Facebook software bug makes private posts public

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As many as 14 million Facebook users were effected in May. Due to a recently discovered Facebook software bug, up to 14 million users may have posted private information to the public between May 18th and 22nd, said the social media giant. Even users who had previously selected a more restricted sharing option were effected. The Facebook software bug reportedly set posts to be shared with “everyone,” even if a user had selected stricter account privacy settings in regard to who can see their posts. After the glitch was discovered…

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New Snapchat feature makes location sharing less invasive

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The social media app now lets users send real-time locations to a friend. Snapchat has just made location sharing more intimate for its iOS and Android users with a new Snapchat feature that allows users to send their ongoing real-time location to a friend or request their friend’s location in return. This information shows up within the user’s message thread and on their Snap Map. Snap Map had a turbulent start. Launched last June, Snap Map became known for its controversial location-tracking functions. Snap Map made users wary because it…

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If you haven’t changed your Twitter password in the last few days, now’s the time

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This may also be seen as an opportunity to review higher security such as two-factor authentication. A new Twitter password is the latest recommendation for every one of the social network’s users. In fact, Twitter itself has made this recommendation. Following a bug in their system, all users are urged to create a completely new password. That said, Twitter and online security experts also see this as an opportunity for people to use upgraded security. Twitter recently released an important security announcement. Ironically enough, it occurred on National Password Day.…

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Number of Twitter users once again on the rise

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This year’s first quarter is treating the social media platform well, as it is making money, too. Twitter users are growing in numbers once again, giving the social network a strong start to 2018. The company managed to turn a profit for the second time since its inception. That said, it’s the user number growth that is drawing the most attention from a business perspective. The Q1 2018 earnings were recently reported, showing that those new Twitter users may keep up the profits. In fact, Twitter predicts that it will…

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Snapchat QR codes meet their rival in Instagram Nametags

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Facebook’s image sharing social platform is launching scannable codes made of special images. Instagram Nametags are on their way. The image based social network is providing a rival to Snapchat’s QR codes. The feature will let users create special images that users can scan with the Instagram Stories camera. The idea behind the Instagram Nametags is to make it quick, easy and convenient for users to follow someone. The original announcement of the unique QR codes was made by TechCrunch. It happened last month when TechCrunch found it in Instagram’s…

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WhatsApp co-founder joins Delete Facebook movement

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Brian Acton made billions from the social media company but still says we should #DeleteFacebook. WhatsApp co-founder, Brian Acton is among those calling for social media users to delete Facebook. He joined the #DeleteFacebook movement even though he made billions from the company. Scandals have plagued Facebook over the last while, most recently involving user privacy. Facebook now owns WhatsApp after having purchased it from Acton. Now the co-founder of the popular messaging app is saying it’s time to delete Facebook. The backlash from this movement has sent the social…

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After a year and a half, Twitter Canada has a new head

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The social network and mini blogging site is now looking up to Rory Capern, following his hiring. Kirstine Stewart had been leading Twitter Canada but stepped down a year and a half ago, leaving the company without anyone in the official leadership position; until now when it has raised a new head to this position along with the hiring of Rory Capern, who will take over in February. Capern is coming to the social network’s Canadian business after having worked at Google Canada. Replacing Stewart is Capern, who had been…

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Social media use causes anger and loneliness

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A recent study has shown that the regular use of Facebook may have a negative impact on users’ lives. The Happiness Research Institute has recently released the results of a study it conducted on the use of social media and the impact it has on a person’s overall ability to feel happy in everyday life. This research was conducted in Denmark and involved the participation of 1,095 people. The group of participants was divided into two groups. The first group continued to use social media through Facebook, while the second…

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Facebook updates Pages to support mobile commerce

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Facebook has launched a new update for its Pages service Facebook is working to become more accommodating of small businesses by enabling them to engage mobile consumers. The company has announced a major update to its Pages service, which will allow small businesses to better compete in the mobile commerce space. The updates aim to facilitate better communication between small businesses and consumers, and improved interaction may improve the online shopping experience for consumers interested in purchasing products online. 1 billion Facebook users visit Pages every month According to Facebook,…

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Social media marketing product review strategies power up engagement

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Book reviews are a powerful force, but it is the legitimate feedback and not fake posts that are drawing readers. When it comes to promoting a product, few opportunities level the playing field in the same way as social media marketing, provided that those Facebook and Twitter advertising strategies are implemented in a highly effective way. Some of the most successful campaigns have resulted from no- or low-budget efforts over social media. That said, without a massive advertising budget, then the power of the social media marketing strategy comes from…

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Facebook continues with its mobile commerce initiatives

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WhatsApp will be integrated into Facebook mobile app Facebook will be integrating WhatsApp into its mobile application for Android devices. WhatsApp is a mobile messaging platform that Facebook acquired for $1 billion in 2014. The social media company has been showing more interest in the mobile space, establishing itself as a leader therein and taking note of the growing popularity of mobile commerce. WhatsApp integration is meant to augment Facebook’s other mobile initiatives, including a plan to launch a new service that will allow users to send money to one…

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