Don't-Miss Social Networking Stories

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A Facebook account is no longer needed for Messenger

Now you can sign up for Facebook's messaging service with just a name and phone number.

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Facebook can recognize you without looking at your face

Facebook's facial recognition software is so good, it can identify you even if your face is hidden.

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Instagram makes it easier to discover trending events

The photo-sharing app gets an improved Explore page with curated collections, trending events and hashtags, and a more powerful search feature too.

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After photo leak, North Korea said to block Instagram

Fire at iconic hotel could be trigger for the country's first known Internet filter.

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Twitter a trap for Italy's communications gurus

Leading Italian political and intellectual heavweights get caught up in Twitter controversies

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Twitter tests a new way to sell goods

Two new features provide new areas of content around retail items and places

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Twitter is testing an easier way to find and buy products

Brands will now have product pages with relevant tweets, pricing info, and a buy button.

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Twitter's Project Lightning will showcase event tweets visually, kind of like Snapchat

The mobile app will show tweets from popular events in a dynamic new way that incorporates photos and videos.

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News site held liable for hateful comments, prompting free-speech concerns

The ruling involving an Estonian news site has prompted concern that it undermines EU rules protecting online intermediaries.

Twitter adds autoplaying videos

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Videos will play automatically in users' feeds, without sound, until they're tapped on

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Facebook turns to wizened old C++ to power new photo-sharing app

Facebook found that C++ can be used to develop a single code base to run across multiple mobile paltforms

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Facebook releases a separate app for private photo sharing

Moments will automatically detect people's friends in their smartphone camera roll.

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EyeIn trawls the social web for relevant, more personal image searches

Want to find Instagram and Twitter images from the earthquake in Nepal or the Stanley Cup finals? EyeIn helps you do that in one place.

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Facebook will now update your News Feed based on time spent on a story

Likes, comments, and shares won't be the only factors determining which posts make the top of your News Feed.

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Four challenges for Twitter's next CEO

Identity problems, slowing user growth and abuse, oh my!