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Congresswoman drops social media report on Republicans who tried to overturn the election for Trump

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Deleting your Clubhouse account is a nightmare, especially for sex workers

Clubhouse has a safety problem.  The invite-only social media app, which lets people gather in audio-only "rooms" for free-flowing discussions, is in the midst of an explosive growth spurt. With reportedly over 10 million users as of mid-February, the demand for accounts is so high that people are trying to sell them for as much as $100. The real challenge,...

Minneapolis will pay influencers to post during the George Floyd murder trials

Minneapolis, Minn. approved a unique program on Friday. The city will pay social media influencers to spread “approved messages” during the trials of the police officers charged with killing George Floyd. The Minneapolis City Council passed the program, “contracts with community organizations for public safety and engagement services,” with the intent...

Twitter experiments with voice DMs

If you've ever dreamed of shouting at people using Twitter DMs, get ready for the best news of your life. Twitter has begun rolling out voice DMs in India, Brazil, and Japan, per AndroidCentral. India was the latest country to get voice DMs, while Brazil got them last year. People with access to this feature can tap a voice recording icon within a...

Facebook says it'll ban anti-vax content, again

If at first you don't succeed, keep telling people that you're trying again. Facebook announced Monday that, over a year into a pandemic that has killed more than 460,000 people in the U.S. alone, it intends to do more about the pervasive anti-vaccine content sloshing across its platform. Specifically, the social media giant said it will remove a specific...

Social media management is a full-time job, but this tool can help

TL;DR: Get on top of your social media game with the HelloWoofy Social Media Management tool, on sale for 91% off. As of Feb. 26, get a one year subscription for only $49. A lot goes into running a successful social media account. You have to post at the right time of day, write engaging captions, keep track of analytics, and monitor what's working...

Twitter's 'Super Follow' will finally let you charge for your precious tweets

Your #content will definitely be worth every penny. During a Thursday investor call, Twitter announced a plan to let users charge followers for access to "exclusive content." Dubbed "Super Follow," the service will bring an element of Patreon-like monetary support to a social-media ecosystem that up until now has largely been fueled by the social capital...

An ode to pandemic pen pals

Until about a year ago, I had never bought stamps. I knew how to send mail, thanks to an elementary school lesson tucked away in the recesses of my memory, but I could probably count the number of times I had actually written a letter on one hand. Since last year, writing letters has become one of the few ways to make new friends that doesn't feel...

What is Rumble, Donald Trump Jr.’s new favorite online video platform?

While former president Donald Trump may no longer be posting after being banned from most major social media sites, his oldest son is testing the waters at one of the newest video conservative-friendly video platforms: Rumble. Last week, Donald Trump Jr. began posting daily videos to Rumble. It’s not just video uploads either. Don Jr. has also been...

Parler offered Trump an ownership stake to post there, report claims

Parler wanted Donald Trump, and badly.  The team behind the social media platform known for its far-right friendly approach to content moderation and, more recently, hosting issues, reportedly offered Trump a 40 percent ownership stake in the company. In exchange, the now-former president would've needed to primarily post to that site — giving other...

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