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Weibo breaks records with 134 million users on eve of Chinese New Year

Posted by admin - February 10, 2016 - Mashable
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Say what you will about WeChat — there’s really no disputing that it’s China’s top social app, and as such it owns Spring Festival. But China’s other major social platform, Weibo, celebrated Chinese New Year too. And just like last year, activity on the site broke records as the clock wound down. Specifically, Weibo parent company Sina says that Feb. 7 [...]

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Twitter’s new timeline is here, and it’s all about the algorithm

Posted by admin - February 10, 2016 - Mashable
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Twitter’s new algorithms have arrived. The company is pushing out an update Wednesday that makes its much-talked-about timeline redesign official. The new feature will show tweets that are sorted based on relevancy, rather than only chronology, at the top of your timeline. See also: Twitter’s new timeline faces skeptical advertisers Twitter said the changes would [...]

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Here’s how to turn Twitter’s new timeline on and off

Posted by admin - February 10, 2016 - Mashable
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Starting today, Twitter is gradually rolling out its new timeline, which sorts tweets based on relevancy rather than chronology.  The feature immediately caused a great deal of confusion: Is it opt-in, opt-out, and how do you turn it on or off? Here’s the rundown.   SEE ALSO: Advertisers like the new timeline, if Twitter can [...]

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How Facebook’s fake holiday took over Twitter

Posted by admin - February 8, 2016 - Mashable
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If you spent any time on Facebook Thursday, chances are your News Feed was filled with Friends Day videos. The videos, which were similar to the social network’s end of year videos, were rolled out Thursday to coincide with Facebook’s 12-year anniversary. Of course, as with most new Facebook features, the videos were met with [...]

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This secret code will let you play chess on Facebook Messenger

Posted by admin - February 8, 2016 - Mashable
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From the amazingly intricate easter egg department: Facebook has a hidden, fully functional, graphical game of chess embedded into its Messenger, and anyone can play. To start a game, open a Messenger conversation with someone and type “@fbchess play”. A chess board will show up, and your game has just started! See also: 10 hidden [...]

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Here’s what most people were Googling during the Super Bowl

Posted by admin - February 8, 2016 - Mashable
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As Peyton Manning surged, Cam Newton scrambled and Coldplay’s Chris Martin danced with two of his friends, millions of Americans turned to Google, seeking insight into the events of Sunday night’s Super Bowl. See also: Here’s why Peyton Manning embarrassed everyone with his Budweiser marketing Google Trends data released early Monday by the company showed [...]

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Twitter may launch its new Facebook-like timeline next week, report says

Posted by admin - February 6, 2016 - Mashable
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Twitter’s most controversial change yet may be a lot closer than we thought. The company plans to formally roll out a redesigned version of its timeline in the near future, possibly next week, according to a new report in BuzzFeed. See also: Some tweets in your timeline may not show up in chronological order anymore [...]

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Death of Twitter is trending on Twitter as users freak out over algorithm

Posted by admin - February 6, 2016 - Mashable
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UPDATED: 2:15 p.m. GMT LONDON — The thought of a changed Twitter is just too much for many users to bear. Reports that timelines may be switched from reverse chronological order to an algorithm-based system (similar to Facebook’s) circulated the Internet on Saturday morning, and users were full of doom and gloom. See also: Twitter [...]

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Iman breaks her silence following the death of her husband, David Bowie

Posted by admin - February 6, 2016 - Mashable
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Iman tweeted for the first time since the death of her husband, David Bowie, with a simple message: “Love Gratitude.” Bowie’s family released a statement on his official Facebook page following his passing, but has not commented otherwise. See also: The love story of Iman and David Bowie, through the years pic.twitter.com/ibO9lubSIb — Iman Abdulmajid [...]

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Both WhatsApp and Gmail top 1 billion users

Posted by admin - February 4, 2016 - Mashable
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Facebook and Google both just reached a significant milestone. Google’s Gmail and Facebook’s WhatsApp both claim more than 1 billion monthly active users, the companies announced Monday. News of both milestones came at nearly the exact same time. Gmail’s milestone was announced during Alphabet’s Q4 earnings call, with WhatsApp’s news coming just minutes later. See [...]

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