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Snapchat: We Aren’t Stockpiling Your Private Snaps

Published:8 hours ago | by Josh Wolford

Snapchat users had a little bit of a freakout last week when the company updated its privacy policy and terms of service. On Friday, Snapchat updated its terms to give itself “worldwide, perpetual, royalty-free, sublicensable, and transferable license to host, store, use, display, reproduce, modify,

Salesforce Marketing Cloud Adds Pinterest Features

Published:9 hours ago | by Chris Crum

Salesforce just announced that Salesforce Marketing Cloud is now a Pinterest Marketing Developer Partner for Content Publishing with the addition of new tools for Social Studio. Marketers can use Social Studio to compose, preview, schedule and publish pins across Pinterest accounts. A spokesperson f

Facebook’s ‘Maybe’ Button, the Worst Thing About Events, Is Finally Dead

Published:10 hours ago | by Josh Wolford

RIP “Maybe” button. We all really hated you and aren’t remotely sad to see you go.Starting today, everyone should see “Interested” instead of “Maybe” as the third option for RSVP’ing to a Facebook event, alongside “Going” and “Not Going”.Facebook has been testing the “Interested” option for a few we

Uber Rapist Given Life in Prison in India

Published:today 07:30 AM | by Josh Wolford

An Indian Uber Driver, who was convicted of rape while endangering the life of a woman, kidnapping, and criminal intimidation last month, has been given a sentence of life in prison. Shiv Kumar Yadav was found guilty in Delhi on October 20th. His victim, 26, said she fell asleep in the back of his c

Twitter Favorites Are Dead, Now You Must “Like” Tweets with a Heart

Published:today 06:30 AM | by Josh Wolford

The Twitter favorite, the star, is dead.Twitter has decided to swap favorites for “likes” and stars for hearts on both its main platform and on Vine. Now, Twitter’s three main properties – Twitter proper, Vine, and Periscope – will all use hearts to signal agreement, interest, solidarity, etc with a

Twitter Killed the Favorite, Now It Needs a Save Button

Published:today 05:30 AM | by Josh Wolford

Twitter just killed the favorite – the star you’ve known and loved for years – and replaced it with a “like” in the form of a heart. Does it change a whole lot? Probably not. Fav’ing wasn’t the most important tweet action anyway. That, of course, goes to the retweet.Still, it seems like everyone is

Uber Driver Sues Former Taco Bell Exec over Brutal Attack Gone Viral

Published:today 02:30 AM | by Josh Wolford

The Uber driver that posted shocking video of a passenger attacking him over the weekend is now filing suit against his alleged attacker.Edward Caban, who uploaded the video on October 30th, has filed a civil suit against 32-year-old Benjamin GoldenIn a video, which has now been seen nearly two mill

Facebook’s Breaking News App Is Almost Here (Report)

Published:yesterday 22:30 PM | by Josh Wolford

Facebook’s breaking news app dubbed Notify, which has been in the works for a few months, is reportedly ready to launch.The Financial Times says it’s coming next week, with a handful of news partners including CBS, Comedy Central, and Mashable. From Financial Times:Notify, Facebook’s follow-up to In

Facebook Has Over a Billion Daily Active Users on Average

Published:yesterday 21:30 PM | by Josh Wolford

Facebook has officially topped 1.5 billion monthly active users, and for the first time reported over a billion daily active users on average.The company reported 1.55 MAUs as of September, 2015 and 1.01 billion average DAUs. This is an increase of 14 and 17 percent year-over-year, respectively. Wit

Facebook’s 1.55 Billion Users Is Pretty Legit

Published:yesterday 18:30 PM | by Josh Wolford

When Facebook says it has 1.55 billion monthly active users, the first thought you may have is holy hell, that’s an insane amount of users. In which case you’d be right. The second thought you may have is well, what do they mean by user?Now, what Facebook means by “user” is anyone who logged on to F

Pinterest Profiles Get Revamp on Android, iPhone

Published:yesterday 12:30 PM | by Chris Crum

Pinterest is rolling out an updated mobile profile making it easier for users to get back to pins. It’s the first time they’ve updated the profile since 2013, and it has made things faster and easier to find pins while they’re on the go. According to the company, 80% of Pinterest users use the app o

Tumblr Messaging Is Now A Reality

Published:yesterday 11:30 AM | by Chris Crum

Tumblr announced that it is rolling out messaging, which should go a long way in making the service more social while making users happy about a much-wanted functionality. Frankly, it’s hard to believe Tumblr hasn’t had this until now, but better late than never. To be fair, Tumblr has had ways for

Facebook’s Notify App Launches on iPhone

Published:yesterday 07:30 AM | by Chris Crum

Last week, we learned that Facebook was about to launch a new standalone app for breaking news called Notify. The reports were true, as Facebook just took the wraps off it. Notify from Facebook from Facebook on Vimeo.The idea behind Notify is that you can get news alerts based on the things that in

Twitter Share Counts Going Away Friday

Published:yesterday 05:30 AM | by Chris Crum

In September, Twitter announced a new design for its tweet and follow buttons, which sites all over the web include on their many pages.As part of that, Twitter said it would remove the share counter displayed along side the tweet button. At the time, the company explained: Tweet buttons make author

Facebook Makes Breakups More Bearable

Published:before yesterday 23:30 PM | by Chris Crum

There are some aspects of social media that many of us take for granted or just don’t think about because we don’t have to deal with them. For example, I’m a happily married man, and would have no use for Facebook’s latest announcement, but for many, it’s probably a godsend. Facebook announced that