All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Sharing’

Facebook Sees Drastic Decline in People Posting Statuses, Photos, According to Study

Facebook Sees Drastic Decline in People Posting Statuses, Photos, According to Study

According to a report from GlobalWebIndex, Facebook users aren’t sharing as much as they used to. In the last month, 33% of users surveyed said they updated their status. A year ago, that number was 50%. And in the same time period, 37% said they shared photos, down from 59% a year ago. Facebook denies that its users are sharing …

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

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 purposes, it wasn’t surprising when it struck people as a bit creepy. Or as one petition put it, a “massive …

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Reminder: Every Dumb Thing You Ever Do Will Live in Infamy on the Internet

If you lived your youth–let’s say high school and college–before the age of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, WhatsApp, and the like, there’s a pretty good chance that you’re going to get away with all of the dumb things you did. No, your friends will never forget the time you took twelve shots of tekiki, took off all your clothes, hopped …

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Twitter Wants You to Casually Share Promoted Videos in Your Tweets

Twitter has always wanted tweets to include more media–whether that be photos, videos, or links to articles through Twitter Cards. Not only does it make for a more robust Twitter experience, but it paves the way for sponsored content. You know, ads. Twitter’s been feeling the post-IPO pressure lately, as some remain skeptical of the company’s ability to grow its …

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Facebook Privacy Default Now ‘Friends’ for New Users, the Rest of Us Get the Privacy Dinosaur

Facebook has just announced a small change to new user privacy and an new initiative for old user privacy that at its core, wants to make sure that people are sharing everything with the correct audience. You know, like only telling your friends that you’ll be out of town all weekend, not the general public. If you are 18 years …

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Instagram Likes Will No Longer Be (Embarrassingly) Shared to Facebook

Here’s an example of how a single social networking action can produce drastically different results on two different social networks. Imagine you’re scrolling through your Instagram feed and you come across a photo of your friend on the beach. Aw, she deserves a beach vacation, she’s been working so hard lately! So, you double tap and like her photo on …

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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) be entered by joining the Family Sharing group on Steam. One thousand people from the Family Sharing group will be …

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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 to share posts via Facebook and Twitter – something that other Tumblr users have been able to do for a …

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Netflix/Facebook Sharing Rolls Out Today in the U.S.

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. Netflix will start rolling out the new social features today, and they say that all 27 million U.S. users will …

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Quora Adds LinkedIn Connectivity

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 already shared stories about professional opportunities they’ve received due to their contributions on the site,” a spokesperson for Quora tells …

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Twitter Wants You to Email Tweets to Your Non-Twitter-Using Friends

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 members. “[W]e’re introducing the ability to email a Tweet directly from twitter.com –– a feature that will be rolling out …

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Open Graph Is Still Being Awesome For Apps

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 Facebook is growing exponentially thanks to Open Graph. On the developer blog, Facebook said that 62.6 million songs have been …

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Whoa, Meta: Infographic Shows How Infographics Are Shared On Social Networks

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 get the picture. But people really like infographics, apparently. I mean, it looks like they are ready, willing, and able …

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Facebook Brings Explicit Sharing To Open Graph

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 app gets the added advertising from having their users post stories from said app to their Facebook Timeline. Now Facebook …

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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 the opportunity to optionally share their photo “likes” to Facebook That means that every time you double-click one of your …

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New Etsy / Facebook Integration Lets You Share Your Unique Finds

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 a trendsetter, collector, shopper, browser, gifter or maker, we all share a common delight: making discoveries on Etsy. Today, millions …

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Dropbox to Drop Public Folders, Updates iOS App

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 ability for iPhone and iPad users to automatically upload photos and video over either Wi-Fi or data. To encourage Apple …

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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 that although you still might not want to buy her that brand-new gadget that just hit the shelves, sharing a …

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Dropbox Becomes Megaupload With New Link Feature

[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 Ying, a Dropbox designer, announced on The Dropbox Blog today that Dropbox will now allow users to share links to …

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Flickr Announces New Meetup Site

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 getting together for photowalks, exhibitions, or just to hang out and talk gadgets and provides easy access to a range …

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Delicious Adds Twitter Sharing

Delicious, or the artist formerly known as del.icio.us, announced today that they are integrating Twitter into their services. The move announced today on the Delicious blog will give users the option of connecting their Delicious and Twitter accounts together. This will allow users to save any links they tweet, retweet or favorite on Twitter to be added to their Delicious …

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Facebook IPO Won’t Change The Company

Did you hear? Facebook is popular. So popular in fact that they may be going public to the tune of $100 billion dollars. That’s not the exciting news though. Billboard Editorial Director Bill Werde recently interviewed Dan Rose, VP of Partnerships for Facebook. Out of the interview came the tidbit that over 5 billion songs have been shared on Facebook …

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Google Earth (New): No More Patchy Blocks, Plus Image Sharing!

Google announced today that they are upgrading Google Earth. Gone are the mosaic-looking pieces that comprised the old graphics. A much more seamless look is now in place. From the official Google Blog: The Google Earth globe is made from a mosaic of satellite and aerial photographs taken on different dates and under different lighting and weather conditions. Because of …

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Vimeo Redesigns Site

Video sharing site Vimeo has done a major site overhaul. The changes are intended to put more focus on the videos themselves, and to allow for future additions and redesigns to be more easily implemented. The video player itself is larger in the redesign. The page is designed to load more quickly, as well. For instance, older comments do not …

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Facebook’s 40 Most Shared Articles for 2011

It’s nearing the end of 2011 and so it’s time for every American media outlet to once again contribute to their annual national birthright: compiling lists! One of the better compilations to be released today is Facebook’s Most Shared Articles for this year, which presents an intriguing glimpse into what captivated and resonated with the gaze of the nation. Articles …

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Washington Post Facebook App Nears 4 Million Users

The era of Facebook’s “frictionless sharing” is in full swing, and while some are still expressing privacy concerns and lamenting that Facebook is killing the essence of sharing, it appears that some folks are happy to hop on the wave of change. The Washington Post, D.C.’s largest and one of the U.S.’s most venerable papers, has announced that their Facebook …

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New YouTube Homepage Promotes Channels, Sharing

YouTube is currently testing a brand new homepage design that, among other things, puts a lot of emphasis on channels. Considering YouTube’s recent announcements regarding a push for quality content through new channels, it should come as no surprise that thy would try to build an interface with this focus. The new layout contains a sort-of dashboard-like bar on the …

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Google+ Posts Coming To Gmail

While some are immediately contemplating the privacy issues involved–a thorn Google will never be able to remove, it seems–the Google+ integration with other Google products so many are calling are starting to sprout. Now, thanks to a Google+ post by Gmail engineer, Mark Striebeck, we now have knowledge about posts from Google+ appearing in Gmail. Now, this isn’t a carbon …

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