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Twitter’s Accidental Follow Blunder

Before the famous US presidential elections 2016, President Obama used the official handle @POTUS. But, when a president leaves office, the tweets are transferred from the official @POTUS handle to a new handle – which in Obama’s case is @POTUS44. The old handle is then taken over by the current president, which in this case…

Snapchat Adds Universal Search Bar

Beginners of Snapchat always find it difficult to figure things around the platform. This mainly is due to the absence of an easy search option in its interface. Many users find it difficult to find their way around, and end up tapping/swiping through a zillion times before they end up at the right one! That’s…

Facebook’s Open Challenge to YouTube

Facebook recently announced that it is testing a new ad format, called the mid-roll ad format. This format can be used by its publishers to insert ads into their videos and even earn revenue from these ads. In 2015, Mixpo had conducted a survey on advertisers’ preferences, and according to the survey of 125 agencies,…

New EU Privacy Laws to Govern Web Companies

The European Commission is proposing to enforce new rules (that currently apply only to traditional telecom operators) to web companies such as Whatsapp, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, etc. According to the Commission, this proposal aims to align the rules for electronic communications with the new world-class standards of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation. These rules…