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Snapchat’s First ‘Non-Creepy’ Ad Is For A Horror Movie

Snapchat recently announced that it was getting ads, and it’s followed through on that promise, with the first paid-for ephemeral advertisements landing this weekend. However, I’m not so sure that Snapchat’s made good on its promise for its ads to be ‘non-creepy’, since horror film Ouija was the first subject. Read more… Continue Reading from [...]

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Ello Experiences Its First DDoS Attack (Update)

Ello, the upstart social network that’s grown in massive popularity of the past week, is currently down. Whether for maintenance or more nefarious purposes, it isn’t outwardly explicit. According to its current status page, the site is investigating the cause but is leaning toward a possible denial of service (DDoS) attack. Read more… Continue Reading [...]

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US criticized for “feeding the trolls” in the fight against ISIS on social media

As Obama stands poised to implement his plan to arm Syrian rebels against ISIS, there’s another fight playing out between US officials and the Islamic extremist group — and it’s taking place on social media. In order to counter ISIS’s well-oiled social media propaganda machine, which has included everything from beheading videos to Instagram photos of [...]

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Facebook’s latest algorithm tweak makes it more like Twitter (and hopefully better for news)

As anybody who manages a brand page on Facebook knows, the company is constantly tweaking its News Feed algorithm, the little robot that decides which posts each users see and which ones are lost forever in the social media ether. It’s what differentiates Facebook most from Twitter’s raw feed, where the mere suggestion of algorithmic tinkering is enough [...]

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