Twitter wishes to know where you are. The social networks company has tied up with Foursquare so your tweets can carry your specific location. Twitter was currently picking up on your whereabouts, yet its internally tagging ability has been limited to data factors from GPS, wireless networks and mobile tower signals. The update permits Twitter to tap into Foursquare’s large location database so you will easily pinpoint your specific place in a tweet.
The update makes Twitter more lucrative to brands that thrive on location-based user actions. According to the support site, the tweet will certainly consist of specifics like ‘The coordinates of the street intersection where you Tweeted’ together with the location label chosen. Continue reading
Having just participated in a major change from print media to the web, it appears as though some of the top news & content service providers could soon be news their product once again.
Facebook has held discussions with at the very least 6 media companies in current months regarding the probability of companies their content directly on the social network. If true, this would indicate that Facebook users wouldn’t have to leave the site to catch up on the most recent happenings or viral video clips from around the country and also the world. Continue reading
Facebook has a new feature for memorializing the news feeds of user who pass away: A digital will. The company will certainly allow you select who, if anybody, has access to components of your account after you die. Conversely, you could also inform Facebook to remove your account in case of your death.
You can choose whether that person is allowed to download a file of all your pictures and posts for safekeeping. To trigger the will, your buddies or family will need to put in a memorial request to Facebook. Continue reading
The world’s biggest social network is integrating Amber Alerts right into its platform, providing the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) a direct means to get to people who can help locate the abducted kids, Facebook revealed on Tuesday.
Through the new plan, NCMEC will be able to publish Amber Alerts current news feeds of Facebook users which are within range of a search location. The notifies will certainly include key info on the missing kids, including photographs and physical descriptions, and descriptions of the alleged abductors. Continue reading
Twitter isn’t really growing as quickly as it used to, so it cannot just depend on a horde of new social networks to inflate its bank account. Just what’s it going to do, then? Sell advertisements elsewhere, obviously. Sources for the Wall Street Journal claim that Twitter is planning to offer advertisements for the tweet feeds you view in other firms’ applications and also web-sites, sharing the money it makes with its partners. It’s not certain which’s on-board with the idea. Twitter supposedly cited both ESPN and also Flipboard as examples during a presentation at CES, yet a WSJ tipster says that there’s no official deal with ESPN right now. Continue reading
Facebook recently upgraded its Graph Search tool to make it much easier to locate friends’ old posts. According on Reuters, though, the company failed to revealed an additional change; it has obviously stopped showing Bing outcomes, also. The social media network launched Graph Search in 2013, giving people a fast method to scour the web site for posts, pages and also users. It might additionally be used like a typical search engine [thanks to Bing], so you could, in theory, research for a school paper without leaving the web-site. Both companies have actually validated the change to VentureBeat, even saying that it was carried out a while ago. Continue reading
Facebook has actually taken many actions to help you find people and particular posts, but posts history has been complicated. How are you supposed to find the images from that epic party last summer? It might not be as much of a challenge now that Facebook has actually updated its Graph Search beta to help you track down your good friends’ shared posts. If you search for ‘Anna summer season party,’ for example, you’ll see everything Anna wrote about that remarkable party. The smarter search is available this week for Apple iPhone and also web user in English. Unfortunately, there’s no mention of various other platforms and languages so far.
Twitter announced but one more method it would like to try to make us dislike it greater than Facebook this week, revealing a plan to make the mobile app much more invasive than ever.
From the company that brought you Scan & Upload My Address Book we now have a strange app-monitoring system that promises to rifle through our mobiles to see what applications we’ve got on them, then serve us stuff related to our application collections. Continue reading
You probably do not think of Facebook as a source for bleeding edge tech news, but the social network is identified to improve that reputation. It simply released FB Techwire, a page that mixtures technology news and commentary in a single feed. The site is ostensibly for journalists, yet it’s helpful for just about anyone who’d like to get all their tech stories in a single place – you won’t necessarily have to dig through a newsreader app or your Twitter timeline to keep up. Provide it a look if you’re eager to see more in your social stream compared to the usual vacation photos and family announcements.
Twitter has changed, offering users a platform for a much more prominent profile. The new profile enables tweeters to have a bigger profile picture, personalized header, best tweets and even more : all leaving it looking rather like Facebook.
Users manage to advertise themselves, using their tweets, from their brand-new profile. Finest Tweets is a feature that implies tweets which have actually had more involvement will appear larger on a profile to make them much easier to find. Continue reading