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Facebook Workplace Chat App Launched for Mac, Windows

HIGHLIGHTS Facebook Workplace Chat is now available on Mac and Windows Facebook Workplace competes with Slack and Microsoft Teams Slack and Microsoft Teams also maintain desktop apps Facebook has quietly launched the desktop app of its team-collaboration service Workplace, called Workplace Chat. It is the latest of Facebook’s

Twitter Suspends Russia-Linked Accounts, but US Senator Says Response Inadequate

Twitter said on Thursday it had suspended about 200 Russian-linked accounts as it probes online efforts to meddle with the 2016 US election, but an influential Democratic senator slammed its steps as insufficient. Senator Mark Warner, the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, summoned Twitter officials to testify

How Social Media became conduit for spreading terror

Since April 2015 when three terror suspects were arrested while travelling to Somalia to join Al Shabaab, Kenyan youths have increasingly been radicalised and recruited into terror groups through social media. The three, investigations revealed, had been recruited through WhatsApp, and were to meet a contact person

Social media provides relief for those awaiting word from Mexico quake zone

Images of the dead pop up on Victor Gonzalez’s Snapchat feed. They’re images that break his heart. “It’s horrible,” he said. “That’s your home country right there.” The 7.1 magnitude Central Mexico earthquake is the second major quake to hit the nation in as many weeks. The

On Social Media, They Represent the College 24/7

Nikki Sunstrum (standing) works to stay ahead of the news as social-media director at the U. of Michigan: “I always want to make sure that we’re breaking our news rather than trying to reactively correct any sort of factual errors that might have been told by another

Teachers Vs Social Media

Teachers have always faced challenges – time changes the medium but not the content. The teachers of today still face the issues of bullying and abuse, fighting against a tide of inattention. In 2017, however, they are working against smartphones and the digital world rather than pieces

The 5 Characteristics of Social Media Websites That Go Viral

With the advent of the web 2.0 comes a shift from simple and bland web pages to dynamic and interactive web platforms. It is now possible to create a social media site that does not only attract new businesses, but also foster relationships and create opportunities for other

MICDS community reeling after racist social media posts surface

ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. ( — Racially charged comments on social media have an exclusive private school reeling. There has been a lot of damage control going on at MICDS in the aftermath, from school officials addressing all students Tuesday morning and holding two meetings with parents

Facebook’s 21-Year-Old Wunderkind Sayman Leaves for Google

HIGHLIGHTS Facebook hired Michael Sayman for an internship when he was 17 years old At Google, he’ll be a product manager for Assistant Assistant is a top priority for Google CEO Sundar Pichai Facebook hired Michael Sayman for an internship when he was 17 years old, and

Iran in Talks to Unblock Twitter, Says New Minister

HIGHLIGHTS Twitter to resolve problems with the Iranian government Twitter was banned at the time of mass anti-regime protests in 2009 Sites such as YouTube and Facebook are also banned in Iran Iran’s new communications minister said Tuesday that negotiations were underway with Twitter to unblock the service, which