From the monthly archives:

May 2017

Facebook may be the world's largest social-media platform, but there is one significant place where it still falls short, and that is video. YouTube still holds the record in that category, with more than 1 billion hours of video watched every day -- 10 times what Facebook generates. The giant social network didn't get where…
As Snap tries to outrun competitors like Instagram, which is busy copying every feature it has, the company behind the popular Snapchat messaging app is having to keep pushing the goalposts further down the field. Its latest big push is TV-style video. Snap has been experimenting with short-form video "shows" for some time now, including…
Studies have found that trust in the media is not only extremely low, but falling. A new report from the American Press Institute, however, suggests that the answer to surveys about trust and the media can change a lot depending on how the questions are phrased. The study was done as part of the Media…
The more Facebook tries to move beyond its original role as a social network for sharing family photos and other ephemera, the more it finds itself in an ethical minefield, torn between its desire to improve the world and its need to curb certain kinds of speech. The tension between these two forces has never…
Even an inexperienced movie director would have said the symbolism was too heavy-handed. When the screening of a Netflix-backed movie started on Thursday night at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival, the aspect ratio was wrong, so large parts of the film couldn't be seen. The problem was quickly corrected, and the Festival said it was…