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[OPINYON] Ang silbi ng social media troll

Jan 17, 2019 - 6:00 PM

Ang mas malaking usapin ay hindi ang pamemeke.... Ang mas malaking usapin ay dahil maraming naniniwala sa pineke o retokadong impormasyon

[OPINION] What's the right thing to do? #DeleteFacebook

Jan 15, 2019 - 11:30 AM

Facebook will not change unless we change

Twitter to test new features encouraging conversations

Jan 09, 2019 - 4:00 PM

The features include online status indicators and 'ice breaker' tweets

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These issues made headlines in 2018… and netizens were 'shookt'

Dec 29, 2018 - 8:28 PM

Mocha Uson, Imelda Marcos, and the revocation of Rappler's license to operate are among the most talked about issues on social media in the Philippines in 2018

[OPINYON] Kung saan na naghahalo ang balat sa tinalupan

Dec 28, 2018 - 1:30 PM

Sa taong ito, 2018, higit kailanman, naging lubhang kritikal ang ginampanan ng social media para sa daily dose ng impormasyon (at disimpormasyon) ng marami sa atin

10 striking sports moments on social media in 2018

Dec 26, 2018 - 7:02 PM

From the shocking 'basketbrawl' to the inclusion of esports as a medal event in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games, here's a roundup of the most interacted sports events on Rappler's social media accounts this year

Key changes from social media platforms in 2018

Dec 26, 2018 - 3:54 PM

We take a look back on the most interesting changes introduced in some of our frequently used platforms

SOCIAL NETWORKS. Photo by Chandan Khanna/AFP


3 ways Facebook and other social media companies could clean up their acts

Dec 23, 2018 - 12:20 PM

Social media companies could stop allowing their ad services to be used as freewheeling experimental laboratories for examining their users’ psyches, US communication and journalism professors suggest

SOCIAL MEDIA. This photo illustration taken on March 22, 2018 shows apps for Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and other social networks on a smartphone in New Delhi. Photo by Chandan Khanna/AFP


A Christmas wish list for the naughty boys and girls of Woke Twitter

Dec 21, 2018 - 5:12 PM

What’s the point, after all, of bullying the bully?

Twitter in 2018: Removing dubious accounts, rethinking incentives

Dec 19, 2018 - 7:05 AM

After social media platforms were used to manipulate elections around the world, Twitter spends 2018 cleaning up spammy accounts and talking to US legislators and users about how to move forward

Trump accuses Facebook, Twitter, Google of Democrat bias

Dec 18, 2018 - 11:38 PM

Twitter says in a statement it has been working to weed out accounts that hide a user's true identity or seek to manipulate the platform

MAD. File photo of US President Donald Trump speaking to the press at the White House in Washington, DC. Photo by Nicholas Kamm/AFP

Fake news, real women: Disinformation gone macho

Dec 15, 2018 - 9:52 AM

When disinformation is weaponized against women, misogyny rears its ugly head

New study shows how PH extremist groups use social media to recruit

Dec 13, 2018 - 4:20 PM

Recruitment efforts and violent extremist messaging are organic and localized, and exploit 'hot button' issues like the Mindanao peace process and alleged military abuses, according to a study

Social media platforms urged to be 'better gatekeepers'

Dec 09, 2018 - 6:52 PM

Social media has its pros and cons – providing a platform for the marginalized, yet paving the way for others to abuse its vast space and wide reach

Tumblr to ban adult content starting December 17

Dec 04, 2018 - 8:17 AM

Tumblr CEO Jeff D'Onofrio explains the move to ban adult content was weighed in relation to Tumblr's potential impact 'across different age groups, cultures and mindsets'

China's Weibo eyes global expansion, foreign-language products

Nov 30, 2018 - 4:05 PM

Weibo, the Twitter-style platform, has long been prominent in China. It now wants to reach Chinese audiences overseas.

Senate panels back gov't shutdown of social media accounts

Nov 27, 2018 - 1:51 PM

(UPDATED) The National Intelligence Coordinating Agency, under the Office of the President, wants the DICT to be authorized to shut down social media accounts that are deemed 'inimical to national interest'

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[OPINYON] Ang maging manunulat sa panahon ng smarter-than-user smartphone

Nov 27, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Wala na yatang nakaaalala na ang buwan ng Nobyembre ay Reading Month – kung paanong wala na ring nakakaalala kung paano magbasa nang marubdob, lalo na sa kagubatan ng social media

Instagram follower count appearing de-emphasized in redesign tests

Nov 23, 2018 - 3:07 PM

Like Twitter, the image-sharing platform may be pushing for people to not boost their follower counts

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'Relatively few' Twitter bots responsible for spreading misinformation – study

Nov 22, 2018 - 4:48 PM

Researchers from Indiana University in the US and the National University of Defense Technology in China analyze 14 million messages spreading 400 thousand articles on Twitter during 10 months in 2016 and 2017

Facebook rollout of political ad transparency report in PH uncertain

Nov 22, 2018 - 2:16 PM

(UPDATED) Facebook's political ad transparency reports are currently only active in the US, the United Kingdom, and Brazil

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Facebook's Zuckerberg says he is not considering resigning

Nov 21, 2018 - 3:32 PM

'That's not the plan,' Zuckerberg tells CNN Business when asked if he would consider stepping down as chairman

FACEBOOK'S CHAIRMAN. In this file photo, the chief executive officer and founder of Facebook attends the fourth day of the annual Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference, July 14, 2017 in Sun Valley, Idaho. File photo by Drew Angerer/AFP

How to check how long you've been spending on Facebook's app

Nov 21, 2018 - 1:55 PM

Here’s how you can access the new feature that lets you track the time you spend on the social network

Facebook says services tripped up by server problem

Nov 21, 2018 - 11:54 AM

It is the second instance in the past two weeks in which technical issues appeared to affect access to Facebook

Instagram ousting fake followers from accounts

Nov 20, 2018 - 10:37 AM

The crackdown comes as Instagram parent Facebook strives to assure people that the leading social network and its services can be trusted

Why Winnie the Pooh is popping up on your social media feeds

Nov 19, 2018 - 8:24 PM

Users change their profile pictures on social media to the adorable yellow bear ahead of Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to the Philippines

NOT IN CHINA. The beloved Hundred Acre Wood character isn't so welcome in China. Screengrab from Facebook/WinniethePooh

Netizens on possible removal of subjects in college: ‘Bakit pati Constitution?’

Nov 19, 2018 - 8:16 PM

The 1987 Constitution says ‘all educational institutions shall include the study of the Constitution as part of the curricula’

Celebs, politicians on 'Ang Probinsyano': It's fiction

Nov 19, 2018 - 1:02 PM

What's your take on the issue?

5 tips to help you on the journey to professional YouTubing

Nov 19, 2018 - 9:31 AM

Here's a quick roundup of tips for getting off the ground when starting your own YouTube channel

SO YOU WANNA BE A YOUTUBER. Jolly Estaris leads a session offering tips to prospective YouTubers in getting off the ground. Screenshot from YouTube.

Facebook News Feed suffers outage

Nov 18, 2018 - 1:05 PM

(UPDATED) 'Something went wrong. Try refreshing this page.'

'All you have to do is start': Bloggers on content creation in the social media age

Nov 17, 2018 - 7:00 PM

Panelists Noemi Lardizabal Dado, Kenneth Surat, and Mark Macanas discuss the history of blogging and the rise of social media, the advent of monetization, and some tips for aspiring content makers

TALKING ABOUT CONTENT CREATION. Panel host Ace Gapuz speaks with bloggers Noemi Lardizabal Dado, Kenneth Surat, and Mark Macanas on making content. Screenshot from YouTube.

The Hidden Good pushes social media as a positive force for action

Nov 17, 2018 - 1:43 PM

Jiezhen Wu believes social media can help shine a light on the hidden good in the world

THE HIDDEN GOOD. Jiezhen Wu discusses using social media for social good at Social Media Week Manila 2018. Photo by Rappler

Facebook vulnerability could have allowed sites to see users' interests

Nov 15, 2018 - 12:16 PM

The social media company has since patched the bug


Facebook vulnerability could have let websites obtain users' interests

Nov 14, 2018 - 1:54 PM

Facebook has since patched the bug. The bug itself is not unique to Facebook, but the social network remains a target due to its standing and the data it has available.

Did Grace Poe tap Marcos 'social media strategist' Franco Mabanta as consultant?

Nov 13, 2018 - 3:52 PM

The office of Senator Grace Poe denies that she enlisted the services of self-proclaimed social media strategist Franco Mabanta

CLIENT? The office of Senator Grace Poe denies getting the service of Franco Mabanta, the 'social media strategist' of Bongbong Marcos. Photo from Franco Mabanta's Instagram

Behold, an emotional meter based on the air we breathe

Nov 04, 2018 - 11:00 AM

Scientists have been sniffing the trail of the science behind the smell of human emotions

Trump complains about Twitter removing his followers

Oct 27, 2018 - 12:13 AM

Trump, who has some 55 million Twitter followers, revived his argument about 'bias' by internet firms in a morning tweet that suggested growth in his network was slowing

Social Media Week 2018 comes to Manila

Oct 26, 2018 - 3:54 PM

Social Media Week is a premier digital conference and industry news platform for media, marketing, and technology professionals

Social media in the spotlight in Brazil presidential race

Oct 24, 2018 - 4:57 PM

Facebook and its WhatsApp messenger service are in the spotlight for being used in disinformation trafficking

FAKE NEWS FIGHTING. Students of Unified Educational Centers (CEU) attend a lesson on 'Fake News: access, security and veracity of information', in Sao Paulo, Brazil on June 21, 2018.  File photo Miguel Schincariol/AFP

Facebook report shows backers of U.S. political ads

Oct 24, 2018 - 12:41 PM

In the US, the report shows that just shy of $256.4 million was spent on nearly 1.7 million politically-oriented ads archived since May of this year

Illustration from Facebook


Trillanes scores victory, Sagay massacre, social media users | Evening wRap

Oct 22, 2018 - 10:10 PM

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Over 3.4 billion people actively use social media – report

Oct 22, 2018 - 1:58 PM

Around 320 million people signed up for social media since September last year which accounted for a 10% growth in users

The perils of Facebook’s pivot to video

Oct 22, 2018 - 10:09 AM

How Facebook video's shifting algorithms and undisclosed discrepancies hurt advertisers and publishers alike

[OPINYON] Yogyakarta Diaries: Pero binabagabag pa rin ako ng komedya sa Pilipinas

Oct 14, 2018 - 8:00 AM

Mabubusog na naman tayo sa pangako habang paparami nang paparami ang nahihirapang tugunan ang totoong pagkagutom

Facebook says hackers accessed data of 29M users

Oct 13, 2018 - 5:15 PM

Facebook says the hackers accessed the names, phone numbers, and email addresses of 15 million users. For another 14 million people, the attack was potentially more damaging.

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Google+ to shut down after vulnerability exposes 500,000 users

Oct 09, 2018 - 3:27 PM

The company did not immediately disclose the bug in fear of regulation from lawmakers, reports say

Snapchat CEO lays out 2019 plans in leaked memo

Oct 08, 2018 - 3:44 PM

Evan Spiegel, Snapchat's CEO, says they 'rushed' the controversial redesign and must now shift focus back to the speed of the platform

SNAPCHAT. This file photo taken on January 02, 2014 shows the logo of mobile app Snapchat displayed on a tablet on January 2, 2014 in Paris. File photo by Lionel Bonaventure/ AFP

License to kill, Palparan in bilibid, social media moderators | Midday wRap

Oct 04, 2018 - 1:53 PM

Watch Rappler’s Midday newscast with Quita Chuatico

Instagram was temporarily down in some parts of the world

Oct 03, 2018 - 4:18 PM

(UPDATED) Those who attempted to use the app were not able to see their profiles properly, and a 'Cannot refresh feed' error showed. On the web version, the site showed a '5XX Server Error' message.

Why do so many people fall for fake profiles online?

Sep 30, 2018 - 12:03 PM

Mistakenly thinking each friend request has come from a real person may cause people to accept friend requests simply to be polite and not hurt someone else’s feelings