Social Media
Social Media

Facebook testing a new “Highlights” feed

A small number of Facebook users have been given access to a new "Highlights" feed being tested by the platform — it cuts out the trivial postings to focus on the major updates from your friends.
Opinion

As Facebook plants its flag in WhatsApp, will it pillage or protect user privacy?

The big question: What will happen to WhatsApp user privacy now that the messaging service is owned by Facebook, a company that has repeatedly brushed privacy concerns into the background?
Social Media

LinkedIn finally starts fighting stalkers with member blocking feature

Definitely a useful feature when attempting to break digital ties with a disgruntled person, LinkedIn has launched a new feature on the social network that allows users to block other member profiles.
Social Media

Facebook will make “Look Back” videos for dead users

Facebook is changing the way it deals with dead users. Now, family members can request a "Look Back" video for their lost loved ones, and privacy settings will remain the same.
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.