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Facebook Says It’s ‘Not Always Listening’ as Petition Against New Feature Nears 600,000 Signatures

Facebook Says It’s ‘Not Always Listening’ as Petition Against New Feature Nears 600,000 Signatures

By Josh Wolford June 5, 2014

A lot of people, both Facebook users and otherwise, don’t really trust Facebook. So, when Facebook announced a new feature that can passively listen to users’ background activity in order to easily identify songs, TV shows, and movies for status-sharing …

Steam Introduces Family Sharing For PC Games Steam Introduces Family Sharing For PC Games

Valve, the development studio behind the popular PC gaming market Steam, this week announced that it will soon introduce a “Family Sharing” feature into Steam. The feature will be tested in a limited beta starting next week, which can (possibly) …

Tumblr for iOS Gets More Sharing Options Tumblr for iOS Gets More Sharing Options

Tumblr has just updated their iOS app to make it easier for users to share across networks, as well as also bringing a new email template and other improvements to the party. Tumblr has finally given iOS users the ability …

Netflix/Facebook Sharing Rolls Out Today in the U.S. Netflix/Facebook Sharing Rolls Out Today in the U.S.
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Starting today, Netflix Instant users in the U.S. will finally be able to share what they’re watching with their Facebook friends. The social sharing, made possible by the passage of the amended VPPA in January, is now in rollout mode. …

Quora Adds LinkedIn Connectivity Quora Adds LinkedIn Connectivity
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Quora announced a new LinkedIn sharing feature today, enabling users to directly share their Quora contributions on their LinkedIn profiles. “Quora is a place where people share a wide range of knowledge and experience with others, and many users have …

Twitter Adds Email Sharing to Twitter.com Twitter Adds Email Sharing to Twitter.com
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Twitter just gave users a whole new way to share their favorite tweets. Rolling out over the next few weeks, Twitter.com will feature an option that allows users to share a tweet by email, even to recipients that aren’t Twitter …

Open Graph Has Been Good To Music On Facebook Open Graph Has Been Good To Music On Facebook

Open Graph is arguably Facebook’s most important asset. The social network points to data that shows apps using Open Graph see a huge increase in monthly active users and referrals. In its latest data breakdown, Facebook shows that music on …

Meta Infographic Shows Infographic Shareability Meta Infographic Shows Infographic Shareability
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Let’s face it: infographics are a dime a dozen these days. In a typical day of internet scouring, you’re likely to see various infographics covering a plethora of topics – from Facebook to football, from sex to sedentary lifestyles. You …

Explicit Actions Come To Facebook Open Graph Explicit Actions Come To Facebook Open Graph
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Ever since its introduction, Open Graph has slowly changed the Internet in Facebook’s favor. The social network is now the default and preferred method for signing in on various apps and Web sites. It’s easy for the consumer and the …

Facebook, Instagram Lose A Little More Friction Facebook, Instagram Lose A Little More Friction

It has just become a little bit easier to share your favorite sepia-toned mini masterpieces with your adoring Facebook friends, as Instagram users now have a new way to share photos across the platform. Monday’s version 2.5 update gives users …

Etsy Announces New Facebook Integration Etsy Announces New Facebook Integration

Artsy e-commerce website Etsy has just announced some new integration with Facebook that will make it easier for your friends to see what you like on the site. Here’s what they had to say in a blog post: Whether you’re …

Dropbox to Drop Public Folders, Updates iOS App Dropbox to Drop Public Folders, Updates iOS App
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Dropbox today updated its app for iOS, adding features and offering users some extra storage. This comes on the same day as reports have surfaced that Dropbox will be eliminating public folders from their service. The iOS update includes the …

SoundCloud Gets an Overhaul and New Beta SoundCloud Gets an Overhaul and New Beta

SoundCloud, the fast-growing social audio sharing platform, today announced that a new design for its apps is incoming. The redesign is now available through private beta invites, but it will be rolled out in phases over the next few months. …

Half of Moms Friending Their Kids on Facebook Half of Moms Friending Their Kids on Facebook

Mother’s Day is just around the corner, which means that sons, daughters, grandsons, granddaughters, and husbands everywhere will spend at least a little while trying to figure out how to make mom happy. A new survey from Crowd Science suggests …

Google Adds “Shared With Me” Button to Google Play Google Adds “Shared With Me” Button to Google Play

Google Play allows users to share purchased songs and albums with friends, a brought over from Google Music. However, it only allows one play-through of the content – for any more it has to be purchased. To better organize and …

Dropbox Becomes Megaupload With New Link Feature Dropbox Becomes Megaupload With New Link Feature
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[UPDATE] Dropbox has gone on the PR offensive today, answering these allegations. As the commenter below pointed out, the bandwidth limits Dropbox imposes on public links may help to curb copyright violations. See the full story here. [ORIGINAL STORY] Jon …

Image Sharing Gets Social Image Sharing Gets Social
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As reported on their blog today, photo sharing site Flickr has now partnered with Meetup.com in order to bring users from all over the world together. In a bright and shiny new layout, Meetup.com/flickr/ gathers information from any users interested in …