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US Teens Think Facebook Uncool, but Still Use It: Survey

American teens think Facebook has definitely lost its cool factor, but use it as much as ever. A survey released Monday by Forrester Research found 78 percent of US teenagers use Facebook, a figure unchanged from last year. That’s more than any other “social” site except the video-sharing service YouTube, used by 80 percent of teens. The cool factor isn’t ... Read More »

Twitter No Longer Crops Images on Your Timeline

Twitter on Monday announced a couple of changes to its Web interface that will deliver a “richer photo experience” to users. The micro-blogging website now shows uncropped images in single-photo and multi-photo tweets. The company used to earlier crop tweeted images in order to maintain some layout uniformity to a timeline or feed, and users had to click on individual ... Read More »

Facebook Shuts Down Creative Labs; Pulls Riff, Rooms, and Slingshot Apps

Facebook has announced that it will be shuttering its Creative Labs division, which made apps like Slingshot, Rooms, and Riff. The company besides curtailing the two-year old initiative has also removed the three apps from Google Play and the App Store. According to Facebook, most of the features from Slingshot, Rooms, and Riff were already been integrated in Facebook app ... Read More »

Twitter Experiments With Reordering Tweets by Relevance

Twitter Inc confirmed on Tuesday it is testing a timeline format for its tweets, calling it an experiment. The microblogging website’s new format will result in tweets being sorted by relevance instead of in reverse chronological order. “Yes, this is an experiment. We’re continuing to explore ways to surface the best content for people using Twitter,” spokeswoman Liina Potter said ... Read More »

Facebook Lifts Ban on Content From Rival Social Network Tsu

Facebook has lifted a ban that blocked material from Tsu.co, a small rival challenging the world’s largest social network’s financial dependence on free content shared by its 1.5 billion users. The reversal comes a month after The Associated Press published a story airing concerns that Facebook might be abusing its power to thwart competition and stifle the concept advanced by ... Read More »

Twitter Adds Support for New Emojis, Including Racially Diverse Icons

Apple was the first to add over 150 new emoji characters with full support for Unicode 7.0 and 8.0 emojis with its iOS 9.1 update. This was soon followed by Google which recently started rolling outAndroid 6.0.1 update for its devices adding new emoji characters. Now, Twitter has quietly added the new emojis with full support for Unicode 7.0 and ... Read More »

Facebook’s Zuckerberg Speaks Out Against Muslim Discrimination

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg wants to protect the rights of Muslims, saying they should not fear being “persecuted for the actions of others.” Zuckerberg said in a Facebook post that the Muslim community should not face discrimination following attacks in Paris and elsewhere linked to extremists. His comments appeared aimed at countering the call by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump ... Read More »

Facebook 2015 Year In Review: The Most Popular Topics and Places, Ranked

With 2015 coming to a close, Facebook has released its year-end analysis of the most talked-about topics that were on everyone’s minds on the social network this year. Facebook’s 2015 Year in Review page has published global and Indian top 10 lists, measured by how frequently a topic was mentioned between January and December 2015. To put this list together, ... Read More »

Facebook Post Helps Identify Chennai Flood Victim’s Body

A Facebook update by a councillor of Tarangambadi town panchayat has helped identify the body of aChennai flood victim, which was washed ashore at Tarangambadi coast in the district, some 300 km from Chennai. Coastal security group police of Tarangambadi said the body was washed ashore on December 6 in a highly mutilated condition.   The body contained three tattoo ... Read More »

Thai Man Arrested Over Facebook ‘Like’ of King’s Doctored Photo

A Thai man has been arrested for “liking” a doctored photo of the king and sharing an infographic on Facebook about a growing corruption scandal, the military said Thursday, as prosecutions burgeon under the country’s draconian royal defamation laws. The arrest came as the US Ambassador to Thailand faces a police investigation for royal defamation over a speech he made ... Read More »