For Facebook, Snapchat isn't an app to be feared.
It's a feature to be absorbed.
The world's largest social network relentlessly taunts Snap Inc., their much-smaller competitor, known mostly for its disappearing messages app, by lifting Snap's core functionality, and dumping it into a variety of products it doesn't really belong.
Who knows what Facebook's really thinking—the company tends to promote its features with fluff about letting you "share all the moments of your day"—but the ripoffs are almost certainly less about providing a service to users, and much more about outright killing Snapchat. Read more...More about Instagram Stories, Instagram, Snapchat Stories, Facebook Stories, and Social Media
Being Instagram famous isn't all it's cracked up to be, even when you're a super-famous celebrity.
In a new Vogue interview, singer and actress Selena Gomez, who is also the most-followed person on Instagram with 113 million followers, confessed she is no longer in control of her own Instagram account.
Citing fatigue with the photo and video-sharing platform, Gomez says she deleted the app from her phone and doesn't have the password to it.
So who the heck is posting on her account if it's not her? Like so many celebrity social media accounts, Gomez has an assistant who now runs her Insta account and carefully crafts a public image to present to fans. Read more...More about Addiction, Social Media, Instagram, Selena Gomez, and Tech