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Instagram now has more than half a billion active users

Instagram, the Facebook-owned photo sharing network, has crossed the 500 million active-user threshold. More than 300 people use the service "every day."
Photography

Update: Twitter will no longer count links, photos toward 140-character limit

After months of speculation and denials, Twitter has officially announced that links and photos will no longer count toward its 140-character limit on tweets. This welcomed change should prove useful for users who share photos alongside…
Features

The history of social networking

Social networking didn't start with Facebook. We examine the history of social networking, from BBSes and Friendster to Diaspora and beyond.
Social Media

Twitter: User base still flat, but ad revenue up 48 percent year-over-year

On February 10, Twitter revealed its earnings for Q4 and fiscal year 2015. User growth remains stagnant, but ad revenue was up. CEO Jack Dorsey says Twitter will work on improving its core services, centered around live moments.
Social Media

Facebook unveils new process for reporting fake names in effort to protect all users

Facebook has unveiled a new system to report fake names on the social network, which includes a support mechanism aimed at victimized users from the LGBTQ community, ethnic minorities, and victims of stalking or abuse.
Social Media

Facebook’s Music Stories allows iPhone users to share snippets on News Feeds

The social media giant will integrate 30-second clips of songs from Spotify and Apple Music on newsfeeds for its iOS app, making for a convenient way to share streaming music from your iPhone.
Mobile

Google launches a new app to find out Who’s Down

Find out who's around and who's available right now with the latest app from Google — although right now you need to be a college student in the U.S. to be able to log in and make use of it.
Photography

New Flipagram camera feature lets you create real-time videos to favorite tunes

Flipagram's new Music Video Camera lets you create short clips to popular music, in real-time. The feature allows users to easily record themselves lip-syncing to favorite tunes – a popular trend on social media, Flipagram says.
Photography

Here’s how to use your GoPro Hero3 cam for Meerkat live-streaming

Meerkat now supports the GoPro Hero camera for live-streaming video. The integration, currently in beta, marks the first time the app is extending broadcasting outside of a mobile device.
Photography

Welcome back, Flickr Pro: Premium plan returns with improved analytics, no ads

Flickr is reintroducing its Pro subscription plan. For $50 a year, users get access to new and improved analytics, ad-free browsing, and discounts for Adobe's Creative Cloud Photography plan and Flickr merchandise.
Social Media

Storytelling social network Flipagram signs music licensing deals with majors

Flipagram announced it has signed licensing deals with major record companies and music publishers. Users can now easily add popular music into their photo-video slideshows. For the music industry, it taps into Flipagram's growing user…
Social Media

Twitter debuts new button in mobile apps for managing ad campaigns

Twitter has a new ad button on its mobile apps that allows users to manage their ad campaigns right from their phones. However, users can't actually create a new campaign.