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Bitly Data Breach Hits Facebook, Twitter Users
May 9, 2014 - in News
Short-URL generator Bitly hit by data breach, but damage spills over to Facebook, Twitter due to shared credentials.
Facebook Debuts Anonymous Log-Ins for Apps
Apr 30, 2014 - in News
Anonymous login for Facebook apps was one of three new privacy features Mark Zuckerberg announced at the Facebook Developers' Conference.
What Is Social Media?
Apr 23, 2014 - in News
Social media is a broad term that describes Web-based tools that foster interaction and community.
Missing Malaysian Airliner Scams Strike Facebook
Mar 17, 2014 - in News
Social media is blowing up with bogus news videos about the missing Malaysian airliner, but most simply lead to survey scams.
Social Media Posts Give Comedian Psychic Abilities
Nov 20, 2013 - in News
Comedian Jack Vale pretends he’s psychic by telling strangers all he knows about them — culled from their online postings.
Facebook Kills Privacy Option to Hide Your Profile from Strangers
Oct 11, 2013 - in News
Facebook is removing the privacy setting that lets users stop total strangers from finding them, deeming it an 'old' and 'confusing' option.
Is It Safe to Sign Into Other Sites Using Facebook?
Aug 21, 2013 - in Reviews
Logging into third-party websites using your Facebook credentials is convenient -- but it also gives a lot of personal information to websites that may not be secure.
YouTube Founders Launch Vine-style App with Editing
Aug 8, 2013 - in News
MixBit is Vine and Instagram with editing functions.
Nielsen Study Shows Twitter Helps Increase TV Ratings
Aug 7, 2013 - in News
A recent Nielsen study found that Twitter helps drive TV ratings.
Vine Gets Rickroll'd by 16-year-old from Cleveland
Jun 4, 2013 - in News
Never gonna give you up...
Yahoo! Drops a Billion Dollars on Tumblr
May 20, 2013 - in News
Yahoo! has promised to not screw it up.
Here's a Music Video That Was Shot in Space
May 13, 2013 - in News
Astronaut shows off his vocals in farewell video.
Teenage Girl Wins Coding Contest with Anti-Spoiler Program
May 10, 2013 - in News
Never get spoilered via Twitter again.
Anonymous Raises $54K via Indiegogo to Fund News Site
Apr 18, 2013 - in News
Anonymous supporters dig deep to fund new website.
Twitter Launches New Music Service Called #Music
Apr 18, 2013 - in News
Twitter has launched a new service to help the tweeting masses discover new tunes.
YouTube Co-founder Announces New Video Site
Apr 2, 2013 - in News
Stick to what you're good at, we suppose?
Space Station Astronauts to Conduct Google+ Hangout
Feb 9, 2013 - in News
The astronauts aboard the ISS will be coming to us live from space.
MySpace Relaunches with Redesign and Justin Timberlake
Jan 16, 2013 - in News
MySpace is... back?
Facebook Testing Out Price Points for Pay-for-Messaging
Jan 14, 2013 - in News
You can pay Facebook $100 to send a message to Mark Zuckerberg's inbox.
'Hawaii Five-O' Plot to Be Determined by Twitter
Jan 8, 2013 - in News
This Hawaii Five-0 plot is going to be a "choose your adventure" type of episode.
Teen Accidentally Shoots Brother While Posing for Facebook Pic
Jan 4, 2013 - in News
A 19-year-old teen accidentally shot her brother while posing for a Facebook photo.
Facebook New Year's App Exposes Users Private Messages
Jan 3, 2013 - in News
You Can Now Get an Undergrad Degree in Social Media
Dec 13, 2012 - in News
Newberry COolege in South Carolina is introducing the major via its Arts and Communications department.
The Pope Sends Out His First Tweet
Dec 12, 2012 - in News
Pope Benedict is now tweeting in eight languages.
Larry Page Asked SVP Vic Gundotra to Stop Tweeting
Dec 9, 2012 - in News
Google Helps Syrians Call in Their Tweets by Phone
Nov 30, 2012 - in News
Google and Twitter enable web communication for Syrians.
Bloop-bloop: Facebook is Testing Notification Sounds
Nov 11, 2012 - in News
You've got likes!
Obama Victory Tweet Becomes Most Retweeted of All Time
Nov 7, 2012 - in News
Twitter users echo Obama victory tweet hundreds of thousands of times.