Social Media

What the Tech? How Social Media Raises Money for Texas Storm Victims

Social media and payment apps are making a difference as Texans continue to deal with the aftermath of a devastating winter snowstorm. Actress and supermodel Crissy Teigen tweeted to her 13.7 million followers to help her and others find organizations and non-profits that need assistance. “Please list some good ways to help Texas here-for me and for all of us,”…

What the Tech? What Is Reddit?

At 9 a.m. Tuesday morning, Dallas Mavericks’ owner and business shark Mark Cuban answered questions on Reddit. Thousands of members of the sub reddit r/wallstreetbets asked their questions about GameStop, AMC and Nokia stocks as well as questions about the Securities and Exchange Commission and the stock trading app Robinhood. Within minutes, the price of a single share of GameStop…

What the Tech? Why Are So Many People Downloading the Telegram and Signal Apps?

Signal and Telegram have been around for years but suddenly this week, they’ve soared to the top of the app store charts and the reason is causing some concern. Signal and Telegram are secure messaging apps built on privacy. Messages are encrypted on both platforms which means only the sender and receiver can see them. The message is not stored…

What the Tech? Should You Switch from YouTube to Rumble?

There’s a big debate going on now about censorship on social media. Conservative voters are leaving Facebook for an app called MeWe, while conservative Twitter users switch to Parler. Now there’s a YouTube alternative called Rumble that’s attracting conservatives and content creators. Rumble.com doesn’t look much like YouTube but there are lots of video clips of dogs and clips of…

What the Tech? Should you Use the Social Media Platform Parler?

If you logged onto Facebook over the weekend you most likely saw many of your friends talking  about a new app called Parler. It’s a social media app that claims to be “non-biased, free speech social media that protect the rights of its users.” Many conservative Facebook users have been posting their new “Parler” handle asking that their friends follow…