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Facebook post editing activated at long last

Facebook post editing activated at long last

While many of history's greatest social networks allowed the editing of content once it was posted from the get-go, the biggest of them all, Facebook, just activated the ability this afternoon. The folks at Facebook responsible for this update have suggested that you'll be able to edit your posts immediately if not soon, but at a cost. That cost - you'll need to know - is the addition of an "Edited" marker to whatever post you happen to edit.

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YouTube comments team up with Google+ for greater one-ness

YouTube comments team up with Google+ for greater one-ness

If you'd hoped to stay out of the Google+ party whilst remaining a commenting member of YouTube this season, you may be out of luck. The folks at YouTube have made clear this week that they're not about to let their commenting system go stagnant - as a result, they'll be integrating Google+ commenting and log-ins to make certain the nature of YouTube videos is more in tune with the comments they receive. The newest videos aren't always the most relevant - that's what they say, and that's what this update is going to be all about.

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Horse_Ebooks author revealed as “art project” comes to an end

Horse_Ebooks author revealed as “art project” comes to an end

Horse_Ebooks, one of Twitters longer-lasting oddities, has come clean, with the esoteric tweeter revealed as the art project of Jacob Bakkila. Sparking fierce online argument over whether it was manually updated or the handiwork of a bot, Horse_Ebooks' Twitter messages skirted a line between near-Zen and madness; that, according to a profile of Bakkila in The New Yorker, is all about to end, however.

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Facebook working on “deep learning” artificial intelligence to improve news feed

Facebook working on “deep learning” artificial intelligence to improve news feed

Facebook is aiming to get inside its users' minds, figuratively speaking, to find out what they mean when posting statuses. Such is coming by way of an artificial intelligence being created by the social network that MIT reports as functioning with simulated networks of brain cells, all of them crunching away at data to perform "deep learning," helping it to ascertain the emotions and subtleties behind a status.

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Phonebloks modular smartphone concept sees mass support before reality

Phonebloks modular smartphone concept sees mass support before reality

If you've never heard of the modular phone concept Phonebloks or the crowdspeaking platform known as Thunderclap before today, you're about to get educated. Phonebloks is the latest in a line of modular smart device concepts made by designers from all corners of the earth - this model is simple, clean, and is really seeming to strike a chord with the public early on in its life as a rendering. Thunderclap is the platform the creator of Phonebloks, Dave Hakkens, has chosen to spread the word - with a social network blast.

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Twitter IPO official: submitted to SEC

Twitter IPO official: submitted to SEC

Today Twitter has confidentially submitted an S-1 o the SEC in order to begin the process of their first (and only, of course) IPO. They've made this offering known in as plain a use of English as possible, adding that "this Tweet does not constitute an offer of any securities for sale." As you can probably guess: this announcement was made with a Tweet.

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Google Play app beta program continues to expand with Twitter

Google Play app beta program continues to expand with Twitter

The folks at Twitter are the latest in a group of app developers to take advantage of the Google Play app beta program, this allowing users - friendly bug-seekers, to take part in an early release schedule. This program works quite simply - just sign up through a Google Group, agree to be a tester, and download Twitter as (relatively) normal. From there you'll be getting features before the rest of the public - with the bugs to prove it.

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