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Tweeting the NFL Tweeting the NFL

After the summer of discontent, the NFL saved its season, and is primed for it to start, which happens tomorrow night (Thursday) when the New Orleans Saints play the Green Bay Packers. The first game of the season features the …

Foursquare Lists Let You Share Recommendations With Friends Foursquare Lists Let You Share Recommendations With Friends

Foursquare has added a new element to their social experience, as their all new Foursquare Lists went live today. Now you can categorize your favorite places into convenient, sharable lists that you can use to document travel experiences, plan future …

Facebook Now Grouping Your News Feed By Topic Facebook Now Grouping Your News Feed By Topic

If you are on Facebook today, you might see something different on your news feed. Now your friends’ posts will sometimes be grouped together based on the subject matter of those posts. For instance, you might see a post that …

Gmail Plans New Ways To Help Organize Your Inbox Gmail Plans New Ways To Help Organize Your Inbox
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The last major inbox organizational update that Gmail introduced was the Priority Inbox, and it has gone over pretty well with users. Now, Google has announced that they will be rolling out several new inbox styles so that you can …

PlayStation Network Testing Major Redesign? PlayStation Network Testing Major Redesign?
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Sony has to be thrilled about the reasons that its PlayStation is in the news as of late. In the past few days the gaming community has been focusing on the future of the console, which has to be a …

Foursquare Announces New Notifications, Looks “Beyond The Check-In” Foursquare Announces New Notifications, Looks “Beyond The Check-In”
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Location-based check-in app Foursquare is announcing a brand new notification system that looks to encourage interaction with all facets of the service, not simply the checking-in part. They have just announced a new “notification tray” that will organize all your …

Hotmail Introduces “Instant Email” Hotmail Introduces “Instant Email”
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You don’t much hear about Hotmail, or, well, email as a whole much anymore — unless, of course, there’s some kind of virus running rampant. That being said, even news on that particular front is pretty quiet. The fact is, …

Twitter Lets You View Others’ Timelines Twitter Lets You View Others’ Timelines
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Twitter has launched a new feature that lets you see the Twitter experience as your Twitter buddies see it. You can now look at other people’s Twitter timelines (streams, feeds, if you will). This is a fun new feature that …

Facebook Rolls Out Page Tagging in Photos Facebook Rolls Out Page Tagging in Photos
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Starting Today, Facebook users can tag pages in their photos. Previously, only friends were able to be tagged and linked to within photos. A certain page can now be tagged by anyone on Facebook, not simply those who have liked …

Facebook Tweaks @ Mentions Facebook Tweaks @ Mentions

The @ mention of friends or pages on Facebook has been a success since it debuted in 2009.  People inherently like to include others in their communications, and tagging a friend is the surest way to make sure that they …

Apple iOS 4.3.3 To Fix Tracking “Bug” Apple iOS 4.3.3 To Fix Tracking “Bug”
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It looks like Apple users won’t have too wait very long to (possibly) resolve some of their privacy concerns. BGR says that its Apple sources have confirmed the release of iOS 4.3.3 within the next two weeks.  Version 4.3.3 will …

Nook Color Updated, Gets App Store, Froyo Nook Color Updated, Gets App Store, Froyo

If you ever asked yourself about the difference between an e-reader and a tablet, your query may have gotten a little bit more difficult to answer. A brand new upgrade for the Nook Color seriously blurs the line between e-reader …

uTorrent 3.0 Beta Now Available uTorrent 3.0 Beta Now Available

I <3 uTorrent.  I can say that with confidence now that “<3″ is officially in the OED.  Rejoice,  fellow uTorrent lovers, as they have just released version 3.0 beta, and it has a bunch of promising new features. Over on …

Gmail Updates Themes, Recipient Suggestions Gmail Updates Themes, Recipient Suggestions
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Google announced two updates to Gmail today – background themes and email recipient suggestions. First up, your backgrounds.  For a while now, Google has given Gmail users the ability to change their backgrounds using pre-made themes like ninjas and space.  …

Facebook Online Indicator Added to Profile Facebook Online Indicator Added to Profile
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A minor update hit Facebook today as it added an indicator to your profile that alerts friends to your online status.  On the home page, friends available for chat still reside on the left side and you still have the …

Twitter Phasing Out The Term Updates In Favor Of Tweets
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Twitter has changed the word "updates" to "tweets" on user profiles. Though the change seems insignificant, it’s the first time the famed microblogging site has used the term "tweet" on their site.

Twitter changes updates to tweets

Yahoo! MyBlogLog Gets Updated

Yahoo! MyBlogLog has included a couple of updates since the last time I took a close look at the service.

For one, sorting through “followers” and considering reciprocal “friend adding” is easier because you can filter through the list of friends in a pretty speedy fashion (especially if you have a hundred or more pending followers).

mybloglog pending

Another Facebook Faux Pas

C’mon Facebook I really thought we had moved past this

Site- And Source-Related Updates To Google Earth

Improvements to the search engine at Google.com are undeniably newsworthy, but on a sort of life-and-death scale, adjustments to the Google News engine are also important.  And a few changes (and reminders) cropped up recently.

More December Google Earth Updates

Google Earth

Almost two weeks ago, a post called "December Updates in Google Earth" was made on the official LatLong Blog, and I figured Google’s geographic information system (GIS) specialists were done for the year.  I was wrong, though, as they’ve just released new, more detailed imagery.

YouTube

Thanks to various holidays, vacation and/or sick time that doesn’t roll over, and a few other factors, December is traditionally a slow news month. YouTube’s given us a bit to write about, though, as the video-sharing service has unveiled eight updates.