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…
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.
Now there’s an app to measure your Facebook (un)popularity.
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.
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…
Everyone you know has Facebook unless they're weird, but Facebook still has territory left to cover, specifically in the developing world. That plan for global domination includes making Facebook free on mobile.
ADS ADS EVERYWHERE JUST ADS ALL THE TIME LOOK AT ALL THESE ADS YOU MORONS should be Facebook's new slogan because pretty soon there won't be anywhere on the social network where someone isn't trying to sell you something. And starting today it's getting even worse with the launch of sponsored results in search.
Facebook's photo interface is getting a lovely, much-needed makeover. Starting today, it's rolling out a much cleaner layout, with a mosaic view off all your images as well as three simple tabs at the top of the page—one for photos of you, another for all the pics you've posted, and another for your albums.
It's not just you—Twitter is completely screwed. From the actual site to mobile apps, every way to send a quippy 140-character message is down. So what are you going to do during this total outage? Panic, probably.
BuzzFeed FWD dove deep into the undercurrent of change that's going on at Twitter right now and saw a glimpse into its future: Facebook. Yes, what Twitter wants to be in the future is nothing like what it is right now and everything like what Zuck's social network already is.