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Twitter is testing a new feature to help you pause notifications
Aug07

Twitter is testing a new feature to help you pause notifications

Finally, a snooze feature is being tested, and could possibly be added in no-distant future. Thanks to our reliable tipster Jane Manchun Wong—a reverse engineer that gets to tweet about upcoming feature first before many other social media gurus. A pause feature is actually a brilliant idea—it is the most efficient way snooze those notifications coming from viral tweets. So, if you want to put a temporary stop to those annoying...

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HIPAA in the Context of Social Media
Jul01

HIPAA in the Context of Social Media

The rise of social media has predictably impacted HIPAA rules and regulations to a degree. Technically, because HIPAA was enacted prior to the existence of social media platforms, there are no HIPAA rules that specifically apply to them. However, current HIPAA standards do indicate how relevant entities should behave on social media.  It’s important that all healthcare organizations take the time to develop their own social media...

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Wikipedia founder urges boycott of Facebook, others for two days
Jul01

Wikipedia founder urges boycott of Facebook, others for two days

Larry Sanger, co-founder of Wikipedia has urged social media users to consider a 2-day online boycott of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and the likes. According to the BBC, Dr Sanger particular wants people to stay off social media networks later this week—4th and 5th July. This, according to Dr Sanger, is part of effort towards enforcing “massive demand” for change. The boycott is also aimed at pressuring the networks into restoring...

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Two US senators want social media firms to share how much their user data costs
Jun24

Two US senators want social media firms to share how much their user data costs

    Bipartisan US senators presented a bill on Monday asking social media firms to disclose extensive information on how they gather data and make money from their consumers. The Dashboard Act stands for Designing Accounting Safeguards to Help Broaden Oversight and Regulations on Data. The senators want to consumers to know how much their social media services are worth and that are free on face value. The bill requires...

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YouTube content creators fear new EU copyright directive
May13

YouTube content creators fear new EU copyright directive

  YouTube content creators may lose their livelihood and creative outlet due to a new copyright order passed by the European Union in March. The new rules require member states two years to write into law how they can regulate tech platforms, such as YouTube, for hosting copyrighted content without IP rights and licensing. Unless YouTube creators can prove they tried their best to get authorization for their uploaded content and...

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How social media influencers leverage their brand to sell products
Apr08

How social media influencers leverage their brand to sell products

How social media influencers leverage their brand to sell products Do you have a large social media following and want to put it to good use through the availability of a product line? Social media platforms like YouTube, Facebook and Instagram are global marketplaces, which is how social media influencers leverage their brands to sell products now. Leveraging Your Brand on Social Media Platforms You already leverage your brand on...

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