The difference between good and bad Facebooking

“Social media” is a clumsy term that entangles enriching social interaction with mindless media consumption. It’s a double-edged sword whose sides aren’t properly distinguished. Taken as a whole, we can’t decide if it “brings the world closer together” like Facebook’s … Read More

Facebook pushes pre-roll ads on Watch as it stops subsidizing Live

Everyone’s least favorite ads are coming to Facebook, but six second pre-rolls will only appear on original Watch tab videos you purposefully view and not in the News Feed. Facebook is embracing pre-rolls after years of shunning them as it … Read More

Snapchat launches augmented reality developer platform Lens Studio

Snapchat is finally opening up so outside developers can help it offer infinite augmented reality experiences beyond those it designs in-house. Today Snap launches the Lens Studio AR developer tool for desktops so anyone can create World Lenses that place … Read More

Nokia 3310 Gets 3G, How Apple’s Face ID Works, and More (Sep 29, 2017)

In Today’s 360 Daily – → Nokia 3310 Variant With 3G Connectivity Launched – https://goo.gl/xdFP8x → Honor 7X Set to Launch on October 11 – https://goo.gl/v6pnS9 → Nokia 3, 5, and 6 to Get Android 8.0 Update Before Year End … Read More

Twitter officially launches ‘threads,’ a new feature for easily posting tweetstorms

Twitter today is announcing the launch of a new feature that will allow people to more easily post tweetstorms – that is, those series of connected tweets that have grown to become a popular workaround for getting past Twitter’s character … Read More

Facebook opens AR platform and “world effects” to all developers

Facebook is trying to close the augmented reality gap with Snapchat with the help of an army of third-party developers. Today, eight months after debuting its Augmented Reality Camera Effects platform and AR Studio tool at F8, Facebook is allowing … Read More

Instagram becomes an interest network with hashtag following

Instagram has always been a social network where you follow friends and creators, but today it’s evolving with a new way to follow hashtags so you see top posts and Stories about a topic on your home page. Rather than … Read More

Tinder is testing a feed of real-time updates from your matches, including posts from Instagram and Spotify

Tinder announced today it’s beginning a test of a new feature called “Feed” designed to help users learn more about their matches. The Feed, which will appear as a tab on the Messages screen, will include real-time updates from those … Read More

Facebook Sound Collection lets you add no-name music to videos

The right soundtrack can make a boring video interesting. So after years of reported discussions with the record labels, Facebook is launching video editing tool Sound Collection for inserting “songs, vocals, noises, and instrumental tracks spanning genres like hip hop, … Read More

Meet “Genies”, the lifelike personalized avatars that reenact news

“We plan on making Bitmoji obsolete” says Akash Nigam, CEO of Genies. Bragging about beating one of the world’s top apps before his has even launched is emblematic of Nigam’s and Genies’ brash style. But with $15 million in funding … Read More