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The first official Vine app for a non-smartphone platform has just been released, as the social network has released a version of the service for Microsoft's Xbox One console.
Twitter now supports animated GIFs on its website as well as Android and iPhone apps. Support for the animations isn't available in its Windows Phone app yet, however.
Just a few weeks after Iran banned WhatsApp, calling Mark Zuckerberg - CEO of Facebook, which is acquiring the company - an "American Zionist", an Iranian court has now ordered a ban on Instagram.
A free browser extension call Sell Hack is being used to uncover the e-mail address of Linkedin users. The developers say that there is nothing illegal going on but LinkedIn is taking legal action.
Path, the popular social network that originally launched on the iPhone, is now finally in the Windows Phone Store. Users can now download the free app and use some exclusive imaging features.
Facebook status updates and wall postings are temporarily unavailable on the social network, though its website and apps can still be visited despite the problems.
After reports came out yesterday of Twitter being hacked and thousands of accounts being made public, the company has now gone on the record to clear things up: they weren't hacked!
Vine, Twitter's short-video sharing app, will make its way to Android sometime today. The app requires Android 4.0 or later, though some features will be missing at launch.
Facebook's new 'Home' Android skin has today surpassed 500,000 downloads on the Google Play store. However, with mixed reviews and an intrusive design, will the interface see a decline in users?
Twitter's new April Fools' service will help users having difficulty keeping their tweets to the 140-character limit imposed by the social network, as vowels are being removed except for a premium.
Facebook has been mentioning quite a bit about its "new home on Android" lately. It seems their new home could also be your home-screen, linking your Android phone and profile even more closely.
A new update Facebook is rolling out to its pages allows administrators to turn on replies, allowing them to reply directly to users commenting on their pages. The feature will be mandatory July 10.
According to a new patent application Facebook may soon implement a paid subscription model. Paying customers won't see any ads and may even get some extra features when interacting with the site.
Facebook has been sued over its famous "like" button by a patent-holding company that claims it hold two patents that were first created by a a now dead Dutch programmer.
Facebook has added new tagging features to its status updates. Users can now tag what they're doing - such as watching a particular television show - or add their mood to a status update.
According to a new report Facebook is working on an app that would track users all the time to alert them to nearby friends. The app would definitely also be used to serve localized ads to its users.
Instagram has announced a new web-based newsfeed that will allow users to view recent photo uploads, similar to the social network's mobile app, although photos can't be uploaded via the website.
Twitter, who has been under some heavy criticism lately, has published a calendar of their past and future updates to their APIs so developers can keep their apps up to date and functioning well.
Facebook has removed an image seemingly showing a woman in rather, ahem, 'risque' positioning while proving someone's theory that the Terms of Service are somewhat flawed in their usage.
In a blog post today, Instagram announced the creation of a website for the social network following requests for an online version of the social network in addition to the app versions.
As Instagram grows at a phenomenal rate, it seems that Twitter wants a piece of that action, as plans to introduce Instagram-style photo filters and other features into its mobile apps are revealed.
If you want an official Facebook app for Windows 8, you'd better be prepared to wade through carefully-worded statements as both companies redirect you to each other despite their close relationships.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg confirms that the social network now has over 1bn active users each month. To mark the occasion, the company released a video, telling us that "chairs are like Facebook".
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.
Wikipedia is currently down to unknown network problems, and currently, there is no estimated time for the problem to be resolved. Workarounds are available to users who need to access the pages.
A claim from a company advertising on Facebook suggests that the company was seeking to exploit them for profit. They allege most of the ad clicks coming from cash-hungry Facebook bots.
Twitter announced a number of new or improved features for searching its site and smartphone applications today, including autocomplete, spelling corrections, related searches and more.
If the changes late last year weren't enough, YouTube are now rolling out a re-designed homepage to reflect what they call "social integration."
According to tweets from San Francisco, Microsoft could be buying Yammer for a considerable sum of money, or at least considering it.
A recent report indicates Samsung is working on a Facebook clone, which the company is even referring to as "Samsung Facebook" internally.
Twitter has decided to simplify their logo for good, removing all text, leaving only the little blue bird to represent the site.
Google+ is finally getting ready to add an events feature, according to recent information and screenshots. The feature has oddly been missing since the social network launched last year.
Google+ celebrated December as its biggest ever month for users, despite previous claims that its growth was slowing down, the last month of 2011 in fact shows the exact opposite.
Microsoft has officially launched So.cl, a new social networking service that targets the college student community. The launch is currently limited to a few schools with more to be added later.
Details of Microsoft's social experiment are starting to find their way onto the web. Tulalip is now being called Socl, and it's all about bringing together search and social networking.
Google has launched a new Google+ API to allow developers to write third-party applications that will be able to post and read directly from the service.
Google+ has undoubtedly been a hit new service of 2011; however, the users it holds most appeal towards could come as a surprise, as a new study suggests.
In one of the biggest changes since the launch of Twitter, the service is removing the mention tab and replacing it with two new streams featuring heavy social networking features
Facebook has chosen to reward users for finding and reporting bugs with their website. Researchers who repeatedly report issues with the service will be paid, with payment starting at $500, with no 'ceiling' limit. However,...
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It appears that Facebook does not want a certain Chrome extension from importing friends from their service to Google+. The 'Facebook Friend Exporter', a Chrome browser extension, intends to make the transition between the two...
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It has been revealed that Facebook are once again testing a new homepage design which makes many of the page's elements stationary, while making the news feed scrollable. This in turns allows the user to...
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