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Twitter Asks You to ‘Welcome Back’ Previously Inactive Users in Order to Promote Engagement Twitter Asks You to ‘Welcome Back’ Previously Inactive Users in Order to Promote Engagement

It looks like Twitter is making a small, non-intrusive push to promote more interaction between members of the service. Some users are seeing a new message appear atop their streams on Twitter.com. It notifies them that someone (a particular @person) …

Facebook Police Make Sure You’re Using Facebook (and Suggest You Buy Stock)

Facebook reportedly lost 1.4 million U.S. users last month. Or, maybe they didn’t. Metrics can be a tricky thing. Even if Facebook lost roughly 1% of their user base, is it even a huge deal? Things like that fluctuate from …

Facebook Still Has a Big Problem with Underage Users, and They Know It Facebook Still Has a Big Problem with Underage Users, and They Know It
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Facebook policy strictly prohibits anyone under the age of 13 from operating an account. As you’re probably well aware, plenty of kids under the age of 13 operate Facebook accounts. That’s because people are allowed to lie on the internet, …

Justin Bieber Passes Lady Gaga, Is the New King of Twitter

For over two years, Lady Gaga was the Queen of Twitter – in that she had the most followers of any user on the site. She was the first to 10 million, 20 million, 30 million…I think you get the …

Instagram Announces 90M MAUs After Weeks of Reports of User Hemorrhage Instagram Announces 90M MAUs After Weeks of Reports of User Hemorrhage

Maybe Instagram wants to quell rumors that Instagram is leaking users. Maybe they simply thought it was the right time. Whatever the case, they have just put up monthly active user stats for public consumption, for the first time ever. …

LinkedIn Hits 200 Million Members LinkedIn Hits 200 Million Members
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Today, LinkedIn is announcing a pretty significant milestone. The social network for professionals has just topped 200 million members. For reference, LinkedIn hit 100 million members back in March of 2011 – meaning it’s taken them nearly two years to …

Instagram Users Sent to Facebook When Reporting Other Users Instagram Users Sent to Facebook When Reporting Other Users

Facebook assured Instagram users that their experience with the service wouldn’t change post-acquisition, and that Instagram would continue to “grow independently.” While Facebook isn’t necessarily backtracking on that position, they are beginning to integrate the two services little by little. …

Facebook Slowly Conquering the World, Still Trails in Russia, China Facebook Slowly Conquering the World, Still Trails in Russia, China
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It’s Facebook’s world – every other social network is just living in it. Big blue’s virus-like spread has been well-documented, as the company has spent the past three years making up ground in countries like Brazil, Mexico, India, and more …

Twitter Hits 200M Monthly Active Users, or “Pulses of the Planet” Twitter Hits 200M Monthly Active Users, or “Pulses of the Planet”

Twitter has just announced a pretty significant milestone: 200 million monthly active users. Twitter has reached this milestone in less than seven years of existence. Back in March, Twitter officially turned six years old (it was the anniversary of the …

Facebook Gives Users a Personal Year in Review Timeline Facebook Gives Users a Personal Year in Review Timeline

Want to take a trip through your top moments on Facebook this past year? Well, you’re in luck. Facebook has just unveiled their year-in-review materials, and one of them is a user-specific 2012 Timeline of top stories. Just log in …

Spotify Gained Two Million Paid Subscriptions This Year Spotify Gained Two Million Paid Subscriptions This Year
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Music streaming service Spotify has just announced its current user stats, and they show that the company has increased its paid user base by two million this year alone. According to Spotify, it can now boast 5 million paid subscriptions …

“Ghost Town” Google+ Boasts 135 Million Active Users “Ghost Town” Google+ Boasts 135 Million Active Users
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Today Google launched Google+ Communities, which allows users of the social network to create and join large common interest groups complete with discussion, hangouts, and seamless sharing across the web. They also announced that former iPad app of the year …

Americans Spent a Collective 230 Millennia on Social Media During One Month in 2012 Americans Spent a Collective 230 Millennia on Social Media During One Month in 2012
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As a country, we are obsessed with liking, sharing, tweeting, and pinning. Seriously obsessed. Nielsen has just published their Social Media Report for 2012 and the numbers are staggering. According to Nielsen, Americans spent a total of 121.1 billion minutes …

Google Play Is Now No Country for Anonymous Reviewers Google Play Is Now No Country for Anonymous Reviewers
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If you prefer to hide behind the veil of anonymity when posting reviews, Google Play is probably not the place for you anymore. In a move that will pretty much wipe Google Play of nameless, faceless feedback, Google is now …

If You’re Kind of a Big Deal on Facebook, You Can Now Pay to Promote Your Posts Too If You’re Kind of a Big Deal on Facebook, You Can Now Pay to Promote Your Posts Too
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In early October, Facebook expanded their promoted posts service to allow individual users to pay a small fee to promote one of their statuses, photos, events, etc. With every one of those updates a U.S. user posts, a “promote” option …

Facebook Gives Expanded Privacy Tutorial to New Users During Signup Facebook Gives Expanded Privacy Tutorial to New Users During Signup
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Facebook currently boasts over 1 billion monthly active users, with more signing up every day. In order to help protect those users from the get-go and possibly avoid any future privacy quagmires, the company is now inserting a new privacy …

Facebook Wants to Know If You’re Satisfied with Facebook (Among Other Things) Facebook Wants to Know If You’re Satisfied with Facebook (Among Other Things)
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Facebook wants to know what you think about Facebook. Some users are being greeted with a survey prompt when they login this morning. The box appears at the top of the user’s news feed and says “we’d like to hear …

What One Billion Facebook Users Means to Prominent U.S. Politicians What One Billion Facebook Users Means to Prominent U.S. Politicians

We knew it was bound to happen sooner rather than later. After reporting 955 million monthly active users in their May IPO filing, Facebook just announced last Thursday that they had crossed the 1 billion users threshold. According to the …

Google+ Tops 100 Million Monthly Active Users Google+ Tops 100 Million Monthly Active Users
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Earlier today, Google announced that they had acquired iPad app of the year Snapseed and its makers NIik Software. As a part of that announcement, Google’s Senior Vice President of Engineering Vic Gundotra posted a welcome message to Nik software, …

Instagram Has Grown Over 1000% Since Facebook Deal Instagram Has Grown Over 1000% Since Facebook Deal

You may have done a double take when you first heard that Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook had agreed to purchase revenue-less photo sharing app Instagram for a cool $1 billion. You may have wondered how in the hell a startup …

Zuckerberg, Sandberg Host Oldest Facebook User at HQ Zuckerberg, Sandberg Host Oldest Facebook User at HQ

101-year-old Florence Detlor graduated Occidental College in 1932, likes books, and lives in Menlo Park, California. She has an interesting title, as well: Oldest registered Facebook user. Or so says Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg. Detlor visited her and CEO Mark …