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StumbleUpon Looks To Get Better At Determining When Content Is Evergreen StumbleUpon Looks To Get Better At Determining When Content Is Evergreen

StumbleUpon has an engineering contest going on, aimed at finding some help improving how it recommends content. Specifically, they’re looking for someone to develop an algorithm to make the service better at determining when a piece of content is evergreen …

The Facebook Ticker Has Gone Missing The Facebook Ticker Has Gone Missing

Update: It’s back. A lot of Facebook users are noticing that the ticker is gone from their homepage today. The ticker, if you’re unaware, is the panel that shows every piece of activity your Facebook friends are engaging in. It’s …

Man Gets 5-Year Social Media Ban After 6-Month Stint in Jail over Tumblr Post Man Gets 5-Year Social Media Ban After 6-Month Stint in Jail over Tumblr Post
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A Georgia man has been sentenced to time served, probation, and given an all-out 5-year social media ban after pleading guilty to making terroristic threats via his Tumblr blog. 20-year-old Caleb Jamaal Clemmons has spent the past 6 months in …

Facebook Continues Courting Celebs With ‘VIP’ App Facebook Continues Courting Celebs With ‘VIP’ App

Facebook can be a great way for people to stay up to date on their favorite celebrities’ happenings. Let me stress the “can” part. It’s not always the case. A lot of it depends on if you actually see the …

Facebook Gets Even More Twitter-Like With Trending Topics Facebook Gets Even More Twitter-Like With Trending Topics
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Facebook is reportedly testing Trending Topics with a group of mobile users. The news comes from All Things D, which luckily provides screen caps: While not necessarily the case with all features Facebook tests, it seems reasonably safe to assume …

Mozilla Integrates A Share Button Directly Into Firefox Mozilla Integrates A Share Button Directly Into Firefox
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Firefox became a social browser last year when it integrated with Facebook. Since then, Firefox has become home to a number of social networks from all over the world. Now the browser is taking it to the next step with …

Twitter Use Up 125% from 2010 among American Adults Twitter Use Up 125% from 2010 among American Adults
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The last three years have seen a surge in Twitter use among American adults. That’s the latest finding from Pew’s Internet & American Life project, who measured Twitter use among those aged 18+ in their new social media study. According …

Look At All This Stuff That Happens On The Web In Just 60 Seconds Look At All This Stuff That Happens On The Web In Just 60 Seconds
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We just showed you how many people and things are coming online in real time (at least by Cisco’s measure). Now let’s take a look at what people are actually doing. Well, it’s not exactly a real-time look, but according …

“Happier” Is Social Media For Optimists “Happier” Is Social Media For Optimists
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Social media has become a steadfast part of many people’s lives; millions of people log on to Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and similar sites each day, all with the express purpose of exploring their interests, sharing their views, and communicating with …

Do You Really Want Facebook Telling You How Many People Are Ignoring Your Posts? Do You Really Want Facebook Telling You How Many People Are Ignoring Your Posts?
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What does it actually mean when one of your Facebook friends “likes” one of your posts? In reality, the like is purposefully vague. It can show support, solidarity, agreement, and a wide array of positive emotions. It can show appreciation, …

Facebook Posts Used to Find Strep Throat Outbreak Source Facebook Posts Used to Find Strep Throat Outbreak Source

Social media is largely thought of as a way for people across the world to keep in touch and share moments from their lives. The information being collected on sites like Twitter and Facebook, however, can also be used for …

5 Tips for Protecting Your Online Presence
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There are a few commonsense ways to help protect your reputation online. Some companies offer such a service for a fee, but you can do a lot yourself to keep your reputation sterling. The first step for anyone should be …

Google, Facebook And Twitter Train Mental Health Nonprofits On Social Media Google, Facebook And Twitter Train Mental Health Nonprofits On Social Media

Representatives from Google, Facebook and Twitter got together for a big training session for mental health nonprofits in Washington D.C. this afternoon, and Google has put 2 1/2 hours worth of video from the event online for anyone interested to …

Google Just Gave The +1 More Meaning Google Just Gave The +1 More Meaning
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Google launched the +1 button before it even launched Google+. It’s always been a way to send social signals to Google, and help it determine what content people like. This helps the personalized search experience for one thing. But while …

Google Aims To Help You Amplify Your Impact Across Social Channels Google Aims To Help You Amplify Your Impact Across Social Channels
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Google has released the recording of a webinar about launching and amplifying your impact across social channels. It’s called, “The New Normal: Brand Engagement in the Age of the Connected Consumer”. “The digital and social revolution has empowered consumers with …

Internet Is the Main Source of News for 21% of Americans Internet Is the Main Source of News for 21% of Americans

Just over one-fifth of American adults now rely on the Internet as their main source of news about current events. That’s according to a new poll from Gallup. 21% of those polled answered the question “what would you say is …

Hello, NSA App Lets You Get on a Government Watch List the Fun Way Hello, NSA App Lets You Get on a Government Watch List the Fun Way

The U.S. government is watching your online activity. They’re looking at your social media posts, your emails, and plenty of other types of online communications. We’ve always known that – to some extent. Now we really know that. But even …

Supermoon 2013: The Best Pics From Social Media Supermoon 2013: The Best Pics From Social Media

There’s nothing quite like a celestial event to get the internet excited. Over the weekend, the full moon appeared slightly larger in the night sky, a phenomenon dubbed a “supermoon.” NASA this past weekend released a video explaining just what …

Instagram Video Is Already Being Used By Brands Instagram Video Is Already Being Used By Brands

Instagram just got finished showing off its new video features at the big “Facebook event,” and brands are already using it for marketing purposes. Sam Biddle at Gawker’s Valleywag writes, Instagram creator Kevin Systrom is unveiling video for Instagram literally …

Meet (or Don’t Meet, Optimally) a New Anti-Social App, Hell Is Other People Meet (or Don’t Meet, Optimally) a New Anti-Social App, Hell Is Other People

In Jean-Paul Sartre’s existentialist play No Exit, one of the damned souls concludes that “hell is other people.” Nearly 70 years later, that quote has inspired a new app that helps you be as anti-social as possible. The app, Hell …

Facebook Launches Improvements To Page Post Link Ads Facebook Launches Improvements To Page Post Link Ads
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Facebook just announced a few more updates to its efforts to “simplify” its ad products. The company recently revealed that it plans to cut down its existing ad units by more than half. More on that here. Even since that …