Facebook updates policies ahead of 2020 US election

Mark Zuckerberg gave a town hall update during which he tackled the issue of reviewing Facebook’s policies ahead of the 2020 U.S. election. The objective of the review is, in his words, “to connect people to authoritative information about voting, to crackdown on voter suppression and to fight hate speech.” The first change aims atContinue reading “Facebook updates policies ahead of 2020 US election”

In a first, Google impacted by surprise drop in ad revenue

eMarketer has revealed some fascinating news. According to its latest forecast, net US digital ad revenues will decline in absolute terms.  In other words, Google is taking home fewer dollars than the year before. This has never happened since eMarketer started forecasting such a metric. In its estimate, eMarketer puts the figure at $39.58 billionContinue reading “In a first, Google impacted by surprise drop in ad revenue”

How Facebook can help you call loved ones

Facebook has launched CatchUp. It’s an experimental app aiming at making telephone calls easier. Not in the sense of pressing a button. In the sense that, according to Facebook, the reason people often don’t voice call family and friends is that they don’t know if they are available and they don’t want to disturb. CatchUpContinue reading “How Facebook can help you call loved ones”

Facebook introduces Facebook Shops

Facebook is introducing Facebook Shops. This is a major announcement in light of the struggles that many businesses are facing during the COVID-19 pandemic. Even when, depending on the nation, shops are allowed to re-open, they are likely to be facing restrictions on how to operate. This might mean the inability of having the same footContinue reading “Facebook introduces Facebook Shops”

Instagram, Snapchat leave Facebook behind

eMarketer is forecasting that the COVID-19-influenced growth of social networks will benefit Instagram and Snapchat more than Facebook. The most recent update of the forecast sees Instagram adding more time spent by users than Snapchat while Facebook lags behind. Facebook is still leading with 34 minutes of average daily usage by US users. Instagram is now estimatedContinue reading “Instagram, Snapchat leave Facebook behind”