Social Networks and Social Media

Facebook is Shutting Down FriendFeed (March 9, 2015): Facebook is shutting dowen FriendFeed.

MySpace Still Gets 50 Million Monthly Visitors (January 16, 2015): MySpace still gets over 50 million visitors a month. The site also generated 300 million video views in November.

Facebook Adds AMBER Alerts (January 13, 2015): Facebook has announced it will be adding AMBER Alerts through a partnership with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

LinkedIn Wants More of Its Members Blogging (January 8, 2015): LinkedIn wants more of its members to blog and create content.

Bebo Returns as a Messaging App (December 30, 2014): Bebo is back as a messaging app for iOS and Android

Instagram Reaches 300 Million Monthly Users (December 10, 2014): Instagram says it now has over 300 million monthly users on its photo sharing site.

Google+ Now Lets Users Pin Posts (December 4, 2014): Google+ has added the pinned posts capability to Google+ pages.

Google to Shut Down Orkut on September 30, 2014 (July 1, 2014): Google has announced that it will close its Orkut social network. The site will close on September 30, 2014.

Google Joins Instagram (May 19, 2014): Google has joined Instagram. The first entry shows the Rubki's cube game they posted today.

Twitter Acquires Gnip, a Social Data Provider (April 15, 2014): Twitter has acquired Gnip, a provider of social data.

Image Sharing Site Imgur Raises $40 Million (April 3, 2014): Imgur, a popular image sharing site on social media, has raised $40 million in an investment round.

LinkedIn Adds Cats You May Know Feature (April 1, 2014): LinkedIn has added a new feature called Cats You May Know for April Fool's Day

Instagram Announces 200 Million User Milestone (March 26, 2014): Instagram announced today it has reached the 200 million user milestone. They also have exceeded 20 billion photos shared so far.

Facebook Ends Its Facebook Email Service (February 25, 2014): Facebook has decided to end its Facebook email service. Facebook says most people were not using it.

Google+ to Power YouTube Comments (September 25, 2013): YouTube has announced that it is upgrading the comment system on YouTube. The comment will be pwoered by the Google+ service starting this week to allow threaded discussion.
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