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Twitter rolling out DM improvements as it feels the WhatsApp heat

The Direct Message functionality on your official iOS and Android Twitter apps is about to get another upgrade, as the service looks to fight back against WhatsApp and other messenger tools.
Social Media

Social media on your wrist: Hicon is a bracelet that makes social networking wearable

The Hicon is a unique bracelet with small, colorful buttons linked to your social media accounts. In other words, it’s wearable social media for your wrist. The goal is to bring social media interactions into the real world.
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Could this selfie toaster be the next best thing since sliced bread?

If you don't think selfies have gotten out of control, can we interest you in this selfie toaster that lets you enjoy your own face on a piece of toast each morning?
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Facebook launches Mentions, an app for famous people only

Facebook launched a new iPhone app called Mentions on Thursday. It's aimed at celebrities and other public figures and is designed to encourage further interaction with fans. However, the question is, are you famous enough to use it?
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Facebook testing ‘Buy’ button to let users purchase stuff without leaving the site

Social networking giant Facebook announced Thursday it has started testing a new 'Buy' button that will allow users to purchase physical goods from businesses advertising on its site.
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Google+ now lets you use a fake name

Having clung to the rule ever since the social networking service launched three years ago, Google+ announced Tuesday it's now allowing users to choose any name they like for their profile.
Mobile

Facebook, Nielsen will soon track your TV habits on tablets, smartphones

Rolling out in time for the launch of the new television season this year, Facebook and Nielsen will be working together to track the television viewing habits of consumers using mobile devices.
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Soccer World Cup Final generates 32.1m tweets, breaks TPM record

If you haven't already heard, Germany beat Argentina in the soccer World Cup Final on Sunday, becoming the first European nation to win the contest anywhere in the Americas. A Twitter record was broken, too.
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45m users go Direct on Instagram

We haven't heard much about Instagram's private messaging feature since its launch in December, but new figures suggest as many as 1 in 4 of us are using the feature to share pictures more privately.
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No secret experiment here: ‘99 Days of Freedom’ asks users to quit Facebook, see how they feel

An initiative dubbed “99 Days of Freedom” is calling Facebook users to quit the social network for 99 days to see how life without Facebook affects their happiness. It's a response to the social network's controversial mood experiment.
Mobile

BBM: BlackBerry keeps Windows Phone users hanging on, launches beta test

BlackBerry's plan to launch BBM for Windows Phone by June clearly fell by the wayside. Now it says it's releasing a beta version, though those easily frustrated by buggy software are asked to wait "just a bit longer" for the full…
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Bizarre sexting case in Virginia may have you reconsider sending naked photos

A 17-year-old boy in Manassas City, Virginia, has been charged with "manufacturing and distributing child pornography," after "sexting" his 15-year-old girlfriend. The police now, however, wants to create its own weird kiddie porn in order…