There is a social network for anyone, like readers, athletes, outdoorsman, and a whole lot more.
Bryan and Jeff discuss the ongoing #deletefacebook discussion and whether it’s a tempest in a teapot. They also talk about autonomous vehicles, regulation, and our future with driverless cars, and also our future with artificial intelligence.
Now your social media accounts are private, which means that you have better control over your data, not a corporation that may not have your best interests in mind.
Twitter’s privacy settings are a bit less comprehensive than Facebook, but also easier to find.
Note that Facebook changes these privacy settings from time to time, so check back once a month or so.
We’ve searched the App Store to tell you about some Instagram alternatives, if you’re looking for one.
There are plenty of other settings to check out. This lets you have a bit more control over your accounts.
Social media apps like Twitter often let third-party apps connect to your account. But what happens if you stop using the app?
Chamath Palihapitiya is a venture capitalist and the co-owner of NBA basketball team The Golden State Warriors. Oh, and he was a top executive at Facebook. And that makes his thoughts on social media salient, because he thinks social media is “ripping society apart.” He argues that Facebook and other forms of social media are little more than dopamine-producing machines that have profoundly negative effects on people and society. I recommend this as a must-watch. He also did an interview on CNBC on the topic earlier in December, where he also talked about cryptocurrency.
LONDON – Instead of evolving like Apple, why do social media firms seem to insist on constantly changing their products?
The developer, Christian Selig, is a former Apple intern who wanted to build a Reddit app that closely adhered to Apple’s design guidelines.
Bob “Dr. Mac” LeVitus has a cranky open rant to folks who forward easily-debunked Internet stories.
The new Snapchat features seem to bring it more in line with apps like Clips, and take it a step away from the instant gratification that originally made Snapchat explode in popularity.
Instagram rolled out a new archival feature to hide any photo you no longer want on your profile—without deleting it.
Apple has reportedly taken a stance on social media tipping in China that says the company should get 30% of those tips. Bryan Chaffin argues that this is a huge mistake, and that Apple should think differently.
Apple has a supplier for 3D cameras for the iPhone 8, and the question is exactly how will they be used. Dave Hamilton and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to debate what Apple intends to do with 3D on the new iPhone, plus they look at how the iPhone’s hardware features may be more important than its software.
I have a message for Facebook: snuff films aren’t “content.” Videos and streams of humans murdering other humans aren’t “content.” Any outlook that considers such videos “content” is morally bankrupt, and Bryan Chaffin believes it is rooted in a business mind-set that sees all of our lives as product to plunder.
Several social media companies have agreed to a US$5.3 million settlement for being obnoxious about user privacy. The suit stems from 2012, when Twitter, Instagram, Yelp, Foursquare, Kik, Path, Gowalla, and Foodspotting all took advantage of the way iOS worked at the time. More specifically, these companies sucked up our Contacts without telling us. iOS later required user permission to access our Contacts. The settlement was reported by Law360, who said the $5.3 million would be used to pay out damages to people who downloaded the above-mentioned apps between 2009 and 2012. What that means is the attorneys in the case get a phat paycheck, the companies get a slap on the wrist, and the millions of users who downloaded those apps will get pennies. Yay!
Apple’s Clips video editing app for social networks hit the App Store on Thursday. The app lets iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users capture and edit short videos to share on Facebook, Twitter, and more.
Apple appears to be increasingly comfy offering yesterday’s technology at today’s prices, and Bryan and Jeff are all cranky about it. They also talk about Brixo, chrome-plated and electrified LEGO bricks, and Apple’s new Clips app and what it means for social media. Oh, and Jeff had to edit out an F-bomb because Bryan got all ranty.