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

Brands 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

How the Copy Cats 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

Her Instagram Handle Was ‘Metaverse.’ Last Month, It Vanished.

Five days after Facebook changed its name to Meta, an Australian artist found herself blocked, with seemingly no recourse, from an account documenting nearly a decade of her life and work.

#augmented-reality-computers, #australia, #facebook-inc, #instagram-inc, #meta-platforms-inc, #names-organizational, #social-media, #zuckerberg-mark-e

Lawmakers Urge Instagram’s Adam Mosseri to Better Protect Children

Adam Mosseri, the company’s leader, was asked to appear before a Senate panel after internal research leaked that said the app had a toxic effect on some teenagers.

#children-and-childhood, #instagram-inc, #meta-platforms-inc, #mobile-applications, #mosseri-adam, #politics-and-government, #social-media, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #united-states-politics-and-government

It’s a Christmas Sweater on a T. Rex: You Sure You Want to Call It Ugly?

The Natural History Museum in London outfitted its animatronic Tyrannosaurus rex in a colorful Christmas sweater.

#dinosaurs, #great-britain, #holidays-and-special-occasions, #instagram-inc, #london-england, #museums, #natural-history-museum-london, #paleontology

Instagram Parental Controls Are Set Arrive in March

Adam Mosseri, the head of the company, is expected to face questions from lawmakers this week about whether social media harms children.

#children-and-childhood, #computers-and-the-internet, #facebook-inc, #haugen-frances, #instagram-inc, #meta-platforms-inc, #mobile-applications, #mosseri-adam, #social-media, #united-states-politics-and-government

Chanel, TikTok and the Beauty Advent Calendar Controversy

Some social media users are not feeling the Christmas spirit — or this box of mini lipsticks and branded stickers.

#advent-calendars, #chanel-sa, #cosmetics-and-toiletries, #instagram-inc, #luxury-goods-and-services, #perfumes-and-fragrances, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance, #your-feed-fashion

Emily Ratajkowski Doesn’t Want You to Look Away

The model on wielding beauty and power in the age of Instagram.

#audio-neutral-informative, #blurred-lines-song, #instagram-inc, #my-body-book, #ratajkowski-emily

Adam Mosseri, Instagram’s Head, Agrees to Testify Before Congress

This will be the first time Adam Mosseri, a trusted lieutenant to Mark Zuckerberg, will appear before lawmakers under oath.

#blumenthal-richard, #children-and-childhood, #davis-antigone, #facebook-inc, #haugen-frances, #instagram-inc, #instant-messaging, #meta-platforms-inc, #mobile-applications, #mosseri-adam, #senate, #social-media, #united-states-politics-and-government, #youth, #zuckerberg-mark-e

What’s One of the Most Dangerous Toys for Kids? The Internet.

Our kids are at the mercy of tech companies, with only an outdated law to protect them.

#computers-and-the-internet, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #facebook-inc, #instagram-inc, #privacy, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance, #your-feed-opinionvideo, #youth

Just How Optimized Can Your Life Be?

An app seeks the outermost limits of productivity.

#books-and-literature, #gladwell-malcolm, #how-to-do-nothing-book, #instagram-inc, #macfarquhar-larissa, #odell-jenny, #secondhand-time-the-last-of-the-soviets-book, #strangers-drowning-grappling-with-impossible-idealism-drastic-choices-and-the-overpowering-urge-to-help-book

Casa Magazines Has Seen It All

The West Village has changed a lot since the ’90s, but this palace of printed matter has remained a pillar of the neighborhood.

#content-type-personal-profile, #instagram-inc, #magazines, #social-media, #west-village-manhattan-ny

Meta plans to remove thousands of sensitive ad-targeting categories.

Ad buyers will no longer be able to use topics such as health, race or sexual orientation to target people with unwanted ads on Facebook or other Meta apps.

#advertising-and-marketing, #computers-and-the-internet, #discrimination, #facebook-inc, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #instagram-inc, #jews-and-judaism, #meta-platforms-inc, #online-advertising, #social-media

Facebook Faces New Antitrust Lawsuit

The suit, filed by the now defunct photo start-up Phhhoto, accused the social network of stalling on a deal and then putting it out of business.

#antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #computers-and-the-internet, #facebook-inc, #instagram-inc, #meta-platforms-inc, #mobile-applications, #reback-gary-l, #social-media, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #zuckerberg-mark-e

The Strange Effects of Putting an Ordinary Woman Into Glamorous Images

Celeste Barber’s Instagram elegantly prompts us to consider why we put so much stock in unrealistic imagery.

#barber-celeste-actor, #instagram-inc, #social-media, #women-and-girls

Facebook Changes Corporate Name to Meta

The social network, under fire for spreading misinformation and other issues, said the change was part of its bet on a next digital frontier called the “metaverse.”

#computers-and-the-internet, #facebook-inc, #instagram-inc, #mobile-applications, #names-organizational, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media, #whistle-blowers, #zuckerberg-mark-e

Facebook Profits Jump 17 Percent

The results in the latest quarter are a sign of the company’s financial strength as it faces a public relations crisis.

#company-reports, #computers-and-the-internet, #facebook-inc, #haugen-frances, #instagram-inc, #instant-messaging, #mobile-applications, #new-york-times, #social-media, #stocks-and-bonds, #wall-street-journal, #whatsapp-inc, #zuckerberg-mark-e

Key Takeaways From the Facebook Papers and Their Fallout

A look at a month of scrutiny and struggles for the social-networking giant.

#facebook-inc, #instagram-inc, #social-media

Facebook Debates What to Do With Its Like and Share Buttons

Likes and shares made the social media site what it is. Now, company documents show, it’s struggling to deal with their effects.

#anxiety-and-stress, #computers-and-the-internet, #conspiracy-theories, #corporate-social-responsibility, #facebook-inc, #friendship, #hate-speech, #haugen-frances, #instagram-inc, #mobile-applications, #online-advertising, #research, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media, #whistle-blowers, #zuckerberg-mark-e

Eating Disorders and Social Media Prove Difficult to Untangle

Social media platforms like TikTok and Instagram try to monitor for content related to the problem, but it is not always clear what to do about it.

#anorexia-nervosa, #computers-and-the-internet, #eating-disorders, #facebook-inc, #instagram-inc, #national-eating-disorders-assn, #snap-inc, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance, #twitch-interactive-inc, #twitter, #youth, #youtube-com

Online Furor Over a Student’s Hijab Engulfs a Liberal Town

A 7-year-old told her mother that she resisted a New Jersey teacher’s attempt to pull off her Muslim head covering. It spiraled from there.

#barbie-doll, #black-people, #computers-and-the-internet, #education-k-12, #fencing-sport, #foundation-for-individual-rights-in-education, #instagram-inc, #jews-and-judaism, #muhammad-ibtihaj, #muslim-americans, #muslim-veiling, #muslims-and-islam, #new-jersey, #race-and-ethnicity, #social-media, #tarver-robert-l-jr, #twitter

OnlyFans May Be a Refuge for Nude Fine Art

The Vienna Tourist Board has joined the adults-only site to display artworks that other social platforms have censored.

#art, #censorship, #facebook-inc, #instagram-inc, #leopold-museum, #onlyfans, #vienna-austria

‘History Will Not Be Kind to Senator Joe Manchin’

Readers criticize Mr. Manchin as someone putting his interests ahead of the country’s. Also: Racial equity in child care; a civil conversation; social media.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #black-people, #carbon-caps-and-emissions-trading-programs, #child-care, #children-and-childhood, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #instagram-inc, #manchin-joe-iii, #race-and-ethnicity, #social-media, #united-states-politics-and-government

Roblox, the Gaming Site, Wants to Grow Up Without Sacrificing Child Safety

The company, which went public earlier this year, has lessons for other internet outfits aiming to attract younger users even as its own audience gets older.

#computers-and-the-internet, #dave-baszucki, #facebook-inc, #instagram-inc, #roblox, #social-media

Instagram Struggles With Fears of Losing Its ‘Pipeline’: Young Users

The app, hailed as Facebook’s growth engine, has privately wrestled with retaining and engaging teenagers, according to internal documents.

#advertising-and-marketing, #children-and-childhood, #computers-and-the-internet, #corporate-social-responsibility, #facebook-inc, #instagram-inc, #mobile-applications, #mosseri-adam, #online-advertising, #snap-inc, #social-media, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #tiktok-bytedance, #youth, #zuckerberg-mark-e

Gadsby and Netflix Employees Pressure Executive Over Dave Chappelle Special

In a town-hall-style meeting on Friday, Ted Sarandos, a co-chief executive of Netflix, faced criticism from staff over Mr. Chappelle’s “The Closer.”

#chappelle-dave, #discrimination, #gadsby-hannah, #gay-and-lesbian-alliance-against-defamation, #hastings-reed, #hate-speech, #instagram-inc, #netflix-inc, #news-and-news-media, #sarandos-ted, #television, #transgender-and-transsexuals

Comedian Sydnee Washington on the Need for Jokes Now More Than Ever

When live performance moved online, Ms. Washington started a cooking show on Instagram. Now she’s back in front of audiences, who seem eager to hear jokes in person again.

#comedy-and-humor, #coronavirus-reopenings, #instagram-inc, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #social-media, #washington-sydnee

The Moral Panic Engulfing Instagram

Instagram may be harmful to teenagers — but people said that about rock, rap and video games, too.

#children-and-childhood, #facebook-inc, #haugen-frances, #instagram-inc, #research, #social-media, #teenagers-and-adolescence

The Truth About How Instagram Affects Teen Girls’ Body Image

You can’t blame social media for everything.

#instagram-inc, #internal-sub-only, #parenting

Facebook Whistleblower Fallout Prompts a Push to Calm Employees

Employees are divided over Frances Haugen, a former product manager who testified that the company was putting profit before safety.

#computers-and-the-internet, #corporate-social-responsibility, #facebook-inc, #haugen-frances, #instagram-inc, #labor-and-jobs, #social-media, #whistle-blowers, #zuckerberg-mark-e

Does Instagram Harm Girls? No One Actually Knows.

The findings of psychological research are inconclusive.

#facebook-inc, #haugen-frances, #instagram-inc, #mental-health-and-disorders, #social-media, #teenagers-and-adolescence

Shannen Doherty Reveals Ravages of Breast Cancer in Candid Photos

The actress, 50, who has Stage 4 cancer, said she posted the photos to help raise awareness about breast cancer prevention.

#actors-and-actresses, #beverly-hills-90210-tv-program, #breast-cancer, #chemotherapy, #doherty-shannen, #instagram-inc, #television

What Is Facebook Worth to Us?

All public policy is about tradeoffs. Tech regulation is no exception.

#computer-network-outages, #facebook-inc, #haugen-frances, #instagram-inc, #internal-sub-only, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #whatsapp-inc, #whistle-blowers, #zuckerberg-mark-e

For Teen Girls, Instagram Is a Cesspool

Facebook’s internal research suggesting that social media is harming teenage girls will not surprise anyone who is or has been a teenage girl.

#beauty-concept, #body-dysmorphic-disorder, #diet-and-nutrition, #eating-disorders, #facebook-inc, #instagram-inc, #social-media, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #women-and-girls

Facebook Was Down for a Few Hours. Should It Go Away Forever?

Leaked internal documents show that the world’s dependency on Facebook and its family of apps comes at a great cost.

#antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #computers-and-the-internet, #debatable, #facebook-inc, #instagram-inc, #social-media, #zuckerberg-mark-e

Facebook’s outage frustrates advertisers heading into the holiday season.

“There may be heads on pikes by the end of this,” one agency executive said.

#advertising-and-marketing, #computer-network-outages, #computers-and-the-internet, #facebook-inc, #haugen-frances, #instagram-inc, #online-advertising, #social-media

Facebook Senate Hearing: Teenage Girls and Social Media’s Effect

Among young people, the idea that Instagram can hurt someone’s self-image is widely discussed.

#beauty-concept, #colleges-and-universities, #computers-and-the-internet, #facebook-inc, #instagram-inc, #jealousy-and-envy, #research, #social-media, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #youth

Facebook’s Apps Went Down. The World Saw How Much It Runs on Them.

The outage disrupted the digital lives of small-business owners, politicians, aid workers and others. But for some, it was a welcome reprieve.

#antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #bogota-colombia, #brazil, #colombia, #computer-network-outages, #computers-and-the-internet, #facebook-inc, #instagram-inc, #instant-messaging, #latin-america, #manitoba-canada, #mexico, #mexico-city-mexico, #mobile-applications, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #rio-de-janeiro-brazil, #social-media, #whatsapp-inc

Facebook Apps Went Down for Hours Worldwide

When apps used by billions of people worldwide blinked out, lives were disrupted, businesses were cut off from customers — and some Facebook employees were locked out of their offices.

#computer-network-outages, #computers-and-the-internet, #facebook-inc, #instagram-inc, #instant-messaging, #mobile-applications, #social-media, #whatsapp-inc

Facebook Is Weaker Than We Knew

A trove of leaked documents, published by The Wall Street Journal, hints at a company whose best days are behind it.

#computers-and-the-internet, #facebook-inc, #instagram-inc, #mobile-applications, #news-and-news-media, #social-media, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #wall-street-journal

Whistle-Blower to Accuse Facebook of Contributing to Jan. 6 Riot, Memo Says

In an internal memo, Facebook defended itself and said that social media was not a primary cause of polarization.

#computers-and-the-internet, #facebook-inc, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #instagram-inc, #presidential-election-of-2020, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #united-states-politics-and-government, #whistle-blowers, #zuckerberg-mark-e

Will TikTok Make You Buy It?

Give any social media platform long enough, and it turns into a mall.

#advertising-and-marketing, #amazon-com-inc, #e-commerce, #instagram-inc, #shopify-inc, #shopping-and-retail, #snap-inc, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance

Facebook Struggles to Quell Uproar Over Instagram’s Effect on Teens

The social network has been all hands on deck as it grapples with revelations that it knew the harmful effects its Instagram photo-sharing app was having on teenagers.

#children-and-childhood, #computers-and-the-internet, #corporate-social-responsibility, #facebook-inc, #instagram-inc, #mobile-applications, #mosseri-adam, #research, #sandberg-sheryl-k, #social-media, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wall-street-journal, #whistle-blowers, #zuckerberg-mark-e

How I Knew I Needed to Quit Instagram

Just like with alcohol, social media left me feeling anxious and removed from myself.

#addiction-psychology, #alcohol-abuse, #anxiety-and-stress, #instagram-inc, #mental-health-and-disorders, #social-media

Why Everyone Is Always Giving Unsolicited Advice

And why, even though I hate it, small talk is so important.

#facebook-inc, #instagram-inc, #internal-sub-only, #landers-ann, #reddit-inc, #social-media, #sociology, #women-and-girls