Instagram Photos Get 8,500 Likes Per Second

Photo-sharing social network Instagram is on fire. It released monthly usage statistics for the first time yesterday, and the numbers are impressive. More than 90 million people use the Instagram every month, and post more than 40 million photos to the service every day. Those photos generate more than 8,500 ‘Likes’ and 1,000 comments every [...]


Your Own Year in Review, Facebook-style

If you want a fun way to look back over 2012 as it comes to a close, use the link – it loads specifically to your profile, as long as you’re currently signed in. Once you get there, you’ll see the top 20 events, stories and photos you shared this year. It makes for [...]


Unboxing the new Myspace: The invite and signup process

Christmas isn’t for a few more weeks, but when I opened my email inbox this evening and saw that I’d received a pre-launch invite to the new Myspace, I was pretty excited. More than a month ago, I saw the teaser sizzle video for the new incarnation of the Justin Timberlake-backed Myspace, and I was [...]


Facebook Surpasses 1 Billion Active Users

Yesterday morning, Mark Zuckerberg announced that Facebook had surpassed the 1 billion active users mark – quite the impressive milestone, considering they’ve only been around for eight years. They also produced this video, titled “The Things That Connect Us”, to celebrate. There are mixed reactions all over the web. Some love it, some hate it. [...]


New Law in California: You can no longer be required to provide your login to social sites like Facebook and Twitter

California Governor Jerry Brown signed a new law into effect this week. If you’re one of the 65% of Americans connected on social networks, this is potentially good news for you. Assembly Bill 1844 and Senate Bill 1349 prevent universities and employers from requiring access to their employees’ (and students’) social network accounts. As of [...]


Don’t just pin things…BO.LT things

What happens if all of the Pinterest pins you’ve been carefully pinning for months just up and disappear? What if the sites you pin things from no longer exist? Or you get the dreaded 404 Page Not Found message? Never fear, BO.LT is here. BO.LT is like Pinterest but a bit more…secure. Want to know [...]

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2011’s Top 5 Biggest Social Media Moments

This year has been a big year for social media moments. Viral videos, meme sensations and new digital movements seem to be pushing up like daisies. People are discovering that social media is one of the most powerful tools for change the world has ever experienced, and using that to their advantage. With that being [...]

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