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Whatsapp beta gains Snapchat-esque stickers and scribbling

As we continue toward the social media singularity, with every messaging and image sharing platform eventually converging into an indistinguishable array of Snapchat/Messenger/Instagram Frankenstein mashups, Whatsapp appears to be tossing its hat into the ring with stickers and drawing tools. This isn’t the first Facebook-owned service to crib a feature from Snapchat. Earlier this year, we saw Instagram […]

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6 Things to Never Ever Post on Social Media

Privacy’s a rarity these days, and your beloved social media sites are largely to blame for that. But there are things you are doing on those sites that are making the situation even worse. Before you ever hit “share” again, make sure you’re not posting one of these six things. 1. Your home and work […]

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German high court rules Facebook “Friend Finder” is unlawful

Germany’s highest court has declared unlawful a feature that encourages Facebook users to market the social media network to their contacts, confirming the rulings of two lower courts. A panel of the Federal Court of Justice ruled that Facebook’s “friend finder” promotional feature constituted advertising harassment in a case that was filed in 2010 by […]

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White House Joins Snapchat Ahead of State of the Union Address

The White House said on Monday that it had joined Snapchat, marking the Obama administration’s latest move to reach a younger generation of Americans through social media. The administration has made outreach through non-traditional media platforms a top focus ahead of President Barack Obama’s last State of the Union address, which is scheduled for Tuesday. […]

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Twitter May Allow Brands to Use Your Tweets in Promotional Campaigns

Social media platform Twitter is said to be developing a way to give brands an access to mentions about their products in everyday users’ tweets that they could use into promotional campaigns. According to a Monday report from Digiday, participating advertisers would be able to cut through the online noise and with the help of […]