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Pinterest Launches Interest Following Pinterest Launches Interest Following

Pinterest announced a new way for users to follow specific things they’re interested in. You’ll now be able to follow specific interest like “outdoor spaces,” “urban homesteading,” “Chinese architecture,” or “healthy eating,” to name a few. Pins related to interests …

Facebook Launches ‘Mentions’ App For Public Figures Facebook Launches ‘Mentions’ App For Public Figures

Facebook announced the launch of a new iPhone app for public figures called Facebook Mentions. It’s the latest from the Facebook Creative Labs team, which is responsible for the company’s Slingshot and Paper apps. The app is designed to make …

Imgur Uses Tagging To Improve Search Experience Imgur Uses Tagging To Improve Search Experience

Imgur just announced some new search and discovery features, which pull what it says is the best and most relevant content out for each user on a personalized basis. Over 1.5 million images are uploaded to Imgur every day, so …

Google Abandons Real Name Policy for Google+, Apologizes for the Confusion Google Abandons Real Name Policy for Google+, Apologizes for the Confusion

After years of complaints from users, Google has finally caved and dropped the real name policy that governed Google+, which in turn affected many other Google entities. In an apologetic post, Google admits that their name policy has “been unclear” …

World Cup Final Was the Biggest Game in Facebook History World Cup Final Was the Biggest Game in Facebook History

Did you feel like your Facebook news feed was dominated by posts about the Word Cup Final on Sunday? Well, it was. According to Facebook, Germany’s extra time victory over Argentina is officially the biggest sporting event in the history …

Is Your Facebook Response Rate Up To Snuff? Is Your Facebook Response Rate Up To Snuff?

As social media engagement on Facebook rises, response rates from brands are slipping. Brands are struggling to get their messages in front of users thanks to a decline in organic reach of Page posts, but are they responding to their …

World Cup Highlight Twitter Bot Suspended After FIFA Takedown Request World Cup Highlight Twitter Bot Suspended After FIFA Takedown Request

And here’s the corner from the DMCA…it’s a line drive…right at FIFA, who’s on a run – FIFA with the header…GOOOOAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLLL!!! In other words, FIFA has successfully petitioned Twitter to suspend the increasingly popular @ReplayLastGoal account, a single-purpose Twitter bot …

Facebook Emotion Experiment Prompts Senator’s Letter To FTC Facebook Emotion Experiment Prompts Senator’s Letter To FTC

Senator Mark Warner (D-Va.) has written a letter to the Federal Trade Commission regarding Facebook’s controversial emotion experiment, seeking to have the commission examine the ordeal. “I come from the technology world, and I understand that social media companies are …

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 …