Articles about social media

Facebook’s Filters Tried To Censor The Mac G4 For Being ‘Overtly Sexual’
Thanks to algorithms and filters, companies such as Facebook can manage content uploaded to its platform without necessarily needing human intervention. However, as with all things, it is not 100% accurate or reliable. In fact, recently there was a hilarious report of how Facebook’s filters had attempted to censor the photo of a Mac G4 computer for apparently being “overtly sexual”.

Job Seekers In The US Tailor Their Social Media Activity To Get A Job
A recent survey by JDP sheds some interesting facts and data on job seekers in the US having social media accounts.To be honest, it is quite evident that the social media activity of individuals matters. One could analyze their interests, opinions, potential personality, and more just by taking a look at their social media activity.So, from the survey, it looks like most of the Americans are tailoring their social media […]

How To Repost And Reshare Content On Instagram
We’ve all come across funny or inspirational photos or videos on Instagram before, and if you’d like to share that on your own profile, there are a couple of different ways you can go about it and here they are.

How To Change Name on Facebook
A lot of us have had a Facebook account since the platform’s early years. During that era, it was common for people to use nicknames or pseudonyms on social networking platforms.


Company Selling Fake Social Media Followers To Celebrities Being Investigated
As influencer marketing has exploded over the past few years celebrities have taken to promoting products through their social media channels. It’s pretty common to see celebrities, particularly B and C-listers, hawking products like slimming teas, teeth whiteners, protein supplements, etc on Instagram and Facebook. This trend has given birth to countless companies that claim to add hundreds of followers to accounts overnight in exchange for money. Devumi is one […]

Uber Wished A Happy Puerto Rican Flag Day With An Image Of The Cuban Flag
It’s not uncommon for companies to make social media gaffes and they tend to be quite embarrassing. Case in point, Uber tried to wish its followers a happy Puerto Rican Flag Day over the weekend. There was only one problem with the image it shared. The image didn’t show the Puerto Rican flag. It showed the flag of a completely different country.

Social Media Background Checks For U.S. Visa Applicants Approved
It was reported not too long ago that the administration was considering putting new requirements in place for United States visa applications across the globe. Among other things, the applicants would be asked to provide their social media handles. The new requirements have now been approved and are required as part of the disclosures for revised visa applications. The decision comes from the government’s Office of Management and Budget which […]

How To Delete Your Instagram Account
Few followers on Instagram? Is it too much distracting to use? Maybe there’s a privacy concern you need to address?Whatever be the case, we will show  how to delete an Instagram account. However, do note that you will not find any option to delete the Instagram account through the app. You will have to log in to the desktop version through the browser and follow the steps mentioned below.

Instagram To Begin Counting Video Views
The folks over at Instagram have stepped forward to share that they will start to count the number of views on videos, and this ought to provide the marketing people with a more accurate picture on the sheer number of eyeballs that actually go through those clips. In the past, this was not possible, as Instagram videos and photos were measured via “hearts” as well as comments.

Twitter Has Suspended 125,000 ISIS-Related Accounts
In this modern day and age, warfare does not only involve troops on the ground, but off it as well. Other than the conventional battlefield that we see out there, there is the virtual battlefield – and this is where ideas go up against one another for supremacy. Twitter made an announcement earlier this afternoon, citing that they have done their bit in the war on terror by suspended 125,000 […]

Lady Wants Lifetime Supply Of KitKat After Biting Into Waferless Chocolate
I am quite sure that just about every one of us have bitten into a bar of KitKat, taking in all of that chocolatey goodness and looking forward to the crunchy texture in which the wafer offers. Well, it seems that the world stopped spinning for a while when college student Saima Ahmed bit into a KitKat bar, only to discover that there was no wafer inside. She has since […]

US Government Might Check Social Media Posts Before Granting Visas
Sometimes we post things on social media and forget that we’re not the only ones who can see what we post, or sometimes we think that no one really pays attention. However what we like on social media and what we say can sometimes be an indicator of the type of person we are, or at least that’s what the US Department of Homeland Security thinks.According to a report from […]

Europe Considering Banning Teens Under 16 From Social Media
Bullying back in the day before the internet used to be confined to schools or the playground. However with technology like the internet, bullying not only takes place in school, but even after you’ve gone home where bullies become cyberbullies and could start harassing you on social media, whether you like it or not.We have seen extreme cases where teens are bullied to the point of suicide, but what can […]

Racist Comments In Brazil Gets Posted Onto Billboards
The good and bad thing about the internet is that it allows for relatively anonymity. You can post things you normally wouldn’t say to someone’s face in real life while hiding behind a screen name, meaning that the person has no way of knowing who you are. Unfortunately this has led to the birth of trolls who post things without thinking about how it could affect others around them.In a […]

Man Claims He Invented Fake “Phuc Dat Bich” Name To Fool The Media
Several days ago, there were reports of a man by the name of Phuc Dat Bich who claims that Facebook would not allow him to use his real name. He even posted a passport photo as “proof” that it was his real name. This led to a bit of an outcry in which many news outlets were suggesting that maybe Facebook should revisit its name policy.

Too Much Social Media Can Lead To Teen Depression
How many hours would you say that you spend on social media such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and so on? A couple of minutes? A few hours? Longer? While social media websites are treasures troves of information, too much can be a bad thing. According to a recent study published in the journal Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking (via Unilad), it has been found that too much of social media […]

New Social Media Challenge Goes Viral
Remember the Ice Bucket Challenge craze that swept the Internet quite some while back? That was certainly a trend that would die out eventually, but at the height of it, it seems that the whole world could not get enough of the challenge. Well, in the same vein, it does look as though a brand new challenge in up in store – where teens are starting to get ‘ugly’ for […]

KLM’s Social Media Managers Generate $25m In Annual Revenue
Creating a social media presence for your company is more than just setting up a Twitter and Facebook account. There’s also more to it than just posting updates and announcements and a very good example of this is airline company KLM’s social media managers. Speaking to John Koetsier at VentureBeat, the company revealed that their social media managers have managed to nab the company about $25 million in annual revenue.According […]

How To Delete Your Facebook Account (Completely)
When it comes to Social media networks, Facebook is definitely dominating. With more than a billion users, Facebook is a force to reckon with. However, Facebook can also be quite addictive and make it impossible to live a normal life with notifications and messages jumping towards you every minute.There are also many other reasons why people would like to quit Facebook, For example, Envy. Many people are not comfortable spending […]

Teachers Facing Increased Abuse On Social Media
Social media is a great way to interact with the public. It’s a great way to leave a review for a product or service, a way for artists to keep in touch with fans, businesses to update their customers with new products and services, but it is also a way for users to abuse others, sometimes anonymously by saying things online they might not necessarily say in real life.This is […]