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Google Now Shows Reddit And Others In ‘News’ Box Google Now Shows Reddit And Others In ‘News’ Box

Update: According to Danny Sullivan, who spoke with Google about the subject, the “In the News” box is now showing content from additional sources, including reddit, the Yoast blog, and other content deemed newsowrthy. This includes things that are not …

Twitter Is Funding A New MIT Lab For ‘Social Machines’ Twitter Is Funding A New MIT Lab For ‘Social Machines’

The MIT Media Lab announced that it has secured a five-year, $10 million investment from Twitter, which will provide access to its real-time, public steam of tweets as well as the archive of every tweet all the way back to …

Orkut Officially Dies After Ten Years Orkut Officially Dies After Ten Years

Google announced in June that it would shut down its original social networking service Orkut after ten years of existence. At the time, they set the death date as September 30th, and that day has come. Orkut never quite caught …

Pinterest To Adjust Privacy Policy For Coming Ads Pinterest To Adjust Privacy Policy For Coming Ads

Pinterest said on Friday that it will make some updates to its privacy policy on October 19th in an effort to make its Promoted Pins more relevant to users. Promoted Pins are still in the testing phase, and aren’t available …

iPhone 6 Is So Awesome Joan Rivers Is Shilling It from the Grave iPhone 6 Is So Awesome Joan Rivers Is Shilling It from the Grave

If you want to know just how incredible the new iPhone 6 is, just ask Joan Rivers. The celebrity comedian and fashion critic is raving about the new device on her Facebook and Instagram accounts, calling it “beautiful” and a …

Yet More Facebook News Feed Changes Announced Yet More Facebook News Feed Changes Announced

Facebook has been announcing a lot of changes to the News Feed lately, and on Thursday, the company announced a couple more related to trending topics, likes, and comments. The first change relates to how Facebook factors in trending topics. …

With iOS 8, You Can Add Pinterest’s ‘Pin It’ Button And Pin From The Browser With iOS 8, You Can Add Pinterest’s ‘Pin It’ Button And Pin From The Browser

As you’re probably well aware, Apple just released the big iOS 8 update. Pinterest announced that its app has some new functionality that takes advantage of it. You can now add the Pin It button to your iPhone, and pin …

Twitter Adds Tools To Tailored Audiences Twitter Adds Tools To Tailored Audiences

Twitter announced an update to its Tailored Audiences ad targeting feature. It’s getting new stuff like audience list uploading, better audience management tools, new supported ID types, and better targeting in general. Twitter first made Tailored Audiences available globally in …

StumbleUpon Change Could Increase Your Pageviews StumbleUpon Change Could Increase Your Pageviews

I was just minding my own business submitting an article to StumbleUpon, when I couldn’t help but notice an entirely new experience when I clicked the submit button. The change may not seem huge, but it gives users a direct …

Facebook Announces Ad-Related News Feed Updates Facebook Announces Ad-Related News Feed Updates

Facebook announced a couple more changes to the News Feed on Thursday, specifically around how it shows ads to people. Both changes deal with the signals Facebook gets from people who choose to hide the ads they see. Product manager …

How Top Publishers’ Social Referrals Are Divided How Top Publishers’ Social Referrals Are Divided

We recently looked at data from Shareaholic, which showed social media referral share by social network across Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, StumbleUpon, reddit, YouTube, Google+, and LinkedIn: As you can see, the data shows that Facebook is (by far) the biggest …

Apple Reportedly Set to Acquire Path Apple Reportedly Set to Acquire Path

Here’s some Apple news that doesn’t involve the iPhone 6 or the Apple Watch – According to Pando Daily, a “single well-placed source inside Apple’s engineering team” says that the company is poised to buy Path, the social network and …

Denny’s Mocks Apple’s Livestream Incompetence Denny’s Mocks Apple’s Livestream Incompetence

As you probably know, Apple held a big press event today to unveil the iPhone 6, the iPhone 6 Plus, and the Apple Watch (as well as Apple Pay and a new U2 album). The company made a huge deal …

With The New Buy Button, Will Twitter Become An Effective E-Commerce Tool? With The New Buy Button, Will Twitter Become An Effective E-Commerce Tool?

Everyone is trying to figure out mobile commerce, and the big news is that Twitter just unveiled its role in that – a new Buy button, which will enable users to buy goods and services right from tweets. Twitter joins …

Should Twitter Change Its Timeline Feature? Should Twitter Change Its Timeline Feature?

There have been rumors and fears for quite some time that Twitter would one day implement an algorithmic timeline, which would essentially be its equivalent to Facebook’s News Feed. Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem like many users want that. Would you …

Hootsuite Acquires Brightkit To Launch ‘Campaigns’ Offering Hootsuite Acquires Brightkit To Launch ‘Campaigns’ Offering

Hootsuite announced that it has acquired social campaigns platform Brightkit, which it is using to launch its own new offering called Hootsuite Campaigns. The acquisition actually took place in July, but is just now being announced. “Hootsuite Campaigns helps brands …

Robin Williams’ Daughter Returns To Social Media

After quitting the sites shortly after her father Robin Williams’ death, Zelda Williams has returned to social media. On Monday, September 1, Zelda simply tweeted “Thank You” with a link to a quote by Harvey Fierstein. “Never be bullied into …

Twitter Shows Favorites In Timeline When It Has Nothing Else To Show Twitter Shows Favorites In Timeline When It Has Nothing Else To Show

Last month, news came out that Twitter would start showing favorites and other activity in users’ timelines. The concept didn’t sit too well with some users. Twitter updated its help documentation to say: Additionally, when we identify a Tweet, an …

LinkedIn Kills InMaps Visualization Tool LinkedIn Kills InMaps Visualization Tool

LinkedIn has killed off another tool. As of Monday, InMaps has gone the way of the dodo. If you try to visit the InMaps homepage, you’ll be redirected to LinkedIn’s help center, where it says: Sometimes we have to retire …

Reddit Launches iPhone App Just For AMAs Reddit Launches iPhone App Just For AMAs

Reddit announced the launch of the reddit AMA (as me anything) app for iOS – an app built specifically for the popular Q&As that frequently take place on the site. AMAs have been around for about eight years, and have …

Susan Sarandon on Instant Fame, Social Media Feeding Frenzy and the Need for Legalized Marijuana

Susan Sarandon has to be one of the most authentically outspoken actresses around. In a recent in-depth interview with the Hollywood Reporter for the release of her new film, Florence, the Oscar-winning actress dished on insta-fame, the social media feeding …