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LinkedIn Launches ‘Connected’ App To Take Place Of Contacts LinkedIn Launches ‘Connected’ App To Take Place Of Contacts

LinkedIn announced that it is launching a new iPhone app called Connected, which is replacing its Contacts app. The app lets you know when people in your network change jobs, are mentioned in the news, have work anniversaries or birthdays, …

Which Content Is Being Shared More On Which Networks Which Content Is Being Shared More On Which Networks

ShareThis has released results from its Q2 2014 Consumer Sharing Trends Report, looking at sharing behavior across social channels on desktop and mobile devices. It found that mobile sharing is “dramatically” outpacing desktop sharing with sharing from smartphones and tablets …

Brazil/Germany Was the Biggest Game in Twitter History Brazil/Germany Was the Biggest Game in Twitter History

Normally, it’s hard to watch a massacre. But for World Cup soccer fans, watching Germany beat the dead horse that was the Brazilian national team on Tuesday afternoon was an exercise in morbid curiosity. They can’t score again, right? There’s …

Pinterest Releases New Follow Button For Brands Pinterest Releases New Follow Button For Brands

Pinterest has launched an updated Follow button for brands, which comes with a pop-up dialog that shows a preview of the brand’s latest pins, giving people a chance to check out what your Pinterest account is all about. This should …

Potato Salad Kickstarter Opens Up Pandora’s Box of Side Dish Crowdfunding Potato Salad Kickstarter Opens Up Pandora’s Box of Side Dish Crowdfunding

In just a few days, a guy from Columbus, Ohio has raised over $40,000 on Kickstarter to make potato salad. This is the world we live in. Just accept it. With over three weeks to go in the campaign, it’s …

Facebook Shows Pages’ Rankings To Admins Facebook Shows Pages’ Rankings To Admins

Some Facebook Page admins are seeing a new ranking display on their Pages, which shows how they rank compared to their competitors. For example, if your’e the fifth most popular business of your type in your town, it will show …

Try Facebook’s Creepy Mood Experiment on Yourself with New Chrome Extension Try Facebook’s Creepy Mood Experiment on Yourself with New Chrome Extension

Did you miss on on Facebook’s controversial 2012 mood experiment that altered the makeup of your news feed, hoping to make you really, really sad? Of course you did – as far as you know. You’re never going to know …

Facebook Global Policy Head Defends Controversial Experiment Facebook Global Policy Head Defends Controversial Experiment

Another Facebooker has spoken publicly about the controversial emotion experiment the company conducted without user consent in 2012. The company’s global policy management head, Monkia Bickert, spoke at the Aspen Ideas Festival, and had this to say when asked about …

Facebook Tells Page Admins About Discrepancy In Engagement And Reach Metrics Facebook Tells Page Admins About Discrepancy In Engagement And Reach Metrics

Facebook has not been delivering accurate reach and engagement metrics to Page admins. Some admins have been getting a message on their dashboard that says, “There is a discrepancy in the engagement and reach metrics for all Page Posts and …

Sheryl Sandberg Sees India as Facebook’s Next Market

Things for Sheryl Sandberg, Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Facebook, have not been going well as of late. Recently, it was revealed that Facebook had run an emotion experiment affecting some 700,000 users – all done without the consent of …

Facebook Suggests Users Unfollow Pages: Good Or Bad For Brands? Facebook Suggests Users Unfollow Pages: Good Or Bad For Brands?

In case you didn’t have a hard enough time reaching your Facebook followers in their News Feeds already, Facebook is apparently actively encouraging users to unfollow Pages, or at least going out of their way to remind people that they …

Facebook’s Experiment Was ‘Poorly Communicated’ Says Sheryl Sandberg Facebook’s Experiment Was ‘Poorly Communicated’ Says Sheryl Sandberg

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg has apologized to Facebook users for the unannounced and just recently unearthed psychological experiment it conducted on a small number of users back in 2012. She says that the news feed experiment was “poorly communicated”. The …

Regulators Probe Facebook’s Emotion Experiment Regulators Probe Facebook’s Emotion Experiment

An experiment Facebook conducted with some of its users two years ago has been getting a lot of negative attention in recent days after a paper about it was published. The company basically took about 700,000 users, and tested the …

LinkedIn Shows You What Makes A Perfect Profile LinkedIn Shows You What Makes A Perfect Profile

Link Humans has put together an interesting infographic with tips for creating the perfect profile on LinkedIn. This one’s worth paying attention to considering that LinkedIn itself is sharing it. LinkedIn’s Alexis Baird writes, “Your profile is the place to …

Vine Adds Loop Counts, Redesigns Feeds Vine Adds Loop Counts, Redesigns Feeds

Twitter’s Vine announced that it is now showing loop counts on its iOS and Android apps, and on the web, to show how many times people have looped a video. The loop counts also appear on Vine embeds around the …

Hey Twitter, the Hobby Lobby Ruling Isn’t SCOTUSblog’s Fault Hey Twitter, the Hobby Lobby Ruling Isn’t SCOTUSblog’s Fault

SCOTUSblog is a private blog, sponsored by Bloomberg Law, that’s “devoted to comprehensively covering the U.S. Supreme Court without bias and according to the highest journalistic and legal ethical standards.” It’s one of the most-respected sources for Supreme Court coverage …

Actually, Facebook Changed Its Terms To Cover That Experiment After It Was Over Actually, Facebook Changed Its Terms To Cover That Experiment After It Was Over

The plot thickens. As you may know, it has come to light that Facebook ran an experiment with nearly 700,000 users in 2012, showing how it could manipulate emotions by showing users more positive or negative content in their News …

Did Facebook Cross The Line This Time? Did Facebook Cross The Line This Time?

Facebook went and freaked a bunch of people out again. They were about due, weren’t they? This time, the freak-out comes from an academic study of all things, looking at how Facebook can manipulate users’ emotions based on the posts …

Google Shuts Down Orkut After Ten Years Google Shuts Down Orkut After Ten Years

Google announced on Monday that it is shutting down is original social networking service Orkut after ten years of existence. Orkut never quite caught on in our neck of the woods, but was pretty popular in Brazil at one point, …

World Cup 2014 Is the Most Popular Event in Facebook History World Cup 2014 Is the Most Popular Event in Facebook History

If you’ve spent any time on social media over the past couple of weeks, you’ve likely been inundated with posts about the World Cup. We know that it’s making an unprecedented impact on online conversation – breaking social media and …

Facebook Home Looks to Be on Its Last Legs Facebook Home Looks to Be on Its Last Legs

Facebook Home isn’t quite dead yet. You can still download it in the Google Play Store. Facebook hasn’t made any official announcements about abandoning Home. But according to a report from The New York Times, Facebook Home is on its …