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Facebook Down for the Second Time in Two Days Facebook Down for the Second Time in Two Days

UPDATE: It’s back as of 4:47 pm EST. The outage lasted less than 10 minutes. The world can start spinning again. It’s not just you – Facebook is currently experiencing a service outage. This is the second major outage that …

Twitter Now Supports Animated GIFs Twitter Now Supports Animated GIFs

Twitter announced through its support account today that users can new share and view animated GIFs on Twitter.com, and in its Android and iPhone apps. Here’s proof: Starting today, you can share and view animated GIFs on http://t.co/wJD8Fp317i, Android and …

Slingshot Kind of Makes Penisless Photos Appear to Contain Penises Slingshot Kind of Makes Penisless Photos Appear to Contain Penises

For those of you who love Snapchat but really wish it made it just a little bit tougher to receive messages, Facebook has launched a new app called Slingshot – the one they accidentally pushed out last week and then …

Facebook’s Slingshot Gets Official Launch Facebook’s Slingshot Gets Official Launch

Facebook accidentally pushed out its new Slingshot app in the App Store last week for a short period of time, but now it’s back, and it appears to be on purpose this time. This time, the release is accompanied by …

John Anthony Brooks’ Game-Winner Made Twitter Absolutely Explode John Anthony Brooks’ Game-Winner Made Twitter Absolutely Explode

Sure, there are plenty of great reaction videos showing crazed U.S. soccer fans losing their collective mind in the 87th minute of Monday’s World Cup game against Ghana. But I just love this simple timelapse of Twitter activity before and …

‘Snapchat’ Drug Is Sending People to the Hospital ‘Snapchat’ Drug Is Sending People to the Hospital

Police in Darwin, Northern Territory Australia have had to issue an official drug warning over a new amphetamine pill that bears the Snapchat logo and is sending people to the hospital. The drug, street named Snapchat due to the Snapchat …

Twitter Lets You Embed Tweets in Your Own Tweets Twitter Lets You Embed Tweets in Your Own Tweets

Currently, if you want to rebroadcast a tweet and provide your own commentary, there are two ways to do it. First, you can copy the tweet, add ‘RT’ in front of it, and provide your commentary either before or after …

Facebook Gives Paper App Some New Features Facebook Gives Paper App Some New Features

Facebook launched a blog for its Paper app in April, announcing the version 1.1 update, which introduced support for birthdays and events, photo comments, group updates, and nine new article covers. The company just put up the blog’s second post …

Most ‘Very’ Small Businesses Are On Social Media, But Have No Strategy [Infographic] Most ‘Very’ Small Businesses Are On Social Media, But Have No Strategy [Infographic]

90% of “very small businesses (or VSBs) are on social media, according to a new report from Endurance. This is based on nearly 600 such businesses that participated in a survey. While most are on at least one social network, …

Facebook Frees the Nipple, Relaxes Breastfeeding Policy Facebook Frees the Nipple, Relaxes Breastfeeding Policy

If you’re a mother who wants to post photos of you breastfeeding your child on Facebook, the company has finally decided that it’s a-ok in their book. Well, in the majority of cases. Facebook has made a slight alteration to …

City, Mayor Sued Over Arrest of Parody Tweeter City, Mayor Sued Over Arrest of Parody Tweeter

The ACLU has taken up the case of a Peoria, Illinois man who is suing the city and its Mayor for violation of his First and Fourth Amendment rights. 29-year-old Jon Daniel is suing Peoria Mayor Jim Ardis (shown above), …

Windows Phone Finally Gets Pinterest App Windows Phone Finally Gets Pinterest App

Microsoft’s Joe Belfiore announced that Pinterest has finally released an app for Windows Phone. You can find it in the Windows Phone Store. It looks like your pretty basic Pinterest app. WELCOME TO #WP, PINTEREST! Get it now! http://t.co/C7qsZP145J — …

6 Ways The Onion’s Clickbait Parody Site Is Everything – What You Read Here May Change Your Life 6 Ways The Onion’s Clickbait Parody Site Is Everything – What You Read Here May Change Your Life

Today, The Onion launched Clickhole, its self-described “latest and greatest online social experience filled with the most clickable, irresistibly shareable content anywhere on the internet.” And here’s why it’s absolutely everything. 1. It’s literally impossible to tell the difference between …

Get More Out Of Facebook Insights And Graph Search Get More Out Of Facebook Insights And Graph Search

Shweiki Media and Avital Eidenbom from Studio 5 Innovation have put out this short webinar about using Facebook Insights and Graph search to get more out of your social media content. One Graph Search tip from the video is to …

Facebook Revamps Embedded Posts, Makes Them Load Faster Facebook Revamps Embedded Posts, Makes Them Load Faster

Facebook announced that it has redesigned its Embedded Posts, which now load faster, and include per publisher default widths. When a user embeds a post with an image or video, that media will appear above the text and other content, …

George R.R. Martin Finally Joins Twitter, Where He Can Continue to Screw with Characters George R.R. Martin Finally Joins Twitter, Where He Can Continue to Screw with Characters

You favorite beetle-crusher, A Song of Ice And Fire author George R.R. Martin, has finally joined the world of Twitter. He immediately slew about 80 characters. Even though he used his first tweet to announce his lack of commitment to …

Facebook’s Slingshot App Appears In App Store (Update: Then Disappears) Facebook’s Slingshot App Appears In App Store (Update: Then Disappears)

Update: Well, that was quick. They’ve already pulled the app from the app store. I guess it’s not quite ready for primetime. The company told The Verge they “accidentally” released a version of the app, but that they’re still working …

The Ridiculous Amount Of Stuff That Happens On Facebook In A Minute The Ridiculous Amount Of Stuff That Happens On Facebook In A Minute

Have you ever stopped to think about just how much activity really happens on Facebook and throughout its network of connected sites and apps? Can you really even fathom it? Can you even begin to imagine how much happens around …

CIA Joins Twitter to Do Throwback Thursday CIA Joins Twitter to Do Throwback Thursday

The Central Intelligence Agency, apparently bored out of their collective f*cking minds, has decided to ‘go social.’ This popped up a couple of hours ago: We can neither confirm nor deny that this is our first tweet. — CIA (@CIA) …

Obama Heads to Tumblr for Q&A, Tumblr Asked to be Thoughtful and Grammatically Sound Obama Heads to Tumblr for Q&A, Tumblr Asked to be Thoughtful and Grammatically Sound

The White House has held numerous Q&A sessions on Twitter and Facebook, and President Obama himself has even sat down for a reddit AMA, but on June 10th, for the first time ever, Obama will be answering user questions on …

Hospital Leaked Patient’s Syphilis Diagnosis on Facebook, Claims Lawsuit Hospital Leaked Patient’s Syphilis Diagnosis on Facebook, Claims Lawsuit

I’d imagine that being told you have an STD isn’t pleasant, but I’m pretty sure that it would be twice as awful if that news was made public – plastered all over Facebook, for instance. That’s what one Cincinnati woman …