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Google+ Photos Get Pan And Zoom Functionality, Letting You Really Explore High-Res Photos

The Pope has joined Twitter - how are his followers distributed around the world?

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Pope Benedict XVI is on Twitter, with his English language account under the name @Pontifex. To date he has 714,646 followers, but how are they spread around the world?John Burn-Murdoch...
The Pope has joined Twitter - how are his followers distributed around the world?

Why Facebook, Twitter And Instagram Put Up Roadblocks To Each Others' Content

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On March 4, TweetDeck -- a Twitter service for managing multiple social media accounts -- quietly launched the latest salvo in the social media wars. Tucked into an otherwise unrelated announcement was a sentence warning that the service planned to "discontinue support" for their Facebook integration. Millions of TweetDeck users...
Why Facebook, Twitter And Instagram Put Up Roadblocks To Each Others' Content

Average Twitter user is an an American woman with an iPhone and 208 followers

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The average Twitter user is an American woman with an iPhone, 208 followers and a purple background on her profile, a new study has revealed....
Average Twitter user is an an American woman with an iPhone and 208 followers

Paying Facebook For Sponsored Posts Makes Huge Difference To "Like" Rate

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After the "Likes" on New York Times writer Nick Bilton's subscription page dropped radically, he paid for the social network's sponsored advertising tool. The results were astonishingly different. An experiment by a tech writer has brought into focus a feature on Facebook that may have its users leaving the...
Paying Facebook For Sponsored Posts Makes Huge Difference To "Like" Rate

President Obama's election victory tweet becomes most retweeted ever

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It’s U.S. election night and, as you’d expect given these digital times, a large portion of the discussion and debate around Barack Obama and Mitt Romney has happen on the Web and, indeed, via social media. In that is testament to Obama’s reach around the Interwebz, a tweet from the...
President Obama's election victory tweet becomes most retweeted ever
Obama wins, has most retweeted tweet ever

New Socialbakers tool lets you check how many bots are following you on Twitter

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Czech-based social media analytics company Socialbakers has released its new tool Fake Followers Check, allowing Twitter users to see how many ‘real’ accounts are following them. The Socialbakers’ new tool is using several parameters to detect “fake or empty followers”: The Following / Followers ratio is less than 50 Following...
New Socialbakers tool lets you check how many bots are following you on Twitter

F-Commerce Startup Soldsie Raises $1 Million For Its Facebook Comments-Based Shopping Platform

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E-commerce startup Soldsie, which just announced in January that it had raised $425,000 from 72 investors through FundersClub, has now officially closed its full seed round of $1 million in outside funding. In addition to FundersClub, the company raised from 500 Startups and e.ventures. Investors in the round also included former...
F-Commerce Startup Soldsie Raises $1 Million For Its Facebook Comments-Based Shopping Platform

Japanese city mistakenly tweets that a missile has been launched by North Korea

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A Twitter account for the city of Yokohama, Japan made a huge blunder earlier today after it mistakenly announced that a missile had been launched in North Korea. The tweet, spotted by The Verge (via AFP) and posted from the @yokohama_sagai account, reportedly told its 40,000 followers that “North Korea...
Japanese city mistakenly tweets that a missile has been launched by North Korea

To Improve Conversations, Facebook Will Launch A Reply Feature And Most Active Threads On Pages And Popular Profiles

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Facebook is preparing to roll out a new feature on Pages and popular Profiles that will help increase interactions with fans and readers: Replies. Up to now, visitors could comment on a post but others, including the Page owners themselves, would not be able to respond directly to them in...
To Improve Conversations, Facebook Will Launch A Reply Feature And Most Active Threads On Pages And Popular Profiles
A Personalized News App At Its Simplest: No Articles, Just Data
The Associated Press starts selling access to its Twitter feed, Samsung is first customer

The new era of startups focused on design

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Startups that really make a commitment to design and user experience are emerging as the web and mobile’s most successful companies, like Instagram and Pinterest. Mike McCue, CEO and co-founder of social digital magazine Flipboard, explains to us in this video interview clip that he’s seen a resurgence of startups...
The new era of startups focused on design

Google Turns On In-Stream Installs For Android Apps In Google+

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Google shows off what happens when you control both a social network and a mobile software platform, thanks to a new feature of Google+ spotted by The Next Web today that allows users to share and purchase Android apps directly from the Google+ feed. It’s a small tweak, but a...
Google Turns On In-Stream Installs For Android Apps In Google+
Musicians gloat about early access to Twitter #music app

The Pope tweets for the first time, blessing his online followers

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The Pope has officially tweeted for the first time, telling his followers that he was "pleased to get in touch"....
The Pope tweets for the first time, blessing his online followers

Justin Bieber: parents and fans take to Twitter over late show

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Canadian singer finally appears on stage at O2 arena almost two hours after the time he was scheduled to do soHell hath no fury, it seems, like Justin Bieber fans and their parents on a school night.After showing up on stage at London's O2 arena nearly two hours after he...
Justin Bieber: parents and fans take to Twitter over late show
Flying car crashes near elementary school in Canada
Facebook confirms it will 'monetize' Instagram

The typical Twitter user is a young woman with an iPhone and 208 followers

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Twitter’s endless funnel of data is producing an equally endless series of studies — including on Twitter itself. The latest study offers fun tidbits about who is using Twitter and why. In”An Exhaustive Study of Twitter Users Around the World,” analytics firm Beevolve claims to have crunched data from 36...
The typical Twitter user is a young woman with an iPhone and 208 followers
Facebook news feed too quiet? Auto-play video ads are coming
FACEBOOK CONFIRMS: Ads Are Coming To Instagram (FB)

Unpopular Twitter accounts could escape prosecution for 'grossly offensive' tweets

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Twitter account holders with few followers could escape prosecution for posting "grossly offensive" messages as part of an attempt to protect free speech online, under new guidelines being developed by Britain's most senior prosecutor....
Unpopular Twitter accounts could escape prosecution for 'grossly offensive' tweets

Google+ Mobile Apps Now Support Pages, iOS App Gets iPhone 5 Support And Finally Lets You Edit Your Posts

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Google just launched the latest version of its Google+ apps for Android and iOS. The most important new feature in this update is support for Google+ pages. Page owners can now view, post and comment from their mobile devices, something quite a few Google+ users have been asking for ever...
Google+ Mobile Apps Now Support Pages, iOS App Gets iPhone 5 Support And Finally Lets You Edit Your Posts
Twitter algorithm can analyze the truthfulness of tweets

Nestivity's a Community Engagement Service Built on Twitter

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Nestivity has officially launched its Twitter-based community management service, emerging from private beta to open to the public. Built entirely on top of Twitter, Nestivity functions as a Software as a Service tool that creates a community webpage based around a specific Twitter handle to create discussions and receive feedback....
Nestivity's a Community Engagement Service Built on Twitter

Rdio Launches Program For Artists To Earn Cash By Attracting New Users, But Stops Shot Of YouTube's Model

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Streaming music service Rdio, currently being trumped in North America by Spotify, probably needs to incentive its partners more, especially given the complains from labels and artists about the low monetization available on Spotify. Thus today it’s introducing the ‘Rdio Artist Program’ which they say is the first of a...
Rdio Launches Program For Artists To Earn Cash By Attracting New Users, But Stops Shot Of YouTube's Model
You Know What's Cool? A Billion Snapchats: App Sees Over 20 Million Photos Shared Per Day, Releases On Android

DataSift teams with Bitly to show what social content really gets clicks

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Social data platform DataSift, one of two companies with access to Twitter’s firehose, is teaming with link shortener Bitly to help its customers understand what content is actually clicked on and read, not just shared and retweeted. Marketers spend a good chunk of their money on content marketing but when...
DataSift teams with Bitly to show what social content really gets clicks
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