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YouTube upgrades Premieres with trailers, themes and a live pre-show option

YouTube upgrades Premieres with trailers, themes and a live pre-show option YouTube today is launching three new features designed to improve its “Premieres” experience, including trailers, themes, and live stream “pre-shows” that later redirect to the main event. Premieres, which first arrived in 2018, are designed to give creators the ability to […]

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Pinterest tests online events with dedicated ‘class communities’

Pinterest tests online events with dedicated ‘class communities’ Pinterest is getting into online events. The company has been spotted testing a new feature that allows users to sign up for Zoom classes through Pinterest, while creators use Pinterest’s class boards to organize class materials, notes and other resources, or even connect with […]

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Instagram businesses and creators may be getting a Messenger-like ‘FAQ’ feature

Instagram businesses and creators may be getting a Messenger-like ‘FAQ’ feature Instagram is developing a new product, Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), that will allow people to start conversations with businesses or creators’ accounts by tapping on a commonly asked question within a chat. Those who already have the feature available report they’re […]

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The Senate's Section 230 Discourse Keeps Getting Dumber

The Senate’s Section 230 Discourse Keeps Getting Dumber The latest congressional hearing with Facebook’s and Twitter’s CEOs was another parade of bad-faith arguments. Source: www.wired.com The Senate’s Section 230 Discourse Keeps Getting Dumber

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Facebook’s Messenger Kids app redesigned to look more like Messenger

Facebook’s Messenger Kids app redesigned to look more like Messenger Facebook today is rolling out an updated version of its Messenger Kids app with the goal of making it easier for kids to interact with their friends and family, navigate the app, and personalize their experience with features like custom chat bubble […]

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Inside Parler, the Right's Favorite 'Free Speech' App

Inside Parler, the Right’s Favorite ‘Free Speech’ App The top app on both Google and Apple’s app stores this week promises conservatives a safe space—but gives priority treatment to its most high-profile users. Source: www.wired.com Inside Parler, the Right’s Favorite ‘Free Speech’ App

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Netflix’s latest experiment is a TikTok-like feed of funny videos

Netflix’s latest experiment is a TikTok-like feed of funny videos Netflix already borrowed the concept of short-form video “Stories” from social apps like Snapchat and Instagram for its Previews feature back in 2018. Now, the company is looking to the full-screen vertical video feed, popularized by TikTok, for further inspiration. With its […]

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Amazon sues online influencers engaged in a counterfeit scheme

Amazon sues online influencers engaged in a counterfeit scheme Amazon on Thursday announced a lawsuit against over a dozen bad actors, including online influencers and other businesses, who attempted to evade Amazon’s anti-counterfeiting measures by promoting luxury counterfeit products on social media sites, like TikTok and Instagram, as well as on personal […]

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Twitter brings its Stories feature, Fleets, to Japan

Twitter brings its Stories feature, Fleets, to Japan Twitter’s own version of Stories, which it calls “Fleets,” have arrived in Japan. The new feature allows users to post ephemeral content that automatically disappears after 24 hours. Though Fleets previously launched in Brazil, India, Italy, and South Korea, Japan is notably Twitter’s second […]

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Twitter may slow down users’ ability to ‘like’ tweets containing misinformation

Twitter may slow down users’ ability to ‘like’ tweets containing misinformation Twitter is working to expand the use of its “misinformation” labels on misleading tweets. The company has developed a new feature, not yet live, that would pop up a “misleading information” label when a user tries to “Like” a tweet that’s […]

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