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Facebook launches ‘Drives,’ a US-only feature for collecting food, clothing and other necessities for people in need

Facebook today is introducing a new feature that will allow users in the U.S. to collect food, clothing and other necessities for people in need. The feature, called “Drives,” is being made available through Facebook’s existing Community Help hub, which is the place where Facebook centralizes requests and offers for help within a local community. The Community Help hub was first launched in 2017 as a way for Facebook users to centralize their resources in the wake of a crisis, like a man-made...
Tags: Social, Facebook, Instagram, US, Social Media, Tech, United States, Fundraising, Philanthropy, Facebook Search, Fundraiser, Instagram Feed, Community Help, COVID, Community Help hub, Community Help hub From


Episode #63: Listener AMA Biz + Money

Hi there! When we do any kind of Q+A we always get a LOT of business and money questions, so today we are devoting a whole episode to these topics! In true Emma and Elsie fashion, we couldn’t stop dishing advice so the episode turned out pretty long! We hope you enjoy it! You can stream the episode here on the blog or on  iTunes ,  Spotify ,  Google Play ,  TuneIn ,  Pocket Casts , and  Stitcher . You can find the podcast posts archive here . Show notes:  -Books we recommend: –I Will Teach Y...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Podcast, Florida, Instagram, Etsy, Martha Stewart, US, Suze Orman, Tips, Ira, Jeremy, Laura Dern, Don Draper, Snoop Dogg, Rogers


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...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Youtube, Advertising, US, Social Media, Seo, Mashup, Picasso, Digital News, Youtube Ads, We Are Social, Privacy Settings, Fleets, Social Platforms


Photographer Catherine Panebianco: ‘These are my family pictures, but they’re every family’s story’

Her father’s Christmas Day tradition of showing his old slides to the family inspired Panebianco’s award-winning series, which connects tender memories to the presentWhen US photographer Catherine Panebianco was a child, her family moved around North America a lot: by the time she entered high school she had had maybe 10 different homes – “in Pennsylvania, Georgia, a couple places in California, two places in New York…”. One constant, though, was a set of photographic slides. Her father, Glenn, ...
Tags: Family, Photography, New York, California, US, Toronto, Culture, Art and design, North America, Glenn, Pennsylvania Georgia, Catherine Panebianco, Panebianco


One reseller group snagged nearly 3,500 PlayStation 5 consoles, and the resale market might be the only place to score one after it sold out everywhere online

After getting to checkout, PlayStation 5 buyers found out the device had already sold out. Walmart The PlayStation 5 launched this week in Europe and the United Kingdom, and customers encountered many of the same issues they faced in the US: The console was sold out near-instantly at most retailers. The only way to get a PlayStation 5 at launch was through a preorder, but some retailers sold PS5 consoles digitally on a first-come, first-served basis. A robust resale market for the coveted...
Tags: Europe, UK, London, Instagram, Microsoft, Ebay, US, Trends, Walmart, United States, United Kingdom, Sony, Financial Times, Gamestop, Business Insider, Tom


Warning to 'Instagram hikers' after rescues at UK site of plane wreck

Peak District team urge visitors to ‘eerie landscape’ to better prepare for poor weatherIll-prepared “Instagram hikers” have been warned against heading into the Peak District hills to take photos by the eerie wreckage of a plane after mountain rescue volunteers were called out twice in one day to assist them.The crash site at Higher Shelf Stones, on moorland between Manchester and Sheffield, contains large sections of a US military plane that plunged into a ridge in fog in 1948, killing all 13 ...
Tags: Mountains, Photography, UK, Instagram, US, Social Media, UK News, Walking, Manchester, Sheffield, Tiktok


Facebook services saw most disruptions in India in first half of 2020

In the first half of 2020, there were 42 instances when Facebook services were disrupted in India, totalling for a total of 38 weeks, 3 days, and 19 hours. Most of these disruptions were in Jammu and Kashmir, followed by West Bengal. This information was revealed as part of Facebook’s transparency report for the first half of 2020. This isn’t a surprising trend, given how trigger happy the Indian government has been with issuing internet shutdown orders — Jammu and Kashmir for instance was subje...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, UK, News, Instagram, India, US, Artificial Intelligence, US Senate, Hate Speech, Delhi, Kashmir, Harmony, Jammu, India Facebook, Internet shutdowns


Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot knows there's 'COVID fatigue' in peoples' response to the virus. But letting your guard down now could be a matter of 'life and death,' she says.

Chicago's Mayor Lori Lightfoot arrives at a University of Chicago initiative event for the science in Chicago, Illinois, on July 23, 2020. REUTERS/Kamil Krzaczynski Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot spoke to Insider on Thursday about her city's response to COVID-19.  She admitted people have experienced "COVID fatigue" in recent weeks, but urged people not to gather on Thanksgiving.  She said the decision not to gather for the November holiday is a matter of "life and death." Visit Business...
Tags: Health, Politics, Science, News, Instagram, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Chicago, United States, University Of Chicago, Biden, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Chicago Illinois, Lori Lightfoot, Lightfoot


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


Optimizing Your Pinterest Strategy for Holiday and eCommerce

It’s that time of year again – the holidays are upon us. If you haven’t defined your Pinterest strategy for the coming weeks, now is the perfect time to finalize your plans. People are shopping for themselves and loved ones earlier than ever (as we have previously seen consumer patterns shift across the board), so get ahead of Black Friday and start encouraging your audience to shop throughout the season. The Current State of Pinterest One thing is certain: Pinterest is not slowi...
Tags: Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, US, Seo, Adidas, Starbucks, Coca Cola, Coke, Arpu, Pinners, Pinners Millennials, New Storefront Profile, Pinterest Newsroom, Pinterest Story Pins, Pinners Pins


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....
Tags: Social, Facebook, Apps, Twitter, Instagram, Supreme Court, US, Tech, Policy, Pennsylvania, Republican Party, Jack Dorsey, Donald Trump, Dorsey, Trump, Congressional


I'm a chess grandmaster who's made over $280,000 from esports tournaments. As the highest-rated blitz player in the world, I spend up to 7 hours a day playing chess online.

Hikaru Nakamura is a professional esports athlete and champion chess player. TSM Hikaru Nakamura is a 32-year-old esports athlete based in Los Angeles, California. He is the first chess player to join the esports team TSM (formerly Team SoloMid). According to Esports Earnings, Nakamura has made over $281,000 in winnings from online chess tournaments in 2020. At 15, Nakamura became the youngest American to win the title of chess Grandmaster, and competed worldwide as a professional chess pl...
Tags: Japan, Usa, Instagram, California, US, Careers, Trends, Netflix, Mario Kart, Esports, WNBA, Chess, Nordic, Los Angeles California, Eric Rosen, Nakamura


'This isn't a game': Michelle Obama rips into Trump for refusing to concede and says he put her family in danger with 'racist lies'

Erika Goldring/Getty Images The former first lady Michelle Obama issued a direct call Monday for President Donald Trump to concede the 2020 election and allow for a peaceful transfer of power. In an Instagram post, Obama opened up about her personal struggles with welcoming the Trumps to the White House on Inauguration Day in 2017. "Donald Trump had spread racist lies about my husband that put my family in danger," she wrote in the post. "But I knew that, for the sake of the country, I ha...
Tags: Politics, Instagram, Obama, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Transition, Michelle Obama, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Erika Goldring Getty, Jake Lahut, Michelle Obama @michelleobama Donald Trump


I volunteered to test the Moderna coronavirus vaccine. Here's what the experience was like — and why it's given me hope for the world.

Elle Hardy. Elle Hardy Journalist Elle Hardy is taking part in a phase-three trial of Moderna's mRNA-1273 vaccine, which just announced it's 94.5% effective against coronavirus. The federal government announced in August that it would spend $1.53 billion to buy 100 million doses of the vaccine, with an option to purchase up to 400 million additional doses. After a slight reaction to the two doses, Hardy said she was certain she didn't receive a placebo.  A recent antibody test confirmed sh...
Tags: Health, South Korea, England, Instagram, Australia, White House, US, Trends, United States, Healthcare, Oxford, MMR, Vaccine, Donald Trump, Nordic, Hardy


Netflix is testing a new vertical feed of funny videos on iPhones and iPads

John Mulaney, Ali Wong, and Dave Chappelle are stand-up comedians. Each has a comedy special on Netflix. NBC / Getty Images; Rick Kern / Getty Images; Lester Cohen / Getty Images Netflix is testing a new feature called "Fast Laughs." The feed, which is currently only available to select mobile users, shows viewers short clips from Netflix shows, movies, and comedy specials, and allows users to bookmark the full shows after viewing clips. Already, social media giants like TikTok and Instagr...
Tags: UK, News, Instagram, Entertainment, US, Trends, Netflix, Business Insider, Dave Chappelle, Lester Cohen Getty, Tech Insider, Matt Navarra, Rick Kern Getty, Instagram Snapchat Facebook, Tiktok, Business News Desk


This Week in Apps: Conservative apps surge, Instagram redesigned, TikTok gets ghosted

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, Ios, Google, Android, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Hbo, Instagram, China, Nigeria, Time, Disney, US, Samsung, Tech


20 photographs of the week

The US election, lockdown in London, flooding in the Philippines, and rising cases of Covid-19: the most striking images from around the world Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, London, US, World news, Culture, Philippines, News photography, Art and design, Coronavirus


How to broaden your business' reach and sell across multiple channels

Business Insider Showfields is a retail store and art gallery located at 11 Bond Street in New York City. Aysia Marotta for Showfields Showfields, a retail store and art gallery in New York City, uses multiple sales channels to cater to its customers, including a mobile app, contactless payment, virtual store tours, and video shows.  The store is just one example of companies that are finding new ways to satisfy drastically shifting consumer behaviors during the pandemic.  Execut...
Tags: Instagram, Small Business, Entrepreneurship, New York City, US, Trends, Strategy, Canada, Retail, Bond Street, Contactless Payments, Consumer Behavior, New York City s Lower East Side, Paysafe, Multichannel Marketing, Showfields


4 Tips for Black Business Owners Looking to Make the Most of the Holiday Season

Black-owned businesses have been hit especially hard by the pandemic, closing at twice the rate of other small businesses. For many, this holiday season will be a make or break moment, but the good news is that people want to help. At Facebook, for example, we launched a three-month long Season of Support to provide free resources, education and training to help businesses all over the world as well as #BuyBlack Friday in the US – harnessing the energy of the year’s biggest retail day to celebra...
Tags: Facebook, Business, Instagram, US, Sales & Marketing, Johnson, Black, The Garden, Flint Michigan, Right Now, Facebook Group, Annette, Black Business Owners Looking, Elle Jae Essentials, Annette Njau, House of Takura


21 virtual wine tastings hosted by vineyards, experts, and winemakers from around the world — including a live Zoom tasting with Sarah Jessica Parker

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Getty Images Although states have continued phased reopenings, some states are experiencing an uptick in COVID-19 cases, and many people are still turning to online experiences for socializing.Wineries, winemakers, and wine connoisseurs are bringing the vineyards and tasting rooms straight to living rooms with virtual wine tastings.Many of the virtual tastings are free to join, and some ship wine r...
Tags: Travel, Reviews, Kitchen, Home, Facebook, New York, Instagram, California, France, Oregon, Alcohol, US, Trends, Catalonia, Features, New Zealand


Facebook and Instagram Messenger Merge; The Good, The Bad, and The Brand Possibilities

Sliding into DMs is about to work a bit differently on Instagram. In September, Instagram announced that they are merging their Direct Messaging with Facebook Messenger, creating a seamless messaging experience across both platforms to help people stay connected easier. This update has already been rolled out to many areas and will bring a number of new features to the unified Messenger, such as selfie stickers, new conversation reactions, and more. Read on to learn more about the benefits, the ...
Tags: Facebook, Messenger, Instagram, US, Seo, Whatsapp, Facebook Messenger, Facebook Marketing, Instagram Marketing, Facebook Business, WhatsApp Messenger, Instagram Messenger, Facebook And Instagram Messenger, Facebook Messenger Merge, Instagram Messenger Merge, Messenger merge


Jeff Bezos congratulates president-elect Biden, saying Americans 'proved again our democracy is strong'

Jeff Bezos (right) talks to Donald Trump (left) at a White House technology roundtable in 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria Jeff Bezos congratulated Joe Biden and Kamala Harris on their Presidential win Saturday.  In an Instagram post, the Amazon founder said President Trump's loss proves "unity, empathy, and decency are not characteristics of a bygone era." Biden's win is likely a mixed result for Amazon, which stands to lose from Democratic-led regulation, but has also dealt with very public a...
Tags: Amazon, Politics, Instagram, Microsoft, Congress, Washington Post, Senate, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, House, Paris, Bill Gates, Postal Service, Jeff Bezos


Facebook Will Announce Presidential Election Result in Facebook and Instagram Notifications

Facebook plans to put the name of the winner of the US presidential election at the top of Facebook and Instagram once it's been projected by a majority of media outlets, the company says. From a report: The company also will label presidential candidates' posts with a link to its voting information center, according to Facebook spokesperson Tom Reynolds. The company plans to "show the candidate's name in notifications at the top of Facebook and Instagram that say 'A Presidential Winner Has Been...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, US, Tech, Associated Press, Reuters, Reynolds, Tom Reynolds, Verge Facebook, US Presidential Election Reynolds, ABC News CBS News Fox News NBC News CNN


This is the message Facebook and Instagram will display when a presidential election winner is projected

Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images, Drew Angerer/Getty Images Notifications on Facebook and Instagram will name the projected presidential winner once most major media outlets have picked either Donald Trump or Joe Biden, Facebook announced Thursday night. Messages will run across the top of both platforms, and labels on posts from both Trump and Biden will include the name of the projected winner, Facebook said. Facebook, which owns Instagram, is awaiting projections from the decision desks of...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Technology, Instagram, US, Trends, Social Media, Tech, Joe Biden, Associated Press, Biden, Election, Donald Trump, Trump, Election 2020, Tech Insider


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...
Tags: Social, Facebook, Apps, Twitter, Elections, Instagram, Social Networks, US, Social Media, Tech, Hashtag, Arizona, Trump, 2020 Election, Tiktok, Sharpiegate


Turkey fines Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, TikTok under new social media law

Turkey has fined Facebook, Twitter, Periscope, YouTube, TikTok, and Instagram with 10 million lira each (US$1.18 million) for failing to comply with its new social media law. The penalty was imposed for the companies failing the specific requirement of appointing a local representative that would be answerable to the government and courts. have also been fined 10 million lira each. The fines, reported by Al Jazeera, were announced by Omer Fatih Sayan, chairman of Turkey’s Information and Communi...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, News, Instagram, US, Social Media, Turkey, Erdogan, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Al Jazeera, Twitter Facebook YouTube, Sayan, Justice and Development Party AK Party, Nationalist Movement Party, Facebook Twitter Periscope YouTube TikTok, Omer Fatih Sayan


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 ...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Twitter, News, Instagram, US, Fox News, Associated Press, Donald Trump, Us Elections, Trump, Donald J Trump, Brian Fung, Reuters Facebook, Supreme Court Here


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...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Government, White House, US, Tech, Pennsylvania, Arizona, Fox News, Michigan, Biden, Trump, Misinformation, Facebook Twitter



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