Smartphone apps are designed to be "sticky.” They’re programmed by app developers so that we stay on them for a long time. With like buttons, little hearts, and a steady stream of new content, they get us addicted.
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Sites including Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube will be unavailable until Friday afternoon in the country. The move comes amid fears that a radical group could use social media to perpetuate violent protests.
Social media posts by Russian lawmaker Leonid Slutsky are being boosted with likes paid for on promotional sites. This also appears to be the case with other Russian political accounts, as DW has discovered.
Many young people in Germany love imitating the lives of their online idols, mostly because they feel like they can be just as successful and attractive as influencers.
WhatsApp asked its users to agree to its new updated terms, which would allow the service to share users' data with Facebook and facilitate e-commerce.
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