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Social Fanzine #18

With the world spiralling through the digital disruption, a lot keeps changing in the social scenario as well. And we, through our fanzine, aim to bring more to your screens keeping you abreast with all that’s rising and trending. Starting with some bird-watching, we have news on the latest update by Twitter. The social channel has been a major platform for trolls to function in the most overwhelming way. Keeping the same under its consideration, the channel is tight-lining its security features to combat abusive behavior. It has very recently announced a “safe search” option to block potentially offensive tweets from users. Adding to the list is another update which does not let people view the replies on their threads by the accounts blocked by them. Which means, the users will only receive notifications from the people only if they haven’t been blocked or are followed by the user. While Twitter is certainly trying to fight an effectual battle against trolls, its Chinese clone Weibo is also enjoying a breath of freedom. China its loosening its grip on the content being shared over the channel. But, before the celebrations roll out, the idea behind the same is crucial to understand..

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Facebook to Expand Internet Coverage Using Drones

“Everything starts from a scratch”— it is said. And, Facebook turned out to be one of those many to start from nothing to everything as of today. We are addicted to using Facebook, admit that. And why shouldn’t we? Facebook fills the gaps that our daily life and activities fail to admire. Call it being socially active, connected, engaged etc etc or rather simply say ‘being social’, Facebook does it all. Started off merely as a meet up channel, Facebook transformed itself into a big giant in the span of few years. Moving ahead, the company has put its best foot forward in extending internet connectivity across the world. Facebook is on a mission to bring the internet to the whole world using a giant solar-powered drone with a wingspan of an airliner. The drone flies merely on the power of roughly three hairdryers. “In our effort to connect the whole world with Internet.org, we’ve been working on ways to beam internet to people from the sky. Our goal with Internet.org is to make affordable access to basic internet services available to every person in the world,” writes Mark Zuckerberg on his Facebook wall. For the same, the drone named.

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Social Fanzine #17

Even though Instagram has brutally cloned Snapchat, there has been no dent on the popularity of the little white ghost as of now. Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom admitted it himself, that Snapchat deserved all the credit for Stories feature. But has Instagram really managed to kill the competition?

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Social Fanzine #16

Adding a “Stories” section to Instagram is wise, no doubt since the photo-sharing social network has over 300 million daily active users, which is twice as many as Snapchat’s 150 million.

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Social Fanzine #15

Another week has passed and a lot of has happened around us. Fortunately, we are here to inform you of all new that has occurred in the field of social to help you catch up. The first big thing is, Facebook going those extra miles to help you celebrate your birthday better. The network has launched a new video tool that automatically creates a video the day to showcase photos and messages from friends. Additionally, the feature also weaves a video containing wishes in an attractive and more concise format to make the entire experience even more savoury. Once the feature goes live, the users will be able to view the video after their birthday on the top of the news feed in the form of a 45-second clip. Users will also have the liberty to share it on their wall. Twitter, on the other hand, is testing a new way to create tweets in its iOS application. The test moves the app’s tweet composer to the top of the timeline of the user. Other media, like polls, GIFs and location info, are still available when you tap into the composer itself. If Twitter will continue the changes to its.

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Social Fanzine #14

What a week! During 2006, we had huge hopes of mankind, thinking we would have discovered a cure for Cancer and sent a man to Mars already. Come 2016, and all we have is Pokemon Go!

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Social Fanzine #13

With the start of a new week. All the social channels have had some or the other changes which are sure to impact the users, no matter how big or small. Taking the instance of Facebook and its privacy policies for violent, grisly and graphic content shared in the form of videos. The recent Minnesota shooting victim Philando Castile’s girlfriend captured a video and uploaded it to her Facebook feed. Even though Facebook removed the video for about an hour to review it, the video was back on with a warning message to proceed with caution. The privacy policy of the channel states that only videos “glorifying” violence is banned from posting and not videos “containing” violence. This makes the line between the two extremely think to walk. On the other hand, communist champion China has banned sites from publishing and sharing news through social media. The country’s famously strict Internet rules have made it very hard for the social channels to enjoy any freedom leading to various limitations. Google has already receded from the nation. The new law explains that every news publication must be thoroughly checked and verified before being shared. Social channels are tuned to any further.

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Social Fanzine #12

Happy Fourth of July to all US-based readers and subscribers! Nothing says “God Bless America” better than blowing those Chinese crackers. Moving on to the social fill of the day, Snapchat went down for an hour and all the millennials were scared out of their wits. All the filters and posing and pouting stopped as several Snapchatters complained that they were not able to send selfies to their family and friends and found it extremely hard to get through Friday! They were able to view existing stories, though. The company said it was investigating the issue on its official Twitter account but declined further comment. And Facebook, the big daddy of all social channels has over 11,000 bots on its messenger. These bots contribute big time to the betterment of the channel. These bots will also help make the conversation more seamless and also provide you more control over how you use the app. Let’s stay tuned to what more changes might come up and how that affects our usage of the app.

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Social Fanzine #11

Hola people! Another week went by and we are moving to the end of another eventful month. A number of events marked the June of 2016 and internet broke time and again over Brexit, Demi Lovato’s one-day detox from social media and US elections. Bringing to you the top posts of last week to keep your interest animated and jolly in the world around you. First thing’s first, Mark Zuckerberg has declared in complete support to the LGBT community by celebrating the Gay Pride Month. Mr Zuckerberg extended his and Facebook’s abetment to the community and with all the chaos happening across the globe right now, this comes as a brave decision and a very positive news. For all those who still refuse to accept the charisma of Snapchat, the platform is being put to use by brands like never before. Qantas Airlines becomes the latest brand to invade the platform following the footsteps of many others, such as Commonwealth Bank, Oak and Westpac. The company will share content every fortnight and will use the space to showcase their employees’ life at the job to the public. With so much happening around Brexit and the hubbub of EU Referendum, Twitter.

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