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Grieving families sue TikTok, blaming it for the deaths of their children

July 10th, 2022

The TikTok algorithm that surfaces one ridiculous and entertaining video after another keeps users glued to their screens and addicted to the wildly popular Facebook rival. However, that same algorithm can also pose a danger to the app’s youngest users. It can do so by surfacing content that could put their lives at risk. That’s …

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Facebook’s plan to copy TikTok and change the feed is a horrible idea

June 19th, 2022

It’s no secret that Facebook, with Mark Zuckerberg steering the ship, has long been attuned to rival products capable of diminishing its social networking dominance. Put simply, if people are chatting or sharing media content, Facebook desperately wants it to happen under its own umbrella. This all-encompassing strategy became evident when the company purchased Instagram …

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Newest TikTok features help stop you from using TikTok

June 9th, 2022

TikTok might be the most powerful tool for procrastination in modern history. I can’t count the number of times I have gone to bed, opened TikTok to watch a few videos before falling asleep, and suddenly it’s 1:00 AM. TikTok is aware of this issue, which is why the company is adding new features to …

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Viral TikTok shows a new iPhone trick that Instagram fans will love

May 19th, 2022

It never fails. I buy the latest iPhone, assume that purchase conveys some sort of power to turn me into an expert shutterbug by osmosis — thanks to the camera performance that improves with each of Apple’s successive handsets — and I go about snapping … mediocre photos. As my colleague Yoni Heisler has noted …

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Check out the first TikTok from the International Space Station

May 9th, 2022

TikTok has finally reached the final frontier. ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti recently filmed the first TikTok from the ISS. Cristoforetti, who is part of SpaceX’s Crew-4 mission, arrived at the International Space Station on April 27. She, along with her other three crew members, will be stationed on the ISS for six months. To help …

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TikTok is freaking out about a so-called hidden iPhone messaging app

November 25th, 2021

With the holiday shopping season beginning this week, and with Black Friday deals already going live, a lot of consumers will be unboxing brand new iPhones over the next few days. And while most of these users are likely upgrading from an existing iPhone, there’s a good chance the group will include quite a few …

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TikTok wants to help you find a new job with video resumes

July 8th, 2021

Posting on social media can be a great way to squander any future job opportunities. But now it’s also a great way to find them. This week, TikTok launched a new pilot program that should help users looking for jobs as well as companies looking for candidates. The “TikTok resumes” program allows users to search …

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This is the beginning of the end for Instagram

June 30th, 2021

Heads up, Instagram fans. Adam Mosseri, who leads the Facebook-owned social media app, shared a video with his followers on Wednesday that basically amounted to a new Instagram update — albeit a high-level, advance look at what’s to come. In short, the app you know and love is about to start trying some radically different …