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Conversations on Discord just got a lot more organized. The platform finally introduced threaded messaging, a feature that lets you nest a separate conversation beneath a single message. Discord Cleans Up Conversations With Threads Back in May 2021, when Discord just introduced its Stage Discovery feature, the platform also hinted at releasing threaded discussions. Now, threads are finally
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A counterterrorism organization formed by some of the biggest U.S. tech companies including Facebook and Microsoft is significantly expanding the types of extremist content shared between firms in a key database, aiming to crack down on material from white supremacists and far-right militias, the group told Reuters. Until now, the Global Internet Forum to Counter
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TikTok is currently one of the world’s most popular apps. It’s filled with videos of people dancing, lip-syncing, performing stunts, and acting out comedic skits. After scrolling through just a few videos, you won’t want to stop. Whether you’re just a casual viewer or someone who’s planning to post videos yourself, you’ll need to know
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Twitter has been around since 2006 and in that time has made a huge impact on the world. Nevertheless, it fundamentally remains unchanged. The character limit has increased, new functionality has been added, but the social network still looks and works similarly. Whether you’ve been on Twitter since day one, or are a relatively new
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Facebook introduced the Soundmoji feature for Messenger users earlier this month. The feature, as the name suggests, offers audio alongside emojis to elevate the conversation between friends. Different kind of Soundmojis have been made available including fart, drums, laughing, violin, ghosts, shock, kisses, and more. Soundmojis are essentially next-level emojis that lets you send short
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Users need LinkedIn accounts to stay competitive in many fields. Whether you are a recent graduate looking to start a career or a professional trying to network, LinkedIn is the ultimate job-related social media platform. Because many associate the site with finding job opportunities and connecting with colleagues, it seems like the last place to worry
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The White House has YouTube, not just Facebook, on its list of social media platforms officials say are responsible for an alarming spread of misinformation about COVID vaccines and are not doing enough to stop it, sources familiar with the administration’s thinking said. The criticism comes just a week after President Joe Biden called Facebook
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Snap on Thursday beat Wall Street estimates for users and revenue in the second quarter, notching the highest growth rates since late 2017 as new features on its messaging app Snapchat attracted more users. Shares of Santa Monica, California-based Snap rose about 10 percent to $69.20 (roughly Rs. 5,150) in extended trading, after its forecast for
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Have you ever browsed through your Instagram Explore page and wondered why the content is not relevant to your interests? Instagram is a great platform to get exposed to new content that compliments your interests. But sometimes, you might come across posts that you do not like. Alternatively, your interests could change. Instagram has options that
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After about a year of beta testing, you no longer need an invite to join Clubhouse. Now you can hop right on the app and start joining the conversation. Clubhouse Is Finally Available to Everyone A post on the Clubhouse blog revealed that the app is finally out of its invite-only stage. In other words, anyone can
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US President Joe Biden nominated lawyer and Google critic Jonathan Kanter as the Justice Department’s antitrust chief on Tuesday in the latest sign the White House is determined to rein in the world’s biggest corporations, especially Big Tech. Progressives who advocate tougher enforcement of antitrust law pushed for the nomination of Kanter, who recently started
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An investigation by a global media consortium based on leaked targeting data provides further evidence that military-grade malware from Israel-based NSO Group, the world’s most infamous hacker-for-hire outfit, is being used to spy on journalists, human rights activists, and political dissidents. From a list of more than 50,000 cellphone numbers obtained by the Paris-based journalism
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Popular instant messaging platform WhatsApp is testing the technology to independently encrypt chat backups in the cloud. The Facebook-owned service revealed that the system has been enabled in its most recent Android beta update. According to WABetaInfo, opting in for the beta build should keep chat history and media securely backed up, with the significant
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US President Joe Biden on Friday criticised social media platforms like Facebook for spreading misinformation about the coronavirus and vaccines, as his administration has blamed them for stalling US vaccine rates. Biden was asked by reporters at the White House on Friday afternoon what his message is to social media platforms on coronavirus misinformation. “They’re
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YouTube is a great source of entertainment for people around the world. But, not all countries have welcomed the video sharing platform as enthusiastically as others. Several countries have placed restrictions on YouTube, including Brazil, Germany, China, Iran, and Turkey. While many restrictions have been temporary, some countries have had bans in place for years
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In a bid to find new ways to improve users’ experiences online, Twitter has launched a new paid subscription service called Twitter Blue. Twitter Blue is the platform’s jump into paid subscriptions. It has rolled out in a limited number of countries to begin with, but expects to expand in the future. The subscription will
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Clubhouse social audio app launched a direct messaging feature on Wednesday called Backchannel to allow one-to-one and group text chats. The platform shared the news on its Twitter feed. Reverse engineering expert Jane Manchun Wong (@wongmjane) also tweeted that Clubhouse sent its users messages via Backchannel itself to introduce the new feature. My hat? TippedMy
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