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Facebook users have 3.5 degrees of separation from one another, data shows

It's not a milestone, but Facebook is bringing a lot of attention to its 12th birthday. Its research team released data that shows how close Facebook users are to one another. Plus, custom Friends Day video and #BeforeFacebookI.
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Twitter is testing a dedicated GIF button on its mobile app

Twitter users have spotted a dedicated GIF button on the platform's mobile app, which gives them access to trending and categorized GIFs. Selected users are already tweeting out GIFs using the new feature.
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Facebook will have 5 billion users by 2030 predicts Mark Zuckerberg

Mark Zuckerberg claims that 5 billion users will be on Facebook by 2030. The announcement comes as the social network celebrates its 12th anniversary by emphasising its role in helping people create friendships online.
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Instagram increases video ads to 60 seconds, though you’re stuck with 15

Instagram ads are getting longer. And longer. Kicking off with 15 second messages in 2014, the company extended the max running time to 30 seconds last year. Now brands can post minute-long ads. Regular users, however, still only get 15…
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Twitter is reportedly charging brands a million dollars for an official emoji

Twitter is charging its biggest advertisers up to a million dollars for custom emojis and other sponsored content to coincide with Super Bowl 50. The likes of Pepsi and Budweiser have already secured custom icons to be rolled out on…

Betty the photobombing horse causes huge row after photo wins prize

Father and son take selfie. Horse photobombs selfie. Father enters photo in a contest. Photo wins top prize. So far so good, but then this cheerful story sadly took a somewhat unexpected turn....

Prepare for Puppy Bowl XII by ordering a puppy squad via Uber

Uber is offering its one-day Puppy on Demand service again this year, ahead of the upcoming Puppy Bowl XII. Use the Uber app to request a "puppy squad" to your location for $30, and you'll get 15 minutes of playtime.
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Shield 5 is the first-ever scripted Instagram series, to be broadcast daily in 28 episodes

Shield 5 is the first-ever scripted Instagram series. A gritty thriller set in London, the show will be broadcast throughout February, with each episode comprised of a 15-second video clip and corresponding image.
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Facebook reveals extensive list of things you care about — and some of it is outright strange

As part of the launch of its Audience Optimization Tool, Facebook has publicly made available the complete list of users' interests on its platform. From emotions to celebrities, find out all the random things millions of people like on the…
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Update: Fine Brothers shut ‘React World’ licensing deal, apologize to fans

The ongoing backlash to the Fine Brothers' 'React World' licensing deal has forced the YouTube stars to put an end to the program. Since the initiative's launch last week, the Fine Brothers Entertainment channel has lost over…
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WhatsApp marches on, now has 1 billion monthly users

WhatsApp has finally reached the billion-user milestone. While the Facebook-owned messaging app doesn't generate any revenue, recently revealed plans suggest that could change by developing features within the app that help businesses…