Twitter Expands Moments To The U.K.

Twitter Moments Twitter is expanding Moments, its media rich, breaking news focused feed, to U.K. users today. The company debuted the feature in the U.S. back in October, and has since also rolled it out in Brazil. So this is not the first international expansion for Moments, but given the size of the U.K. market for Twitter it’s an important next step as it tries to ramp up mainstream interest in… Read More

U.K. Kids Increasingly Credulous Online, Finds Ofcom

teacher with children at computer While there has been high profile U.K. government backing for furnishing the nation’s youth with digital skills in recent years, including a requirement in the English national curriculum to start teaching coding to primary age children, new research from comms industry regulator Ofcom suggests a parallel push to teach kids to be much better critical thinkers in our… Read More

U.K. Kids Increasingly Credulous Online, Finds Ofcom

teacher with children at computer While there has been high profile U.K. government backing for furnishing the nation’s youth with digital skills in recent years, including a requirement in the English national curriculum to start teaching coding to primary age children, new research from comms industry regulator Ofcom suggests a parallel push to teach kids to be much better critical thinkers in our… Read More

Facebook Sees 23% Spike In Law Enforcement Requests For Data In The United States

Police Facebook revealed it received 23% more requests from law enforcement between January and June 2015 than in the second half of 2014. From January to June 2015, Facebook received a total of 17,577 law enforcement requests, targeting 26,579 users and accounts. From July to December 2014, the Menlo Park company received 14,274 requests affecting 21,731 accounts and users. Facebook said it… Read More

On My Hearts And Stars

hearts-stars-dark We often forget that Twitter, more Web 2.0 media company than startup, is almost ten years old. We also forget that it has a global user base of just over 300 million people. But we can’t forget that Twitter is in trouble. Audience growth is at a crawl, which poses a threat to the publicly traded company as it tries to capture mindshare and advertising dollars in competition with… Read More

VISR Raises A Million For An App That Helps Parents Spot Online Bullying, Mental Health Concerns On Kids’ Accounts

Mother and daughter using laptop together at home Parents today can be overwhelmed when trying to keep up with their child’s online activity, and often fail to spot troubling behavior like bullying, threats, sexting, and even possible mental health issues. A new app called VISR, which launched publicly just in time for back-to-school, has now closed on a million in funding to help alert parents to safety issues involving their… Read More

Is Personalized Discovery A Feature, Category Or New Paradigm

discovery What do you do when you don’t know what you want to read, watch, listen to or do next? What do you do if you don’t know what to search for? Or can’t describe clearly what you’d be interested in next? There are so many great choices available in the digital realm. Nevertheless, a universal personalized Discovery solution doesn’t exist yet. Why? Read More

Class Action Lawsuit Accuses Twitter Of ‘Listening In’ On Your Direct Messages

3297533849_a32573b118_b The Hollywood Reporter has reported that Twitter is the target of a class action lawsuit having to do with how private direct messages are treated on the service. While it’s quite obvious that there aren’t humans that work at Twitter reading your direct messages, an algorithm is sweeping over them, to swap out links with shortened T.co (the shortening service owned by Twitter) ones… Read More