• Most Teens Take Breaks From Social Media
    Additionally, 23% of teens who haven't taken a break from social media said they would like to.
  • Another Murder Video Puts Facebook On Defensive
    Facebook's system for policing prohibited content is garnering fresh criticism after another horrifying murder-suicide was broadcast live, this time in Thailand.
  • Payments On Social Media Near $3T In China
    A survey by the United Nations found that digital payments via social media across all categories reached an astonishing $2.9 trillion in 2016.
  • Alas, Poor Yik Yak: Social Net Loses Engineers, Users
    This week, digital payments platform Square Inc. bought Yik Yak's entire engineering team, paying under $3 million for a group of less than ten personnel.
  • Three In Ten Americans Don't Use Social Media
    Overall, 21% of U.S. adults say they don't use social media despite having Internet access, and another 10% don't use the Internet at all.
  • MLB Players Launching Social App
    The app, called Infield Chatter, is intended to give the players more of an independent voice online, distinct from the social media presences of their teams.
  • FTC Fires Warning Shot On Influencers
    Marketers are pushing the boundaries on acceptable practices in their social media influencer campaigns - and regulators are pushing back.
  • Exercise Is 'Contagious' On Social Networks
    A study published in Nature, shows that exercise - specifically running - is "contagious" across online social networks.
  • Amid Uproar, Facebook Promises Faster Response
    Reeling from another gruesome crime video posted on the social network, Facebook is scrambling to explain how new procedures will help ensure that inappropriate content is swiftly removed in future. But it's an open question whether any system based on self-policing by the Facebook community will ever be able to respond fast enough to satisfy critics and advertisers.
  • Girls Lead On Snapchat, Instagram Adoption
    Unsurprisingly Pinterest, generally viewed as a female-oriented network, saw the biggest divergence, with 45.4% of teen girls on board, but just 9% of boys.
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