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Offenders may have their accounts deactivated if they keep posting the emojis.
No more eggplants, peaches, or water droplets. Social media giant Facebook, which also owns Instagram, has banned the use of the three emojis, citing its crackdown on online sexual solicitation. Facebook has released a revamped set of guidelines in Section 16 of ...
 
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Back when Facebook was not as popular as today, we used to frequent these sites for our daily dose of social media.
What can you remember about visiting your old accounts in old social network sites? Does “testi” still ring a bell? Here are some of the social network sites that we used to frequent before Facebook became the social network.Multiply was a platform ...
 
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Sites of rare natural beauty are being ruined by hordes out to get the perfect shot. Is this latest strike against the reputation of influencers any great surprise?
A superbloom is a rare desert phenomenon where wildflowers blossom in huge numbers, resulting in a sea of orange, yellow or purple petals carpeting hillsides. It's also what causes a swarm of Instagram influencers to hit the roads in search of a ...
 
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In a quest for 'likes' and 'subscribers', a generation of wannabe YouTube stars embarked on ever more dangerous pranks - with disastrous consequences. In an extract from his new book YouTubers, Esquire contributor Chris Stokel-Walker tells the story of 'Dammit Boy', a Desert Eagle pistol and life ruined in pursuit of a new kind of celebrity
With a wild look in his wide eyes, a glistening stud in each ear, and a camera in his right hand, Pedro Ruiz III stood on a scrub of green space behind the garage of his family home in the town of Halstad ...
 
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The site has seen a 30 percent traffic drop since its "adult content ban" in December.
In the words of the philosopher Monique, "See, when you do clownery, the clown comes back to bite." In December, social media site Tumblr responded to allegations of child porn being shared on its platform by announcing a ban on all "adult content," instead of, ...
 
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Ever sent something you wanted to take back?
Although Facebook Messenger makes it easier for you to catch up with friends while doing other things on your phone, it also makes you more likely to send messages to the wrong conversation. Sometimes, it can be fixed with a quick apology, ...
 
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Sergey Platonov's photo is now the most "liked" post on the entire internet... and he has no idea why.
Sergey Platonov has no idea why so many people like a photo of an egg. It's a fair question to ask, because Platonov is the photographer who shot what is now the most-liked image on the entire internet. But he isn't taking any credit for his ...
 
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Starting December 17, the blogging platform will ban "adult content" after a close call with child porn accusations.
With the rise of deepfakes, virtual reality porn that can resurrect dead loved ones (could be some problems there!), and Starbucks coming along to remove pornographic content from their coffee shops, porn is having a bad year, y'all. But in what might be the biggest blow of ...
 
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A new feature is taking action on your social media addiction
Sit down and remain calm. Your phone apps are conducting an intervention. They’re just worried about you, is all. No healthy man should be able to get through that many Instagram Stories in a single toilet session.So they’ve rolled out a new ...
 
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Tips on keeping yourself hidden on the social network
Facebook is a marvellous tool for keeping in touch with old friends, family and anyone else you care to talk to. But that digital freedom can come at a cost: your privacy. Fortunately there are ways to ensure only the people you ...
 
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Finally!
Said something via Facebook Messenger that you regret saying? No worries! Apparently, Facebook is testing a new feature, the Unsend for Messenger. This feature allows users to 'unsend' messages from a conversation.The feature was first discovered by Twitter user Jane Manchun Wong, ...
 
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Keep an eye out for a customized message from Facebook, for starters
Facebook has shared an update after a security attack saw the company log out nearly 90 million accounts as a security measure last month.The company confirmed at the end of September that it was the victim of a cyber attack that had ...
 
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Is Mark Zuckerberg going to ruin Instagram, the last fun social network?
Instagram is arguably the last fun social media platform, where pretty pictures of happy people meld with celebrity gossip and good memes. Its co-founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger are leaving it behind.The New York Times reports the two founders announced their resignation ...
 
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Another masterstroke from Mark Zuckerberg
Facebook users ditched the social network in droves earlier this year following the Cambridge Analytica scandal, and Mark Zuckerberg has been scrambling to rebuild consumer trust ever since.His next move? Installing a big camera inside of your home that records conversations.According to Cheddar, ...
 
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It's part of the fight against fake news
Facebook has developed a trustworthiness rating for individual users to help it to clamp down on fake news.It's part of an effort to make the process of reporting fake news less scattershot and open to abuse. The Washington Post has reported that users are ...
 
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Have you heard of Kumu?
If you find Facebook and Instagram insufferable but you still want to connect to like-minded people on the web, you might want to look into Kumu.With country-specific apps taking over smartphones in Asia, Kumu, developed by Roland Ros, was designed to be a “super ...
 
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A comprehensive guide to social media self-care
Chances are, your social media accounts are long overdue a clean-up.Think about it: You wouldn't like your reputation to hang on an ill-judged tweet from 2012, but there's every chance a potential employer, partner or friend will do just that when they ...
 
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Millions of us have embraced the 'film it all' era of social media. But what at first felt like carefree fun has for many become an endless, anxious routine of 'brand maintenance' that makes us act in ways we don't like or recognize.
I first realized Instagram Stories had changed my friends while sitting outside a pub earlier this year. It was the point in a Friday night when drinks begin to linger on the table as everyone privately debates whether to go home.It wasn't ...
 
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Prepare to be shamed for your social media addiction.
Facebook and Instagram rolled out a new feature Wednesday that sounds like a real nightmare for everyone obsessed with Facebook and Instagram. Called "Your Activity" under the settings menu on Instagram and "Your Time on Facebook" under Facebook's settings, it tracks how ...
 
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After "missing, or mishandling, a number of severe controversies"
Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook haven't had a brilliant few months, and now things have got so bad that some shareholders want to oust Zuckerberg as the company's chairman.According to Business Insider, some of Facebook's shareholders have put forward a proposal which would ...
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