Category: Social Media

Reddit’s co-founder resigns, asks to be replaced by black candidate


Alexis Ohanian, co-founder of Reddit, today announced he’s resigning from that platform’s board to dedicate his time and money to “serve the black community, chiefly to curb racial hate.” I’ve resigned as a member of the reddit board, I have urged them to fill my seat with a black candidate, + I will use future gains on my Reddit stock to serve the black community, chiefly to curb racial hate, and I’m starting with a pledge of $1M to @kaepernick7’s @yourrightscamp — Alexis Ohanian Sr. 🚀 (@alexisohanian) June 5, 2020 With the Black Lives Matter movement and the protests over the…

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Snapchat refuses to promote Trump’s account over his controversial tweets


Snapchat, of all things, today joined the debate among social media platforms about the words of President Donald Trump — and it’s taken the side of Twitter, putting the Trump account on notice for his words. Evan Spiegel, CEO of Snapchat parent company Snap, said in a memo to his employees over the weekend (which was published on the company blog on Wednesday) that “we simply cannot promote accounts in America that are linked to people who incite racial violence, whether they do so on or off our platform.” He added that the Discover page on Snapchat is a curated…

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Citizens use police tracking apps and social media to expose US attacks on peaceful protesters


Impeached US President Donald Trump, in response to civil unrest surrounding the killing of George Floyd, over the weekend ordered US military and police forces to attack citizen protesters. President Trump appears to have seen footage of police officers throwing women to the curb, speeding cars into crowds, firing rubber bullets at reporters, and pushing a man with a cane to the ground — and has said: “Yes. We need more of that.” — Matt Viser (@mviser) June 1, 2020 During the protests, violent criminals taking advantage of the chaos clashed with vigilantes encouraged by the president’s reckless tweets causing…

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It’s time for a sequel to The Social Network and Quentin Tarantino should direct it


Hollywood director Quentin Tarantino revealed in a recent interview that he believes The Social Network is the best film of its decade. He’s wrong. Space Boobs in Space is the best film of the 2010s. Space Boobs is a perfect film, it told the whole story. The Social Network, on the other hand, has plenty of room for improvement (2010? Ha, those were the innocent days for social media). That’s why I think it’s time for a sequel. And since Tarantino’s such a biiiig fan, he should direct. Don’t get me wrong, David Fincher is a legend (he brought us Se7en, ’nuff…

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Donald Trump is threatening to punish Twitter. Here’s why everyone should take this seriously


US President Donald Trump is expected to sign an executive order on Thursday afternoon declaring social media companies to be broadcasters (as opposed to carriers). While the exact language of the EO has yet to be revealed, an alleged draft has circulated on social media throughout the day. If what we’re seeing is close to the final order, it’s safe to say there will be huge ramifications for the tech community and the billions of us who use social media regularly. For your reading pleasure, here’s the draft of Trump’s upcoming EO regarding social media. 1/2 pic.twitter.com/RNDUzZWyxQ — Angry Staffer (@AngrierWHStaff)…

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Twitter embeds fact-checking links in Trump’s lying tweets


It looks like Twitter’s finally had enough of US President Donald Trump‘s abuse of its platform. Today, keen observers may have noticed the president‘s @realDonaldTrump Twitter account has been splashed with a couple of fact-checking embeds on tweets where he’s attempted to misinform the US voting public by lying about the mail-in ballot process. To the best of our knowledge this is the first time Twitter’s embedded links in the president’s tweets. The result comes after a Memorial Day weekend where the platform saw Trump spend a significant amount of time lashing out at his perceived enemies, including a critic…

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Research: political hashtags make online news discussions more extreme


Whether you’re a conservative or a liberal, you have most likely come across a political hashtag in an article, a tweet or a personal story shared on Facebook. A hashtag is a functional tag widely used in search engines and social networking services that allow people to search for content that falls under the word or phrase, followed by the # sign. First popularized by Twitter in 2009, the use of hashtags has become widespread. Nearly anything political with the intent of attracting a wide audience is now branded with a catchy hashtag. Take for example, election campaigns (#MAGA), social…

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Why your brand should be on Giphy — what you need to know about GIF SEO


Did you know we have an online conference about digital marketing coming up? Re:Brand will share strategies on how brands can still succeed in these unprecedented times. GIF SEO is a thing! Missguided‘s GIF content has received 2.1 billion views and Gymshark receiving 125 million because of this. Optimizing your GIF content to rank #1 is unchartered territory for so many brands, making it easy to own! Here’s how… “Carrie, I’m wondering if you can help? We’ve spent hundreds of thousands of £££ creating video, ad, and campaign content in the past, all to be used once and never again! What can we do with…

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Reddit’s CEO shared the 5 subreddits he checks every day


In the series “Staying inside with…,” we pick the brains of experts and interesting people in tech to find out their favorite books, courses, movies, and podcasts they’ve been enjoying during lockdown. Steve Huffman, CEO at Reddit, is the latest to share what’s been keeping him busy whilst staying at home. It was approximately two months ago when the world went into lockdown and since then, much of our free time has been spent resisting the urge to aimlessly scroll through social media. If you’ve had enough of Instagram’s explore page and you’re in need of some fascinating subreddits to…

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4 easy tips to make sure your Instagram Live sessions run smoothly


Did you know we have an online conference about digital marketing coming up? Re:Brand will share strategies on how brands can still succeed in these unprecedented times.  From the entertainment sector to the health and fitness industry, quarantine culture has forced many entrepreneurs to improvise and share their skills virtually. Instagram’s algorithm rewards live streaming with additional push notifications and a position at the front of the line in users’ Stories feed. Streamers can also see and respond to comments in real-time, which opens up the potential to directly communicate with and engage your audience. If you’re looking to use…

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