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A Closer Look At The New Google+ Collections Feature

Google seems to be telling people that Google+ is very much alive. Last week, it randomly joined Twitter out of the blue, and now it just announced a new feature that brings to mind offerings from Pinterest and Flipboard. The feature is called Google+ Collections, and it’s pretty much exactly what it sounds like. Users can create collections of content …

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Facebook Instant Articles: More Details Emerge

There have been reports for months that Facebook has been looking to get publishers to let the social network host their content so it can show it to users in a quicker, more user-friendly manner, particularly on mobile devices. In March, The New York Times reported that itself, as well as BuzzFeed, National Geographic, and others were joining Facebook in …

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Facebook Is Testing Its Reply to Comments Feature on Personal Profiles

UPDATED WITH COMMENT FROM FACEBOOK Facebook appears to be rolling out its reply to comment feature site wide, allowing users to start threaded comments on personal profiles’ posts. For two years, this feature has only been available for pages with 10,000+ likes. The option to reply to comments only appears on statuses and photos posted directly to Facebook. Cross-posted content, …

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Instagram Defines Its Most Popular Emoji, Which Are Taking Over Our Speech

Instagram software engineer Thomas Dimson spent, by the looks of an new blog post, a pretty substantial amount of time looking at emoji use across the platform. What he found is that emoji are pretty much taking over our language. In fact, he says that nearly half of all captions and comments on Instagram contain emoji. In late 2011, when …

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What the Hell Is Google+ Doing?

What the hell is Google+ doing? But seriously though, what the hell is Google+ doing? Hello Twitterverse! Can we get some love for our #firstTweet? — GooglePlus (@GooglePlus) May 1, 2015 What the hell, guys? @headbangirl Ouch that stings a little, but it still made us think of this… pic.twitter.com/dwpYl2vmCk — GooglePlus (@GooglePlus) May 1, 2015 You know what, it’s …

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Facebook News Feed Change Leads To Increased Sharing?

Breaking news: Facebook is the most dominant social network for people sharing content. Seriously though, the social beast only manages to keep growing and extending its lead. ShareThis has a new report looking at Q1 consumer sharing trends, finding that Facebook strengthened its leadership position, and giving some credit to a January update Facebook made to its News Feed algorithm. …

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Facebook May Give Users More Control over What They See in News Feed, Which Could Be Good for Pages

Facebook, forever maligned for what it shows and doesn’t show people in their news feeds, might be moving to give users a bit more control. AdWeek’s SocialTimes spotted a new feature on mobile – a prompt that’s showing up atop users’ news feeds asking them to “pick friend and pages and see their posts at the top of News Feed.” …

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How Publishers Are Using Facebook Interest Targeting

Chances are you aren’t seeing the same kind of organic reach for your Facebook Page posts that you once were. This is a widespread phenomenon that has been taking place for roughly the past year and a half, and has become a huge bane to marketers and publishers. I’m sure I’m not telling you anything you don’t already know. Still, …

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Here’s Some Kid Talking About ‘The Facebook’ on CNBC in 2004

I dunno who this guy is, but he’s not very good at selling his product, which appears to be some “cyber-matchmaking” service called “The Facebook”. The fact that he has over 100,000 users and is looking to expand to hopefully 100 colleges soon is pretty impressive though. CNBC unearthed this interview with a very young Mark Zuckerberg, talking about a …

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[Infographic] Here’s Your Guide To Unfriending The Internet

Commissioned News Story (Source: Imprima) In light of the success of the movie Unfriended, Imprima put out an interesting infographic offering a guide to “unfriending” the internet and deactivating your social media accounts. If you haven’t heard, the teen horror movie is taking the nation by storm, showing that there is plenty of room for horror from a computer screen …

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Instagram Confirms What We All Know About the Eggplant Emoji

On Monday, Instagram updated its apps to let users put emoji in hashtags. Emoji is so common on the social network, it only makes sense that Instagram would let people search posts based on smiley faces, high fives, fire, see-no-evil monkeys, and more. I noted that I can’t wait to see the pool of images hashtagged with the poop emoji. …

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Facebook Messenger Lets You Make Video Calls

Adding features to Messenger has obviously become a big priority at Facebook, and the company just announced potentially one of the app’s most important features to date. Facebook Messenger now lets you make video calls for face-to-face conversations. “Accounting for more than 10% of all mobile VoIP calls globally, Messenger already offers people the ability to make voice calls to …

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