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Lady Gaga Loses Millions Of YouTube Views

Lady Gaga loses millions of views on YouTube

Lady Gaga has lost several millions of views on YouTube after the site cleared out what were considered “fake statistics” built by bots and hackers. Some lesser known YouTube channel owners have used bots as a way to beef up their view counts, but Lady Gaga is not one of them. Lady Gaga is a… Read more »

Instagram Loses Half Of Its Users In A Month, And Here’s Why

Instagram proposes new Terms of Service and promptly loses half its daily users.

Instagram reportedly scared off about half of its users in December when it updated its original terms of service for the new year. The company, a unit of Facebook, has lost more than half of all its active users in a month since proposing to change its Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. The company… Read more »

Facebook Graph Search Debuts, Goes Into Late-Stage Beta Testing

Facebook Graph Search

Facebook Graph Search was announced on Tuesday, and the social network’s newest offering looks to bridge the gap between the content we regularly see in our news feeds and the information we actually want. Unlike Google, Bing, and other search engines, the Social Graph search feature is used to find specific information from a user’s… Read more »

MySpace Leaves Beta, Re-Launches For Everyone

Myspace Social Network Relaunch

Social networking website MySpace has relaunched with a new look and a focus on music discovery. In July 2012, the social network, with the help of investor Justin Timberlake, began a closed beta test of its new system. On Tuesday, the social network officially rolled back the curtain on its new sleek interface. While some… Read more »

Distorted Facebook Message Saves Woman’s Life

Fleur Costello Life Saved By Facebook

A nearly incomprehensible string of characters posted on her Facebook status update may be responsible for saving Fleur Costello’s life. The Leatherland, England resident was having a stroke when she managed to grab her laptop and send a string of messed up characters to her Facebook page. According to Costell0,o she was feeling dizzy and… Read more »

Facebook Password Laws Now Enacted In Five States

Facebook Password Laws

Facebook password laws have gone into effect in five states, laws that now make it illegal for employers to demand that employees or potential employees share private information from their social media accounts. The laws came about after employees complained that their bosses were demanding their Facebook, Twitter, and other social network passwords. The new… Read more »

Pinterest Sued Over Copyright Infringement From Failed Sharing Site Owners

Pinterest Sued

Popular social image and text sharing website Pinterest is being sued. The lawsuit was filed by Theodore Schroeder and two of his colleagues, the founders of failed social sharing websites Rendezvoo and Skoopwire. According to Schroeder, Pinterest founder Brian Cohen misappropriated ideas he received while working with the Rendezvoo and Skoopwire team. Pinterest says “the… Read more »

Vimeo Impresses With End Of Year Stats, Apocalyptic Video

Vimeo

As 2012 draws to a close, streaming video service Vimeo has decided to share its end of year numbers, and they are quite impressive. Streaming video has been huge in 2012, and Vimeo’s site numbers reflect that success. You might recall that, back in January, Vimeo rolled out new iPhone and Xbox apps, added a… Read more »

Dropbox Acquires Social Photo Aggregation Platform Snapjoy

Drop Box Buys Snapjoy

Dropbox has purchased photo aggregation platform Snapjoy. The company collected images that have been captured on cameras and phones as well as photos posted to popular social networks including Flickr, Twitter, Instagram, and others. Snapjoy then shares its aggregated collections vis an iOS app and through its website. According to TechCrunch, terms of the deal… Read more »

Instagram Terms Of Service Myths You Should Understand

Instagram TOS Rumors Debunked

Instagram on Tuesday announced changes to its terms of service (TOS), and, as quickly as the changes were announced, social media users were in an uproar. Rumors immediately started that Instagram would own a user’s photos and would use photos in advertisements. By the end of the day, four Instagram TOS myths were firmly implanted… Read more »

Mark Zuckerberg Donates $500 Million In Facebook Shares To Charity

Mark Zuckerberg and Wife Priscilla Donates 499 Million Dollars

Facebook CEO and Founder Mark Zuckerberg has just announced a $500 million donation to charity. Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla revealed on Facebook that they have donated 18 million Facebook shares to the Silicon Valley Community Foundation. With Facebook shares currently valued at $27.71, the donation equals $498.78 million. In 2010, Zuckerberg signed” The Giving… Read more »

YouTube Rewind 2012: The 10 Most Watched Videos Of The Year

youtube rewind

Google just released its YouTube Rewind for 2012. The annual list features the most popular videos of the year. This year’s list includes Psy’s enormously popular “Gangnam Style,” an anti-war documentary, a 125,000 foot skydive, and a rap battle between Mitt Romney and Barack Obama. YouTube writes: “This year, Korean Pop music transcended boundaries and… Read more »

Facebook For Android Gets Update, Now 200% Faster

New Facebook Android App 200 times faster

The Facebook Android app was updated on Thursday, bringing with it major speed improvements that make the app 200 percent faster than the previous version. To drastically increase app speeds, the team at Facebook reworked the program from the ground up, removing HTML 5 support and instead focusing on native code found through the Google… Read more »

Sports Venues Are The Most Popular Place For Facebook Check-Ins

Wrigley Field Facebook Check-in

Facebook Check-Ins are a popular form of location based service, and sports fans are its most frequent users. According to a recent statistical analysis, sports venues account for the lions share of Facebook check-ins. The study specifically found that Major League Baseball fans love to use Facebook check-ins. Facebook revealed on Wednesday that San Francisco’s… Read more »

IDInteract Launches With Demand Exchange Program

IDInteract Launches With Demand Exchange

IDInteract, a maker of enterprise brand marketing products, launched out of stealth mode on Tuesday with $700,000 in initial investor funding. The company, led by CEO and Chief Architect Matthew Standish, also announced the launch of its Demand Exchange platform. Standish is a veteran mobile and IT executive. He previously served as the Chief Information… Read more »