Friday, May 24, 2019

Vertical video haters win the war — Instagram’s IGTV has a horizontal view

Not yet sold on the idea of vertical video? The traditional horizontal aspect ratio is headed to Instagram's IGTV, thanks to today's update. The change allows horizontal images to fill the screen with...

Messaging app flaim generates over 100, 000 downloads in first week | The Guardian...

Messaging app flaim has launched in Nigeria, generating over 100, 000 downloads in its first week. It is designed as a new messaging solution to replace the outdated and insecure apps on the...

What is Reddit? A Beginner’s Guide to the Front Page of the Internet

Further reading If you spend a lot of time online, chances are you’ve heard of Reddit. The site bills itself as the “front page of the internet,” and that’s not an empty boast: As...

Facebook is Misunderstood, Says Alex Stamos, Former CSO. Here’s Why

Alex Stamos, former CSO of Facebook, is interviewed by Recode’s Kara Swisher during the Collision conference in Toronto. Jeremy Kaplan/Digital Trends“Sartre said ‘Hell is other people.’ Well, Facebook is other people.” In other words,...

Twitter co-founder Ev Williams still wants to save the world

Social media is evil, leading to a mental health crisis in Gen Z and a rise in hate speech. But there’s light at the end of the tunnel, says Ev Williams, the co-founder...

Millions of Instagram Influencers Reportedly Had Private Data Exposed

Tens of millions of Instagram influencers have reportedly had their private data exposed in an online database. The records were hosted by Amazon Web Services and apparently had no password protection. The database contained...

The British royal family is looking for a social media whizz

The British royal family is looking for a social media whizz to help it communicate its role and activities to the masses. So if you like the idea of having the Queen as...

New York Could Dish Out Fines for Texting While Crossing the Street

Everyone knows that it’s really not a good idea to look at your phone screen while walking along, but pretty much everyone still does it. The risky behavior can lead to bumps, knocks, and...

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