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You Had to Download a Standalone Facebook Messenger App Because Tapping One Tab Was Too Hard You Had to Download a Standalone Facebook Messenger App Because Tapping One Tab Was Too Hard

If you want to know exactly why you have to have two Facebook apps to do what one Facebook app could do before, well, Mark Zuckerberg is here to tell you. Kind of. Speaking on a live Facebook Q&A, Zuckerberg …

Mark Zuckerberg Addresses Your Organic Reach Problem Mark Zuckerberg Addresses Your Organic Reach Problem

If you have a Facebook Page, you’re no doubt well aware that the organic reach of posts for many pages has dramatically declined over the past year. It’s gotten harder and harder for businesses to reach people in the News …

Marijuana Legalization Was Facebook’s Most-Discussed Topic on Election Day Marijuana Legalization Was Facebook’s Most-Discussed Topic on Election Day

On Election Day, with hotly contested House, Senate, and Gubernatorial races happening all over the country, social media chatter was turned up to 11. According to Facebook, Tuesday’s midterm elections saw 85 million interactions (posts, likes, and comments) from 27 …

Facebook Asks You to Donate to Fight Ebola Facebook Asks You to Donate to Fight Ebola

Facebook is about to ask all of its users to donate to the fight against Ebola. Not since Facebook pushed its users to sign up for organ donation has the company been so forward with a health/humanitarian issue. Over the …

Pinterest Gives Profiles An Update Pinterest Gives Profiles An Update

Pinterest launched a new profile look for all users around the world. “The design, which was started by one of our engineering interns over the summer, draws on international feedback and gives a cleaner look that’s consistent across platforms,” a …

Bad News For Those Looking For More Twitter Traffic Bad News For Those Looking For More Twitter Traffic

Twitter seems to have a real user growth problem, and it’s scaring away investors. Meanwhile, it’s making changes that a lot of its loyal users don’t really like, and it’s sending less traffic to websites. Simply put, there’s not a …

Twitter Launches 2014 Elections Hub with Curated Tweets and Data Twitter Launches 2014 Elections Hub with Curated Tweets and Data

As Twitter has done in the past with big events (both national and global), it has just launched a new activity hub for the 2014 elections. And while some of its past attempts to organize conversation around certain events (for …

Facebook Referrals Still Looking Good, Not A Lot Of Good News For Other Social Networks Facebook Referrals Still Looking Good, Not A Lot Of Good News For Other Social Networks

Shareaholic released its quarterly Social Media Traffic Report for the third quarter. Facebook is still sending way more referrals than any other social network, but at the same time, things are looking worse for traffic from the others. The report …

Would You Let Facebook Host Your Content? Would You Let Facebook Host Your Content?

How much do you depend on Facebook for traffic? One day, you may depend on it even more, and in ways you didn’t even anticipate. The company is reportedly considering getting publishers to give their content directly to Facebook, where …

The Queen Sends Her Very First Tweet The Queen Sends Her Very First Tweet

Her Majesty The Queen has just sent out her very first tweet. Queen Elizabeth II tweeted that it’s a pleasure to open the Science Museum’s new Information Age Gallery. She sure hopes everyone will enjoy it. It is a pleasure …

Facebook Launches Mobile Message Board App ‘Rooms’ Facebook Launches Mobile Message Board App ‘Rooms’

Facebook has just launched a standalone app that doesn’t even allow you to connect with Facebook (even if you wanted to) and also lets you be anonymous – to a certain degree. It’s called Rooms, and you can download it …

‘Severe’ Online Harassment Affects Nearly Half of Those Targeted ‘Severe’ Online Harassment Affects Nearly Half of Those Targeted

If you’re active on social media, discussion sites, or comment boards, there’s a very high probability that you’re familiar with online harassment – whether you’ve experienced it or simply witnessed it. People can be terrible, and when you give them …

Facebook Dislike Button ‘Came Up a Lot’, but Nixed from the Get-Go Facebook Dislike Button ‘Came Up a Lot’, but Nixed from the Get-Go

The Facebook ‘Dislike’ button is a sort of social media unicorn for some users. It’s never existed, it’s never going to exist, yet there are still people out there clamoring for it. Not only that, but plenty of those users …

Vine Adds Channel Following On iOS Vine Adds Channel Following On iOS

Twitter’s six-second video app Vine is starting to grow up, and add functionality to make it more usable to more people. The company announced today that the iOS app will now let you follow channels to get select vines in …

Facebook Sure Would Like the DEA to Stop Impersonating People Facebook Sure Would Like the DEA to Stop Impersonating People

Though the US Justice Department thinks the Drug Enforcement Agency has the right to impersonate people on Facebook for “law enforcement purposes”, Facebook sure would like them to stop. Facebook has sent a pointed letter to DEA Administrator Michele Leonhart …

Users Don’t Like What Twitter Is Up To Users Don’t Like What Twitter Is Up To

As previously reported, Twitter is messing with users’ Timelines. They’re starting to show tweets from people you don’t actually follow. These will be tweets it thinks you’ll be interested in. Are you okay with Twitter injecting tweets from accounts you …

Your Twitter Timeline Clutter Isn’t Going Away Your Twitter Timeline Clutter Isn’t Going Away

Your Twitter timeline has evolved, and those tweets from random users (that you don’t follow) are probably there to stay. In a post titled “The spirit of experimentation and the evolution of your home timeline”, Twitter’s Trevor O’Brien says that …

Twitpic Is Shutting Down After All Twitpic Is Shutting Down After All

The rollercoaster ride that is the survival of the once-king of Twitter photo hosting appears to be over. It looks like Twitpic will be shutting down after all. Back in early September, Twitpic announced that it would be shutting down, …

Alien Blue Is Now Reddit’s Official iOS App Alien Blue Is Now Reddit’s Official iOS App

Alien Blue, the hands down best way to browse reddit for iOS users, is now a part of the reddit family. Reddit has just announced the acquisition of Alien Blue, and with it a slight rebranding a price structure shift. …

Facebook Safety Check Keeps Track of You and Your Friends After Natural Disasters Facebook Safety Check Keeps Track of You and Your Friends After Natural Disasters

Facebook has just unveiled a new feature called Safety Check, which allows people to identify themselves as safe following major disasters – as well as keep track of their friends who might’ve been in the affected area. The feature is …

Vine App Hits Xbox One For Xbox Live Members Vine App Hits Xbox One For Xbox Live Members

Microsoft announced today that Twitter’s Vine is now available for the Xbox One. This is surely good news for anyone looking to up their Vine loop count. The Xbox Wire staff writes: Starting today, you can entertain yourself with hours …