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US Lawmakers Demand A Twitter Ban On Hamas

US Lawmakers Demand A Twitter Ban On Hamas

In what is an obvious violation of the basic freedom of speech, U.S. lawmakers have relaunched their efforts to have Hamas silenced out of the cyber space. Similar efforts have been made in the past and in the wake of the recent Gaza crisis, these Republican lawmakers are once again active with their agenda.

By On November 25, 2012 Respond
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Beware: Your Online Info Is Collected And Sold By Companies

Beware: Your Online Info Is Collected And Sold By Companies

The thing about any kind of information placed on the internet is this – you can never be sure that it is 100% secure. Same applies to the personal information of more than a billion users placed across multiple social media sites. Apparently, some companies actually collect this info and then sell it to other companies and federal agencies.

By On November 25, 2012 Respond
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Facebook Proposes To Take Away Voting Rights From Users On Privacy Issues

Facebook Proposes To Take Away Voting Rights From Users On Privacy Issues

Facebook has sent emails titled “Updates to Data Use Policy and Statement of Rights and Responsibilities” to users saying that the social network wants to modify the site’s governance structure and remove the ability of users to vote on changes.

By On November 22, 2012 1 Response
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Facebook Rolls Out Conversion Measurement Tool For E-Retailers

Facebook Rolls Out Conversion Measurement Tool For E-Retailers

Facebook has been dishing out new features to attract online businesses and to help those already using the social network to better reach out to their audience. Now, Facebook is rolling out a conversion measurement tool which would let e-retailers see the number of purchases made by Facebook users who viewed their ads.

By On November 21, 2012 Respond
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Interactive Media Plans To Relaunch MySpace, Looking To Raise $50 Million

Interactive Media Plans To Relaunch MySpace, Looking To Raise $50 Million

MySpace has been on a downward spiral for a while now. From being one of the primary players in the realms of social media, it has floundered and nearly hit the rock bottom. However, Interactive Media, the company that currently owns MySpace, is planning to relaunch it with a rather unrealistic optimism.

By On November 21, 2012 Respond
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Facebook Denies Rumors Of A Search Partnership With Yahoo

Facebook Denies Rumors Of A Search Partnership With Yahoo

We recently reported that according to The Sunday Telegraph, Facebook and Yahoo are currently in talks, possibly considering a search partnership. However, Facebook has now explicitly stated that it is not currently considering any such thing.

By On November 20, 2012 Respond
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Twitter Update: You Can Share Tweets Via Email Now

Twitter Update: You Can Share Tweets Via Email Now

Quite often, we come across such tweets on Twitter which are simply hilarious or too amusing. And we can’t help but want to share them with others, not only on the micro-blogging site but elsewhere too. To help in this, Twitter has now added support for sending tweets via email.

By On November 18, 2012 Respond
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Facebook Explains Its EdgeRank Algorithm Through Yoda Examples

Facebook Explains Its EdgeRank Algorithm Through Yoda Examples

Mark Cuban, the billionaire who owns Dallas Mavericks, recently announced that he was moving his brand away from Facebook, complaining that the social network intentionally throttled the outreach of his page’s posts. Facebook has now countered this with a detailed explanation of its EdgeRank algorithm, which determines the visibility of the posts.

By On November 17, 2012 Respond
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Mark Cuban Vows To Move His Brand Away From Facebook

Mark Cuban Vows To Move His Brand Away From Facebook

Facebook has recently put a lot of curbs on advertisement through its pages. The social network is apparently trying to convince different brands to pay up significant sums in order to send messages to their fans. This has irked at least one of them, namely Mark Cuban, who owns the Dallas Mavericks.

By On November 17, 2012 Respond
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Facebook Introduces ‘Share’ Button In Its Mobile Site

Facebook Introduces ‘Share’ Button In Its Mobile Site

Good news for Facebook mobile users. The social network has introduced ‘share’ button on its mobile site too.

By On November 15, 2012 Respond
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Pinterest Boards Of Some Users Mysteriously Disappear

Pinterest Boards Of Some Users Mysteriously Disappear

Pinterest has been doing undergoing a lot of changes, of late. The website rolled out many new tools and features for the users on Wednesday. However, coinciding with these new changes, a number of users have found their Pinterest boards vanished.

By On November 15, 2012 Respond
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Twitter Resets Passwords Of A Large Number Of Users, Unintentionally

Twitter Resets Passwords Of A Large Number Of Users, Unintentionally

One of the good security features that Twitter has enabled is that it resets a user’s password if it believes that his account has been compromised. Interestingly enough, the micro-blogging website recently reset the password of a large number of users, unintentionally.

By On November 13, 2012 Respond
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A Real Story About Steve Jobs And How He Was A Real Person, Regular Guy

A Real Story About Steve Jobs And How He Was A Real Person, Regular Guy

Steve Jobs has been eulogized, criticized, hailed, lambasted and what not over the years. Yet no one can deny that he was an innovator to the core and gave the tech world some of its best designs. A Quora post recently asked users to reveal stories of their encounter with Jobs if they ever met him. Here’s a rather interesting one.

By On November 12, 2012 Respond
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Facebook Toying With The Idea Of Sound Notifications

Facebook Toying With The Idea Of Sound Notifications

Remember the ‘Buzz’ audio notifications on Yahoo messenger which would send your teeth rattling if you were unfortunate enough to hear them at a high volume? Apparently, Facebook is trying to bring it back by testing out a potential new feature for its website – sound notifications. However, the people who have tested don’t seem to have liked it very much.

By On November 10, 2012 Respond
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Facebook Amends Friendship Pages, Adds More Details And Options

Facebook Amends Friendship Pages, Adds More Details And Options

Facebook has recently rolled out a number of new features and options related to the ‘Friendship Page.’ This page essentially lets you see your Facebook activities in relation to a contact on your profile.

By On November 9, 2012 Respond
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