Twitter’s new rules prohibit bulk tweeting to fight spam

Twitter’s new rules prohibit bulk tweeting to fight spam

Twitter’s spam bot issue isn’t new, but it came to a head when it was revealed that thousands of Russian troll accounts used the platform to influence the 2016 Presidential elections. Now, the company has announced a set of changes and new developer guidelines meant to fight off automated actions and to make it harder […]

Facebook updates measurement and interface for Page Insights

Facebook updates measurement and interface for Page Insights

Facebook has announced that views on it’s newsfeed won’t be counted in organic reach. Furthermore, the number of times a post appears on the screen of a user will determine the number of views it has generated and not simply the times it has appeared in the newsfeed, which means the measurement is now consistent […]

Facebook is banning all cryptocurrency and ICO ads

Facebook is banning all cryptocurrency and ICO ads

Facebook has made the move to ban any ‘misleading’ advertising related to cryptocurrencies and initial coin offerings (ICOs) in a bid to protect users from the rise in scams and fraud that cryptocurrencies have come along with. Under the newly-created policy, any ads “that promote financial products and services that are frequently associated with misleading […]

Lego partners with Tencent to create games and a social network for children in China

Lego partners with Tencent to create games and a social network for children in China

Toymaker Lego has struck a partnership with Chinese internet behemoth Tencent to collaborate across a broad range of digital content and platforms. In making the announcement, Lego said it was seeking to increase the awareness of digital safety among children and parents in China, and to provide Chinese children with “fun, creative and most importantly […]

Millennials are leaving Snapchat for Instagram – Teenagers, not so much

Millennials are leaving Snapchat for Instagram – Teenagers, not so much

In the ongoing fight for millennial attention between social media apps Instagram and Snapchat, it would appear that Instagram is now slightly ahead. That’s according to a survey from online research company CivicScience among US millennials. The latest data found that 34% of millennials said they used Instagram daily, compared to just 28% on Snapchat. […]