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Hipsters in mourning as Instagram 'Rapture' wipes out follower counts

All moving to another social network you've probably never heard of

Fri Dec 19 2014, 15:32

Instagram overtakes Twitter with 300 million users, including actual celebrities

Launches verified badges and kicks out spammers

Thu Dec 11 2014, 14:52

Zuck vs Cook: Facebook founder slams Apple boss for 'ridiculous' views on ads

Also criticises iDevices as too pricey

Sun Dec 07 2014, 10:18

Facebook teams with ESET to combat growing malware threat

Social network launches third free anti-virus scanner

Thu Dec 04 2014, 08:38

Twitter now lets you share public tweets via Direct Message

Available on the web, TweetDeck, iOS and Android

Fri Nov 21 2014, 10:28

WhatsApp lets ticked off Android users disable read receipts feature

But option isn't yet available for iPhone users

Mon Nov 17 2014, 13:03

Twitter unveils Instant Timeline feature to woo new users

Social network also plans to enhance video sharing and Direct Messages next year

Thu Nov 13 2014, 15:13

Facebook makes it easier to remove boring people from News Feed

Social network offers a simple way to can uninteresting friends and Pages

Mon Nov 10 2014, 15:58

Facebook takes to Tor for weird sort of anonymous socialising

It's anonymous, but everyone can see it and it's a bit weird

Fri Oct 31 2014, 16:15

Facebook revenue surges 60 percent as mobile use and ad spend rises

The social network is almost bigger than China

Wed Oct 29 2014, 09:47

The Queen routes an iPhone through an iPad to tweet for the first time

No selfie, no cat pics, no twerking: we're British

Fri Oct 24 2014, 14:27

Twitter sparks backlash with experiment shoving strangers' tweets into timelines

Social network to show users unwanted tweets that it deems 'relevant'

Sat Oct 18 2014, 10:24

Facebook to launch anonymity app in bid to win over the privacy-concerned

Unnamed app will reportedly launch 'within weeks'

Wed Oct 08 2014, 15:47

Facebook plans to rival PayPal with peer-to-peer payments service

But means handing over debit card details to the social network

Mon Oct 06 2014, 11:54

Gmail users no longer have to embrace Google+

That’s a positive

Mon Sep 22 2014, 10:26

Twitpic is shutting down and it's all Twitter's fault

So long, thanks for all the cheese

Fri Sep 05 2014, 13:16

Stop eating your lunch: Instagram has five new filters

Just in time for the Christmas turkey telfie rush

Wed Dec 17 2014, 14:28

Harry Styles and a spider-dog won the internet in 2014

Most tweeted, most Youtubed, most mysterious to us

Wed Dec 10 2014, 16:15

Big Brother Watch applauds Facebook's simplified privacy settings

But says there is more that can be done

Fri Dec 05 2014, 11:33

Adblock Plus can now block Facebook read receipt notices

Now no-one will know that you didn't care and didn't read it

Wed Dec 03 2014, 13:18

Twitter sparks privacy concerns by making all public tweets searchable

Your embarrassing tweets are now available for all to see

Thu Nov 20 2014, 09:09

Facebook at Work incoming to rival Microsoft's Yammer and LinkedIn

Firm reportedly gearing up to launch enterprise-focused version of social network

Mon Nov 17 2014, 10:08

Facebook: The government is 24 percent more interested in your data

It keeps knocking them back, they keep coming

Wed Nov 05 2014, 10:47

IBM and Twitter combine on big data in your pocket

Big Blue and the blue bird get all up in your business

Thu Oct 30 2014, 14:52

Touchy Twitch installs no sexy nerd nudity clause

Dinkles? Nein danke. Twerkin' ain't workin'

Tue Oct 28 2014, 10:27

Facebook's Rooms anonymous chat app arrives to challenge Secret and Whisper

Allows users to chat with a pseudonym about more personal topics

Fri Oct 24 2014, 10:58

Twitter joins forces with SoundCloud and iTunes to bring audio to tweets

Follows the closure of Twitter #music earlier this year

Fri Oct 17 2014, 14:11

Facebook's WhatsApp acquisition closes with a $22bn price tag

Social network spends more as stock value rises

Tue Oct 07 2014, 11:09

Facebook reportedly will follow Apple and Google with delve into healthcare

Would connect users suffering from various illnesses and ailments

Fri Oct 03 2014, 17:21

Facebook's Atlas ad-tracking service follows users across devices

Advertising just got creepier

Mon Sep 29 2014, 11:13

Twitter will let you buy things with tweets

Social network to lure tweeters with a 'Buy' button

Mon Sep 08 2014, 16:42

Facebook rolls out privacy checkup feature to save it from more scandals

Will prompt users to review who they share posts with

Fri Sep 05 2014, 10:47

Facebook flings Microsoft Bing to do its own search thing

Relationship status changed to 'it's complicated'

Mon Dec 15 2014, 16:36

Facebook Graph Search comes to iOS with beefed-up functionality

Users can now search for specific posts, not just people

Tue Dec 09 2014, 13:31

Get Safe Online praises Twitter for improved anti-troll tools

Says it hopes new features encourage more users to report abuse

Thu Dec 04 2014, 11:44

Twitter's CFO does not know how to use Twitter

Shares a direct message about potential Snapchat acquisition with the public

Tue Nov 25 2014, 12:03

Snapchat introduces Snapcash and changes privacy policy

One of these posts is noticeably shorter than the other

Tue Nov 18 2014, 14:37

Facebook to clamp down on promotional posts in order to sell more ads

Good news for users, bad news for businesses

Sun Nov 16 2014, 10:35

Facebook Messenger hits 500 million users after becoming mandatory

Social network adds 300 million in six months

Tue Nov 11 2014, 10:23

Samaritans Radar Twitter service faces backlash from privacy advocates

UK Pirate Party calls for the service to be shut down

Mon Nov 03 2014, 10:32

Samaritans Radar warns Twitter users if friends are suicidal

Free app uses social network's API to scan for worrying tweets

Wed Oct 29 2014, 10:12

Twitpic IS closing down and will hand user photos to Twitter

All worked out for the best, so far

Mon Oct 27 2014, 15:18

Twitter appeals to third-party developers with Fabric SDK

Tune change comes at first developer conference

Thu Oct 23 2014, 12:34

French bank launches pay by Twitter service

Francs for the memory

Mon Oct 13 2014, 15:33

Facebook has made $2bn from busting spammers

And Facebookians have endured only legitimate promotional material

Mon Oct 06 2014, 15:55

Europe gives Facebook's Whatsapp buyout the thumbs up

EC says deal is not a threat to competition

Fri Oct 03 2014, 13:21

Facebook’s fight against search warrants gets court go-ahead

Social network stands up for its users

Fri Sep 26 2014, 10:52

Facebook Video looks to rival Youtube as views hit one billion per day

Social network copys competitor with view counter feature

Mon Sep 08 2014, 14:07
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