Social Media

If you didn’t post it on social media, did it even happen? Social media is an umbrella term for platforms that enable users to post media (images, text, videos) to the platform and interact with other users. While specific motivations may vary, the general purpose of social media is to publicly share an aspect of your life. On Facebook that may be a misinformed political rant, on Twitter a witty remark about a viral topic, on Instagram a #humblebrag snapshot of your recent vacation, on TikTok a lip-sync video or cringe-y attempt at a new dance trend. Social media is also a major way to get news (accuracy varies wildly) learn about new trends, stay in touch with friends, and read/view apologies by influencers and celebrities who did something stupid on said platform.

More Social Media

'Profound risk of harm': Surgeon General issues warning about youth social media use

Meta sells GIPHY to Shutterstock for a big loss after regulators force a sale

Twitter users report deleted tweets return, won't delete

Steven Crowder suspended from YouTube for letting Alex Jones guest host

Piracy-loving Twitter Blue users exploit new 2-hour video limit

Crowdfunding platform Buy Me a Coffee removes far-right influencers and QAnon accounts

Twitter's new CEO is Musk's first step in admitting Twitter Blue failure

New Twitter CEO is former NBCUniversal exec Linda Yaccarino

Elon Musk claims Twitter has hired a new CEO but doesn't reveal who she is

'10 MacBooks' Twitter hacker returns, steals LeVar Burton's account

New social media recommendations for teens focus on preventing harm

Elon Musk says Twitter will start 'purging' dormant accounts

Twitter's blue check purge is barely affecting paid subscriptions

Public services will get free API access again, Twitter says

WordPress drops Twitter social sharing due to API price hike

How to get a coveted Bluesky Social invite code

Behold, 20 of the funniest YouTube videos ever

What to know before signing up for Bluesky

Is Bluesky the one? A Twitter alternative takes off.

Microsoft removes Xbox gameplay video sharing to Twitter after API fee hike

'Shadowbanned' tweets are now officially labeled on Twitter

Nearly 25,000 Twitter users pay to subscribe to Elon Musk's exclusive tweets

Twitter verified a fake Disney account created by a troll

Dril and other Twitter power users begin campaign to 'Block the Blue' paid checkmarks
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