We have no way of knowing why Facebook rejected the “Yay” button. But it’s kind of funny because “Yay” is slang for cocaine! Realistically, however, the world probably won’t be getting a “Yay” button because joy is confusing.
It already feels like time for I Love The 10s. There's plenty of throwback material. Example: Inception. Alternate example: Gangnam Style. And Taio Cruz would definitely make the cut for Break Your Heart and Dynamite. But he also apparently exists in the here and now. And he made a social network called KeWe…
Twitter's trialling a new "Embedded on these websites" notification system, which shows a list of articles that appear in popular tweets. That means you can quickly see the sources lurking behind a post—which is kinda neat.
Apparently the Wall Street Journal has plans to launch a business-focussed social network, presumably along the lines of LinkedIn. Well, that sounds like a great idea, doesn't it?
Every little piece of information you give away online can reveal something about you—but it seems your Facebook likes could reveal rather more than you bargained for.
If you've been walking around a public place lately, you've come in contact with a lot of people. Some of those people may have been sick. And if you've been hanging around enough of them as they cough and sneeze, then you might be about to get sick too.
If you don't feel people pay enough attention to your Facebook status updates, here's some news you've been waiting for. Facebook is reportedly testing a scheme which will allow any user—not just businesses—to promote their status, in exchange for cold, hard cash.
Google Co-founder and CEO Larry Page spoke candidly about the future of Google during the company's recent earnings conference call. Page wants to make Google's products more social and the best way to do that is through Google +.
Wal-Mart and Facebook are unlikely bedfellows, but here they are cozying up together in a partnership that'll create custom Facebook pages for the retailer's 3,500 stores. This is the first time a retailer has used Facebook in this way.
I very much doubt Steve Jobs would have approved of a movie about his life, beyond what's been produced already, but in this case it doesn't really matter anymore, does it?
At at a Tuesday event, Myspace and new owner Specific Media will detail plans to revive the dying social network. According to a document leaked to AllThingsD, the key to a successful resurrection will be music, music, and more music.
Google + went public last week and its growth has been explosive. So explosive, it has some people wondering if it's time to take closer look at the social network.
Google is finally make strides in the world of social. Google + is gaining traction and the company is supposedly working on several new apps including a social news reader known as Propeller.
Americans spend more time on Facebook than any other US website. And cumulatively, it's not a small amount of time, it's a lot of time. Nielsen estimates that Americans spent 53 billion minutes on Facebook during the month of May.
Download the new Facebook app for iOS and you'll be able to tag your friends and places, share external links from a web view and bring some improved privacy settings to your iPhone.
Google is gradually rolling out a new Gmail people widget that lets you view recent Google+ posts within Gmail.
Twitter users that prefer Echofon or Tweetcaster will soon be able to upload photos using Twitter's new photo upload service.
Stanford University's Jure Leskovec knows more about than you think. With the right tools and information, the computer scientist can predict the next person you will friend on Facebook.
Lee Allison had the brilliant idea of hosting a cooking class using Google+. He invited participants to video chat using Hangouts while he walked them through a recipe.