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Facebook plans major changes to news feed – BBC News

CEO Mark Zuckerberg says he plans to make posts from businesses, brands and media less prominent. Source: Facebook plans major changes to news feed – BBC News

A 17-year-old YouTube star insulted a notorious drug lord. The teen was found with at least 15 bullet wounds.

In Sinaloa, one of Mexico’s most violent states, no one is invincible — especially when you mess with the wrong people. Source: A 17-year-old YouTube star insulted a notorious drug lord. The teen was found with at least 15 bullet wounds.

‘Snooze’ feature debuts on Facebook | WPXI

Facebook can be a great forum for sharing family happenings, funny stories, recipes and clips from the internet. Some people also use it as a forum to rant or post political opinions. Source: ‘Snooze’ feature debuts on Facebook | WPXI

The difference between good and bad Facebooking

“Social media” is a clumsy term that entangles enriching social interaction with mindless media consumption. Facebook notes it’s pledged $1 million towards youth technology usage and well-being research. It’s formally launching a Snooze feature we spotted testing in September that lets you hide a person, Page or Group for 30 days if you need some peace. Source: The difference between good and bad Facebooking

The Game Awards balances revelations, gamer culture, and celebrities

Geoff Keighley, awards’ host and organizer, said in an interview with GamesBeat that the show featured world premiere announcements of two new games (Here’s the list of nominees). “At least two games are brand-new game worlds that no one has ever seen before,” Keighley said. Source: The Game Awards balances revelations, gamer culture, and celebrities

World’s first SMS text message sent 25 years ago – Technology & Science – CBC News

The humble text message is getting a big thumbs-up today. Twenty-five years ago, a British software engineer sat down at his computer and sent the world’s first “Short Message Service” or SMS. British engineer Neil Papworth sent the first SMS (Short Message Service) from a computer to a mobile phone belonging to the then-director of Vodafone Richard Jarvis, he told Sky News. The message read simply: “Merry Christmas.” Source: World’s first SMS text message sent 25 years ago – Technology & Science – CBC News

Twitter to expand 280-character tweets – BBC News

Longer tweets to be rolled out more widely as Twitter attempts to attract new users. Source: Twitter to expand 280-character tweets – BBC News

Mark Zuckerberg asks for forgiveness from ‘those I hurt this year’ in Yom Kippur message – The Verge

Just days after the 2016 Presidential Election, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that it was “pretty crazy” to think that his company had influenced the election’s outcome in a meaningful way. He’s had an about-face on that line of thinking since then, and at the end of Yom Kippur, he’s publicly asked for forgiveness “for those I hurt this year,” and pledged to do better. Facebook has been under intense scrutiny in recent weeks following revelations that Russian companies bought ads and organized pro-Trump rallies during the 2016 presidential election, and after it was discovered that hate groups Read More

Tweeters get cheeky after Twitter ups character limit – BBC News

Twitter says short tweets cause users “frustration” – but many people react with cynicism. Source: Tweeters get cheeky after Twitter ups character limit – BBC News

Instagram hackers are selling user emails and phone numbers

It appears the bug was exploited before Instagram’s fix, and affected more than the most high-profile accounts Source: Instagram hackers are selling user emails and phone numbers

YouTube stays fresh with new look on desktop and mobile

YouTube has come a long way since its humble beginnings in early 2005. Whereas the site originally only supported 320 x 240 resolution clips at an aspect ratio of 4:3, it’s now possible to watch videos on nearly any Internet-connected device in SD, HD, 4K, 360, 3D and of course, live. Source: YouTube stays fresh with new look on desktop and mobile

Facebook is losing teens to Instagram and Snapchat

Market research firm eMarketer on Monday reduced its usage estimates for Facebook users under the age of 25 – an issue that some competing social media platforms aren’t expected to face. Source: Facebook is losing teens to Instagram and Snapchat

Here’s the easiest way to avoid malware on an Apple device

Malware targeting Apple smartphones and tablets is on the rise – here’s the simplest way to avoid it. What’s the easiest way to sidestep malware? Avoid purchasing a jailbroken device. Jailbreaking removes software restrictions on iOS-based devices, allowing root access to the operating system. This permits the installation of apps, themes and extensions that aren’t found in Apple’s official App Store. Source: Here’s the easiest way to avoid malware on an Apple device

A Teen Was Charged With Killing Her Boyfriend During A Failed YouTube Stunt

Monalisa Perez was charged with manslaughter after she accidentally shot Pedro Ruiz in the chest while making a YouTube video for the couple’s vlog. Source: A Teen Was Charged With Killing Her Boyfriend During A Failed YouTube Stunt

New Snapchat Feature Raising Safety Concerns « CBS Pittsburgh

The new Snap Map feature on Snapchat is raising safety concerns. The best way to protect your location is by going into what’s called “Ghost Mode.” Source: New Snapchat Feature Raising Safety Concerns « CBS Pittsburgh

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