Twitter's Losing Sight of What Makes it So Great

Yesterday, Twitter introduced some major changes to the way it does business. Not only can a single tweet now hold multiple photos (each with up to 10 tagged friends), but none of that extra baggage takes away any of your precious characters. In other words, Twitter just got a whole lot more like Facebook. Read More >>

Facebook Has Made You a Sentimental Video to Celebrate its 10th Birthday

Facebook is ten years old today. To celebrate, Zuckerberg & Co. have decided to send each and every one of us a personalised video of our time on the social network. Aww. Read More >>

Facebook Could Die Out Like an Infectious Disease by 2017

If you view Facebook as a plague on social dynamics, you might not be far wrong. Researchers from Princeton University claim that the social network's popularity has spread like an infectious disease—but as we slowly become immune to its charms, it will die out. Read More >>

The Best Reason to Join Google+ (or Else!)

Have you signed up for Google+ yet? Have you?! Or have you been cowering in the closet, whispering empty reassurances to yourself as it slowly but surely closes in. There's only one place this can all be headed: Enter Google Blackmail. Read More >>

Facebook Considering a "Sympathise" Button For Your Attention-Seeking Status Updates

When a friend silently reaches out to their online pals with the quiet change from "In a relationship" to "It's complicated", Facebook's Like button just wont cut it. For normal people that's where the phone, or a pub and a pint, comes in. For Facebook addicts and grief mongering narcissists though that's not enough. A "Sympathise" button is needed, and Facebook may soon well oblige. Read More >>

UK's Top Lawyer Wants to Help Keep Our Tweets Legal

If you'd like to keep your tweets on the right side of the law the next time a TV personality in his 70s is rumoured to have been called in for questioning by police, you might want to start following the Attorney General. He'll tweet special advisory notices warning users when subjects are in danger of veering into contempt of court territory. Read More >>

Google Patents Social Network That Can Talk to Itself

Google software engineers have patented the concept of a sort of social network auto-responder, mooting a system that learns your usual responses (LOL, haha, :(, etc etc) and then offers to respond to people in a similar manner on your behalf. Read More >>

Five Ways to Get More Instagram Likes (According to Masses of Data)

You might not choose to admit it, but you probably feel a little bit warm and fuzzy inside when people like your Instagram posts. Hey, that's natural. But if you want to embrace it, then new research suggests that there are a few ways you can improve your chances of getting a like. Read More >>

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Thank God for Mums on Facebook

We've all heard people long for Facebook's lawless pre-parent days. Back then, it was anything goes—a land filled with photos of drunken nights out without consequence and all the swearing you could muster. Those people are wrong. Facebook is better with mums. Read More >>

Twitter Now Lets Any Follower Send You Direct Messages

Twitter is changing the way direct messages work. In the past, Twitter required two people to follow each other for direct messages to be exchanged in either direction; now, users have the option to change settings so that any of their followers can send them a direct message, without having to follow them back. Read More >>

Lord Sugar Investigated Over Bizarre Chinese Child "Hate Tweet"

That image there is a joke Lord Sugar thought up and put on the internet. The joke being that underage staff might work in Apple's production lines. It's not a great joke, and if it occurred to Michael McIntyre he probably wouldn't bother writing it down, but is it really racist enough to be described by police as a hate crime? Read More >>

Facebook Is Finally Letting You Search for Old Posts

Now that Graph Search has finally rolled out to the entire Facebook world, the newest covetable feature has been bestowed onto a small subset of users. Starting today, Facebook is rolling out Graph Search for posts. Read More >>

Candy Crush Creator in Line for Staggering £3bn Share Launch

King, the company behind Candy Crush and a handful of other significantly less popular mobile titles, has filed paperwork in the US suggesting it's about to go public on the stock market. A share sale could value the mobile publisher at an insane $5bn. Read More >>

Most Candy Crush Players Have Tirelessly Ground Their Way Through It Without Paying

Stats from the developer of social game phenomenon Candy Crush Saga reveal that it perhaps isn't the shameless money-machine most think, with around 70 per cent of players doing it the hard and extremely boring way without paying to progress. Read More >>

LinkedIn Lowers Its Age Limit Because 13-Year-Olds Need a Social Network For Their Paper Rounds

This is a little, well, absurd. LinkedIn has dropped the age gate for access to its social network for business contacts to just 13. Obviously kids need yet another place to hang out and share job stories, get headhunted, and manage their CVs -- Facebook's just not cutting it anymore. Read More >>


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