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Pinstagram? Instagram code reveals Public Collections feature

Instagram is threatening to attack Pinterest just as it files to go public the same way the Facebook-owned app did to Snapchat. Code buried in Instagram for Android shows the company has prototyped an option to create public “Collections” to which multiple users can contribute. Instagram launched private Collections two years ago to let you Save and organize your favorite feed posts. But by allowing users to make Collections public, Instagram would become a direct competitor to Pinterest. Ins...
Tags: Social, Startups, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Mark Zuckerberg, Pinterest, Instagram, Tech, Snapchat, Wong, Pinterest Instagram, Casey Newton, Instagram for Android, Pinstagram, Jane Machun Wong


Facebook Messenger Marketing and Chatbots: What Every PPC Marketer Needs to Know Right Now

I’ll be upfront. My goal here is to persuade you that you should be using Facebook Messenger marketing and chatbots as part of your marketing strategy. This isn’t a sales pitch. This isn’t an infomercial. This is hard-hitting marketing intel. Whether you’re a PPC specialist, an SEO, a CMO, or just a curious bystander, I […] Read more at PPCHero.com
Tags: Social, Facebook, Seo, Ppc, Automation, Facebook Messenger, Advanced Ppc Strategies, Facebook Messenger Marketing


Different Kinds Of Loneliness – Having Poor Quality Relationships Is Associated With Greater Distress Than Having Too Few

By Emma Young. The researchers said it is important to assess the different subtypes of loneliness.
Tags: Psychology, Social, Mental Health, Emma Young


Twitter opens applications for its beta program, first tests to focus on fixing conversations

Twitter today is opening up applications for its new testing program, first announced at CES in January. The program potentially can cover any and every aspect of the Twitter experience, but the first set of tests will focus on how interactions between people, and specifically replies, appear on Twitter. They will include a new design for replies to make it easier to follow a conversation; rounded shapes on reply tweets; indents to follow responses; hiding engagement and sharing behind a tap ...
Tags: Social, TC, Apps, Twitter, Tech, Ces, Jack Dorsey, Dorsey, Haider, NDA, Kara Swisher, Sara Haider, Twitter Rules


Twitter opens applications for its ‘prototype’ program, first tests to focus on fixing conversations

Twitter today is opening up applications for its new testing program, first announced at CES in January. The program potentially can cover any and every aspect of the Twitter experience, but the first set of tests will focus on how interactions between people, and specifically replies, appear on Twitter. They will include a new design for replies to make it easier to follow a conversation; rounded shapes on reply tweets; indents to follow responses; hiding engagement and sharing behind a tap ...
Tags: Social, TC, Apps, Twitter, Tech, Ces, Jack Dorsey, Dorsey, Haider, NDA, Kara Swisher, Sara Haider, Twitter Rules


Exploring the Software Behind Facebook, the World’s Largest Social Media Site

At the scale that Facebook operates, several traditional approaches to serving web content break down or simply aren’t practical. The challenge for Facebook’s engineers has been to keep the site up and running smoothly in spite of handling over two billion active users. This article takes a look at some of the software and techniques they use to accomplish that. Facebook’s Scaling Challenge Before we get into the details, here are a few factoids to give you an idea of the scaling challenge tha...
Tags: Google, Social, Facebook, Instagram, Yahoo, Developer, Singapore, Blogging, Optimization, Development, Php, Software, Engineering, Hadoop, Hive, Performance


Twitter names first international markets to get checks on political advertisers

Twitter has announced it’s expanding checks on political advertisers outside the U.S. to also cover Australia, India and all the member states of the European Union. This means anyone wanting to run political ads on its platform in those regions will first need to go through its certification process to prove their identity and certify a local location via a verification letter process. Enforcement of the policies will kick in in the three regions on March 11, Twitter said today in a . “Poli...
Tags: Social, Asia, Twitter, Europe, Advertising Tech, Indonesia, Australia, India, US, Social Media, Tech, Eu, European Union, Thailand, Philippines, General Election


Slack off. Send videos instead with $11M-funded Loom

If a picture is worth a thousand words, how many emails can you replace with a video? As offices fragment into remote teams, work becomes more visual, and social media makes us more comfortable on camera, it’s time for collaboration to go beyond text. That’s the idea behind Loom, a fast-rising startup that equips enterprises with instant video messaging tools. In a click, you can film yourself or narrate a screenshare to get an idea across in a more vivid, personal way. Instead of scheduling a v...
Tags: Social, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Apps, Enterprise, Mac, Funding, Tech, SaaS, Khan, Jared Leto, Upfront Ventures, Slack, Kleiner Perkins, Shahed Khan


Instagram’s fundraiser stickers could lure credit card numbers

Mark Zuckerberg recently revealed that commerce is a huge part of the 2019 roadmap for Facebook’s family of apps. But before people can easily buy things from Instagram etc, Facebook needs their credit card info on file. That’s a potentially lucrative side effect of Instagram’s plan to launch a Fundraiser sticker in 2019. Facebook’s own Donate buttons have raised $1 billion, and bringing them to Instagram’s 1 billion users could do a lot of good while furthering Facebook’s commerce strategy. ...
Tags: Social, TC, Mobile, Facebook, Ecommerce, Apps, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Charity, Tech, Payments, Philanthropy, Zuckerberg, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, Non-profits, Instagrammers


UK parliament calls for antitrust, data abuse probe of Facebook

A final report by a British parliamentary committee which spent months last year investigating online political disinformation makes very uncomfortable reading for Facebook — with the company singled out for “disingenuous” and “bad faith” responses to democratic concerns about the misuse of people’s data. In the report, published today, the committee has also called for Facebook’s use of user data to be investigated by the UK’s data watchdog. In an evidence session to the committee late last ...
Tags: Security, Social, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Europe, UK, Privacy, Advertising Tech, Russia, US, Social Media, Business Model, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Policy, United States


VCs aren’t falling in love with dating startups

Joanna Glasner Contributor More posts by this contributor Startup names may have passed peak weirdness Where seed and early-stage funding is growing, contracting or holding steady Some 17 years ago, when internet dating was popular but still kind of embarrassing to talk about, I interviewed an author who was particularly bullish on the practice. Millions of people, he said, have found gratifying relationships online. Were it not for the in...
Tags: Social, TC, Column, China, Ipo, San Francisco, Tech, Beijing, Canada, Venture Capital, Dating Apps, Online Dating, Match Group, Ashley Madison, Crunchbase, West Hollywood


Even years later, Twitter doesn’t delete your direct messages

When does “delete” really mean delete? Not always or even at all if you’re Twitter . Twitter retains direct messages for years, including messages you and others have deleted, but also data sent to and from accounts that have been deactivated and suspended, according to security researcher Karan Saini. Saini found years-old messages found in a file from an archive of his data obtained through the website from accounts that were no longer on Twitter. He also filed a similar bug, found a year ea...
Tags: Security, Social, Apps, Twitter, Europe, Technology, Privacy, Law, Tech, Api, Journalist, Operating Systems, Microblogging, General Data Protection Regulation, Saini, Neil Brown


TikTok spotted testing native video ads

TikTok is testing a new ad product: a sponsored video ad that directs users to the advertiser’s website. The test was spotted in the beta version of the U.S. TikTok app, where a video labeled “Sponsored” from the bike retailer Specialized is showing up in the main feed, along with a blue “Lean More” button that directs users to tap to get more information. Presumably, this button could be customized to send users to the advertiser’s website or any other web address, but for the time being it ...
Tags: Social, TC, Mobile, Apps, Video, Advertising Tech, China, Advertising, Tech, Video Ads, Ads, Ad Tech, Native Ads, Bytedance, Tiktok, Disney s Kingdom Hearts


First look at Twitter’s Snapchatty new Camera feature

Twitter has been secretly developing an enhanced camera feature that’s accessible with a swipe from the home screen and allows you to overlay captions on photos, videos, and Live broadcasts before sharing them to the timeline. Twitter is already used by people to post pictures and videos, but as it builds up its profile as a media company, and in the age of Snapchat and Instagram, it is working on the feature in hopes it will get people doing that even more. Described in Twitter’s code as the “N...
Tags: Social, Mobile, Apps, Twitter, Instagram, Tech, Bloomberg, Snapchat, Cnbc, New Twitter, Matt Navarra, Persicope, Jane Manchun Wong


Instagram is now testing a web version of Direct messages

Insta-chat addicts, rejoice. You could soon be trading memes and emojis from your computer. Instagram is internally testing a web version of Instagram Direct messaging that lets people chat without the app. If, or more likely, when this rolls out publicly, users on a desktop or laptop PC or Mac, a non-Android or iPhone, or that access Instagram via a mobile web browser will be able to privately message other Instagrammers. Instagram web DMs was one of the features I called for in a product wi...
Tags: Social, TC, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Instagram, Messaging, Tech, Snapchat, Instagram Direct, Given Facebook, Instagrammers Instagram, Jane Manchun Wong, IGTV, Instagram Stories the Facebook, New York Times Mike Isaac Mobile


Double Rainbow / À l’est, rien de nouveau?

THE ORIGINAL? Stockholm Pide –  2013 “The fight for LGBT rights continues. #GoWest” Source : Agency : M&C Saatchi Stockholm (Sweden) LESS ORIGINAL Aviatur – LGBT Pride Day –   2019 “Love is celebrated. Even where it’s forbidden” Source : Agency : Sancho BBDO Bogota (Colombia) [Author: Joe La Pompe]
Tags: Social, Russia, Lgbt, Advertising, Environmental, Awareness, Cathedral, Russian, Kremlin, Pride, Non-profit, Russie, Bogota Colombia, Saatchi, Sancho, LGTB


LinkedIn debuts LinkedIn Live, a new live video broadcast service

LinkedIn — the social network for the working world with close to 600 million users globally — says that video is the fastest-growing format on its platform alongside original written work, shared news and other content. Now it’s taking its next step in the medium in earnest. Today, the company is launching live video, giving people and organizations the ability to broadcast real-time video to select groups, or to the LinkedIn world at large. Launching in beta first in the US, LinkedIn Live (...
Tags: Social, Startups, TC, Facebook, Video, Microsoft, US, Linkedin, Skype, Live Video, Davies, YouTube Facebook, Brandlive, Azure Media Services, Pete Davies, Peter Roybal


Reddit confirms $300M Series D led by China’s Tencent at $3B value

Last week TechCrunch reported that Reddit was raising $150 million from Chinese tech giant Tencent and up to $150 million more in a Series D that would value the company at $2.7 billion pre-money or $3 billion post-money. After no-commenting on our scoop, today Reddit confirmed it’s raised $300 million at $3 billion post-money, with $150 million from Tencent. The deal makes for an odd pairing between one of the architects of China’s Great Firewall of censorship and one of America’s most lawle...
Tags: Social, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Apps, China, Funding, America, Tech, Policy, Xi Jinping, Tencent, Reddit, Fidelity, Conde Nast, Cnbc


Bumble launches Spotlight, its own version of Tinder’s Boost

Bumble, currently Tinder’s biggest rival in the dating app market, today launched its own version of Tinder’s “Boost” feature. On Bumble, it’s being called “Spotlight” and allows users to pay to bump their profile up to the front of the queue, in order to be seen by more people than they would otherwise. Very much like Tinder Boost, the idea here is that getting to the front of the line will allow you to pick up matches more quickly, as you don’t have to wait until users swipe through other prof...
Tags: Social, Mobile, Apps, Tech, Bumble, Match Group, U K Spotlight


Facebook urged to offer an API for political ad transparency research

Facebook has been called upon to provide good faith researchers with an API to enable them to study how political ads are spreading and being amplified on its platform. A coalition of European academics, technologists and human and digital rights groups, led by Mozilla, has signed an open letter to the company demanding far greater transparency about how Facebook’s platform distributes and amplifies political ads ahead of elections to the European parliament which will take place in May. W...
Tags: Social, Facebook, Europe, Transparency, UK, Advertising Tech, Social Media, Tech, Eu, European Union, Ireland, Nick Clegg, United Kingdom, Mozilla, Commission, European Commission


Dating apps face questions over age checks after report exposes child abuse

The UK government has said it could legislate to require age verification checks on users of dating apps, following an investigation into underage use of dating apps published by the Sunday Times yesterday. The newspaper found  more than 30 cases of child rape have been investigated by police related to use of dating apps including Grindr and Tinder since 2015.  It reports that one 13-year-old boy with a profile on the Grindr app was raped or abused by at least 21 men.  The Sunday Times also f...
Tags: Social, Apps, Europe, UK, Instagram, Tinder, Social Media, Tech, Bbc, Policy, Dating, Regulation, United Kingdom, Child Abuse, Dating Apps, Times


Sean Parker’s govtech Brigade breaks up, Pinterest acqhires engineers

Facebook co-founder Sean Parker bankrolled Brigade to get out the vote and stimulate civic debate, but after five years and little progress the startup is splitting up, multiple sources confirm to TechCrunch. We’ve learned that Pinterest has acqhired roughly 20 members of the Brigade engineering team. The rest of Brigade is looking for a potential buyer or partner in the political space to take on the rest of the team plus its tech and product. Brigade CEO Matt Mahan confirmed the fate of ...
Tags: Social, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Facebook, Apps, Pinterest, California, Government, San Francisco, Tech, Donald Trump, Sean Parker, Exit, Brigade, Causes


Instagram and Facebook will start censoring ‘graphic images’ of self-harm

In light of a recent tragedy, Instagram is updating the way it handles pictures depicting self-harm. Instagram and Facebook announced changes to their policies around content depicting cutting and other forms of self harm in dual blog posts Thursday. The changes comes about in light of the 2017 suicide of a 14 year old girl named Molly Russell, a UK resident who took her own life in 2017. Following her death, her family discovered that Russell was engaged with accounts that depicted and promoted...
Tags: Social, Startups, TC, Facebook, UK, Instagram, Social Media, Mental Health, Self Harm, United Kingdom, Russell, Online Communities, Suicide Prevention, Adam Mosseri, Mosseri, Molly Russell


Someone could scoop up Slack before it IPOs

Earlier this week, Slack announced that it has filed the paperwork to go public at some point later this year. The big question is, will the company exit into the public markets as expected, or will one of the technology giants swoop in at the last minute with buckets of cash and take them off the market? Slack, which raised over $1 billion on an other worldly $7 billion valuation, is an interesting property. It has managed to grow and be successful while competing with some of the world’s la...
Tags: Social, Fundings & Exits, Cloud, Enterprise, Microsoft, Tech, Cnbc, Slack, Yammer, Jay Yarow, Communications Tools, Microsoft Cisco Facebook Google, Jay Yarrow


Match Group fully acquires relationship-focused app Hinge

Last year, Match Group in the relationship-focused dating app Hinge, in order to diversify its portfolio of dating apps led by Tinder. The company has now confirmed that it fully bought out Hinge in the past quarter, and today owns 100 percent of the app which has been gaining momentum both inside and outside of the U.S. following last year’s deal. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Match believes Hinge can offer an alternative to those who aren’t interested in using casual apps, lik...
Tags: Social, TC, Apps, Europe, New York, London, Australia, Tech, Match, Bumble, Hinge, Match Group, Ginsberg, U S U K Canada, Tinder Ginsberg, Match Group CEO Mandy Ginsberg Hinge


Tech platforms called to support public interest research into mental health impacts

The tech industry has been called on to share data with public sector researchers so the mental health and psychosocial impacts of their service on vulnerable users can be better understood, and also to contribute to funding the necessary independent research over the next ten years. The UK’s chief medical officers have made the call in a setting out advice and guidance for the government about children’s and young people’s screen use. They have also called for the industry to agree a code of ...
Tags: Social, Facebook, Europe, UK, Instagram, Advertising Tech, Bullying, Social Media, Tech, CMO, Mental Health, Abuse, Digital Media, United Kingdom, Photo Sharing, Science and Technology Committee


German antitrust office limits Facebook’s data-gathering

A lengthy antitrust probe into how Facebook gathers data on users has resulted in Germany’s competition watchdog banning the social network giant from combining data on users across its own suite of social platforms without their consent. The investigation of Facebook data-gathering practices began in March 2016. The decision by Germany’s Federal Cartel Office, , also prohibits Facebook from gathering data on users from third party websites — such as via tracking pixels and social plug-ins —...
Tags: Social, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Europe, UK, Instagram, Privacy, Germany, US, Social Media, Linkedin, Tech, Eu, European Union, Bbc, Snapchat


Facebook’s head of comms hits the road after 8 years at the company

Facebook head of communications Caryn Marooney is leaving for greener pastures, she announced today, on Facebook of course. She joins the growing number of executives and high-level employees departing the company during and after what may be its toughest year. “I spent a lot of time over the winter holiday reflecting, and with the New Year, and after 8 years at Facebook, I’ve decided to step down as leader of the communications group,” Marooney wrote. “I’ve decided it’s time to get back to m...
Tags: Social, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Social Media, Tech, Kevin Systrom, Mike Krieger, Communications, Sheryl Sandberg, Cto, Jan Koum, Alex Stamos, Personnel, Marooney, Dan Rose, Neeraj Arora


#3quotes from Vygotsky

Russian psychologist Lev Vygotsky is revered as a notable pioneer of research into learning and cognitive development. Although his writings were suppressed in the West for several decades, they eventually emerged in the 70s, representative of a progressive view of constructivism, in which the social was seen as a major influence on learning.His seminal work Mind in Society (1978) has been widely cited although not widely read, but it is important to draw Vygotsky's ideas from their origin. Her...
Tags: Social, School, Learning, Education, Teaching, West, eLearning, Cultural, Vygotsky, ZPD, Steve Wheeler, Plymouth England, Constructivism, Lev Vygotsky, Mind in Society, Harvard University Press Previous


Official emoji debut for disabled folks, service dogs, waffles and more

A gaggle of new emoji have just been approved by the Unicode Consortium, meaning they’ll be standard across any platforms that choose to support them. This batch includes some much-needed representation for people with various disabilities, new animals from guide dogs to otters, food and many more objects. Folks with disabilities get a nice variety of new emoji, though of course these aren’t exhaustive (for example, how do you represent a learning disability or mental illness?). Still, Apple’s p...
Tags: Travel, Apple, Social, Mobile, Accessibility, Disability, Emoji, Disabilities, Unicode, Unicode Consortium