Don't-Miss Social Networking Stories


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!

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Twitter to expand the DM character limit from 140 to 10,000

Could the fact that Twitter CEO Dick Costolo announced he was stepping down have something to do with the drastic product change?

Twitter, to curb abuse, lets users share block lists

Users can export a list of the accounts they block to share with others.

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Get ready for more Buy buttons on Facebook

Facebook expands its partnership with Shopify for buying items in News Feed

Instagram cleans up its desktop site, enlarging photos

The changes bring Instagram's site design more in line with its mobile app

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Brace yourself for videos on Apple Watch

Twitter's Vine app will launch for Apple Watch later this year

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Facebook letting more stores ping your phone when you're inside

Facebook's Place Tips feature highlights relevant information about businesses in News Feed.


Facebook Messenger dumps auto-location tracking for a pin drop

Instead of sharing location data automatically, Facebook users will be have the option to specify their whereabouts on a map.

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Facebook's lean Android app is less than 1MB in size

Facebook Lite is coming to parts of Asia, Latin America, Africa and Europe

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FBI calls for new wiretap law covering social media

Terrorist recruiters are increasingly turning to social networking tools to gain new converts.

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Facebook sued in US court for blocking page in India

A Sikh group objects to Facebook blocking access to their page in India

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Hide the credit card: You can buy products on Instagram

The photo-sharing app implements a button so that users can buy a product, download an app or sign up to a website directly on Instagram.

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Pinterest turns its feed into a store with buyable pins

iPhone and iPad users will be able to buy items on Pinterest starting later this month.

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How you might get food delivered through Pinterest

Pinterest's platform could let third-party apps integrate delivery services into its site