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Teenagers: Social media, smartphones make us feel more happier
Sep13

Teenagers: Social media, smartphones make us feel more happier

  Social media and smartphones make us happier, says teenagers in what could be a risky sentiment since evidence shows otherwise. Common Sense Media reports that teenagers who use social media has jumped from 34 percent in 2012 to 70 percent in 2018. The survey of more than a thousand teenagers in the U.S. focused on how safe technology use is for families. Among respondents, 32 percent said they choose to talk in person as...

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Facebook Lite welcomes the Community Help tool
Sep11

Facebook Lite welcomes the Community Help tool

Facebook Lite has welcomed a significant crisis response tool— Community Help. The app, which is designed for users in areas where internet connectivity is not on the fast lane, is now extending Community Help to more people in more than 100 countries, reports Bloomberg. Community Help is a welcome addition to the lite version of the popular Facebook app, especially in this hurricane season. Community Help, which was previously only...

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Twitter forever bans Alex Jones, Infowars content after new violations
Sep09

Twitter forever bans Alex Jones, Infowars content after new violations

  Twitter said Thursday it banned Alex Jones and his website Infowars permanently, effectively removing another online channel of the rightist provocateur. Apple, Facebook and YouTube already suspended accounts linked to Jones. And Twitter gave him leeway to remain on the platform. But the company had enough. It decided to forever ban Jones after reports of videos and tweets posted in the past 24 hours before the decision....

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Teens, parents concerned about excessive mobile device, social media usage
Sep02

Teens, parents concerned about excessive mobile device, social media usage

Teens using social media through mobile devices is customary. They overspend time on smartphones and connected devices and are guilty of it, a new report from Pew Research reveals. Pew surveyed 753 teens and 1,058 parents in the US for insight on how pervasive digital media is and their views on its impact. The teens seem concerned about the time spent on their devices. But their replies to the next queries suggest that they do not...

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3 Ways That Social Media Has Changed Society
May02

3 Ways That Social Media Has Changed Society

When MySpace first emerged, it was all about glittering GIFs and keeping up with your top friends list.  The concept behind it was sharing what was going on in your life and digitally connecting with friends from the real world. Over the past 10 years, however, social media has become much more than just a place to post your favorite songs and photos.  Facebook and Twitter have totally transformed society in ways which most people...

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Reddit reaches 330 million monthly active users, ties with Twitter for third
Apr24

Reddit reaches 330 million monthly active users, ties with Twitter for third

  Facebook, Instagram, Twitter – these social platforms easily come to mind when marketing your brand. But have you considered doing business on Reddit? Well, you have to. The latest numbers show this platform is gaining traction—fast. Data shows it has crossed the mark for 330 million monthly active users (MAUs). It is also the fourth most-visited site in the US, according to Alexa. Twitter has the same MAUs, making Reddit a top...

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