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Twitter Shows Favorites, Like Retweets, in Timeline Twitter Shows Favorites, Like Retweets, in Timeline

Here’s the thing about favoriting tweets – it’s kind of a personal thing. I know ‘personal’ and ‘Twitter’ don’t really meld, but bear with me. There are many reasons why someone would favorite a tweet. Maybe they like it, maybe …

Bill Gates Is Better Than Most at Dumping Ice Water on Himself Bill Gates Is Better Than Most at Dumping Ice Water on Himself

The Ice Bucket Challenge has hit the tech world. In the past few days, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, Twitter CEO Dick Costolo, Apple CEO Tim Cook, and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg have all dumped buckets of ice water on their …

Facebook Is Reminding Idiots That The Onion Is Satire Facebook Is Reminding Idiots That The Onion Is Satire

Because people are generally idiots, Facebook has begun reminding people that articles from The Onion are indeed satirical, and should not be shared as serious articles replete with outrage, disgust, and general displeasure. I guess some Facebook engineer saw his …

Florida Man Charged with Beating Autistic Kid at Party After Video Winds Up on Facebook Florida Man Charged with Beating Autistic Kid at Party After Video Winds Up on Facebook

An 18-year-old Okeechobee Florida resident has been arrested and charged with child abuse “without bodily harm” after police identified him in a disturbing video posted on his Facebook page. Andrew Wheeler can be seen repeatedly punching, kneeing, and dragging an …

Microsoft the Latest to Try Its Own Snapchat Microsoft the Latest to Try Its Own Snapchat

Snapchat is so hot right now. The kids these days, well, they’re pretty obsessed with the ephemeral messaging app. Among Millennials, it’s currently the third most-popular social app, behind only Facebook and Instagram. The company is serving well over 700 …

Ferguson: Twitter Suspends Anonymous Account That Possibly Outed Wrong Guy, Anon Ceases Doxxing Ferguson: Twitter Suspends Anonymous Account That Possibly Outed Wrong Guy, Anon Ceases Doxxing

As tensions spill over in Ferguson, Missouri, over the police shooting of an unarmed teen and the subsequent protests and police response, Twitter has suspended the account of an Anonymous chapter which claimed to have outed the officer involved. Five …

LinkedIn Explains How It Finds Audiences For Your Posts & Filters Out The Low Quality Stuff LinkedIn Explains How It Finds Audiences For Your Posts & Filters Out The Low Quality Stuff

Earlier this year, LinkedIn opened up its publishing platform to everyone, enabling people to post content beyond simple status updates and links. You may be wondering who’s actually seeing your posts. According to LinkedIn, members who have published at least …

Infographic Examines The ‘Perfect’ Facebook Post Infographic Examines The ‘Perfect’ Facebook Post

With organic Page post reach declining like it has been, it’s more imperative than ever that Facebook Pages post the right type of content if they wish to get in front of fans without paying. You always hear that images …

Twitter Says It’ll Work on Its Anti-Abuse Policies Twitter Says It’ll Work on Its Anti-Abuse Policies

In the aftermath of Robin Williams’ death, his daughter Zelda was pretty much driven off Twitter by a handful of horrible people. Merely hours after her father had hung himself, assholes on Twitter began sending her cruel messages and photoshopped …

Twitter Gives Verified Users More Features Twitter Gives Verified Users More Features

Twitter announced some new features for verified users, making verified status all the more sought after by those who haven’t been graced with the illustrious blue circle with a checkmark in it. Verified users are getting alerts when other verified …

Here’s Mark Zuckerberg Doing That Ice Bucket Thing Here’s Mark Zuckerberg Doing That Ice Bucket Thing

This is the end, right? Once the CEO of Facebook, the site on which this whole viral trend has propagated, completes the challenge – it’s over, correct? Is that how it works? Wednesday night, Mark Zuckerberg posted a video of …

Foursquare Check-ins Are Now Dead for Windows Phone Users Too As Swarm Launches Foursquare Check-ins Are Now Dead for Windows Phone Users Too As Swarm Launches

Foursquare warned you a couple weeks ago, and today’s the day. Swarm, Foursquare’s check-in-devoted app, is now available on Windows Phone. That means that checking in on the main Foursquare app is on the way out (if your check-in functionality …

Facebook: If You Don’t Like What’s In Your News Feed, That’s On You Facebook: If You Don’t Like What’s In Your News Feed, That’s On You

Wired writer Mat Honan got some attention this week after running an experiment on Facebook’s News Feed algorithm. In a nutshell, he liked every single thing he came across in his News Feed for two days straight, and concluded (unsurprisingly) …

Zelda Williams Run Off Twitter in the Latest Installment of People Are Just the Worst Zelda Williams Run Off Twitter in the Latest Installment of People Are Just the Worst

In the latest chapter of the book entitled Humanity: Some of Y’all a Buncha Assholes, Robin Williams’ daughter Zelda had been driven off Twitter and Instagram by a buncha assholes. Zelda Williams, who lost her father Monday, has announced that …

Pinterest And Vevo Announce New Integration Pinterest And Vevo Announce New Integration

Pinterest and Vevo announced some new integration today, which enables Vevo users to easily share video content from the new Vevo player on the web or the Vevo IOS app to Pinterest. Users can share content to their Pinterest boards …

Millennials Are Really Into Snapchat Millennials Are Really Into Snapchat

That about says it. Millennials, categorized by comScore as those aged 18 to 34, have a new favorite toy in the social media realm. According to comScore’s most-recent Mobile Metrix, Snapchat is now the third most-popular social app for millennials. …

This Is One Of The Problems With Facebook’s News Feed This Is One Of The Problems With Facebook’s News Feed

Apparently Facebook becomes a really bad place when you or someone you’re friends with “likes” everything. That appears to be the lesson we learn from an experiment by Wired writer Mat Honan, who tried liking every single thing he came …

This Infographic Will Help You Plan Your Social Strategy This Infographic Will Help You Plan Your Social Strategy

There’s certainly no shortage of social media infographics, but this might be helpful to businesses still trying to figure out which platforms they should be using for one. It comes from Merchant Money, and breaks down the user bases of …

We Need to Talk About the TSA’s Batsh*t Insane Instagram Account We Need to Talk About the TSA’s Batsh*t Insane Instagram Account

No, I don’t want to talk about how you feel about the TSA. I know the TSA harasses old ladies and makes cute little children cry. I know the TSA probably touched your wiener one time and you really hated …

Twitter Axes Bing-Powered Translations Twitter Axes Bing-Powered Translations

About a year ago, Twitter began offering instant tweet translations, powered by Bing. As with any basic translation tool, it wasn’t always the most accurate thing around, but it worked in many instances. And now it’s gone. There are tweets …

Reddit Is Fighting Trolls by Ripping off Their Badges of Honor Reddit Is Fighting Trolls by Ripping off Their Badges of Honor

Who’s up for a little taxonomy? Let’s take a quick look at what ‘karma’ means to different subsets of redditors. The first distinction is obviously whether or not said user cares about karma (reddit points) at all. Some couldn’t give …