With the new year approaching (new year, better me), you may be assessing your long-term relationship, and what you find could leave you wondering if it’s time for the B word: a breakup. Ending a relationship sucks. There is no way to get around that feeling. But is reframing a breakup a valuable tool in… Read More How to Know When Your Relationship Is Over Before The New Year Begins
It’s easy to lose track of time and fall into mindless scrolling while on TikTok. The platform stores countless videos that cover a massive range of topics—even ones you’re not looking for (that’s arguably the best part of the app). Launched in China in 2016, TikTok currently has over 100 million active monthly users in… Read More The Best TikTok Trends and Challenges Right Now
The social network’s tone has long reflected corporate America: staid, monolithic, white. Now Black users are speaking up — and saying the site is limiting their voice. One day in September, Elizabeth Leiba opened the LinkedIn app and saw a post by Aaisha Joseph, a diversity consultant with nearly 16,000 followers on the platform. “Ima… Read More Black LinkedIn Is Thriving. Does LinkedIn Have a Problem With That?
Millions of people have used the social media app TikTok to make and share short, fun, entertaining videos. I, Brian Chen, am not one of them. Count me as one of those never-TikTokers. As an older millennial, I have exclusively used Facebook’s Instagram to post photos of my dog. I have never made a 15-second… Read More We Tested Instagram Reels, the TikTok Clone. What a Dud.
What would Instagram be like if people couldn’t see how many likes fellow users’ posts receive? Less competitive, less pressurized and more personal, Instagram surmises. The social media platform, which began testing that theory in May in Canada, this week expanded the experiment to include Instagram users in six more countries. As part of the… Read More Instagram Is Hiding Likes. Will That Reduce Anxiety?
Proposals to change recommendations and curb conspiracies were sacrificed for engagement, staff say. A year ago, Susan Wojcicki was on stage to defend YouTube. Her company, hammered for months for fueling falsehoods online, was reeling from another flare-up involving a conspiracy theory video about the Parkland, Florida high school shooting that suggested the victims were… Read More YouTube Executives Ignored Warnings, Letting Toxic Videos Run Rampant
You probably already know that listening to music no longer requires trips to a music store, or purchasing individual songs or albums from iTunes to download to your computer. Today’s best music streaming services have millions of songs in their catalogs, offer personalized playlists, and feature exclusive internet radio shows and podcasts. But which should… Read More THE BEST MUSIC STREAMING SERVICE
On the face of it, there’s nothing surprising about Instagram’s founders leaving six years after the company was sold. Mike Krieger and Kevin Systrom’s tenures at Facebook were longer than that of most Facebook employees, where the average is 2.5 years. And Instagram has come a long way since Facebook bought it in April 2012… Read More Instagram Is Too Big Not to Mess With