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WhatsApp is well on its way to 1 billion users

Facebook’s other messaging app is celebrating a big milestone: 500 million active users.

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Nextdoor partners with San Francisco to mobilize neighbors during a disaster

The city's Department of Emergency Management will provide real-time emergency info to Nextdoor's neighborhood networks, so neighbors can help each other

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Lesson learned: Facebook's new friend-finding feature is optional

Facebook has tried friend-finding using your phone’s location before, but it's making the feature opt-in this time around.

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Meet the new Twitter, same as the old Facebook

Twitter is snagging some of Facebook’s features, but risks losing its personality in the process.

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Facebook wants to free your News Feed from spam

The network is again tweaking its News Feed algorithm to show more of the stuff you want to see.

Turns out most people prefer to watch TV instead of tweet about it

New research indicates all that second-screen social activity might be overblown.

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No more in-app chat: Facebook moving messages to Messenger

Users will have to install Facebook’s separate Messenger app to keep the conversation going.

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Twitter’s radical redesign looks a lot like Facebook

The social network needs to jump-start its growth, and hopes a familiar look will help.

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Social network acted like a jerk, faces FTC complaint

A social network labeled people as jerks and charged them to contact customer service and change their profiles, the agency says

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Vine makes video-sharing more private with Messages update

Messaging apps are all the rage, but can Vine succeed where Instagram Direct faltered?

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How to use HTC's newly revamped BlinkFeed app

Give BlinkFeed a chance, especially if you're looking for an all-inclusive news and social portal.

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Fed up with Facebook, Eat24 pens a break-up letter

Some companies are angry about Facebook’s News Feed algorithm changes, but only one is publicly leaving the network altogether.

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Oculus ridiculous: Why Facebook's Rift isn't gunning for Google Glass

The tech titans are both focused on the future, but Rift and Glass aren't competitors.

Facebook Messenger update upgrades group chat features

Party-planning and family chat-fests get easier with a separate Groups tab.

Turkey blocking YouTube in 'desperate and depressing move'

The government is attempting to block access to a secret recording of a meeting. But will it work?

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Twitter abandoned #Music the app, but not music the strategy

Twitter still has music on its mind, but in the form of partnerships instead of apps.