Social Media
Social Media

Facebook’s favorite hacks of 2013 are a bad sign for the company

Facebook's engineers released a list of their favorite hacks for 2013. Most of them were more boring than a watching paint dry while listening to John Mayer and eating a crumpled piece of plain white bread.
Social Media

On Android, Twitter tests a new kind of ‘fav’ for entire accounts, not just tweets

Twitter is testing a new way to "fav" on its Android app. Users now have the option of pressing "favorite" for an entire account, not just individual tweets. These favorite accounts send push notifications. Will this roll out to iOS or die…
Social Media

The strange tale of Iran’s short stint in blocking Instagram, hints of possible full ban

Instagram experienced a widespread outage in Iran this week, leading experts to believe the government was experimenting with blocking the popular service. Iranians can currently access Instagram again, but the incident raises questions…
Social Media

After a joyous Christmas price increase, Twitter stock plummets following downgrade

Twitter's love affair with the New York Stock Exchange has soured after a wild fling with sky-high stock prices this December. An analyst downgraded the micro-blogging service, causing a steep decline in stock price.
Social Media

Facebook ‘dead and buried’ for Europe’s teenagers, says new report

Researchers working on the Global Social Media Impact Study in Europe have found that younger people are abandoning Facebook for its rivals, with the online presence of mom and dad one of the key factors.
Social Media

Eight apps to help manage and understand your social media profiles

Handling a lot of different social media accounts can be stressful and time consuming. Digital Trends is here to help you manage with eight awesome apps for dealing with the pain of updating four separate websites.
Social Media

#SharkAttack: Australia uses Twitter to send shark warnings

An Australian beach safety organization has a Twitter account set up to send alerts every time a shark becomes a potential danger for swimmers. The account automatically posts about sharks tagged with transmitters.
Mobile

Free Facebook comes to US phone users without data plans

An offshoot of T-Mobile called GoSmart is offering free Facebook access as part of a new bundling plan for prepaid customers. This suggests Facebook is actually serious about the whole "get the entire world on Facebook" thing.
Computing

Facebook for Windows 8.1 gets a slew of new features

A recent update to the Facebook app for Windows 8.1 brings a whole host of changes to the way you can manage photos, post and so much more. Read to learn more about all the changes.
Social Media

Can Facebook tell us about the next great human migration?

Facebook's Data Science team took a look at how users are choosing to move. The team discovered patterns of "coordinated migration" showing how people move in groups from one place to another. This could be the start of fascinating…
Social Media

How Google made Rap Genius vanish

Hot lyrics startup Rap Genius has a powerful enemy: Google. The search engine banned Rap Genius for sketchy SEO practices, royally destroying Rap Genius' search ranking in one fell Google-y swoop.
Social Media

Twitter chairman Jack Dorsey joins Disney’s board to help with digital strategy

Twitter chairman and Square CEO Jack Dorsey has joined the board of media giant Disney, it was announced Monday. The co-founder of the microblogging site is set to advise Disney on its digital strategy.