The Happiness Research Institute released findings from a study showing how a group of participants who quit Facebook for a week were happier, less worried, and less lonely than a group who stayed on the social network.
Snapchat on Friday started charging for some of its lenses, a feature that lets users add comical overlays to selfies. Some users started kicking off on Twitter about the new in-app purchase, with the Snapchat team retweeting some of the…
Facebook activated its Safety Check feature on Friday night following multiple terror attacks across Paris. The service gives Facebook users with friends in the city an easy way to check up on their safety.
Through a campaign involving crowdsourcing and social media, Nikon received over 2,000 submissions which it used in determining that New York was the top state in the country for photographing fall foliage.
Artist Constant Dullaart creates thousands of fake Facebook profiles by using the names of dead 18th-century soldiers to address Facebook policies and point out how the platform commodifies user identities.
Facebook has enabled 360-degree video support for iOS and, for those ambitious enough to adopt virtual reality early, Samsung's Gear VR. Only a few select content producers can upload 360-degree video at this time.
A third-party Instagram app promising to show who's viewing your profile has been exposed as malware. The app, InstaAgent, steals the supplied login data and sends it to a server, then may attempt to post pictures to your account.
On Wednesday, Tinder released a number of product updates and improvements, among which are job and education information on profiles and an improved messaging experience. These features "were the two most popular requests from users."
LinkedIn is well known for sending out tons of emails to users, a situation that landed it in court recently. Apparently keen to finally deal with the matter, the social network has just unveiled a new system it promises will help cut its…
The FSA in the UK uses social media hashtags and images indicating sickness to detect, track, and monitor data with the hope of catching and addressing food poisoning sooner to prevent widespread outbreaks.
Google knows it can be difficult managing all of the privacy settings on its various services, so it's attempted to simplify it by bringing them all together into one location. The new About Me page has everything it knows about you in one…
Facebook has launched Notify, a standalone iOS app that alerts users to breaking news and other stories as notifications. It's launching with a several major outlets, including the Washington Post and CNN.