Social Media

Five things you need to know about Facebook's latest ad-targeting program

Facebook has unveiled a revamped version of Atlas, the ad platform it acquired from Microsoft last year, which will incorporate data from Facebook users to place ads. What does that mean for those on the network?

Ello: The 'Anti-Facebook' social network

The latest darling of the social networking space is turning heads and it when it comes to privacy what Ello offers seems closer to the wild west of the internet’s past.

Google eases up on requiring Google+ during account sign-ups

The Google+ sign-up requirement may have been dumped because it was deterring people from signing up for other services.

Australia's climate march, in tweets

Here's how we contributed to what's being called the largest climate march in history.

Facebook tries to muscle in on YouTube

Social network makes a pitch to lure content creators, discusses how ads might be used.

How Twitter covered the iPhone 6 launch

No fan-boys here but some delcious Twitter takedowns.

Twitter rolls out 'Buy' button for select users

Social media platform wants its users to more easily move from a tweet to a shopping cart, with the company unveiling its first foray into e-commerce.

Facebook apologises for website crashes

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Facebook users left frustrated after the website crashed overnight, leaving members unable to log into their accounts.

Celebrities, nudity and how 4chan drives the internet

Online bulletin board, 4chan, is at it again and the latest episode of celebrity baiting again enhances its reputation as the platform of choice for controversy and internet virality.

EU probing WhatsApp, Facebook deal

European antitrust officials ask for input from rivals of WhatsApp and Facebook.

Snapchat valued at $US10 billion

Messaging service on track to become the next gold-plated private tech start-up despite virtually no revenue.

Instagram flicks switch on time-lapse videos

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Facebook-owned photo-sharing service launches Hyperlapse app for capturing time-lapse videos but Android users miss out for now.

Amazon bets big on Twitch

Online retail giant is splashing almost a billion dollars to secure its seat in the video-streaming merry-go-round and it could be money well spent.

Facebook to weed out click-bait

The social network tweaks it algorithm to eliminate click-bait articles from choking the newsfeeds of its users.

Twitter launches native video advertising

Micro-blogging site rolls out beta version of cost-per-view video cards to select publishers and users.

Yo: The app that's going to be bigger than Twitter

The world's dumbest app, as some have labelled it, just might have the last laugh.

'Instagram's answer to Snapchat' lands in Australia

Standalone, one-tap photo-and video-sharing app, Bolt, now available on iOS and Android.

Facebook buys cyber security start-up

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Social network snaps up PrivateCore to boost its perimeter.

How to stop Facebook stalking you with ads

Facebook's 9000-word Privacy Policy is a detailed reminder that the social network isn't really free – it's an exchange, and you need to know what you're trading.