Social Media

If you didn’t post it on social media, did it even happen? Social media is an umbrella term for platforms that enable users to post media (images, text, videos) to the platform and interact with other users. While specific motivations may vary, the general purpose of social media is to publicly share an aspect of your life. On Facebook that may be a misinformed political rant, on Twitter a witty remark about a viral topic, on Instagram a #humblebrag snapshot of your recent vacation, on TikTok a lip-sync video or cringe-y attempt at a new dance trend. Social media is also a major way to get news (accuracy varies wildly) learn about new trends, stay in touch with friends, and read/view apologies by influencers and celebrities who did something stupid on said platform.

More Social Media

Dril and other Twitter power users begin campaign to 'Block the Blue' paid checkmarks

Rihanna, Taylor Swift among the few celebrities paying Twitter to keep their blue checkmarks

How to use Twitter without falling into a black hole of anxiety

Microsoft drops Twitter from its advertising platform

National Weather Service accounts were not granted API exemptions by Twitter

Twitter will limit reach of ‘hateful’ tweets with a label, not removal

Facebook likely owes you money. How to see if you're eligible.

Elon Musk just shut down automation for important public safety accounts

What is Lemon8, and is it safe?

Elon Musk said the Twitter Files were basically dead. Barely anyone noticed.

Conservative social media platform Parler acquired and then immediately shut down by new owner

Musk Twitter's 'new' feature already bombed under the old Twitter

How to download TikTok videos

Elon Musk invests in Twitter AI project after warning about the dangers of AI

How to hide likes on Instagram

Twitter slightly changed NPR's "state-affiliated media" label

Twitter's Substack blockade continues as site redirects searches to "newsletters"

Elon Musk apparently on the outs with Matt Taibbi over Twitter-Substack feud

Twitter appears to be going to war with Substack

Elon Musk said Twitter Blue subscribers would see 'half as many ads.' That's not true.

Twitter failed to scare legacy verified accounts into paying for Twitter Blue

Substack launches a new Notes feature

Twitter cuts many app developers' API access, even those willing to pay $42,000 per month
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