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Facebook Enacts New Regulations on Gun Sales

Those using Facebook and Instagram to market sales of regulated items, namely guns, will now face new restrictions. In an attempt to minimize the networks’ roles on facilitating illicit activity,Facebook will require pages promoting regulated items to include a legal notice,

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Twitter Snags the Last of the Major Networks

Twitter has signed up ABC, the last of the four major U.S. TV networks, for its video- and photo-sharing Amplify program. ABC will employ Amplify for its broadcast of the 86th Academy Awards on March 2. The Disney-owned network will share 10

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Facebook’s New Ad Campaign

The social networking giant dipped its toes into advertising in 2012 with an odd ad that declared “chairs are like Facebook” and again in April with an ad set around the dinner table. After a period of inactivity, Facebook is back

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Sochi Social-Media Recap

Even though all the official Winter Olympic medals have been accounted for, there are still winners who have yet to be recognized — social-media winners, that is. Twitter and Facebook unveiled Winter Olympics data highlighting the most-tweeted and -mentioned moments, athletes and sports from the past few

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Twitter’s User Growth Is Tapering Off Very Quickly

Year-over-year growth of Twitter’s monthly active users is declining quickly, both globally and in the U.S. At its peak, within the past three years, Twitter grew internationally by more than 140%. However, as of Q4 2013, that growth is just under

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Twitter Usage Depends on Mobile Experience

There’s no doubt that mobile is a huge space for social media. Over the past several years, Internet usage has largely moved from the web to smartphones and tablets, increasing the need for social networks to adapt to mobile. Twitter and

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Facebook Reroutes Its Email to Your Inbox

Did you know you had a Facebook.com email address? If you’re on the social network, you did from 2010 until now. Facebook decided to mothball the service Monday, citing low user numbers. But what Facebook is doing instead may cause

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Google Hangouts on iOS

Google gave its Hangouts app for iOS a complete overhaul on Thursday — one that will look very familiar to users of other mainstream messaging apps. The new iOS app includes tabs along the bottom of the screen with categories

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Most Americans Would Choose Internet Over TV or Cellphones

If you had to choose, would you rather give Internet access or TV? Email or social media? According to a new study from Pew Research, 46% of American adults said that Internet would be the most difficult technology to go

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Researchers Are Building a Lie Detector For Twitter

Twitter is great for disseminating information quickly to millions. It’s also great for disseminating misinformation. Now a team of European researchers is working to make the Twittersphere more reliable — by identifying lies before they go viral. This seemingly impossible

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