Here are the inner workings of YouTube recommendation engine’s accuracy

How many times have you found new or engaging content while clicking on recommended videos on YouTube? Recommendations may or may not have the majority user vote, but a lot of thought has gone into developing the algorithm that makes these suggestions to users, a top executive said on Wednesday. Reiterating …

What happens to your life stories if you delete your Facebook account?

If the latest deluge of Facebook controversies has you ready to kick the app to the digital curb, you are not alone. There are plenty of good guides out there on how to do it right. Even Facebook makes it pretty easy to understand the nuances of saying “see ya later” (deactivating) or …

TikTok emerges as most downloaded non-gaming app worldwide for Sep

Short video platform TikTok emerged as the most downloaded non-gaming app worldwide for September 2021 with more than 59 million installs. According to Sensor Tower, the countries with the largest number installs were from Douyin in China at 16 per cent, followed by the US at 12 per cent. …

Instagram testing feature to notify users of outage or issue inside app

(Reuters) -Facebook Inc’s Instagram said on Monday it is testing a feature to notify users of outages or technical issues directly on the photo-sharing app, days after two outages disrupted the social media giant’s services. The test will run in the United States and will go on for a few months, …

Instagram to roll out 2 tools to protect teens from harmful posts

Facebook-owned Instagram would soon roll out two new tools to safeguard teenagers from harmful content, after whistleblower Frances Haugen testified last week before the US Congress that Instagram can have a negative effect on the mental health of teenagers. Facebook’s Vice President of global affairs Nick Clegg, appearing on CNN’s State …

Facebook Messenger, Instagram facing issues for second time in a week

(Reuters) -Facebook Inc confirmed on Friday that some users were having trouble accessing its apps and services, days after the social media giant suffered a six-hour outage triggered by an error during routine maintenance on its network of data centers. Some users were unable to load their Instagram feeds, while others …

Facebook blames outage on error during routine maintenance

The global outage that knocked Facebook and its other platforms offline for hours was caused by an error during routine maintenance, the company said. Santosh Janardhan, Facebook’s vice president of infrastructure, said in a blog post that Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp going dark was caused not by malicious activity, but an …

Snapchat was the biggest winner the day Facebook’s services went down

Snapchat use surged more than 20% after Facebook Inc.’s services went down for six hours Monday, the biggest winner among rival apps during the U.S. social media giant’s worst outage in years. Facebook blamed network configuration glitches for immobilizing a suite of apps from Messenger to Instagram and driving some of …

Short-form video consumption to reach 650 mn users in India by 2025

As online video consumption explodes in a mobile-first country, three in four Internet users — or 600 to 650 million Indians — will consume short-form videos by 2025, with active users spending upto 55 to 60 minutes of this per day, a new report showed on Wednesday. India’s online video user …

Facebook blames ‘faulty configuration change’ for nearly six-hour outage

Facebook Inc blamed a “faulty configuration change” for a nearly six-hour outage on Monday that prevented the company’s 3.5 billion users from accessing its social media and messaging services such as WhatsApp, Instagram and Messenger. The company in a late Monday blog post did not specify who executed the configuration change …