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Björk describes six alleged incidents of sexual harassment following Lars Von Trier’s response

Danish film director Lars Von Trier has responded to the sexual harassment claims that were alleged by Björk in a Facebook post published on October 15.“I am inspired by the women everywhere who are speaking up online to tell about my experience with a Danish director” Björk wrote. While the Icelandic singer/songwriter did not name Von […]

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Suspicious of Fake News on Facebook? Use the New Context Button

Facebook has a fake news problem. Its most recent trending news misstep promoted misinformation from anonymous messageboard 4chan about the Las Vegas shooting. To combat the spread of fake news (and growing backlash against the company), the social network is testing out a new feature enabling users to tell the…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Facebook Messenger Lite Is a Simple Version That Works Even With a Spotty Data Connection

Once upon a time, Facebook’s Messenger app was just a way to send chat message to your friends. Over the years the social network has loaded the app with features like the ability send GIFs, play games with your friends, or even send cash. The app has its own personal assistant, and now overtime you […]

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MEMBERS ONLY: Mark Zuckerberg Does Not Understand His Product’s Role in The 2016 Election

The Banter Long Read: Creators, inventors, and CEOs often have a hard time understanding the consequences of their products when used for ill means, arguing that technology, when it first comes into existence, is a tabula rasa — that is neither all good nor all bad..To continue reading this …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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MEMBERS ONLY: Mark Zuckerberg Does Not Understand His Product’s Role in The 2016 Election

The Banter Long Read: Creators, inventors, and CEOs often have a hard time understanding the consequences of their products when used for ill means, arguing that technology, when it first comes into existence, is a tabula rasa — that is neither all good nor all bad..To continue reading this …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Facebook is testing a snooze function that mutes a page for a certain period, rather than forever.

Facebook is testing a snooze function that mutes a page for a certain period, rather than forever. This would be even more useful on Twitter, where usually lovely people might go on an embarrassing tweetstorm or livetweet a show you don’t watch. But while Twitter’s mobile app lets you snooze a phrase, it doesn’t let…Read […]

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Facebook Says, Again, That It Won’t Be Making Cars

Remember that non-existent rumor a couple years back about Facebook—that, like other oversized tech behemoths of Silicon Valley, it could be making a self-driving car? It wasn’t true then, and it’s not true now. That’s according to the company’s chief operating officer, Sheryl Sandberg.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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How to Deal With All the Bullshit on Social Media

Social media is a firehose of bullshit, because it’s a firehose of everything. Essential oils cure all diseases! Sharks are swimming on Houston’s freeways! Okay, not really. Here’s why we see so much garbage on social media and what to do about it.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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In case Final Fantasy Brave Exvius wasn’t enough of a side-story for you, Square Enix just launched

In case Final Fantasy Brave Exvius wasn’t enough of a side-story for you, Square Enix just launched Final Fantasy Brave Exvius Tap, a Facebook Instant idle-clicker featuring characters from the mobile game. Square Enix is weird. Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Facebook is offering hundreds of millions of dollars for music rights

With the growing popularity of video content on Facebook, the website is attempting to step up its game and allow its users to legally include songs in the videos they upload.Facebook Inc. has offered major record labels and music publishers hundreds of millions of dollars so its users can use songs legally. Currently, rights holders […]

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Tomorrowland crowned as the world’s largest, most celebrated social media event

A DJ booked to play Tomorrowland has the power to reach his largest audience in that billing. The massive event is now touted as the “biggest social media music event in the world,” with Tomorrowland’s latest installment in Belgium this year garnering 1.2 billion online interactions across its two weekends of production. Crowds aside, more […]

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A Comprehensive Etiquette Guide for Participating in Facebook Mommy Groups

Last week a thrill went through my online moms’ group: One member of the Facebook group “Upper East Side Mommas” sent a cease-and-desist letter (via a lawyer) to another member demanding that she stop libeling the letter-sender by calling her racist in the group’s discussions. Someone in my group posted the lawyer’s…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Where to Get Eclipse Glasses at the Last Minute

It’s not too late to get eclipse glasses, but don’t expect to find any in stores. We’ve seen listings on local sale websites like Facebook Marketplace and Craigslist, though, so you could still snatch up a pair if you act fast.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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