Social Networking Software

Clean up your Twitter Follow List like Marie Kondo with Tokimeki Unfollow

Does your Twitter feed spark joy? Depending on how active you are, you might have a substantial list of people you follow. And if you've had an account for a long time, you might not interact with or see the tweets from everyone you follow.

Marie Kondo's new Netflix show Tidying Up attempts to teach viewers how to organize their physical spaces, but now you can tidy up your virtual spaces too. Designer Julius Tarng created the Tokimeki Unfollow... Read More »

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Twitter CEO gives new details about editable tweets

In an interview with podcast host Joe Rogan, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey said that the social media site is still considering adding an edit function.

Though Dorsey said that Twitter (download for iOS or Android) is still working on specifics, the company is leaning toward letting users edit their tweets, but keeping to original tweet viewable.

Dorsey said Twitter is also considering a 30-second delay in posting a Tweet. This would give users a window to fix typos.... Read More »

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Parents: Here's what your kids are doing on TikTok

Keeping up with what your kids are doing on their smartphones can be challenging. Having control over endless information might make kids feel like they're more mature than they really are. And when your kids create a presence online and develop friendships, odds are they're not going to want to share that life with you.

So if you let your child have privacy online, is something bad going to happen to them? And if you ask to see what's... Read More »

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New study says you'll be less informed without Facebook. This isn't true

A new report from New York University and Stanford University found that people who gave up Facebook were happier, less politically polarized but less informed on factual news and current events.

Participants in the study disabled their Facebook accounts for four weeks in exchange for $102.

At the end of the study, researchers found that Facebook had both positive and negative impacts on the study participants' lives and that in general Facebook can offer benefits for users as a source... Read More »

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6 video chat apps to use instead of Facetime

An embarrassing bug that compromised the privacy of FaceTime calls on iOS and MacOS has surprised a lot of Apple users. The problem occurred when a user tried to place a call. Before the call connected, the user could hear audio on the other end.

If you're in need of a video call app replacement for FaceTime or simply want to try another option, these are the apps to start with:

1. Skype

With Skype (download for iOS... Read More »

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Employees using messaging apps unapproved by HR, according to study

Finding a messaging app on a person's smartphone today is almost inevitable. These apps are a quick way to communicate with friends, classmates or co-workers outside of traditional texting or social media.

More than half of global frontline workers in retail, hospitality and entertainment use messaging apps up to six times per day, according to a new study from Speakap. The trouble is, 16 percent of those workers said that their HR departments don't know about this app usage.

Employees... Read More »

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Facebook secretly paid iPhone users to install 'research app' to get their data

In an attempt to keep users and stay competitive, Facebook has been paying some users $20 per month plus referral fees to download the Facebook Research VPN app since 2016. People between the ages of 13 and 35 gave Facebook intimate access to their phone and web activity.

The social media giant said it was running the project to learn about people's phone usage. Through the app, Facebook was able to view search history, location information, direct messages on social... Read More »

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How to save your photos from the Facebook Moments app before it shuts down

Facebook (download for iOS or Android) confirmed that it will be closing down its standalone photo-sharing app, Moments, on February 25.

Moments released in 2015 and allowed Facebook friends to share pictures without uploading them to the main social media site. The concept was a bit of a competitor to something like Google Photos.

You can still save your photos before Moments shuts its digital doors. Facebook set up a website that will allow you to either... Read More »

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Netflix makes it easy to share your favorite show in an Instagram Story

Netflix creates shows that often inspire binge-watching -- and while eagerly awaiting the next season, people love to talk about recap pieces, fan theories and memes.

Netflix has now added support for Instagram Story integration. So, if you just got around to watching Bird Box, for example, you can share the show on Instagram directly from the Netflix app.

For now, the feature will launch for iOS users, according to the company's announcement on Twitter.

SEE: These streaming apps dominated our time and wallets in 2018

When... Read More »

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Social media quitters often have 'shadow accounts,' according to new study

If you never jumped on the Facebook bandwagon or had the willpower to pull the plug on your account, you haven't restored as much of your privacy as you might think.

A recent study demonstrates that people can be profiled online just from hints left about them on the social network, whether they have an account on Facebook or not.

"Effectively, it shows that there is no place to hide on social network platforms," co-author Dr. Lewis Mitchell, Senior Lecturer in applied... Read More »

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