatsapp, Digital Media, Facebook Instagram, Downdetector


Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram users report outages

Thousands having difficulty accessing social networks, says tracking siteFacebook was inaccessible to some users on Sunday, according to Downdetector, a website that monitors outages.The site showed there had been more than 9,000 reports of problems accessing Facebook. Its live outage map showed the issues had mainly cropped up in Europe. Continue reading...
Tags: Facebook, Technology, Media, Instagram, Social Networking, Internet, Social Media, Whatsapp, Digital Media, Europe Continue, Downdetector


Facebook suffers outage in Europe

Thousands are reporting issues accessing the social media network, says tracking siteFacebook is inaccessible to some users across the world, according to Downdetector, a website which monitors outages.The outage-tracking website showed that there are more than 9,000 incidents of people reporting issues with Facebook. Continue reading...
Tags: Facebook, Europe, Technology, Media, Instagram, Social Networking, Social Media, Whatsapp, Digital Media, Facebook Continue


Instagram users will be able to buy from brands on platform

‘Checkout on Instagram’ is new e-commerce service available to US customersFacebook is moving into retail, as the company partners with more than 20 brands to allow Instagram users to buy clothes, accessories and makeup on the social network without leaving the app.“Checkout on Instagram” is a step up from previous shopping features on the service, which ultimately pushed buyers to a brand’s web page to complete transactions. Users were then required to enter payment and shipping details, and of...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Technology, Money, Media, Instagram, Social Networking, Internet, US, World news, Consumer affairs, E-commerce, US news, Online Shopping


Fifty years of the internet

Leonard Kleinrock Contributor Share on Twitter Leonard Kleinrock is the Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Computer Science at the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering. When my team of graduate students and I sent the first message over the internet on a warm Los Angeles evening in October, 1969, little did we suspect that we were at the start of a worldwide revolution. After we typed the first two letters from our computer room...
Tags: TC, Column, Utah, Technology, Instagram, Email, Social Networking, Internet, California, Los Angeles, Social Media, Tech, E-commerce, Authentication, Digital Media, Aol


Social media addiction should be seen as a disease, MPs say

Report suggests sites such as Facebook and Instagram could be harming mental healthSocial media addiction should be considered a disease, MPs have said, in a sign of the pressures facing technology companies and the growing concern over the impact social networks are having on users’ mental health.The politicians called for further research on the effects of social media but said a report suggested there was good reason to believe sites such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter – which are constan...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Twitter, Politics, Technology, Media, Instagram, Social Networking, Internet, Social Media, Society, UK News, Mental Health, Digital Media, Young People, Facebook Instagram


How To Use Social Media To Pitch Investors

Pitch Pitch Pitch .. How can entrepreneurs use social media to pitch investors? Social media has become an incredibly powerful tool for all types of uses. It has made and broken brands with consumers, changed politics, created movements, become an instant news source and has evolved into a chief community and shopping hub. It’s also been responsible for years of wasted time. So, how do you use it to aid in raising money for a startup?Which Social Media Platforms are Best for Reaching...
Tags: Startups, Facebook, Asia, Instagram, Social Networking, Trends, Social-media, Investor, Ecosystem, Pitching, Social Media Platforms, Social Media Strategy, Angel Funding, Start-up Strategies


How Instagram became the politicians’ playground

Free from viral abuse, Instagram has become our MPs’ preferred platform to show off their human sideTom Watson is spiralising courgettes with a gadget bought in a supermarket sale. Caroline Flint looks thrilled with the mini trampoline she got for Christmas, though arguably not as thrilled as Tory leadership contender Liz Truss is to be posing with Larry the Downing Street cat on her knee. And Gavin Williamson, the defence secretary, wants you to know he’s been doing some DIY.Welcome to the soot...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Politics, Technology, Media, Instagram, Social Networking, Culture, Labour, Tony Blair, Watson, Emily Thornberry, Caroline Flint, Sadiq Khan, Liz Truss, Larry


Facebook takes down fake account network used to spread hate in UK

More than 100 false accounts posed as far-right and leftwing activists to sow division, says companyFacebook has removed a network of more than 100 accounts and pages for “coordinated inauthentic behaviour” on its social networks – the first time it has done so for UK-based operations seeking to influence British citizens.The operation was spread over Facebook and Instagram and used a network of fake accounts to pose as both far-right activists and their opponents. It ran pages and groups whose ...
Tags: Facebook, UK, Technology, Media, Instagram, Social Networking, UK News, World news, US news, Silicon Valley, The far right


Follow these rules when reposting other photographer’s work on Instagram

If you use Instagram, I bet there are some common behaviors on this social network that annoy you. A pet peeve for many of us is seeing our own work reposted without following a proper etiquette. Triggered by these “Instagram pet peeves,” Chelsea Northrup came up with three rules users should follow when reposting someone […] The post Follow these rules when reposting other photographer’s work on Instagram appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Instagram, Social Networking, Inspiration, Social Media, Social Network, Chelsea Northrup


JetBlue airline dares you to delete all your Instagram photos to win a year of free flights

Do you have a mild panic attack when you think about all your Instagram photos completely disappearing from your profile? Would it be easier if that could earn you a year of unlimited flights all over the world? In a weird Instagram challenge, JetBlue airline dares users to clear their profiles from all photos, and […] The post JetBlue airline dares you to delete all your Instagram photos to win a year of free flights appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Travel, Photography, News, Instagram, Social Networking, Social Media, Challenge, Airplane, Contest, Jetblue, Social Network, Airline


How to make money on Instagram even without a large audience

There are many tutorials for growing your audience on Instagram, since lots of followers potentially mean lots of earnings. But what if I told you that you can still earn money on Instagram without “playing the game” and gaining a massive number of followers? Well, let James Popsys tell you more about it in this […] The post How to make money on Instagram even without a large audience appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Social, Photography, Instagram, Social Networking, Inspiration, Social Media, Social Network, Instagram Followers, James Popsys, Grow Instagram Following


Tommy Robinson banned from Facebook and Instagram

Far-right founder of English Defence League repeatedly breached hate speech rulesTommy Robinson, the far-right founder of the English Defence League, has been permanently banned from Facebook and Instagram for repeatedly breaking the sites’ policies on hate speech, Facebook said.The company said Robinson, whose real name is Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, broke rules that ban public calls for violence against people based on protected characteristics; rules that ban supporting or appearing with organised...
Tags: Facebook, Technology, Media, Instagram, Social Networking, UK News, The far right, English Defence League, Robinson, Tommy Robinson, Stephen Yaxley Lennon


Instagram may soon enable you to send direct messages from your desktop

Instagram is reportedly testing a feature that will allow you to send direct messages through its desktop version, and not just via the mobile app. It was recently spotted by one of the users and it can be great news for all of you who find it annoying and limiting to send DMs only through […] The post Instagram may soon enable you to send direct messages from your desktop appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, News, Instagram, Social Networking, Social Media, Social Network, Text Messages


Don’t let social media ruin your photography

I’m at a Starbucks in Hanoi, typically it’s a peaceful location where I can write and think, but today it’s overrun with young people smoking cigarettes, occasionally smiling and laughing, but mostly consumed with their phones browsing Instagram and taking selfies to reload their feed with an annoyed older man in their background typing away. […] The post Don’t let social media ruin your photography appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Instagram, Social Networking, Inspiration, Social Media, Starbucks, Social Network, Hanoi, Don, Justin Mott


Why the UK is taking on social networks over child safety

Worries are growing about the destructive effects of algorithms on the youngSocial networks are facing a new legislative crackdown as worries about child safety online mount.While all sides agree that protecting children online is of paramount importance, the calls have led to a tense conflict between larger social networks, who argue that they cannot be held to an expectation of perfection, and the government, which is increasingly threatening to redefine the roles of internet companies if they...
Tags: Facebook, UK, Technology, Media, Pinterest, Instagram, Social Networking, Children, Internet, Society, Child protection, Internet Safety


Instagram to launch 'sensitivity screens' after Molly Russell's death

Facebook-owned app promises changes to better shield users from self-harm imagesInstagram will introduce “sensitivity screens” to hide images of self-harm in an attempt to protect young people who use the site, the app’s head has announced.Adam Mosseri, who took over Instagram after the app’s founders departed suddenly in 2018, has promised a series of changes following the death of the British teenager Molly Russell, whose parents believe she took her own life after being exposed to graphic ima...
Tags: Facebook, Technology, Media, Pinterest, Instagram, Social Networking, Internet, Society, Depression, Adam Mosseri, Molly Russell


EU data watchdog raises concerns over Facebook integration

Irish commission that regulates site requests urgent briefing on platforms mergerFacebook’s plan to merge WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook Messenger could raise significant data protection concerns, according to the Irish commission that regulates the social network in the EU.The Data Protection Commission has asked for an urgent briefing with Facebook Ireland so it can assess the proposals, it said in a statement. “The Irish DPC will be very closely scrutinising Facebook’s plans as they develop...
Tags: Facebook, Apps, Europe, Technology, Media, Instagram, Privacy, Social Networking, Social Media, Eu, World news, Whatsapp, Encryption, Ireland, Digital Media, Facebook Messenger


Facebook to integrate Instagram, Messenger and WhatsApp

Merger of three platforms would allow users to text each other without switching appsFacebook is reportedly considering a merger of its three messaging platforms – WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook Messenger – allowing users to send messages between the networks for the first time.The plans are said to come directly from the Facebook chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, the New York Times has reported, and would involve rewriting the basic software of the three apps to ensure they were interoperable...
Tags: Facebook, Apps, Mark Zuckerberg, Technology, Instagram, Social Networking, Social Media, Whatsapp, Encryption, Facebook Messenger, New York Times, Gdpr, Instagram Messenger


Why US rightwing populists and their global allies disagree over Big Tech | Evgeny Morozov

The American wing of the movement sees Big Tech as a target of attack while populists in the rest of the world see it as their best chance of escaping intellectual hegemonyThe emerging global movement of rightwing populists is guilty of many things but ideological incoherence in choosing their enemies is generally not one of them. Whether it is Steve Bannon bashing Pope Francis, Matteo Salvini attacking the “do-gooders” in humanitarian NGOs or Marine Le Pen venting against the dull technocrats ...
Tags: Facebook, Technology, Media, Instagram, Social Networking, US, Spain, Silicon Valley, Brussels, Vox, Evgeny Morozov, Cambridge Analytica, Steve Bannon, Pope Francis Matteo Salvini


From WhatsApp to Alexa : why the ad-free era is over

As we grow wiser to marketing, advertisers are finding new ways and places to plug productsWe’ve weaned ourselves off banner advertisements, with a fifth of us using ad blockers in our internet browsers, according to research firm eMarketer. So-called “native advertising” online, where advertising is presented in a similar way to editorial, has failed to take off. A US study last year from found native advertising is no better at getting us to buy than standard online ads.“Consumers are very goo...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Technology, Media, Instagram, Social Networking, Advertising, US, Snapchat, Whatsapp, Online Shopping, Alexa, Amazon Alexa, Huddersfield University, Lisa Du Lieu


A quick tip to increase your discoverability on Instagram

If you’re a photographer, Instagram is one of the most popular ways to put your work out there. But it’s not that easy to get discovered and noticed among hundreds of millions of users. Certainly, there are some ways to grow your audience organically, and we’ve covered some of them before. But in this video, […] The post A quick tip to increase your discoverability on Instagram appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Instagram, Social Networking, Tutorials, Social Media, Social Network, Walid Azami, Grow Instagram Following


Snap CEO Evan Spiegel claimed Instagram makes you feel ‘terrible’ and Snapchat doesn’t. But data suggests he’s wrong. (SNAP)

Snap CEO Evan Spiegel recently said that Instagram made users feel "terrible" because they had to "compete for popularity." Spiegel has yet to provide any proof to back up this claim, and current research suggests he is wrong. Snapchat does, however, seem to have a slightly better emotional impact on users than Instagram, according to multiple surveys. Assessing the impact of social-media apps on emotional well-being is complicated by factors like "active" versus "passive" use, and timeframe. ...
Tags: Facebook, UK, Instagram, Minnesota, Social Networking, Trends, Snapchat, New York Times, Evan Spiegel, Miranda Kerr, University Of Michigan, Bayer, Ohio State University, University of Minnesota, Royal Society for Public Health, SPIEGEL


Snap CEO Evan Spiegel claimed Instagram makes you feel ‘terrible’ and Snapchat doesn’t. But he can’t prove it and data suggests he’s wrong. (SNAP)

Snap CEO Evan Spiegel recently said that Instagram made users feel "terrible" because they had to "compete for popularity." Spiegel has yet to provide any proof to back up this claim, and current research suggests he is wrong. Snapchat does, however, seem to have a slightly better emotional impact on users than Instagram, according to multiple surveys. Assessing the impact of social-media apps on emotional well-being is complicated by factors like "active" versus "passive" use, and timeframe. ...
Tags: Facebook, UK, Instagram, Minnesota, Social Networking, Trends, Snapchat, New York Times, Evan Spiegel, Miranda Kerr, University Of Michigan, Bayer, Ohio State University, University of Minnesota, Royal Society for Public Health, SPIEGEL


Instagram update: change to horizontal scrolling prompts online uproar

Picture-sharing platform retracts horizontal-scrolling feature within an hour of ‘mistaken’ rollout to usersThe photo-sharing social media site Instagram has apologised after rolling out a major change to the way users interact with its app to more users than intended – leading to an online outcry and the system being switched back within an hour.The change meant that instead of scrolling through a feed of pictures from friends, as the app has worked since its launch in 2010, users had to tap to...
Tags: Facebook, Technology, Media, Instagram, Social Networking, World news


#ThrowbackThursday is only the start: Instagram hashtags for every day of the week

Not getting your hashtag fill with #ThrowbackThursday or #ManCrushMonday? Here's a list of some of the more popular Instagram hashtags, so you can outfit your next post with the proper tag, regardless of what day it is. The post #ThrowbackThursday is only the start: Instagram hashtags for every day of the week appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Mobile, Photography, Instagram, Social Networking, Trends, Social Media, Hashtags


A hotel chain offers “Instagram sitter” to post photos for you

If it isn’t on Instagram, it’s like it didn’t happen. When you travel, you gotta make the photos perfect, avoid clichés, and show everyone how much fun you’re having. I mean, the struggle is real, guys! To help you relax and enjoy the vacation, Ibis hotels in Switzerland offers “Social Media Sitter” who will take […] The post A hotel chain offers “Instagram sitter” to post photos for you appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Travel, Photography, News, Instagram, Social Networking, Social Media, Switzerland, Social Network



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