Social Media

Major League Baseball takes Snapchat to the dugout during games
March 4, 2016 at 1:08 pm

Snapchat isn't new to sports coverage, but with Major League Baseball this season, the social channel is making a big push at the ballpark. The collaboration between the app and the league kicks off next Friday (March 11th) when MLB will allow players to use cellphones in the dugout for the first time. Before, during…

How Two Llamas And A Dress Gave Us The Internet's Greatest Day
February 26, 2016 at 11:09 am

From two llamas escaping an Arizona retirement community to fashion’s most notorious optical illusion, February 26, 2015, was the day that everyone — everyone — came together online to cheer, then argue. One year later, the people who accidentally created a phenomenon remember the internet’s perfect storm and what it wrought.

'Bernin' for you: How Bernie lovers are finding love through ASU student
February 25, 2016 at 12:35 pm

Much like the man it’s modeled after, seems to have exploded out of nowhere. The site got so many views on its first day a week ago – nearly 1 million – that it crashed after 1,500 people joined in just an hour. It now has thousands of users and has been covered by The…

Facebook goes beyond Likes with new Reactions for anger, sadness, love, and more
February 24, 2016 at 11:27 am

Good news for those who want to react to bad news on Facebook: the “like” is no longer your only option. Facebook began rolling out Reactions to users worldwide on Wednesday. The new feature will be available on desktop and mobile versions of Facebook and gives you the option to add context-appropriate emotions to friends’…

There Are Now 200K Advertisers On Instagram
February 24, 2016 at 11:26 am

Instagram announced today that it has 200,000 monthly active advertisers. To compare, Facebook said a year go that it had more than 2 million active advertisers, whileTwitter says it has 140,000. Probably the most impressive thing about the Instagram number is the fact that the Facebook-owned photo-sharing service only had a few hundred advertisers back…

Instagram videos will get cool new updates to let you see how popular you are
February 12, 2016 at 8:48 am

The number of times a video is viewed on Instagram will soon no longer be a mystery. Instagram is adding a new feature that will tally view counts much like parent company Facebook already does, eliminating a major blindspot for marketers attempting to tap into the app's 400-million strong audience organically. The change — which…

India introduces net neutrality rules barring Facebook's free Internet
February 8, 2016 at 9:12 am

India introduced new rules on Monday to prevent Internet service providers from having different pricing policies for accessing different parts of the web, in a setback to Facebook Inc's plan to roll out a pared-back free Internet service to the masses. The new rules by the regulator came after a two-month long consultation process that…

CEO Mark Zuckerberg predicts 5 billion Facebook users by 2030
February 4, 2016 at 12:12 pm

In an event at Facebook’s (FB) new offices yesterday, CEO Mark Zuckerberg told reporters he expected his social network to have 5 billion users by 2030. According to USA Today, Zuckerberg said: “We want to finish connecting everyone, we’re going to do it in partnership with governments and different companies all over the world.” USA…