Social Media
Social Media

Facebook wants to add profile pictures to its facial recognition database

Facebook is considering adding profile pictures to its facial recognition database, making you even easier to spot than you currently are.
Social Media

Bang With Friends gets ‘Down’ with its return to the App Store post-ban

Three months after it was banned from the App Store, Bang With Friends returns on iOS with a completely new name: Down. What exactly you're down for is up to the imagination.
Social Media

Facebook identity fraud is up and you need to be careful

A stranger hacking into your Facebook account pretending to be you is inevitable, thanks to the willingness of most users to divulge personal info. Here are a few ways you can protect yourself.
Social Media

Why do we Facebook stalk?

It's a question old as time. Or... as old as 2004, when Facebook first appeared. Why do we keeps tabs on our Facebook peers with such intensity? While it's easy to pin this to our relationship insecurities, there are many, many reasons why…
Social Media

Instagram proves we are big time fatties

Think that finer dining establishments would be winning over Instagram? You'd be wrong. Turns out we love our chains and fast food dining options, and Instagram is helping us paint a picture of it.
Social Media

Twitter updates conversations format so that you can actually follow them

Twitter's newest update will make your feed perusal a less harrowing experience - instead of jumping between @mentions and replies, Twitter now streamlines everything into a (gasp!) chronological, readable line of conversation. Check out…
Social Media

A great day for the Internet: You can now post animated GIFs on Facebook (sort of)

It's a good day: you can now post GIFs on Facebook. We may as well just say goodbye to words and typing ever again. Bye words, bye! We're ready to troll Giphy for our every Facebook response.
Photography

Better late than never: Flickr iOS app update adds live filters, free premium camera tools

Since Flickr's first major update in May, Yahoo has now given the iOS app a nice refresh complete with new camera tools, live filters, and the ability to customize personal filters if the preset ones don't entice you.
Mobile

A new petition wants to end emoji white-washing

The popular animated emoticon app Emoji is facing charges of racism due to a lack of diversity. A petition to change all that is gaining attention, however.
Computing

Hands on: Foursquare’s Windows 8 app ditches gamification for local discovery

The launch of Foursquare's Windows 8 app may not be that exciting to current Foursquare users, but it's a win for Microsoft as more social media companies begin to start developing for the operating system.
Social Media

Is Ask.fm the Internet’s Neverland, or just a haven for adolescent bullies?

A teenage recently committed suicide and speculation over the bullying she received on Ask.fm is running rampant. Is the question and answer site at fault, or does the rest of the world just need to start tuning in to the rest of teen Web…
Computing

Google+ Hangouts going HD and plugin-free for video chat

Two years after its initial release, Google+ Hangouts is getting HD video support, as well future support for a plugin-free video chatting experience, thanks to a planned switch to the WebRTC standard.