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Users Can Now Add Their National Flag to Facebook Profile

Users Can Now Add Their National Flag to Facebook Profile

social media, Technology
Facebook has added nearly 200 flags to its Profile Frames feature, which lets you overlay imagery filters atop your profile photo. Facebook first launched profile frames for sports teams in 2015, and started letting people submit their own frames last year. However, in December last year, they also begun letting people submit their own frames. It’s this “us versus them” ideology that Zuckerberg rails against in his 5,000-word manifesto, but that is somewhat propelled by these profile flags. According to Tech Crunch, While this might be a minor launch meant to just be fun and patriotic, it outlines the potential concerns with Facebook’s leader taking an outright stand on world issues. Rather than simply maximizing for user engagement, shareholder value and its basic mission to connect pe
Microsoft Launches Skype Lite for Android Low-End Smartphones

Microsoft Launches Skype Lite for Android Low-End Smartphones

Mobile, social media
Microsoft Corp. has followed the footsteps of social messaging platform, Facebook Inc. on building/designed lighter version of their apps like skype lite that can support low-end smartphones. Recently, Facebook was celebrating having 200 million monthly users on their Facebook Lite mobile app. According to online reports, Microsoft CEO; Satya Nadella announced a new version of the company’s popular VoIP/messaging app Skype dubbed ‘Skype Lite‘ optimized for 2G and unstable network connections, so you can stay connected with friends and family, during the company’s two-day Future Decoded Conference that is being held in Mumbai, India. Despite having nearly all the regular features of the standard Skype, reports claim that the Skype Lite is less than 13MB in size and works very well on
Twitter Curbs Harassment by Limiting the Reach of Abusive Users

Twitter Curbs Harassment by Limiting the Reach of Abusive Users

Internet, Mobile, social media
Twitter has introduced its latest tool to deal with harassment on its platform. The social network will restrict the reach of users it believes are partaking in abusive behavior. Over the past few days, a number of Twitter users have reported getting warning messages from the company saying: "We've temporarily limited some of your account features." The warnings come with a time period during which the restriction will be applied, a time that appears to be set at 12 hours in most cases. The new protocol, which started being put into effect last week, will prevent tweets from users deemed to be abusing the platform from being seen by people who don’t follow them. The tweets won’t appear in searches, Moments, or anywhere else on the platform other than their own timeline. If a rest
New LinkedIn feature enhances contractors-recruiter connection

New LinkedIn feature enhances contractors-recruiter connection

Mobile, social media
LinkedIn is introducing a new feature that should appeal to the 4 million contractors that use its service to find work. The highly requested option is part of the Microsoft-owned platform’s Open Candidates tool, which allows members to privately notify recruiters that they are interested in being contacted about new roles. According to Digital Trends, LinkedIn users can now self-identify as contractors via the preferences page in the “jobs” tab on the desktop version of the site. The option is available alongside existing job types, such as full-time, part-time and freelance. Recruiters now have access to a new contract filter via LinkedIn’s Recruiter platform, allowing them to narrow their search to these types of candidates. Having launched in October, LinkedIn Open Candidates
LinkedIn Premium Subscribers Just Got a Host of New Features

LinkedIn Premium Subscribers Just Got a Host of New Features

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LinkedIn has a few new features that users might get some use out of. The new features are a part of LinkedIn Premium program, which users can buy into as either Premium Career or Premium Business. LinkedIn followed up the redesign of its desktop site last month with an update of the features that are available to LinkedIn Premium members. According to AdWeek, Premium Career members now have access to more personalized insights within LinkedIn jobs , including connections at a potential employer, positions that users would be top applicants for and fast-growing companies in similar professions. Premium Business Insights now provides “unique and timely data” on company pages, and the professional network also added a Who’s Viewed My Profile feature to let users know when companies