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How social networks are ruining social networks

At only a day old, Vine has already lost Facebook privileges. But it's only the latest bout of social-network backbiting that's making it hard to share content. Is there a future for the social Web if platforms keeping building barriers?

Opinion

Hands on: Facebook Graph Search digs deep, even if it doesn’t always strike gold

Introduced last week, the Facebook Graph Search roll out continues. Now that we've got our hands on the new feature, we had to give it a try.

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Say goodbye to the video-sharing apps Twitter’s Vine will try to strangle

Now that Twitter has officially unveiled its video-sharing app Vine, what will happen to this crowded garden of upstart competitors?

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Iranian activists build The Onion-esque Web presence against its exiled international journalists

In an attempt to silence Iranian journalists outside of the reach of the authorities in the country, pro-regime activists have gone online to discredit them using social media and fake websites.

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Tumblr gets a facelift, shows off new inline posting feature

With more options to share than ever before – including a brand-new video-sharing option from Twitter – older platforms can lose their luster if they don’t continually find ways to improve.  Tumblr remains beloved and enormously popular…

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Facebook’s News Feed isn’t just broken, it’s getting worse

Facebook's News Feed is our jumping off point into the site - but does it even work anymore? As more and more irrelevant posts take up the stream, we can't help but wonder what switch was flipped and why - and whether or not it's going to be fixed.

Opinion

Twitter forced to identify anti-Semetic users in France

In a rare moment of fallibility, Twitter has been forced by the French courts to give up its anti-semetic users for purposes of prosecuting the offenders.

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Hey, Vine users, heads up: All your videos are public

Vine users, beware: All video clips shared through Vine are 100 percent public. And there's no way to make them private – for now.

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Twitter enters a brave new – GIF friendly – world with Vine release

As expected, Twitter has released Vine, a cross between video and animated GIFs that allows you to create looped six second content - that you can directly embed in tweets as well.

Mobile

Appeals court rules that even sex offenders have a right to Facebook

An appeals court in Chicago has ruled that Indiana's ban on sex offenders using social media is unjust and potentially in breach of the First Amendment.

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UK Facebook director admits underage users can’t be stopped from signing up

Looking to parents to help discourage children from signing up to Facebook too early, Facebook management doesn't have a way to identify underage profiles.

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Facebook beats out Google Maps for the top app position of 2012

With more people interested in checking status updates over getting driving directions, Facebook's mobile application rose to the top by the end of the year.

Mobile

Turns out, chefs hate your food porn habit

If you like standing on your chair to get the perfect iPhone shot of a truffle-encrusted organic croque monsieur, you might be in trouble.

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Google, Facebook now buying even more favors in Washington

Google spent 70 percent more on lobbying Washington lawmakers in 2012, while Facebook spent 196 percent more. Apple, Verizon, and AT&T all spent less compared to 2011.

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The video app Vine acquisition shows up on Twitter, signals integrated video is coming soon

Dick Costolo retweeted a Vine video, leading us to believe that Vine's launch may be soon.

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