Social network nibblr brings foodies together offline to stuff their faces

Becca Caddy Social networking, Trending 1 Comment

There are all kinds of cool things to do and visit in London, like museums, art galleries and historical stuff, but arguably the best thing about the capital is the FOOD. But the thing is it can be really hard to keep up with the latest hot dog joints, pop-up restaurants, dining experiences, outdoor eating…

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WARNING: Tumblr maintenance means your Saturday could be completely GIF-free

Becca Caddy Social networking 4 Comments

if you're a gif-loving, photo collecting hipster you'll have already logged into your Tumblr account today to find that the site will be down for maintenance this weekend. According to the message that pops up on your home screen, the team are working hard to improve the performance and reliability of the blogging platform, but…

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Your internet addiction could soon be an actual mental illness

Becca Caddy Social networking, Trending 2 Comments

Do you ever wonder whether your incessant checking of your ex's Facebook page around 5,696,393 times a day or that 12 hour long Pinterest session till 4am could mean there's something actually wrong with your brain? No? Just us? Well according to reports over in the US, the American Psychiatric Association is ready to add…

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FACEBOOK: What does the (maybe fake) private message leak teach us?

Becca Caddy Facebook, Features, Social networking Leave a Comment

Yesterday the whole of the world imploded when Metro France reported that old private messages are now appearing on user's timelines for all of their friends to see. OH DEAR LORD. Although the rumours began over in France it wasn't long before people from all over the globe were scrolling back through their timelines (most…

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Is RebelMouse the social media hub we've been waiting for?

Elisabeth Edvardsen Facebook, Social networking Leave a Comment

Looking like a Pinterest for your personal and branded social media platforms, RebelMouse aims to gather most of your digital footprint in one handy place for others to see (Facebook, Twitter and Instragram for now but we expect them to tie in other channels as the platform matures). Besides the initial questions surrounding Facebook and…

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Irrive lets you create a social scrapbook of trips and events

Becca Caddy Social networking 1 Comment

We all know that there are hundreds of ways to share important events, holidays and trips with our friends and family, whether it's constant updates on Twitter or some dreamy photos over on Instagram. However, this means that often everything has been fragmented across multiple platforms and we don't have a big, accurate picture of…

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FACEBOOK: Zuckerberg and the gang sued over Timeline

Becca Caddy Facebook, Social networking 1 Comment

Another day another legal battle in Zuckerberg land as Facebook is being sued by a Chinese company, which claims to have created a feature identical to the Timeline long before the social network implemented its own version. Cubic Network, a Pinterest-style start-up founded by Harvard graduate Xiong Wanli, has been using a chronologically scrolling page…

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Lost your phone? NeedNumbers.me gets contacts from Facebook

Becca Caddy Facebook, Social networking 2 Comments

Oh don't worry, we've all been there. You got a bit drunk, you dropped your phone down the toilet, or left it on the bar, or just threw it somewhere and now you have no phone and no numbers. Awhh lots of sad little emoticons for you :( :( :(. But fear not because a…

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Facebook finally deletes all of your deleted photos

Becca Caddy Facebook, Social networking 1 Comment

Many of you probably didn't know that in the past if you tried to delete a photo on Facebook of you looking particularly drunk/falling over/kissing a random person, then it would have been removed from your profile straight away but stayed right there on Facebook's servers, meaning it still existed somewhere in the dark depth…

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What's App.net and why should we care about a Twitter clone?

Becca Caddy Social networking, Trending 2 Comments

We haven't been excited about the launch of a new social network since Google+ (you know, the one with the dancing circles), but over the past week we've heard a lot of interesting things about the subscription-based alternative to Twitter, App.net, which is currently in development... So what is it? On its home page right…

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Site tells you what an awesome social media early adopter you are

Becca Caddy Social networking 1 Comment

The term "early adopter" was first used by Everett Rogers in his Diffusion of Innovations theory to describe an adopter category of individuals who are often early customers of any given company or product or technology. However, it's often used as a bit of an insult to take the mickey out of those who brag…

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FACEBOOK: Photos get a revamp and look like a pretentious Tumblr theme

Becca Caddy Facebook, Social networking Leave a Comment

Facebook has taken a leaf out of Pinterest and Tumblr's book and will be rolling out a brand new look for photos over the next few weeks, which it claims will be "more beautiful" and "make viewing photos more enjoyable". The changes will mean that your photos no longer neatly sit side-by-side one another below…

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Facebook adds new calendar and list views to your events

Becca Caddy Facebook, Social networking 1 Comment

A group of clever Facebook engineers have finally brought us a way to see upcoming events in a calendar-style layout. So you can view everything you've been invited to in a given month at once, which is usually how calendars work... Facebook's new Events Calendar feature allows you to flick between a list or calendar…

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Nike Mexico Facebook app lets runners win stuff the more they workout

Becca Caddy Facebook, Health & Sport, Social networking 2 Comments

Our sister site Connected Health explores the latest idea to get people moving from Nike Mexico, a Facebook auction that allows you to win cool stuff the more you run... Most fitness apps reward users the more they workout, whether they get a shiny little badge (on their phones, not in real life unfortunately), climb…

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STUDY: 20% of men keep photos of their exes [SCUMBAGS]

Becca Caddy Behaviour, Social networking 2 Comments

The fact many of us share so much of our lives online means break-ups can be pretty confusing, do you delete your ex from all your photos? Do you hide all of those cheesy statuses about how smitten you are? Do you go from "single" to "in a relationship" and force your friends to see…

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Little Monsters: Lady Gaga's social network now open to the public

Becca Caddy Celebrity, Social networking 3 Comments

If we ever needed more proof that one day Lady Gaga will take over the world and turn us all into flamboyant little activists, the singer, songwriter, entrepreneur and general badass has now launched her own social network. Little Monsters has been a private beta entity for some time, but today it's been released into…

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1 in 4 women deliberately post gross photos of their 'friends' on Facebook

Becca Caddy Facebook, Social networking 11 Comments

Most of us have fallen victim to the fugly Facebook photo tag at some point in our lives, but why oh why did your good 'friend' really decide to do it? Well, we hate to break it to you, but they may have thought your clothes looked nice, that you seemed like you were having…

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Is social media making teen girls sound more aggressive?

Becca Caddy Behaviour, Social networking Leave a Comment

Ah social media, first it's making us more insecure then it's making us more confident, later it's improving our language skills and the next minute it's reducing us all to dumb sub-humans that ONLY TLK LYK DIS. Well now it seems linguistics professors believe all the time young people spend texting one another and updating…

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10 Cool new Facebook features you may not have noticed: Translation, voice and in-app following

Becca Caddy Facebook, Social networking, Top Stories 3 Comments

Well isn't Facebook a funny creature? Sometimes it likes to shout about its shiny new looks, features and profiles and other times it sneakily rolls out changes under the radar for us to either completely ignore or get unnecessarily angry about months later. Recently we've noticed a few new changes that could have a big…

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The Cools: A Tumblr and The Fancy hybrid for fashion junkies

Becca Caddy Social networking, Trending 1 Comment

A new fashion start-up called The Cools has launched today, with backing from some top names in fashion, funding from MTV founder Bob Pittman and a slick, minimal website that's guaranteed to appeal to style junkies. We hate saying a new platform is a bit like this and this, or a mashup of that one…

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