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BrideClick acquires Mode Media
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 The Mode Media story refuses to end — following its abrupt shut down last year, the company’s assets have been acquired by wedding-focused advertising company BrideClick. Mode previously operated lifestyle sites including Glam and Foodie, plus a larger ad network that it said reached 144 million unique visitors each month. The financial terms of the […]

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Meet Binky, the anti-social media simulator
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 Something happened to social media recently. I don’t know exactly when things changed, but almost overnight, randomly scrolling through feeds became a lot less enjoyable. Flame-wars, bad news, fake news, worse news and anxiety-fueling comment sections meant that social media is no longer the escapism it once was. Along comes Binky counter all of that, creating […]

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Social media exposes naked man posing on top of dead shark     – CNET
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Commentary: A photo of a man and a shark goes viral. Speculation begins as to who the man is. Suspicion falls on a famous name.

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Report: Facebook TV Coming as Early as June, It's Still Not a Media Company
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Facebook, which is definitely not a media company, is reportedly planning to launch around two dozen original “TV-like” programs in mid-June. Are you ready to catch the opening credits in your newsfeed, stop what you’re doing, and watch some prestige television? Read more…

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The State Department Wants 5 Years of Social Media Handles From Refugees Before Entry
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On Thursday, the Department of State issued a notice to the Federal Register, soliciting public comments on a new procedure for vetting immigrants and asylum-seekers applying for US visas. If approved, applicants will be asked for their past five years of social media handles and could be denied entry if they refuse.… Read more…

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Snapchat reportedly inks big media deals for new TV shows     – CNET
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Snap has its sights on the horizon for mobile television, and networks want in on this.

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Donald Trump has a new iPhone, says social media director     – CNET
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Commentary: The president, who once wanted Apple to be boycotted, now apparently has relented, according to his social media director.

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US Ordered 'Mandatory Social Media Check' For Visa Applicants Who Visited ISIS Territory
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An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Verge: U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has ordered a “mandatory social media check” on all visa applicants who have ever visited ISIS-controlled territory, according to diplomatic cables obtained by Reuters. The four memos were sent to American diplomatic missions over the past two weeks, with the […]

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As hyper-conservative media surged, Republicans’ trust in news cratered
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 In 2000, Republicans, Democrats and Independents were all within six percentage points of one another in terms of their trust in the media, ranging from 47 percent to 53 percent. But since that time, figures for both Independents and Republicans have been declining, with Republicans generally declining at a sharper rate. Read More

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