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First thoughts on F!rst, the new social network for gamers

Introducing F!rst, a new social network designed specifically for gamers.

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Twitter's Event Parrot account experiments with personalized news alerts

The account claims to be a Twitter experiment, and hints suggest that's true.

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Facebook fan page creators escape German privacy law

German companies are not legally responsible for the way Facebook processes the personal data of people visiting the companies' Facebook fan pages, a German administrative court ruled on Wednesday, allowing the companies to keep using the pages without violating German data protection laws.

Nielsen’s numbers back up Twitter’s second-screen push

Twitter now has official stats on social engagement with TV shows to convince big brands that the network is an important ad outlet.

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Twitter appears to have dodged Facebook's mobile problem

Twitter has fewer users and less revenue than Facebook, but in mobile advertising Twitter appears to have dodged the problems that dragged down Facebook's stock after its public offering last year.

When 10 seconds don't do -- Snapchat now lets photos stay for a day

Snapchat is giving photos and videos captured with its app some longevity.

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Facebook’s app ads want you to act. Now.

Facebook knows when you've downloaded an app. Now it want you to use the app.

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Hackers target social media, step up mobile attacks

Hackers are exploiting the lack of security basics among social media, mobile devices and even in business, reports an IBM X-Force analysis

Twitter Alerts give new meaning to crisis communication

Twitter's new program lets you sign up for push alerts about emergencies, disasters, and public safety information.

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Twitter tries 'magic' to keep users in the know

Users of Twitter for the iPhone and Android devices will start getting push notifications when multiple people in their network follow the same user, or when they favorite or retweet the same tweet, the company said.

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