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Find Out Which Friend Got You Sick With New Facebook App

Find Out Which Friend Got You Sick With New Facebook App

It is not uncommon to catch a viral disease from a friend or a family member. In such conditions, nothing feels better than to put the blame on somebody else. A new Facebook app aims to help you in this regard, by finding the culprit who may be most likely to have caused your illness.

By On January 8, 2013 Respond
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Iran Develops Software For Controlled Access To Social Media

Iran Develops Software For Controlled Access To Social Media

Most of the recent efforts undertaken by the Iranian government, within the domain of internet and web, have been limited to finding newer ways to curb citizens’ access to online services. Towing the same line, the Iranian authorities are now developing an ‘intelligent software’ which would provide citizens a carefully controlled access to social networks.

By On January 7, 2013 Respond
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‘Drunk While Driving’ Facebook Status Leads To Arrest

‘Drunk While Driving’ Facebook Status Leads To Arrest

Facebook may be your space to vent out them emotions and thoughts. But to be sure, the social media has proved risky grounds when it comes to statements claiming infringement on laws. This was manifest yet again when a user, who proudly mentioned in his status that he was driving while drunk, was arrested.

By On January 5, 2013 Respond
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Facebook Mobile Ads Prove Effective In Driving App Installs

Facebook Mobile Ads Prove Effective In Driving App Installs

Ever since Facebook went public, it has been under a lot of pressure to continue exploring newer revenue streams. The company has been having a difficult time in translating its mobile presence into actual profits. But numerous examples now cite that its mobile ads are proving quite effective in attracting users.

By On January 5, 2013 1 Response
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Library Of Congress Starts Archiving 170 Billion Tweets

Library Of Congress Starts Archiving 170 Billion Tweets

Library of Congress is among the largest literature repositories in the world. It has now set its eyes on archiving every single tweet that goes out on Twitter. To this end, it has already collected 170 billion tweets and is in the process of archiving them.

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Facebook Mobile User Counts Revealed, Android Leads The Way

Facebook Mobile User Counts Revealed, Android Leads The Way

It is already known that a large number of Facebook users access the service through mobile devices. But how many people prefer to use Facebook through which kind of mobile devices? Analyst Benedict Evans dug open the numbers.

By On January 5, 2013 Respond
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Facebook Adds Voice Messaging And VoIP Calls Features To Its Messenger App

Facebook Adds Voice Messaging And VoIP Calls Features To Its Messenger App

Facebook is rolling out a significant upgrade for its Facebook Messenger app for iOS and Android platforms. It does look that the social network intends to use its social media influence to take on the likes of Skype in the coming days. It has now added the ability to send voice messages and make free calls in the Messenger app.

By On January 4, 2013 Respond
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Pinterest Cut Server Costs From $54 To $20 Per Hour By Shutting Down Systems

Pinterest Cut Server Costs From $54 To $20 Per Hour By Shutting Down Systems

Do you know how much Pinterest used to spend to keep its web infrastructure running? It was $54 per hour. Thanks to a new architecture, this cost is now reduced to $20 per hour, by automatic shut down of servers when traffic load is low.

By On January 2, 2013 Respond
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A Reddit User Proposes Girlfriend With A Ring In An iPad Box

A Reddit User Proposes Girlfriend With A Ring In An iPad Box

iPad tablets have become one of the hot favourite items to go as gifts on nearly all occasions. However, when it comes to a marriage proposal, handing out simply an iPad or a ring may seem a tad bit bland. So a Reddit user decided to think of a rather unique idea to mix up the two things when he proposed to his girlfriend.

By On December 31, 2012 Respond
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Foursquare Decides To Display Full User Names, Reminds Of Privacy Options

Foursquare Decides To Display Full User Names, Reminds Of Privacy Options

Foursquare has announced that it will display the full user names on profile pages for the sake of clarity, though it also reminds us of its privacy options.

By On December 31, 2012 Respond
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Michigan Passes Law To Protect Online Privacy, Especially In Social Networks

Michigan Passes Law To Protect Online Privacy, Especially In Social Networks

In the past, it has been revealed that a number of organizations have demanded from potential recruits to provide the login information of their social networking accounts. The same has been witnessed at schools who demanded the same of prospective students. Michigan has now legally banned this practice.

By On December 31, 2012 Respond
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Zuckerberg Family’s Facebook Photo Controversy Finally Settles Down

Zuckerberg Family’s Facebook Photo Controversy Finally Settles Down

Recently, the sister of Facebook’s founder, Randi Zuckerberg kicked up a melee on the social media when apparently one of her personal photos made its own way to Twitter. Many cited the irony this held for Facebook and its privacy settings. The issue seemed to have settled down now, though.

By On December 30, 2012 Respond
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Facebook Tests Out Free Wi-Fi Service At Different Cafes

Facebook Tests Out Free Wi-Fi Service At Different Cafes

Facebook has been testing out a new Wi-Fi service which the social network would offer in collaboration with local businesses. The service is coupled with Facebook’s check-ins and can be availed after checking into the location offering it.

By On December 27, 2012 Respond
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User Launches Class Action Lawsuit Against Instagram

User Launches Class Action Lawsuit Against Instagram

Instagram recently attracted the ire of a huge portion of its users when it decided to trample all over their privacy rights and announced that it can make use of their content in all ways commercial. An Instagram user has now launched a class action lawsuit against Facebook, who now owns Instagram.

By On December 26, 2012 Respond
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Facebook Starts Testing $1 Messaging Service For Contacting Non-Friends

Facebook Starts Testing $1 Messaging Service For Contacting Non-Friends

Facebook announced on Thursday that it’ll be testing a new feature which would let users to send notes/messages to non-friends on the social network. The test has begun from Friday, December 21. Facebook is charging $1 for sending messages to non-contacts.

By On December 22, 2012 Respond
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