“Limitless” Snapchat changes its nature
“Limitless” Snapchat changes its nature

In a big update clearly designed to try to stay relevant in a struggle with Facebook & Instagram, “limitless” Snapchat changes its nature. Everyone’s favorite ephemeral social platform – the stock and trade of which has been its fleeting messages – has decided users can keep messages alive for as long as they please – […]

The social media are not television
The social media are not television

The social media are not television. At least they didn’t used to be. But that’s changing – and quickly – as some of the major social networks forget what brought them here and morph head-long into life as broadcast media. After flirting with it for nearly a year, Twitter announced last week it will soon […]

Instagram reaches 700 million users
Instagram reaches 700 million users

As everyone’s favorite image-sharing platform, Instagram reaches 700 million users proving itself to be – maybe – the most useful social network. Little wonder new Grammers are flocking to the app and platform every day. This 700 million user level was reached only four months after hitting the 600 million user club and less than […]

It’s the new Google Earth
It’s the new Google Earth

It’s the new Google Earth – and we’re just livin’ on it. Seriously, the new Google Earth is nothing short of spectacular and destined to become an even bigger time suck than it’s been over the __ years since it was launched. Warning: let your family know you’re headed on a Google Earth voyage. They […]

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 […]

Google Hangouts gets down to business
Google Hangouts gets down to business

Google Hangouts gets down to business with renewed life as an enterprise venture for video conferencing and, sure, digital marketing presentations. Hangouts, Google’s long-standing video and texting platform – before any of that was the rage (back in 2013) – has always been easy to use, if not always reliable or without dreaded glitches. But […]

Instagram carousel takes images on a ride
Instagram carousel takes images on a ride

As a brand new feature in everyone’s favorite photo-sharing app Instagram carousel takes images on a ride. Could be it will also get Grammers used to swiping left to see Instagram advertising carousels, too. Call us cynical but, remember, we’ve been promised more Instagram advertising. Don’t get us wrong, like everyone else we love Instagram […]

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 […]

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 […]