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Tumblr Launches Post+ Allowing Creators to Get Paid
Jul21

Tumblr Launches Post+ Allowing Creators to Get Paid

Creators can now charge a subscription for their blogs.  https://www.wsj.com/articles/tumblr-introduces-paid-subscription-tool-to-woo-younger-bloggers-11626872401 Last month, Twitter started to roll out its Super Follows and Ticketed Spaces. Super Follows is a feature that lets creators generate revenue by offering paywalled content to their followers.  YouTube also added new ways for creators to monetize through their...

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Instagram Users Can Now Control Sensitive Content in Explore Tab
Jul20

Instagram Users Can Now Control Sensitive Content in Explore Tab

The feature is called Sensitive Content Control. Instagram gives its users more power to see what they want and don’t want to see in its discovery hub. When you update the app now, you may find a new toggle called Sensitive Content Control.  Hide Offensive Content  On Tuesday, Instagram users can now start hiding offensive content from the Explore tab.  You can find it in the Settings menu. It allows you to choose more...

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Twitter Suspends Republican Lawmaker Marjorie Taylor Greene for Coronavirus Misinformation 
Jul20

Twitter Suspends Republican Lawmaker Marjorie Taylor Greene for Coronavirus Misinformation 

The suspension is just temporary, though.  https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Marjorie_Greene_on_Unite_America_First.jpg Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene is a known opponent of vaccines and mask mandates. She posted messages that violated Twitter’s policy about sharing misleading information about the pandemic and vaccine. On Monday, Twitter suspended her account for 12 hours. COVID-19 isn’t Dangerous The congresswoman...

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Facebook is Giving Up on Brain-Computer Interface
Jul15

Facebook is Giving Up on Brain-Computer Interface

The brain-computer interface aims to create a system that can translate brain activity into words.  Brain-Computer Interface (BCI) for Neuroprosthesis Facebook funded a project to develop brain-computer interface (BCI). However, the social media giant is abandoning it, even though it could help with speech impairment.  The researchers of the said project showed the device helping a person with severe speech loss communicate who had...

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YouTube launches ‘New to You’ recommendations
Jul11

YouTube launches ‘New to You’ recommendations

YouTube’s has rolled out a new feature called New to You. Designed for users to see content from unviewed channels, the feature pushes videos aligned with the users’ interests using their past viewing behavior. New to You maximizes viewer engagement. And it may help creators reach their target audience through new exposure. YouTube mobile app users will soon see New to You prompts on their Explore recommendations. If you tap the...

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Trumps’ new social media app GETTR has been hacked
Jul07

Trumps’ new social media app GETTR has been hacked

Image Credit: NYPOST Trumps new social media app GETTR is barely a week old, and it has already suffered attack by hackers. The hackers according to Vice, have successfully scraped the email addresses and other private data of more than 90,000 users of the new platform. According to Vice, “a user of a notorious hacking forum posted a database that they claimed was a scrape of all users of GETTR.” Recall that the Jason Miller the...

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