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Facebook Downplays Problems With Teens Facebook Downplays Problems With Teens
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When Facebook released its quarterly earnings report a few weeks ago, CFO David Ebersman brought up a decrease in young teen engagement during the conference call. “I want to say a few words about youth engagement on Facebook,” he said. …

Instagram May Get Private Messaging By Year’s End Instagram May Get Private Messaging By Year’s End
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Twitter has direct messaging. Facebook has Facebook messenger. Instagram has…no equivalent. If you want to say something to another Instagram user, everyone else is going to see it too. As of right now, Instagram has no private messaging function. That …

‘Catch Me If U Can, Muthasuckas’: Police Arrest Man Minutes After He Taunts Them on Facebook ‘Catch Me If U Can, Muthasuckas’: Police Arrest Man Minutes After He Taunts Them on Facebook
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If you’re wanted by the Rosenberg, Texas police department, it’s probably best to stay away from their Facebook page – especially if you’re planning on playing “catch me if you can.” In response to over a dozen reports of auto …

Over A Year After Rumors, Instagram Finally Hits Windows Phone Over A Year After Rumors, Instagram Finally Hits Windows Phone

After rumors as far back as September of 2012, Instagram announced today that it has finally launched for Windows Phone. Now that Instagram ads are a reality, Facebook is no doubt eager to get them in front of as many …

‘Selfie’ Beats ‘Twerk’ for Oxford’s Word of the Year ‘Selfie’ Beats ‘Twerk’ for Oxford’s Word of the Year

Eleven years after it was first used, the word “selfie” has been declared the Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year for 2013. Those of us who are resistant to seeing such words added to the dictionary, let alone being made …

Bing Lets You Connect Social Pages To Webmaster Tools Bing Lets You Connect Social Pages To Webmaster Tools
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Bing announced a new Connected Pages feature for its Webmaster Tools offering, enabling webmasters to connect their various other official pages to their account, and track how users are getting to them. You can now connect your pages from Facebook, …

Woman Kills a Lion and Posts a Photo to Facebook Woman Kills a Lion and Posts a Photo to Facebook
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Melissa Bachman, a TV presenter based out of Minnesota, found herself facing a great deal of backlash after posting a photo of one of her most recent hunts to Facebook. Bachman enjoys hunting large game and posted a photo of …

Candy Crush Saga Hits Half a Billion Installs Candy Crush Saga Hits Half a Billion Installs
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According to game developer King, Candy Crush Saga has been installed over half a billion times – as in a 5 with 8 zeros. No word on how many millions have destroyed their devices because of level 65. Really really …

Facebook Tried To Buy Snapchat For $3 Billion [Report] Facebook Tried To Buy Snapchat For $3 Billion [Report]
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Snapchat reportedly turned down a $3 billion (or more) acquisition by Facebook. The private messaging company must really think it’s on to something special. Facebook must think so too. That’s three times what it paid for Instagram. This piece of …

Facebook’s New Iowa Data Center Will Be 100% Wind-Powered Facebook’s New Iowa Data Center Will Be 100% Wind-Powered
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When Facebook first announced their newest data center in Altoona, Iowa, they said that it would be among the “most advanced and energy efficient facilities of its kind.” Now, the company says that it will powered, in full, by a …

Idaho High School Coach Fired Over Innocuous Facebook Photo, School District Faces Sexism Charges Idaho High School Coach Fired Over Innocuous Facebook Photo, School District Faces Sexism Charges
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An Idaho school district is under fire after they terminated a high school basketball coach and part-time teacher for a seemingly innocuous vacation photo that she posted on Facebook. Pocatello, Idaho School District 25 fired Laraine Cook, a varsity girls …

Johnny Depp Cake: Check Out the Edible Captain Jack Sparrow [IMAGE] Johnny Depp Cake: Check Out the Edible Captain Jack Sparrow [IMAGE]

“Life-size Johnny Depp cake.” Is there any better combination of words in the English language for most women? Probably not, and this is exactly what one woman from England came up with for a baking contest. Rather than submit a …

Twitter IPO:  7 Things You Might Not Know Twitter IPO: 7 Things You Might Not Know
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Twitter will go public on the New York Stock Exchange on Thursday morning. On the eve of the company’s much talked about IPO, here are seven things you might now know: 1. If Twitter’s stock skyrockets tomorrow, it’s actually a …

Jennifer Lawrence Cut Off Her Hair And Everyone Is Freaking Out Jennifer Lawrence Cut Off Her Hair And Everyone Is Freaking Out
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Jennifer Lawrence is young, she’s an Academy Award-winning actress, and she’s starring in a series of insanely popular movies. Of course we’re all watching every move she makes, because why wouldn’t we? She’s smart, she’s funny, she’s charming, and she …

Facebook Offers Marketers Twice As Many Partner Categories Facebook Offers Marketers Twice As Many Partner Categories

Facebook announced today that it has doubled the number of Partner Categories available in Power Editor from 500 to 1,000. “These new categories can help marketers reach people who might be interested in their products and services for the upcoming …

Facebook Changes Up The ‘Like’ And ‘Share’ Buttons Facebook Changes Up The ‘Like’ And ‘Share’ Buttons
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Facebook is giving the Like and Share buttons a makeover, essentially making them bluer. Here’s what the buttons will soon look like on sites around the web: As pictured above, Facebook is also now giving webmasters the option to use …

Is Facebook Losing Teens? Is Facebook Losing Teens?
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The kids aren’t digging Facebook as much as they used to be. That’s the message that has been coming through the blogosphere, and finally, even kind of admitted by Facebook itself. Do you think Facebook is at risk of losing …

Woman Transformed With Photoshop [VIDEO] Woman Transformed With Photoshop [VIDEO]

It’s no secret that pretty much any photo of a woman on the cover of a magazine has received at least some degree of photo editing. The extent of the Photoshopping one model received will blow your mind, though. While …

Facebook Earnings Are Out, Revenue Up 66% At $2.02 Billion Facebook Earnings Are Out, Revenue Up 66% At $2.02 Billion

Facebook just released its earnings report for the third quarter with revenues of $2.02 billion and earnings per share of 25 cents, beating Wall Street expectations. Revenue was up 66% year over year. Mobile ad revenue accounted for 49% of …

Selfies at Funerals: The Latest Teen Craze Selfies at Funerals: The Latest Teen Craze
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For anyone hoping that the selfie phase would end sometime soon–don’t count on it. There’s a new selfie trend now, which involves taking photos of oneself making awkward or otherwise ridiculous faces at funerals. Yep, funerals. A place where people …

Racist Facebook Post About ‘Ghetto’ Trick-or-Treaters Lands Teacher on Leave Racist Facebook Post About ‘Ghetto’ Trick-or-Treaters Lands Teacher on Leave
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A 51-year old Akron, Ohio orchestra instructor has been placed on paid administrative leave after posting a racist rant on Facebook about trick-or-treaters from “the ghetto.” The post, in which he is apparently upset about some kids peeing on his …