Thursday, October 24, 2013

Social Media News Roundup (10/24/2013)

Facebook announced Monday that it would permit videos of beheadings to appear on its site under the guise of "free speech."  After angry reactions from users, the company quickly reversed its decision.

Earlier this month, Facebook changed privacy settings for teenagers. Their updates can now be made public, rather than restricted to friends or "friends of friends." This opens them up to marketers and (some fear) online predators.

On Thursday, The Pew Center for Internet Research reported that 30% of adult Americans get their news from Facebook.

Fear not, intrepid Windows Phone users.  An Instagram app is finally in your future, although no one seems to be sure exactly when this is happening.

Snapchat has added a Storyline feature.

SnapHack is an app that lets you save other users photos without notifying them.

The New York Times has a great piece on mastering the basics of Twitter.

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