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The FDA wants drug companies to tweet about side effects

According to new social media guidelines set out by the Food and Drug Administration in the U.S., any promotion of a drug on Twitter must be accompanied by information about its side effects.

Turn your Instagram photos into View-Master reels with Reelagram

Remember View-Master, the stereoscopic image viewer? Now you can have your Instagram photos turned into View-Master reels, thanks to Reelagram. The service also lets you create gifts for other Instagrammers.
Health & Fitness

Twitter World Cup analysis shows silencing effect of penalty shootouts

Twitter is a hive of vibrant activity, constantly buzzing with conversation, opinions, discussion, witticisms, and insults – except when a World Cup penalty shootout takes place. That's when things go very quiet indeed....

Facebook Messenger is finally optimized for iPad

Facebook finally created an iPad app for Messenger. The social network will now push users of its main iPad app directly to the chat app when they tap on the Messenger icon.
Social Media

Facebook to be investigated by UK regulator over its controversial psychology study

The UK regulator responsible for enforcing the country's data protection laws has taken a keen interest in Facebook's psychology experiment, revealing on Tuesday that it's decided to launch an investigation into the controversial…

Words not needed: New ’emojli’ social network only allows emoji

Believing social media apps to be annoyingly overloaded with spam, trolls, memes and hashtags, two Brit developers have decided to offer "something simpler" – an app where communication is by emoji only.

Twitter acquires startup TapCommerce to enhance ad strategy

Twitter announced Monday it'd acquired mobile-ad company TapCommerce. The New York-based startup sells ads designed to encourage users to reengage with apps they've already downloaded onto their mobile device.
Social Media

Google will shut down Orkut social network at the end of September

Looking to shift more attention to the Google+ social network, Google will be officially shutting down the Orkut social network as of September 30, 2014 and will not be allowing anyone to create an Orkut account as of July 2014. Created…
Health & Fitness

Soccer World Cup continues to smash tweeting, streaming records

World Cup fever is sweeping the Internet: USA v Germany and Brazil v Chile are the latest games to set new records for online viewing and real-time tweeting as millions of supporters tune in.
Social Media

Facebook manipulated more than 600,000 users’ News Feeds to study people’s emotions

Feeling a little bummed out by your Facebook News Feed? It turns out data scientists for the social media site manipulated the feeds of more than 600,000 users to study how emotions are transferred online.

Lying about your life on Facebook isn’t as fun as it sounds (I tried)

A new viral video depicts a man driven to blatant lies on Facebook to cover up his crumbling real life. So I gave Facebook fiction a try. Turns out, it's not as satisfying as the precautionary video makes it look.

If Google doesn’t care about Google+, then why should we?

Google hardly acknowledged Google+ at all this week at its I/O developer conference, and it was a gaping omission from its three-hour keynote. If the lack of enthusiasm proves anything, it’s that even Google doesn’t know what it…