Twitter Changes Stars to Hearts and Favorites to Likes

When you favorite a tweet on Twitter it is now represented by a heart icon instead of a star. The same change was made on Vine. The tweets or Vines you "heart" are also called "likes" now instead of favorites. Read more... November 3, 2015

Who's Down is a New Social App from Google

Who's Down is a new social app from Google. The app is designed to help you find out which - if any - of your friends are available to do stuff. The app was quietly released on Google Play. Read more... October 31, 2015

New York Times Closing Down City Room Blog

The New York Times is closing down its blog called City Room. The blog was launched to cover New York City and its five boroughs in 2007. Since then City Room has published over 20,000 posts and generated 425,000 reader comments. Read more... October 26, 2015

Virtual Reality Facebook Demonstrated on Jimmy Kimmel

Facebook announced the acquisition of Oculus VR last year. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said at the time that VR could be a new communication platform. Read more... September 5, 2015

Mark Zuckerberg Says 1 Billion People Used Facebook on Monday

Facebook says 1 billion people used its Facebook service in a single day on Monday, August 24. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg made the announcement in a post. Read more... August 28, 2015

Sir Patrick Stewart Loves the Challenge of Twitter Restrictions

Actor Patrick Stewart says he resisted social media for years. Then his PR people told him he needed to engage with people through social media. Now he loves the medium and he isn't afraid to share. He shared the lobster costume above for Halloween 2013. Read more... August 17, 2015

Google Reorganizes Under New Holding Company Called Alphabet

In a surprising move, Google has reorganized itself into a new company called Alphabet, Inc. Google is one part of Alphabet. The shocking announcement was made in a blog post by Google co-founder Larry Page. He will be the CEO of Alphabet. Read more... August 10, 2015

Facebook Feature to Let Users Prioritize Pages to See First

Facebook announced a big upcoming change earlier today to its News Feed. Facebook will be allowing users to prioritize which people and Pages they want to show up at the top of their News Feed. Read more... July 9, 2015

Facebook Makes Slight Logo Alteration

Facebook has made a slight change to the look of its logo. The most noticeable difference is in the letter "a," which is rounder than before. The updated font also makes the two letter "o" characters rounder and thinner. The letters themselves are all thinner than with the previous look. The updated logo is pictured above on the right with the previous logo on the left. Read more... July 1, 2015

Saudi Blogger to Receive 1,000 Lashes and Ten Years in Prison

A Saudi blogger will receive 1,000 lashes and ten years in prison. The BBC News reports that the extreme sentence has been upheld by Saudi Arabia's Supreme Court. Raif Badawi was charged in 2012 for "insulting Islam through electronic channels." Read more... June 7, 2015
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