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Vine users will get vanity URLs starting on December 20

Ideal for anyone that loves uploading short videos to the Vine service, Twitter will be launching support for Vine vanity URLs starting on Friday for verified users and the following Monday for everyone else.
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Nielsen research finds that when it comes to mobile, Instagram beats Twitter

Instagram has more active monthly users than Twitter on mobile apps, according to research by Nielsen. Will these two social platforms come into even closer competition in 2014? As both test new features and try to snag advertiser…
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Twitter plans to launch tweet-editing after posting, sources inside company say

Twitter is testing an editing tool that would allow users to correct grammar, spelling, and word choice errors after a tweet, sources say. The company is still experimenting with how much freedom they'd allow for corrections; there may be a…
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Feeling charitable? Facebook debuts ‘Donate Now’ button for nonprofit organizations

Facebook users can donate to some of their favorite nonprofits by using the social network's new "Donate Now" button, which allows for simple philanthropy. Nineteen charities are currently set up to receive funds directly from Facebook…
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Facebook video ads may start appearing Thursday

Video ads are expected to land on Facebook users' feeds this week, according to a report Tuesday. With an active user base of more than a billion people, the ads have the potential to turn into a huge money-spinner for the social networking…
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How one man got a new career entirely through Instagram

Job searches often require the use of social media nowadays. But LinkedIn isn't the only option for digitally networking your way to a new gig. Case in point: one man got a new career entirely through Instagram.
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Twitter’s ‘Nearby’ feed will show who’s tweeting in your local area

Potentially a privacy concern for some Twitter users, the social network is currently testing a 'Nearby' feed that will categorize and display tweets based off the location of the user.
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The most Instagrammed places in the world: A Thai mall, Times Square, and Disney

Where are the most popular places to share photos on Instagram? A fancy Thai mall takes top honors this year, along with some New York City sights like Central Park and Times Square. Cities in Brazil and Russia also make the list.
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How to run a free background check

There are plenty of legitimate reasons for carrying out a background check, and believe it or not, not all of them are creepy. Here’s a couple ways to run a thorough background check on someone for a small fee or completely free of…

Notable photographer joins Facebook as ‘photo community liaison’

Facebook created a new position called "photography liaison" and hired photographer Teru Kuwayama to act as an advocate for photographers. Can Kuwayama create a better dynamic between the social network and photographers?
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Celebrity deaths and birthdays top the most popular tweets of 2013

Twitter revealed the most popular tweets of 2013, and this year, people were really focused on the tragic deaths of handsome white male celebrities. And the birth of one handsome white male celebrity.

Kik Messenger hits 100 million users, 200,000 joining every day

There's certainly plenty happening in the messaging space just at the moment. As social media giants Twitter and Instagram take an increasing interest in private messaging, Kik announced on Thursday its user base has crossed the 100m mark.