Social Networking

Hide your feelings from Facebook

With Go Rando running, each time you click like on a post from your news feed, the extension intercepts that like and ...

A piece of software randomly selects one of Facebook's six reactions so the site can't track your feelings.

You should be afraid of Facebook

Facebook actively created the silos by fine-tuning the algorithm that lies at its centre - the one that forms a user's ...

Facebook has spawned anxieties and addictions that detracts from a user's life satisfaction.

Why we waste hours on Facebook

People tend to show off the best moments of their life online, and that can cause issues for those exposed to only the ...

Checking social media makes you feel really good, and it even warps how you perceive time.

7 ways to filter out Twitter abuse

Twitter has a handful of tools to help those experiencing abuse on the platform to some degree.

Twitter appears to make a more serious commitment to fighting abuse.

Twitter will start blocking bad users

Twitter is about to hit trolls where it hurts, and stop them from coming back to the site.

Twitter's going to start weeding out abusive tweets before you see them - and will axe repeat offenders for good.

Minimalist's guide to social media

One way to tame the social media beast is to use the same approach as you would for your cluttered home - minimalism.

One way to tame the social media beast is to use the same approach as you would for your cluttered home - minimalism.

Facebook is coming to your TV

An app for set-top boxes would bring Facebook closer to live video and video advertisements.

The social network is also in discussions with media companies to license TV-quality programming.

Lego starts social network for kids

The app, which is free for Android and Apple devices, is due to arrive in New Zealand by the end of the year.

LegoLife will look a bit like Instagram but you can't upload photos of humans or write nasty comments.

Social media: enter at your peril

Social media is a minefield for the uninitiated - enter at your peril.

Here are 10 commandments for mid-lifers trying to navigate social media.

Gen X top social media addicts

When it comes to social media, Generation X can't look away.

People aged 35 to 49 spend an average of 30 minutes more on social media than millennials.

Facebook copies Snapchat again

Facebook has a history of quickly replicating what Snapchat invents.

It's unveiling the biggest and boldest clone so far: a feature resembling Snapchat's Stories.

'You will just lose your money'

A series of burglaries in South Taranaki have targeted building sites, where high quality tools were stolen.

Police urge people to be very wary about what they buy on Facebook after stolen property spotted on site.

Video of girl's death stayed online

The video was on Facebook for nearly two weeks before the company started removing versions of the footage.

The video was on Facebook for nearly two weeks before the company started removing versions of the footage.

Facebook wants to read your mind

Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook's founder, has previously described telepathy as the "ultimate communication technology".

Job ads suggest that the social network is planning to develop telepathic technology that can read brain waves.

Facebook and fake news

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has previously announced measures to limit misinformation on the social network.

Facebook announces it is launching its own journalism project to crack down on fake news on the site.

Instagram's new full-screen ads

This year, Instagram is expected to generate US$3.64 billion in worldwide ad revenue, nearly double last year

Instagram users will start to see something new pop up in their Stories: advertisements.

Instagram's 5000-word rules rewritten

Instagram's terms of use in total run at least seven printed pages, with more than 5000 words, mostly written in legalese.

Instagram's terms of use in total run at least seven printed pages, with more than 5000 words, mostly written in legalese.

Digital mob seeks targets

Is Peter Leitch, the Mad Butcher, racist? Probably not.

OPINION: New things to be outraged about come along like clockwork.

Cold coffee: Random gifts are appreciated

Christmas is a time for giving and receiving - even among strangers.

OPINION: For the past six years, I have been a part of a Christmas event that I can probably now claim as one of my most treasured traditions.

Council debates going on air

Compelling viewing or not? Palmerston North city councillors Bruno Petrenas and Tangi Utikere, with candidate Sue ...

Mixed views aired on virtues of quality or cut-price council coverage.

Facebook to flag fake stories

Facebook will start alerting people when third-party fact checking organisations have disputed the accuracy of an article.

Users will see a notice saying if a story has been disputed or debunked.

Best album announcement ever

James Blunt has a new album coming out in 2017, and says it'll make the year even worse than 2016.

2017 will be even worse, according to James Blunt. And it'll be all his fault too.

Snapchat adds Shazam, group-chats

Snapchat's new Groups features can be created while sending a Snap, or when making a new chat.

Snapchat now has a bunch of new features, including the ability for users to chat with up to 16 friends.

Facebook offers parents advice

Facebook said the aim of the site was to get parents and their children talking about staying safe online.

Facebook is trying to help parents negotiate the tricky world of social media and teenagers with a new site.

Seven ways to master Instagram

This is the story of a cat with lasers for eyes.

While it started as a way to share artful pictures from your phone, it's evolved into a far more complex.

Log off if you're feeling sad

An extensive review has found looking at social media makes happy people happier - and sad people sadder.

An extensive review has found looking at social media makes happy people happier - and sad people sadder.

World's top Twitter trends

The top 10 global conversations that took place on the social media site Twitter in 2016.

Hashtags were used and the world was tweeting. It's the top global Twitter trends of 2016.

Instagram will let you like comments

The features could be seen as part of an ongoing effort at Instagram to curb harassment.

Other changes include the ability to turn off comments on posts and remove followers they no longer want.

LinkedIn: Worth the hassle?

Your level of activity on LinkedIn makes no difference to whether you're successful at cultivating career-enhancing benefits.

"I'd like to add you to my professional network on LinkedIn." But why?

Doomed pilot: 'I've no fuel' video

The pilot of the doomed flight, Miguel Alejandro Quiroga Murakami.

On a chaotic recording the pilot can be heard pleading for permission to land, just moments before the jet slammed into the mountain.

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