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Meet Plague, A Social Networking App That Spreads Information Like A Virus

Plague is a new social networking app with a fun twist that could just work. Plague is all about discovering "viral" content, but the way you discover the next viral video or hilarious photo is what's unique. Instead of seeing posts from people you follow or whatever is trending, a post on Plague is designed to spread much like a virus in real life. Show More Summary

CBS to broadcast your social media posts alongside Macy's parade

15 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

CBS' coverage of Macy's parade last year featured viewers' Instagram photos shown on screen -- this year, it's expanding audience's participation even more. The network will use the same service it used in 2013 called Vidpresso, but instead of showin...

Google+ now allows post promotion

Recently Google+ started to allow Google+ page owners with large following to promote their posts. But the system doesn't work like post promotion on Facebook. Facebook promotes paid posts to users within the social network itself.

The Same Name Puzzle: Twitter Users Are More Likely to Follow Others With The Same First Name But Nobody Knows Why

If you use social networks to follow other people who share your first name, you’re not alone. The question is why.

50 percent of teens said Facebook is a snore

Facebook isn’t about to lose its status as the number one social network, but it seems like familiarity has bred a little contempt. 50% of the participants in the new GlobalWebIndex (GWI) Social Summary for Q3 2014 said they were using Facebook less frequently than they did in the past. (Study involved 170,000 internet users […]

LinkedIn explains its complex Gobblin big data framework

21 hours agoTechnology : GigaOM

LinkedIn shed more light Tuesday on a big-data framework dubbed Gobblin that helps the social network take in tons of data from a variety of sources so that it can be…

Twitter’s New App Tracking Capabilities To Help Personalize User Timelines, Benefit Advertisers

21 hours agoTechnology : TechCrunch

Starting today, Twitter users on iOS and Android devices will be alerted to a change in the type of data the social network is collecting on them, and will be offered the option to opt-out by adjusting their settings. The data in question...Show More Summary

Twitter to begin tracking which apps you download

Twitter will soon start keeping tabs on the apps you download An app update, slated to roll out to iOS users Wednesday and Android users in the next week, will add a setting that allows the social network to keep track of the apps you...Show More Summary

LinkedIn Most Popular Platform for Adults

MediaPost reported this week that LinkedIn is the social network for grown-ups. Based on a survey of advertising executives’ and Association of National Advertiser members’ own social media habits, they self-reported active engagement across platforms. Show More Summary

Ten Casting Decisions That Inspired Ridley Scott's 'Exodus: Gods And Kings'

yesterdayFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

John Wayne as Genghis Kahn in The Conqueror Rooney Mara as Tiger Lily in Pan Burt Lancaster as Massai in Apache Max Minghella as Divya Narendra in The Social Network Laurence Olivier as Othello in Othello Elizabeth Taylor as Cleopatra...

How to get your first 1,000 followers on every social network

This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog. You’re taking the dive into a new social network, or you’re itching to grow your existing profile. You’ve got a social media strategy in place and a plan in mind. You’re raring to go....Show More Summary

UK Papers Are Going After Facebook As Lee Rigby's Family Accuse It Of Having 'Blood On Its Hands'

Britain's press corps have rounded on Facebook after allegations that the social network failed to report a key conversation on the platform in which one of Lee Rigby's killers, Michael Adebowale, threatened to "murder a soldier". The...Show More Summary

Why You Need to Use Video Marketing Your 2015 Social Media Campaign

Over the last few years, online video has proven to be the most engaging and compelling form of content for social media users. Every major social network, from Facebook to Pinterest, has recently developed their own native video services and/or promoted video ads. Show More Summary

Tumblr Is Now The Fastest Growing Social Media Platform, Edging Out Instagram and Pinterest by @mattsouthern

A report released today by Global Web Index (GWI) reveals that Tumblr is now the fastest growing social network, with its active user base having grown 120% in the past six months. At the bottom of the list? Facebook — although it’s still by far the largest. Show More Summary

Facebook has scheduled another public Q&A with Mark Zuckerberg

Earlier this month Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg hosted a public Q&A. Attendees and those online could submit questions and the CEO would do his best to answer queries about the Messenger app, how he felt about the Social Network movie, and his favorite unreleased Facebook feature. Show More Summary

Facebook’s AI team hires Vladimir Vapnik, father of the popular support vector machine algorithm

Facebook’s campaign to grow its artificial intelligence talent pool has announced a new victory. The social networking company’s AI lab today revealed — in a Facebook post, naturally — its latest high-profile hire: Vladimir Vapnik. He’s credited with coming up with the first support vector machine (SVM) algorithm. SVMs are widely used today for machine learning […]

#PrayForFerguson Trends on Twitter After Jurors Decide Not to Indict Darren Wilson and Violence Erupts in the Streets

The hashtag "#PrayForFerguson" was trending nationwide on social networking site Twitter Monday morning as people shared their pleas for peace, love and healing following the Monday announcement that police officer Darren Wilson will not be indicted for fatally shooting an unarmed African-American teen.

Tumblr Overtakes Instagram As Fastest-Growing Social Platform, Snapchat Is The Fastest-Growing App

With 1.35 billion active monthly users, Facebook continues to be the world’s largest social network by some margin, but  when it comes to picking up new users, it appears to have reached a saturation point. Research out today from the Global Web Index notes that Tumblr’s active user base in the last six months grew by 120%, while Facebook’s grew by only 2%. And… Read More

Facebook details upcoming privacy changes with notifications to users on mobile & desktop

Facebook pushed a rare service notification to users on Tuesday, reminding millions of the social network's members of updates to its terms, data and cookies policies, advertising systems, and new privacy controls.

Three Cases that Show Social Networks Are Helping Hold Mozambique's Government Accountable

In spite of the fact that in Mozambique, only 4.3% of the population has access to the Internet, the citizen reporter perspective is valid and useful.

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