Stuff.co.nz - Social Networking
What gets Twitter users more excited than a year's supply of Wendy's chicken nuggets? Apparently cold, hard cash.
Every December, Facebook shows each of its 2.4bn users a personalised video of their "year in review". Its algorithms try to pick their happiest photos and fondest memories - birthdays, marriages, new family members - to remind them that it has been there for all their best moments.
Everything from curated brownies to bamboo toothbrushes is winging its way to doorsteps across the country.
Tumblr announced Monday (Tuesday NZ time) that it will ban nearly all nudity from its platform, ending one of social media's last major refuges for explicit sexual images.
OPINION: Dear old Facebook. Everybody's friend, with only the shortest list of shortcomings such as paying way too little tax and doing nothing to stop the spread of outright lies and causing political harm and being the vehicle for genocide in Myanmar and possibly presenting an existential threat to journalism and democracy.
Scaremongering on social media is putting parents off vaccinating their children, a top expert has warned.
Facebook users worldwide went into meltdown after the popular social media site crashed on Sunday afternoon.
An Auckland photographer ended up creating his own Facebook group after being kicked out of others for posting photos.
Facebook is banning accounts and pages associated with the Proud Boys, a far-right extremist group whose members assaulted protesters in New York City in the US earlier in October.
A group of girls leaving hate notes as part of their end-of-year prank have been caught in the act thanks to their Snapchat bitmoji.
The Facebook video is nuts, but I can't tear my eyes away. A plane, struggling in a huge storm, does a 360-degree flip before safely landing and letting out terrified passengers.
Police are advising parents to keep a close eye on their children's social media activity after a series of suspicious posts by a man offering money to children were made on community pages in Wellington and Auckland.
Google said it found a "software glitch" in its Google+ social network in March that could have exposed the personal data of as many as half a million users, but decided not to tell the public until Monday (Tuesday NZT).
Over the weekend, you might have seen a wave of panicked friends in your Facebook news feeds posting warnings: Their accounts were hacked, don't accept friend requests from their accounts. Or maybe, even more alarming, you received a private message warning you that your account had been compromised.
A Blenheim mother whose son was conned into sending nude pictures of himself to a fake Facebook account has warned parents that other teenagers have also been caught up in the cyber sting.