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Facebook to Filter Hoaxes From News Feed

Facebook has announced it will be removing more hoaxes from the news feeds. The social network giant says these misleading stories are annoying Facebook users. Read more... January 21, 2015

MySpace Still Gets 50 Million Monthly Visitors

MySpace is no longer one of the top social network destinations but it is still generating a large amount of traffic. An interesting article in the Wall Street Journal says the site gets 50 million monthly visitors. MySpace also generated over 300 million video views in November. Read more... January 16, 2015

Facebook Adds AMBER Alerts

Facebook has announced it will soon be delivering AMBER Alerts to people's news feeds. The alerts will be sent to feeds in the target search areas of the missing child. The alerts are the result of a partnership between Facebook and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Read more... January 13, 2015




LinkedIn Wants More of Its Members Blogging

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LinkedIn wants more people to blog and create content on its career-oriented social network. The user-generated content could help the site boost traffic and pageviews. It could also help some LinkedIn users build a following or connect with their LinkedIn followers. LinkedIn unveiled blogging tools last November. You can access the publishing tool by clicking on the pencil in your status bar. Read more... January 8, 2015

Bebo Returns as a Messaging App

Bebo was once one of the top social networks. It was most popular in the UK. The social network was sold to AOL for $850 million in 2008. Read more... December 30, 2014

Instagram Reaches 300 Million Monthly Users

Instagram says it now has over 300 million monthly users on its photo sharing site. Traffic to the site has been surging. Instagram hit 200 million earlier this in March so that's 100 million new users in only about 9 months time. Read more... December 10, 2014

Report: Startups Trying to Lure YouTube Stars Away From YouTube

YouTube has been a place where people can garner huge followings if they have enough talent. YouTube stars have built significant followings in comedy, music, advice and other categories. Some of these YouTube stars have millions of followers and generate lots of traffic and ad revenues for YouTube. Read more... December 9, 2014

Google+ Now Lets Users Pin Posts

Google+ has added the pinned posts capability to Google+ pages. A post can be pinned to the top of your Google+ page where it will stay until it is unpinned. This can be helpful if you have a post that you want all new users to see and not get pushed down the page by more recent posts. Read more... December 4, 2014

Yahoo to Shutter Its Website Directory

Yahoo has announced it will be shutting down the Yahoo Directory. The directory helped make the company famous and was the most popular website directory during its peak. The name Yahoo stands for "Yet Another Hierarchical Officious Oracle." As Danny Sullivan from Search Engine Land explains directories eventually faded as search took over. Read more... September 27, 2014

Twitpic to Shut Down on September 25th

Twitpic has announced it will be shutting down its photo sharing service on September 25th. During its peak, Twitpic was one of the most frequently used photo sharing services on Twitter. Twitter has since added its own photo tool, which uses a pic.twitter.com url followed by a unique series of letters and numbers. Lots of Twitter users also use Instagram for photos even though these photos do not show up in the Twitter stream. Read more... September 4, 2014


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