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Countdown to Christmas: 25 ways to create the holiday home of your dreams

As this year draws to a close (finally), it’s only fitting to want to make this a holiday to remember with seasonal décor that warms the heart. The festivities may be different in 2020, but that doesn’t mean you can’t pull out all the stops. Many of us are keen on celebrating something — anything — after all these months, and there are a fair number of newbies endeavoring to deck their halls for the first time because of limited travel and gatherings, according to Pinterest and other trend watch...
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We Are Social’s Monday Mashup #517

Twitter rolls out disappearing tweets, called FleetsThere has been plenty of buzz around the global launch of ‘Fleets’ on Twitter this week, the disappearing messaging feature that sits right at the top of the timeline in a row of Stories-like bubbles. You can use Fleets to share text, respond to others’ tweets, or post videos with the same background colours. You can also respond to others’ Fleets by tapping on one and sending a direct message to the creator. However, it has been a fleeting mom...
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This Week in Apps: Apple slashes commissions, Twitter launches Fleets, warnings about Parler

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the TechCrunch series that recaps the latest OS news, the applications they support and the money that flows through it all. The app industry is as hot as ever, with   204 billion downloads and $120 billion in consumer spending in 2019. People are now spending three hours and 40 minutes per day using apps, rivaling TV. Apps aren’t just a way to pass idle hours — they’re a big business. In 2019, mobile-first companies had a   $544 billion valuation, 6.5x higher ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, TC, Facebook, Apps, Twitter, Japan, Instagram, Supreme Court, Australia, Washington Post, Youtube, Ipo, Tech, Eu

Social media innovation is dead

Twitter just released Fleets, its version of temporary stories. Chesnot/Getty  Twitter just rolled out its version of temporary stories, joining Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn and everyone else.  All of the social media apps are cannibalizing each others' best features to try and be all things to all people.  But we don't need a dozen 'superapps,' and adding Fleets won't help Twitter solve the problems it is already facing.  Chris Stokel-Walker is a freelance journalist and the author of "Y...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Youtube, China, US, Trends, Snapchat, Silicon Valley, Hank Green, Facebook Stories, Instagram Facebook LinkedIn, Social Media This, YouTube Stories, IGTV, Alexandra Ocasio Cortez

Twitter slows the rollout of its disappearing message feature, Fleets, amid tech issues and privacy concerns

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey REUTERS/Anushree Fadnav Twitter on Wednesday said its launch of Fleets, a disappearing-message feature, was having performance and stability problems. Many users won't get Fleets "for a few more days," the company said. Users have raised privacy concerns, saying the feature encouraged harassment. Some Twitter users were able to send Fleets to people whose direct messages were closed. A Twitter spokeswoman told Bloomberg on Thursday that the company was working to fi...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Trends, Social Media, Tech, Bloomberg, Bbc, Snapchat, Jack Dorsey, Instagram Facebook, Tech Insider, Anushree Fadnav Twitter, Kevin Shalvey

Trump will lose protected Twitter status after his presidency

Twitter has at various times acknowledged that Donald Trump isn’t bound by the same rules that govern the rest of us. This executive privilege has allowed him to continue posting comments that could have long ago gotten any normal person banned from the platform. More recently, the service has sought to balance misinformation/disinformation with warning labels that alternately sit below or obscure the text. Twitter was adding these at a frenetic pace in the lead-up to the November 3 election....
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How to Send a Disappearing 'Fleet' on Twitter

After several months in beta, Twitter’s “Fleets” feature is now rolling out to all iOS and Android users. Despite Twitter marketing Fleets as “disappearing” Tweets, they’re really yet another version of the popular “stories” feature found on most social media platforms (including LinkedIn, for some reason), featuring…Read more...
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Jack Dorsey says social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook can be addictive — Mark Zuckerberg says the research is 'inconclusive'

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnav Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey said he believes social media platforms can be addictive.  "I do think, like anything else, these tools can be addictive," Dorsey said. "And we should be aware of that, acknowledge it, and make sure that we are making our customers aware of better patterns of usage. The more information the better here."  Dorsey and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg were asked about app addiction during Tuesday's Senate Judiciary Committee...
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Twitter Debuts Coward Mode

Great news for chickens: It’s now easier than ever to pretend you never posted that cringe to Twitter, which is rolling out a new, Instagram Stories-like type of post that auto-deletes after 24 hours. These are called Fleets, which is slightly confusing until you realize it’s a bad pun.Read more...
Tags: Apps, Twitter, Science, Technology, News, Instagram, Social Media, Snapchat, Tweeting, Jack Dorsey, Fleets

We Are Social’s Monday Mashup #516

Instagram redesigns its home screen, adding Reels and Shop tabsInstagram’s home screen has had a makeover, adding Reels and Shop tabs. The Reels tab directs users to watch and create shortform videos, while the Shop tab will surface personalised recommendations, as well as editors’ pics curated by the shop channel, shoppable videos, and new product collections. This is the first major design change that Instagram has made in years, an indication of the app’s priorities to maintain relevance in a...
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If You Can't Beat Them, Make Some Shit Up About Them and Hope It Goes Viral

Your feeds are not currently full of news about the ongoing civil war between the Real American Front and the Alliance to Restore Democracy. In fact, there’s barely any Second American Civil War going on at all, which is to say that things could theoretically be going a lot worse after November 3 than your relatives,…Read more...
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Facebook blocks hashtags for #sharpiegate, #stopthesteal election conspiracies

Facebook today began to block select hashtags which were being used to share misinformation related to the 2020 U.S. presidential election. Now, searches for the hashtags #SharpieGate is being blocked on the social network. Another election conspiracy hashtag #stopthesteal is also blocked on Facebook, with a note saying some of its content goes against the platform’s community standards. The #stopthesteal hashtag has been promoted by Donald Trump Jr. and other Trump campaign associates on Twi...
Tags: Social, TC, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Supreme Court, Government, White House, US, Tech, Policy, Pennsylvania, Conspiracy Theories, Trump, Misinformation, Donald Trump Jr

TikTok takes down some hashtags related to election misinformation, leaves others

As social media platforms struggle to get U.S. election misinformation under control with varying degrees of success, TikTok has taken new actions to stop people from searching and browsing select hashtags associated with misinformation and conspiracies related to the U.S. election results. The video app has redirected some hashtags — including #RiggedElection, #SharpieGate and others — where users have been publishing election misinformation. And it has taken down various videos making claims o...
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Twitter, Facebook label Trump’s tweets about election results, ballot ‘dumping’

Twitter and Facebook have slapped labels on misleading posts about voting and election results, numerous of them on US President Donald Trump’s posts, on the night of election day and also on November 4.  As it had warned before election day, Twitter flagged some of Trump’s tweets as misleading and limited their reach, disabling retweets, replies and likes. On tweets where Trump has “claimed” wins in certain swing states where counting was incomplete, Twitter warned that official sources may ...
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Election Day was largely free from disruptive cyberattacks, as efforts shift to combating misinformation

Polls closed in the U.S. presidential election on Tuesday without any significant or disruptive cyberattacks, according to cybersecurity officials and experts. Election Day wasn’t without its problems. Some voting machines in Nevada and Texas went down but were quickly back up and running, some voters in Georgia and Ohio had to use paper ballots after hand sanitizer leaked into the machines and the FBI said it was aware of robocalls urging Americans in swing states to “stay safe and stay home.” ...
Tags: Security, Facebook, Twitter, Elections, Texas, Voting, Instagram, Social Networks, Government, Nsa, US, Tech, Georgia, Fbi, Pennsylvania, Hillary Clinton

Close US election results plunge social media into nightmare misinformation scenario

When Trump spoke early Wednesday morning, it became clear which long-dreaded election scenario an anxious nation was on the cusp of. “This is a fraud on the American public,” Trump said in remarks delivered from the White House, mixing his campaign with the presidency. “We were getting ready to win this election. Frankly, we did win this election.” Trump’s claim of victory is false — votes are still being counted in a close race — but they heralded his campaign’s intention to work the misinforma...
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Facebook and Twitter immediately clamped down on Trump's posts that prematurely declared election victory, but they did so in very different ways

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg (left) and President Donald Trump. Reuters/Drew Angerer/Getty Images Facebook and Twitter both put rules in place before the election restricting content from candidates claiming premature victory. In social media posts, and then in a speech on election night, President Donald Trump falsely claimed he had already won the election before the full results were in. Facebook and Twitter immediately labeled Trump's posts — but they did so in different ways, and the ...
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Election results: How Twitter, Facebook plan to block misinformation

Twitter says it will remove or add a warning to tweets that declare election wins before official results are declared, as determined by national media outlets.When Twitter users try to retweet, the company will show them a prompt encouraging them to "quote tweet" (and thereby add their own commentary) instead, a move designed to slow the spread of misinformation.Facebook plans to display election results, as determined by national media outlets, on posts from candidates who contest the results ...
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How Social Media Platforms Are Preparing for the Election, And the Aftermath

As stores run low on plywood barricades, guns fly off the shelves, and the president plans not to commit to a peaceful transfer of power, social media companies have begrudgingly developed contingency plans for election day and the confusion that’s sure to follow. Belying most of these policies are the likely…Read more...
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What to Expect From Facebook, Twitter and YouTube on Election Day

SAN FRANCISCO -- Facebook, YouTube and Twitter were misused by Russians to inflame U.S. voters with divisive messages before the 2016 presidential election. The companies have spent the past four years trying to ensure that this November isn't a repeat.They have spent billions of dollars improving their sites' security, policies and processes. In recent months, with fears rising that violence may break out after the election, the companies have taken numerous steps to clamp down on false...
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Facebook giving preferential treatment to pro-Trump users, conservatives: Report

Facebook let associates of US president Donald Trump, including his son Donald Trump Jr., post misinformation on its platform during the final months of the presidential election campaign, and did not take proportionate action against these users to avoid being accused of “anti-conservative” bias, reported the Washington Post. The revelations come after months of accusations by Republican leadership that Facebook is biased against their party, and only days after these accusations were aired in ...
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NSFW: The tricky business of OnlyFans

In an increasingly digital world, OnlyFans has given online creators a new way to make money on their own terms The post NSFW: The tricky business of OnlyFans appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
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The Senate's Section 230 Clown Show, Trump's Twitter Password, and Impending Doom

It’s heeeereeeee: the 2020 elections are just four days away, which means the next 100-plus hours may be the longest of your life. Given the results of the election are unlikely to emerge on November 3 and the current presidential administration has made clear it intends to claim victory no matter what happens, it…Read more...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Twitter, Politics, Elections, Science, Voting, Instagram, Senate, Social Media, Misinformation, Political Ads, 2020 Election, Vote By Mail, Hellfeed

Instagram disables the 'Recent' tab on hashtag pages to stop the spread of misinformation around Election Day

Jens Kalaene/picture alliance via Getty Images Instagram has disabled the "Recent" tab from hashtag pages for US users to prevent the spread of misinformation ahead of Election Day. The tab shows the latest posts that have used a particular hashtag. It was disabled Thursday, Instagram said. "We're doing this to reduce the real-time spread of potentially harmful content that could pop up around the election," the company tweeted.  Facebook, which owns Instagram, and Twitter have already la...
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Interior Dept Defends Trump-Boosting Propaganda Vid By Boasting About Secretary

The Interior Department on Wednesday defended a campaign-style video posted to its official social media channels, following backlash that ensued over a typically apolitical government agency touting President Trump’s “historic feats for conservation.” Critics accused the department of violating the Hatch Act, which prohibits executive government officials from participating in political activity while on duty, but exempts the President and the vice president. On Tuesday, Interior Secretary Da...
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Facebook and Google are back in the spotlight ahead of key earnings and a possibly testy congressional hearing. Here's what to expect during tech's big week.

The Asahi Shimbun via Getty Images Big tech companies will be scrutinized by both lawmakers and shareholders this week, when three chief executives are set to testify before Congress and a slew of companies report their third-quarter earnings. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, and Google CEO Sundar Pichai will face a Senate panel Wednesday as lawmakers push to repeal or rewrite the legal protections that they say shield tech giants from accountability, frequently refe...
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How to map out your 2021 social media plan

Have you started thinking about your 2021 social media plan? Here's how to start putting the building blocks in place for a solid year of engagement.
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US Army base says it's sorry for claiming its Twitter account was hacked after an 'administrator' sent sexual messages at an OnlyFans creator

A sign at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, January 4, 2020. Associated Press Fort Bragg, the home of the US Army's Airborne and Special Operations Command, claimed its official Twitter account was hacked after it began sending explicit tweets. The account began replying to an adult-content creator from the platform OnlyFans on Wednesday afternoon. The OnlyFans performer described the incident as "wild" and told Insider she was disappointed the tweets were removed. The XVIII Airborne Corps walke...
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US Army base claims its Twitter account was hacked after suggestively tweeting at an OnlyFans creator

A sign for at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, January 4, 2020. Associated Press Fort Bragg, the home of the US Army's Airborne and Special Operations Command, claims its official Twitter account was hacked after it began sending explicit tweets. The account began replying to an adult-content creator from the platform OnlyFans on Wednesday afternoon. In response to one suggestive tweet from the creator, Ft. Bragg's Twitter account replied that it wanted to give them "a deep long kiss" — in addi...
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Social media users pass the 4 billion mark as global adoption soars

More than 4 billion people around the world now use social media each month, and an average of nearly 2 million new users are joining them every day. The world is spending more time on social media too, with the typical user now spending roughly 15 percent of their waking life using social platforms. However, social media isn’t the only aspect of digital that’s delivering impressive numbers. The new Digital 2020 October Global Statshot Report – produced in partnership with Hootsuite  – s...
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