Facebook is going after younger users. The social giant just launched Messenger Kids, a messaging app aimed at children under the age of thirteen. The app lets children makes use of chat and video chat features. It also gives parents control over who their kids chat with on the app: Messenger Kids must be authenticated from a parent’s own Facebook account before the app can be activated, and parents have to approve new contacts before they can be added. This is something new for Facebook. In the past, the company had strictly avoided products aimed at the 13-and-under crowd. That was largely to keep from running afoul of data and privacy regulations, particularly the strict Children’s Online Privacy and Protection Act. Facebook says the new app was specifically designed to be compliant with the law. For the moment, Messenger Kids is only available for iOS devices. Facebook says an Android version will debut within the coming months. For a closer look at the app, check out the Short Form Spotlight section.
The season 8 finale of The Walking Dead and season 4 premiere of Fear the Walking Dead will air commercial-free in over 750 movie theaters on April 15, in Fathom Events and AMC stunt “Survival Sunday: The Walking Dead & Fear the Walking Dead.” TWD airs the same night in its regular 9p timeslot, followed […]
Freeform comedy Young & Hungry will return for its final season on Wednesday, June 20 at 8p. However, it won’t be to total end of the story for the show. The network has ordered into development a Young & Hungry movie from the series’ creative team, including David Holden, Caryn Lucas, Ashley Tisdale, and Eric […]
In a change from the traditional, Fox Sports announced it will move from the usual 30-second advertising spots for its USGA championships to what will be a “branding presence” built around their Rolex sponsorship that will include the U.S. Women’s Open, the U.S. Senior Open and the U.S. Amateur but not the men’s championship for […]
As we near MLB Opening Day, the impact of Latino players who are active in social continues to grow, especially among the younger emerging stars. Who are the biggest and most impactful? Social monitoring leader opendorse analyzed historic Twitter data from the past year to find the five Latino MLB players with the most significant […]
The Cynopsis Top Women in Digital were honored yesterday in NYC, recognizing excellence in digital content, marketing, advertising, social media and online content. The camaraderie was contagious, as winner after winner took to the stage to note the importance of mentors, and of supporting each other. In fact, the thank you speeches from these amazing […]