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Facebook’s ‘Moments’ app is for private sharing

Reports indicate that Facebook is developing a new app that will allow its users to share content with small groups of people. According to TechCrunch, this app is to be called 'Moments' and is designed to address the issue with user privacy on the social network. Apparently the app is currently being tested by Facebook…

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Tom PritchardFacebook’s ‘Moments’ app is for private sharing
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Apple has no plans to be in social networking, says Tim Cook

Rumours have been circulating that Apple is in the final stages of purchasing the social network Path, presumably to try and take on the likes of Facebook and Twitter in the world of social networking (again). Strangely Tim Cook, Apple CEO, has come out and denied the rumours, insisting that Apple has no interest in…

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Tom PritchardApple has no plans to be in social networking, says Tim Cook
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Is the golden age of Twitter over? Why nobody retweets anymore

‘My very best gag about [X] and not a single retweet? You lot don’t deserve me!’ – another day, another person on my timeline. They may seem cheerfully self-deprecating, but under the faux outrage of those tweets there bristles a real insecurity (I’ve decided) about their place on the platform, and the future of Twitter. After…

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Lauren BravoIs the golden age of Twitter over? Why nobody retweets anymore
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Somebody: Miranda July’s new social networking app is wonderfully pointless

You’re either the type of person who will find Somebody, the new social networking iPhone app from writer and filmmaker Miranda July, incredibly lovely and charming, or the type of person who will want to throw a shoe at it. Based on the idea that ‘when you can’t be there… Somebody can’, the app bequeaths…

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Lauren BravoSomebody: Miranda July’s new social networking app is wonderfully pointless
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10 social network ideas that might just make us rich

When Miranda July’s truly social new app Somebody launched last week, it inspired a vast spectrum of responses – ranging from ‘MY HEART IS WARMED AND HUMANITY IS SAVED’ to ‘strangers keep hugging me and now I hate the world more,’ with a lot of ‘but… why?’ in the middle. Meanwhile, we were thinking: what…

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Lauren Bravo10 social network ideas that might just make us rich

Twitter wants you to keep your tweets short and sweet

It's a change that many of us probably wouldn't have noticed, but soon Twitter intends to shorten its already super short tweets when you add a link into them. According to the Twitter Developer blog, the micro-blogging platform will soon start bumping up its shortened URLs by a few characters, meaning avid Twitter users will…

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Twitter (probably) won't side with UK police and reveal your identity

For those crazy conspiracy theory nutcases amongst you who think Twitter and Facebook were purely set up in order to pass our details onto the government, then you'll be surprised to know that Twitter has revealed it's hardly ever handed personal information over to the police when they've asked for it. But then again they…

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Becca CaddyTwitter (probably) won't side with UK police and reveal your identity

DON'T SAY HASHTAG: The French don't like our silly, internet words

Since we started tweeting, unfriending, retweeting, hashtagging, tagging, following, instagramming and blocking one another online we've started using a lot of crazy words that have well and truly ingrained themselves into our vocabulary. However, the French aren't happy that such ridiculous and anglicised 'words' are becoming so popular, so from now on the word 'hashtag'…

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Becca CaddyDON'T SAY HASHTAG: The French don't like our silly, internet words

FACEBOOK: What will the social network reveal at its event?

Facebook is holding a big, top secret, super special event at its headquarters in California this evening, which has lead to all kinds of speculation today about what Zuckerberg and the team will be announcing or unveiling to a sea of hard to please tech journalists. No matter how secretive tech events are nowadays, we…

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Twitpic founder launches Twitter rival Heello

It's been a while since anyone's stepped up to the plate and tried to compete with Twitter - or they just fail miserably from the word go and we never end up hearing about them - but now Twitpic founder Noah Everett thinks his for something that'll rival the micro-blogging platform. The Twitter rival is…

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Becca CaddyTwitpic founder launches Twitter rival Heello

Abusive tweets in Kenya could now lead to jail time

Over the past few years a lot of interesting questions have been raised about whether what we say online should have serious consequences in the "real world", whether it's Frankie Boyle's crude jokes, a random person poking fun at an athlete or those in the public eye breaking the law by revealing sensitive information. Here…

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Becca CaddyAbusive tweets in Kenya could now lead to jail time

Tumblr finally launches its iPad app

You've always been able to use Tumblr's iOS app on iPad devices, but the blogging service has never released an app that's fully compatible with Apple's tablets, well until today. The long awaited iOS app, which has been specially design for both the iPad and the iPad Mini, was launched earlier this morning and includes…

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NARCISSISM WIN: Download all of your brilliant tweets

Have you ever wondered whether all of your snarky tweets about X Factor and hilarious little quips about those working in social media could be collected into one place, so you can just sit there and browse through your own awesomeness? Well narcissists of the internet, that's now possible, as Twitter is introducing a way…

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Becca CaddyNARCISSISM WIN: Download all of your brilliant tweets

Pope Benedict XVI joins Twitter in eight different languages

The Pope has now got a Twitter account over at @Pontifex and will no doubt be updating us about his crazy life in Vatican City over the next few weeks. Not only has an English Twitter profile been set up for good ol' Benedict XVI, but he's following German, Spanish, Portugese, Polish, Italian, French and…

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Becca CaddyPope Benedict XVI joins Twitter in eight different languages

TUMBLR: Now one of top 10 US sites and 170 million people love its memes

The Tumblr team have shared some short but very sweet news with their users this week, which they call "exciting and slightly overwhelming"... Drum roll please... According to stats from Quantcast, Tumblr and its network of blogs, memes and dreamy photos has become one of the top 10 sites in the whole of the US…

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TUMBLR EYE CANDY: 10 Beautiful Tumblr themes for photos, galleries & portfolios

Normally the term "eye candy" refers to half naked guys and girls, but here at Shiny Shiny we unashamedly get all hot and bothered when it comes to themes. Especially Tumblr themes. The popularity of what we've dubbed "the Pinterest look" (think grid-like posts and lots of lovely images) means that everyone from The Next…

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Becca CaddyTUMBLR EYE CANDY: 10 Beautiful Tumblr themes for photos, galleries & portfolios

Twitter makes a load of changes you may or may not even notice

Twitter, the micro-blogging platform we all love to hate, has made a number of updates to the way you search for content and discover new things overnight, that you may or may not even notice. One of the main updates has been to the way you search Twitter. Type something into the search bar and…

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Becca CaddyTwitter makes a load of changes you may or may not even notice

Facebook to trial Reddit-style ranked comments for pages

Today Facebook has shared news that it'll be testing a new feature over the next few weeks, which ranks comments on pages according to engagement, a little like how content is upvoted and downvoted on Reddit. A Facebook spokesperson said: "We are testing a new format for comments on Page posts. As part of this…

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Becca CaddyFacebook to trial Reddit-style ranked comments for pages

Snowglo is a UK-based social network, game AND review site rolled into one

When we see a new site, gadget or app described as "the next big thing" we usually run for the hills, but Snowglo, a social network, game and reviews site rolled into one, definitely looks interesting, full of incentives and uh... snowy. To get started with Snowglo you need to create a profile and from…

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Becca CaddySnowglo is a UK-based social network, game AND review site rolled into one