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Zucked: A Recent History of Facebook’s Blunders

Zucked: A Recent History of Facebook’s Blunders

By Josh Wolford February 5, 2015

Facebook is celebrating its 11th birthday this week – news that’s likely to make you feel pretty old. As a 28-year-old who signed up for Facebook during the summer before college, it’s hard to imagine a world without it. We …

Here Is Google's Birthday Doodle Here Is Google's Birthday Doodle
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Google is celebrating its 15tth birthday with a worldwide doodle featuring a playable game where you can hit a piñata by clicking on it with your mouse (or using the space bar), and gaining candy for points. Google also has …

Amazon Launches New Gifting Product on Facebook Amazon Launches New Gifting Product on Facebook

Amazon is looking to move in on Facebook’s gifting turf with a new product that lets friends crowdsource each other’s gifts using the power of the social network’s graph. Amazon has just announced Amazon Birthday Gift, a “new way for …

LinkedIn Celebrates Its Tenth Birthday LinkedIn Celebrates Its Tenth Birthday
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LinkedIn turned ten years old on Sunday. It’s hard to believe it’s been a decade, but believe it or not, the professional social network launched all the way back in 2003. It has come a long way in the meantime. …

Gmail Turns 9, Google Takes Us Down Memory Lane Gmail Turns 9, Google Takes Us Down Memory Lane
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Can you believe that Gmail is 9 years old? I haven’t felt this old since last week, when Twitter informed me that it was the 19th anniversary of the death of Kurt Cobain. Yikes. Anyway, Google is now officially 9, …

Nearly Half of All Instagram Users are Android Users Nearly Half of All Instagram Users are Android Users

Today, on its one-year anniversary, Instagram has announced that nearly half of all Instagram use comes from its Android app. After some time as an iOS-only service, Instagram finally launched on Android in April of 2012 and quickly racked up …

Amazon Appstore Turns 2, Celebrates with Free Apps Amazon Appstore Turns 2, Celebrates with Free Apps

Today, we wish Amazon’s Appstore a happy 2nd birthday. And Amazon is celebrating with a giveaway. Today, you can grab 18 “app of the day” apps for free. The apps that Amazon is offering for free range from $0.99 to …

Twitter Turns 7, Boasts 400M Tweets Per Day Twitter Turns 7, Boasts 400M Tweets Per Day

Join me in wishing a very happy birthday to Twitter, who turns 7 years old today. Yes, if you were wondering, you can sing the Happy Birthday song in less than 140 characters. Twitter, which first began with a tweet …

You Won’t Believe These Facts About Mr. Rogers You Won’t Believe These Facts About Mr. Rogers

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Today is the first day of spring. It’s still cold here. Stupid spring. It’s also the birthday of television legend Fred McFeely Rogers. Mr. Rogers was a wonderful and fascinating human being. And as Mental Floss shows, there are plenty …

Twitter Honors Kurt Cobain On HIs Birthday
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Today is Kurt Cobain’s birthday. The Nirvana frontman was born on this day in 1967, which would would make him 46 years old, had he not committed suicide. He died on April 5, 1994, at the height of his career, …

Facebook Suggests Starbucks Gifts In B-Day Reminders Facebook Suggests Starbucks Gifts In B-Day Reminders

Facebook may be getting a little more specific with their suggestions for how to properly celebrate your friend’s birthday. Soon after launching their new ecommerce platform Facebook Gifts, the social network began suggesting that you send friends a gift when …

Firefox Is Now 8 Years Old (Is That All?) Firefox Is Now 8 Years Old (Is That All?)
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Mozilla is celebrating Firefox’s eighth birthday today. It was November 9, 2004, when Mozilla launched the browser. Frankly, I can’t believe it’s been only eight, but that is a long time in Internet years. “We had the audacity to believe …

Facebook Displays Birthdays on Mobile News Feed Facebook Displays Birthdays on Mobile News Feed
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Last month, Facebook jumped into the ecommerce arean with the launch of “Gifts,” the company’s new gift exchange platform. You may remember a “Facebook Gifts” existing years ago, but that version only dealt with virtual goods. The new Facebook Gifts …

Google Starts Reminding You of People's Birthdays Google Starts Reminding You of People's Birthdays

If you’re the type of person who likes to wish friends a “happy birthday” on social networks, there’s a good chance that Facebook’s birthday reminders have saved your tail more than a few times. Now, Google is implementing a similar …

Facebook Updates Events With Calendar, List Views Facebook Updates Events With Calendar, List Views
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In a move that was a long time coming, Facebook has rolled out an all new events page, complete with two equally useful ways to organize all of your date-specific happenings on the site. The Events redesign was born out …

YouTube Celebrates Its Seventh Birthday YouTube Celebrates Its Seventh Birthday

YouTube is seven years old. That’s less than a decade. It’s hard to believe something so ubiquitous as YouTube has been around for such a short span of time, and it demonstrates how quickly technology is currently progressing. To celebrate …

Twitter Turns Six, Claims 140 Million Active Users Twitter Turns Six, Claims 140 Million Active Users

At 12:50 pm on March 21st, 2006, Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey sent out the first ever tweet. It said “just setting up my twttr.” Now, six years later, Twitter is an indelible part of millions of people’s lives. That’s right, …