Queenie Wong, provided by 6:11 am PST, Thursday, February 7, 2019 Twitter headquarters in San Francisco. Twitter headquarters in San Francisco. Photo: James Martin/CNET Photo: James Martin/CNET Image 1 of / 4 Caption Close Image 1 of 4 Twitter headquarters in San Francisco. Twitter headquarters in San Francisco. Photo: James Martin/CNET Twitter earnings show that advertisers like a less toxic social network 1 / 4 Back to Gallery This article, Twitter earnings show that advertisers like a less toxic social network, originally appeared on CNET.com. Twitter can be filled with harassment, bullying, misinformation and hate speech. Not exactly the warm, fuzzy place that invites users or … [Read more...] about Twitter earnings show that advertisers like a less toxic social network
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VietNamNet Bridge - Facebook remains the social network dominant in Vietnam with 60 million users a month. There are 40 million Facebook users in Vietnam However, a Vietnamese social network similar to Facebook and reserved for Vietnamese has become a hot topic recently. It was again mentioned on Internet Day 2018 organized by the Vietnam Internet Association on November 5. Vietnam ranks seventh among the biggest Facebook using countries. Facebook is the most commonly used social network in Vietnam (higher than Zalo, a Vietnamese app) with 40 million users. PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc and Minister of Information and Communication Nguyen Manh Hung have stated that Vietnam encourages technology firms to create a social network for Vietnamese. Arguments were raised about whether Vietnamese can create such a social network for themselves. The Ministry of Information and Communication (MIC) still shows its strong determination to implement the plan. Le Duy Tien, a member of the … [Read more...] about Vietnam plans to create its own Facebook-like social network, say experts
Google is shutting down its beleaguered social network sooner than expected in the wake of a new security issue that affected 52.5 million users. Google Plus received its initial kiss of death in early October, when the company revealed that a security bug had exposed the account information of 500,000 users, including their names, email addresses, and occupations. At the time, Google planned to shut down the social network by August 2019. But in a blog post Monday Google wrote that it discovered a second bug that allowed the profile information of 52.5 million users to be viewable by developers even if it was set to private using one of Google's application programming interfaces, or APIs, for six days in November. Google says that the bug did not give third-party apps access to users' financial data or passwords and it didn't find any evidence that the private profile information was accessed or misused. However, it now plans to shut down Google Plus by April 2019, … [Read more...] about Google Is Shutting Down Its Plus Social Network Sooner Than Expected After Discovering a Second Security Bug
A new online data system geared as a social network of sorts for aquatic hobbyists and conservationists has launched to provide more data on fish in the Southeast. The Freshwater Information Network, or FIN, allows users to upload photos of fish they found in the region, mark the location and then receive more information about the fish from a team of biologists from the Tennessee Aquarium. It is also now home to years' worth of scientific data. Biologists hope the system will provide additional information while educating the public about the aquatic biodiversity in the region. "We wanted a way to bring together the general public and also the scientific community in one website," said Sarah Sweat, Tennessee Aquarium geographic information specialist. "So we created the Freshwater Information Network, which takes that museum data and makes it readily available to the general public. They can search about what's in their area." FIN currently includes data for the Tennessee and … [Read more...] about Tennessee Aquarium launches social network for fish enthusiasts [video]
VietNamNet Bridge - The government of Vietnam has placed an unprecedented order: create a social network for Vietnamese. If this happens, Vietnam will be able to pocket hundreds of million of dollars from online ads and get other benefits. Vietnam wants to develop a social network for Vietnamese Like many people belonging to the 5X generation, Phan Thi Ngoc Anh in HCM City had never used social network and internet until two months ago. But she changed her mind and decided to set up her ‘house’ on Facebook. The suggestion by PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc about a social media for Vietnamese is described as ‘daring’. In general, the governments of developing countries do not encourage their startups to compete with foreign social networks such as Facebook, because it would be ineffective and very costly. The newly appointed Minister of Information and Communication Nguyen Manh Hung also said Vietnam needs a digital ecosystem with focus on made-in-Vietnam social … [Read more...] about Are Vietnamese social networks powerful enough to replace Facebook?