As Ryerson’s school of journalism and Facebook partner to support digital news startups, faculty hope to address the challenges of working with a company that has disrupted the journalism landscape.
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The social media giant is launching a pilot project that encourages users to send their intimate photos to the company in an effort to prevent online revenge porn. To preemptively stop a potential nude leaker, users can give their photos to Facebook via messenger and tag the photo as a non-consensual file. Facebook will digitally track the photo with metadata technology to prevent others from uploading the image.
If you’re an avid tweeter, then you probably already heard about Twitter’s most recent upgrade – a doubling of its character count from 140 to 280.
Twitter, a social app, gives users the ability to express their thoughts or “tweet,” and has been up and running since 2006.
Everyone has something about themselves they wish they could change. Some even go out of their way to portray themselves differently to others for the sake of keeping their true self hidden.
Every day, I worked on perfecting my social media profiles to portray my ideal self. I sometimes felt like I had two personalities to maintain: one that I hated and one I wanted to be all the time.
A beautiful flower arrangement sent from a seemingly perfect boyfriend, toned and fit bodies posing in front of a glamorous beach on the French Riviera, big smiles on a Southern Californian pier — these are just some of the vibrant images that we are constantly scrolling past on our Instagram feeds at any given moment.
We spend a lot of time scrolling. According to a Mediakix study conducted last year, it’s estimated that the average person will spend a total of five years and four months on social media within their lifetime.
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