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Twitter Gives Websites Video Embeds Twitter Gives Websites Video Embeds

Twitter announced the launch of a new embedded video widget, which enables people to embed Twitter-hosted videos on their websites, utilizing the same JavaScript used by tweet buttons and embedded tweets. The widget works with videos captured and uploaded via …

Tinder Plus Is Here, Will Cost More for Older Users Tinder Plus Is Here, Will Cost More for Older Users

Calling someone who’s 30 “older” is weird, especially as I approach that age – but in Tinder land 30 is officially old. Tinder has just launched its Tinder Plus premium service, which it’s been teasing for months. The paid tier, …

Should Photos Still Be Part of Your Facebook Strategy? Should Photos Still Be Part of Your Facebook Strategy?

Last month, SocialBakers shared some interesting findings about how different types of Facebook Page posts have been performing in terms of organic reach. Many were surprised to find that photos have become the least effective type of post in that …

ISIS Threatens to Kill Jack Dorsey, Twitter Employees ISIS Threatens to Kill Jack Dorsey, Twitter Employees

This weekend, someone writing on behalf of ISIS threatened Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey and all Twitter employees, calling on supporters to not “allow any one of the atheists to survive.” A post claiming to be in response to Twitter’s “campaign …

Google Isn’t Banning Porn on Blogger After All Google Isn’t Banning Porn on Blogger After All

If you post your own sexually explicit content on Blogger, Google’s gonna let you do you. Just don’t use blogger as a hub for commercial porn. Google has reversed a decision it made earlier this week to ban adult content …

Twitter Says It’s Tripled the Team Handling Abuse Reports Twitter Says It’s Tripled the Team Handling Abuse Reports

Twitter has a big problem with abuse. Everyone knows this. The company’s CEO knows this. The management team at Twitter knows something has to be done about it. But what is Twitter going to do about all the abuse and …

Facebook Now Offers Infinite Gender Options Facebook Now Offers Infinite Gender Options

Facebook has finally opened up the floodgates on gender options. Starting today, you can identify yourself however you wish. There are no limits on what you can type in as your gender – unless Facebook decides to moderate it after …

Facebook Steps Up Its Suicide Prevention Efforts Facebook Steps Up Its Suicide Prevention Efforts

Since 2011, Facebook has had a system in place for reporting suicidal content. Of course, Facebook’s advice if you encounter a direct threat on the site is to contact law enforcement – but you can also alert Facebook to the …

Reddit Wants No Part of the Next Fappening Reddit Wants No Part of the Next Fappening

Last year, hundreds of nude images of celebrities were stolen off the cloud and passed around various internet channels including 4chan and reddit. The latter, being a much more mainstream community, faced a heavy dose of criticism for allowing multiple …

Google Bans Porn on Blogger, Effective March 23 Google Bans Porn on Blogger, Effective March 23

If you like to post sexually explicit content on your Blogger blog, you might want to think about making the switch to Tumblr. Google has announced that it is banning “images and video that are sexually explicit or show graphic …

Snapchat Wants You to Keep Your Clothes On Snapchat Wants You to Keep Your Clothes On

Snapchat has grown far beyond its initial designation as “that sexting app with the disappearing messages”, and the app is being used for things far beyond your basic boob shot and dick pic. Brands are getting in the mix and …

Instagram For Business: Where To Start Instagram For Business: Where To Start

Instagram is about four and a half years old now, and has over 300 million users, but a lot of businesses are still just trying to get started with a presence on the visual social network. Some have been nailing …

Sex Offender Wins £20,000 in Facebook Lawsuit Sex Offender Wins £20,000 in Facebook Lawsuit

A convicted sex offender has won a lawsuit against Facebook and the creator of a page after he sued the company for privacy violations and harassment. A high court in Belfast recently found Facebook and the operator of a page …

Reminder: Facebook Doesn’t Owe You Free Speech Reminder: Facebook Doesn’t Owe You Free Speech

If you said something really controversial, or created an incredibly offensive page on Facebook, what’s the worst that could happen? In other words, what is Facebook’s recourse? It could block your content. It could remove your page. It could suspend …

Pinterest For Business: What Works Best Pinterest For Business: What Works Best

We’ve been talking a lot lately about optimizing for Pinterest search. Pinterest is, after all, the second leading driver of social media traffic referrals according to Shareaholic, and it has been significantly improving its search experience. Pinterest is now giving …

Pandora Is Now Letting Artists Message You Pandora Is Now Letting Artists Message You

Everyone’s getting in on the messaging craze, even Pandora internet radio. Have you ever wanted Lenny Kravitz to send you a message, just before you listen to one of his songs, explaining his thoughts behind said song? That’s now a …

Mark Zuckerberg: Vaccines Work and Are Important Mark Zuckerberg: Vaccines Work and Are Important

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is wading into the vaccination debate, as his newest book club choice tackles “anti-vaxxers” and disproves their various arguments – without actually focusing on the anti-vaccination movement by name. Zuckerberg has chosen On Immunity by Eula …

Facebook Is Making Virtual Reality Apps Facebook Is Making Virtual Reality Apps

For those who feel they aren’t already immersed in the world of Facebook, the company is working on making the service a reality. Well, a virtual reality. According to Facebook head of product Chris Cox, the company is already building …

David Cross, Amy Sedaris Talk ‘HITS’ In Google Talk David Cross, Amy Sedaris Talk ‘HITS’ In Google Talk

David Cross and Amy Sedaris recently appeared at Google’s NYC headquarters to participate in an “At Google” talk. The two discuss Cross’ new film HITS, which is his directorial debut. The plot is described as: “Municipal worker Dave’s life changes …

Facebook Organic Reach Compared By Post Type Facebook Organic Reach Compared By Post Type

On Monday we heard about data from SocialBakers finding that photos, which used to be the most engaging type of Facebook post and perform the best, are now the kind of post that is seeing the least amount of organic …

Keep Looks To Scoop Up Affiliate Link-Using Pinterest Users Keep Looks To Scoop Up Affiliate Link-Using Pinterest Users

As reported last week, Pinterest has put a stop to affiliate links on the service. This has understandably upset some bloggers who have been making money through such links. The company sent an email around to those using affiliate links, …