When a 16-year-old student at a San Diego high school uploaded a 10-second video to Snapchat of another student seemingly masturbating in a restroom stall, he thought he’d get a laugh from his peers. The video, shot on a smartphone, was posted to Snapchat stories and disappeared 24 hours later, but not before it went viral around the school.
A billion people now use Facebook Messenger every month, the company announced on Wednesday.
Twitter has inked a deal with the National Basketball Association (NBA) to broadcast exclusive live programming via the social media site as it looks to counter stagnant user growth.
Twitter has made it easier for anyone to apply to get a verified user account - but it does not mean everyone would get a coveted blue tick mark.
Facebook has censored dozens of posts and user accounts after the death of a high-profile Kashmiri separatist militant, who was killed by the Indian army earlier this month.
A man who tweets out random facts has amassed millions of followers and now makes half a million dollars a year running the account.
Twitter is turning to longtime internet entrepreneur and former Facebook technology chief Bret Taylor to juice up its board of directors.
Facebook has successfully overturned a decision that blocked the social network from using its so-called datr cookies to track the internet activity of logged-out users in Belgium.
Luigi upstages Mario as Death Stare memes, gifs and videos spread like wildfire.
A new government report asks that clearer terms and conditions are created for social media websites and apps.
The Facebook co-founder and CEO describes three qualities of people who make it to the top.
Facebook built the most popular social network on the backs of spendthrift college kids. It's turned into a $300 billion juggernaut thanks to the world's biggest brands.
The video streaming site may be spending millions to have its own exclusive content to compete with Netflix and Amazon.
With millions of apps available on your mobile phone, it can be difficult to decide which ones are useful and functional on a day-to-day basis. Which apps are so essential that everyone should download them?
Justin Bieber, the world’s sixth biggest Instagram user, has deleted his account and left the photo and video service.
Facebook, Twitter and YouTube have been accused by MPs of “consciously failing” to combat the use of their sites to promote terrorism and extremism.
Why doesn’t anyone want to buy Twitter? After the company’s board met on Thursday, it told CNBC that there were “no bids on the table” and that instead it was exploring cost cuts – an announcement that drove another sell-off in the stock and pushed it down 6%, as shareholders who had hoped to see a September swoop from a tech or media company were disappointed. On Friday the shares were changing hands at around $18 – 20% down this year and well short of their float price of $26 three years ago.
Facebook executives said there's a natural fit for brands in the What's App and Facebook Messenger apps.
LinkedIn has warned that Brexit could stop UK business from accessing the best and the brightest talent from Europe, with professional services, technology and finance likely to be the hardest hit.
There are better uses for Disney capital than a Twitter takeover, Nomura Securities analyst Anthony DiClemente says.