Social Media
Social Media

Twitter users without an account will start seeing ads, affecting up to 500 million viewers

Twitter will begin showing adverts to the 500 million viewers that don't have an account, as it tries to offer marketers a larger audience for adverts. It follows a few shareholder worries about the financial future of Twitter.
Computing

Microsoft employees give Live Writer, the beloved blogging app, a open-sourced second chance

Windows Live Writer is a much loved blogging app that Microsoft seemingly abandoned in 2012. Now, thanks to volunteers within the company, it's coming back as an open-source project.
Social Media

Pinterest’s new acquisitions will make it easier to find, buy pins on the app

Pinterest has acquired two startups to help index images and boost mobile shopping on its app. It is thought that the teams from Pext and The Hunt will make it easier for users to find and buy pins on Pinterest.
Social Media

Twitter testing timeline changes that see tweets appear in out-of-order format

Twitter users have noticed that tweets on their timeline are appearing in a non-chronological format. The company has confirmed that it is testing these changes to the appearance of content on its platform.
Photography

Viral #whereidrone hashtag is home to the most epic photos shot with drones

A hashtag created by a photographer to tag his Instagram images shot with drones, has gone viral. The #fromwhereidrone hashtag has now been used on 10,000 photos and its creator has dedicated an Instagram page and website to it.
Social Media

Snapchat is suffering its biggest outage, Google could be to blame

Snapchat is suffering outages in Europe, U.S., and Australia. The app states it is aware of the disruption in service and is searching for a fix. Meanwhile, users are experiencing trouble sending and receiving video messages.
Social Media

On Facebook at work? Turns out, that should be the least of employers’ concerns

According to a recent survey conducted by Bamboo HR, technological innovations haven't affected the way in which we steal time from our jobs. Really, we're just making lots of water cooler breaks.
Social Media

Bad news for spoilers: Live-tweeting boosts Twitter TV impressions

According to Nielsen, live-tweeting during television shows is responsible for 57 percent of TV impressions, resulting in higher ratings and better promotional periods versus tweeting TV shows during the week.
Social Media

Bored at work? Try chatting with Miss Piggy on Facebook Messenger

Thanks to a particularly brilliant use of artificial intelligence by marketing platform Imperson, you can now live chat with the host of Up Late with Miss Piggy on Facebook Messenger.
Social Media

For the first time, WNYC just uploaded a brand new podcast episode to Facebook

On Tuesday morning, for what the New York radio station believes is the first time ever, WNYC uploaded a brand new, full episode of the interview podcast Here’s The Thing to the show’s Facebook page.
Web

Anonymous wants you to troll ISIS on December 11

Online hacker collective Anonymous has called December 11 "ISIS Trolling Day," and it wants you to join in. Efforts to troll ISIS will take place online through social media, and in real life at a series of planned demonstrations.
Social Media

Twitter enhances photo-sharing by uncropping images and improving layouts

Twitter is no longer cropping photos on the desktop version of its service. Whereas in the past images appear in a cropped rectangular format, larger images can now be uploaded and will be displayed without restrictions on users' timelines.
Social Media

Facebook shuts down stand-alone app division, killing off Slingshot and others

Facebook has shut down its standalone app division, Creative Labs, killing off all its releases in the process. You will no longer find the likes of Slingshot, Rooms, or Riff on app stores, and the division's Facebook page has also been…
Social Media

One Direction had the most retweeted messages of 2015

One Direction's band members dominated Twitter's 2015 most retweeted messages, with the most retweeted message belonging to Harry Styles. Among more serious contenders, only President Barack Obama broke into the list.
Social Media

#Love dominates Instagram for the third year in a row

For the third year in a row, the most used hashtag on Instagram is #love, which is included in more than 800 million posts on the platform -- an indication that maybe not everything on the Internet is terrible.
Mobile

Weekly Rewind: How to live longer, Game of Thrones teaser, Zuck’s fortune, and more

In the tech world, a lot happens in a week. So much news goes on, in fact, that it's almost impossible for mere mortals with real lives to keep track of everything. That’s why we’ve compiled a quick and dirty list of the top 10 tech…
Web

Kazakhstan mandates Internet backdoor, modeled after China’s Great Firewall

A new Internet surveillance law law would allow the Kazakhstan government to monitor all web traffic on both desktop and mobile devices, and closely resembles China's so-called Great Firewall.
Photography

Instagram's most-liked posts of the year dominated by female celebs

Instagram revealed its most popular photos of 2015, with celebs Kendall Jenner and Taylor Swift dominating the list. The most-liked images of the year also included singers Selena Gomez and Beyonce.