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Tumblr’s new notification feed: Is Tumblr trying to one-up Facebook?

Tumblr is now testing a new live notification feed in user's dashboards. While it seems pretty simple at first glance, is there something more to it than meets the eye?

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Thanks to the App Store, Vine is now an R rated social network

Apple punishes Vine for porn slip-ups by slapping a 17+ user rating on the fledgling social network. Is the new R rating fair, especially given the debauchery some other youth-targeting apps that don't sport the restriction?

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Video-sharing service Telly introduces My Telly to pull your eyeballs away from YouTube

Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube all want your eyeballs locked to their ecosystems when it comes to video. But Telly wants to be the one place you'll need for finding video you and your friends are sure to enjoy.

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The cream of the 500 Startups Demo Day crop

The fifth 500 Startups accelerator batch took to the stage during yesterday's Demo Day – and there were a handful of standouts among the various new, hopeful businesses. Here are the best startups of 500 Startups fifth Demo Day.

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The Facebook Deactivation Agreement: Dad to pay daughter $200 to quit site for 5 months

A Massachusetts father has agreed to pay his daughter $200 if she stays off Facebook for at least five months. A contract drawn up by the pair shows that Paul Baier will take full control of his daughter's account, while the cash will be paid in two…

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Twitter tweaks its mobile offerings, emphasizing Search and Discovery

Twitter today announced that they're updating their mobile client and apps for iOS and Android to improve search and discovery. This way, you won't have to leave Twitter to find the things you love

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Honda wants you to tweet with a guy in a squirrel suit and a Civic designer – you in?

Honda, formerly known for its innovative vehicle designs, is eager to recapture its former glory. In order to do so, its organized a social media campaign wherein customers can chat with various product innovators and also chat about the new Civic, should they…

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Stublisher, a platform for collecting and reliving your social life, opens to the public

Stublisher, a social app for collecting, reliving, and sharing all the things you do and places you go, has exited private beta and launched to the public, complete with a new design.

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Escort services using Facebook to recruit

Facebook is a haven for recruiters, even of the unwanted kind from escort services - including one looking for underaged girls to join its operations.

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If Facebook was a country, it’d be larger than China in three years

In less than four years, Facebook could end up being larger than any country on Earth, according to new analysis of the site's growth over the last five years. Are you ready for a New World Order where Mark Zuckerberg is in charge of everything?

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Sick of your noisy Facebook News Feed? Here are a few tips and tricks to clean it up

Tired of seeing annoying posts from your friends, third-party apps, and the pages you follow? Here's how to fix your Facebook news feed to only show posts you actually like.

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BangWithFriends is tacky, tawdry, and gross … but does it work?

BangWithFriends took the Internet by storm last week ... but mostly just suspended us in disbelief. Who would use this? Who needed it? Is it a joke? It is not, friends.

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YouTube ‘redesigned’ pages add channel art and teaser trailers

YouTube will start rolling out a redesigned channel page for YouTubers that encourages adding channel art and a teaser trailer.

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About.me is leaving AOL and getting back to its startup roots

About.me was acquired in 2010 by AOL, but today the company announced that with support from investors About.me has been bought back by its co-founders. Startup mode, take two.

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Facebook makes it (slightly) easier to opt out of targeted ads

Facebook is finally getting on board with the AdChoices logo, an icon that alerts you when third party advertisers are using your browsing history to target content. Be on the lookout, it will roll out soon.

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