Twitter has had a rough year—and it’s only February. Following the departure of four executives, the company is looking for any good news to ride into its earnings call on February 10. To drum up enthusiasm about the service, Twitter is now extending a basic feature it rolled out early last year as part of it’s…
Web/Android/iOS: New music is easy to find, but if you want to hear what people think is good, you’ll need to go somewhere they actually choose and post songs they want other people to listen to. Nusiki is a service designed just for that—for you to share the songs you love, and discover other great tracks too.
An American teenager was sentenced to 11 years in prison today for providing material support to terrorism. But Ali Shukri Amin, just 17 years old, never committed violence in the name of radical Islamic terrorism. His crime was running a Twitter account that celebrated the terrorist group and taught others how to…
Police in Fargo, North Dakota have started livestreaming traffic stops via Periscope in an experiment for all the world to see. And so far, it’s been an embarrassing failure. But the Fargo PD doesn’t see it that way.
Sharing music with friends is a time-honored way to discover new bands, talk over your music tastes with friends, and learn a bit more about the bands that you love. This week we’re looking at five different ways to send and share playlists around at a party, or just among friends, based on your nominations.
So you’re all excited to hop on a video chat with grandma, but the quality is less than desirable. The video is choppy, the audio echoes and cuts out, and you can barely see the person on the other end. Before you flip that table, here are a few things you can tweak to make sure you’re getting the best quality…
Now there’s an app to measure your Facebook (un)popularity.
Nothing’s more heartbreaking than when one of your favorite services—one you rely on every day—announces it’s shutting down. It’s a pain, but you don’t have to just accept it. Here’s how you can find a replacement that doesn’t suck.
Facebook and Microsoft have had a relatively long-standing partnership when it comes to search: for years, Facebook searches would also show Bing results, and Bing queries have thrown up results from your friends. But history seems to mean very little to Facebook, which appears to have quietly killed Bing results.
Streaming music apps and discovery services are a dime a dozen, but even the best ones have a hard time competing with the names everyone already knows. Even so, getting out of your comfort zone a little bit and trying a new service will only reward you with tons of great new music. Here are a few services we love…
When was the last time you looked at your Facebook feed and actually liked everything you saw? For all of Facebook's fancy algorithms, it can never create the perfect feed for you. Here's how to declutter that feed once and for all and only see the stuff you care about.
We know Facebook ads are tracking us, we just don't always know which ones. But that process is about to get more transparent because Facebook is going to start labeling the ads you see based on past behavior.
Good strategy for keeping your Facebook friend count low: give people the boot on their birthdays. January 29. Happy birthday Karthik Reddy. We once had a sociology class together but I barely remember you. See ya!
Hey nail art enthusiasts: Pinterest is testing a redesign with easier navigation, better discovery, and bigger pins.
We have the obligation to never speak of our concerns without suggesting our solutions. I've been truly gratified to watch the response to The Web We Lost over the last few days; It's become one of the most popular things I've ever written and has inspired great responses.
The tech industry and its press have treated the rise of billion-scale social networks and ubiquitous smartphone apps as an unadulterated win for regular people, a triumph of usability and empowerment. They seldom talk about what we've lost along the way in this transition, and I find that younger folks may not even…
Stop everything: Twitter has released its year-end review. What did we care about in 2012? Twelve months' worth of tweets does a pretty good job answering that question, although it's pretty much exactly what you'd expect.
Instagram created the photo sharing social network right under the feet of Facebook, Flickr and Twitter. Facebook decided to buy it and Twitter is now trying to replicate Instagram by adding photo filters of its own (Flickr is just… sad). The NYT reports that Twitter will "introduce filters for photos that will allow…