Instagram tests letting users post Stories directly to WhatsApp

 Last October, Facebook extended the usage (and flexibility) of Instagram Stories — the Snapchat-like feature that lets you patch together photos and videos into a slide show — by making it easy to directly post a Story to Facebook. Now Facebook is looking at how to bring WhatsApp into the fold. Read More Social – […]

OKCupid’s rating sinks as users rebel over new ‘real name’ policy

 OKCupid’s users are angry – very, very angry. Just ahead of the new year, the company made a radical change to its policies, and now requires people to use real names instead of an OKCupid username, as before. The change eliminates one of the biggest differentiators between the dating app and rivals like Tinder and […]

Twitter will tell users if content was blocked to comply with local laws or legal demands

 Twitter will now display messages to inform users if blocked tweets were withheld to comply with local laws or court orders, which it calls Country Withheld Content (CWC). The public already has information about CWC through notices sent directly to affected accounts, Lumen, a database of legal requests for the removal of online content, and […]

Facebook’s new facial recognition efforts help blind users know exactly who’s in photos

Facebook is working to make its platform even more accessible for blind users and people with low vision. In a series of updates announced Tuesday, the company revealed that it will begin using its already-existing face recognition technology to identify people in photographs for Facebook users with screen readers. Facebook’s director of applied machine learning, […]

Here’s what Facebook’s Australian users talked about the most in 2017

It’s no secret that the conversations we have on Facebook are often different to ones we have on other social media platforms like Twitter and Instagram. That’s evident in Facebook’s data about the most-talked about topics in Australia for 2017, with women, sport and music leading the charge. SEE ALSO: How Facebook Watch will overtake […]

Roomi hits 1 million users and raises $11 million to grow its shared housing marketplace

Roomi, a peer-to-peer marketplace for finding roommates, has raised $ 11 million in a series A round of funding led by Atami Capital, with participation from Rosecliff Ventures, Townsquare Media, JXC Ventures, DCM, and Great Oaks Venture Capital. Founded out of New York in 2013, Roomi enables anyone to find shared housing in their desired area, […]

Why real human users are the key to the best links for you

Overthinking metrics? Julie Joyce explains why real human users are the key to modern-day link awesomeness. Please visit Marketing Land for the full article. Marketing Land – Internet Marketing News, Strategies & Tips

Why real human users are the key to the best links for you

Overthinking metrics? Julie Joyce explains why real human users are the key to modern-day link awesomeness. The post Why real human users are the key to the best links for you appeared first on Search Engine Land. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article. Search Engine Land: News & Info About SEO, PPC, […]

Snapchat isn’t working and users are freaking out

 Snapchat is having some technical difficulties with its service and its 173 million daily users are not happy about it. Some people are having trouble sending and receiving messages or connecting to the server. The outage isn’t the best timing for Snap, as it gets prepared to post its quarterly earnings tomorrow. Read More Social – TechCrunch

Instagram is using code optimization to reach users with poor connections

EXCLUSIVE: One issue instagram faces as it continues to try and expand its userbase is how to reach folks who are in parts of the world without great internet access. That’s why the company has turned to a New York-based team of engineers to help streamline and optimize its app for better compatibility with network […]