Social media usage has exploded over the last couple of years. From being a desktop-only luxury to a mobile-powered highly addictive segment of the World Wide Web, social media has come a long way. Social media refers to social apps and services that connect users across multiple platforms.
A new study conducted by Facebook is throwing all sorts of mixed reactions at the world’s largest social media company. A majority of those are, however, on the negative side. Apparently, Facebook decided to manipulate the emotions of its own users for a research.
Pinterest has now introduced its Guided Search feature on its website. Previously available on mobile, the feature allows users to filter down content using pop-ups related to the type of content they’re searching for, based on keywords. The web version of the feature comes with a bunch of improvements too.
HootSuite, the leading social relationship platform in the world, has now introduced a data visualization tool that enables users to create customized, action-oriented data by simply pinning adjustable widgets to the uberVU Board. The innovative uberVUBoards allow users to customize their dashboards, identify business insights quickly from crucial analytics, and aggregate the data points.
Facebook held its developer conference F8 yesterday where the company announced a significant number of new features and services for developers. These new services are likely to add to a better overall user experience on Facebook and its connected applications and websites.
Facebook’s latest acquisition is physical activity tracking app Moves. The world’s biggest social networking company has acquired ProtoGeo Oy, the makers of the popular app Moves. The app provides a simple activity based report on a user’s smartphone based on their daily activity.
Facebook will remove messaging features from its main app on mobile phones. It’s a bold move, making users switch to the company’s Messenger app instead. Most of Facebook’s major decisions be it design, privacy or general features have mostly met with criticism from both users and other technology outlets.
Twitter has introduced new features that will allow users to tag other users and post up to four photos in a single tweet. Tagging users will not take up any character space in a tweet which is currently limited to 140 characters. The microblogging tool is hoping to grow more viral with an aim to reach out to more users.
Micro blog Twitter clone Weibo Corp., the Chinese microblogging service, has filed for a US stock offering seeking to raise US $500 million.
Social network Facebook has released its long-awaited video-advertising product today, something which it has been testing since December last.