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How to mute annoying Twitter users, and why you’d want to

Twitter’s new mute function offers a way to ignore your annoying friends while still pretending you like them.

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Facebook kills Poke and Camera apps

The apps were removed Friday from Apple's app store

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Snapchat settles with FTC over disappearing messages, security breach

Snapchat has agreed to put together a comprehensive privacy program subject to independent monitoring for the next 20 years after a scolding from the regulatory agency.

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Te gusta zapatos? Twitter lets advertisers target users by language

Marketers on Twitter can now target users based on their language.

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Why App.net is failing: Duh, it needs more apps

The open-source social platform was all about apps, but never spawned a single standout service.

Bot or Not? Researchers make an app to sniff out bots on Twitter

The app looks at public Twitter data to identify phony accounts.

Tumblr takes a page from Myspace with on-the-go bedazzling

Now you can customize your Tumblr straight from your smartphone with all the bright colors and obscene fonts your heart desires.

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Amazon teams with Twitter to turn hashtags into shopping shortcuts

The e-retailer’s #AmazonCart initiative lets you buy stuff just by tweeting a hashtag.

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What's Vine all about? New Website will show you

Vine.co focuses on discovery, with no sign-in required.

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Facebook Messenger for Android makes chatting just a little more fun

Converse with your friends from around the world by sending them stickers, videos, or a quick selfie.

on greenbot.com

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Foursquare pulls a Facebook with check-in spin-off Swarm

Foursquare putting its most well-known feature in a separate app. Is it a bold move or a risky one?

Facebook courts developers at F8 conference

At its developers conference, Facebook took steps to address privacy concerns by launching a new anonymous login service for mobile apps and it launched a mobile ad network.

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You&Me is HowAboutWe’s take on messaging for the ‘modern couple’

The popular dating site is rolling out a Snapchat-esque app designed to keep couples close.

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Bogus tool for hacking your Friends' Facebook account hacks you instead

Users think they will get access to their friends' accounts, but their account is hacked instead

on pcworld.com

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Facebook grows up as a software firm, though some developers are wary

Facebook's new tools raise questions for some developers at F8

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Facebook's era of breaking things is over: F8 brings new tools for mobile developers

Facebook used its annual developers conference to make your mobile experience better—and not just on Facebook.