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The next big thing for TikTok could be in-app games. Reuters reports it’s testing games in Vietnam, while TechCrunch reports it’s separately working on games and other new features for livestreams. Reuters reports TikTok is testing games for the app in Vietnam ahead of a “major push” into the space. A company representative confirmed tests of HTML5 mini-games, saying, “We’re always looking at ways to enrich our platform and regularly

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TikTok users can now credit specific videos to make sure viral creators get their due

TikTok is giving users a new option to tag specific videos when uploading content. The company says it wants to foster a ‘culture of credit’ by making sure creators who start viral trends get their due. TikTok is offering users a new way to credit videos that kick off viral trends. When uploading content, users will be able to tag not only individual creators in video descriptions, but also specific videos — an addition the platform claims will

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How the Buffalo shooting livestream went viral

Years after the Christchurch mosque attacks, content moderation following racist attacks remains a problem for platforms. The Buffalo killer’s Twitch stream was cut short quickly but spread to Facebook, Twitter, Streamable, and TikTok. When a gunman pulled into the parking lot at a grocery store in Buffalo, New York, on Saturday in a racist attack targeting a Black community, his camera was already rolling. CNN reports that a livestream on Twitch recorded from the suspect’s

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How to use sad face filter on Snapchat, Instagram: A step-by-step guide

The crying or sad face filter started trending on TikTok and now it can be used on Snapchat and Instagram. Here are the steps: Social media platforms like Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat are known for memes, funny videos, reels and whatnot. This time, a hilarious sad filter is making rounds on the internet. People are using it for Reels, memes and so on. If you

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Go read this report about long hours and stressful work conditions at TikTok

A report from The Wall Street Journal details the experience of employees working for TikTok’s US-based operations. Some employees report an overall decline in health due to stressful work conditions. A harrowing report from The Wall Street Journal gives us a look at what happens behind the scenes at TikTok, with former employees describing unusually long work hours, stressful working conditions, and a cultural disconnect between TikTok’s US

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Now you can earn Rs 3.6 lakh per month for creating original content on Facebook Reels: Here's how

Meta said it is adjusting how payouts are calculated, aimed at rewarding creators across a range of audience sizes who are making "high-quality original content that resonates with people". Meta has announced to enable creators on its short-video making platform Reels on Facebook, which is a rival to TikTok, earn over Rs 3.6 lakh per month for original content. The company is introducing “Challenges” on Facebook,

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Meta, TikTok and YouTube may finally have to start sharing data with researchers

On Wednesday, Congress was treated to the unfamiliar spectacle of highly intelligent people talking about platform regulation. The hearing: "Platform Transparency: Understanding the Impact of Social Media." On Wednesday, Congress was treated to the unfamiliar spectacle of highly intelligent people, talking with nuance, about platform regulation. The occasion was a hearing, titled “Platform Transparency: Understanding the Impact of Social Media,”

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TikTok will start to share ad revenue with creators

TikTok Pulse is a new ad program that will include revenue share payouts to participating creators with at least 100,000 followers. TikTok is opening up a new way for creators to make money. The company plans to start sharing a cut of revenue with top creators when their videos run alongside certain ads. The program mirrors how YouTube pays out creators, and it could lead to

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Instagram is testing a TikTok-like full-screen feed

Instagram is testing a full-screen home feed, according to TechCrunch. The test is meant to "bring video more front and center" and is the latest example of the app looking more and more like TikTok. A new Instagram test would make the app look even more like TikTok. According to TechCrunch, Instagram is experimenting with full-screen vertical home feeds. Upon opening the Instagram app, users immediately see vertical content meant to “bring

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Chromebook 101: how to change your Chrome OS channels and get unreleased features

If you’re feeling adventurous, you can gain access to unreleased Chrome OS enhancements. All it takes is the flip of a virtual switch in your Chromebook’s settings, and you’ll have all sorts of interesting new options at your fingertips. You might not know it from glancing at a Chromebook, but Google’s Chrome OS is in a constant state of evolution. The operating system receives minor updates every two to three weeks and major releases every six weeks. And, at any given moment,

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Ring’s Alarm Pro and Floodlight Cam Pro are cheaper than ever today

Ring’s Floodlight Cam Pro and the Alarm Pro are selling at new all-time low prices today. You can also get three months of Hulu for just $1 a month if you’re a new or returning eligible subscriber. If you’d like to bolster your home security while making it a little smarter in the process, some of Ring’s best security devices are selling at new all-time low prices. Starting us off, Ring’s excellent Floodlight Cam Pro costs $199.99

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