Pew Research: 73% of US adults use YouTube, while 68% use Facebook

The Pew Research Center’s surveys of Americans are well-respected, so its new study of social-media habits is well worth perusing today, to see some of the trends at work. Facebook remains the top platform overall, used by 68% of American adults according to the survey, with around three quarters of them logging in every day. […]

Twitter reports a quarterly profit for the first time

Shock news! A social network that isn’t Facebook *can* be profitable after all. Twitter’s latest quarterly financials included an important milestone for the company: its first quarter in the black. The company’s revenues of $732m in the fourth quarter of 2017 were up 2% year-on-year, but it flipped from a net loss of $167m in […]

K-Pop band BTS are world-record breakers on Twitter

South Korean boy-band BTS made a splash at the American Music Awards last weekend, and now they’re breaking records on Twitter too. They’ve been included in this year’s Guinness Book of World Records for “having the world’s most Twitter engagements for a music group”. Dedication’s what they needed for that. The post K-Pop band BTS […]

Twitter rolls out 280-character limit more widely

Given everything else that’s going on in the world, you’d hope people won’t get too carried away getting angry about Twitter doubling the character limit in its posts. Having tested a new 280-character limit earlier this year, the feature has now rolled out to everyone bar Japanese, Korean and Chinese users, for whom Twitter says […]

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