Cord-cutters who also happen to be into politics (or just following whatever Donald Trump will say or do next) will be happy to know that a cable subscription won’t be necessary to follow the Democrats’ and Republicans’ national conventions next week. Below, I’ve listed a few ways to view streaming coverage of the conventions online.
A study by research firm SensorTower reports that the world’s most popular apps (based on number of downloads) are largely dominated by Facebook. WhatsApp, a messaging app bought a few years ago by Facebook, is the most popular app by far, with 41.2 million global downloads as of May 2016. WhatsApp is followed by Facebook Messenger … Read more
A few weeks ago, Twitter decided to quietly turn on their long-discussed-and-tested sorting algorithm. Similar to Facebook (or Twitter’s “While You Were Gone” feature), by default Twitter timelines will display tweets using an algorithm based on who one interacts with, as well as other interests. The idea is making new readers more comfortable using Twitter. However, a … Read more
Here’s a look at, and my thoughts on, my current social media usage. Facebook Some months ago, I shut down the Facebook page I made for this blog. Facebook’s limited the “organic” (normal, non-curated) reach of pages to nearly zero, even for those that liked the page. The idea is to get users to pay for “boosting” a post’s visibility … Read more
News came late Friday that Twitter plans its latest alteration to its service. The service plans to offer an “algorithm”-based timeline. Instead of the current real-time timeline offered, tweets will now be displayed based on “relevancy” and “timeliness.” The decision is the latest in Twitter’s attempts to both boost its popularity and appease Wall Street … Read more