Posts Tagged 'Social Networking'

Paid Twitter Alternative App.net Introduces Free Tier

App.net was launched last year, and it was a created as a Twitter alternative for companies and organizations who want a private social networking solution. The App.net social networking service is no longer just for paying members. Earlier this week, they launched a free tier.

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Lifeclip iOS App: For All You Instagram Refugees

Ever since Instagram had its terms of service hullabaloo last year, many people have been looking at different photo-sharing apps in order to fill the void in their app life after they bailed out on Instagram. For those of you looking for another Instagram alternative, Lifeclip just released the latest version of their photo app.

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Instagram Class-Action Lawsuit Demands Right to File Class-Action Lawsuits

Yowza, it hasn’t been the best month for Instagram. After changing their terms of service to allow them to use images for advertising purposes – and facing a huge backlash by its users, Instagram came back and redacted the changes. Apparently, this didn’t placate everyone. It actually doesn’t surprise me, ever since Instagram was bought by Facebook, I’ve been expecting this kind of upheaval.

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Facebook Testing Paid Messaging

Some people love Facebook, some people hate it. For me, it’s somewhere in-between. Unlike some other services like Twitter for which I keep a tab or a screen open, I check on what’s happening on FB a couple of times a day, no more. Facebook has announced that effective December 20, they will allow a small group of users to pay in order to have their messages routed directly to your inbox.

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Machine-Learning Algorithms Could Help Debunk Twitter Rumors

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Twitter is one of the fastest and most comprehensive ways of staying abreast of breaking news. However, it’s not always easy to tell whether these microblogging status updates are being truthful.

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Mass Social Networking Study Indicates Influence of Close Friends Augmented Voter Participation

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According to a new study, 340,000 extra people turned out to vote in the 2010 US congressional elections because of a single-election day Facebook message. Researchers ran an experiment involving 61 million users of the social network.

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Twitter Data Accurately Tracked the Haiti Cholera Outbreak: Social Media with a Twist

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The real-time social networking service Twitter has yielded data that would have tracked the deadly cholera outbreak in Haiti, which began in October 2010, faster than any other traditional methods. The results appeared today in a special section of The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.

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Ways of Letting Go of Your Electronic Leashes

082211_rg_ElectronicLeashes_01.jpgDepending on what kind of a job you have, you might need to consult your phone and/or email quite often but most people don’t need to do this. Many people use their emails, texts, phone calls, and status updates to keep track of what’s going on in their friend circles. But what can you do when it becomes compulsive and you just can’t help yourself from checking up using your mobile device all of the time? That’s when your device becomes an electronic leash and it can be hard to let go of it.

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HardlyWork.in: Make Your Facebook Feed Look Like an Excel Spreadsheet

Do you work in an office that still allows you to access Facebook? If you do, then check out this awesome stealth way of looking up on your news feed. It makes your feed look like an Excel spreadsheet. Now that’s stealthy, thanks to HardlyWork.in!

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