TikTok
Learning from her friends that TikTok view counts were all zeros, and thinking that this was a signal that TikTok was about to be banned, my friend's 12-year-old daughter ran up to her mom and excitedly said, "OMG! Will things go back to normal now?" Continue Reading →
Facebook Instagram
Facebook announced that users will be able to turn off “all social issue, electoral or political ads from candidates, Super PACs or other organizations that have the “Paid for by” political disclaimer" on both Facebook and Instagram. The company also set a goal to help register 4 million voters for the upcoming election. Continue Reading →
Instagram Likes
Adam Mosseri, who runs Instagram, is about to change the world. Like it or not, Instagram is going to make “like” counts private. This is a bold, (but well tested) move. The company has previously hidden likes in Canada, Japan, Brazin, Ireland, New Zealand, Australia and Italy. Now, Instagram will expand its testing to the US. Continue Reading →
facebook like
CNET reports that Facebook may soon start hiding likes on News Feed posts. The company already tested a similar move on Instagram in August as a way to help break users' fixation with getting likes on their pictures. This is a spectacular idea. Everything about it will be better for everyone, except... are we not so addicted to the endorphin rush caused by accumulating likes that we will see it elsewhere? Continue Reading →
Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmers discusses Yahoo Mail's business practice of scanning user email accounts to gather data for targeted advertising with Sukanya Krishnan and Jennifer Lahmers on Fox 5’s Good Day New York. Original Air Date: September 4, 2018 Continue Reading →