Wattpad’s takeover spells big opportunities for aspiring writers

Wattpad’s takeover spells big opportunities for aspiring writers

Wattpad - the user-generated publishing app providing big-time opportunities to aspiring writers - is set for a huge year, with a purported $600 million buyout almost doubling its community in size. It’s safe to say seniors at Wattpad aren’t exactly lacking in ambition. In 2020, the self-publishing company outlined its desire...

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TikTok to support its Black creators with new incubator program

TikTok to support its Black creators with new incubator program

In lieu of broader efforts to ensure greater diversity and representation on the platform, TikTok has launched its Black Creators program for 2021. With the Black Lives Matter movement reaching a fever pitch of momentum in 2020, the biggest social media platforms are finally understanding the importance of providing all...

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Invite-only social app Clubhouse to become a hit with Gen Z?

Invite-only social app Clubhouse to become a hit with Gen Z?

Clubhouse, a ‘spontaneous’ chatroom app, is trading its influencer exclusivity for a full-scale public rollout this year, and it’s set to be a real hit with Gen Z. Social tech fanatics who keep up to date with the newest apps will know all about Clubhouse, the ambitious social network focused on live chat rooms. Chances are they won’t have had to chance to use it yet, though. Built on exclusivity, Clubhouse...

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How to optimise Facebook to better your mental health

How to optimise Facebook to better your mental health

Prolonged Facebook use can cause unwanted stress and anxiety, but there are ways to change the experience to better suit your needs. Facebook has become a social media dinosaur over the last five years or so. Where once it was at the cutting edge of teenage and twenty-something online interaction, it has steadily gathered a reputation for being a fake news rollout machine that can significantly disrupt the status quo and...

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Illicit apps promoting Covid-19 parties are finally being pulled

Illicit apps promoting Covid-19 parties are finally being pulled

Brought to light by a reporter on Twitter, a controversial phone app that connected cooped up socialites at nearby ‘pandemic parties’ has finally been pulled. An app that promoted and claimed to host illegal parties during lockdown has this week been ousted from iOS, and efforts have been elevated to upend plans of this nefarious variety altogether. Vybe Together, whose slogan happened to be ‘Get your party on, Get your rebel...

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Instagram ups its creative tools for Reels and Stories

Instagram ups its creative tools for Reels and Stories

Following on from September’s convenient updates, Instagram is swiftly rolling out the next batch of creative features for Reels and Stories. It’s no secret that Instagram is dead set on challenging TikTok to become numero uno in the vertical video space, and this week’s tweaks to Reels and Stories, minor as they may be, are designed to maximise users’ creative options on the platform. Having drastically improved the trimming and deletion...

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