Facebook and Instagram are down for some users around the world -The Verge

From the Verge: “Facebook and Instagram appear to be partially down for some users around the world today. While you can open both platforms, it looks like you can’t send or receive messages on either platform, and you can’t post new content either.” Check out the verge.com for updates.

Instagram Makes Huge Change To Its Stories Feature

Instagram There’s been a few changes to our social media recently, with each individual app making adjustments for their users. Instagram introduced their story feature less than a year ago but they’re changing it up already. The new update will change the way followers are allowed to respond to a person’s story. Instagram Users will…

Facebook brings Stories to everyone, completes Snapchat cloning program

SPSS  Facebook brings Stories to everyone, completes Snapchat cloning program                   At long last, Facebook’s Snapchat-apeing saga is complete: Stories is now rolling out to everyone on Facebook proper, after landing on Instagram, WhatsApp, and Messenger over the past several months. Along with it comes a filter-tastic…

How Social Media Is Driving Plastic Surgery in Millennials

SPSS  Maintaining social media profiles full of selfies can be a full-time job. Guided by a stream of comments and likes, we learn what lighting looks best, how to hold our faces and what digital tweaks to make. But when even the most flattering filters aren’t enough, digital natives are increasingly opting to go under…

Facebook tries adding reactions to Messenger chats

SPSS  Facebook’s reactions are thriving in your News Feed, and it now looks like the company wants to spread them to Messenger, too. The social network has confirmed to TechCrunch that it’s testing the ability to add reactions to individual messages, much as you would with stickers in Apple’s iMessage system or Slack’s team chats.…

Snap Spectacles:  $130 Worth Of Genius!

Quartz – : In a rather Google-like move this past weekend, Snapchat relaunched itself as Snap, a company that produces the Snapchat app, and Spectacles, a new wearable camera that looks like a pair of rather fashionable sunglasses. Spectacles bare more than a passing resemblance to the sorts of sunglass brands that are in fashion…