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Twitter start rolling out new Profile Look

Twitter start rolling out new Profile Look

The biggest UI change in the history of Twitter is now being rolled out to its users. It’s been a while since Twitter started testing the new UI which looks a bit more like Facebook. The new Twitter profile is not forced onto users. Instead, users are given a notification on top of their profile asking if they want to switch to the new profile UI. Users who didn’t get the notification message on top of their profile can go to this page from their desktop, scroll down and find the blue button labelled “Get it now”. If you are…

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Facebook introduces new location based feature called Nearby Friends

Facebook introduces new location based feature called Nearby Friends

Facebook announced today that it will be rolling out a new feature to its mobile app called Nearby Friends. What this feature will do is that it will occasionally notify a user if there are any friends near his/her location. The new feature shows how far away a user is from their friends and can even share his/her exact location for a limited time duration. If you turn on Nearby Friends, you’ll occasionally be notified when your friends are nearby, so you can get in touch with them and meet up. For example, when you’re headed to the movies, Nearby Friends…

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30k Twitter followers for threatening American air

30k Twitter followers for threatening American air

Sarah, a Twitter user managed to get 30k new followers by tweeting a terror threat to a major American airline. However, all the effects of this idiotic action of the teenage girl were not as pleasing. Soon after posting the tweet, she found herself in federal trouble. Sarah’s threatening tweet was posted from the Twitter account @QueenDemetriax. In the tweet, she introduced herself as Ibrahim, a guy from Afghanistan and a member of the terror group Al Qaida, and talked about doing “something really big” on June 1. As expected, almost instantly, the airline reported the message to the authorities….

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NASA astronaut sends first Instagram photo from space

NASA astronaut sends first Instagram photo from space

Steve Swanson, an astronaut on the International Space Station (ISS), has recently made history by sending the first Instagram photo from space. The photo is a selfie captured by Swanson in the space station’s cupola, near a big, multi-faceted window facing the Earth. Space.com has reported that the photo went viral shortly after being posted on the Instagram account of the space station. To spice up the event a bit, Swanson added a caption to the image. He wrote “back on the ISS, life is good”. The selfie, however, is not the last photo to be beamed from the ISS….

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44% of Twitter subscribers are bland users

44% of Twitter subscribers are bland users

According to a recent report published in the Wall Street Journal, the majority of the Twitter subscribers are bland users. The report was prepared based on a Twopcharts study, which revealed that 44% of 974 million registered Twitter users haven’t posted a single tweet. What’s more shocking is that another 30% subscribers of the social networking site have tweeted just 10 times or less than that. The study also found that only 13% of all registered Twitter accounts have more than 100 tweets. The significance of Twopcharts’ revelations is even more as just a little over a month ago Twitter…

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Twitter introduces new profile design

Twitter introduces new profile design

Twitter has been working on a new profile design for quite some time. Today, on the company’s blog, Twitter announced the launch of the new profile design highlighting its new features that deal mainly with how the Tweets are displayed. The new design inherits a lot of design ideas from the Facebook’s profile including Facebook-like cover photo, profile image and overall look. The new design also features the best tweets and manually pinned tweets on the profile page. The profile picture and header photo (cover photo) are now larger. Users can tweak the color scheme of links according to their…

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Can Yahoo make a Youtube killer

Can Yahoo make a Youtube killer

Yahoo’s failed endeavor of acquiring Dailymotion made it clear that it (Yahoo) is trying to emerge as a YouTube killer. Media reports are suggesting that the American multinational corporation headquartered at Sunnyvale, California might soon start its own video-sharing website. Sources close to the situation are claiming that Yahoo has started contacting popular individual stars of YouTube and networks who have created the most watched videos on the world’s biggest video portal. It seems that Yahoo is trying to bring all the biggest YouTube performers on board and begin on a high. Yahoo even has plans of offering some YouTube…

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Pinterest gets the Butt by hackers

Pinterest gets the Butt by hackers

For Pinterest users, this is the time to be alert. Hackers are spreading weight loss related pins and butt images across this pinboard-style photo-sharing website. Thus, Pinterest users are advised not to click on any suspicious pin even on a friend’s account. If reports are to be believed, several Pinterest accounts have been hacked and flooded with spam. The only good thing is that the social networking site has acknowledged the problem and restored all accounts that have been targeted by the hackers, in safe mode. According to experts, Pinterest became more vulnerable to such attacks the moment its user…

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Tumblr gets more secure

Tumblr gets more secure

Like Apple, Google, Twitter, Microsoft and Dropbox, Tumblr has also introduced two-factor authentication. With the incorporation of this new feature, the microblogging platform established by David Karp has become more secure. On Monday March 24, Tumblr announced the introduction of its new security feature via the site’s user settings page. People blogging on Tumblr will now get the chance of making the process of accessing their dashboards more difficult for outsiders. To make users familiar with the new security measure, Tumblr has even written a blog post on the subject where it has compared two-factor authentication with the two keys…

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Google’s new image format makes YouTube 10% faster

Google's new image format makes YouTube 10% faster

Google has always been working on making things easier and faster for its users and has done a great deal of stuff to achieve it. Recently, a new move by Google has decreased YouTube page loading time by 10%. The new change comes in the form of a WebP image format. The WebP image format was first applied by Google to the app description of Play Store’s search pages. This was so that the mobile users don’t have to wait long for the relevant images to get loaded. The experiment was a success and Google quickly started to implement it…

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