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Facebook Recommends Fake News Facebook Recommends Fake News

Facebook is drawing some criticism for recommending questionable content to users with its “related articles” algorithm. Given the company’s recent focus on becoming a news provider, that’s not a good thing. In December, Facebook began displaying sets of articles under …

Facebook Audience Insights Tool Gives You More Info About Those You’re Trying To Reach Facebook Audience Insights Tool Gives You More Info About Those You’re Trying To Reach

Facebook introduced a new tool for businesses called Audience Insights, which lets marketers learn more about their target audiences, such as aggregate information about geography, demographics, purchase behavior, etc. This is completely separate from Page Insights. That shows you info …

Twitter Rolls Out Account Safety Features Twitter Rolls Out Account Safety Features

Twitter announced that it’s rolling out a couple new features to help users protect their accounts and restore access. They’re launching a new password reset experience and improved identification and blocking of suspicious logins. The company says it knows people …

‘Front Page Of The Internet’ Draws From Twice As Many Topics ‘Front Page Of The Internet’ Draws From Twice As Many Topics

Reddit, the self-proclaimed “front page of the internet,” announced today that it is doubling the number of default subreddits (sections) to have stories featured on its own front page. These are what appear for logged out users, and as the …

Brand Says Things Are Great After Leaving Facebook Brand Says Things Are Great After Leaving Facebook

Eat24 made a lot of headlines after it publicly “broke up” with Facebook in late March. In response to Facebook’s move of taking away the organic reach of Page posts, forcing brands to pay for exposure, Eat24, which had 70,000 …

Google+ Is A Top-15 Smartphone App In The U.S. Google+ Is A Top-15 Smartphone App In The U.S.

comScore released its March 2014 U.S. Smartphone Subscriber Market Share report on Friday. You can delve into that here, but given all the talk about Google+ dying lately, there’s one takeaway here that directly contradicts that. Google+ has made the …

Twitter Study Finds Brands ‘Integral’ To Regular Conversation Twitter Study Finds Brands ‘Integral’ To Regular Conversation

Twitter has released some new research about the influence of TV and brand-related tweets on consumer behavior. The study was done in partnership with the Advertising Research Foundation, Fox, and DB5. It sought to find how exposure to brand mentions …

Derek (Of The Netflix Original) Has A New YouTube Guide Derek (Of The Netflix Original) Has A New YouTube Guide

If you’ve watched Derek, the Ricky Gervais Netflix Original, you know that the titular character loves YouTube videos – particularly videos of animals and songs. The Ricky Gervais Channel has just released Derek’s Guide to YouTube. It’s over seven and …

Police Plan to Live-Tweet Prostitution Sting, Embarrass Johns Police Plan to Live-Tweet Prostitution Sting, Embarrass Johns

In what they call an “unprecedented social media tactic,” the Prince George County Police Department is going to live-tweet a bunch of prostitution sting arrests next week. “We won’t tell you when or where, other than it’s somewhere in the …

Vine Is Now a True Video Discovery Website Vine Is Now a True Video Discovery Website

Today, with the launch of their new vine.co web experience, the Twitter-owned six-second video app has finally become a fully realized video-sharing website. Vine launched its web presence back in January, but it was stripped down and in no way …

Twitter Tests Mute Button for When You’re Just Tired of Someone’s Crap Twitter Tests Mute Button for When You’re Just Tired of Someone’s Crap

Sometimes, you don’t really want to unfollow someone, you just don’t want to see their bullshit in your feed for a while. If you’ve ever found yourself in that situation, you’ll be happy to learn that it appears Twitter is …

Foursquare Finally Moves Beyond the Check-In by Ditching It Foursquare Finally Moves Beyond the Check-In by Ditching It

Foursquare has been incredibly quiet since late last year. In December, the company touted 45 million users and $35 million in new funding–but since then they’ve made little to no waves. No major updates, and no big changes. Well, now …

Google+ Now Required For Google Partners Sign-Up Google+ Now Required For Google Partners Sign-Up

As you may know, the future of Google+ has come into question since Vic Gundotra announced he is leaving the company. Reports have suggested that Google will start winding down the product part of Google+, and focus more on using …

LinkedIn Charges You To View Full Names, But Only If You’re Logged In LinkedIn Charges You To View Full Names, But Only If You’re Logged In

For some reason, LinkedIn is hiding the last name of some members on profile pages when you’re logged in. This appears to be happening at least when you’re searching for a person on Google. As far as we can tell, …

Facebook: f8 Will Happen Every Year Now Facebook: f8 Will Happen Every Year Now

Facebook’s f8 conferences have been irregular to say the least. The first one was held in May of 2007 when the company introduced the social graph. The following year, it took place in July, and Facebook introduced new profiles and …

Facebook Announces Mobile Like Button For Apps Facebook Announces Mobile Like Button For Apps

Mark Zuckerberg made a big point today at f8 to point out that this year’s conference isn’t about any big, major product announcements as others have been in the past. This time, it was all about a bunch of smaller …

Facebook Announces Anonymous Login, More Data Control For Regular Login [f8] Facebook Announces Anonymous Login, More Data Control For Regular Login [f8]

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg just took the stage at the company’s f8 conference, and announced Anonymous Login and some updates to the old Facebook login experience that gives users more options about the data they share with developers. Anonymous Login …

Google Tests Login Button That Drops The ‘+’ Google Tests Login Button That Drops The ‘+’

Last year, Google launched Google+ Sign-In, a button that sites can use to let users login with their Google+ accounts, which are essentially their Google accounts. Google is now testing a button that drops the “+,” encouraging users to simply …

Rihanna, Instagram Spar Over Nude Photos Rihanna, Instagram Spar Over Nude Photos

Facebook hates nipples. So does the Facebook-owned Instagram. To be fair, Instagram hated nipples before it was acquired by Facebook, but I’m guessing that Instagram hates nipples even more now because of Facebook’s extreme nipple hatred. So it’s not that …

Would You Miss Google+ If It Went Away? Would You Miss Google+ If It Went Away?

Is Google+ dying or not? Some say yes, but Google says no, and it seems like loyal users tend to believe the company. Would you miss Google+ if it went away? Let us know in the comments. In case you …

An Infographic On Dealing With Facebook Organic Reach Decline An Infographic On Dealing With Facebook Organic Reach Decline

As you probably know by now, the organic reach of Facebook Page posts has been rapidly declining for months, and it’s not stopping until very little is left. In other words, you have little hope of getting your Page’s posts …