Facebook to Unveil New “News Feed”

Saturday, March 2nd, 2013
Facebook has announced it will introduce a new look for its “News Feed” on March 7th, the latest in the giant social networking site’s many (sometimes unannounced) revamps. In an invitation emailed to reporters, the new News Feed will be launched during a media event at Facebook’s Menlo Park, California, headquarters. The event will be the 1-billion-member social network’s second high

Instagram Reaches 100 Million Monthly Active Users

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013
What exodus? The changes in Instagram‘s terms of service do not seem to affect the app’s popularity as its company announced that over 100 million users are actively using the app on a monthly basis. The milestone suggests that 10 million new mobile photographers have been sharing their filtered images in the app in five weeks and there are no signs these numbers will slow down. Instagram’s co-fo

Burger King Twitter Account Hacked and Switched to McDonald’s

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013
The most terrible thing that could happen in a corporate social media channel came into reality as the Twitter account of Burger King was hacked and was redesigned with a bogus claim that it was taken over by McDonald’s, complete with McD’s golden arches logo replacing BK’s brand symbol. “Just got sold to McDonalds [sic] because the whopper flopped,” the hacker wrote on Burger KingR

Posterous to Shut Down April 30

Saturday, February 16th, 2013
Posterous, Twitter’s challenge to Tumblr, has announced its demise. Sachin Agarwal, founder of the the blogging service that Twitter acquired last year, has announced on its official blog that it will shut down on April 30th, covering both the web and mobile platforms. “Since joining Twitter almost one year ago, we’ve been able to continue that journey, building features to help you discover and shar

Trintme: Like “Bang With Friends,” But Classier

Friday, February 15th, 2013
By now you may have heard about “Bang With Friends,” that controversial Facebook-connected service that lets you privately inform friends that you want to go freaky with them. It is awkward–not to mention perverted–in so many levels, but you wish there is a similar app without the focus on just having sex with a Facebook friend. Apparently, there is one. Trintme (derived for “true in

Twitter Now Comes with LOLcat Language Option

Sunday, February 10th, 2013
Twitter has been on a roll with its updates, which included an upgraded search engine that picks up even the much older tweets and a streamline search tool for its mobile apps. And recently Twitter decided to hide some easter egg for its Tweeters to enjoy: an option to turn their interface’s language into LOLcat. This Internet slang originated through the style of language used in combination with a photo o

Instagram Feeds Now Available on the Web

Wednesday, February 6th, 2013
Please join me in a moment of silence as we mourn the future demise of Statigram and Webstagram, as their only function becomes available in Instagram. You see, since its inception, photographs uploaded and posted on Instagram can only be viewed through phones, whether within the app or through a mobile browser. But the Facebook-acquired app has recently announced a Web version of the service, allowing you to vie

Google+ Becomes Second Largest Social Network

Monday, January 28th, 2013
Google+ has beaten Twitter to become the world’s second largest social network. The Blue Bird was even pushed back at the number four position as YouTube outranks them as well. However, a new survey reports these three social networks are still far behind Facebook, which is used by over 51 percent of online users worldwide. The report came from Trendstream’s Global Web Index, which estimates that Face

France Wants Twitter to Unmask Racist Tweeters

Saturday, January 26th, 2013
A French court demanded Twitter on Thursday to identify the users who had posted anti-Semitic and racist tweets on its social network. While Twitter has yet it would review its legal options, it is unlikely the social network will comply. The court order came through a lawsuit filed by several France-based organizations who claim the Twitter postings, which were under pseudonyms, violated French law against racist

Norwegian Man Gets 1 Million Facebook Likes to Sleep with Crush

Monday, January 21st, 2013
Looks like the use of Facebook Likes is going a tad too much. Petter Kverneng of Norway convinced his high school crush, Cathrine Johansen, that they would have sex if he gets 1 million Likes on Facebook. What started out reportedly as a prank hit the million mark within hours after the 20-year-old male posted a photo of him holding the placard containing his plea along with the girl. Kverneng told Norway’s