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Stay at Home to Win Online Prizes
Apr30

Stay at Home to Win Online Prizes

Stay at Home to Win Online Prizes The world feels a little surreal right now. The global pandemic of COVID-19 has triggered fear across the globe. However, it’s also bringing the world closer together, and many are remembering to exercise empathy and kindness. That we are truly all in this together and if we listen to what our healthcare professionals and governments are telling us — to stay home as much as possible — we can...

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WhatsApp and WHO launch new chatbot to fight COVID-19 fake news
Mar20

WhatsApp and WHO launch new chatbot to fight COVID-19 fake news

WhatsApp and the World Health Organization have launched a new chatbot to provide the public with latest information about the novel coronavirus. The chatbot among several other things, will dispel rumors and fake news surrounding the virus and its spread. The chatbot, according to information provided by WhatsApp on its blog, is free to use for everyone. It has been designed to provide answers to questions from members of the public...

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FTC Sent Warnings to Social Media Influencers — Why?
Mar07

FTC Sent Warnings to Social Media Influencers — Why?

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) ordered Teami, a detox tea company, on Friday to repay its consumers a whopping $1 million for false advertisements. The FTC also sent warnings to several celebrities and social media influencers for failing to disclose that they received compensation from such a company.  Teami advertised its detox tea to offer health benefits with the absence of scientific evidence to back the benefits. The tea...

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Facebook Will Pay Contingent Workers
Mar06

Facebook Will Pay Contingent Workers

Facebook appears to follow what Microsoft just did when it announced that it would still pay hourly workers affected by office closures. The social media company stated that it is working closely with its vendors. It prioritizes the team’s safety and health.  Voluntary Work from Home  Contingent workers are independent contractors, consultants, and freelancers that Facebook hired on a per-project basis. Facebook will continue to pay...

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Twitter is Testing Fleets — Disappearing Tweets
Mar05

Twitter is Testing Fleets — Disappearing Tweets

On Wednesday, Twitter announced that it was testing a new type of tweets. This new feature, called fleets, will make a tweet disappear after 24 hours. So, yes, it is similar to Snapchat’s stories.  Fleets for Fleeting Thoughts  Fleets are the vanishing tweets and the audience can view someone’s fleets by tapping on the user’s profile photo. In that case, you will not see the fleets on the user’s timeline. They also cannot be retweeted...

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YouTube Hires Creator Liaison as Creators Demand Transparency 
Feb27

YouTube Hires Creator Liaison as Creators Demand Transparency 

YouTube just hired a creator liaison to be more transparent with creators. The company knows that the platform can easily affect creators each time it updates its algorithm. With the liaison, YouTubers can now have someone working on the inside.  Who is the First Creator Liaison of YouTube? The platform hired YouTube veteran Matt Kovalakides. He is a YouTube veteran who will assist creators in understanding the site and vice versa. ...

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