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The Pope’s Not Joining Facebook, It’s Just Too Abusive The Pope’s Not Joining Facebook, It’s Just Too Abusive

The internet, in particular, offers immense possibilities for encounter and solidarity. This is something truly good, a gift from God – Pope Francis, January 2014 Well, maybe not Facebook. The Pope (the Pope’s Vatican social media team) does have a …

Facebook Privacy Default Now ‘Friends’ for New Users, the Rest of Us Get the Privacy Dinosaur Facebook Privacy Default Now ‘Friends’ for New Users, the Rest of Us Get the Privacy Dinosaur

Facebook has just announced a small change to new user privacy and an new initiative for old user privacy that at its core, wants to make sure that people are sharing everything with the correct audience. You know, like only …

LinkedIn Shows You How Your Profile Ranks Compared To Others In Your Network LinkedIn Shows You How Your Profile Ranks Compared To Others In Your Network

LinkedIn introduced a new feature of its Who’s Viewed Your Profile page showing you “how you rank” compared to others in your network. It’s almost like LinkedIn’s own little Klout score. Unsurprisingly, the Who’s Viewed Your Profile feature is one …

Facebook App To Start Listening To And Identifying Music, TV Shows, Movies Facebook App To Start Listening To And Identifying Music, TV Shows, Movies

Facebook is releasing a new feature for its mobile apps that listens to what users are listening to or watching on TV, so they can easily share it with their friends. Think about it like a Shazam for Facebook that …

Klout Launches Android App After iOS App Increases Sharing Klout Launches Android App After iOS App Increases Sharing

Last month, Klout launched a new iOS app, promising an Android version in the near future. Now, that version is here. The app is, of course, based on the newer version of Klout launched in February, which turned the service …

Facebook Reportedly Launching New Snapchat Competitor, Possibly Soon Facebook Reportedly Launching New Snapchat Competitor, Possibly Soon

It appears that Facebook hasn’t yet given up on its dream of having its own app for ephemeral messaging. According to a new report from Financial Times, the company is very close to launching yet another attempt at a Snapchat …

Mom Banned from Facebooking About Kids, Hitler Mom Banned from Facebooking About Kids, Hitler

If a judge orders, as part of a probation deal, that you must stop ranting about Hitler and your family on Facebook, you should probably take it seriously. An appellate court has ruled that banning a woman from posting about …

Instagram Likes Will No Longer Be (Embarrassingly) Shared to Facebook Instagram Likes Will No Longer Be (Embarrassingly) Shared to Facebook

Here’s an example of how a single social networking action can produce drastically different results on two different social networks. Imagine you’re scrolling through your Instagram feed and you come across a photo of your friend on the beach. Aw, …

Instagram Shoes Soon to Be a Reality Thanks to Adidas and Satan Instagram Shoes Soon to Be a Reality Thanks to Adidas and Satan

I’m aware that mankind will never be satisfied with a truly digital photo experience, nor can they handle a world comprised only of actual, printed photos that they can hold in their hands. Got an old photo in an album? …

Swarm, Foursquare’s New App for Check-Ins and Friends, Is Now Available: Here’s What You Need to Know Swarm, Foursquare’s New App for Check-Ins and Friends, Is Now Available: Here’s What You Need to Know

Earlier this month, popular location app Foursquare announced that they would be splitting the core functions of the app in two, creating an entirely new app called Swarm that primarily deals with check-ins, friends, and the real “social” aspects of …

Mark Zuckerberg Turns 30, His Self-Proclaimed Cutoff Age for Youthful Intelligence Mark Zuckerberg Turns 30, His Self-Proclaimed Cutoff Age for Youthful Intelligence

Back in early 2007, when he was just 22 years old and running a company of about 20 million registered users, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg told a crowd at the Y Combinator Startup School event at Stanford that “young people …

WhatsApplebee’s Is Your New, Exclusive Chat App for Brewtus Lovers WhatsApplebee’s Is Your New, Exclusive Chat App for Brewtus Lovers

The problem with most social networks is that they aren’t exclusive enough, and they don’t center on specific interests. Same goes for some messaging apps. What if you only want to talk, anonymously, to people that share your love for, …

Florida Man Facebooks Cop-Adjacent Drug Deal Photos Florida Man Facebooks Cop-Adjacent Drug Deal Photos

Florida Man, the world’s worst superhero, is staying busy, as always. A Port St. Lucie man has been arrested after–well, after doing a lot of dumb things. According to the Martin County Sheriff’s office, 21–year-old Taylor Harrison has been arrested …

Facebook Kills Mostly-Dead Poke and Camera Apps Facebook Kills Mostly-Dead Poke and Camera Apps

Facebook has officially killed two apps that were already mostly dead and hadn’t been updated in forever–Poke and Camera (or Camera•, to be precise). If you try to find either in the App Store, you’ll come up empty handed. Facebook …

No Filter? Site Catches Instagram’s Biggest Liars No Filter? Site Catches Instagram’s Biggest Liars

If you want to let everyone know you’re such a good iPhone photographer that you don’t need to use one of Instagram’s complimentary filters to make your photos pop, the most succinct way to do so is with a #nofilter …

Twitter Officially Launches Mute Feature Twitter Officially Launches Mute Feature

Twitter was spotted testing a mute button feature a couple weeks ago. Now, the company has officially announced it. It appears in the iPhone and Android apps, as well as on Twitter.com. You can mute people from tweets or from …

Facebook Recommends Fake News Facebook Recommends Fake News

Facebook is drawing some criticism for recommending questionable content to users with its “related articles” algorithm. Given the company’s recent focus on becoming a news provider, that’s not a good thing. In December, Facebook began displaying sets of articles under …

Facebook Audience Insights Tool Gives You More Info About Those You’re Trying To Reach Facebook Audience Insights Tool Gives You More Info About Those You’re Trying To Reach

Facebook introduced a new tool for businesses called Audience Insights, which lets marketers learn more about their target audiences, such as aggregate information about geography, demographics, purchase behavior, etc. This is completely separate from Page Insights. That shows you info …

Twitter Rolls Out Account Safety Features Twitter Rolls Out Account Safety Features

Twitter announced that it’s rolling out a couple new features to help users protect their accounts and restore access. They’re launching a new password reset experience and improved identification and blocking of suspicious logins. The company says it knows people …

‘Front Page Of The Internet’ Draws From Twice As Many Topics ‘Front Page Of The Internet’ Draws From Twice As Many Topics

Reddit, the self-proclaimed “front page of the internet,” announced today that it is doubling the number of default subreddits (sections) to have stories featured on its own front page. These are what appear for logged out users, and as the …

Brand Says Things Are Great After Leaving Facebook Brand Says Things Are Great After Leaving Facebook

Eat24 made a lot of headlines after it publicly “broke up” with Facebook in late March. In response to Facebook’s move of taking away the organic reach of Page posts, forcing brands to pay for exposure, Eat24, which had 70,000 …