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Ello social network gets helping hand from investors keen to go against Facebook

Ello social network gets helping hand from investors keen to go against Facebook

By 23 October 2014

At a time when privacy leaks and advertising are causing users to abandon Facebook its competition is growing stronger. Social networking site Ello, which promises no ads and never to sell user data, has just been majorly backed financially. Ello says... >>

Crowd funding may help free Ukraine as over £6.85m gets donated to the military budget

Crowd funding may help free Ukraine as over £6.85m gets donated to the military budget

By 29 July 2014

Crowd funding has been used to help fund the Ukraine government in its effort to stop pro-Russian separatists. After Ukraine's president Viktor Yanukovych fled to Russia the defence ministry issued a plea for help. It was clearly under-funded and its... >>

Facebook testing Graph Search on its iOS and Android apps, as mobile becomes king

Facebook testing Graph Search on its iOS and Android apps, as mobile becomes king

By 2 February 2014

Facebook has begun to test its Graph Search product within its iOS and Android applications, the company has confirmed. The change was first noticed by Mashable reporter Seth Fiegerman, who tweeted a screenshot of the interface that looks very similar... >>

Facebook sued by Colorado man who claims he never 'liked' USA Today

Facebook sued by Colorado man who claims he never 'liked' USA Today

By 10 January 2014

Facebook is being sued by a user who claimed he never "liked" USA Today, though his friends have seen ads on the social network that suggest he did. Anthony "Tony" DiTirro of Colorado recently filed a class action lawsuit against Facebook, seeking at... >>

Facebook's auto-playing videos ads will begin testing Thursday

Facebook's auto-playing videos ads will begin testing Thursday

By 17 December 2013

Facebook is to begin playing video advertisements on a users timelines, according to The Wall Street Journal. The new type of advertisements will be announced on Tuesday and will begin rolling out on Thursday. Users won't need to click on the advertisements,... >>

Twitter changes how blocking another user works, infuriates many in the process (Update: reversed)

Twitter changes how blocking another user works, infuriates many in the process (Update: reversed)

By 13 December 2013

Update: Twitter posted on its blog that it has reversed the changes to the way the block function works on Twitter. Things are back to normal. "We have decided to revert the change after receiving feedback from many users – we never want to introduce... >>

Facebook 2013 Year In Review: Andy Murray grand-slam, Super Bowl and Pope Francis

Facebook 2013 Year In Review: Andy Murray grand-slam, Super Bowl and Pope Francis

By 9 December 2013

It's no secret that with a depressing or great moment in time, users flock to Facebook to share their grief, joy or opinion. The social network is out with the most talked about topics on its pages during 2013 by UK and US users, giving interesting insight... >>

Twitter updates website and mobile apps with easier conversation tracking

Twitter updates website and mobile apps with easier conversation tracking

By 28 August 2013

Twitter has launched an update across its website and mobile apps on Wednesday  to make it easier for users to discover and follow conversations taking place on their Twitter timeline. The update comes after several years of hard to follow conversation,... >>

Twitter adds two-step verification to mobile apps, offering better solution than SMS verification

Twitter adds two-step verification to mobile apps, offering better solution than SMS verification

By 6 August 2013

Twitter updated its iOS and Android apps on Tuesday to incorporate its two-step verification feature for added security, after previously enabling it on the web. Now instead of hooking up a phone number to your account, you can use the mobile Twitter... >>

Oxford English Dictionary gives Tweet new social media definition

Oxford English Dictionary gives Tweet new social media definition

By 17 June 2013

The Oxford English Dictionary has broken one of its own rules when it comes to adding a definition for a word. Traditionally, it has to have been in use for 10 years in order to make the cut, but the term "tweet" has made itself an exception. According... >>