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Twitpic Isn’t Shutting Down Anymore, Says It’s Been Acquired

Twitpic Isn’t Shutting Down Anymore, Says It’s Been Acquired

By Josh Wolford 8 hours ago

According to Twitpic, the company isn’t shutting down anymore. In fact, it’s been acquired and will live on. That’s all according to a tweet – one that’s admittedly sparse in terms of specifics. “We’re happy to announce we’ve been acquired …

StumbleUpon Change Could Increase Your Pageviews StumbleUpon Change Could Increase Your Pageviews

I was just minding my own business submitting an article to StumbleUpon, when I couldn’t help but notice an entirely new experience when I clicked the submit button. The change may not seem huge, but it gives users a direct …

Facebook Algorithm Gets Gamed Again Facebook Algorithm Gets Gamed Again

Another story about someone gaming Facebook’s News Feed algorithm made its way into the news, which isn’t good for the company, as it keeps going out of its way to improve News Feed quality. Do you think the quality of …

Grandma Flash Sends You Her Love on Facebook Grandma Flash Sends You Her Love on Facebook

“Don’t push me cause I’m close to the edge, I’m tryin not to lose my head” – Grandma Rose. If your grandmother is on Facebook, there’s already a pretty good chance you’ve had a laugh or two at her expense. …

How Top Publishers’ Social Referrals Are Divided How Top Publishers’ Social Referrals Are Divided

We recently looked at data from Shareaholic, which showed social media referral share by social network across Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, StumbleUpon, reddit, YouTube, Google+, and LinkedIn: As you can see, the data shows that Facebook is (by far) the biggest …

Facebook Tests Self-Destructing Posts Facebook Tests Self-Destructing Posts

In another move that shows hows much Facebook wishes it could’ve been the first to popularize ephemeral messaging, the company is currently testing a scheduled deletion feature for posts. First spotted by users and confirmed in a statement, the new …

Denny’s Mocks Apple’s Livestream Incompetence Denny’s Mocks Apple’s Livestream Incompetence

As you probably know, Apple held a big press event today to unveil the iPhone 6, the iPhone 6 Plus, and the Apple Watch (as well as Apple Pay and a new U2 album). The company made a huge deal …

Facebook Adds New Video View Count Feature Facebook Adds New Video View Count Feature

Facebook said video views exceeded 50% from May through July, adding that since June, there has been an average of mover a billion video views on Facebook every day. Over 65% of them are on mobile. The company announced an …

Should Twitter Change Its Timeline Feature? Should Twitter Change Its Timeline Feature?

There have been rumors and fears for quite some time that Twitter would one day implement an algorithmic timeline, which would essentially be its equivalent to Facebook’s News Feed. Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem like many users want that. Would you …

Twitter Launches New NFL Games Timelines Twitter Launches New NFL Games Timelines

Twitter wants you to run to Twitter when something big is happening on TV, and have been pushing that coveted ‘second-screen’ experience for years. Today, Twitter has furthered that goal by creating new NFL-specific timelines so fans can stay up-to-date …

NYPD Cops Are Taking Classes on How to Twitter NYPD Cops Are Taking Classes on How to Twitter

Everyone’s on Twitter these days – you, your mom, your grandma, your high school math teacher, and yes, the police. There are plenty of reasons why a police department would want to maintain a social media presence, and many departments …

Twitter’s Apparently Thinking About Group Chat Twitter’s Apparently Thinking About Group Chat

Does Twitter need a group chat feature? Would you use it? According to the company’s CFO, group chat is one of the functions high up on their future innovation list. Speaking at the Citi Global Technology Conference in New York, …

Twitter Changes Its Font, Makes Other Updates Twitter Changes Its Font, Makes Other Updates

Twitter has just announced a few changes to twitter.com, most notably a revert back to its old font after a brief stint trying out a new one. At the end of May, Twitter quietly changed the font on Twitter.com from …

Facebook Down for Some Users, Again Facebook Down for Some Users, Again

It’s not just you – Facebook is down for many users. The outage appears to have hit around 3:45 EST. This is the fourth such outage for the social network since June. The last one happened at the beginning of …

LinkedIn Announces New Security Tools LinkedIn Announces New Security Tools

LinkedIn announced that it is giving users access to three new tools to help them better control their account and data. This includes a way to see all the places you’re logged into your account, a new data export tool, …

Twitter CEO Clarifies When It Will Show Favorites Twitter CEO Clarifies When It Will Show Favorites

Last month, news came out that Twitter would start showing favorites and other activity in users’ timelines. The concept didn’t sit too well with some users. Twitter updated its help documentation to say: Additionally, when we identify a Tweet, an …

LinkedIn Kills InMaps Visualization Tool LinkedIn Kills InMaps Visualization Tool

LinkedIn has killed off another tool. As of Monday, InMaps has gone the way of the dodo. If you try to visit the InMaps homepage, you’ll be redirected to LinkedIn’s help center, where it says: Sometimes we have to retire …