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Bluesky is back

platformer.news It has been the better part of the year since Bluesky had its big moment. In May 2023, when the company invited its first batch of users, social networks were in a state of…

The Taylor Swift deepfakes are a warning

platformer.news It's the last weekend of our big sale celebrating Platformer's new home! New subscribers can get 20 percent off the first year of an annual subscription at this link. Is it…

Decentralized social network Farcaster is trying to reach mass adoption through Web 2.0 techniques

techcrunch.com The web3 world has long hoped for a blockchain-based consumer application that could reach escape velocity, bringing crypto technology to the masses. Farcaster is hoping…

Musk v Zuckerberg: who’s winning?

economist.com The playground rivalry between Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk dates back years—and in who-is-cooler-than-whom terms, Mr Musk usually wins easily. As an innovator, Mr…

Elon Musk’s X is especially vulnerable to an ad boycott

economist.com For someone who despises the advertising industry, Elon Musk has a way with viral slogans. At a New York Times event on November 29th the world’s richest man was asked how…

The Browser company's Arc launches an AI-powered “pinch-to-summarize” feature in its Arc Search app that shows a neatly formatted summary with main points

techcrunch.com The Browser company’s Arc, a browser focused on a less cluttered web experience, launched a new feature in its mobile app Arc Search that uses AI to summarize web pages. The…

Reddit downplays risks of developer backlash, decentralized social media in its IPO filing

techcrunch.com Reddit’s long-awaited IPO is nearing, promising to be the largest social media IPO since Pinterest. But in the company’s S-1 filing, Reddit fails to fully address the…

Threads Tests Post Drafts and Integrated Camera In-Stream

socialmediatoday.com After testing out post drafts internally over the past few weeks, the Threads team has now launched a live test of the option with selected users, while it’s also added an…

Threads starts testing in-app camera shortcut and drafts

techcrunch.com Meta said Thursday that it has started to test two “most requested” features: drafts and in-app camera. Instagram head Adam Mosseri said that both features are available to…

Threads Tests Post Drafts and an Integrated Camera In-Stream

socialmediatoday.com After testing out post drafts internally over the past few weeks, the Threads team has now launched a live test of the option with selected users, while it’s also added an…

Meta's Oversight Board extends its scope to Threads, letting users appeal Meta's content moderation decisions with the same process as on Facebook and Instagram

techcrunch.com Meta’s external advisory group, its Oversight Board, announced today that it is expanding its scope to Threads along with Facebook and Instagram to scrutinize Meta’s content…

Nothing Goes Up Forever. This Rule Will Tell You When To Sell Nvidia Stock

investors.com stock smashed through earnings expectations, sending its shares — and the shares of adjacent AI stocks — rocketing higher. But bull runs don't last forever. Eric Krull…

Bluesky Allows All Users To Run Their Own Servers

mediapost.com Following its public launch, decentralized microblogging app Bluesky is allowing any user to run their own server on the platform's network, a concept referred to as…

Reddit Discloses Finances in IPO Filing, Will Let Influential Moderators and Users Buy Shares at Offering Price

variety.com Reddit, the popular internet discussion “community of communities,” filed a registration statement Thursday for its long-awaited initial public offering. The number of…

Bluesky opens up federation, letting anyone run their own server connecting to Bluesky's network, which uses the AT Protocol; Mastodon uses ActivityPub

techcrunch.com Social network Bluesky, a competitor to X, Threads, Mastodon, and others, is opening up its doors with today’s news that the network is now opening up federation, following…

James Gunn Posts First ‘Superman: Legacy’ Cast Photo After Table Read, Nicholas Hoult Debuts His Shaved Head as Lex Luthor

variety.com The cast of James Gunn‘s “Superman: Legacy” has officially assembled in Atlanta, where the group got together for a table read ahead of production. The writer-director…

Meta Tests Cross-Posting Between Facebook and Threads

socialmediatoday.com Yeah, I wouldn’t say that I love this concept. This week, Meta has begun a new test or cross-posting between Facebook and Threads, with some users now being promoted to…

It’s a mistake to assume Elon Musk is lying all the time

aol.com So, what to make of that Elon Musk comment earlier this week about Neuralink’s first patient seemingly recovering well and being able to control a mouse via his brain…

Meta tests cross-posting from Facebook to its Twitter/X competitor, Threads

techcrunch.com Threads may be about to get another big boost from parent company Meta…at least in terms of sources of new content. The company has been spotted testing a cross-posting…

The Boss of a Takeaway Called Tesla Chicken & Pizza Loses Trademark Dispute Against Elon Musk's EV Company

entrepreneur.com "Imagine, I'm just a small businessman running one chicken shop, and there is a big company coming, which is owned by the richest man in the world." A chicken shop owner in…

Spam attack on Twitter/X rival Mastodon highlights 'Fediverse' vulnerabilities

techcrunch.com A spam attack that impacted the open source X rival Mastodon, Misskey, and other apps highlights how the decentralized social web, also known as the Fediverse, is open to…

Ranking The Top Deal Lawyers In America

dealbreaker.com When it comes to dealmaking in the M&A world, Biglaw firms often rely upon their top partners to make it rain. Some of these partners are simply superstars — they don’t stop…

Meta Begins Testing Fact Check Markers on Threads

socialmediatoday.com While it doesn’t particularly want political discussion on Threads, Meta also knows that it’s going to happen either way, which is why it’s now expanding its fact-checks to…

Today’s top business headlines: EU investigates TikTok, Meta tries to avoid politics, and Nintendo’s stock falls

fastcompany.com EU takes on TikTok: The EU is looking into TikTok’s potential violation of the Digital Services Act, a year-old series of digital-safety regulations that aim to flag harmful…

Forget Nvidia: These 3 Artificial Intelligence (AI) Stocks Can Be the Next Stock-Split Stocks

finance.yahoo.com Over the past 30 years, Wall Street has had no shortage of next-big-thing trends that have captivated investors. At the moment, nothing is garnering the attention of…

The Misinformation Combat Alliance and Meta plan to launch a dedicated fact-checking helpline on WhatsApp in India so users can flag deepfakes for analysis

economictimes.indiatimes.com The Misinformation Combat Alliance and Meta on Monday said they will be launching a dedicated fact-checking helpline on WhatsApp to combat artificial intelligence-generated…

Mte Begins Testing Fact Check Markers on Threads

socialmediatoday.com While it doesn’t particularly want political discussion on Threads, Meta also knows that it’s going to happen either way, which is why it’s now expanding its fact-checks to…

Latest Google AI model Gemini Pro is now available in Europe

euronews.com Google's Gemini Pro was delayed but it's now available for European users, a month after its US launch. Gemini Pro, one of Google's largest artificial intelligence (AI)…

No news is bad news for all of us, Meta

theguardian.com It is no secret that traditional news outlets are struggling: every few weeks, respected publications announce redundancies, cuts and closures. Partly, this is because…

Can’t decide between Bluesky, Mastodon and Nostr? Nootti’s new app lets you post to all three

techcrunch.com Managing a social presence these days can be tough. It’s even tougher for those who are experimenting with the new wave of Twitter-like services, like Mastodon, Nostr, and…

Yes, Threads is running a fact-checking program, but the system isn't fully rolled out

techcrunch.com Threads, Meta’s Twitter-like service and competitor to X, may be distancing itself from politics, but that doesn’t mean it won’t try to tackle the misinformation that…

James Gunn Says Bassem Youssef’s ‘Superman: Legacy’ Character Was Cut Before Pro-Palestinian Comments

thewrap.com “Superman: Legacy” director James Gunn took to social media on Friday to confirm reports that the part Bassem Youssef taped for was cut from the script, and not because of…

Mark Zuckerberg has entered his Posting Era

businessinsider.com Mark Zuckerberg, now terminally online like the rest of us. JOSH EDELSON Mark Zuckerberg put out an Instagram video reviewing the Apple Vision Pro this week. Surprise: He…

‘Leadership Requires Killing People’: Tucker Carlson Widely Condemned For Comment On Why He Didn’t Push Putin on Human Rights Abuses

mediaite.com Fired Fox News host Tucker Carlson has made headlines over the past week for his praise of Russia and saying he was “radicalized” by how much nicer Moscow is than any…

Meta’s Looking To Reduce the Reach of Political Content

socialmediatoday.com While Meta’s looking to move away from political content, in favor of more entertaining, less divisive interaction in its apps, a key question now is what that actually…

Instagram Adds ‘People You Follow’ Filter for DMs

socialmediatoday.com Instagram has added a new DM filter option for creators, which will enable you to filter your inbox to only messages from profiles that you follow in the app. As you can see…

Social Media Misinformation Set To Be Major Risk in 2024 Political Campaigns

socialmediatoday.com With various major elections being held around the globe in 2024, and concerns around different aspects of the digital information sphere, it feels like we’re on a…

Social Media Misinformation Set To Be Major Risk in Upcoming Political Campaign

socialmediatoday.com With various major elections being held around the globe in 2024, and concerns around different aspects of the digital information sphere, it feels like we’re on a…

Instagram and Threads will no longer promote ‘political’ content. No one knows what they define as ‘political’

aol.com Editor’s Note: A version of this article first appeared in the “Reliable Sources” newsletter. Sign up for the daily digest chronicling the evolving media landscape here.…

Jack Dorsey-Backed Bluesky Gains Momentum After Meta's Controversial Ban On Political Content

benzinga.com The social media giant Meta META is under scrutiny after announcing plans to remove political content from its recommendations on Instagram and Threads. This move has…

Threads: You can have political content but you will have to work for it

cjr.org Last July, Meta launched Threads, a new social network it hoped would compete with X (formerly Twitter), and within twenty-four hours the new app had hit thirty million…

One NYT Opinion writer vs gender-affirming youth care

theweek.com Opinions are ubiquitous. Everyone has one. The New York Times opinion columnist Pamela Paul is full of them, as her job demands. Since joining the Times' Opinion pages in…

Wednesday, February 14, 2024

view.newsletters.cnn.com What constitutes "political" content? It's an important question that Meta has conspicuously left unanswered, despite the Mark Zuckerberg-led social giant vowing last week…

Social Media Misinformation Looks Set to be a Major Risk in Upcoming Political Campaigns

socialmediatoday.com With various major elections being held around the globe in 2024, and concerns around different aspects of the digital information sphere, it feels like we’re on a…

Apple fans are starting to return their Vision Pros / Comfort, headache, and eye strain are among the top reasons people say they’re returning their Vision…

theverge.com It’s no coincidence that there’s been an uptick on social media of Vision Pro owners saying they’re returning their $3,500 headsets in the past few days. Apple allows you to…

Bluesky and Mastodon users are having a fight that could shape the next generation of social media

techcrunch.com Bluesky and Mastodon users are having a fight that could shape the next generation of social media People on Bluesky and Mastodon are fighting over how to bridge the two…

As Threads deprioritizes politics, Bluesky’s CEO touts custom feeds and user choice in social media

techcrunch.com Meta is in hot water after announcing plans to remove politics from its recommendations across Instagram and Threads, its new Twitter-like app for text-based posts. That…

Instagram Adds New ‘People You Follow’ Filter for DMs

socialmediatoday.com Instagram has added a new DM filter option for creators, which will enable you to filter your inbox to only messages from profiles that you follow in the app. As you can see…

Equity: Bret Taylor has a brand new AI startup

techcrunch.com This is a transcript of the latest episode of Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast. New episodes of Equity air every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Listen…

Instagram’s Testing New Limits on How Many Hashtags You Can Add To Posts

socialmediatoday.com According to various reports, Instagram is now limiting the number of hashtags that some users can add to their posts, with five being the maximum number of tags that you…

The most civilized place to look at news online? It might be Reddit

cjr.org Twitter had been our place. Where journalists gathered and pored over news in as near to real time as possible. Its peak was, perhaps, the Arab Spring in 2011—a time when we…

TechScape: Bluesky opens up to the world

theguardian.com Last week, Bluesky opened up its doors. After a year in an invite-only closed beta, anyone who wants it can now sign up for an account with only an email address. Even if…

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