social networks

YouTube unveils major redesign, gets social, adds algorithmic feeds

YouTube unveils major redesign, gets social, adds algorithmic feeds

YouTube unveiled today the biggest redesign of its homepage in history. The revamped interface appears to be part of Google's move to introduce a social layer to all its products, adding a new emphasis on integrations with social networks like Google+ and Facebook, as well as bringing in new algorithmic channel feeds. The emphasis on channel subscriptions also makes it easy to navigate and watch YouTube as if you were watching TV.

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Twitter adds photo sharing via text message

Twitter adds photo sharing via text message

Twitter added a new feature today that lets you share photos via text messages or SMS messages. Although there's the official Twitter app and plenty of third-party clients, many folks still prefer sharing tweets by texting. With this new feature, they can now share photos along with their tweets by simply attaching a photo to their text message.

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Facebook revamps friend lists and newsfeed, adds ticker

Facebook revamps friend lists and newsfeed, adds ticker

Facebook announced several new changes today, including revisions to its Friends Lists and News Feed features as well as the addition of a ticker with real-time status updates. These changes will be rolled out starting this evening, just two days ahead of Facebook's annual f8 developer conference, where the social network is expected to unveil more new features, including music streaming integration.

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Facebook Blocking Google+ Invite Posts?

Facebook Blocking Google+ Invite Posts?

Reports surfaced today that Facebook may be blocking posts that encourage users to try out rival social network, Google+. A video was posted this morning by a Google employee pointing out something peculiar he noticed about how his friends' news feeds would show his regular status updates but would exclude one's with a link to Google+.

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Facebook confesses to anti-Google PR campaign

Facebook confesses to anti-Google PR campaign

Facebook has admitted hiring a PR firm to seed anti-Google news, in an attempt to raise alarm over the search giant's policies toward user privacy. The social network - and public relations firm Burson-Marsteller - confirmed to The Daily Beast that it had offered journalists assistance in writing critical newspaper articles about Google invading privacy.

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Disqus Adds @ Mentions To Comment Threads

Disqus Adds @ Mentions To Comment Threads

If you frequently comment on tech sites such as ours you'll notice that many employ the Disqus commenting platform. It helps us serve, track, and manage our commenting system while connecting us with a large community of Disqus users. After recently raising $10 million in venture funding, the company launched today a new @ mentioning feature.

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Osama bin Laden dead: Raid was confidential but Twitter wasn’t [Video]

Osama bin Laden dead: Raid was confidential but Twitter wasn’t [Video]

The reports of Osama bin Laden's death may be ubiquitous now, but the story inadvertently broke - and played out amid the firefight - on Twitter first. Abbottabad resident Sohaib Athar noted a "Helicopter hovering above Abbottabad at 1AM (is a rare event)" and then "A huge window shaking bang here in Abbottabad Cantt. I hope its not the start of something nasty :-S" without realizing he was giving an on-the-ground insight into what the US government has described as a 40-minute "surgical raid".

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