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Facebook Verifies It’s Testing A “Want” Button

Facebook Verifies It’s Testing A “Want” Button

Those following Facebook closely may have noticed the recent talks involving the addition of a “Want” button into the social network. Facebook has officially announced that the Want button is in testing phases. The social giant is closely working with multiple retailers to integrate this feature in the social network. Recent reports have indicated that Facebook would enter the e-commerce market via user wish lists created by the Want button.

By On October 11, 2012 Respond
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Instagram Now Has More Mobile Traffic Than Twitter

Instagram Now Has More Mobile Traffic Than Twitter

Popular mobile photo-editing platform, Instagram, attracted a whopping 7.3 million daily US users to its mobile-platform application during the month of August 2012. Further down on the comScore Mobile Metrix 2.0 ratings is Twitter, who only saw 6.9 million daily US users. While briefing down the list, these are two all-time high records for the two social networks, and also the first time Instagram has passed up Twitter on the daily user rankings.

By On October 11, 2012 Respond
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Like-a-Hug – A Facebook-ian Jacket That Hugs For Getting Likes

Like-a-Hug – A Facebook-ian Jacket That Hugs For Getting Likes

The Atlantic Cities has reported a Facebook-ian jacket, called Like-a-Hug, developed by MIT researchers. By wearing Like-a-Hug jacket, a Facebook account holder would feel someone is really hugging him/her, whenever his/her Facebook friends press “like” on his/her posts (it could be photo, comment, video or status update or something else). Want to know, how?

By On October 7, 2012 Respond
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Now Facebook Has Over One Billion Active User

Now Facebook Has Over One Billion Active User

Mark Zuckerberg shared the news this morning. Now Facebook has over one billion active user. He also shared Facebook’s first official Brand video. Keep reading for the video and more details. We also have some interesting statistics at the end of the article.

By On October 5, 2012 Respond
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Earthquake Buddy Alerts Friends About Your Location When An Earthquake Strikes

Earthquake Buddy Alerts Friends About Your Location When An Earthquake Strikes

Earthquake Buddy is a brand new application developed by The App Collective to alert friends and family of your location when an earthquake strikes. The application is $3.99 on the iOS app-store and works to resolve the issue of finding loved ones in the midst of a disaster. Last year when a major earthquake struck Japan, communication was a huge issue because phone lines went down rather quickly.

By On October 5, 2012 Respond
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Woman Jailed For “LOL”-ing In Facebook After DUI Accident

Woman Jailed For “LOL”-ing In Facebook After DUI Accident

“LOL” (the acronym for Laughing Out Loud) is one of the most used phrases by netizens. Where can’t you find it? Millions of tweets, statuses and comments use this expression everyday. But, using this expression has turned costly for 18-year old Paula Asher. She has sentenced to jail as a consequence of using “lol” on Facebook.

By On October 2, 2012 6 Responses
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Facebook’s 30th Employee (Now Ex) Revealed Why He Had Been Fired

Facebook’s 30th Employee (Now Ex) Revealed Why He Had Been Fired

You night have read the harsh reality of Facebook revealed by Ex 51st Facebook employee. Now another ex employee of Facebook has revealed his story about being fired from Facebook for being a “liability”. He has also explained why he would never work there again even if he gets a second chance. Read the amazing story inside.

By On October 1, 2012 Respond
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Send Real-Life Presents Through Facebook’s ‘Gifts’ Application

Send Real-Life Presents Through Facebook’s ‘Gifts’ Application

Most of us remain informed of the birthdays of our friends through Facebook – there’s no more convenient way to be alerted of so many birthdays at just the right time. Facebook now apparently tends to cash on this by offering real-life presents which can be sent through the social network.

By On September 29, 2012 Respond
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YouTube Video Led The Head Of Google’s Operations In Brazil To Jail

YouTube Video Led The Head Of Google’s Operations In Brazil To Jail

Seems like, now a days YouTube videos are creating a buzz. Just few days ago, a 14 minute trailer of an anti-Islam movie “Innocence of Muslims” released in YouTube and after that it sparked a wave of protests and violence in the Muslim world. Some Muslim countries like Bangladesh and Pakistan blocked YouTube in their country. Now, another new video in YouTube has created a buzz. Due to not removing this newly released video from YouTube, two Brazilian judges ordered individually to arrest the head of Google’s operations in Brazil, Fabio Jose Silva Coelho. Brazil’s federal police have arrested Coelho on Wednesday, September 26.

By On September 28, 2012 Respond
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Facebook Groups Get Dropbox Integration

Facebook Groups Get Dropbox Integration

Cloud storage has already become a popular notion with the users around the globe, enabling them to remotely secure their files and access them whenever needed. Dropbox, being a leader in the arena, has been trying to expand the scope of its services. And now, by taking a leap to that end, it has offered integration of Dropbox accounts with Facebook Groups.

By On September 28, 2012 Respond
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Twitter Helps Keep Track Of Pharmacy Crimes

Twitter Helps Keep Track Of Pharmacy Crimes

RxPatrol is a program that keeps track of all the pharmacy crimes that take place throughout the U.S. As soon as a crime becomes known to RxPatrol, it issues an update to the law enforcement agencies so that they could look into the matter. Now, the program is coming to Twitter through the handle @RxPATROL.

By On September 26, 2012 Respond
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Facebook Tracking Users’ Offline Lives Now

Facebook Tracking Users’ Offline Lives Now

Facebook has often been criticized for doing a poor job when it comes to guarding user privacy. In the past, the social network has been accused of sharing user data with advertising groups. And now, it has been found out that it tracks not only a user’s online activity but his offline activities as well.

By On September 25, 2012 Respond
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Facebook Disables Photo Tagging Feature For EU Users

Facebook Disables Photo Tagging Feature For EU Users

Facebook has attracted a lot of ire in the European Union over the photo-tagging feature. The feature essentially allow users to tag friends in pictures, thereby compromising their privacy to a certain degree. The Data Protection Commissioner (DPC) of Ireland, Bill Hawkes, has been looking into this matter for quite some time, and now Facebook has agreed to suspend the tool for EU users altogether.

By On September 23, 2012 Respond
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Facebook Searches Become A Part Of Activity Feed

Facebook Searches Become A Part Of Activity Feed

Facebook activity feed is an important way of keeping tracking of all your activities. In this feed, you can see the comments you’ve made, statuses you’ve liked and a lot more. Now the social network is also including your Facebook searches in this feed.

By On September 23, 2012 Respond
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U.S. Judge Denied To Order Removal Of Anti-Islam Film From YouTube

U.S. Judge Denied To Order Removal Of Anti-Islam Film From YouTube

Filmmaker Nakoula Basseley Nakoula (known as Sam Bacile, a resident of Los Angeles county) made a film “Innocence of Muslims”, which mocks Prophet Muhammad (Sm). Nakoula uploaded a 14-minute controversial footage (trailer) of this film in YouTube, the world’s most popular video file sharing sites in the social media. But after seeing this trailer, entire Muslim nations of the world, especially the Middle East Muslims were raged. The film stirred the whole Muslim nations in such a way that some countries were forced to shut down YouTube in their country. The U.S. authorities have requested YouTube to remove the video. The issue went into such lengths that an actor had to file a complain in the court. But, the court denied to issue a removal order to YouTube.

By On September 22, 2012 Respond
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