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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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…