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A quite surprising report by Global Web Index dictates that Tumblr is now the fastest growing social platform. Other social networks like Facebook are currently facing strong competition.
Twitter experiments with its social networking platform regularly and is considering opening up your personal timeline to display content from people you're not following.
After coming under heavy fire for the way Facebook manipulated users' feeds for a social experiments, the social network is now saying it has tightened up its guidelines for such research.
Facebook is supposedly trying out a new app, which would allow users to share their updates with only a very limited number of people. In a way it's very similar to what Path tried.
Numerous Twitter users have, in recent days, reported that their retweet buttons have been replaced with the option to 'Share' tweets instead - could the days of the RT be numbered?
An iOS app called 'Cloak' has hit the app store, utilizing location data to allow users to avoid their friends in real life.
Microsoft's Xbox chief product officer Marc Whitten said in an interview today that the company plans to fix many of the social features in the Xbox One console in a software update in the near future
Facebook have begun to roll out a feature - Verified Pages - that lets official pages of artist, public figures and businesses be set apart from fake accounts, similar to Verified Accounts on Twitter.
A report claims that Apple plans to comprehensively integrate Flickr and Vimeo support into the next version of its mobile operating system, iOS 7, when it arrives later this year.
Alongside the Xbox One announcement, Microsoft has also upgraded Xbox Live to include a better matchmaking experience and more dedicated servers for online multiplayer games.
Analytics firm eMarketer have forecast that Twitter may generate up to $1 billion in 2014 through advertising revenue. With an IPO likely approaching and a growing user base, will forecasts be met?
Google has enlisted the help of the world-famous business-mastermind, Sir Richard Branson, in their upcoming search for the most innovative social entrepreneurs in Britain - which boosts £2m prize-pool.
Google CEO and co-founder Larry Page has made a bold statement against Facebook in an interview, saying they do a "really bad job on their products" without elaborating much further
Even though Nokia are pushing their Lumia device range as the devices you should own, it's not stopping them getting into the budget friendly end of the market, revealing the latest Asha 205.
Microsoft's Kin - a pair of devices designed for younger users - was an unmitigated commercial failure. But leaked focus group videos show how flawed the devices were even before their release.
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Google's social network has reached 100 million active monthly users according to Google, with a total user number of over 400 million users since its launch in June 2011.
The social network juggernaut's messaging system is getting a visual overhaul today, in what is the biggest change since the service launched.
Google's product team remains committed to adding new features to the service, including custom URLs to help denote an official or famous account as necessary.
Today Facebook announced an update to the Timeline photo overview featuring larger photos and easier sharing of your favourite pictures. You should start to see the update appear soon.
Digg, the long lost darling of the internet, has reportedly been acquired by Betaworks, the company behind Bitly, for a mere $500,000, a far cry from the $200 million Google offered them back in 2008.
Wakoopa, self-described as the "Last.fm of software", is to shut down at the end of the month,. Users will be able to download their data before it is gone forever.
After many rumors that the company would be acquired by Microsoft, the Wall Street Journal today confirmed that Yammer will be purchased for over $1 billion.
Microsoft has now opened up its So.cl social networking service to anyone who wants to use it, after launching it a few months ago to a limited number of college students.
If you've got a decent Klout score, it's time to get some VIP treatment: Cathay Pacific Airways will grant you access to one of its premium lounges, even if you're flying Economy with another airline.
In an attempt to keep Google+ relevant, the search giant has taken the wraps off a massive overhaul to the Google+ interface today, with a focus on customization.
After Sunday's season finale, it'll be a long wait until The Walking Dead returns this Fall. But AMC is preparing another fix of zombie-slashing action, in the form of a new official game on Facebook.
A Nokia executive reveals that the company is developing a new social network, plus a new suite of social apps, as it prepares to extend its software reach with the launch of iOS and Android apps.
Facebook revealed this week that it now has 845m active users. As it nudges ever closer to the billion-user milestone, a new study reveals interesting findings about the social network and its users.
According to recently released statistics, a single studio, Magnolia Pictures, accounts for a whole one third of all DMCA takedown requests on Twitter, more than Universal Music and Sony combined.
Nowadays it's hard to keep your online life private, so we've compiled an extensive two part guide that helps you regain your online privacy. Part two looks at the less drastic measures you can take
Social media campaigns can connect brands with their customers in new, interesting ways. But web users are an unpredictable bunch, as McDonalds discovered with its recent disastrous Twitter campaign.
If you happen to be in New Zealand, the wait is over; Facebook's Timeline feature is here. Facebook is testing out the service in New Zealand before it gets a wider release in the near future.
Microsoft has announced that the "My Xbox" section of its official Xbox.com web site will be shut down and replaced with a new "Social" section that will add the new Beacons feature and Metro stylings
RIM has announced its new music service for its Blackberry devices. The new service is attempting to make music listening more social, but if you dont have many contacts, the service falls short.
First Google got back into the social media game with Google+ and now it appears that Microsoft might soon be joining the fray as well. On Thursday the company accidentally released information on their website...
Google’s recently announced Plus social networking service has re-opened its doors to invites after temporarily shutting them down last week. While the site still requires you to be invited by someone who is in the...
While it’s rather obvious that Google is breaking into the social world to combat Facebook’s stranglehold on that domain, those using Google+ are starting to realize that while it may have a similar look and...
For a long time, Myspace was the dominant competitor in the world of social networking. It was home to custom profiles and a large music community. Since those days, Myspace popularity has decreased and Facebook...
One of the few times that you will find Microsoft as the underdog, Bing is currently fighting segment giant Google for marketshare in the search wars. While Bing entered the game late, Microsoft is quickly...
The Business Insider is reporting that Facebook, the worlds most popular social network, has formed a deal which will see it partnered with the Chinese search engine company, Baidu, to form a new social site...
Google doesn't exactly have a strong history when it comes to social platforms. Google Wave was creative and unique but it never caught on with the masses and Google Buzz failed to take any marketshare...
Google just launched an enormous volley in the war of the data kings. Facebook and Google have been gearing up for war for a long time now, and Facebook’s alliance with Microsoft and Bing was...
Users logging onto Facebook today may notice a subtle change; the font size of items on a user's News Feed has been dropped. At this point, it appears only the News Feed is affected, with...
Bing’s Social Search Facebook integration arrives today, and the controversies have only yet just begun. In their announcement blog post, Bing points out an interesting little tidbit. Assuming you have selected to share information with your...
Today, at Microsoft HQ, a partnership was formed between Facebook and Bing that will enhance the overall search experience and create a social experience that integrates seamlessly with the Bing search platform. Qi Lu, Microsoft...
Microsoft said on Friday that it will discontinue its Vine beta service on October 11. In an email to testers, Microsoft said the Vine beta had received positive feedback but that the company had taken the...
Airlines such as Virgin and Jetblue are known for their savvy use of social media, and although all major airlines have jumped on the Twitter bandwagon for promotions, Delta will be the first to offer...
A Microsoft employee has posted on his MSDN blog some interesting statistics about Office online usage and general online activities. The results show that there is a growing base of online users who are...