Google Allowing Artists to Contribute to their Own Search Results
Google is giving artists a bit more control over what appears when people search for them via Google. Moving forward, musicians can add content to their Knowledge Panel, which might include images, videos, GIFs, and text posted directly by the artist. Google says it will verify posts made by artists with a blue checkmark. Google says musicians who aren’t verified can do so easily in order to start posting. The feature is now live for all musicians who appear in Google worldwide.
Facebook Brings GIFs to Comments
Jun 15, 2017
Facebook today made it possible to share GIFs within comment threads on posts. Facebook Messenger has supported GIFs for some time; in fact, people share 25,000 GIFs in Messenger every minute, totaling some 13 billion GIFs in 2016.
Instagram Introduces New Security and Verification Tools
Aug 28, 2018
Instagram today said it has introduced three new features that are meant to help keep its one billion users safe. To start, a new "about this account" section will appear so people can see when other public accounts were created, where it is located, if the screen name has been changed, and what ad campaigns the account might be running.
Facebook Fully Commits to Live Video with New Tools
Apr 6, 2016
Facebook today significantly expanded the capabilities of its Live Video feature by adding more ways to connect and share with viewers. First, users can now broadcast live video to small groups or schedule live video events in advance.
Facebook Makes Sweeping Changes to Data Collection Policies as It Admits Cambridge Analytica Breach Impacted 87M
Apr 4, 2018
Facebook today made significant changes to its platform as it continues to deal with the fallout from the Cambridge Analytica breach. To start, the company now believes Cambridge Analytica was given improper access to the data of as many as 87 million people, mostly U.S.