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Facebook: “Sociopath,” “bipolar,” “uncool uncle,” “midlife crisis.” WhatsApp: “Best friend,” “sociable,” “fun,” “honest.”
Forty-two percent of Democrats say the news they get on social media has helped their understanding of current events, compared to 24 percent of Republicans who say the same thing.
Hot dog recipes via polls, coloring-book pages via screenshot, and public transit debates via the Q&A feature in the Enquirer’s creative Instagram Stories.
“If someone says they love The Lily both for the stories and for the way it looks, that’s what I’m going for.”
Curbed’s Instagram manager is aiming for “the perfect blend of all things Internet.”
“The kinds of things that I often see could literally be stopped by one person. I mean: 4chan trending on Google during the Las Vegas shooting? How that even happened, I have no idea, but I do know that one person could have stopped that.”
“How many photographs have crossed your screen today? Dozens? Hundreds? How many have you looked at? How many did you really see?”
“We don’t see AMP Stories as a fun side project. We believe it will become a core part of our toolbox,” says The Washington Post’s lead product manager.
Plus: Google’s new but fairly useless “knowledge panels,” bots spreading misinformation in local races, and: When is misinformation most dangerous?