Congress grills Facebook, Twitter, Google on shells hiding election meddlers

 How can internet giants know that innocent-seeming U.S. companies aren’t actually shell vehicles for malicious foreign actors to buy ads to interfere with elections? The short answer is they can’t, and that drew questioning from a Congressional probe today into Facebook, Twitter and Google being used to

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How to Use Autoplay Video in Your Pinterest Ads

How to Use Autoplay Video in Your Pinterest Ads

Do you advertise on Pinterest? Wondering how to add video to your promoted pins? Autoplay video pins aren’t yet commonly used so adding them to your Pinterest marketing now will help you stand out in a sea of still images. In this article, you’ll discover how to

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Russian-backed content may have reached 126 million on Facebook

 Facebook has reportedly upped its estimate of how much content was produced by Russian-backed actors during the election and how widely that content was seen. According to prepared remarks due to be presented tomorrow but acquired by The Wall Street Journal today, the company estimates 80,000 pieces

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People with chronic illnesses and disabilities get their own media channel with The Mighty

 There’s a corkboard in the office of The Mighty, the social network for people with chronic illnesses, mental health disorders and disabilities, which has pictures and letters from many of the site’s contributors and readers who have benefited from the stories the site shares. It’s there to

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Instagram injects 2X bigger Stories previews mid-feed

 Instagram Stories is doing so well, the app wants to ensure you don’t just scroll by its Snapchat clone. Instagram confirms to TechCrunch that it has redesigned its mid-feed re-engagement box for Stories to show preview tiles of people’s slideshows that are twice as big as the

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Skype’s big redesign publicly launches to desktop users

 Earlier this year, Skype introduced a revamped version of its application offering a heavier focus on media sharing and social expression tools, in an effort to better compete with more modern social communication services, like Slack and even Snapchat. Today, the company is publicly launching the new

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How to Create and Analyze Instagram Stories for Business Accounts

How to Create and Analyze Instagram Stories for Business Accounts

Looking for ways to market your business with your Instagram business account? Are you aware of the unique advantages businesses have with Instagram Stories? In this article, you’ll discover how to create, use, and analyze Instagram stories using a business account. Why Use Instagram Stories? If you’re

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Why Snapchat Spectacles failed

 How come only 0.08% of Snapchat’s users bought its camera sunglasses? Hundreds of thousands of pairs of Spectacles sit rotting in warehouses after the company bungled the launch. Initial hype and lines for its roving, limited time only Snapbot vending machines led Snap to overestimate demand but underdeliver

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How I cured my tech fatigue by ditching feeds

 On paper, smartphones are amazing pieces of glass. They have magically cured boredom as we always have something to do — those endless feeds of content are a perpetual source of inspiration, information and amusement. And yet, feeds need to die because they distort our views and

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