Social Media
Social Media

Rome police asking motorists to highlight bad parking on Twitter

Has your neighbor blocked your driveaway again? If you happen to live in Rome, you can now report the worst parking violations over Twitter directly to the police, and it looks like the scheme is working.
Social Media

‘Twitter Commerce’ screenshots point to a new Buy button

Twitter could be about to launch a new integrated payment system, allowing users to pick up products straight from their timelines, if a new batch of leaked screenshots prove to be genuine.
Music

Forgotify – the service that brings you unplayed Spotify tracks

Did you know that around 20 percent of the tracks on Spotify's servers have never been played? That's some four million songs sitting around doing nothing. Forgotify, a new service that seeks out this unstreamed music, looks set to change…
Social Media

For its 10th birthday, Facebook gave itself the gift of soaring stocks

Facebook has plenty to celebrate as it turns 10: the company's stock is spiking, thanks to an earnings call that revealed a successful mobile ad plan.
Social Media

Instagram hoax: Oprah is not giving scholarships just because you follow her

A hoax is gaining steam on Instagram: An account set up to look like Oprah's OWN network is gaining followers by promising fake scholarships. Thousands are getting fooled.
Mobile

Facebook plans more standalone apps as its mobile revenue rises

As Facebook reported better-than-expected Q4 financial figures in which mobile ad sales accounted for more than 50 percent of its revenue for the first time, boss Mark Zuckerberg said, hardly surprisingly, that more standalone apps are on…
Social Media

Racist anti-Obama Facebook rant gets New York cop punished and suspended

A police officer in suburban New York was suspended for posting a racist diatribe against the President of the United States on Facebook. Town's mayor says "these statements undermine confidence in law enforcement."
Social Media

Twitter found a way to make money every time you refresh your feed

Twitter is attempting to make more money from page refreshes by coming up with ways to encourage users to refresh their Timelines. It's reported that Twitter users opened and refreshed the service 158 billion times last year, which equals a…
Social Media

Facebook users will have a chance to be on ‘American Idol’ without judges’ scrutiny

Facebook has teamed up with reality show "American Idol" to show the profile pictures of people who vote through social media on the program. The long-running reality show is also partnering with Google on a new fan-voting option.
Social Media

Twitter refocuses on Instagram, adds photo-tagging to Android app

Twitter released an update for its Android app that gives users new photo-editing tools. This update is meant to help the platform compete with Instagram...but it's not a big-enough change.
Mobile

Looking for love? Hinge thinks you’ll find it in friends of Facebook friends

If you find online dating to be a crapshoot, Hinge might be the solution. Dating options are curated and tailor-made for you through your Facebook friends. Presented just five matches at a time, Hinge banks on quality over quantity.