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Twitter Adds Photo Tagging, Multiple Photos In Tweets Twitter Adds Photo Tagging, Multiple Photos In Tweets

Twitter is rolling out a new update to its Android and iOS apps with new photo features for tagging people and including up to four pics in a single tweet. The tagging feature is quite frankly long overdue. How long …

Facebook Tests Privacy Checkup So You Don’t Make a Complete Ass of Yourself Facebook Tests Privacy Checkup So You Don’t Make a Complete Ass of Yourself

Facebook tests new features and little tweaks all the time, and the majority of them never make it to primetime (meaning a global rollout). But here’s one that we think would be rather helpful. The company is testing a new …

Instagram Surpasses 200 Million Users, Tests Facebook Places Integration Instagram Surpasses 200 Million Users, Tests Facebook Places Integration

Instagram announced that it has grown to over 200 million active users “capturing and sharing their lives every month.” The announcement comes about thirteen months after it announced 100 million monthly active users. Instagram also says it has exceeded 20 …

Here’s How Brands Are Really Using Twitter Here’s How Brands Are Really Using Twitter

How is your business using Twitter? Most are using it simply to increase brand awareness, according to a recent survey from Social Media Marketing University. Of those polled, 79.4% said they are using it for that purpose. 58% said they’re …

Mitch McConnell Ad Hits YouTube with Duke Championship Footage Mitch McConnell Ad Hits YouTube with Duke Championship Footage

A new ad for Senator Mitch McConnell’s reelection campaign hit YouTube today, and it features one of the most egregious errors that a politician can make in the state of Kentucky: glorifying Duke basketball. For about a second, the new …

Facebook Answers Your Questions About The New Page Design Facebook Answers Your Questions About The New Page Design

Earlier this month, Facebook announced a new redesign for Facebook Pages. The changes began rolling out, but the company has been telling Page admins that they can get on a waiting list for the new design. It’s rare that Facebook …

Twitter Banned in Turkey; Twitter Explodes Twitter Banned in Turkey; Twitter Explodes

The Washington Post reports today that Turkey Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has banned Twitter in his country. Yeah. Good luck with that. The rationale behind his obtaining a court order to block Twitter access in his country seems to …

Instagram Likes Hard to Come By? Take a Selfie Instagram Likes Hard to Come By? Take a Selfie

Your face drives engagement. It’s really that simple. Your Instagram photos (and possibly your Facebook photos too) are going to be much more popular if they prominently feature one crucial element–a human face. The Georgia Institute of Technology teamed up …

Facebook Tells You You ‘Missed’ The Stories It Chose Not To Show You Facebook Tells You You ‘Missed’ The Stories It Chose Not To Show You

Facebook may be going out of its way to hide more content from users from Pages that they’ve liked, but they’re also testing a way to make sure those users don’t miss some of their friends’ posts. Inside Facebook and …

Obama Calls Ellen’s Record Tweet a Cheap Stunt Obama Calls Ellen’s Record Tweet a Cheap Stunt

As you may have heard, the deadline for Obamacare enrollment is fast approaching (it’s the end of the month, fyi). In order to get more people on board, President Obama has been on a media tour of sorts. The latest …

Facebook Is Reportedly About To Slash Your Page’s Organic Reach Even More Facebook Is Reportedly About To Slash Your Page’s Organic Reach Even More

Facebook is showing Pages’ organic posts to fewer and fewer people as time goes on. Have you noticed a dramatic drop in the visibility of your own posts? Let us know in the comments. As you may know, in December, …

WhatsApp ‘Sets Record Straight’ On Facebook Acquisition WhatsApp ‘Sets Record Straight’ On Facebook Acquisition

A little less than a month ago, Facebook announced that it is acquiring WhatsApp for about $19 billion. There have been countless articles about what this deal will mean for WhatsApp users in the meantime, and apparently WhatsApp hasn’t been …

Man Offers to Shoot Someone for 100 Retweets, Promptly Arrested Man Offers to Shoot Someone for 100 Retweets, Promptly Arrested

The Los Angeles Police Department has arrested a 20-year-old man for making criminal threats after he tweeted that he would shoot someone if he received 100 retweets. “100 RTs and I’ll shoot someone walking,” tweeted Dakkari Dijon McAnuff alongside the …

Jonah Hill’s Mom Wants You to Sign Up for Obamacare Jonah Hill’s Mom Wants You to Sign Up for Obamacare

The open enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act is dwindling, as the March 31st deadline is fast approaching. Let’s call this part two of the White House’s celebrity-oriented campaign to get people to sign up in the next two …

Facebook’s Video Ads Are Here: 15 Seconds, Autoplay, and Silent Unless Clicked Facebook’s Video Ads Are Here: 15 Seconds, Autoplay, and Silent Unless Clicked

They’re heeeeeere. Actually, they’ve been here for a while, but today Facebook has announced that their long-awaited (and long-bemoaned) video ad product is going wide, with a limited group of advertisers. The company first started testing the autoplay ads back …

Should Scrabble Add ‘Selfie’ to the Official Dictionary? Should Scrabble Add ‘Selfie’ to the Official Dictionary?

Scrabble and Merriam-Webster are about to publish the first new edition of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary in over 9 years, and they want Facebook users to vote on one word that they must have included. Fans of the game …

YouTube Embed Code Has A Weird Parenthesis At The End YouTube Embed Code Has A Weird Parenthesis At The End

Writing for the web all day, we tend to use a lot of YouTube embeds. We couldn’t help but notice that today there is a weird issue with the code. It’s adding a single parenthesis at the end: I don’t …

Instagram Says It’s Now Much Faster on Android Instagram Says It’s Now Much Faster on Android

Instagram for Android users are being treated with an app update today, one that the photo-sharing service claims will boost overall speed and simplify visuals that will benefit both smaller and larger devices. “Today, we’re excited to announce improvements to …

Facebook Redesigns Timelines For Pages Facebook Redesigns Timelines For Pages

Facebook announced the launch of some changes to Pages, including a redesigned timeline, new options for admin tools and a new Pages to Watch feature. With the new Timeline design, all posts will appear on the right-side column, while the …

Katie Couric Launches Tumblr To Interact With Yahoo Audience Katie Couric Launches Tumblr To Interact With Yahoo Audience

Katie Couric has a new Tumblr blog as the Yahoo’s Global Anchor, and will interview Michael Bloomberg on Friday. Couric was announced for the role at Yahoo back in November, when CEO Marissa Mayer referred to as “the face of …

After Trying To Hide It For A Year, Vine Bans Porn After Trying To Hide It For A Year, Vine Bans Porn

Give the people a platform and they’ll make porn. It’s a central tenet of the Internet. With the rise of porn on any given platform, they will then have to make a choice – allow the porn or ban it …