Social Media News

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Myspace Loses Years of Music and Photos During Botched Server Migration (March 18, 2019): Myspace lost years of music, photos and video files during a server migration that went very badly.

Kylie Jenner Crushes Snapchat Stock With Tweet (February 22, 2018): Kylie Jenner tweeted that she doesn't use Snapchat anymore and shares of the parent company, Snap, plummeted.

WWE Video is Source of Donald Trump's Juvenile CNN Bodyslamming Video (July 2, 2017): A WWE video is the source of a video Donald Trump shared on Twitter where he bodyslams a CNN reporter.

Sarah Huckabee Sanders Confuses Twitter With Emoji Filled Tweet (June 10, 2017): Sarah Huckabee Sanders confused Twitter this morning with a tweet filled with emojis. It turns out the tweet was sent by her 3 year old.

Twitter Separates Direct Messages From People You Follow and People You Don't Follow (May 31, 2017): Twitter has separated Direct Messages from people you follow and people you don't follow into different inboxes.

Donald Trump Tags Wrong Ivanka in Retweet of Random Twitter User (January 17, 2017): Donald Trump retweeted a tweet last night that links to the wrong Ivanka. SNL has poked fun at him for his habit of retweeting random Twitter users.

Donald Trump to Use Personal Twitter Account as President (January 16, 2017): Donald Trump will keep his Twitter account as President and will not switch to the Twitter account designated for POTUS

Instagram Reaches 600 Million User Mark (December 15, 2016): Instagram has reached the 600 million user mark. Instagram says 100 million were added in the past six months.

Trump Blocked Twitter CEO from Tech Meeting Over Crooked Hillary Emoji (December 14, 2016): Donald Trump and his team reportedly blocked Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey from its tech meeting in Trump Tower over a failed emoji deal.

Instagram Live Video Rolling Out to U.S. Users (December 12, 2016): Instagram Live Video is being rolled out to U.S. users this week. The feature competes with Snapchat.

Microsoft and LinkedIn Close Merger Agreement and Reveal Joint Plans (December 12, 2016): Microsoft and LinkedIn close the merger agreement and have revealed their joint plans going forward.

Univision to Buy Gawker Media for $135 Million (August 16, 2016): Gawker is being sold to Univision for $135 million. Univision outbid Ziff Davis for the blog network.

Microsoft to Acquire LinkedIn in $26 Billion Deal (June 13, 2016): Microsoft is acquiring LinkedIn in a deal valued at $26.2 billion.

Time Inc. Confirms Myspace Passwords Compromised in Security Breach (May 31, 2016): Time Inc. has confirmed Myspace suffered a hacking incident and Myspace passwords were compromised.

Twitter to Give Users More Room for Text in a Tweet (May 24, 2016): Twitter will allow users to enter more text into a tweet by excluding usernames in replies and media attachments.

Snapchat Raises Another $200 Million for $20 Billion Valuation (May 23, 2016): Snapchat has reportedly raised another $200 million giving the chat social network a $20 billion valuation.

Instagram Unveils New Logo and App Design (May 11, 2016): Instagram has unveiled a new look for its logo and its popular photo sharing app.

Facebook Reportedly Developing a New Camera App (April 26, 2016): Facebook is reportedly developing a new camera app. It will open directly to a camera.

Facebook Attaches Automatic Alternative Text to Photos (April 5, 2016): Facebook announced it has started adding automatic alternative text to photos shared on Facebook, Instagram, Messenger and WhatsApp.

Instagram Announces Move to Algorithmic Feeds (March 15, 2016): Instagram has announced a move to an algorithmic feed. This is similar to what Facebook does with its feed.