Make Facebook Great Again!

About This Episode

"#Election2016" has come and gone, and one thing is certain: social media has become absolutely integral to our lives. Sadly, as algorithms have learned more about us, our social media feeds have slowly closed us off to opposing viewpoints. Yet, as Facebook and Twitter become ever more important as sources of news, Instagram and Snapchat evolve to become better tools for content creation and curation.

Overall, it's obvious that social media is here to stay and its implications go far beyond simply staying in touch with loved ones. At a bare minimum, we can be sure that Snapchat will continue to deliver ever more elaborate filters for us hide behind.

Links

  • Facebook, in Cross Hairs After Election, Is Said to Question Its Influence - The New York Times

  • Facebook Messenger public chats arrive in two countries - Engadget
    Instagram gets ready to go Live with video - Financial Times

  • Instagram stories now have mentions, links, and Boomerangs - The Verge

  • Twitter in talks to sell Vine - Variety

  • Snap Spectacles are here and they are ridiculously fun - The Verge

  • Snapchat's new World Lenses might show what its like to use Snap Spectacles - Quartz