Topic: Social network

Facebook Issues Another Apology for Emotion Study
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Facebook Issues Another Apology for Emotion Study

The dust has settled on the Grand Facebook Emotion Experiment, in which the social network automatically filtered what 700,000 users saw on their newsfeeds for the span of a week in 2012 based on whether posts contained … [Read more...]

Did Facebook Manipulate Your Newsfeed? Does it Matter?
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Did Facebook Manipulate Your Newsfeed? Does it Matter?

By now you’ve probably heard the news: Facebook has been messing with your mind. Over the weekend, Facebook was in the headlines when it was discovered that the social network had performed a bit of a social … [Read more...]

Hashtag Sale: Shop Amazon Via Twitter with #AmazonCart
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Hashtag Sale: Shop Amazon Via Twitter with #AmazonCart

Today, Amazon announced a new partnership with Twitter, allowing users to add items to their Amazon shopping carts by simply replying to certain tweets with the self-explanatory hashtag, #AmazonCart. It’s a new way to … [Read more...]

Are You Lonely or Looking for Some New Friends? Skout Wants to Help.
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Are You Lonely or Looking for Some New Friends? Skout Wants to Help.

You may not have heard of Skout but it's actually one of the oldest and largest mobile (iOS and Android) social networks.  The company is in its eighth year of operation and has 220 million users in over 180 different … [Read more...]

Does Facebook’s “Promote Your Page” Rely on Fake Likes and Click-Farms?
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Does Facebook’s “Promote Your Page” Rely on Fake Likes and Click-Farms?

A video posted on the YouTube account of science channel Veritasium has been picking up steam in the last few hours, as it seems to provide evidence that Facebook’s page promotion services are fraudulent, generating … [Read more...]

Tapestry App Launches on iOS to Connect Seniors With Family
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Tapestry App Launches on iOS to Connect Seniors With Family

When you think of cutting edge technology and new apps, you don't tend to think of senior citizens using them, but you should.   Seniors represent a significant and growing proportion of the market, expected to reach … [Read more...]

Pinterest Drives Sales Better Than Facebook As Pins Live Longer On Web
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Pinterest Drives Sales Better Than Facebook As Pins Live Longer On Web

Pinterest has become the dominant social-media sales driver for many companies, beating out Facebook and Twitter, partly because pins and re-pins of products last longer on the Web, according to visual-data analytics … [Read more...]

Will New Pinterest Analytics Put Third-Party Developers Out Of Business?
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Will New Pinterest Analytics Put Third-Party Developers Out Of Business?

Up until a week ago, companies that wanted to track their pins on Pinterest had to use a 3rd party developer like Piqora or Pinster.  But now Pinterest is offering its own analytics product called Pinterest Web … [Read more...]

Facebook Incorporating Hashtags Into The Social Network
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Facebook Incorporating Hashtags Into The Social Network

The WSJ is reporting that Facebook will be incorporating hashtags into the social network, a move that would allow Facebook to tap into and index trending conversations quickly.  This move also would give users the … [Read more...]

Facebook For Couples Is Not One Size Fits All
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Facebook For Couples Is Not One Size Fits All

The thought of sharing my Facebook page with my husband makes me throw up a little in my mouth.  Not because I have anything to hide, I just, well, need my own life to stay mine.  Not everyone feels this way, though.  … [Read more...]