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President Obama’s Fake Twitter Followers Outnumber Mitt Romney’s Total Followers 6 to 1 President Obama’s Fake Twitter Followers Outnumber Mitt Romney’s Total Followers 6 to 1
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It’s pretty safe to say that everyone on Twitter is followed by at least a few fake accounts. We always knew that bots ran rampant on the site, but recent studies into the buying and selling of fake Twitter followers …

Over 27% of the Top 10 Twitter Accounts’ Followers Are Fake Over 27% of the Top 10 Twitter Accounts’ Followers Are Fake
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Fake Twitter followers are on everyone’s mind. Last month, GOP Presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s Twitter followers jumped substantially overnight, leading some to accuse the campaign of buying followers. They denied it of course, but it led to a much more …

Netflix Hits One Million Members in the UK & Ireland in Only Seven Months Netflix Hits One Million Members in the UK & Ireland in Only Seven Months

In just seven months after launching their streaming service in the UK & Ireland to compete with European heavyweight Lovefilm, Netflix is announcing a pretty big milestone: UK & Ireland Netflix members now total over one million. Netflix says that …

Google+ Is Devoid Of Life [Infographic] Google+ Is Devoid Of Life [Infographic]
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There’s been a lot of debate lately over whether or not Google+ is actually doing anything for the search giant. Google was quick to point out during I/O that the social network now has over 250 million users with 70 …

Has Facebook Begun The Final Timeline Push? [UPDATED] Has Facebook Begun The Final Timeline Push? [UPDATED]
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Facebook recently said that the final Timeline push is coming, and every user will be forced to switch by fall. Of course, this isn’t the first time that Facebook has said the end was near for old profile holdouts. The …

You Can Buy 1,000 Fake Followers for $18, and That’s a Huge Problem for Twitter You Can Buy 1,000 Fake Followers for $18, and That’s a Huge Problem for Twitter

It shouldn’t shock you that people participate in the buying and selling of Twitter followers – phantom accounts conjured out of thin air whose only real purpose is to serve as a number in a follower count and to sometimes …

Facebook Likely Has 83 Million Fake Users Facebook Likely Has 83 Million Fake Users
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If you picked any Facebook user at random, there is nearly a 1 in 10 chance that the user you picked isn’t real. Maybe it’s a duplicate, maybe it’s a spam account – but either way, it’s a fake Facebook …

Spotify Has 15 Million Active Users, 4 Million Of Which Pay For It Spotify Has 15 Million Active Users, 4 Million Of Which Pay For It

If you actively use Spotify for your streaming music needs, you’re one of a growing number. According to Spotify’s CCO Ken Parks, who recently spoke at London’s Global Business Summit on Creative Content, the service currently boasts 15 million active …

Twitter Tops 500 Million Users; “Users” is a Loose Term, of Course Twitter Tops 500 Million Users; “Users” is a Loose Term, of Course
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Social media “users,” as we are all well aware, can have quite the variance to the amount of “use” they give to the social network in question. Not only that, but the word “user” doesn’t even necessitate any human element. …

George Takei: If You Want Me On Google+, Circle Me 250,000 Times And Prove It’s Not A Ghost Town George Takei: If You Want Me On Google+, Circle Me 250,000 Times And Prove It’s Not A Ghost Town
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For years, George Takei was mostly known for his role as Hikaru Sulu on Star Trek (in both TV and film). While many Star Trek fans will probably always remember him for that role, the 75-year-old actor has made a …

Facebook Delves Deep Into The Reporting Process Facebook Delves Deep Into The Reporting Process

With 900+ million people on the site, it’s inevitable that someone is going to post something that offends your sensibilities. And although Facebook has systems in place to weed out content that violates their terms of service, the company has …

Facebook Including Deactivated Accounts In Total Friend Count [UPDATED] Facebook Including Deactivated Accounts In Total Friend Count [UPDATED]
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UPDATE: Facebook has told me that your friend count does in fact include some deactivated friends – We recently changed the way we count the number of people you are friends with to include some accounts that are not currently …

Facebook Reminds Users That Security Is Important, Offers Tips Facebook Reminds Users That Security Is Important, Offers Tips
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Facebook is in the process of reminding every user that a few simple security measures can help them protect their account from those on the interwebs who would wish to use it for dastardly purposes. When they first log in, …

Facebook Wants More Information On Why You’re Reporting People Facebook Wants More Information On Why You’re Reporting People
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There are nearly a dozen legitimate (and a couple dozen illegitimate) reasons why you would report a certain Facebook user to the FB authority. Whether you’re reporting a fake account, someone who’s posting highly inappropriate content, or some jerk who …

Facebook Gives You More Options To Wade Through All Those Notifications Facebook Gives You More Options To Wade Through All Those Notifications

Facebook has offered users the chance to cut back on all of those pesky notification emails for some time now. All users have to do is to tell Facebook to only send “important updates and summary information” via email, instead …

Facebook’s Dominance Makes For A Big, Blue World Facebook’s Dominance Makes For A Big, Blue World

Although Facebook’s foray into the public market has left many with quite the bitter taste in their mouth, the company can take comfort in the fact that at least for now, they are without question dominating the world’s social media …

Your Grandma Isn’t the Only Grandma on Facebook Your Grandma Isn’t the Only Grandma on Facebook

Sure, to the younger users who poke fun at their grandparents (and parents, in some cases) for their often confusing interactions and general lack of understanding, it may seem like Facebook is no country for old (wo)men. As Facebook continues …

Facebook Must Help Identify Trolls, Says UK Court Facebook Must Help Identify Trolls, Says UK Court

If you’re in the UK and are in the mood for some particularly malicious Facebook trolling, you might want to rethink your decision. That’s because there is now precedent for a court to order Facebook turn over everything they have …

UK Woman Wants Facebook To Identify Her Trollers UK Woman Wants Facebook To Identify Her Trollers

It’s not an unfamiliar story – people on the internet can be jackasses. Why are people mean? Well, without delving into anything that would require a psych evaluation, one thing that people always point to is anonymity. On the interwebs, …

Facebook Now Boasts 901 Million Users Facebook Now Boasts 901 Million Users
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It’s not like we were unaware that Facebook was approaching 1 billion monthly active users. In their original S-1 filing at the beginning of February, they told us that they had 845 million MAUs, which obviously makes it the biggest …

Twitter Turns Six, Claims 140 Million Active Users Twitter Turns Six, Claims 140 Million Active Users

At 12:50 pm on March 21st, 2006, Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey sent out the first ever tweet. It said “just setting up my twttr.” Now, six years later, Twitter is an indelible part of millions of people’s lives. That’s right, …