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Reddit Eliminates Upvote/Downvote Ranking, Users Lose It

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Popular social aggregation site Reddit announced yesterday that their common rating system of upvotes and downvotes — which indicates user approval or ranking of a post to the site — was being tweaked. In a Reddit blog post, admins explained that the former system in which an individual post’s number of upvotes was displayed next… Read more »

EndFathersDay Hashtag Hoax Trends, Twitter, You’ve Been Tricked

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Over on Twitter, the hashtag #EndFathersDay is trending, with many people outraged that feminism has taken patriarchy frustration this far — but as far as we can see, it’s a hoax. In fact, a quick scan reveals essentially all tweets using the #EndFathersDay hashtag are critical, having fully fallen for the Twitter trolling hook, line,… Read more »

Bashar al-Assad Facebook Ads Cause Outcry

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It is not everyday that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s Facebook ads show up in someone’s feeds, but when they do, it causes quite the controversy for the world’s largest social media site. Assad’s ads, which linked to his re-election campaign’s Facebook account with over 230,000 fans, have already been taken down, according to the company…. Read more »

Pinterest Starts Advertising

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The popular image networking site Pinterest has set the goal to start generating revenue. According to ReadWrite.com, the website has just recently made the decision to promote advertisements. Up until this point, Pinterest has been careful with investor money, not trying to turn a large profit from the visual pinboard site. As part of the… Read more »

New Online Dating App For The Quirky Has Arrived

New Online Dating App LoveFlutter

Need an online dating app that will help you find more than just a beautiful face or hot bod? If so, the new app Loveflutter might just be what you need to get your online dating life going! Described as the “thinking person’s alternative to Tinder,” Loveflutter functions similarly to its counterpart, save for one… Read more »

New Twitter Profiles: 5 Cool Changes You’ll Love

New Twitter Profiles: 5 Cool Changes

The new Twitter profiles have now rolled out to everybody, but there are very few people who have taken advantage of all that the new Twitter profiles have to offer. We’ve taken a look at the new Twitter profile and with the help of others, have found 5 cool changes that you can make to… Read more »

Almost Half Of Twitter Users Prefer To Sit On The Sidelines

Large Majority of Twitter Accounts Inactive

Twitter may be considered one of the fastest social media platforms to spread the buzz about any topic, but a new report suggests that a high number of Twitter users seldom use the service. A report by Twopcharts, a firm that monitors Twitter usage, reveals that nearly half of the Twitter users have no say… Read more »

Beyonce Accused Of Photoshopping Her Instagram Pictures

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Instagram is one of the best current-updating social apps people just love to use. Considered “better” than Twitter and way less cumbersome than Facebook (which so happens to be Instagram’s sister site), it is not a surprise celebrities would utilize it for their image. Beyonce is a prime example of a star who knows how… Read more »

Twitter Rolls Out Redesigned Profile Pages For Select Users

Michelle Obama Twitter Page

Twitter has rolled out a new design for its profile pages for a select group of users around the globe. This is the same user interface that Twitter was testing back in February. In a blog post announcing the redesign, Twitter says that the new web profile lets the user choose a larger profile picture… Read more »

Twitter Crashes And Returns In The Biggest Outage Since Its IPO

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In what has to be the longest outage since its 2013 initial public offering, popular social networking service Twitter went down for “most users” earlier today, reports ZDNet. The outage started at 11:01 am Pacific Time and continued until 11:47 am. As the norm is, Twitter confirmed that the service was indeed down, on its… Read more »

Facebook And Instagram Delete Posts For Illegal Gun Sales

Facebook Gun Posts

Facebook and Instagram are taking a stand against illegal gun sales. If any of their users post any form of gun sale activity deemed to be illegal, they will delete them. This came about because of gun control advocates. Because of the pressure, the social network, with 1.3 billion users, will take the next two… Read more »

Mark Zuckerberg Blamed For WhatsApp Downtime

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Mark Zuckerberg was blamed by netizens for WhatsApp’s Saturday downtime three days after Facebook bought the app for $19 billion dollars, The Daily Beast reports. WhatsApp users filled Twitter with their frustrations over the newly-bought messaging app’s downtime. Some joked that the WhatsApp team is currently celebrating the buyout at the app headquarters, causing their… Read more »

Potential Twitter Redesign Abandons Text Stream For Photos

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A potential Twitter redesign may be abandoning the 140 character text wall that has changed the way we share and receive our social information. First reported by Mashable,profiles may be changing to better feature photos and videos rather than the short text blurbs that most people know. In the example below of Mashable’s features editor… Read more »