The #SocialSkim – Week of October 8th

This week in social media: Top Story: Facebook Hacked, 50 Million Users Affected This week, Facebook announced that they were hacked and up to 50 million users had their personal data exposed. Thomas Shadwell spoke, a cybersecurity researcher, spoke to the New York Times and released the following hypothesis on how the attack took place: … Continue reading The #SocialSkim – Week of October 8th

The #SocialSkim – Week of September 24th

This week in social media: Top Story: Instagram Founders Step Down Instagram Co-founders Kevin Systrom, and Mike Krieger, have decided to resign from the platform. They will be officially leaving in the coming week. On Monday, the pair notified Facebook Facebooks Leadership team of their decision. As of now, there is little reported about why … Continue reading The #SocialSkim – Week of September 24th

The #SocialSkim – Week of September 17th

#SocialSkim This week in social media: Top Story: Twitter Allowing Chronological and Ranked feeds In a post this week which has set the internet ablaze, Twitter announced that it will now allow users to toggle the platforms algorithmic timeline on and off. If users now uncheck the box titled "Show the best tweets first", their … Continue reading The #SocialSkim – Week of September 17th

The #SocialSkim – Week of September 10th

#SocialSkim This week in social media: Twitter Releases Audio Only Live Streams This week, Twitter announced audio-only live streams for the Twitter and Periscope platforms. This is yet another example of the major social platforms copying one-another. Facebook, for instance, released this feature all the way back in 2016. The genesis of the decision to … Continue reading The #SocialSkim – Week of September 10th

The #SocialSkim – Week of September 3rd

#SocialSkim   This week in social media: Facebook Releases Ad Archive API This week, Facebook announced the release of the Ad Archive API. Rob Leathern, Director of Product Management released the following statement: "We’re making advertising more transparent to help prevent abuse on Facebook, especially during elections. Today we’re starting to roll out the Ad … Continue reading The #SocialSkim – Week of September 3rd