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Instagram Users Suffer From Major Fruit-Spam Attack

Instagram Users Suffer From Major Fruit-Spam Attack

Over the last day or so, there has been an overwhelming posting of fruit-themes images on Instagram. However, before you try to figure out if it’s the World Fruit Day, it is actually a spam that has hit the photo-sharing site. Apparently, the perpetrators of the spam steal users’ login credentials and then post these images from their accounts.

By On June 30, 2013 Respond
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Instagram Is Still More Popular Than Vine On Twitter

Instagram Is Still More Popular Than Vine On Twitter

Recently, certain analytics published alongside reports suggested that Vine, the video-tweeting tool, has gained the upper hand on Instagram on Twitter. However, detailed analytics from Topsy now suggest that the impression is untrue and that Instagram continues to be far more wildly popular than Vine.

By On June 29, 2013 Respond
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Facebook Will Remove Ads From Offensive Pages

Facebook Will Remove Ads From Offensive Pages

Advertising on a network as huge as Facebook can pose significant problems. At one side, certain pages wouldn’t want certain kind of ads to be displayed next to their content. At the other hand, certain advertisers don’t want their ads being displayed alongside offensive pages. Facebook has announced that it will soon resolve the latter.

By On June 29, 2013 Respond
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Updated Facebook Home Android App Gets Folders

Updated Facebook Home Android App Gets Folders

When Facebook rolled out its ‘Facebook Home’ app, it arrived with a lot of fanfare. However, the app failed to gain much traction after the launch. Despite that, the social network is not ready to give up on it and has now rolled out a new version of the app.

By On June 29, 2013 Respond
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Google+ Photos App Offers Quick Photo-Sharing For Chromebook Pixel Users

Google+ Photos App Offers Quick Photo-Sharing For Chromebook Pixel Users

Google recently made a number of significant changes to its social network, Google Plus. The key changes focused on enhancing the visual appeal of the platform by making it look more image-centric. Now, complementing those changes, Google has offered a Google+ Photos app for Chromebook Pixel users.

By On June 26, 2013 Respond
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Rumored Google Mine Will Help You Share Your Stuff

Rumored Google Mine Will Help You Share Your Stuff

Google keeps working on many different products and services. While some of these are finalized and launched eventually, many never make it to the public. Rumors have it that the search giant is now working on a new web application called ‘Google Mine.’

By On June 24, 2013 Respond
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Facebook Rolls Out Hashtags, A Significant Marketing Tool

Facebook Rolls Out Hashtags, A Significant Marketing Tool

Users on Twitter have long been making use of hashtags to discover content on a given topic. Following in these footsteps, Facebook also recently introduced hashtags to facilitate content discovery. This new feature, now available on Facebook, can be immensely useful as a marketing tool.

By On June 24, 2013 Respond
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Facebook Reportedly Working On News Service For Mobile Users

Facebook Reportedly Working On News Service For Mobile Users

Although Facebook is the largest social network right now, it has been struggling with its mobile revenues. Now, certain inside sources have claimed that in order to increase the engagement of mobile users, Facebook is readying a news service called ‘Reader.’

By On June 24, 2013 Respond
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Instagram Offers 15-Second Videos, Competes Twitter

Instagram Offers 15-Second Videos, Competes Twitter

A while ago, Twitter allowed users to post brief videos on the micro-blogging site through the use of Vine app. Following in the footsteps, Facebook has played its card by utilizing Instagram. As per the expected recent announcement by the social network, Instagram users can now post 15-second video clips.

By On June 23, 2013 Respond
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Facebook Considers Partnership With Samsung

Facebook Considers Partnership With Samsung

Despite the relentless efforts of the folks over at Facebook, the social network hasn’t been very successful in garnering adequate revenue from the mobile platform. To change that, Facebook is now considering a partnership with Samsung. To that end, Mark Zuckerberg recently met Samsung’s President, Shin Jong Kyun.

By On June 19, 2013 1 Response
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Facebook Goes Offline For 20 Minutes, Triggers Panic

Facebook Goes Offline For 20 Minutes, Triggers Panic

Facebook is the largest social network on the web right now, claiming to have more than 1 billion users. So it is only natural that when Facebook suddenly becomes inaccessible, people start panicking. Apparently, this happened earlier today and the site was down for a full 20 minutes.

By On June 19, 2013 Respond
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Tweet Is Officially Part Of The English Language

Tweet Is Officially Part Of The English Language

Tweet is now an official word in the English language. The Oxford English Dictionary (OED), the official arbiter of such things, has formally recognized the act of tweeting both as a noun and a verb.

By On June 17, 2013 Respond
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NYC Authorities Partner With Nextdoor Social Network For E-Governance

NYC Authorities Partner With Nextdoor Social Network For E-Governance

The New York City government is trying to make use of the digital tools in order to connect the local residents with each other. To that end, the NYC authorities have decided to partner with the start-up, Nextdoor, which already has a focus on connecting neighborhoods.

By On June 15, 2013 Respond
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Facebook Invites Press On June 20 To Unveil Its Next “Big Idea”

Facebook Invites Press On June 20 To Unveil Its Next “Big Idea”

Facebook has sent out invitations for a June 20 event to share its next “big idea” with the press. The social network seeks to introduce a “new product” in the event.

By On June 15, 2013 Respond
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Facebook Follows In Twitter’s Footsteps, Launches Hashtags

Facebook Follows In Twitter’s Footsteps, Launches Hashtags

Hashtags have fast become one of the most wildly popular methods of discovering content on Twitter. They are simple and organized content and can easily be used to search for relevant results. After Twitter, Facebook has also decided to launch hashtags which, the social network claims, will help users become a part of the greater conversation.

By On June 13, 2013 Respond
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