Technology and Social Media

Jibo review     – CNET
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Jibo got his start three years ago as an Indiegogo project. The social bot is now available for purchase, but he’s more beauty than brains.

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World Series umpire has Twitter firing jokes like fastballs     – CNET
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Home plate umpire Bill Miller’s generous strike zone provided a giant target for social media.

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Facebook working on adding state, local election ads to archive     – CNET
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The world’s largest social network is building an archive of federal election ads that have run on Facebook. But the database will go further than that.

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Twitter hate, violence policies to take effect late November     – CNET
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The social media site specifies when it will expand its safety policies to curb the use of hateful images.

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Facebook acquiring tbh, a social network popular with teens     – CNET
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Mark Zuckerberg’s social network once again makes a play to appeal to young users.

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Facebook is testing a feature for mentorships between users
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 Earlier this year, Facebook signalled a plan to move into LinkedIn’s territory with the launch of job advertising. Now it appears to be taking another step to help develop the professional you. TechCrunch has learned that Facebook is testing a way to use its social network to link up users who are looking for mentorships, […]

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Facebook pulls the plug on teen-focused network Lifestage     – CNET
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The teen-only social network aimed to rival Snapchat when it was launched a year ago.

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Beam a message into space for Voyager's 40th anniversary     – CNET
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Inspired by Voyager’s Golden Record, NASA wants you to send an uplifting #MessageToVoyager via social media.

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Facebook tries to make chatting with bots more natural     – CNET
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It’s just another way the social network is pushing you toward its Messenger chat app.

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