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Facebook’s News Feed algorithm now ranks friends and family higher than posts from publishers
Jun29

Facebook’s News Feed algorithm now ranks friends and family higher than posts from publishers

Are we heading to a new era where friends and family take precedence over publisher’s posts in Facebook’s News Feed? That’s precisely what the Menlo Park, Calif.-based social network giant wants every user to know—that it cares about you. Concerns have been forthcoming about how Facebook users no longer see important updates from friends and family they care about. In fairness to users, it is getting even more difficult to see...

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Facebook makes Slideshow available to iOS users
Jun28

Facebook makes Slideshow available to iOS users

Ahead of iOS 10 Memories feature, Facebook is rolling out Slideshow to iPhone and iPad users—further heightening competition for user-created content. It is obvious that not everyone can shoot compelling videos as well as photos that are captivating. This probably explains why virtually every social network company and tech giants are coming up with different versions of automatic movie makers. Trust Facebook, the tech giant has...

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Twitter’s stickers for images rolling out in a couple of weeks
Jun27

Twitter’s stickers for images rolling out in a couple of weeks

Every social tech and social network company is busy these days—it’s a season of updates and race to win the hearts of consumers. Twitter happens to be one of the busiest, and this time around, the microblogging platform has announced stickers for images and ability to search for them using hashtags. If you have been following Twitter in recent times, you would have observed that millions of photos are being sent every day. Twitter...

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YouTube launches live streaming right from its mobile app
Jun24

YouTube launches live streaming right from its mobile app

YouTube is doing a lot these days, and only a few people will be surprised at that. The Google-owned video site is in a race to win the hearts of consumers out there, and is leaving nothing to chance to remain relevant in a field where Facebook Live is gaining wider acceptance. On Thursday, YouTube announced addition of a live streaming option to its mobile app. This new feature, which is now available to a few users, will enable them...

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Twitter users can now share 140-second long videos as Vine ditches 6-second limit
Jun21

Twitter users can now share 140-second long videos as Vine ditches 6-second limit

  While announcing its own version of Facebook’s “Mentions” app on Tuesday, Twitter said users will now be able to post longer videos on Vine. It means you can now create longer videos—up to 140 seconds. Prior to Tuesday’s announcement, Vine users could post videos up to six seconds, while Twitter users were limited to 30 seconds. However, the six-second video format remains unchanged; it will only act as ‘previews’ for...

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Tumblr to compete with Twitter and Facebook with its own live video service
Jun21

Tumblr to compete with Twitter and Facebook with its own live video service

  We hope Tumblr’s plan to compete with Twitter and Facebook as it launches its live video service is not coming too late. According to livevideo.tumblr.com, a promotional webpage, which was first spotted by a Twitter user David Chartier during the weekend, the company has scheduled a launch date for June 21st. Confirming the authenticity of the promotional webpage, TechCrunch says the images are Tumblr’s ads materials designed...

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