Twitter doesn't want to be a 'Social Networking' app anymore

It's very tempting to read into this: on the iOS App Store, Twitter is now categorizing itself as a "News" app instead of a "Social Networking" app. So excuse me while I give in to temptation. Sarah Perez over at TechCrunch has a very cogent and level-headed analysis of why this should help Twitter's download numbers and overall rankings. You should read it, then come on back here for the schadenfreude that inevitably follows every single moment in Twitter's long history of trying do define and / or redefine itself.

Survey says Canadians don’t trust social media, despite being one of its biggest users

While social media has become a constant in the everyday lives of Canadians, they seem to have some trust issues with their favourite platforms.

According to a report by the Globe and Mail on a survey to be released by Environics Communications tomorrow, social media companies are among the least trusted industries by Canadians.

Respondents were asked to rate businesses on a trustworthiness scale of one to seven and just 26 percent of Canadians gave social media companies a rating above five.

14 reasons why Twitter is the best social networking site there is

With technology developing as it is, and social media being the most popular form of online communication for most people, there is certainly no shortage of platforms in which to share, explore and communicate.
We all have our favourites and each one brings its own unique feature to the table.
Facebook keeps you connected with friends, Twitter allows you to interact with strangers and Instagram gives you the opportunity to share pictures of avocados with both.

Is social media making us IMMORAL? Short bursts of Twitter, Facebook and Instagram use may be harming people's judgement

It is often blamed for weakening friendships and ruining our communication skills, but social media may also be making us immoral, according to a new study.

Researchers have found people who text or use social media most often were also less likely to set themselves morally shallow life goals.
The findings suggest that while social media sites like Twitter and Facebook are often used for outbursts of moral outrage, the act of using them in the first place may be shifting our guiding principles.


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