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Developers Are Angry And Unhappy With Twitter’s New API Limitations

Developers Are Angry And Unhappy With Twitter’s New API Limitations

Twitter’s new API release is certainly not something that would make third-party developers happy. Rather the new restrictions and limitations that Twitter plans to implement with the new API have attracted the ire of angry developers.

By On August 22, 2012 Respond
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Facebook Now Removes Deleted Photo Within 30 Days

Facebook Now Removes Deleted Photo Within 30 Days

Facebook hasn’t been particularly efficient when it came to deleting users’ photos from its servers. In some cases, users were able to access the photos on their direct URLs even a year after deletion, much to their chagrin. However, the social network seems to have put in place a far more efficient solution which deletes the photos within 30 days of removal by the user.

By On August 18, 2012 Respond
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New Twitter API Restricts Third-Party Access

New Twitter API Restricts Third-Party Access

Developers have been making use of Twitter’s API to gather data directly from the micro-blogging network. For long, it was fine for Twitter as long as it helped the brand get more famous and successful. But since some time, Twitter has been rather careless towards the developer community. And now, its new API looks like a recipe for developer disaster.

By On August 18, 2012 Respond
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The Oatmeal Launches ‘Let Us Build A God Damn Tesla Museum’ Project

The Oatmeal Launches ‘Let Us Build A God Damn Tesla Museum’ Project

In the past, the popular website, Oatmeal, has been very vocal about its praise and support for Nikola Tesla, his ideas and his project. Tesla was one of the most hailed visionaries of his time, creating many cutting-edge, break-through inventions. Now, the website has taken up the campaign to help a non-profit organization procure funds to build a Tesla museum.

By On August 17, 2012 Respond
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Germany Wants Facebook To Destroy Facial Recognition Database

Germany Wants Facebook To Destroy Facial Recognition Database

You have probably used Facebook’s photo tagging option; tagged who is who in the photos you share in the social network. To successfully tag your friends’ names in photos, Facebook keeps a facial recognition database of users. The technology uses photos from the database to provide tagging suggestions. However, German authorities have now stated that this is against the European law and clearly infringes the rights of the users.

By On August 16, 2012 Respond
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Facebook Plans On Displaying More Ads In Users’ New Feeds

Facebook Plans On Displaying More Ads In Users’ New Feeds

Facebook has been steadily growing the scope of its ads. The social network initially offered very few ads on its page but has eventually started offering them in many new ways, for instance by displaying sponsored ads within users feeds. Until now, these ads in the users’ news feeds were usually related to the pages he or his friends liked and visited.

By On August 16, 2012 Respond
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Pinterest Finally Launched Android And iPad App

Pinterest Finally Launched Android And iPad App

Pinterest, the newest sensation in social media, has already delayed to launch its Android platform app. Though the company previously released its iPhone app, but it didn’t have any iPad app until now. Yesterday, Pinterest has simultaneously released apps for Android and iPad, as well as an updated version of its iPhone app. The announcement has been declared on the company’s summer party which was held at its new San Francisco headquarters.

By On August 15, 2012 Respond
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FTC Terms Facebook’s Verified Apps Scheme Unverifiable And Shady

FTC Terms Facebook’s Verified Apps Scheme Unverifiable And Shady

Facebook has been in the eye of the storm of late. The company has gone public on last May and its stock has been taking a nose-dive since then. The social networking giant has been criticized continually from multiple quarters for the compromises it has made to excel monetarily. Now, a new report from FTC suggests another such shady scheme by the social network.

By On August 14, 2012 Respond
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Google Says Search Plus Your World Is A “Learning Experience”

Google Says Search Plus Your World Is A “Learning Experience”

Google launched its ‘Search, Plus Your World’ feature a while ago. The feature essentially allowed content straight from your Google+ to appear among the top results in your Google queries. The issue with this feature was that, it pulls up content only from one single social network – Google+.

By On August 13, 2012 Respond
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Adidas Shows Social Media Shoe, Designed By Nash Money

Adidas Shows Social Media Shoe, Designed By Nash Money

The London 2012 Olympics has undoubtedly got more social media coverage than any previous Olympics’. In fact, the London 2012 Olympic games is ‘the most social games’ in history. There were over 9.66 million tweets for the opening ceremony alone; a lot more than the entire duration of the 2008 Beijing Games. To celebrate this unprecedented social activity, official sportswear sponsor of London 2012 Olympic – Adidas, has brought the social media shoe. With designer Nash Money, Adidas has customized its adiPower Barricade tennis shoe into a social media shoe. Now, athletes can tweet while they’re on the court!

By On August 11, 2012 Respond
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Usain Bolt Fans Sent Out 80,000 Tweets Per Minute During 200-Meter

Usain Bolt Fans Sent Out 80,000 Tweets Per Minute During 200-Meter

Usain Bolt is hailed as the fastest runner on this planet, right now. The sheer number of victories and records he has to his name affirm this. During London Olympics 2012, Bolt stood his ground and was able to defend the very titles he owned in last Olympics; something that no one had achieved twice in a lifetime. And while he did scoop the gold in the 200-meter run, he also added yet another record to his name.

By On August 11, 2012 Respond
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Pinterest Finally Opens Up To Public

Pinterest Finally Opens Up To Public

Pinterest is the up and coming social network that has steadily been gaining traction and is considered one of the most wildly successful ventures right now. The very reason for its success is the novel concept which forms its basis – letting users ‘pin’ their likes to ‘boards.’ The visual appeal of the website has definitely a lot to do with its meteoric rise.

By On August 11, 2012 Respond
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Facebook’s Director Of Engineering Reveals How Facebook Tests New Features

Facebook’s Director Of Engineering Reveals How Facebook Tests New Features

Facebook has a knack of shipping out new features to its user rather speedily. Rather than making the user wait for a definite time, say a month or two months, the social network keeps rolling out new features that it deems would be useful for the users. Now, Facebook’s Director of Engineering, Andrew Bosworth, reveals how new features are tested before mass launch.

By On August 10, 2012 Respond
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Ex 51st Facebook Employee Brings The Harsh Reality Of Facebook

Ex 51st Facebook Employee Brings The Harsh Reality Of Facebook

Katherine Losse was the 51st employee of Facebook. She joined Facebook in 2005 and left it in 2010. After leaving the social media giant Facebook, she has written a book named “The Boy Kings: A Journey Into the Heart of the Social Network.” In this book, Losse has shared some of the social-media giant’s biggest secrets. She has also revealed the unexpected bitter world of Facebook.

By On August 9, 2012 1 Response
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Social Media Means Facebook To Many Consumers

Social Media Means Facebook To Many Consumers

Facebook is, without a doubt, the largest social network in the world of online social media. With the largest user base, it has come to exert an immense influence on the world of web and the way we use internet. This also means that the online social interactions of a lot of people are limited merely to Facebook.

By On August 9, 2012 Respond
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