Twitter suspended nearly 400K terrorist accounts
Twitter suspended nearly 400K terrorist accounts

Twitter suspended nearly 400K terrorist accounts in the second half of 2016, according to its latest Transparency Report, published March 21. The company removed those accounts on its own, after its own investigations, without waiting for complaints to be filed by Twitter users themselves. Twitter users or governments reporting tweets promoting terrorism amounted to less […]

Maybe 15% of your Twitter luv comes from bots
Maybe 15% of your Twitter luv comes from bots

Maybe 15% of your Twitter luv comes from bots. This according to a new research project conducted jointly by the University of Southern California and Indiana University. “We classified nearly 14 (million) accounts using our system and inferred the optimal threshold scores that separate human and bot accounts for several models with different mixes of […]

Twitter tightens troll tamping – yet again
Twitter tightens troll tamping – yet again

Twitter tightens troll tamping – yet again – with even greater precision and speed for those who suffer abuse on the platform. In what’s become a series of measures, each one aimed at further reducing harassment, everyone’s favorite micro-blog will be rolling out more tools to use its own technology, respond faster to complaints while […]

Has LinkedIn become more useful?
Has LinkedIn become more useful?

Has LinkedIn become more useful? Has the redesign of its desktop version (to make it more consistent with its mobile version) made the business social network more accessible and productive for you? Are you beginning to use LinkedIn as anything more than an electronic Rolodex? We’d like to know. Tell us what you think in […]

Facebook – video – mobile: your digital world
Facebook – video – mobile: your digital world

Facebook – video – mobile: your digital world. Well, that’s what Facebook wants your digital world to be. The social network behemoth also wants to be on your TV all the time, too. At least that appears to be part of the goal of a series of video enhancements Facebook started rolling out last week […]

The paradox of a monolithic internet
The paradox of a monolithic internet

It was supposed to be the great leveler, a vast network of free-ranging bits and bytes but we could be facing the paradox of a monolithic internet. As more and more power and influence on the information superhighway – not to mention money – seemingly tends to coagulate in the hands of the relative few […]

Are trolls & bots going to destroy Twitter?
Are trolls & bots going to destroy Twitter?

Are trolls & bots going to destroy Twitter? Twitter is afraid they might and it’s imposing – yet again – new measures to keep them at bay. Everyone’s favorite micro-blog announced February 7 it is rolling out its toughest tools yet to limit the ability of trolls to abuse other Twitter users. Measures taken in […]

Is social television next for Facebook?
Is social television next for Facebook?

Is social television next for Facebook? Or, maybe, just good ol’ television. One could certainly draw that inference judging from comments made February 1 by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg during the company’s Fourth Quarter 2016 earnings announcement. More video, he suggested, longer form video, more original video and original content. Hmmm, sounds like Netflix or […]

Messaging now on YouTube?
Messaging now on YouTube?

Google wants to try messaging now on YouTube? Oh hell, why not? Nearly all the major social platforms have messaging features. So many points of entry. So little time. But that hasn’t stopped Google from amplifying the already crowded text back-and-forth ecosystem by its test of a new messaging feature last week for Canadian YouTube […]

Facebook Trending feature may become a better guide
Facebook Trending feature may become a better guide

Further acknowledging its role as a media company, the Facebook Trending feature may become a better guide to genuine, legitimate news. It’s a relatively small part of the Facebook real estate as users go daily to the site or app but it’s an important one. Admit it, we all look at Trending to see what […]