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In China, You Can Go To College To Become a Social Media Influencer

An anonymous reader shares a report: As colleges around China approach their final few weeks before the winter break, frequent users of Douyin (TikTok's Chinese version) may have noticed a new type of post in their feeds: students asking for likes an.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotJan 14th, 2022

COVID Threatens to Bring a Wave of Hikikomori to America

We should work to protect others from falling into long-term social withdrawal -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com.....»»

Category: scienceSource:  sciamRelated News2 hr. 24 min. ago

Concept imagines new iOS design that shows why someone needs to call you in 2022

Phone calls are usually annoying and most people try not to answer, rather than picking up a random caller. With iMessage and many social networks, why would someone try to reach you with a call? With that in mind, a designer created a concept to im.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  9to5macRelated News2 hr. 26 min. ago

PSA: Twitter and TikTok are currently down for some users [U]

If you’ve been trying unsuccessfully to access Twitter or TikTok this Thursday night, you’re not alone. Both social networks are currently down for some users around the world. more… The post PSA: Twitter and TikTok are currently.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  9to5macRelated News2 hr. 26 min. ago

2022 Wagoneer rocks a high-end, vast interior while guzzling hydrocarbons

Luxurious interior and quiet ride combine with disappointing mileage. Enlarge / The 2022 Wagoneer. Uncooperative weather forced us to rely on Stellantis media images for this review. (credit: Stellantis) Even as the automotive.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News4 hr. 31 min. ago

BeReal is what "casual Instagram" wants to be

BeReal takes casual posting to the next level. Founded in 2020 by French entrepreneur Alexis Barreyat, BeReal was made in response to the current social media landscape. It's not like Instagram, where users can curate their feeds and edit their.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News19 hr. 58 min. ago

Facebook and Instagram are jumping on the NFT bandwagon, report claims

Facebook and Instagram might start letting users create, buy, and sell non-fungible tokens (NFTs), a new report claims. According to the Financial Times, Meta's social media companies are exploring the idea at the moment, however it's still at an ear.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News19 hr. 58 min. ago

Twitter makes it possible to link NFTs to profile pics (for a price)

Conspicuous consumption is now officially integrated into the Twitter app. The social media giant announced Thursday a new feature which lets paying Twitter Blue subscribers on iOS officially link non-fungible tokens to their profile pictures. Once d.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News19 hr. 58 min. ago

Looking for love on campus? Here are the best dating apps for college students.

We love a good party as much as anyone. But the logistics of trying to get to know someone in a packed basement over blaring trap music while someone does body shots in the corner are a bit challenging. It's not exactly the ideal environment for roma.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News19 hr. 58 min. ago

Twitter"s NFT profile pics are the new blue check

When I log onto Twitter, I'm always trying to make the experience more exclusionary, more capitalistic. I want it to be clear: Who on the platform has money to spend on silly things and who does not. I want a social media space that truly leans into.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News19 hr. 58 min. ago

YouTube TV is Getting The Weather Channel

The Weather Channel is coming to YouTube TV. Yep, that’s the word out of a deal announced today between Google and Allen Media Group (AMG). While talking up a cloud services agreement, the press release for the news also brought up the famed we.....»»

Category: mobileSource:  droidlifeRelated News19 hr. 59 min. ago

Security Flaws Seen In China"s Mandatory Olympics App For Athletes

schwit1 writes: The mandatory smartphone app that athletes will use to report health and travel data when they are in China for the Olympics next month has serious encryption flaws, according to a new report, raising security questions about the sys.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJan 21st, 2022

Rhino horn consumers reveal why a legal trade alone won"t save rhinos

Demand for rhino horn in Asian markets, especially Vietnam and China, has pushed the remaining rhino populations to the brink of extinction. In the past decade, nearly 10,000 rhinos were killed by poachers in Africa. The remaining rhino populations i.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 21st, 2022

Teleconnection from North Atlantic contributes to persistence of cold surges over South China Sea

Cold surge over the South China Sea is known as a typical but hazardous weather phenomenon during the boreal winter. It exhibits important socioeconomic effects on adjacent countries......»»

Category: topSource:  marketingvoxRelated NewsJan 21st, 2022

Savannas suffer greater loss and fragmentation than forests over 30 years in Yunnan

Savannas are ecosystems characterized by a ground layer dominated by grasses and an open canopy of trees that allows direct sun to penetrate to the understory. Several national environmental policies have been put in place in China aiming for landsca.....»»

Category: topSource:  marketingvoxRelated NewsJan 21st, 2022

OmniVision enhances CIS in car, security applications

China's IC design industry has grown rapidly over the past two decades, and has gained a significant position in some segments such as CMOS image sensor (CIS) chips. Its leading CIS vendor, OmniVision Technologies, now ranks together with Sony and Sa.....»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsJan 21st, 2022

Losing Apple might open new doors

At the end of 2021, China-based Luxshare Precision Industry announced it will invest CNY11 billion (US$1.7 billion) into expanding its mobile phone assembly production line by building a manufacturing facility the size of 40 football fields in Kunsha.....»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsJan 21st, 2022

Hisense releases in-house-developed 8K AI image quality chip

TV vendor Hisense has released the Hi-View HV8107, an in-house-developed AI image quality chip for 8K TVs and the first model of its kind ever developed by any China-based company, according to Hisense......»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsJan 21st, 2022

Latest COVID Surge Pushes Parents to Next-Level Stress

The new normal this winter is longer drives for kids’ tests, multiday waits for results, drug-store restock alerts and social media tips -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com.....»»

Category: scienceSource:  sciamRelated NewsJan 20th, 2022

Analysis of bankruptcy data reveals patterns that underscore broader social, economic trends

A new paper co-written by a University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign expert who studies consumer credit issues provides the first comprehensive overview of bankruptcy filers in more than 30 years, shining a spotlight on the economic stressors faced by.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 20th, 2022

Supply-side constraints to push up memory contract prices

DRAM and NAND flash contract prices are likely to rally sooner than previously expected, due to supply-side constraints arising from COVID-19 induced lockdowns in China, according to industry sources......»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsJan 20th, 2022