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Tag Archives : Social Networking

Twitter retiring @EarlyBird Deals

Twitter retiring @EarlyBird Deals

Twitter Twitter’s COO, Dick Costolo announced that Twitter would be retiring its Early Bird advertising product, which partnered with retailers and e-commerce companies to offer discounted deals to Twitter users. “We had tremendous early success with it,” Costolo said, citing deals with Virgin America and Disney. “But it needs to be reworked or rethought.” Most of the deals offered [...]
Apple releases iTunes 10.0.1, makes Ping more social

Apple releases iTunes 10.0.1, makes Ping more social

iTunes Apple released an update to its iTunes software with Apple iTunes 10.0.1 launching on Friday last week. The new releases mostly adds bug fixes and changes the way users share music  on Ping , it adds the ability to use Ping from within  iTunes library, instead of having to manually search out music tracks you already owned in the database of the iTunes Store. Apple lists the following change [...]
Facebook releases Page Browser to help with recommendations

Facebook releases Page Browser to help with recommendations

Facebook Page Browser Facebook has officially launched a new feature for helping users discover Facebook Pages, the tool is called “Page Browser,”and  was briefly available to users earlier this month. Page Browser suggestions are tailored based on pages users previously ‘Liked’, and following a new Page simply entails clicking on its icon. Users can search for the pages based on “Country” [...]
Twitter Changes the Default New User Avatar

Twitter Changes the Default New User Avatar

Twitter's new default image With the newly refurbished website Twitter has also redesigned its  default profile picture to a drawing of an egg, maybe it signifies  the – hatching of a new version of Twitter.com. Twitter had last changed its default avatar image last September, then it replaced the awfully terrible eyesore “the weird brown smiley face” with a wide variety of colored [...]
Game Center will not work on  iPhone 3G

Game Center will not work on iPhone 3G

iPhone Bad news for all the iPhone 3G owners who were looking forward to  Game Center, Apple’s social and gaming networking application, which is  included with iOS 4.1. Apple has confirmed that Game Center will work on the second-generation iPod touch, but not on the iPhone 3G. The first-generation iPhone and iPod touch models are the only other iOS based devices that cannot access Game [...]
Twitter Mobile Usage registers a spurt

Twitter Mobile Usage registers a spurt

mobile version of Twitter Twitter’s mobile usage of the service  has gone up 62% in just over four months, and 16% of all new Twitter users are starting out on mobile devices as opposed to web signups according to Twitter’s CEO Ev Williams. “Our Twitter for iPhone and Twitter for BlackBerry clients are now two of the most popular ways to use Twitter. This may not be surprising. [...]
Twitter launches Site Streams Beta

Twitter launches Site Streams Beta

Twitter Twitter has announced a new beta service called Site Streams a new feature on the Streaming API. The new functionality allows mobile push services  to immediately display new tweets, mentions and other data as soon as they come in without having to deal with Twitter’s REST API rate limits. “The initial version delivers events created by, or directed to, users that have shared [...]
‘The Social Network’ Full Trailer out now – you can’t hide, join us

‘The Social Network’ Full Trailer out now – you can’t hide, join us

Image via Wikipedia It’s the trailer you probably weren’t waiting for but heck, it is tech, it is social media, it should define a generation, heck it could be the next Matrix. ‘The Social Network‘ – depicts the early days of Facebook, you know when they has 22,000 hits in 2 hours. Before Zuckerburg had 500 million friends and a few enemies. Ah the life of an undergraduate, [...]
Facebook installs ‘panic button’ to report child abuse

Facebook installs ‘panic button’ to report child abuse

Facebook Facebook will add a ‘panic button’ application for U.K. users which will report child abuse to Britain’s Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP). Facebook had initially resisted the idea, but finally agreed after months of negotiation with the CEOP, BBC reported. Facebook was under pressure from just about everyone after a 17-year old girl was lured to [...]
Facebook’s updated app for iPhone a disappointment

Facebook’s updated app for iPhone a disappointment

Facebook Facebook has been proactive with its mobile apps particularly with iPhone app since iPhone launch three years ago. It has released an updated version of their mobile app for the iPhone . The latest version 3.1.3 contains several major updates and important bug fixes, including the ability to watch Facebook videos and upload larger pictures on the iPhone. The app will have the Facebook [...]
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