Social Media

Doge Token Pumps After Elon Musk Tweets ‘Dogecoin Is the People’s Crypto’

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <strong>Elon Musk has tweeted that dogecoin is people’s crypto shortly after the billionaire pledged to go off the social media platform for while. Incidentally, the token, which traded at $0.0411 on February 3, surged to $0.0588 just as Musk was tweeting.</strong> However, at the time of writing, the token appeared to have …

Doge Token Pumps After Elon Musk Tweets ‘Dogecoin Is the People’s Crypto’ Read More »

Bitcoin subreddit hits 2M subscribers following GameStop controversy

One of the most well-known online Bitcoin communities passed two million subscribers in a surge of activity on Friday, purportedly due to the media attention over the r/Wallstreetbets subreddit. According to the Metrics For Reddit analytics website, the subreddit r/Bitcoin has 2,184,941 subscribers at the time of publication, making it the 178th most popular subreddit …

Bitcoin subreddit hits 2M subscribers following GameStop controversy Read More »

WhatsApp uses Stories to try and assuage users’ privacy fears

Avishek Das/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images WhatsApp really, really wants to keep you from jumping to a rival chat service over its controversial new privacy policy, and it’s using some of its built-in features to get the message across. The Verge has learned that WhatsApp is now using Status messages (aka Stories) to underscore its …

WhatsApp uses Stories to try and assuage users’ privacy fears Read More »

Gaming Platform Enjin and Metaverseme Merge NFTs With Augmented Reality to Enhance Gaming Experience

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <strong>The blockchain gaming platform, Enjin and Metaverseme, an augmented reality (AR) platform are set to introduce tradeable AR fashion assets to the Ethereum blockchain. The Enjin-powered non-fungible token (NFT), which can be worn by users’ avatars in the Metaverseme app, will launch on February 23. </strong> Revolutionary Apps and Games According to …

Gaming Platform Enjin and Metaverseme Merge NFTs With Augmented Reality to Enhance Gaming Experience Read More »

Facebook’s News tab arrives in the UK

Leon Neal via Getty Images Facebook is bringing its dedicated News tab to the UK on Tuesday, which marks the first time the company has rolled out the feature outside of the US. You can access the News tab from the menu in the Facebook app. It features news tailored to your interests alongside a …

Facebook’s News tab arrives in the UK Read More »

Purging Today’s Freedom Activists: Why Big Tech’s Censorship Isn’t Directed Solely at Trump Supporters

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <strong>There’s been a lot of unrest in the U.S. and just before the presidential election’s electoral vote, Big Tech took action and censored a great number of individuals and even competing social media platforms. Moreover, even after President Biden’s first few days in office, social media apps continued to purge dissent. On …

Purging Today’s Freedom Activists: Why Big Tech’s Censorship Isn’t Directed Solely at Trump Supporters Read More »

Facebook improves AI photo descriptions for the visually impaired

Facebook Facebook has long been using AI to describe photos for the visually impaired, but it’s stepping up its efforts in 2021. The social media giant has detailed a new version of automatic alternative text (AAT) that promises much more information. Instead of relying on heavily supervised AI learning, Facebook is now using weak supervision …

Facebook improves AI photo descriptions for the visually impaired Read More »

Parler seems to be sliding back onto the Internet, but not onto mobile

Enlarge / A person browsing Parler in early January, back when it had content up other than vague promises to overcome being thrown off the whole Internet and return louder than ever. Jaap Arriens | NurPhoto | Getty Images Right-wing social media platform Parler, which has been offline since Amazon Web Services dropped it like …

Parler seems to be sliding back onto the Internet, but not onto mobile Read More »

Noise.cash: Social Microblogging App Fueled by Bitcoin Cash Tips Gathers Traction

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <strong>For quite some time now, bitcoin cash users have been leveraging the web portal read.cash in order to write blog posts, connect with like-minded individuals, and earn bitcoin cash for providing popular content. Now the creators of read.cash have introduced another application called noise.cash, which is similar to the parent platform, but …

Noise.cash: Social Microblogging App Fueled by Bitcoin Cash Tips Gathers Traction Read More »

Facebook temporarily bans ads for gun accessories and military gear

Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images Facebook is continuing its crackdown on potential domestic terrorism at President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration. The social network told BuzzFeed News that it was temporarily banning US ads for gun accessories and military gear, such as holsters and body armor, until “at least” January 22nd. The restriction came from an “abundance of …

Facebook temporarily bans ads for gun accessories and military gear Read More »