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Orkut Officially Dies After Ten Years Orkut Officially Dies After Ten Years

Google announced in June that it would shut down its original social networking service Orkut after ten years of existence. At the time, they set the death date as September 30th, and that day has come. Orkut never quite caught …

Netflix Looks For ‘Official Instagrammers’ Netflix Looks For ‘Official Instagrammers’

Instagram has become an important part of online marketing, and companies are now looking for more ways to utilize it. Netflix just announced that it’s looking for a few people to become its “official Instagrammers”. Wanted: #Grammasters: Become Netflix’s official …

LinkedIn Changes Terms of Service LinkedIn Changes Terms of Service

LinkedIn announced that it is making some changes to its Terms of Service on October 23rd. The company has rewritten its user agreement to make it easier to read and understand, and to better explain rights surrounding content. In short, …

Instagram’s Hyperlapse Gets Front-Facing Camera Support Instagram’s Hyperlapse Gets Front-Facing Camera Support

A new update – version 1.1 – for Instagram’s Hyperlapse app is available in Apple’s App store, and it adds what must have been a commonly requested feature – support for front-facing cameras. The app now encourages you to “record …

Everything Facebook Has Said Over The Past Year About News Feed Ranking Everything Facebook Has Said Over The Past Year About News Feed Ranking

You’ve probably noticed that the organic reach of your Facebook Page posts has declined significantly over the past year or so. Probably not coincidentally, Facebook has been running a series of “News Feed FYI” announcements since August of 2013. While …

Facebook Monthly Fee Hoax Resurfaces, Is Still Incredibly Stupid Facebook Monthly Fee Hoax Resurfaces, Is Still Incredibly Stupid

“Facebook is a free site and will never require that you pay to continue using the site.” You may not trust Facebook all of the time, but you should trust them on this. Facebook’s business model does not and will …

Mark Zuckerberg Reportedly Pissing Off His Neighbors with Round-the-Clock Construction Mark Zuckerberg Reportedly Pissing Off His Neighbors with Round-the-Clock Construction

According to his neighbors, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has spent way too long and way too much turning a $10 million “fixer-upper” into a “fortress.” According to a report in the San Francisco Chronicle, a supervisor whose territory includes the …

Getty Launches Photo Viewing, Sharing App Stream Getty Launches Photo Viewing, Sharing App Stream

Getty Images announced the launch of a new mobile app called Stream, which lets consumers view and share its photos. This is the company’s first consumer app. Getty seems to be aiming to give users more ways to share its …

Google Eases Up On Google+ Requirement Google Eases Up On Google+ Requirement

You know how Google has been forcing Google+ down people’s throats for the past several years? For the last couple, you’ve had to sign up for a Google+ account to sign up for a Google account (like a Gmail account) …

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

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 …

YouTube Invests Millions More In Original Content YouTube Invests Millions More In Original Content

YouTube announced that it is further investing in original content from its creators, helping to fund new content and help “top creators” get more material to their fans. Several years ago, YouTube spent over $100 million on original content from …

Twitter Makes Its Biggest Ever Profile Update For iPhone Twitter Makes Its Biggest Ever Profile Update For iPhone

With iOS 8 now available to iPhone users, Twitter announced a big update to profiles on these devices. In fact, the company says it’s the biggest update to profiles to date. “Featuring a fresh design, the updated profiles focus on …

Yet More Facebook News Feed Changes Announced Yet More Facebook News Feed Changes Announced

Facebook has been announcing a lot of changes to the News Feed lately, and on Thursday, the company announced a couple more related to trending topics, likes, and comments. The first change relates to how Facebook factors in trending topics. …

With iOS 8, You Can Add Pinterest’s ‘Pin It’ Button And Pin From The Browser With iOS 8, You Can Add Pinterest’s ‘Pin It’ Button And Pin From The Browser

As you’re probably well aware, Apple just released the big iOS 8 update. Pinterest announced that its app has some new functionality that takes advantage of it. You can now add the Pin It button to your iPhone, and pin …

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 …

Apparently Facebook’s News Feed Algorithm Isn’t Too Hard To Game Apparently Facebook’s News Feed Algorithm Isn’t Too Hard To Game

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 …

Grandmaster Flash Isn’t Sending You His Love on Facebook – It’s Just Grandma Grandmaster Flash Isn’t Sending You His Love on Facebook – It’s Just Grandma

“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 Video View Counts, Tests Related Videos Facebook Adds Video View Counts, Tests Related Videos

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 …