How to Declutter Your Facebook News Feed Once and For All

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. » 10/22/13 11:39am 10/22/13 11:39am

Iran's Developing "Intelligent Software" For Censoring Social Networks

Iran isn't exactly a huge fan of the Internet. That's why it attempted to cut off Google services for all its citizens, and came up with its own state-sponsored alternative to YouTube. Now's it's working on a solution for social networks: intelligent censorship software. » 1/06/13 11:29am 1/06/13 11:29am

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

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

Path Is Also Planning to Nuke Tappable Links (And Why That's a Good…

We've been talking a lot about Path lately, thanks to a privacy issue that caused Congress to nastrygram Apple, and Apple to change policy. And just like Path rectified its privacy problem, it's got another impending fix I'm happy about. » 2/16/12 12:17pm 2/16/12 12:17pm