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Orkut shutting down September 30

Ten years ago, Orkut was Google’s first foray into social networking. Built as a “20 percent” project, Orkut communities started conversations, and forged connections, that had never existed before. Orkut helped shape life online before people really knew what “social networking” was. Over the past decade, YouTube, Blogger and Google+ have taken off, with communities … Continue reading

Facebook Reveals Search Warrant of Hundreds of Accounts

Facebook revealed that since last summer it’s been fighting a court order that required it to disclose social-media information involving hundreds of people. “This unprecedented request is by far the largest we’ve ever received — by a magnitude of more than ten — and we have argued that it was unconstitutional from the start,” Chris … Continue reading

Facebook is cutting back on spammy auto-posts

Don’t care what level your friend finished in “Candy Crush?” Facebook wants to make such posts rarer in your News Feed. (CNN) — For the second time in just over a week, Facebook has done an about-face on a feature that has bothered some users for a while. Fewer automatic posts will be showing up … Continue reading

Are you Aware that Facebook Had Keyboard Shortcuts?

Whether you like to admit it or not, you probably spend a good amount of your life on Facebook. And I’m willing to guess that you’d prefer not to waste your life away looking at wedding photos of people you barely know. Which is why it’d behoove you to learn some handy desktop keyboard shortcuts for … Continue reading

Twitter Officially Rolling Out ‘Mute’ Feature

Twitter’s new mute function will be available on its iPhone and Android apps and its website.   STORY HIGHLIGHTS Twitter is rolling out a “mute” feature that will let you silence certain users The muted user won’t know you’ve muzzled them, and you can unmute them anytime New function will roll out to all Twitter … Continue reading


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