New Twitter status feature for individual tweets is being tested

Twitter Status - New Feature

The social media platform is testing another feature similar to old MySpace and LiveJournal statuses. A new Twitter status is being tested to allow users to tag posts with pre-created labels, not unlike the way old MySpace and LiveJournal platforms used to make available. A number of users have been reporting that they were able to use the new feature with an emoji. TechCrunch and MacRumors both reported that they had been hearing from users that were able to display a Twitter status represented by an accompanying emoji. The social…

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FTC moves to stop Meta from acquiring virtual reality company

Virtual reality company - Meta - Stop Sign

The US regulator is also acting to stop Facebook’s parent company from buying a fitness app. The Federal Tarde Commission has filed a complaint in a San Francisco federal court against Meta and its CEO Mark Zuckerberg, seeking a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction against the acquisition of a fitness app and a virtual reality company. The acquisitions in question are for the Supernatural app and the Within Unlimited VR firm. According to the FTC’s filing, allowing Meta and Zuckerberg to complete the acquisition of the fitness app and…

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Twitter and Elon Musk will go to trial in October

Elon Musk - Trial - Court Room

A judge has ordered that the lawsuit between the billionaire and social media platform go to trial. Twitter is celebrating an early win with respect to its lawsuit against Elon Musk as a judge has ruled that there will be a five-day trial in October for the $44 billion acquisition agreement. The judge’s decision occurred following the closure of the case’s first hearing about expediting proceedings. Twitter filed the lawsuit last week, only days after Elon Musk announced that he would be terminating the deal for him to acquire the…

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Gen Z prefers TikTok and Instagram to Google Search

Google Search via mobile phone

The tech giant is starting to feel the pinch of the generation’s trend toward social media searching. Google Search internal data has found that about 40 percent of Gen Z is using social media platforms such as TikTok and Instagram for searching. Gen Z is more likely to head to a social media platform than a search engine to answer a question. A recent report published by Insider stated that Google is now feeling the pain from this growing Gen Z trend of using TikTok and Instagram for searching instead…

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TikTok launches video content filters and maturity ratings

Content filters - TikTok App on phone

A maturity score will be assigned to videos to ensure an appropriate experience for users under 18. TikTok has announced that it will be rolling out new content filters and maturity ratings to help make certain that viewers under the age of 18 years won’t end up viewing anything that isn’t appropriate for their age. The social media platform is working to boost the viewing experience safeguarding. TikTok has found itself under fire quite a bit over the last while, including a US controversy having to do with allegedly sharing…

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