Social Media News Ticker: Twitter Redesign, Facebook Adds Custom Gender Options

Facebook Gender Custom Options
Facebook users can now choose custom gender options

Check out this week’s summary of all the latest social media news, including changes and new features for Facebook and Twitter:



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  • While I appreciate Facebook’s sensitivity here, their attention to social justice issues is uneven. One example – in the Paper app, there’s the ability to choose sections of news to add to your reader.

    They have a separate collection for both women’s rights and sexual orientation rights, but racial justice issues are an afterthought that get shoved into other categories as an afterthought, and are only serving American black people – no Asian, Latino, Aboriginals. And class issues are nowhere to be seen.

    Either Facebook should pay attention to all social justice issues separately, or give them equal time in one shared section. I hope it’s just an oversight that gets fixed.