Flickr is Going Free for Three Months to Entice Instagram Deserters

Marissa Mayer and the folks at Yahoo! have a nice little gift for you this holiday season: free Pro Flickr for three months for any and all users, old and new. Surely this is just all in the spirit of holiday cheer and has nothing to do with cleverly making use of another image-sharing service's TOS debacle, right?… » 12/22/12 10:00am 12/22/12 10:00am

Can a Flashy New Redesign Make Myspace Cool Again?

Myspace, that ancient social networking dinosaur, is back with a new coat of paint. And get ready for this: it looks kind of neat. The new format has some pretty clear Pinterest and Tumblr influence, and also looks like it'll be doubling down on the music aspect of the Myspace world, maybe giving Spotify's social… » 9/24/12 4:40pm 9/24/12 4:40pm

Bad Comments On Your Facebook Picture Make People Think You're Uglier

Warning for the cripplingly self-conscious: a study from the University of Missouri has shown that crappy comments on your profile picture can negatively affect how attractive people find you not only in a physical sense, but in a social and professional one as well. At least in people who try to gauge attractiveness… » 9/16/12 3:00pm 9/16/12 3:00pm

Have We Gone Overboard With Social Media 'Check-Ins'?

IMDB has an updated iPhone app out today which is cool and fine, but one peculiar addition is the ability to "check-in" and share whatever movie or TV show you're watching. I mean, whatever, Foursquare and Facebook and Yelp were fine, but at what point does the whole check-in trend become overkill? Does every special… » 7/12/12 4:20pm 7/12/12 4:20pm

Twitter for iPhone and Android Updated with Expanded View, Custom…

After rumors suggested that Twitter's mobile apps were due for an update, the goods arrived today, bringing a handful of substantial updates, including expanded tweets (viewing links, videos, and images inline), the ability to set notifications for individual people you follow, search autocomplete, and new discovery… » 7/10/12 3:32pm 7/10/12 3:32pm