Social Networking Software
How does Facebook affect elections? Sixty academics are getting the chance to find out.
The social media giant is opening up its privacy-protected data to researchers from 30 academic institutions across 11 countries, according to a Facebook post on Monday. The data spans from January 2017 to February 2019. The researchers were chosen by Facebook's partners at Social Science One and the Social Science Research Council.
The selected researchers will gain access to data from a... Read More »
Vine, everyone's favorite video looping app, might be making a comeback as Byte. Vine co-founder Dom Hoffman's team reportedly sent out 100 invites to beta test Byte with plans to add more testers soon. The app tweeted the news on Monday.
Hoffman wasn't immediately available for comment but tweeted about the beta test on Monday. Hoffman also included a video that showed what Byte's interface will look like.
"The Byte beta we've... Read More »
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said she's quit Facebook even though the social media site was an important tool for her 2018 campaign.
"I personally gave up Facebook, which was kind of a big deal because I started my campaign on Facebook. And Facebook was my primary digital organizing tool for a very long time. I gave... Read More »
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If your MySpace music was deleted in last month's server migration disaster, the Internet Archive might have some good news for you.
On Wednesday, the nonprofit digital library unveiled the MySpace Music Dragon Hoard, a collection of 490,000 mp3 files from 2008 to 2010 on the long-abandoned social media site.
"This set of 450,000 songs was done by an anonymous academic group who were studying music networks and grabbed 1.3... Read More »
Tired of getting added to random WhatsApp groups from strangers? Good news.
WhatsApp's latest changes give you control over groups you engage with on the messaging app. Instead of being added to a group without your consent, the app now lets you decide who can add you to a group, WhatsApp said in a blog postWednesday.
Now you can choose who can add you to a group:... Read More »
The most dangerous thing I can say to myself in the morning is "I've got time." Like many people, I check my phone when I wake up. If I'm not quite ready to get out of bed, I keep scrolling. Articles lead to memes, memes lead to videos, and before I know it, I'm looking up what everyone from The Wonder Years is doing now. I'm also late to work.
As a follow-up to the hit show The Good Wife, the electric legal and political drama The Good Fight joined CBS All Access' exclusive streaming lineup in 2017.
Its third season premieres Thursday. (Editors' note: CBS is CNET's parent company.)
Nyambi Nyambi, who plays Jay DiPersia, an investigator for Reddick, Boseman & Lockhart, told CNET what to expect from season 3 of The Good Fight -- and also shared a few of his favorite apps.
Nyambi first appeared in The Good Fight in... Read More »
Tumblr's crackdown on adult content appears to be hitting the site hard.
Similarweb, a web analytics firm, reported that visits to the popular blogging site have dipped significantly since the December pornography ban. On Dec. 3, total Tumblr views on desktop and mobile were at just over 520 million. As of Jan. 28, views had dropped by more than 100 million, according to Similarweb.
Who didn't fall in love with Goose the cat in Captain Marvel? After the movie premiered on Friday, Carol Danvers' cat, Goose, received an outpouring of love on social media. The feline's popularity even extended into the merch line with keychains, stuffed toys and T-shirts.
In Korea, fans are turning their own furry companions into Marvel heroes in a new photoshop trend. On Sunday, however, the fun went global.
If you're using a knock-off version of WhatsApp, your account might be temporarily banned from the platform.
In its FAQ, the Facebook-owned messaging app says that people using modified versions of the app like WhatsApp Plus and GB WhatsApp will receive an in-app notification that their account is temporarily banned.
"WhatsApp doesn't support these third-party apps because we can't validate their security practices," the company... Read More »