Social Media Daily News Roundup 11.03.19

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How TikTok Is Rewriting the World

TikTok will change the way your social media works — even if you’re avoiding it (New York Times)

Facebook's sudden embrace of privacy is nothing more than good business

It is easy to underestimate Mark Zuckerberg. Facebook’s 34-year-old chief executive does not come across as hard nosed, or ruthless, and when he talks about connecting people, he does so an optimistic tone that can appear impossibly naive. (Guardian)

Facebook bucks 'dark mode' trend with all-white interface

'Dark modes' are all the rage in 2019, with seemingly every app and operating system under the sun implementing the battery-saving feature at the moment.  (TechRadar)

Snapchat’s founding being turned into The Social Network-style series

The story of how Evan Spiegel came to create Snapchat is being turned into a short-form video series by Quibi, an upcoming short-form streaming service designed for mobile users that’s set to launch next year. Quibi’s name stands for “quick bites,” so all the show’s episodes will be less than 10 minutes in length. (The Verge)

Clock is ticking as TikTok, internet’s next big thing, looks to float

At first glance, there’s nothing remarkable about Lisa and Lena Mantler, other than the fact that they’re identical twins. The teenagers from Stuttgart like to post clips of themselves on the internet, lip-syncing to popular songs and making slightly gawky comedy sketches, mainly about boys. (The Times)

YouTube is testing a fact-check tool that debunks conspiracy theories

Responding to concerns around the spread of conspiracy theories and misinformation within its walls, YouTube has started experimenting with a new feature that alerts users when they're likely to be consuming fake news. (The Drum)

Stuart Hall