Facebook Will Roll Out Unsend In Messenger Soon

For more than a year, Facebook has been working on an important update to their Messenger service that will give users the ability to “unsend” messages in conversations you’ve had with others. This means permanently deleting them from both your record of the conversation and theirs. On the face of it, that sounds amazing. If it was as amazing as …

Some Tumblr Users May Have Had Their Data Breached

Do you use Tumblr?  If so, be aware that your personal information may have been exposed. Tumblr recently added a feature called “Recommended Blogs” that presents you with a list of blogs you might enjoy based on your past viewing habits.  It’s a great idea in theory, but unfortunately, there were problems with the way the feature was implemented. Any …

Teens Now Are Using Instagram More Than Facebook

Move over Facebook. Where teens are concerned, Instagram reigns supreme, according to a recently published survey. Piper Jaffray has been tracking how teenagers use the internet for nearly twenty years, and the second report of this year has some interesting findings indeed.   Here are the highlights: 85 percent of teens report using Instagram at least once a month, up …

Major Facebook Breach May Have Affected Your Account 

Facebook got hit hard by a currently unknown group of hackers.  If you recently found yourself inexplicably logged out of the social media site, Facebook did it in response to the breach. The breach resulted in the theft of data pertaining to more than fifty million of the site’s users.   Here’s what we know so far about the attack: …

Survey Shows Teens Are Concerned About Their Screen Time

According to a recent survey conducted by Pew Research Center, 54 percent of teens say that they spend too much time on their cellphones. Acknowledging you have a problem is the first, necessary step toward correcting it, and the survey reports that significant percentages of teens are taking steps to do just that. The Survey Specifically States: 52 percent of …

Social Media App Filters Could Alter Beauty Perception

File this one away under “unintended consequences.”  There’s a newly emerging trend in the medical community called “Snapchat Dysmorphia” that’s leaving plastic surgeons around the country to sound the alarm, and in some cases, scratch their heads in disbelief. Recent research conducted at Boston University has discovered that the digital filters featured prominently in social media services like Snapchat are …

Twitter Is Getting Tough On Apps

Twitter has long had a reputation for being at the mercy of bots that have been used to sway public discourse and opinion. Often, these bots are controlled via Twitter API apps that allow the authors to automate most of their actions, such as tweets, follows, and likes. In the face of Facebook’s recent grilling before congress, Twitter has decided …