With Google Plus being gradually shut down, following revelations of a security issue and its lack of popularity, it seems that Google now has plans to add a social element to search. Changes to the Google mobile app indicate the company's special media aspirations haven't faded - they have shifted.
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None of us like to think about our death or the death of a loved one, but it's important to prepare for it. You don't want to be stuck trying to get into a loved one's Gmail or Facebook account to shut things down. This graphic shows you what you're in for, and what you and your loved ones should have ready.
iPhone: The only thing better than using social media is not using social media. That's why there's Binky, which is sort of both.
In 2016, after killing blogs dead, Twitter considered massively expanding its character limit -- or, more precisely, allowing users to attach long blocks of text the way they can attach pictures or videos. This never came to pass, and Twitter users kept shoehorning essays into self-reply threads called tweetstorms.
We're all aware of the deal we make when we sign up with Facebook: we get somewhere to post vacation photos and stalk friends, and Mark Zuckerberg gets to sell your passion for fishing trips to fishing equipment retailers. What you might not realise is how deep or extensive the tracking goes -- so let's shed some light on it.
Thanks to the latest Instagram update, you'll now be able to hide your less-than-flattering selfies without truly forgetting how awful they were.
Is there a way to work out where Facebook gets its "suggested friends" lists from? I recently started getting some very specific suggestions which Facebook could only know if it had access to my SMS messages from some years ago. I have no common friends with them and these people are no longer part of my life for a reason. I'm worried that these people may be seeing me as a suggestion too which I absolutely don't want.
Facebook Groups are underrated. You can use them to find people with similar interests, share files with others in your group, or even network professionally. It's easy to find groups to join now with the Groups Discover section in Facebook.
After 10 years of documenting the world in 140 characters, Twitter now has more than 300 million active users. This might be far fewer than Facebook's 1.5 billion, but Twitter arguably has a disproportionate influence on the world, partly because it attracts a significant number of politicians, journalists and celebrities. Our expert panel explain how their field has been changed by the little blue bird.
Back in the primitive days of MSN Messenger and ICQ, typing "LOL" was the most popular way to convey online mirth. However, according to new user data released by Facebook, the acronym has since fallen from favour. It seems most internet users have reverted to the more phonetically sensible "Haha" with chuckling emoji also gaining traction. We're curious to hear what your preferred laughter signifier is?