Category Archives: Social Media

Trump Approves TikTok With California Based Company Oracle

tiktok oracleDonald Trump has approved a deal which will see Oracle lead a coalition to buy TikTok from Chinese company ByteDance.

Last month Trump ordered that ByteDance sell TikTok, or else it would be shut down in the United States. About 100 million Americans use TikTok and U.S. officials have expressed concern about user data and the potential for China to access that data.

On Saturday, shortly before departing for a campaign rally in North Carolina, the president said he had given the green light to an offer made by California-based Oracle, working in a partnership with Walmart. ‘I have given the deal my blessing,’ he said, adding that the agreement ‘will have nothing to do with China.’ He continued: ‘It’ll be totally secure, that’s part of the deal.’

TikTok, known in China as Douyin is a Chinese video-sharing social networking service owned by ByteDance, a Beijing-based Internet technology company founded in 2012 by Zhang Yiming. It is used to create short music, lip-sync, dance, comedy and talent videos of 3 to 15 seconds, and short looping videos of 3 to 60 seconds. ByteDance first launched Douyin for the Chinese market in September 2016. Later, TikTok was launched in 2017 for iOS and Android in most markets outside of mainland China; however, it only became available worldwide, including the United States, after merging with another Chinese social media service Musical.ly on 2 August 2018.

Jessica Mulroney Steps Down from Shoebox Charity Board of Directors

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The Shoebox Charity Project for Shelters is a Canadian registered charity based in Toronto, Ontario. It is nationally supported by Dream.

The Shoebox Charity Organization collects and distributes shoeboxes filled by volunteer donors with essential and small luxury items for women who are homeless or at-risk of homelessness in communities across Canada and the United States.

Instagram CEO Adam Mosseri Announces “No More Likes”

Instagram removes like button

Instagram is getting rid of its “like” feature.

Now before you all start getting bent out of shape….. Instagram users,  it’s going to be on a trial basis and will not affect all users.

IG CEO Adam Mosseri made the announcement during WIRED25 is a two-day WIRED event Nov 8-9 in San Francisco which focuses on experiences and conversations about the future and the use of tech for good.

Donald Trump Tweets No G-7 Summit at my Resort

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President “The Donald” Trump announced on Saturday that the United States would not host next year’s Group of Seven (G-7) summit.

The G-7 Summit was set to take place at his Doral resort. Wah Wah Wah Wah Wah!

Trumps decision comes after intense backlash from Democrats, ethics watchdogs and some Republican lawmakers.

Instagram Deletes and Flags Shirtless Boy’s With Long Hair

Instagram deletes long hair boy

Moms are posting the hashtag “#longhairedboyrevolution” in protest against Instagram.

The social media site, Instagram, which is owned by Facebook has been flagging and deleting photographs of long-haired, shirtless boys because its algorithms are mistaking them for girls.

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