Social Media
Social Media

Check out the U.S. Interior Department’s awesome Instagram account

The U.S. Department of Interior is knocking its social media efforts out of the park, with a beautiful Instagram account and an engaging Twitter feed. The secret weapon? Gorgeous images of natural splendor. Purple mountains majesty, y'all.
Photography

Introducing Socialmatic, the Polaroid camera that connects to Instagram

Socialmatic, a camera from Polaroid that lets you take Polaroid pictures and post to Instagram, Facebook, and other social networks, will debut in fall 2014. Polaroid announced details about the camera at CES.
Social Media

Facebook expands free Wi-Fi service for small businesses

Facebook is offering a program to help businesses engage with customers -- Facebook Wi-Fi, where merchants give customers Wi-Fi in exchange for check-ins.
Social Media

Vine debuts desktop viewer with Web profiles and full-screen viewing

Vine announced a Web version of its popular looping video app today, allowing users to see their favorite videos from a desktop, expanded to full-screen size. Will this upgrade help Vine catch up with rivals?
Social Media

Facebook sued for allegedly reading private messages, says accusation has no merit

Facebook is getting sued by plaintiffs accusing the company of systemically combing through private messages and using data there to sell to third parties. If this is true, the company could (and should) be in big trouble.
Social Media

See how Twitter said ‘Happy New Year’ around the world with interactive map

An interactive map from Twitter's data team plots how New Year wishes were tweeted around the world. Twitter users from China to Chino spread good cheer for 2014, and a time zone map shows when each country experienced peak New Years.
Social Media

Skype’s Facebook, Twitter accounts hacked by the Syrian Electronic Army

The Syrian Electronic Army (or a group claiming to be the SEA) hacked Skype, posting anti-spying messages to its Twitter, Facebook, and its official blog. This may mean the SEA has a new target for 2014: surveillance.
Mobile

4.6 million Snapchat usernames and phone numbers leaked online

Potentially cause for alarm if you are a heavy Snapchat user, a huge collection of usernames and phone numbers has been published on the Web due to an exploit that Snapchat hasn't fixed yet.
Photography

Missing 2013 already? View your most popular Instagram photos last year in a short video

Instagram-tracking service Statigram offers a new tool that turns your most-popular photos into a short highlight video. The feature picks five photos from your 2013 posts based on "likes."
Web

Best websites for deals on gadgets, gizmos, and more

Pinching pennies while shopping for hammocks, streaming devices and anything else you might desire isn't as difficult as it once was. Check out our selection of the best deal sites for a roundup the most lucrative avenues for scoring big…
Social Media

Facebook’s favorite hacks of 2013 are a bad sign for the company

Facebook's engineers released a list of their favorite hacks for 2013. Most of them were more boring than a watching paint dry while listening to John Mayer and eating a crumpled piece of plain white bread.
Social Media

On Android, Twitter tests a new kind of ‘fav’ for entire accounts, not just tweets

Twitter is testing a new way to "fav" on its Android app. Users now have the option of pressing "favorite" for an entire account, not just individual tweets. These favorite accounts send push notifications. Will this roll out to iOS or die…