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iPhone 5c Target of New Apple Marketing Campaign

Earlier this year, CEO of Apple Tim Cook revealed that the iPhone 5c did not sell as well as Apple had expected it to, placing the blame upon the immediate market-recognition and appeal of the iPhone 5s: “I think the …

Facebook Redesigns Timelines For Pages Facebook Redesigns Timelines For Pages

Facebook announced the launch of some changes to Pages, including a redesigned timeline, new options for admin tools and a new Pages to Watch feature. With the new Timeline design, all posts will appear on the right-side column, while the …

Christina Fallin: Native American Insult or Art?

An Oklahoma news station tell us that Christina Fallin, the daughter of Oklahoma governor Mary Fallin, has recently come under fire for an Instagram picture that involves her wearing a Native American headdress. The almost-authentic looking red-and-white headdress was posted …

“Hot Facebook Mom” Now Respected Health Guru “Hot Facebook Mom” Now Respected Health Guru

“Hot Facebook Mom” is no longer a joke. Maria Kang, who rose to short-lived internet fame after posting the infamous “What’s your excuse?” photo on Facebook, has helped found the “No Excuses Moms Movement”. The movement has over 700 groups …

eBay Launches ‘Smart Hashtags’ For Social Commerce eBay Launches ‘Smart Hashtags’ For Social Commerce

eBay announced the launch of Smart Hashtags on Wednesday. Users can click on the share widget on a product, guide or other page to share to Twitter or Pinterest, and a box pops up with a shareable link, a text …

Selfies Really Are As Mind-Numbingly Popular As You Perceive Them to Be Selfies Really Are As Mind-Numbingly Popular As You Perceive Them to Be

If you asked me, my off-the-cuff answer to “what percentage of your Facebook feed consists of selfies” would be about half. Same goes for Instagram. Turns out, that isn’t that ridiculous of a statement. People really do love their selfies, …

Kim Novak’s Face Is The Talk Of The Oscars

Kim Novak, 81, was one of the many celebrities to serve as a presenter for this year’s annual Academy Awards on March 2. When she took the stage with Best Actor winner Matthew McConaughey to present the award for Best …

Daughter’s Facebook Blunder Costs Father Thousands

This is a sad and yet hilarious demonstration of what happens when someone fails to realize that it is indeed possible to over-share on social media. So many people don’t understand that not every bit of information that comes down …

Pinterest Lets You Create As Many Secret Boards As You Like Pinterest Lets You Create As Many Secret Boards As You Like

After numerous requests from users, Pinterest finally launched Secret Boards in late 2012. Listening to feedback it has gotten since then, the company has now gone a step forward, and let users create as many of them as they like. …

Steve Elkington Tweets Another Faux Pas

Some people need to realize the internet is not like Las Vegas. What happens on the internet stays on the internet whether you delete it or not. Apparently professional golfer Steve Elkington didn’t get that memo. On Tuesday the Australian …

Facebook Gives Users More From Pages They Haven’t Liked Facebook Gives Users More From Pages They Haven’t Liked

Facebook announced a new News Feed feature on Tuesday, which will show users more updates from Pages they don’t follow. This comes at a time when Facebook is already showing users less from the pages they’ve actually gone out of …

LinkedIn Infographic Looks At How Small Businesses Are Using Social Media LinkedIn Infographic Looks At How Small Businesses Are Using Social Media

LinkedIn recently put out a report based on a survey of small business owners, looking at how they use social media, and how it drives growth for SMBs. Now, the company has put together an infographic sharing some more findings. …

LinkedIn Tells You More About Who’s Viewing Your Profile LinkedIn Tells You More About Who’s Viewing Your Profile

LinkedIn announced that it’s providing users with a lot more information about who has been viewing their profiles. Apparently in preparation for the launch, the company announced last week that users can now block other members from viewing their profiles, …

LinkedIn Now Lets You Block People LinkedIn Now Lets You Block People

LinkedIn announced that users can now block other members. According to the company, this has unsurprisingly been a highly requested feature. “I come to you today to assure you that your concerns were heard loud and clear,” writes LinkedIn Trust …

WhatsApp Has A Button For Sending Traffic To Publishers WhatsApp Has A Button For Sending Traffic To Publishers

WhatsApp, which is being acquired by Facebook for $19 billion, has a share button for publishers that has the potential to drive traffic to websites. Here’s what it looks like: The company reportedly launched this late last year, and is …

LinkedIn Is Letting Everyone Use Its Publisher Platform LinkedIn Is Letting Everyone Use Its Publisher Platform

LinkedIn announced that it is opening up its publishing platform – previously only available to “Influencers” like Richard Branson and Conan O’Brien – to all members. Now, when you publish a post on LinkedIn, the content becomes part of your …

Facebook Sends Teen’s Emails to Stranger Facebook Sends Teen’s Emails to Stranger
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Facebook is sometimes a fickle friend, but what if your private messages and notifications were being sent to a complete stranger? That’s what happened between an American mom and a teenage girl in Mexico, according to Fox News. Kristal McKenzie …

After Major Overhaul, Klout To Be Acquired By Lithium Technologies [Report] After Major Overhaul, Klout To Be Acquired By Lithium Technologies [Report]

Update: A Klout spokesperson offers, “Klout doesn’t comment on rumor or speculation.” Klout is reportedly about to be acquired by Lithium Technologies for at least $100 million. This is according to Re/code’s Kara Swisher and Liz Gannes, both generally reliable …

Yahoo Acquires Wander And ‘Days’ App Yahoo Acquires Wander And ‘Days’ App

Yahoo is showing no signs of slowing down the acquisition train. In the fifth piece of company-being-acquired-by-Yahoo news of the year, Yahoo has acquired Wander, which operates the social photo app Days. The Wander team announced the news on the …

StumbleUpon Now Emails Users About Successful Stumbles StumbleUpon Now Emails Users About Successful Stumbles

StumbleUpon is sending emails to users letting them know when they’ve submitted something that got a lot of stumbles. I’m not sure how frequently the company is doing this, or what the threshold for a successful stumble is, but I …

Klout CEO Explains How The New Klout Is Its First Product To Help Users Klout CEO Explains How The New Klout Is Its First Product To Help Users
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On Thursday, Klout launched a big redesign with a focus on “creating content,” which I suggested was really more about sharing content that others have created, and basically seems like a social news reader. Klout CEO Joe Fernandez tells WebProNews, …