Social Media
Social Media

On Twitter, Tea-party and left-wing tweeters stay separate

Twitter is politically polarized, according to the Pew Research Center and Social Media Research Foundation.
Social Media

Curses! People swear a lot on Twitter, and here are the most popular words

Ever wonder which bad words get the most action on Twitter? Researchers studied how we swear on social media, citing a stressful week as one reason. The most popular word? It's one we can't say, but you've probably guessed.
Social Media

Man taunting police with “Catch me if you can” Facebook post is caught

Definitely a dumb way to call more attention to yourself when already wanted by police, a Texas man posted a video online of himself breaking the law while including a taunt in the caption.
Mobile

Facebook buys WhatsApp for $19 billion – yes, billion

If you thought $1 billion for Instagram was crazy, then this will blow your freakin’ mind: Facebook announced late Wednesday that it has acquired messaging app WhatsApp for $19 billion. Yes, that’s billion, with a “b.”
Web

Best web hosting companies

Looking for someone to host your growing website? Well the search is over. Here are our picks for the best web hosting companies currently itching to take on your business.
Social Media

Facebook loses privacy case in Germany, may help Europeans protect data

Facebook must comply with privacy rules in Germany, a Berlin court ruled this week, even if Facebook has an established presence in the European Union. This may have big implications for data protection rules in Europe.
Social Media

Venezuela censors tweets amid protests, Twitter confirms

Amid protests, it appears Venezuela is blocking images on Twitter. Activists say this image blocking is part of a larger censorship plan to quell the unrest. Twitter told the AP that images were, in fact, being blocked.
Social Media

Facebook can estimate how long your relationship will last

To mark Valentine's Day, Facebook has published a series of blog posts from its Data Science team that show how likely we are to stay together, the best cities for singles, average age gaps and more.
Social Media

Facebook expands gender identity options on user profiles

Taking steps to work towards greater diversity on Facebook, the team that handles user profile development on Facebook has expanded gender identity roles beyond traditional male and female options.
Social Media

Facebook follows Google and launches ferry service for workers

Following protests in San Francisco which saw private employee buses belonging to Silicon Valley tech giants blocked by angry residents, Facebook is following in Google's footsteps by transporting some of its employees to work on a…
Social Media

Virgin America launches in-flight social network for business travelers

Potentially useful when traveling to a conference, Virgin America is launching support for a location-aware social network that allows professionals to connect over LinkedIn while in the air.
Photography

Online photo community 500px launches Prime, a commercial licensing service

Popular online photo community 500px, a place where amateur and professional photographers share their work, is launching a commercial licensing service called Prime. Acting as an agent, 30 percent of proceeds from a photo sold goes to the…