Thursday, August 21, 2014

Around The Net

  • Twitter Officially Adds Suggested Content To TimelinesQZ.com

    Think Twitter feeds are clogged enough? Well, the company just changed the Timeline’s official parameters to include an even broader range of content. Now, in addition to “all Tweets from those you have chosen to follow on Twitter,” along with retweets and ads, “when we identify a Tweet, an account to follow, or other content that’s popular or relevant, we may add it to your timeline,” the company explains. Quartz, for one, calls the move “a fundamental change in how Twitter works.”  ...Read the whole story

  • Facebook Faces Class Action Suit In EuropeTechCrunch

    Getting the full Google treatment in Europe, Facebook has been given an ultimatum to respond to a privacy-based class-action suit led by an Austrian group named Europe vs Facebook. “The news comes as some 60,000 people have now signed up to the suit, 25,000 of which have assigned their claims to join the class action, and 35,000 of which have registered to assign their claims when and if the suit widens to cover more users,” TechCrunch reports.  ...Read the whole story

  • No Sign Of Swinging, But 'Secret' Parties EmergeRe/code

    Re/Code’s Nellie Bowles goes deep inside the sort-of-creepy new world of Secret parties -- intimate affairs for select members of the anonymous sharing app Secret. “I want a place where I can be raw again,” a party host tells Bowles, referring to the anonymous nature of Secret (the app) compared to more public socials networks like Facebook. “Where it doesn’t always have to be vacation pictures and ‘Look how great I am.’” What implications for parties have for Secret’s broader success are unclear, but they obviously have the attention of industry watchers.  ...Read the whole story

  • Snapchat Readies "Discovery" Service For Brands, PublishersThe Wall Street Journal
  • Twitter Vows To Respect Families Of DeceasedThe Wall Street Journal
  • Vine Adds Mobile Features, Boasts 100M Monthly UsersWired
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