Microsoft today is launching a completely revamped version of its Skype application, with a new set of features that draw obvious inspiration from messaging rivals, like Messenger and Snapchat. Yes, that means Skype now has its own Stories-like feature, which it’s calling Highlights, as well as a redesign that puts the camera only a swipe away from your chats, among other things. The… Read More
Rejecting the backlash against hashtag activism, Brittany Packnett defended the work of the armchair activists on Twitter and other social media who have brought needed attention to social justice issues. Read More
Social media giants Facebook, YouTube and Twitter have once again been accused of taking a “laissez-faire approach” to moderating hate speech content on their platforms. Read More
It’s no secret that celebrities and athletes use social networks like Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to interact with their fans. But with all the noise on these platforms, it’s not always the easiest to engage on a deeper level. At least that’s what MLB players think. So the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA), the group that represents all players in the… Read More
Social networks are publicly recognizing a responsibility to restrict third-party data surveillance, but it's a challenging role. The post Facebook's Big 'First Step' to Crack Down on Surveillance appeared first on WIRED.
Meet Omar Raja, the 22-year-old who runs House of Highlights. The post Why Instagram Is Suddenly the Place for Sports Highlights appeared first on WIRED.