• The average person has five social media accounts

    The average person has five social media accounts

    According to a new report, the average person has five social media accounts. The report also looked at the amount of time that internet users spend online and found that more and more people are accessing websites via mobile devices.

  • More Americans follow politicians on social media

    More Americans follow politicians on social media

    This week, the White House launched @POTUS, which is the commander-in-chief’s official Twitter handle. “Six years in, they’re finally giving me my own account,” said Obama in his first tweet. The move came as the next logical step for an administration that embraces social media – a platform that plays an increasing role in how
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  • Facebook launches legacy contact in Australia

    Facebook launches legacy contact in Australia

    Facebook launched its legacy contact feature in Australia, which allows users to choose a person who will manage their account after their death.

  • Is Facebook promoting body-shaming?

    Is Facebook promoting body-shaming?

    Facebook is known for its lack of sensitivity, with the social networking website recently being criticised by its transgender users for locking them out of their accounts for failing to use their legal name. Now, the site has been accused of promoting body-shaming and causing self-destructive thoughts because of its “feeling fat” status and emoji.
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  • Social media is making our lives worse, according to Chinese report

    Social media is making our lives worse, according to Chinese report

    Social media is making lives worse and causing distraction from more important things, according to a Chinese report. The Kantar China Social Media Impact Report showed that the number of people who said that social media had a negative impact on their lives had doubled compared to last year. The report comes as a surprise,
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  • “Internet ASBOs” for those spreading racial hatred online

    “Internet ASBOs” for those spreading racial hatred online

    People spreading racial hatred online could be hit with “internet ASBOs” blocking them from sites such as Facebook and Twitter under new proposals to crack down on the rapid growth of anti-Semitism in the UK. A group of MPs has requested that the Crown Prosecution Service examine if prevention orders can be applied to online
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