Pinterest has been one of the most wildly popular emerging social networks right now. Where many other social sites have risen, floundered and then gone back to dust, Pinterest has been gaining a steady and successful traction. Its success can be gauged from the very fact that the total daily unique visitors of the website shot up from 2 million to 4 million between January and March this year.
Web developer Eric Mills, currently working as a Front End Developer Intern at Wolfram Research among others, has called for a national switch to Google+ on May 15 on Facebook. Eric has created a public event called ‘National Switch to Google+ Day’ on Facebook, and called upon all Facebbok users to switch to Google+ on the given day. TheTechJournal staffs were amused by the naivety of the action and decided to give our readers a moment to laugh.
Recently mobile application analytics company Flurry has published a report revealing social networking apps top spot in terms of usage by mobile users. This ends the 40 month domination of mobile gaming as the top performer in mobile app usage. Analysts found that mobile users are spending the same amount of time in social networking and playing games. Analytics show last year social networking app usage has increased to 24 percent on the first quarter of 2012 form 15 percent in 2011.
Popular micro-blogging site Twitter has over 140 million active users as of 2012. It is handling over 340 millions tweets and over 1.6 billion search queries per day. But Twitter management is not content with the number, they are hungry for more. Recently Twitter's Vice President Satya Patel has declared that they want to acquire 2 billion users though he have not mentioned a specific time frame. Before acquiring 2 billion users Twitter want to achieve 200 million active users by August 2012.
With improved performance along with shortcuts to share photos and messages, new version of Facebook for Android 1.9 has been released; confirms Facebook blogpost. With the new version users will be able to share photos and messages staying at the home screen. Messenger and camera shortcuts are made available in the app tray.
In case you didn't notice, Facebook had quietly added a clause in its Statement of Rights and Responsibilities which stated that Facebook could bar users in certain geographic regions from using the social network whenever it wanted. Naturally, it reeked of ambitions to censor people legally and officially and after furious responses from thousands of users, Facebook has finally taken back the clause.
Facebook has been trying to put itself at the heart of online music services. It has been trying to introduce newer ways to engage users and make music-listening a more social experience. Now, the social network has introduced a new 'Listen' button the page of music artists.
Facebook has long been trying to tie itself up businesses so as to make the social network a hub for business activity. It launched a few ventures in the past, some of which did fail. And now, Facebook has introduced another new feature by the name of 'Facebook Offers.' The feature basically lets you receive offers and discounts from local businesses which you can accept and then redeem.
Looking random people up on Facebook, even when their profiles are public, can prove to be quite difficult at times. In a bid to improve the process of searching people on the social network and to make discovery easier, Facebook has now announced that it will be updating the addresses of the users. This will be done to make it easier to discover others and connect to them.
Pinterest has slowly been gaining traction in the world of social media and is currently a very significant part of it. Millions have flocked to the website and 'pinning' has become yet another addition to our social dictionary. Pinterest is primarily known for allowing the 'pinning' of images to Pinterest boards. It added support for pinning YouTube videos too a while ago and now, it has introduced support to enable users to pin Vimeo videos to Pinterest boards.