A new experience launching on Yahoo today with a newsfeed, personalization and a new design - yay! http://t.co/s7YrPbZU— marissamayer (@marissamayer) February 20, 2013 Yet Mayer would be forgiven if, even before she tapped the "tweet" button, she was already restless for the next iteration of the site. While Yahoo's redesigned home page functions just fine (and still commands huge traffic), it's not as … Read more
Currently sitting atop the top free app spot in the App Store is an app called Flipagram. The concept behind the app is to help you create what amounts to a slideshow using nothing more than your iOS device. The app -- a universal binary -- works on the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad.
Upon launching the app you can connect your Facebook and Instagram accounts to it, or rely on photos stored in your Camera Roll to curate your short video.
You can place as many photos, or "Moments" as the app refers to them in your … Read more
Facebook said Monday that it will start showing members more links to news articles when they visit the social-networking site, especially when they do so from their smartphones. The news-focused alternation marks yet another change to the formula that Facebook uses to pick the content that shows up in the News Feed.
With the adjustment, the social network will attempt to surface more of what it calls "high quality content," or links to newsy articles about current events, sports, or interests. Should a person click on a link to an article, he or she may also find three … Read more
Your spiritual guide might be the Dalai Lama, Miley Cyrus or Evan Snapchat.
Mine is Louis C.K. He has that desperate grip on reality, despite the modern world trying to rip it from him at every moment.
He's already explained why he won't let his kids have cell phones in stunningly persuasive words.
Now, a Louis C.K. parody account offers that he'd like to make a positive contribution to Facebook.In a tweet that will surely resonate with so many who are consumed by Facebook's "news," parody Louis mused: "If this … Read more
Discovery for Facebook Home is designed to change how you interact with Facebook updates from your friends and the pages you follow. The app converts everything into an RSS-style feed that you can scroll through more easily than you would in the Facebook app while breaking out each person on that list so you can see each of their updates more easily.
After installation, you'll be required to log in to your Facebook account before the app will work. After you do, it will populate all of your friends and the pages you follow, allowing you to see each … Read more
Vietnam is joining the ranks of Iran, Saudi Arabia, and China, as being known as a country that censors its citizens on social media.
The government introduced a new law this week that fines people $4,740 for posting comments critical of the government on social-networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, according to Reuters. Some people could also face extensive prison terms.
While the law is unclear about what kind of speech sparks government censorship, it does say that "propaganda against the state" and "reactionary ideology" would elicit fines.
Vietnam's communist government has increasingly … Read more
Ah, 2013. The year Microsoft continued to be, well, Microsoft, everyone tried to get their mobile on, and Samsung tried to show the world that it's going to be king of wearable tech.
Yup, there were gaffes. There always are. We also saw the launch product for a now-failing platform (and failing company), and the company that wanted to the entire planet to phone Home. And who can forget our nation's Capitol: A stream of leaks that showed the world that, yes, Uncle Sam is watching every click you make, not to mention those of foreign dignitaries. And … Read more
Rather than being strictly about spending time with family and gorging on turkey, mashed potatoes, and pumpkin pie, Thanksgiving has turned into a major deals day in the shopping world this year.
But, some people don't like it.
Thousands of Facebook users have taken to the social network to display their disgust and threaten to boycott stores staying open on what is now being deemed "Black Thursday."