Facebook: Zuckerberg Apologizes, Then Refuses UK Government Request
Mark Zuckerberg has apologized for the breach via the classic full-page newspaper ad format. He then promptly refused a request from the UK parliament to speak about the breach, instead opting to send either his chief technology officer and/or chief product officer. If it’s important enough for you to take out a full-page newspaper ad, it’s important enough for you to show up when the UK government asks, Mark.
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Viral: Not So Fantastic Mr. Fox
Let’s say that you come across a cute little fox on your travels. Of course, you naturally want to Snapchat it to your friends. You set down your wallet (we’re not sure why) to get the perfect shot. Then, yoink! This sly little fox takes your wallet and has a fantastic mid-week night out on your credit cards. Well, that’s exactly what happened. Catch the high-speed pursuit that followed here.
For fox sakes.
Snapchat: More Celebrities Jump Ship
Speaking of Snapchat, we’ve talked about how an insensitive Snap ad caused Rihanna to call for her followers to delete the app. Now, others are following suit, citing both the ad and the awful, awful redesign as reasons. While this won’t kill the platform, it’s definitely going to hurt Snap’s shares and add to the worsening reputation of the brand.
Don't man the lifeboats just yet.
Social Media: Girls Usage Doubles In 4 years
The number of girls using social media for more than 3 hours a day has doubled in just 4 years. In 2011/2012, 8.7% of 10 - 15-year-old girls used social media for more than three hours a day. In the 2015/2016 period, this number has leaped to 17.4%. While social is a great way to meet and interact with people your age, it can also be harmful or potentially dangerous for those who are too young. The best way to manage your child’s social media usage is to have open and honest conversations with them.