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Instagram Will Finally Verify Users as It Tops 300 Million

Instagram Will Finally Verify Users as It Tops 300 Million

By Josh Wolford December 10, 2014

Instagram has just announced a significant milestone – 300 million users. The company says that its user base now shares over 70 million photos and videos every day and CEO Kevin Systrom says that 70 percent is international. Alongside this …

Twitter Asks You to 'Welcome Back' Other Users Twitter Asks You to 'Welcome Back' Other Users

It looks like Twitter is making a small, non-intrusive push to promote more interaction between members of the service. Some users are seeing a new message appear atop their streams on Twitter.com. It notifies them that someone (a particular @person) …

Twitter May Be Working on Two-Factor Authentication Twitter May Be Working on Two-Factor Authentication

Is Twitter ramping up their efforts to implement two-factor authentication to make your accounts more secure? Two-factor authentication (2FA), generically, is any approach to authentication that has multiple layers. Around the web (like with Google for instance), it is usually …

These Phony Twitter Accounts Can't Verify You These Phony Twitter Accounts Can't Verify You
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I know that it would be really cool to be verified on Twitter. It would mean that you were important – important enough to need a verified account because of all the jokers out there that want to create fake …

Xbox Live Account Regional Migration Now a Reality Xbox Live Account Regional Migration Now a Reality

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Good news, traveling Xbox LIVE members. Microsoft has just announced that Xbox LIVE region migration is now available to all users. Region migration lets users easily transfer their LIVE accounts with them if they happen to move. This means that …

Twitter Suspends Top Anonymous Account Twitter Suspends Top Anonymous Account
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UPDATE: They’re back. And yes, it was the leaking of Westboro members’ personal info that did it. ORIGINAL ARTICLE: @YourAnonNews, online hacktivist group Anonymous’ most popular Twitter account, has been suspended. It appears to have happened just before noon ET. …

Cosplay Facebook Accounts Are Under Attack Cosplay Facebook Accounts Are Under Attack
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If you run a personal Facebook page with the word “cosplay” in it, there’s a good chance your account has been suspended or may be suspended in the near future. Cosplayers who operate Facebook accounts under their given cosplay name …

Facebook Likely Has 83 Million Fake Users Facebook Likely Has 83 Million Fake Users
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If you picked any Facebook user at random, there is nearly a 1 in 10 chance that the user you picked isn’t real. Maybe it’s a duplicate, maybe it’s a spam account – but either way, it’s a fake Facebook …

Facebook Friend Counts Include Deactivated Accounts Facebook Friend Counts Include Deactivated Accounts
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UPDATE: Facebook has told me that your friend count does in fact include some deactivated friends – We recently changed the way we count the number of people you are friends with to include some accounts that are not currently …

Google+ Allows for YouTube Account Creation Google+ Allows for YouTube Account Creation

The Google consolidation era is continuing with full force as their latest announcement sees a marriage of Google+ accounts with YouTube. While it’s not quite a synchronization process–this feature appears to be voluntary–the goal is the same. Like it or …

Sniff Out Those Twitter Bots With Bot or Not Sniff Out Those Twitter Bots With Bot or Not

If you’re active on Twitter, you’ve probably encountered plenty of bots – fake users that spam the hell out of you with links, free iPad offers, and other dubious things. These accounts are just a part of the Twitter experience, …

Breastfeeding Women of Facebook Bemoan Photo Removal Practices Breastfeeding Women of Facebook Bemoan Photo Removal Practices

Facebook has always been a little prudish when it comes to breasts. Although Facebook’s policy strictly prohibits the sharing of images with nudity, the line regarding what constitutes nudity is oftentimes a bit blurry. Just in personal experience, I’ve had …

Key Stats Show Slump In Twitter Use

Here’s are some metrics that should concern those inside of Twitter:

  • The number of new users per month is down 20% since its peak in July 2009.
  • The average Twitter user has just 27 followers, down from a peak of 42
  • 80% of Twitter users have tweeted fewer than 10 times
  • The percent of active Twitter users is down to just 17%