Several Snapchat users have become millionaires. Here’s how
Yes, you heard that correctly – Snapchat is making a few people millionaires. The spotlight feature on Snapchat is a dedicated tab in the app for promoting short viral videos from the Snapchat community, much like TikTok. Meanwhile, the Snapchat app overall grew to 265 million global daily active users in its fourth quarter of 2020, from 249 million in its third quarter. AdSo far, Snapchat has given out more than $110 million overall across the markets where spotlight is live. Snapchat said “several” users have become millionaires through the spotlight club since November 2020.
San Antonio woman uses TikTok to educate others on HIV
SAN ANTONIO – Brief 15- to 60-second videos serve as a window into people’s lives on TikTok. However, one San Antonio woman is using her account to show users that it’s possible to live a healthy life with HIV. More than 28,000 people follow Janeli Saucedo Castrejana on TikTok for new content related to HIV. “We started dating, and he told me upfront that he was HIV positive,” Saucedo Castrejana said. I feel like there’s power in sharing experiences.”On her TikTok account, Saucedo Castrejana shares important information and makes it relatable.
Social network Gab fuels latest conflict among Texas Republicans
|| Credit: Jordan Vonderhaar for The Texas TribuneA fight has broken out among Texas Republicans over Gab, the embattled social network favored by the far right. That sparked fierce criticism from the company — and new questions from fellow some Republicans about Abbott's own commitment to fighting perceived censorship by social media giants. AdGab promotes itself as a "free speech" alternative to social media behemoths like Facebook and Twitter. Earlier this year, Gab was among the alternative social media sites where Trump loyalists plotted the storming of the Capitol. "TexasGOP has no plan to deplatform from any of our social media accounts," the tweet said.
Gov. Greg Abbott on legislation to prohibit social media sites from ‘censoring Texans’
Gregg Abbott and state Sen. Bryan Hughes announce a Republican-sponsored Senate Bill 12, which would prevent social media sites like Facebook and Twitter from “canceling” the views of Texans. Greg Abbott is taking on the censorship of “conservative speech.”The governor is slated to hold a news conference at noon on Friday to discuss the Republican-sponsored Senate Bill 12, which would prevent social media sites like Facebook and Twitter from “canceling” the views of Texans. The news conference, which will take place in Tyler with Sen. Bryan Hughes, will be livestreamed in this article. Hughes is among the sponsors of the bill, along with Sen. Donna Campbell who lives in New Braunfels. Abbott’s office said the legislature would “help prohibit social media companies from censoring Texans based on the viewpoints they express.”GOP leaders in Texas targeted social media giants like Facebook and Twitter during the pre- and post-election period and in the aftermath of the deadly U.S. Capitol siege.
Twitter looking into paid subscription feature for accounts users really like
Twitter has been exploring subscription options in recent months, in an attempt to make money from its users and diversify beyond its core advertising business. The social media company teased the “Super Follows” feature during its Analyst Day presentation. If implemented, users would have the ability to pay creators for additional content within their Twitter feeds, including exclusive announcements and newsletters. The concept of users paying for exclusive content from creators has become increasingly popular with the rise of platforms such as OnlyFans and Substack. AdAccording to statistics data base statista.com, Twitter has 330 million active users.
How to spot fake news online
ORLANDO, Fla. (Ivanhoe Newswire) – Manipulating videos to persuade an audience is nothing new, however, technology is making it harder and harder to tell what’s real and what’s not. As of 2020, there are 100 million deep fake videos online. The term deep fake comes from deep-learning artificial intelligence which is what gives these videos their uncanny realism. So, when debating real news versus fake news, always ask questions. Kids may actually be the savviest of us all as they spend more time on social media using editing tools like Snapchat filters and Facetune to create their own synthetic media, making them personally aware they can’t trust everything they see online.
Need a new profile pic? Check out this place!
SAN ANTONIO – Love yourself? You’re going to want to check out The Selfie Box, a new interactive selfie museum on the South Side. “We both noticed on social media that these types of museums are in other cities around the states, but it’s a fairly new concept in the U.S. altogether,” Ramos told KSAT. Ad“The experience we offer is like no other,” Ramos told KSAT. “People who come to visit us today will have a different experience from several months of returning,” Ramos told KSAT.
Competition heating up between TikTok, Instagram
TikTok has become big competition for Instagram. AdBuilding a clone is easy; creating a vibrant community is not, even for the social media giant. With Reels, Instagram has tried to replicate much of what makes TikTok popular, including editing effects and the ability to add music or a background sound. Instagram reels largely remains a home for TikToks’ greatest hits, with many people reposting popular Tiktok videos with the platform’s trademark watermark to reels. It’s common to scroll through reels videos and see one TikTok video after another.
Facebook’s oversight board creates way for users to appeal content decisions
The oversight board, which has been called Facebook’s version of a Supreme Court, announced that it overturned Facebook’s decisions in four out of the five cases before it. The board is intended to create a new way for users to appeal content decisions on both Facebook and Instagram, given previous criticism over how the company handles hate speech, violent extremism and graphic materials. The 20-person board includes a former prime minister, a Nobel peace prize laureate and the former editor-in-chief of The Guardian. The first cases touched on issues of hate speech, nudity and COVID-19 misinformation. The first series of decisions come ahead of the most closely watched case yet for the board: Whether former president Donald Trump gets to stay on Facebook.
Bumble updates its terms to ban body shaming users
The dating app Bumble has been known for setting its own standards for how people should behave on the internet. Bumble updated its terms and conditions to explicitly list “physical appearance” among other discriminatory language it does not tolerate. The updated policy comes as Bumble looks to make its debut on Wall Street. According to the filing, the Bumble dating empire counted 42.1 million monthly active users as of the end of September 2020. Bumble said it uses automated safeguards to detect comments and images it prohibits, and that it will also rely on people reporting individuals for body shaming.
Don’t post a photo of your COVID-19 vaccination card on social media, BBB warns
Just make sure not to share an image of your vaccination card on social media, the Better Business Bureau says. Up your security settings on social media: Be sure to check your privacy and security settings on your social media platforms (Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, etc.). Be wary of what you post, even if it’s trending: Sharing your vaccine photo is one of the latest trends on social media. For more information from the BBB on how to safely share your COVID-19 vaccine news on social media, click here. AdRELATED: Social media is a breeding ground for scams during COVID-19 crisis, FTC says
100,000 viewers subscribe to KSAT’s YouTube channel. Here’s what they’re watching.
KSAT surpassed the milestone of 100,000 subscribers on our YouTube channel this month. In addition to thanking our loyal viewers, we wanted to showcase some of the local journalism available for free on our YouTube channel for others who may not have discovered KSAT on YouTube. Hit the red subscribe button on our channel, or at the bottom of a video, and sign up for notifications to stay up on the latest news and relevant information to our community. Find all types of video content, including:Get a sample of some of the content we have to offer below:Primetime specialsNewscastsKSAT ExplainsTexas EatsAdTrust IndexKSAT KidsYour Weather AuthorityInterviews with local leadersLocal sportsSA LiveGet all this and more for free on KSAT’s YouTube channel.
Facebook may be stalking you when you’re offline. But, there’s an easy way to fix it.
But, don’t panic, as there is a way to fix it with just the flip of a switch. Why does “Off-Facebook Activity” exist? However, by disengaging the “Off-Facebook Activity” feature, the ads on the platform will be less personal to the user, according to the social media network. Click Your Facebook Information at the left column. Click Off-Facebook Activity to review.
Were you logged out of your Facebook account on Friday? This is why.
(AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File)If you were logged out of your Facebook account overnight, the social media network says you’re not alone. Many Facebook users reported being automatically logged out of their accounts on Friday night and having to re-login for access. We’re looking into reports of people being logged out and having to log in again to access their Facebook accounts. Posted by Facebook App on Saturday, January 23, 2021All should be up and running as normal now for Facebook users. RELATED: Margarita deliveries and murder hornets: The top 20 stories shared on KSAT’s Facebook page this year
Tesla to hire ‘specialists’ to ‘address social media escalations’ directed at CEO Elon Musk
FILE - In this Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, file photo, SpaceX owner and Tesla CEO Elon Musk arrives on the red carpet for the Axel Springer media award, in Berlin. In a tweet Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020, Musk said he once considered selling the electric car maker to Apple, but the iPhone makers CEO Tim Cook blew off the meeting. (Hannibal Hanschke/Pool Photo via AP, File)Tesla is hiring and you don’t need to be a rocket scientist to get this gig. The company is also hiring “energy customer support specialists” to address social media escalations directed at the Company’s CEO, Elon Musk. According to the job posting on Tesla’s website, the specialists will handle various customer issues while delivering “world-class customer service.”“The role of a specialist is to resolve or escalate complaints through appropriate channels and address social media escalations directed at the CEO with critical thinking,” the job posting states.
Twitter CEO posts 13 tweet long thread on decision to ban Trump from platform
FILE - In this Sept. 5, 2018, file photo Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey testifies before the House Energy and Commerce Committee in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey took to his own platform to discuss the company’s decision-making processes for banning President Donald Trump on Wednesday. In a thread of 13 Tweets, Dorsey explained his rationale for banning trump and speculated why others in the technology and social media industry followed suit. “I do not celebrate or feel pride in our having to ban @realDonaldTrump from Twitter, or how we got here,” Dorsey wrote in the thread. — jack (@jack) January 14, 2021Dorsey wrote that he believed the decision to ban Trump from the platform was best for the company and the world.
If you find yourself looking at social medial posts for hours, you might be a victim of doom scrolling
But have you ever found yourself looking at posts for hours and hours, knowing it makes you upset? Here are some tips on how to stop your social media spirals. This year, more than three billion people will log on to social media. In total, it’s estimated the average adult will spend six years and eight months of their life on social media. To create an app jail, put all the social media apps you spend the most time on in one folder.
Margarita deliveries and murder hornets: The top 20 stories shared on KSAT’s Facebook page this year
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Man who dangled from Trump Tower for more than 13 hours is pulled to safety by cops who ‘literally saved this young man’s life'
“It was something that we train for. It’s something that we’re very used to. It’s very challenging and sometimes when someone is looking at it from the outside they think, ‘wow, why does it take so long?’ ” Matias said. “There’s different tactics in our toolbox that we utilize and I think today we probably utilized every single one.”chicagotribune.com
NHC: 20% chance of cyclone for system extending across Florida
Traffic navigate flood waters in Miami, Florida, U.S. May 25, 2020, in this still image obtained from a social media video. Courtesy of Ryan Rea/Social Media via REUTERS. (Reuters) - A broad trough of low pressure extending across Florida and the adjacent Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico waters has a 20% chance of becoming a cyclone in the next 48 hours, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Monday. The low pressure system is not expected to become a tropical cyclone due to strong upper-level winds, the Miami-based weather forecaster said. Regardless of development, heavy rainfall could cause flash flooding over portions of southern and central Florida tonight, spreading northward to coastal sections of northeastern Florida, Georgia, and the Carolinas on Tuesday and Wednesday, the NHC added.feeds.reuters.com