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Study: Social media bots aren’t just annoying, they’re used to sway opinions

2017-11-15T03:00:22+00:00

Social media bots aren't just annoying sales pitches -- they can be used to promote a politician or drop an issue out of trending topics. A recent study by Freedom House suggests bots and paid commentators are used to sway opinions. The post Study: Social media bots aren’t just annoying, they’re used to sway opinions [...]

Study: Social media bots aren’t just annoying, they’re used to sway opinions 2017-11-15T03:00:22+00:00

Pinterest’s expanded visual search tools help you find things you can’t name

2017-11-15T03:00:21+00:00

Pinterest Visual Search and Lens is getting even better at finding that idea you didn't know you were looking for with five new features. Zooming in will automatically start a new Visual Search. The post Pinterest’s expanded visual search tools help you find things you can’t name appeared first on Digital Trends. Go to Source [...]

Pinterest’s expanded visual search tools help you find things you can’t name 2017-11-15T03:00:21+00:00

Goodbye, Messenger Day — Facebook simplifies Stories with design makeover

2017-11-15T03:00:20+00:00

Facebook Stories will no longer be a separate item inside Messenger, while the tool is also coming to Facebook Groups and Facebook Lite. The change, Facebook says, is designed to simplify Stories. The post Goodbye, Messenger Day — Facebook simplifies Stories with design makeover appeared first on Digital Trends. Go to Source Author: Hillary GrigonisPowered [...]

Goodbye, Messenger Day — Facebook simplifies Stories with design makeover 2017-11-15T03:00:20+00:00

Facebook boasts of removing fake news in Germany, but journalists aren’t so sure

2017-11-14T03:00:26+00:00

Facebook is finally rolling out its fake news identification tools, starting in Germany. The company's decision comes on the back of mounting criticism against the social network in the country. It's unclear how well it's working. The post Facebook boasts of removing fake news in Germany, but journalists aren’t so sure appeared first on Digital [...]

Facebook boasts of removing fake news in Germany, but journalists aren’t so sure 2017-11-14T03:00:26+00:00

Heads up, sports fans — ESPN is debuting a Snapchat version of ‘SportsCenter’

2017-11-14T03:00:26+00:00

ESPN is debuting a Snapchat-specific version of its flagship show, SportsCenter, aimed at a younger audience. In doing so, ESPN joins NBC News' Stay Tuned and CNN's The Update as the app's daily shows.  The post Heads up, sports fans — ESPN is debuting a Snapchat version of ‘SportsCenter’ appeared first on Digital Trends. Go to Source Author: Lulu [...]

Heads up, sports fans — ESPN is debuting a Snapchat version of ‘SportsCenter’ 2017-11-14T03:00:26+00:00

Ohio State University fans troll Apple over its infamous autocorrect glitch

2017-11-13T03:00:16+00:00

The creative students in the end zone section of the 'Horseshoe' didn't miss their chance to have a little fun at Apple's expense during a recent Ohio State University home game. The post Ohio State University fans troll Apple over its infamous autocorrect glitch appeared first on Digital Trends. Go to Source Author: Mark AustinPowered [...]

Ohio State University fans troll Apple over its infamous autocorrect glitch 2017-11-13T03:00:16+00:00

Instagram will soon let users follow hashtags in addition to accounts

2017-11-13T03:00:16+00:00

Tired of searching through dozens of accounts to find topics that interest you on Instagram? A new feature might make that a bit easier as the social media site prepares to roll out hashtag following. The post Instagram will soon let users follow hashtags in addition to accounts appeared first on Digital Trends. Go to [...]

Instagram will soon let users follow hashtags in addition to accounts 2017-11-13T03:00:16+00:00

Facebook creates a centralized place for crisis tools in the Crisis Response Hub

2017-11-13T03:00:15+00:00

In the wake of natural disasters like hurricanes Harvey and Irma, social media giant Facebook introduced a new Crisis Response Hub to help its billion-plus users stay safe and informed. There's also a new Crisis donate button. The post Facebook creates a centralized place for crisis tools in the Crisis Response Hub appeared first on [...]

Facebook creates a centralized place for crisis tools in the Crisis Response Hub 2017-11-13T03:00:15+00:00