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Facebook losing millions of users, according to study

Facebook losing millions of users, according to study

Ever feel like Facebook's becoming a bit dull lately? Maybe it's your friends who are driving you nuts with their political rants, or you may just be tired of the concept of social networking. Whatever the case may be, millions of users are experiencing the same feeling, according to a new study that says six million US users have left Facebook in just the last month.

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Developer brings Google+ commenting system to WordPress

Developer brings Google+ commenting system to WordPress

Just last week, Google upgraded its Blogger platform to integrate it more with its social network, Google+. With the new feature, blog posts would feature both direct comments, as well as comments in the Google+ status the Blogger link was featured in. Not only did it consolidate all the comments into one system, users were also able to filter out what types of comments they wanted to see. For example, they could choose to see only comments from certain circles, or they could see comments from everyone.

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Hostility on social networks rises to 78% of users

Hostility on social networks rises to 78% of users

Social networks are a great place to vent your frustrations to your "friends," but sometimes they can be a hotbed for debates and arguments. According to a new survey that polled almost 2,700 people, approximately 20% people have reduced in-person contact with someone due to an argument or debate that occurred online.

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Facebook to go to trial over “Timeline” trademark

Facebook to go to trial over “Timeline” trademark

Amidst all of the good news Facebook has been throwing out, it looks like some bad news was just waiting to rain on its parade. Facebook was sued back in September 2011 by Timelines Inc. over the "timeline" trademark. Timelines Inc., which launched its website in 2009, claimed that Facebook infringed on its trademark when the social network roll out its timeline feature to its user base.

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Facebook’s Android OS will be called “Facebook Home”

Facebook’s Android OS will be called “Facebook Home”

Last week, we reported that Facebook is planning on revealing its own customized version of the Google Android operating system . They will be debuting their "special" version of the Android OS onto one of HTC's devices. It's speculated that it will launch on a new HTC device, however, there's also reports that the OS will be able to run on HTC's older handsets, and even on its upcoming flagship handset, the HTC One.

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Facebook implements conversation threads into Pages

Facebook implements conversation threads into Pages

Facebook has just announced another great new feature that should make commenting and replying on your favorite Facebook Pages easier. The new feature creates comment threads under Facebook posts (similar to the comment threads you see here on SlashGear), so you no longer have to include the @ symbol when you're replying to only one person. Everything is much more organized and clean.

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Facebook study shows users are engaging more with friends

Facebook study shows users are engaging more with friends

Carnegie Mellon University performed a seven-year study on Facebook and its users. Researchers from Carnegie Mellon studied data from 5,076 Facebook users from 2005 to 2011 to analyze the correlation between changes in Facebook's privacy features and user's sharing their information. The study showed that every time Facebook improved its privacy features for users, users would actually share more information with their friends as well as 3rd party developers and advertisers.

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Facebook no longer appealing to teens

Facebook no longer appealing to teens

It seems that Facebook is on its way out from the Teen community. Many teens are moving more towards social media platforms like Instagram (conveniently owned by Facebook) and SnapChat. It's most likely because of Instagram/SnapChat's appealing user-friendly mobile apps (Facebook for Android still needs work), and because of teenagers' obsession with sharing photos. Some teenagers only use Facebook as a last resort when they get bored of their other social media apps.

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Facebook marking down gifts as much as 80%

Facebook marking down gifts as much as 80%

Facebook is apparently marking down gifts from its marketplace in order to get more people to use it. Not only that, but you'll also be given the option to "give a gift" whenever your friends get a new job, a promotion, or give birth to a child. Facebook is going to great depths to market its own marketplace. Perhaps it should utilize its own, newly updated custom audiences tool. It could benefit from better targeted marketing, and it can't really boast about the success rate of its tool if its own marketplace isn't doing so well.

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