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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 …

Should Twitter Change Its Timeline Feature? Should Twitter Change Its Timeline Feature?

There have been rumors and fears for quite some time that Twitter would one day implement an algorithmic timeline, which would essentially be its equivalent to Facebook’s News Feed. Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem like many users want that. Would you …

NFL Football Kicks Off Tonight, and Twitter Wants You to Follow the Action There NFL Football Kicks Off Tonight, and Twitter Wants You to Follow the Action There

Twitter wants you to run to Twitter when something big is happening on TV, and have been pushing that coveted ‘second-screen’ experience for years. Today, Twitter has furthered that goal by creating new NFL-specific timelines so fans can stay up-to-date …

NYPD Cops Are Taking Classes on How to Twitter NYPD Cops Are Taking Classes on How to Twitter

Everyone’s on Twitter these days – you, your mom, your grandma, your high school math teacher, and yes, the police. There are plenty of reasons why a police department would want to maintain a social media presence, and many departments …

Twitter’s Apparently Thinking About Group Chat Twitter’s Apparently Thinking About Group Chat

Does Twitter need a group chat feature? Would you use it? According to the company’s CFO, group chat is one of the functions high up on their future innovation list. Speaking at the Citi Global Technology Conference in New York, …

Twitter Changes Its Font, Makes Other Updates Twitter Changes Its Font, Makes Other Updates

Twitter has just announced a few changes to twitter.com, most notably a revert back to its old font after a brief stint trying out a new one. At the end of May, Twitter quietly changed the font on Twitter.com from …

Facebook Down for Some Users Facebook Down for Some Users

It’s not just you – Facebook is down for many users. The outage appears to have hit around 3:45 EST. This is the fourth such outage for the social network since June. The last one happened at the beginning of …

LinkedIn Announces New Security And Privacy Control Tools LinkedIn Announces New Security And Privacy Control Tools

LinkedIn announced that it is giving users access to three new tools to help them better control their account and data. This includes a way to see all the places you’re logged into your account, a new data export tool, …

Twitter Shows Favorites In Timeline When It Has Nothing Else To Show Twitter Shows Favorites In Timeline When It Has Nothing Else To Show

Last month, news came out that Twitter would start showing favorites and other activity in users’ timelines. The concept didn’t sit too well with some users. Twitter updated its help documentation to say: Additionally, when we identify a Tweet, an …

LinkedIn Kills InMaps Visualization Tool LinkedIn Kills InMaps Visualization Tool

LinkedIn has killed off another tool. As of Monday, InMaps has gone the way of the dodo. If you try to visit the InMaps homepage, you’ll be redirected to LinkedIn’s help center, where it says: Sometimes we have to retire …

Reddit Launches iPhone App Just For AMAs Reddit Launches iPhone App Just For AMAs

Reddit announced the launch of the reddit AMA (as me anything) app for iOS – an app built specifically for the popular Q&As that frequently take place on the site. AMAs have been around for about eight years, and have …

Netflix Launches New Social Recommendations Netflix Launches New Social Recommendations

Netflix just announced the launch of a new social recommendation feature, which enables users to recommend titles to people privately. When you finish watching something, it will ask you if you know anyone else who’d like the show, and will …

Twitter Analytics Reveal Low Reach, Suspect Engagement Twitter Analytics Reveal Low Reach, Suspect Engagement

“On Twitter, nothing comes between your Tweets and your followers.” That’s what Twitter said in July when it introduced organic tweet analytics. This week, Twitter opened the analytics dashboard to all users after previously only letting advertisers and verified users …

Instagram Down for Some Users on Mobile and Web

Instagram appears to be suffering an outage, as users have taken to Twitter to express their frustration. Many are receiving error messages when trying to load their feeds or access other information. Why is Instagram…..FRICK! pic.twitter.com/EDBPf2aL9S — . (@_yeetespinosa) August …

Facebook ‘Tests’ Post Search Feature It Promised Almost a Year Ago Facebook ‘Tests’ Post Search Feature It Promised Almost a Year Ago

The slowest rollout in the history of social media continues today, as Facebook is reportedly letting some mobile users search for old posts via keyword. According to a statement provided to Bloomberg, Facebook says this is “an improvement to search …

Popular Site Aims To Set ‘Blueprint’ For Fighting Online Misogyny Popular Site Aims To Set ‘Blueprint’ For Fighting Online Misogyny

Last week, Drew Curtis, CEO of the popular news aggregation site Fark, announced that the site is cracking down on misogyny in comment threads. Do you think popular websites do enough to keep misogynistic comments away from users? Share your …

Twitter Opens Analytics To All Users Twitter Opens Analytics To All Users

Twitter announced the expansion of organic tweet analytics, opening its dashboard to all users. Twitter launched the dashboard in July, but it was only available to advertisers and verified users (and you know how hard it can be to become …