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Togethera is 'Facebook for your real friends'

The un-social network: Togethera aims to be 'Facebook for your real friends'<p><b>Site has no discoverable profiles so people cannot add you</b>• <b><br>Allows families</b> …

MySpace is alive and kicking thanks in part to Facebook, Instagram and Twitter

MySpace, the social network that many joined before Facebook defined the social networking era, is still around. Not only is it still around, it’s …

Tinder Acquires Ephemeral Messenger Tappy

Tinder has just closed its first acquisition. The IAC-backed startup has purchased Chill, creators of Tappy, as part of a strategic acquihire. The terms of the deal were not disclosed.<p>Tappy is a mobile messenger that uses photos and ephemerality to put a new face on text messaging. All messages …

Facebook at Work is here — but only for a select few

Facebook at Work launched to a limited audience on Wednesday, teasing the social network's much-anticipated entry into the enterprise space.<p>The new …

Employment

Facebook Still Dominates Social Media In The US — Nobody Else Is Even Close

More than 70% of online adults in the US use Facebook. The runners-up, LinkedIn and Pinterest, were tied at 28% — way behind.<p>They were followed by Instagram at 26%, and Twitter at 23%.<p>Although the percentage of Facebook users didn't increase from last year, users became more engaged with the site …

New Research Shows Facebook Still King Of Social Networks

Facebook is a habit we just can’t quit, as much as we may want to try. From high-profile projects like “99 Days of Freedom” to protests by individual brands, pledges to abstain from Facebook’s giant platform tend to get a lot of attention. A new survey from the Pew Research Center found that might …

The 'Tinderisation' of modern life is on the rise

The dating app Tinder got us hooked on 'swiping right' in our search to find a partner. Now news, fashion and even job-hunting apps are following suit<p>In the beginning there was the scroll. Online dating profiles came in lists and were read from top to bottom.<p>Then, with the breakthrough of Tinder in …

Relationships

Here’s how a real teenager uses, and doesn’t use, social media

Advertisement<p>9 Comments<p>Credit: 1000 Words/Shutterstock<p>There’s a whole category of social-science fallacy that revolves around extrapolating from one …

2017 Social Media Image Sizes Cheat Sheet

Social media marketing is a competition.The posts your small business or nonprofit shares on social media networks are competing against your peers …

WhatsApp growth continues with 700m users sending 30bn daily messages

Smartphone messaging app WhatsApp has reached a new milestone: 700 million monthly active users, who are sending 30 billion messages every day.<p>Chief executive Jan Koum published the figures as a status update on Facebook, the company that bought his startup for $22bn for his startup in October 2014.<p>…

Social Media

Social Media 101

Some people are just terrible at social media. Here are some tips of what NOT to do. And hey, look, I’m no expert. However I used to do social media …

Social Media

5 Big Trends that Shaped Social Media in 2014

<i>ReadWriteReflect offers a look back at major technology trends, products and companies of the past year.</i><p>When we’re mobile, we’re social. In 2014, we spent 45 minutes a day on social apps on our smartphones and tablets—the biggest use for our devices after games, according to Flurry, the …

What Comes Next? 5 Social Media Trends for 2015

Facebook got off to a rocky start in 2014. In January, a study revealed that the popular network had lost nearly one-third of its US teen users in …

The 'Social Media Phase Of The Internet' Is Over

Wilson, perhaps more than any other venture capitalist, spotted the emergence of social media early and profited from it. His firm, Union Square Ventures, invested early in Twitter, Tumblr, Zynga, Foursquare, and a few others.<p>In a post looking back at what happened in 2014, he says social media is …

5 social trends you can expect to see in 2015

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>Credit: Robert Churchill/Thinkstock<p>As we lay 2014 to rest, we’re topping our hats to some of the social media crazes that came …

Your hidden Facebook photos were never really hidden. This app finds them

Hiding photos on Facebook may not actually work as well as you think it does.<p>Picturebook, a browser extension now available in the Chrome web store, …

Folks bid farewell to Facebook

In Buzz<p>Folks bid farewell to Facebook<p>Published Dec. 27, 2014 at 5:13 a.m.<p>Whenever a New Year rolls around, people make resolutions to start or end …

Judge: Police Can Create Fake Social Media Profiles to Gather Evidence

I love instances when traditional customs and professions run headlong into issues related to emerging technology. For example, this great story from …

Social Media

Twitter: What to expect in 2015

Around this time last year, the big question about Twitter was how much would the social network and the company's culture change after going public. …

How to Work with Social Media Tools

Friday, October 24, 2014<p>Just as television turned a nation of people who listened to media content into watchers of media content, the emergence of …

OneOne: Secure Messaging Designed to be Untraceable

In the light of Edward Snowden’s revelations last year, interest in truly secure ways of communicating online has been on the rise. OneOne is a new app for Android and iOS that offers “private and untraceable” text messaging.<p>Photographer and entrepreneur Kevin Abosch is the man behind OneOne. It …

Facebook isn't dying. It's just changing

Reports of Facebook's death are greatly exaggerated, says Rhiannon Williams. We just prefer to stalk over sharing<p>Every few months, a report is published suggesting Facebook is in decline. A notable study from researchers at Princeton University published earlier this year declared the social …

How Tumblr Became the Fastest-Growing Social Network in Just 6 Months | Inc.com

Tumblr is back on a roll.<p>After Yahoo spent $990 million to acquire the social blogging platform in May 2013, its traffic appeared to have reached a plateau, leading some critics to question Marissa Mayer's investment.<p>But new data from Global Web Index shows a revival in Tumblr's momentum. In the …

The demographic trends for social networks

<b>The demographic trends for social networks</b><p>The demographics of who's on what social network are shifting — older social networks are reaching maturity, while newer social messaging apps are gaining younger users fast.<p>In a new report from +BI Intelligence, they unpack data from over a dozen sources to understand how social media demographics are still shifting.<p>Here are a few of the key takeaways from the BI Intelligence report:<p>1. Facebook still skews significantly female. Women in the U.S. are …

Instagram is now bigger than Twitter

The service is also verifying celebrities, athletes, and brands<p>Instagram now has a bigger active user base than Twitter, according to a blog post written today by CEO Kevin Systrom. The photo and video sharing platform has over 300 million active users, more than Twitter's 284 million but a far cry …

Is Instagram a no-bro zone?

Instagram now has 300 million monthly active users - almost 30 million more than Twitter. But why are the majority of them female?<p>Instagram was <b>in the news earlier this week</b> when the image-sharing network revealed it now has 300 million monthly active users – putting it ahead of Twitter for the …

Social Media

U.S. Teens Are Deserting Facebook Faster Than Ever

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