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.
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 mounts.
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 site.
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.
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.
Twitter's revenue is up, but so are its net losses. And although it picked up 14 million new users in Q1, taking its user base to 255 million, slow growth and a drop in timeline views knocked investor confidence Tuesday.
Facebook has revamped its Messenger app with a new interface, video sharing, and a quicker way to send media files to other users. The update's available now for iOS users and should arrive later in the week for the Android platform.
Looking for a way to improve her look in photos taken with her iPhone, a Los Angeles woman decided to invest thousands of dollars in plastic surgery in order to improve every selfie posted to Instagram.
Pinterest is trying to take search in a new direction with the launch of a new feature for mobile. Guided Search is a visual-based offering designed to make looking for stuff more fun, with the chance that you might end up somewhere you didn't expect.
Instagram's "Explore" tab now includes photos with more depth and meaning. Instead of random popular photos that bear no relevance to users, the tab now displays "liked" photos from the people you follow.