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Twitter Shows Favorites, Like Retweets, in Timeline

Twitter Shows Favorites, Like Retweets, in Timeline

By Josh Wolford August 18, 2014

Here’s the thing about favoriting tweets – it’s kind of a personal thing. I know ‘personal’ and ‘Twitter’ don’t really meld, but bear with me. There are many reasons why someone would favorite a tweet. Maybe they like it, maybe …

Airbnb May Let Hosts Offer to Cook You Dinner Airbnb May Let Hosts Offer to Cook You Dinner

One of the most endearing qualities of Airbnb is that it offers travelers a more unique experience. Instead of booking an expensive hotel room in Barcelona, why not find someone who’s willing to let you crash at their apartment in …

Twitter Tests Mute Button for App Users Twitter Tests Mute Button for App Users

Sometimes, you don’t really want to unfollow someone, you just don’t want to see their bullshit in your feed for a while. If you’ve ever found yourself in that situation, you’ll be happy to learn that it appears Twitter is …

Yahoo Tests Knowledge Graph-Like Search Results Yahoo Tests Knowledge Graph-Like Search Results

Yahoo appears to be testing a new type of search results that resemble Google’s Knowledge Graph and Bing’s version of that. The test was spotted by All Google Testing (via Search Engine Land), which shared this look: Here’s what it …

Facebook Is Still Trying to Be Your Newspaper Facebook Is Still Trying to Be Your Newspaper

Apparently, Facebook is experimenting with the “save” button again. Josh Constine over at TechCrunch has acquired some screenshots of the new test, in which Facebook is adding a big ol’ “save” button inside articles shared on the desktop version of …

Pinterest Is Currently Testing Playable GIFs Pinterest Is Currently Testing Playable GIFs

Your Pinterest boards might get a little GIFfy in the near future. The social platform is currently allowing a test batch of users to pin playable GIFs – as confirmed in a statement: “We’re always working on ways to help …

Developmental Delay Test For Babies Approved by FDA Developmental Delay Test For Babies Approved by FDA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today approved a new test designed to detect developmental delays and intellectual disabilities in children. The test is marketed by Affymetrix under the name CytoScan Dx Assay and can detect disabilities such as …

Facebook Takes You Down Memory Lane with New Feed Facebook Takes You Down Memory Lane with New Feed

Facebook is looking to take you on a trip down memory lane by generating a news feed that looks like the one that existed exactly one year in the past. The new feature is called “On This Day,” and Facebook …

Twitter Tests Bing-Powered Translations Twitter Tests Bing-Powered Translations

Twitter is currently testing a new auto-translate feature for tweets on the Twitter desktop site, and it’s powered by Bing. The new translations appear directly under the original tweets, and they note the language in which the translation derives. The …

Twitter Shows Articles Where Tweets Are Embedded Twitter Shows Articles Where Tweets Are Embedded

Twitter appears to be testing a new feature that will provide users with a way to view popular tweets in better context by pointing them in the direction of articles where those tweets have been embedded. The new “embedded on …

Twitter Tests Thumbnail Image Previews Inside Tweets Twitter Tests Thumbnail Image Previews Inside Tweets

It appears that Twitter is looking to give users more context about the photos others share in tweets – or at least make it easier to determine whether or not “clicking to expand” is worth their time. A small number …

Finally, Facebook May Let You Edit Posts Finally, Facebook May Let You Edit Posts
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Facebook is currently testing a feature that people have wanted since the first time Facebook ever let anyone post anything – the ability to edit your own posts. AllFacebook spotted a public update from Facebook’s Nick Schrock that contained a …

Facebook Prompts Users to Complete Their Profiles Facebook Prompts Users to Complete Their Profiles
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Facebook is taking a page from the books of so many social networks before it and prompting users to complete their profiles upon logging in. Here’s what you may see at the top of your homepage when you log in …

Facebook Tests Green Dot Chat Indicator In News Feed Facebook Tests Green Dot Chat Indicator In News Feed

Facebook is testing a new way to let users know which of their friends are online and available for chat. We’ve seen some version of this indicator all over the place for years, but the newest home for Facebook’s green …

States Drop GED as Test Price Rises
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The GED, or General Educational Development tests, were created in 1942 to measure the academic skills of U.S. soldiers who had left high school to join the military. Though the test has undergone revisions, the American Council on Education has …

Facebook’s Paid Messages Test Continues to Expand Facebook’s Paid Messages Test Continues to Expand
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It appears that Facebook’s paid messaging test has crossed the pond, as users in the U.K. are reporting that they are being given the opportunity to pay upwards of £10 to send messages to some users’ inboxes. “The system of …

LinkedIn Tests Direct Mention Links in Statuses LinkedIn Tests Direct Mention Links in Statuses
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UPDATE: LinkedIn is now beginning to roll out the feature out to all English-speaking users. LinkedIn is currently testing user mentions, something that other networks like Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ have had for some time and that users rely on …