Social Media
Social Media

ABC picks up a new comedy called ‘Selfie’ about a social media addict

Attempting to take advantage of the popularity of social networks in modern society, ABC has greenlit a comedy about a girl obsessed with selfies and promoting herself virtually on Instagram.
Social Media

Facebook retires the Poke, Camera mobile applications

Failing to capture the same level of attention that teenagers give to Snapchat, Facebook has quietly removed the Poke mobile application from the App Store as well as the older Camera application.
Mobile

Surprise! Your incriminating selfies on Snapchat weren’t deleted after all

The popular messaging app, which promised users photos and videos that disappear forever, was forced to settle with the Federal Trade Commission over allegations of misleading consumers and misusing customer data.
Mobile

Why the viral video ‘Look Up’ is sentimental nonsense

The Look Up video, which says we should stop looking at our phones and talking through social networks, is a viral sensation. But it's also a dangerous piece of propaganda which could end our quiet and peaceful lives.
Mobile

What happens when Facebook knows every step you take, every Move you make?

Moves changed its privacy policy to now indicate it will share its data with Facebook. While Facebook says it needs the data to provide back-end support, we still can't help but think about the possibilities of such a move.
Features

How Facebook, Twitter, and Bing are giving researchers the perfect guinea pig (you)

Who needs Gallup polls? Social-media sites like Facebook and Twitter are opening the floodgates of data for social scientists, potentially ushering in a new age of understanding how we relate to one another.
Photography

iLuv’s smartphone case with built-in remote shutter designed for the selfie obsessed

The iLuv Selfy is a smartphone case with a built-in wireless remote for shutter operation of your phone's camera, helping you take self-portraits easily. The Selfy "ecosystem" also includes accessories such as a mini tripod and hardware…
Mobile

You can now use Twitter to add things to your #AmazonCart

Amazon has just rolled out a new feature called #AmazonCart, which lets users add items to their cart by including a hashtag in a tweet. So far, the capability is only available in the US and the UK.
Photography

Vine website gets major update, includes search and discovery features

Short-video service Vine has rolled out a brand new look for its website, offering desktop visitors a much richer experience. It's now possible to browse categories and search for videos, and you no longer need an account to access the…
Mobile

Snapchat adds mobile messaging and video chat

Snapchat has introduced Chat, which lets you message your friends and video chat with them. Much like with Snaps, any conversation you have with your friend is deleted when you exit the conversation.
Social Media

Twitter boss hints at ‘whisper mode’ to enhance DM feature

Twitter boss Dick Costolo said the microblogging service could introduce a so-called "whisper mode" allowing users to move more easily between public and private conversations as the company looks at ways to improve its DM feature.
Mobile

Facebook rolls out a Anonymous Login button, and customized permissions for apps

In an effort to help developers bridge a trusted relationship with consumers, Facebook has introduced new ways to login, which include Anonymous Login. With it, you can now try out apps without having to share your Facebook data.