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Facebook Gets Tougher On Gun Sales Facebook Gets Tougher On Gun Sales

Facebook has come under fire recently for enabling users to buy and sell firearms illegally. Now, the company has announced some new efforts to try and crack down on it. Will Facebook’s efforts make a difference? Do they go far …

Selfies Really Are As Mind-Numbingly Popular As You Perceive Them to Be Selfies Really Are As Mind-Numbingly Popular As You Perceive Them to Be

If you asked me, my off-the-cuff answer to “what percentage of your Facebook feed consists of selfies” would be about half. Same goes for Instagram. Turns out, that isn’t that ridiculous of a statement. People really do love their selfies, …

Facebook Updates Paper App With New Features Facebook Updates Paper App With New Features

Facebook has released a new update for its Paper news reader app. It will now let users share articles via Facebook Messages, text message or email, and turn sound effects off. It also now supports languages that use multi-stage input, …

Twitter Warns a Bunch of Users of Hack, Resets Their Passwords in Error Twitter Warns a Bunch of Users of Hack, Resets Their Passwords in Error

An email sent to some Twitter users warning them that their accounts may have been compromised was sent in error, according to Twitter. “Twitter believes that your account may have been compromised by a website or service not associated with …

Ellen Breaks Twitter Record At Oscars Ellen Breaks Twitter Record At Oscars

A tweet from Ellen DeGeneres during the Oscars on Sunday night – a photo of her with eleven other celebrities from the audience (taken by Bradley Cooper) has set a new record for retweets. It even crashed Twitter at one …

Pinterest Lets You Create As Many Secret Boards As You Like Pinterest Lets You Create As Many Secret Boards As You Like

After numerous requests from users, Pinterest finally launched Secret Boards in late 2012. Listening to feedback it has gotten since then, the company has now gone a step forward, and let users create as many of them as they like. …

Pastor Exposes Himself To Teenage Girl, Facebook Shares Lead To His Arrest Pastor Exposes Himself To Teenage Girl, Facebook Shares Lead To His Arrest

As a frequent shopper of Kentucky’s many outlet and grocery stores, it’s not all uncommon to run into an odd character or two. It might be a heavyset middle-aged dude rocking a mullet and a shirt that looks like it’s …

Jelly Has The @Jelly Twitter Handle Now Jelly Has The @Jelly Twitter Handle Now

Remember when Biz Stone launched Jelly, but couldn’t get the @Jelly Twitter account? The company has it now: Jelly had initially made the guy who had the account an offer, but he declined. All the while, he continued to have …

Guy Pokes His Ex, Gets Two-Year Internet Ban Guy Pokes His Ex, Gets Two-Year Internet Ban

When I say poke, I mean Facebook poke–that’s, of course, what brings this story within my purview. How in the hell, you may ask, could a judge see it fit to dole out such a harsh penalty for the simple …

Facebook Gives Users More From Pages They Haven’t Liked Facebook Gives Users More From Pages They Haven’t Liked

Facebook announced a new News Feed feature on Tuesday, which will show users more updates from Pages they don’t follow. This comes at a time when Facebook is already showing users less from the pages they’ve actually gone out of …

Nobody Was Using Facebook Email, So It’s Going Away Nobody Was Using Facebook Email, So It’s Going Away

Remember back in 2010 when Facebook launched the social inbox and Facebook email addresses for users? Mark Zuckerberg said at the time, “This is not an email killer.” He meant it. The company is now retiring the @facebook.com email address …

LinkedIn Tells You More About Who’s Viewing Your Profile LinkedIn Tells You More About Who’s Viewing Your Profile

LinkedIn announced that it’s providing users with a lot more information about who has been viewing their profiles. Apparently in preparation for the launch, the company announced last week that users can now block other members from viewing their profiles, …

Facebook Changes How It Handles Profiles Of Dead Users, Offers ‘Look Back’ Videos For Them Facebook Changes How It Handles Profiles Of Dead Users, Offers ‘Look Back’ Videos For Them

Facebook announced that it is altering the way it handles profiles of people who die. In the past, it has only let friends of the deceased user view the profile, but now will keep the privacy settings the way the …

LinkedIn Now Lets You Block People LinkedIn Now Lets You Block People

LinkedIn announced that users can now block other members. According to the company, this has unsurprisingly been a highly requested feature. “I come to you today to assure you that your concerns were heard loud and clear,” writes LinkedIn Trust …

WhatsApp Has A Button For Sending Traffic To Publishers WhatsApp Has A Button For Sending Traffic To Publishers

WhatsApp, which is being acquired by Facebook for $19 billion, has a share button for publishers that has the potential to drive traffic to websites. Here’s what it looks like: The company reportedly launched this late last year, and is …

Sochi Wolf Video Was a Jimmy Kimmel Hoax Sochi Wolf Video Was a Jimmy Kimmel Hoax

Another day, another well-orchestrated Jimmy Kimmel prank. Yesterday, Team USA Olympic luger Kate Hansen posted this tweet: Wolf in my hall?!? #SochiProblems #SochiFail http://t.co/ZMqZFC40jp — Kate Hansen (@k8ertotz) February 20, 2014 Holy…shit. Right? We know that there have been a …

Facebook News Feed Update Earned This Site More Likes In 2 Months Than In Previous 5 Years Facebook News Feed Update Earned This Site More Likes In 2 Months Than In Previous 5 Years

BuzzFeed isn’t the only winner from Facebook’s recent “Panda” update. Mental Floss has made out incredibly well too, according to a Poynter report. Have Facebook’s recent changes to News Feed ranking affected your Facebook traffic? Let us know in the …

Pinterest Makes It Super Easy to Pin Pinterest Makes It Super Easy to Pin

Pinterest has just updated the Pin It Button for Google Chrome, and it will no doubt make it easier for the Pinterest-obsessed to build their boards. Now, when you hover over an image in Chrome, you’ll automatically see a “Pin …

LinkedIn Is Letting Everyone Use Its Publisher Platform LinkedIn Is Letting Everyone Use Its Publisher Platform

LinkedIn announced that it is opening up its publishing platform – previously only available to “Influencers” like Richard Branson and Conan O’Brien – to all members. Now, when you publish a post on LinkedIn, the content becomes part of your …

‘Catch Me If You Can’ Continues to Be a Dumb Thing to Say to Cops on Facebook ‘Catch Me If You Can’ Continues to Be a Dumb Thing to Say to Cops on Facebook

I’m sure criminals have no desire to take any advice from me–but I’ll offer some anyway. Guys and gals (but mostly guys), you have to stop taunting police on Facebook. The latest example of this comes from San Antonio, where …

Facebook Adds a Ton of New Gender Options in Support of LGBT Community Facebook Adds a Ton of New Gender Options in Support of LGBT Community

Facebook continues to give tons of support to the LGBT community, and today they are taking another step in that direction by offering users a host of new options when they select their gender. “When you come to Facebook to …