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Twitter May Help You Figure Out Confusing Hashtags Twitter May Help You Figure Out Confusing Hashtags

Ever wondered what people are talking about when they use a hashtag like #OITNB? Are you confused by the #tcot hashtag that always seems to accompany Twitter’s most inane drivel? If you’re lost in a sea of hashtags, Twitter might …

Foursquare’s New App Coming Next Week as Company Battles Backlash Foursquare’s New App Coming Next Week as Company Battles Backlash

Foursquare probably knew that unbundling its features and removing check-ins altogether from its flagship app would ruffle a few feathers. I guess the company maybe thought there was the off chance that people would take to Swarm, its new check-in …

Facebook Sued Over ‘Revenge Porn’ Page Facebook Sued Over ‘Revenge Porn’ Page

A Texas woman has filed a hefty lawsuit against Facebook, claiming that the social network failed to act quickly enough to remove a page where her ex had set up shop, posting fake nudes depicting her in “sexual acts.” She …

StumbleUpon Gets A New Android Experience, Adds Features StumbleUpon Gets A New Android Experience, Adds Features

StumbleUpon launched an update for its Android app today, adding some new features like sharing via SMS, an Activity Center, and the ability to add content to lists (a helpful feature that has been available on the desktop site and …

Facebook Is Paying People Willing to Use Slingshot for an Hour or Two a Week Facebook Is Paying People Willing to Use Slingshot for an Hour or Two a Week

After recently reminding us that it exists, Facebook’s Slingshot ephemeral messaging app is looking for people to give feedback. And Facebook is willing to pay for it. “Want to help make Slingshot awesome? Earn at least $200 by joining our …

LinkedIn Launches New Mobile Profiles LinkedIn Launches New Mobile Profiles

LinkedIn announced the launch of a new look for profiles on mobile devices. Here’s a run-through: New LinkedIn Profile on Mobile from LinkedIn “Your LinkedIn Profile is your professional identity of record. It’s also the heart of LinkedIn,” says LinkedIn’s …

Facebook Is About to Strip Chat from Its Main App, Move Everything to Messenger Facebook Is About to Strip Chat from Its Main App, Move Everything to Messenger

We’ve known this was coming for a few months now, but the end of chatting on the main Facebook app is nigh. The company is urging users who have not yet downloaded the standalone Facebook Messenger app that they need …

Are You Still Getting Significant StumbleUpon Traffic? Are You Still Getting Significant StumbleUpon Traffic?

StumbleUpon has been a major driver of web traffic for years, despite somehow flying almost completely under the radar in day to day media coverage and marketing discussion. There was a time when you heard about it a lot more …

Terrible Prognosticator Posts ‘Y’all Will Never Catch Me’ on Police Facebook Page Terrible Prognosticator Posts ‘Y’all Will Never Catch Me’ on Police Facebook Page

In Anne Arundel County Florida Maryland, police are celebrating the arrest of a man who overestimated his skills of evasion. Like many police units across the country, the Anne Arundel County Police have turned to social media to help raise …

Good News For Your Facebook Traffic Good News For Your Facebook Traffic

Changes to the Facebook News Feed made over recent months may have angered some brands and publishers. Such changes may have even pushed some to abandon their Facebook strategies in favor of competing social platforms like Twitter or Google+, but …

Foursquare Check-ins Are Dead, Users Now Prompted In-App to Download Swarm Foursquare Check-ins Are Dead, Users Now Prompted In-App to Download Swarm

As promised, it’s happened. Foursquare has eliminated the check-in functionality on their main app, ahead of a big redesign and refoucusing effort. If you try to check in using Foursquare, you’ll be prompted to download Swarm. As you might expect, …

Instagram Bolt? Leak Hints at New Photo Messaging App Instagram Bolt? Leak Hints at New Photo Messaging App

It looks like Instagram may have accidentally spilled the beans on a new photo messaging app, titled “Bolt.” A banner notification was spotted by a handful of Instagram for Android users that said “Introducing Bolt – one tap photo messaging.” …

Check-in Out: Foursquare Officially Kills Check-ins Check-in Out: Foursquare Officially Kills Check-ins

Just a few hours after touting Swarm’s success in becoming users’ go-to place for check-ins, Foursquare has announced that starting tomorrow, all check-ins will be moving to that app. For the first time since its launch in 2009, you won’t …

Reddit Launches Reddit Live Feature Reddit Launches Reddit Live Feature

Reddit announced a new type of post called Liveupdate about five months ago. It made the feature available to admins, who could add reporters to them. Now, reddit announced that it’s making the feature available to everyone under the name …

William Shatner: Facebook’s Mentions App ‘Ill Conceived’ William Shatner: Facebook’s Mentions App ‘Ill Conceived’

Last week, Facebook announced the launch of its latest app Mentions. It’s an app aimed at letting “public figures” (or celebrities) manage their Facebook presence, talk with fans, and talk with each other from their mobile devices. Celebrity William Shatner …

Foursquare: Swarm Is Handling the Majority of Check-ins Foursquare: Swarm Is Handling the Majority of Check-ins

Back in May, local recommendation and check-in app Foursquare decided that to survive and flourish, they were going to have to split apart. The company announced the launch of a new app called Swarm, one that would be tailored to …

Facebook Launches Long Overdue Save Feature Facebook Launches Long Overdue Save Feature

Facebook just announced the launch of a “save” feature, which lets you save things you find to check out later. You can save links, places, movies, movies, TV shows, and music you find on Facebook. Introducing Save on Facebook from …

StumbleUpon Referrals Up 13% From Last Year StumbleUpon Referrals Up 13% From Last Year

Shareaholic just released its Q2 Social Media Traffic Report. Out of the eight top social networks (Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, StumbleUpon, Reddit, YouTube, Google+, and LinkedIn), only Facebook saw an increase as a source of social media traffic referrals, up 10.09%. …

How To Get More Traffic From Pinterest How To Get More Traffic From Pinterest

It would appear that Pinterest is only becoming a greater source of web traffic for sites that focus on trying to get it. According to a new report, Buzzfeed, one of the Internet’s biggest consumers of web traffic, is getting …

Facebook Reminds Us That Slingshot Exists Facebook Reminds Us That Slingshot Exists

Facebook launched Slingshot about a month ago. Since then, it’s pretty much been tumbleweeds. It did go global a week later, but there has been very little coverage or talk about Slingshot in the media or tech blogosphere since launch. …

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 …