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Facebook isn’t the devil, but its offer to media outlets is still a risky one | mathewingram.com/work
According to a recent report in the New York Times, Facebook is working with a number of media outlets — including the Times itself — on a deal that …Facebook
In January of this year, Soundwave COO, Craig Watson and myself took on the task of creating the company’s first user personas. With months of some …UX Design
I have a little cousin who responds to everything you say with ‘why?’ and I think she’s onto something.Asking questions is how we learn. It’s how we …Journalism
The website and mobile design have changed a lot, especially in the last couple of years. Flat and Google material designs have literally …UI Design
Being "cool" is a fleeting sensation for Silicon Valley companies, where innovation moves at breakneck speeds, competition is relentless and users often fickle.
But when you're an 11-year-old publicly traded company like Facebook, it means dealing with the challenge of keeping young people hooked …Facebook
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Steller is a storytelling app that has been around since the beginning of 2014, but today the company has announced a huge overhaul of the app’s UX to make editing and creating that much simpler.
Steller allows users to upload videos, photos, and add text to create a storybook experience on mobile. …Storytelling
A number of startups in years past have tried to carve out their own niche in the business networking space under the looming shadow of LinkedIn by offering an alternative way to connect with industry colleagues, often on mobile. But today, a new app called Caliber is offering a slightly different …Startups
We Heart It, a visual bookmarking service popular with teenaged girls, is transforming itself into a messaging app with the launch of new feature called Postcards.
In a previous era, young girls sat around with fashion magazines and scissors and cut out their favorite inspirational images, turning …Women's News
When Twitter launched Periscope today, its livestreaming video app, it revealed that it would not automatically port over users’ Twitter followers to the new app.
The move is a surprise, as many assumed the app would have access to Twitter’s so-called social graph, giving it a significant advantage …Periscope
That’s the first thing that comes to your mind when you launch Periscope, Twitter’s new live video streaming app for iOS. Sure, Twitter acquired Periscope in January and the app was already in development before that. However, you can’t help but think of the app darling of SXSW that made …Periscope
We demystified it last month, but Facebook’s $18 billion acquisition of WhatsApp should begin to make more sense to people today after the company announced that its Messenger service will become a platform for third parties — as TechCrunch first reported last week.
The Messenger Platform will allow …Facebook
SAN FRANCISCO — Voice calling on WhatsApp will be coming to iOS in a “couple weeks,” said WhatsApp cofounder Brian Acton today.
At Facebook’s F8 developers’ conference here, Acton, speaking on a panel with Instagram cofounder Mike Krieger and head of Facebook Messenger David Marcus, said that …Co-founders
Today’s a big day for Facebook. At its developer conference in San Francisco, the company revealed the future of the Messenger Platform, its first big play for the Internet of Things, and more.
In case you missed the livestream, here’s a list of everything Facebook’s announced at F8 so far.
While there's been a lot of hand-wringing recently about how teens are ditching Facebook, the company still dominates the social media sphere because it's not just one network.
The main social network has 1.4 billion users, but Facebook also owns Instagram (with 300 million users) and WhatsApp (with …Facebook
Facebook Messenger is now a platform. At Facebook’s F8 conference today, CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced the new Messenger Platform, but what exactly …Facebook
Facebook's Messenger won't just be for chatting with family and friends in the near future. The social network has unveiled a business feature for Messenger that lets you talk to a store about your orders. The option not only spares you from a flurry of email for receipts and shipping, but gives …Facebook
At its F8 conference today, Facebook announced it is introducing a video player that can be embedded onto other sites – finally.
Previously, pretty much the only way to share a video hosted on Facebook was to link to Facebook page or share it through the platform itself – quite inconvenient if you …F8
Facebook has an ambitious plan to fix junk mail. You know the stuff I’m talking about. The numbingly distracting notifications that arrive after …F8
"Soon we're going to start supporting spherical video in newsfeed," said Zuckerberg, "and soon we're going to be supporting spherical video in VR, in …F8
Facebook’s experimented with ways to surface old Memories since 2010. But after seeing Timehop hit 6 million daily users on mobile, Facebook is officially launching a competing nostalgia feature called “On This Day.” It shows users their Facebook posts from the current date in past years, like …Facebook
Jerry Cao is a UX content strategist at UXPin — the wireframing and prototyping app. To learn more about how to create visually digestible interfaces, download the free e-book Web UI Design for the Human Eye: Colors, Space, Contrast.
If you’re looking at the dictionary definitions, contrast and …Information Architecture
Facebook has long struggled to get an e-commerce hook to work on the platform. Users spend hours a day on Facebook, but the contention has been that …Facebook
Twitter users will soon be able to specify and tag locations pulled from Foursquare’s database thanks to a tie-up between the two companies.
The deal gives Twitter access to Foursquare’s full location database, which is a pretty significant repository and widely regarded as one of the most …Foursquare
It seems like everyone wants to shove autoplaying videos in your face and now Twitter wants to join the ranks of Facebook and Instagram in the fight for your eyeballs.
According to Advertising Age, Twitter is now testing video advertisements that automatically play in your feed. The test applies to …Advertising
Reddit can be a goldmine of memes and grassroots news, so the platform is today making it easier to share comments on on other sites with embeddable comments.
Rather than copy, pasting and formatting text, you can now embed a small window into your blog or website to link towards comments.
To …Gold Mine
Twitter today released an update to its iOS app that delivered a new feature for some verified users called ‘Quality filter.’
Quality filter allows verified users to hide tweets in notifications containing threats, offensive or abusive language, duplicate content or that are sent from suspicious …Spam
Nothing attracts news organizations like Facebook. And nothing makes them more nervous.
With 1.4 billion users, the social media site has become a vital source of traffic for publishers looking to reach an increasingly fragmented audience glued to smartphones. In recent months, Facebook has been …F8
Twitter is bringing the ability to tag specific locations to Tweets via official apps and the web, through a partnership with Foursquare. The company tweeted about the upcoming feature today, showing a video of how it’ll work in iOS.
Previously, location services in Twitter worked by detecting your …Foursquare
Instagram today announced the debut of a new application called Layout, the company’s next standalone creation tool outside of its flagship photo-sharing application. With Layout, Instagram users will be able to quickly build collages using their mobile photos, which they can then choose to share …Instagram