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Saturday, August 8, 2020

‘Facebook Will Now Tell You What’s Most Popular On Facebook’ – ‘Mashable’

The latest post on ‘Mashable’ is titled “Facebook Will Now Tell You What’s Most Popular On Facebook”.Kurt Wagner says, “Facebook will now surface trending topics alongside the News Feed, using a new product the company simply calls “trending.” Trending will show a personalized list of popular topics for each user, combining their interests with content getting the most attention across the entire platform, Facebook announced on Thursday.Each trend will include a short description, and users can click on the trend to see a list of posts and articles related... [...]

‘Report: Facebook’s News Reader May Debut in January’ – ‘Mashable’

The latest post on ‘Mashable’ is titled “Report: Facebook’s News Reader May Debut in January”.Kurt Wagner says, “Facebook is close to unveiling its long-awaited news reading service, and the product could be launched by the end of the month, according to Re/Code.The service, which is called “Paper,” will reportedly operate in a manner similar to Flipboard, a news aggregator that pulls in social updates alongside news stories from publications of interest to the user. Paper will definitely incorporate Facebook posts, according to Re/Code.It is still unclear... [...]

‘NSA Bugs Can Spy on 100,000 Computers, Even When They’re Offline’ – ‘Mashable’

The latest post on ‘Mashable’ is titled “NSA Bugs Can Spy on 100,000 Computers, Even When They’re Offline”.Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai says, “The National Security Agency has planted spy software and hardware into 100,000 computers worldwide, not 50,000 as previously reported.These bugs allow the agency to conduct surveillance even on computers that are offline — or air-gapped, as they are referred to in spy lingo, per documents leaked by Edward Snowden.The implants are tiny radio transceivers that must be surreptitiously planted inside a computer, either before... [...]

‘Twitter Is Catching Up to Facebook in Ad Targeting’ – ‘Mashable’

The latest post on ‘Mashable’ is titled “Twitter Is Catching Up to Facebook in Ad Targeting”.Todd Wasserman says, “Twitter announced that advertisers can now reach you through your Twitter ID or email address, offering the kind of targeted ad messages that Facebook specializes in.Granting access to email addresses could mean more CRM messaging. If you signed up for a Banana Republic credit card, for instance, you might now be targeted on Twitter with Promoted Tweets from the company advertising a one-day sale. Using Twitter IDs (usernames and handles), meanwhile, will let advertisers... [...]

‘Tumblr Introduces @Mentions for Users’ – ‘Mashable’

The latest post on ‘Mashable’ is titled “Tumblr Introduces @Mentions for Users”.Samantha Murphy Kelly says, “Tumblr announced on Tuesday it is finally adding capabilities for users to directly mention others on the site, a feature that’s been long requested by its dedicated fan base.By typing the “@” symbol and typing the username of who you want to address inside a Tumblr post, a drop down menu will appear. In an email to Mashable, a spokesperson said the mentions will trigger a notification in the recipient’ in-stream on the dashboard, as well as on... [...]

‘How the @-Mention Took Over Social Networks’ – ‘Mashable’

The latest post on ‘Mashable’ is titled “How the @-Mention Took Over Social Networks”.Seth Fiegerman says, “The “@” symbol used to be just for email. Then it was for Twitter too. Now, it transcends networks.In 2006, Robert Andersen, then a freelance designer who later joined Square as a founding team member, became the first person on Twitter to use the “@” symbol to reply to another user. Andersen didn’t do a proper @-mention as we know it today — a space separated the symbol and the username — but it helped establish a language for communicating... [...]

‘Google Buys Nest for $3.2 Billion in Cash’ – ‘Mashable’

The latest post on ‘Mashable’ is titled “Google Buys Nest for $3.2 Billion in Cash”.Seth Fiegerman says, “Google has entered into an agreement to acquire Nest, the business behind the smart thermostat and smoke detector, for $3.2 billion in cash.“They’re already delivering amazing products you can buy right now—thermostats that save energy and smoke/CO alarms that can help keep your family safe,” Larry Page, cofounder and CEO of Google, said in a statement. “We are excited to bring great experiences to more homes in more countries and fulfill their dreams!”Nest... [...]

‘Facebook Acquires Branch to Build Out ‘Conversations’ Team’ – ‘Mashable’

The latest post on ‘Mashable’ is titled “Facebook Acquires Branch to Build Out ‘Conversations’ Team”.Seth Fiegerman says, “Facebook has acquired Branch, a New York startup behind multiple social discussion tools. The deal was announced by Branch’s cofounder in a Facebook post and one report pegs the acquisition at $15 million.“We will be forming Facebook’s Conversations group, based in New York City, with the goal of helping people connect with others around their interests,” Branch cofounder Josh Miller wrote in the post. “Their... [...]

‘Twitter’s Redesigned Homepage Keeps Mobile in Mind’ – ‘Mashable’

The latest post on ‘Mashable’ is titled “Twitter’s Redesigned Homepage Keeps Mobile in Mind”.Kurt Wagner says, “Twitter is rolling out a new homepage for the platform’s desktop users.The new layout and design is meant to resemble the company’s mobile versions, complete with each user’s cover photo aligned behind his profile image to add a more visual element to the homepage. This already existed when users visited their profile pages, but the profile image existed alone on the homepage without a cover photo before Monday’s update“.Twitter’s... [...]

‘10 Chic Style Bloggers to Dress Up Your Instagram Feed’ – ‘Mashable’

The latest post on ‘Mashable’ is titled “10 Chic Style Bloggers to Dress Up Your Instagram Feed”.Yohana Dosta says, “Your Instagram account needs a style awakening. Luckily, the photo-sharing site is buzzing with fabulous accounts from style bloggers all over the world, gleefully hashtagging their outfits of the day (#ootd).Blogs and fashion go hand-in-hand, introducing clothing-obsessed readers to style stars such as Leandra Medine of The Man Repeller and Kelly Framel of The Glamourai. Not only do they put together total sartorial eye candy, but they’re also influencing... [...]