UpdateTweetdeck is now back, however, Twitter has not provided any detail on the outage. Given the significant outage in the service, that indicates the level of commitment they have for power users. TweetDeck is not available right now. For the past few hours, users of Twitter’s multi-column Twitter interface on the...
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    If you’re holding an event for your business, band, charity or community group, chances are you’ve heard of Eventbrite. While the platform has long offered event creators the ability to promote events through social media, they just got a big boost through new Facebook functionality. A new feature on...
  • TikTok officially launches in Australia

    TikTok is the most interesting social network right now. The creativity on that platform is second to none. The potent combination short videos, with effects and music clips, seen it become one of the world’s most downloaded apps in 2018. Over the past few months there’s been an increase...
  • Look out, ScoMo is on Snapchat, Aussie PM gets down with the youths

    Scott Morrison, Australia’s Prime Minister just joined Snapchat. Ahead of a federal election, I have no doubt the decision to join and then recruit new followers by using his existing social platforms (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram), was on the advice from a media advisor that it’s good for his...
  • MD of Aussie Broadband does Reddit AMA. Answers questions on NBN and 5G

    This afternoon, the Managing Director of Australia’s 5th largest NBN retail service provider (Aussie Broadband), Phil Britt jumped on Reddit for an AMA. The AMA has attracted 3,600 votes and received a very healthy 828 comments. While not all were answered, Britt did a good job at getting to...
  • Periscope now lets you invite and add guests to live videos

    If you’re a social person who wants to stream online, chances are you’ve tried Periscope, but maybe it didn’t have the multi-person video function you wanted. Well with their latest update, Periscope users can add up to 3 guests in a live stream. Just click an icon that displays...
  • Share your latest Netflix binge to Instagram Stories

    Netflix have announced they are making it possible to share your favourite Netflix shows to Instagram Stories, and help your friends, family and followers discover something new to watch. With Netflix’s latest mobile app update, you will have the ability to share your latest Netflix binge favourite to Instagram...
  • Facebook Messenger 4 is simplified and Dark Mode is coming

    Facebook are rolling out Messenger 4, starting today and will roll out globally over the coming weeks. The updated interface is simplified in response to a recent study that found 71% of people told Facebook, simplicity is their top priority. Making changes to Messenger is not a simple process,...
  • Facebook token breach compromises 50 million accounts

    This morning many of us woke to news of a Facebook security breach.  Zuckerberg has done the now standard post to his timeline on Facebook to explain the drama.  The issue occurred on Tuesday (US time), when they discovered an attacker had exploited a technical vulnerability in the ‘View...
  • Twitter adds 50+ video partnerships including Fox Sports, Seven West Media, SBS and BuzzFeed

    Right now you think of Twitter as the place you go to consume the thoughts of the world and reply with your incredibly insightful comments. Twitter is trying to change that and want you to think of the network as the best place to see what’s happening in the...
  • Facebook kills automatic WordPress publishing to Profiles

    This morning WordPress users received an email (below in full), explaining that as of August 1st, 2018 (tomorrow) third-party tools can no longer automatically post to Facebook Profiles. This common technique is used by thousands of wordpress blogs as an efficient and reliable workflow. This includes Publicize, the Jetpack...
  • It’s World Emoji Day and you kids are mad for them

    Today is another one of those made up international days, but given the subject matter, it seemed relevant to us. Today (July 17th) is World Emoji Day and Messenger has released new facts showing just how much we love emojis. Messenger and Facebook are also launching new features to celebrate...
  • Reddit’s long, long overdue redesign is a massive improvement

    Reddit is one of the largest sites on the web, but until now has had a design that belonged in the 90s. While any redesign of a site of this scale is going to be controversial, this change is definitely an improvement (that wouldn’t be hard). Card, Classic and...
  • Facebook is basically Reddit now with up/down voting

    The Facebook Newsfeed is a difficult computer science problem. As you joined the service, you began to add friends and like pages and as a result, your Newsfeed is filled with new posts from both sources. Perhaps the most obvious thing to do is to show this content ordered...
  • Zuckerberg says Facebook will expand AI use to proactively save you from bad conent

    This morning, Facebook CEO and Chairman, Mark Zuckerberg fronted a marathon joint hearing with the US Senate Judiciary Committee “Facebook, Social Media Privacy and the use and Abuse of Data”. Lasting more than 5 hours, Zuckerberg answered questions on how his company is responding to increasing concerns about privacy...
  • Instagram launches new Focus camera for Stories

    Instagram is launching a new camera format on Stories. Focus lets you take professional-looking portraits right from your Instagram camera. When you take a photo or video of someone in the Focus format, depth of field is applied to blur the background and keep their face in focus, making...
  • Facebook prioritising ‘trusted news’ determined by surveying users

    Last week Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced an update to new changes, announced last week, to the News Feed algorithm which heavily prioritised social interactions with family and friends over public content, including news, video, and posts from brands. This means public posts you see will account for just...
  • Check out this 18-column Tweetdeck experience on a single CHG90 display

    What you’re looking at is now less than 18 columns on Tweetdeck on a single monitor. If you’re someone who loves Twitter, for work or pleasure, experiencing Twitter this way is an absolute delight. What may look like an information overload nightmare for some, personally this allows me to...
  • Instagram’s latest features – Archive and Highlights

    Stories Archive and Stories Highlights are two new features that are available on Instagram. Archive provides users with a private space to save and reshare their favourite stories (even after they expire) and Highlights is a new part of the user profile screen that lets you group and feature stories you’ve shared in...
  • Facebook Messenger now supports 4K photos

    The smartphones we carry in our pockets are amazing. One of their best attributes is being the ability to capture the real world in amazing quality, thanks to serious camera technology investments. Photography combined with connectivity means that its easy to share these photos with our friends and family...
  • Australian PM just met with the COO of Facebook

    Australia’s Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has met with Sheryl Sandberg, the Chief Operating Officer at Facebook. The meeting took place during Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) conference that’s happening right now in Vietnam. Sandberg says Asia Pacific is home to 60% of the world’s population and that more people use tech...

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