Why I’m Nostalgic for Landlines

I want to make my kids’ friends exchange grudging pleasantries.

#instagram-inc, #internal-sub-only-nl, #millennial-generation, #shlesinger-iliza, #smartphones, #text-messaging, #tiktok-bytedance, #youtube-com

Snapchat Introduces Its First Parental Controls

The messaging app, which is popular with teenagers, has faced legal pressure to roll out tools so parents can keep an eye on their children’s social media activity.

#children-and-childhood, #computers-and-the-internet, #instagram-inc, #instant-messaging, #mobile-applications, #parenting, #snap-inc, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance, #youth, #youtube-com

Meta Reports First Revenue Decline and 36 Percent Profit Drop

It was the first time the social media giant’s revenue had fallen since it went public a decade ago, as it confronts increased regulatory scrutiny and a turbulent economy.

#advertising-and-marketing, #company-reports, #computers-and-the-internet, #facebook-inc, #instagram-inc, #meta-platforms-inc, #metaverse-internet, #social-media, #virtual-reality-computers

What’s Wrong With Having Competitive Kids?

Nothing, unless they’re obnoxious about it.

#education-k-12, #instagram-inc, #internal-sub-only-nl, #parenting

How Mark Zuckerberg Is Leading Meta Into Its Next Phase

Facebook’s founder is setting a relentless pace as he pushes his company through a tech transformation during a global economic slowdown.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #computers-and-the-internet, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #facebook-inc, #instagram-inc, #instant-messaging, #meta-platforms-inc, #metaverse-internet, #mobile-applications, #online-advertising, #silicon-valley-calif, #social-media, #virtual-reality-computers, #zuckerberg-mark-e

What It Means to Raise an American Girl Now

When straightforward progress no longer feels inevitable.

#abortion, #american-girl-inc, #dolls, #instagram-inc, #internal-sub-only-nl, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #tiktok-bytedance, #women-and-girls

Mark Zuckerberg Prepares Meta Employees for a Tougher 2022

In an internal meeting this week, Mr. Zuckerberg said the tech giant was facing one of the “worst downturns that we’ve seen in recent history.”

#computers-and-the-internet, #cox-chris-1982, #facebook-inc, #hiring-and-promotion, #instagram-inc, #instant-messaging, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #meta-platforms-inc, #mobile-applications, #mobile-commerce-and-payments, #social-media, #zuckerberg-mark-e

As Midterms Loom, Meta C.E.O. Shifts Focus Away From Elections

Mark Zuckerberg, who once said securing elections was “the most important thing,” has shifted Meta’s focus to the metaverse. That may have real-world implications.

#computers-and-the-internet, #elections, #facebook-inc, #instagram-inc, #meta-platforms-inc, #metaverse-internet, #presidential-election-of-2020, #project-democracy, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #twitter, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #whistle-blowers, #zuckerberg-mark-e

Our Kids Lost Special Moments During the Pandemic. They Won’t Get Them All Back.

My fourth grader thinks about every event she’s missed, and I can’t pretend it doesn’t hurt.

#coney-island-brooklyn-ny, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #independence-day-us-july-4, #instagram-inc, #internal-sub-only-nl, #movies, #parenting, #shutdowns-institutional

Who Is Mark Zuckerberg’s New No. 2? It’s a Trick Question.

Mr. Zuckerberg, Meta’s chief executive, has restructured his company so that he no longer has a top deputy.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #bosworth-andrew-1982, #clegg-nick, #computers-and-the-internet, #cox-chris-1982, #facebook-inc, #instagram-inc, #instant-messaging, #meta-platforms-inc, #olivan-javier, #sandberg-sheryl-k, #social-media, #zuckerberg-mark-e

TikTok’s Amber Heard Hate Machine

Television turned the celebrity trial into a 24-hour tabloid spectacle. Social media made it into a sport.

#celebrities, #computers-and-the-internet, #cyberharassment, #depp-johnny, #domestic-violence, #heard-amber, #instagram-inc, #libel-and-slander, #movies, #social-media, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #tiktok-bytedance, #women-and-girls

5 Ukrainian Art Accounts to Follow on Instagram Now

Artists continue to work, documenting the impact of events as they unfold to keep the world watching.

#andrey-rachinskiy, #art, #artsy-inc, #asia-bazdyrieva, #ekaterina-lisovenko, #instagram-inc, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #social-media, #ukraine, #ukrainian-modernism, #ukrainian-americans

In Joshua Tree, Are 1,818 Airbnbs Too Many?

A short-term rental gold rush is fueling concern for the area’s signature trees and debates about whether the nature of life in the desert of southeastern California is changing forever.

#airbnb, #deserts, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #instagram-inc, #joshua-tree-calif, #social-media, #travel-and-vacations, #vrbo-com

For Prominent Women on Instagram, DMs Can Be a Cesspool of Misogyny

A report on direct messages sent to five women found that “abuse and harmful content is allowed to thrive” on Instagram. The platform’s parent company, Meta, said it disagreed with the report’s conclusions.

#cyberharassment, #heard-amber, #instagram-inc, #instant-messaging, #meta-platforms-inc, #sexual-harassment, #social-media, #women-and-girls

How You’re Still Being Tracked on the Internet

Apple and Google are pushing privacy changes, but a shift in digital tracking is giving some platforms a bigger advertising advantage.

#advertising-and-marketing, #amazon-com-inc, #apple-inc, #computers-and-the-internet, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #facebook-inc, #google-inc, #instagram-inc, #meta-platforms-inc, #mobile-applications, #online-advertising, #pinterest, #small-business, #snap-inc, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance

The Nuclear Family Is No Longer the Norm. Good.

Our society is making room for different family structures.

#child-care, #families-and-family-life, #grandparents, #instagram-inc, #internal-sub-only-nl, #parenting, #pew-research-center, #polls-and-public-opinion, #united-nations

How War in Ukraine Roiled Facebook and Instagram

The rules over what war content is permitted on Facebook and Instagram keep changing, causing internal confusion.

#clegg-nick, #computers-and-the-internet, #facebook-inc, #hate-speech, #instagram-inc, #meta-platforms-inc, #propaganda, #rumors-and-misinformation, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #social-media, #ukraine, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #zuckerberg-mark-e

Getting Covid Shots in the Littlest Arms Might Not Be That Easy

Authorization is one step; it’ll take time to resolve confusion and hesitancy.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #instagram-inc, #internal-sub-only-nl, #kaiser-family-foundation, #moderna-inc, #parenting, #pfizer-inc, #vaccination-and-immunization

Anna Sorokin on the ‘Free Anna Delvey’ Exhibition and Making Art

The group art show, “Free Anna Delvey,” is only the beginning for the imprisoned fake heiress.

#art, #forgery, #frauds-and-swindling, #immigration-detention, #instagram-inc, #netflix-inc, #sorokin-anna-anna-delvey, #television, #women-and-girls

Anna Sorokin Talks About Making Art

The group art show, “Free Anna Delvey,” is only the beginning for the imprisoned fake heiress.

#art, #forgery, #frauds-and-swindling, #immigration-detention, #instagram-inc, #netflix-inc, #sorokin-anna-anna-delvey, #television, #women-and-girls

E.U. Takes Aim at Big Tech’s Power With Landmark Digital Act

The European Union is expected to finalize the Digital Markets Act, the most sweeping legislation to regulate tech since a European privacy law was passed in 2018.

#alphabet-inc, #amazon-com-inc, #android-operating-system, #antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #apple-inc, #computers-and-the-internet, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #e-commerce, #european-union, #facebook-inc, #general-data-protection-regulation-gdpr, #google-inc, #instagram-inc, #instant-messaging, #law-and-legislation, #meta-platforms-inc, #microsoft-corp, #mobile-applications, #mobile-commerce-and-payments, #online-advertising, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #social-media

The Challenge of Raising a Kid Who’s Just Like You

It’s hard watching my daughter repeat my mistakes.

#florida, #instagram-inc, #internal-sub-only-nl, #libraries-and-librarians, #parenting

How Instagram’s Algorithm Change Is Hurting Small Businesses

Instagram’s choice to prioritize videos over photos creates unforeseen costs for small companies, leaving many owners disheartened.

#beijing-bytedance-technology-co-ltd, #diaspora-co, #food, #instagram-inc, #meta-platforms-inc, #small-business, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance

Commonplace Books Are Like a Diary Without the Risk of Annoying Yourself

I keep a journal of quotes, lines from songs, poetry. Nothing is my original thought — but all of it struck me as meaningful when I wrote it down.

#abdurraqib-hanif, #books-and-literature, #chew-bose-durga, #diaries, #doyle-arthur-conan, #instagram-inc, #quotations-and-proverbs, #sullivan-andrew

Who’s Unhappy With Schools? People Without School-Age Kids.

Most parents say they’re satisfied with their children’s education.

#critical-race-theory, #democratic-party, #education-k-12, #instagram-inc, #internal-sub-only-nl, #new-yorker, #polls-and-public-opinion, #presidential-election-of-2020, #texas

Many Schools Aren’t Made for Kids With Learning Differences. The Pandemic Amplified That.

We’re still finding out how much learning loss children experienced.

#american-institutes-for-research, #dyslexia, #instagram-inc, #intellectual-disabilities, #internal-sub-only-nl, #new-york-city, #parenting, #special-education, #university-of-oregon

Parents, What Would Make Your Lives Better?

Two years into the pandemic, what still needs fixing?

#child-care, #instagram-inc, #internal-sub-only-nl, #los-angeles-calif, #parenting

We’re Entering a Period of Relatively Low Covid Risk for Kids

Despite so-so vaccine news for children 5-11.

#clinical-trials, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #instagram-inc, #internal-sub-only-nl, #masks, #new-york-city, #pfizer-inc, #twitter, #vaccination-and-immunization

Dance Class Is in Session: Flail, Get Weird, Unlock Yourself

With collaborators like Miranda July and Evan Rachel Wood, Angela Trimbur stands out among social-media-savvy choreographers whose accessible movement found audiences during the pandemic.

#bell-house-brooklyn-ny-bar, #content-type-personal-profile, #dancing, #heffington-ryan-1973, #instagram-inc, #july-miranda, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #search-party-tv-program, #tiktok-bytedance, #trimbur-angela, #wood-evan-rachel

Florida Girl Arrested Over Threats She Didn’t Make Sues Her School

Nia Whims, 13, was held in juvenile detention for 11 days after a classmate impersonated her on Instagram. Information proving her innocence was “available at the press of a button,” a lawsuit claims.

#broward-county-fla, #bullies, #charter-schools, #florida, #impostors-criminal, #instagram-inc, #meta-platforms-inc, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #social-media, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #threats-and-threatening-messages, #whims-nia

TikTok Star Ava Majury Discovers the Dark Side of Fame

Their daughter’s online venture plunged a Florida family into a nightmare, but they decided not to pull the plug.

#facebook-inc, #instagram-inc, #meta-platforms-inc, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #social-media, #stalking-crime, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #tiktok-bytedance

When the Parenting Never Stops

A new book focuses on “difficult adult children,” offspring who need complex help into their later lives.

#instagram-inc, #internal-sub-only-nl, #mental-health-and-disorders, #national-alliance-for-caregiving, #parenting

Yes, There’s a Romance to Marriage

And parenthood doesn’t have to be where passion goes to die.

#dating-and-relationships, #foreverland-on-the-divine-tedium-of-marriage-book, #instagram-inc, #internal-sub-only-nl, #marriages, #parenting, #real-housewives-tv-program, #valentines-day

The New N-Word Standard Isn’t Progress

It’s time to reclaim the use/mention distinction.

#instagram-inc, #internal-sub-only-nl, #podcasts, #race-and-ethnicity, #rogan-joe

Julian Shapiro-Barnum interviews kids for his social media sensation “Recess Therapy.”

Julian Shapiro-Barnum interviews kids for his social media sensation “Recess Therapy.”

#art, #brooklyn-nyc, #children-and-childhood, #content-type-personal-profile, #instagram-inc, #parenting, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #recess-therapy-web-original-program, #shapiro-barnum-julian, #social-media, #youtube-com

Facebook’s Failures of Invention

We’re seeing the limits of Facebook’s strategy to buy or copy other people’s best ideas.

#computers-and-the-internet, #facebook-inc, #instagram-inc, #meta-platforms-inc, #metaverse-internet, #mobile-applications, #news-and-news-media, #snap-inc, #social-media, #start-ups, #zuckerberg-mark-e

‘Mask or Vax’ Rule Lifted, but That Doesn’t Mean No Masks

Gov. Kathy Hochul said the indoor mask mandate for businesses would expire today. Other states loosened pandemic rules, deepening confusion about what is and is not required.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hochul-kathleen-c, #instagram-inc, #masks, #new-york-city, #reservations-airlines-hotels-etc, #restaurants, #shutdowns-institutional, #sreparplarn-sirichai, #ugly-baby-brooklyn-ny-restaurant, #vaccination-and-immunization

Book Banning Is About the Illusion of Parental Control

If students really want to read “Maus,” they’ll find a way.

#american-library-assn, #books-and-literature, #censorship, #instagram-inc, #internal-sub-only-nl, #maus-book, #mcminn-county-tenn, #moral-majority, #school-boards

How Instagram, FedEx and Wordle Hook You

The brand architect Debbie Millman says it’s all about design.

#computer-and-video-games, #computers-and-the-internet, #facebook-inc, #fashion-and-apparel, #instagram-inc, #meta-platforms-inc, #social-media

6 Reasons Meta Is in Trouble

The company formerly known as Facebook has hit major turbulence as it suffered its biggest one-day wipeout ever.

#antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #apple-inc, #company-reports, #computers-and-the-internet, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #facebook-inc, #google-inc, #instagram-inc, #instant-messaging, #meta-platforms-inc, #metaverse-internet, #mobile-applications, #online-advertising, #social-media, #virtual-reality-computers, #zuckerberg-mark-e

Art School Looked Like a Lot of Fun In the ’90s

A homage to a predigital era has popped up, as a crowdsourced art project that lives, paradoxically, on Instagram.

#art, #generation-x, #instagram-inc, #nineteen-hundred-nineties, #photography, #rhode-island-school-of-design

How Facebook Is Morphing Into Meta

Shifting a 68,000-person social networking company toward the theoretical metaverse has caused internal disruption and uncertainty.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #artificial-intelligence, #augmented-reality-computers, #bosworth-andrew-1982, #computers-and-the-internet, #engineering-and-engineers, #facebook-inc, #hiring-and-promotion, #innovation, #instagram-inc, #labor-and-jobs, #meta-platforms-inc, #metaverse-internet, #oculus-vr-inc, #social-media, #software, #virtual-reality-computers, #wearable-computing

Cookbooks Overboard? A Shipping Accident Delays Two Major Releases.

Thousands of copies of two highly anticipated cookbooks may have gone into the Atlantic Ocean in their containers, their authors say.

#atlantic-ocean, #books-and-literature, #clark-melissa, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #instagram-inc, #mason-hereford, #ships-and-shipping, #ten-speed-press

What Does ‘a Desk for Working Parents’ Mean?

Baby steps.

#desks, #instagram-inc, #internal-sub-only-nl, #libraries-and-librarians, #michigan, #parenting, #social-media, #twitter, #virginia

The Narcotic Pleasures of #Cleantok

Why is it so calming to watch someone organizing a fridge?

#amazon-com-inc, #instagram-inc, #internal-sub-only-nl, #kondo-marie, #parenting, #tiktok-bytedance, #walmart-stores-inc

Your Kid’s Existential Dread Is Normal

It’s part of growing up, even if it’s pandemic-tinged.

#children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #instagram-inc, #internal-sub-only-nl, #parenting, #ussr-former-soviet-union

How Big Sports Leagues Are Trying to Woo the Gamer Generation

Here’s what sports marketers are doing to win back a lost generation and save the future of fandom.

#baseball, #basketball, #blevins-tyler-1991, #charlotte-hornets, #computer-and-video-games, #computers-and-the-internet, #cortez-jhay-singer, #detroit-lions, #e-sports, #fans-persons, #football, #fortnite-video-game, #generation-z, #instagram-inc, #major-league-baseball, #national-basketball-assn, #national-football-league, #nba-2k-video-game, #new-england-patriots, #overwatch-video-game, #roblox-video-game, #tiktok-bytedance, #twitch-interactive-inc, #twitter, #youtube-com

Britney Spears Has Always Fought Back. By Dancing.

Before, during and now after the conservatorship that oversaw her life for 13 years, the pop star has used dance to assert her power and connect with her audience.

#dancing, #instagram-inc, #pop-and-rock-music, #spears-britney

How the Copycats Came for Clubhouse

The company showed that people would flock to an audio-only social media app. Can it fend off the imitators?

#agrawal-parag, #clubhouse-mobile-app, #computers-and-the-internet, #instagram-inc, #mobile-applications, #snap-inc, #social-media, #start-ups, #twitter

Retailers Find TikTok a ‘Sunny Place’ for Advertising

Brands are flocking to the platform like never before, drawn by its more than 1 billion users and its algorithm, which can make an ad seem like just another video.

#advertising-and-marketing, #generation-z, #instagram-inc, #online-advertising, #shopping-and-retail, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance