• Facebook Cracks Down On Fake Profiles
    Administrators are temporarily suspending accounts that fall in these categories and asking users to confirm that they are real people.
  • Fake Recruiters Target College Grads On Social Media
    The fraudulent accounts ask jobseekers to provide their credit card numbers for spurious job placement fees, or divulge personal information as part of bogus job applications.
  • Complaining On Social Media Pays Off, Literally
    In addition to (hopefully) getting a brand's attention, dissatisfied customers who are vocal on social media have received millions in payouts in the UK.
  • Facebook Really Does Make Us Depressed
    One of the most stringent studies so far is "Association of Facebook Use With Compromised Well-Being: A Longitudinal Study," published in the American Journal of Epidemiology.
  • YouTube Gains On Netflix In OTT
    In February, YouTube unveiled a new OTT streaming, with 40 cable networks streaming live for $35 per month, including ESPN, Disney and others.
  • YouTube Requires 10K+ Views Before Placing Ads
    YouTube is tightening the screws for the YouTube Partner Program, which allows content creators to make money from ads on their channels.
  • Germany OKs Mega-Fines For Illicit Content
    The Germans really are going to hit social media companies with eye-watering eight-figure fines if they fail to remove illicit content in a timely manner.
  • White House Wants To Collect Social Media Passwords From All Visitors To U.S.
    New measures would require visa applicants to turn over their smartphones and social media account passwords to agents from U.S. Customs and Border Protection working in their countries of origin.
  • Millennial Entrepreneurs Favor Facebook
    Asked which social media platform they spend the most time on, 28% of the Forbes' "30 Under 30" candidates said Facebook, followed by Instagram at 25%, Twitter at 23%, and LinkedIn at 17%.
  • Amazon Tests New Influencer Program
    Participation in the program is by invitation only, unlike its existing Amazon Associate program which allows any Amazon user to create their own advertising and e-commerce channels.
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