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Facebook is Shutting Down FriendFeed

Facebook is shutting down FriendFeed. The social aggregator was popular around the time Facebook bought it in 2009 for around $47 million, $15 million in cash and $32 million in stock. The service was founded by Bret Taylor, Paul Buchheit, Jim Norris and Sanjeev Singh. Read more... March 9, 2015

Page Likes to Decrease as Facebook Removes Deactivated Accounts

Owners of Facebook Pages are likely to see a decrease in the number of likes in the coming weeks. Facebook has warned users that Page likes are going to decrease as it removes deactivated accounts. The company is removing memorialized and voluntarily deactived accounts from Pages' like counts. Read more... March 6, 2015

Google to Ban Most Nude Imagery on Blogger

Google has updated its adult content policy for Blogger. The update is to ban users from publicly sharing images and videos that are sexually explicit or show graphic nudity" on the blogging service. Read more... February 24, 2015

Vine Launches Vine Kids App

Vine has introduced a new app called Vine Kids. The app lets children watch Vine videos that the company says are appropriate for a young audience. Read more... February 15, 2015




AOL is Closing Joystiq and TUAW

AOL is closing Joystiq and TUAW as part of a reorganization of its many sites. Both sites were acquired during AOL's purchase of Weblogs, Inc. in 2005. AOL's official squiggle logo is pictured above. Read more... January 30, 2015

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


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