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Spotify Adds New Follow & Discovery Features, Now Rocks Metallica Spotify Adds New Follow & Discovery Features, Now Rocks Metallica
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Spotify has just announced a significant update to the service, one that focuses on music discovery. It’s all based on the theory that Spotify users complain about not knowing what to listen to, “and artists say they want to connect …

Facebook: Out with “Subscribing,” in with “Following” Facebook: Out with “Subscribing,” in with “Following”
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Apparently, Facebook wasn’t happy with the adoption of their “subscribe” feature, which allows users to subscribe to the updates of public figures (and non-celebs, to a certain extent, if they have the option enabled). For those of you who subscribe …

Facebook’s New Follow Action Keeps You Up To Speed On Users’ App Activity Right In Your News Feed Facebook’s New Follow Action Keeps You Up To Speed On Users’ App Activity Right In Your News Feed
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It’s possible that your News Feed is about to become much more crowded/informative, depending on how you feel about a massive influx of new stories. Facebook has just announced the follow action in Open Graph apps, and it’s sure to …

Twitter Lets You View Others’ Timelines Twitter Lets You View Others’ Timelines
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Twitter has launched a new feature that lets you see the Twitter experience as your Twitter buddies see it. You can now look at other people’s Twitter timelines (streams, feeds, if you will). This is a fun new feature that …

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Facebook Needs To Follow And Not Lead On Privacy Policies

I took last week off, and it was a big week for Facebook watchers. Facebook decided to change its terms of service, putting its millions of users on notice that Facebook owns their data and isn’t planning any opt-out mechanism. Now, to many observers, including Chris Brogan and me, it’s not news that free Web services own the data posted to them, but this Facebook announcement caused a firestorm, and Facebook backed off before the week was out. Watching this play out caused me to realize why Facebook is dumber than Google.