TikTok Becomes First Social Network to Auto Label AI-Generated Content

TikTok this week announced that it has started automatically labeling AI-generated content created on third-party platforms, preventing AI images and videos from confusing and misleading viewers. Content made using TikTok’s AI creation tools has included an AI label for more than a year, but going forward, TikTok will also label AI images made through other … Read more

Microsoft and Google vie for top spot in productivity and business app leadership in latest report — Google has a upper hand due to its platform dominance but Microsoft’s LinkedIn emerges as the ultimate Pro social network

A new study analyzing Google Play downloads of productivity tools has shown an overwhelming majority of mobile users turning to their smartphones to navigate their professional lives and schedule day-to-day tasks. The report by SplitMetrics found the top apps in the business and productivity categories have amassed a staggering 4.7 billion and 55 billion downloads … Read more

This social sciences hub galvanized India’s dynamic growth. Can it survive?

The Centre for Policy Research has worked with the government of prime minister Narendra Modi (right) and his predecessor Manmohan Singh (left).Credit: Sushil Kumar/Hindustan Times/Sipa USA via Alamy It is India’s leading social-science research institute with a global footprint. The Centre for Policy Research (CPR) is credited with providing an evidence base for India’s economic … Read more

Thousands of Social Security numbers stolen from government firm

Hackers recently stole hundreds of thousands of social security numbers from an American consulting firm, with victims across the US possibly affected. Greylock McKinnon Associates (GMA) has filed a new report with the Office of the Maine Attorney General, and sent a breach notification email to affected individuals. In its filing, the company said that … Read more

how are social skills shaped in an ever-changing world?

The Ecology of Collective Behavior Deborah M. Gordon Princeton Univ. Press(2023) Collective behaviours are present throughout nature — from groups of genes being activated simultaneously to shoals of fish swimming in unison for protection against predators and mounds of insects working together to build nests. But biologist Deborah Gordon worries that the evolutionary biologists who … Read more

is social media really behind an epidemic of teenage mental illness?

Social-media platforms aren’t always social.Credit: Getty The Anxious Generation: How the Great Rewiring of Childhood is Causing an Epidemic of Mental Illness Jonathan Haidt Allen Lane (2024) Two things need to be said after reading The Anxious Generation. First, this book is going to sell a lot of copies, because Jonathan Haidt is telling a … Read more

How to Create Awesome Social Media Content with ChatGPT

In the digital era, where social media’s clout is undeniable, creating content that stands out can often feel like searching for a needle in a haystack. If you’ve been grappling with the content creation conundrum, you’ll be pleased to know that there’s a method to the madness. Enter the innovative approach to content creation using … Read more

The Authentic Revolution: How BeReal is Reshaping Social Media

In an age where filters and curated lifestyles dominate the digital world, BeReal emerges as a breath of fresh air. This innovative app, birthed by French visionaries Alexis Barreyat and Kévin Perreau, is a delightful blend of spontaneity and authenticity, attracting over 20 million users globally. Instead of focusing on perfection, the app celebrates real, … Read more

Social media users criticize Hillary Clinton’s new State Department photo, writing, “You should be in jail.”

One person posted a picture of late U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens, who died in the Benghazi terror attack along with three other Americans.This week, when the official State Department picture of former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was shown, people on social media made fun of it. Several well-known accounts on X made fun … Read more