Facebook's 'Dislike' Button is Rolling out to More Users

Your Facebook experience is getting a “Dislike” button, though it’s not really an actual button. Nor is it called “Dislike.” However, it is a step towards allowing users to express their distaste for certain comments. That’s because the “dislike button” is actually a downvote option similar to what’s currently available on Reddit. And it only works with comments, not actual posts. Going forward, you’ll be able to upvote and downvote comments made on Facebook, just like on Reddit. On Reddit, however, you can also upvote and downvote a post. You’ll still be able to Like a comment just as you do now, and you’ll be able to see how it’s all laid out in the screenshots below. While it’s visible to

Child Advocacy Groups Ask FTC to Fine Google Tens of Billions of Dollars

A total of 23 child advocacy groups have filed a complaint against YouTube with the FTC. If the FTC applied the maximum allowable fine to YouTube parent company Google, as requested in the complaint, the total would amount to “tens of billions of dollars.” Coincidental but not directly related to the group’s complaint to the FTC, reports surfaced recently that YouTube will start using humans rather than algorithms to screen videos for YouTube Kids. The complaint asks the Federal Trade Commission to investigate whether YouTube violates the Child Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). COPPA limits the ways companies can collect data about children under 14. The law provides that any company th

Retirees to Outnumber Children in the U.S. by 2035

For those who haven't started preparing retirement yet, now is a good time especially if they are turning 65 and beyond by the year 2035. With the national population becoming senior-dependent for the first time in the history of the United States, the country is likely to experience serious consequences in terms of providing sufficient social security and healthcare. In its latest population report, the U.S. Census Bureau warns of an impending demographic disaster that may occur in the next few decades. The shift will become apparent by 2025 when 76.4 million younger Americans aged 18 and below are to be outnumbered by 78 million seniors aged 65 and up. Five years after, the scales are tipp

Gen Z is Quitting Social Media in Droves Because it Makes Them Unhappy, Study Finds

It's the most socially-savvy generation, but many are leaving multiple platforms and marketers need to know why. The majority of people from Generation Z—those born from the mid-1990s to the early 2000s—use social media. That shouldn’t surprise you (and if it does, then you’re dangerously out of touch with the world, my friend). But what will come as news is that these users are leaving en masse. In fact, 34 percent of Gen Z say they’re permanently quitting social media, and 64 percent are taking a break, according to new research from Origin, Hill Holliday’s in-house research arm. The survey of more than 1,000 18 to 24-year-olds across America discovered a total of 41 percent are made to fe

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