Twitter will stream PBS’ Inauguration coverage on Jan. 20

Twitter announced that it will stream PBS’ coverage of President-elect Donald Trump’s Inauguration ceremony on January 20. This is the latest coverage offered by Twitter, which has streamed other events and even Thursday Night Football games during the season. Twitter said Thursday that the PBS coverage will be anchored by  NewsHour’s Judy Woodruff and reporters […]

Facebook Music Stories: A new way to spam your friends and family

Your friends and family don’t want to just read up on your political stances, see pictures of your adventures or partake in your multilevel marketing schemes: they also want you to publish all of the music you’re listening to. At least, that’s what Facebook thinks. The social network introduced a new way to overload your […]

Facebook now alerts users of government attacks

Facebook said this weekend that it will alert users who it suspects have been the target of state sponsored attacks, or attacks by governments around the world. It’s a scary thought, that a world government might actually be trying to crack into your Facebook account, and that’s why the social network is going to extra lengths to […]

Twitter names Jack Dorsey CEO, who will also serve as CEO of Square

Twitter announced on Monday morning that, as of September 30, co-founder Jack Dorsey is the company’s new CEO. Dorsey had been serving as the interim CEO following Dick Costolo’s decision to step down from the appointment. Reports last week suggested Dorsey would take the role, though there had apparently been some concern about his involvement with Square. […]

Control your Facebook News feed with the latest iOS update

Facebook on Thursday officially rolled out its latest iOS app that finally, finally, gives users control of what appears in their newsfeeds and what posts have priority over others. The new application allows you to go hands-on with your preferences, choosing which friends and Pages you absolutely don’t want to miss news from. Your favorites will […]

Facebook’s facial recognition software doesn’t even need to see your face anymore

Facebook doesn’t even need to see your face in order to identify who you are. Like some supernatural forensics expert, the social network’s technology has apparently become so advanced that it can use other cues—hairdo, body shape, pose, etc.—to identify individuals. That is freaky. Yann LeCun, head of artificial intelligence at Facebook, said the company […]

Instagram launches official @music community Instagram on Wednesday announced a new account that will serve as an all-encompassing home for music coverage. Instagram users can now follow the @music account for photos and clips from musicians and folks who live and breathe music around the world. It reminds us of similar verticals inside of Snapchat. Instagram said the @music […]

Twitter’s new homepage caters to logged out users

[metaslider id=1754] In February GlobalWebIndex revealed that an estimated 160 million Twitter users don’t actually log into the social network. That’s a huge number, and it’s a base of users that Twitter is addressing in its latest homepage redesign. The site puts a focus on folks who aren’t logged in at all, but who are still […]

Twitter Is Getting Serious About Competing With YouTube

Twitter is planning to join in on the fight against YouTube. The social networking platform said back in November that it had plans to offer its own native video service sometime in 2015, and a fresh FAQ page has revealed all the juicy details. According to Twitter, the new wing will support videos up to […]