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Facebook has finally unveiled its grand plan for social virtual reality – Facebook Spaces. Will you ditch real life to hang out with your friends in VR?
April 20, 2017
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If you're a guy who's tired of sifting through irrelevant pictures on Pinterest, help has arrived — the site now lets you filter content for men and women through its Guided Search.
January 24, 2015
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Facebook has apologized to a user after an auto-generated 'Year in Review' feature put an image of his deceased daughter front and center. An upset Eric Meyer described his experience in a written piece titled 'Inadvertent Algorithmic Cruelty.'
December 29, 2014
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The Union State Guest House, a hotel in Hudson, NY, charged $500 for every negative review wedding guests post online. Likely due to the immense backlash, the venue has since quietly taken down the policy.
August 4, 2014
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If you're getting wed this year and you've money to burn, then how about hiring a 'Social Media Concierge' for your special day? They'll not only live-tweet, Instagram, Vine, blog, and Facebook everything that happens, they'll charge you $3k for it, too.
March 26, 2014
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Taking steps to work towards greater diversity on Facebook, the team that handles user profile development on Facebook has expanded gender identity roles beyond traditional male and female options.
February 14, 2014
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Potentially a privacy concern for some Twitter users, the social network is currently testing a 'Nearby' feed that will categorize and display tweets based off the location of the user.
December 15, 2013
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Facebook released an overview of the most popular places and topics for 2013. Some of the results were expected – elections, sports, celebrities. Apparently everyone wanted to check in at Disneyland.
December 10, 2013
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Some members of the Elite Yelp community are suing, saying they're unpaid employees. The lawsuit comes as new light has been shed on Amazon rewarded its top reviewers - so are these Yelp users right?
November 1, 2013
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Social media can be a tricky thing to navigate and no one has written the rules on codes of conduct. We're here to help you with best practices for sites Web-wide, and this includes the dos and don'ts of being an online reviewer.
August 3, 2013
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Yelp is sick and tired of sites like BuyYelpReview that offer to write fake testimonials to increase a business's popularity on the recommendations platform.
June 28, 2013
Feeling down? If there's one comments section that's uplifting instead of troll-filled, it's Amazon Reviews. Have a gander - you'll feel better in no time.
May 20, 2013
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Yet another Craigslist ad looking for fake Yelp review writers has been found - but when you dig even a tiny bit deeper, you can find steals on fake reviews all across the Web.
May 14, 2013
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Facebook gave some users a taste of the Timeline. But what Facebook giveth, Facebook taketh away. Turns out testing remains to be done for the Timeline and Facebook is finishing the final tweaks. But worry not, we got to the bottom of all the versions being passed around out there.
March 23, 2013
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Still depressed that Twitter stopped showing Instagram photos embedded in the feed? Well Chrome extension Previeweet is here to bring it back.
March 22, 2013
According to a recent report, terrorists are turning to Instagram and using the photo-sharing app as a means to spread their propaganda and post extremely graphic images.
March 22, 2013
Having trouble logging into your Facebook today? Don't have a heart attack, it's just a way for the site to eradicate spam content and malicious profiles. But is uploading personal data the best way to prove to Facebook you are ... you?
March 19, 2013
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A new product called ReviewerCard lets you use your online clout to get better treatment by businesses. is the gut reaction to call this unfair or justified?
January 31, 2013
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Yelp, in its latest measure to discourage businesses from gaming its reviews and ratings, will display warning signs on businesses suspected to be be illicitly enhancing their visibility and profile.
October 18, 2012
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Groupon's Korean operation has been fined the equivalent of nearly $15,000 by the country's anti-trust watchdog for posting fake reviews and exaggerating the number of products sold through the site.
November 29, 2011
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A new survey from Cone Inc. finds almost 80 percent of online consumers reverse purchase decisions based on negative online reviews.
August 30, 2011
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Facebook commenting just got more exciting for Web users. Facebook rolled out updates to the commenting system that include video and photo previews within comments.
July 22, 2011
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