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Facebook breaks Messenger away from its main social networking platform

Facebook breaks Messenger away from its main social networking platform

If you are one of those people who is absolutely not interested in setting up a Facebook account, even though many of your family and friends have unsuccessfully tried to goad you into doing so, but you would like to be able to chat with people who cannot seem to live without Facebook then you are in luck. Continue Reading →

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From The Wall Street Journal: Borrowers Hit Social-Media Hurdles by Stephanie Armour

What you share about yourself in the cyber world has far-reaching effects into the real world.

Back in 2010, I wrote an article entitled, “NO! It’s not just Twitter,” and some people scoffed at the idea that what they were tweeting would be of any concern in their “real” lives.

Well, for those who didn’t take that article seriously, maybe they’ll be convinced by an Continue Reading →

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From Reuters: Facebook considers adding profile photos to facial recognition by Alexei Oreskovic

(Reuters) – Facebook Inc is considering incorporating most of its 1 billion-plus members’ profile photos into its growing facial recognition database, expanding the scope of the social network’s controversial technology.

The possible move, which Facebook revealed in an update to its data use policy on Thursday, is intended to improve the performance of its… [read more]

Copyright© 2013, Alexei Oreskovic and Reuters.com. All rights reserved.

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From Entrepreneur.com: Google+ Gets a Major Makeover by Jason Fell

From Entrepreneur.com: Google+ Gets a Major Makeover by Jason FellIf you’re one of the growing millions using Google+ for work or play, there was some news today from Google’s I/O developer’s conference that you might find useful. The search giant said it is rolling out more than 40 different changes to Google+ as part of a major redesign.

During the event’s three-hour-long keynote…

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Copyright© 2013, Jason Fell and Entrepreneur.com

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Posterous is gone, but you can still download your content…

Posterous has sunset, but you still have time to request your content.

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From blog.instagram.com: Introducing Photos of You

From blog.instagram.com: Introducing Photos of YouPhotos are memories of the people, places and moments that mean the most to us. We have always sought to give you simple and expressive ways to bring the stories behind your photos to life. Your captions and hashtags capture the “what?” and your Photo Map answers the “where?” but until today we’ve never quite been able to answer the “who?”.

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Posterous to sunset on 30 April 2013

Posterous to sunset on 30 April 2013A year after being taken over by Twitter, Posterous will be shutting down.

If you’d like a backup of all the content you’ve posted there, Posterous has created a way for your to get all your information.

Posterous also suggests that you move WordPress.com or Squarespace, as they have tools to help you import your Posterous file.

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Vintage TweetDeck (TweetDeck AIR) will stop functioning soon…

tweetdeck-air-going-awayTweetDeck is the most powerful Twitter tool for tracking real-time conversations. Its flexibility and customizable layout let you keep up with what’s happening on Twitter, across multiple topics and accounts, in real time. To continue to offer a great product that addresses your unique needs, we’re going to focus our development efforts on our modern, web-based versions of TweetDeck. To that end, we are discontinuing support for our older apps: TweetDeck AIR, TweetDeck for Android and TweetDeck for iPhone. They will be removed from their respective app stores in early May and will stop functioning shortly thereafter. We’ll also discontinue support for our Facebook integration.

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Copyright© 2013, Twitter. All rights reserved.

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From the Index: Beware the viewBook.at and viewAuthor.at link shorteners!

viewbookat-homeThe viewBook.at link shortener service promises you one link to your Kindle book on the appropriate Amazon site for all regions.

That seems pretty cool until you realize what’s actually going on when you use their shortener.

Not only are you getting a short link, the service provider is adding a referral code to that shortened link, so that they get commissions off sales every time you use their short link.  Continue reading →

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From c|net: Instagram account crackdown spreads panic, fear of hacking by Jennifer Van Grove

From c|net: Instagram account crackdown spreads panic, fear of hacking by Jennifer Van GroveA number of Instagram’s 90 million active users are in a confused panic after being locked out of their accounts over the weekend, and several seem to believe they’ve been hacked.

On Saturday, the same day the Facebook-owned photo-sharing app enacted its revised terms or service, Yahoo Answers was inundated with threads from alarmed Instagram users who claimed to have lost access to their accounts for no apparent reason.

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Copyright© 2013, Jennifer Van Grove and c|net. All rights reserved.

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