Now there are two ways of looking at the below story. The Grammar Nazis will bemoan this as the lowest dip in our communication medium. While the rest of the crowd will see it as an opportunity get creative with the wide library of emojis that iOS has to offer.
Introducing emojli, an Emoji-only Social Network where life is simple and easy. Here everything is based on emojis. Even your username. Since the communication is totally based on emoticons, comprehension is going to be a major issue.
The creators, Matt Gray and Tom Scott, say that this is [...]
MySpace is ready to become popular once again, and it just might do exactly that with its sleek new looking interface. Check out the video which shows that the company after a major rebrand is ready to get back into the game. The sleek interface is quite appealing and you can sign up for a preview at the link below.
Google has let out a sly update to their Google+ apps on Android and iOS. The biggest addition is now allowing, Android phones to join Hangouts on Air, a feature we might use as soon as Today.
For iOS the app, it now allows you to open links in Chrome instead of Safari, making the dreams of a default chrome browser more real than ever.
What’s in this Android version:
– Teens can now create and join Hangouts from mobile– Join Hangouts on Air from mobile– Floating timestamp in photos view– Shortcuts for post creation– Ability to report abuse in [...]
The website that started massive image uploading has now given its image service yet another makeover. The new Facebook Image management will be a new tool for thumbing through galleries across the site, presenting photos in a new square format with the option to “highlight” certain shots to increase their footprint on the page.
The new system is yet to go live, But, Facebook has already made the announcement so expect it soon.
Today we’re announcing improvements to the photos section that make viewing photos more enjoyable.
Talk about big acquisitions! Social networking giant Facebook will buy popular imaging app Instagram for $1 billion in cash and shares. This comes soon after the app was developed for Android.
We think the fact that Instagram is connected to other services beyond Facebook is an important part of the experience. We plan on keeping features like the ability to post to other social networks, the ability to not share your Instagrams on Facebook if you want, and the ability to have followers and follow people separately from your friends on Facebook.
-Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom
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This is possibly going to be the biggest battle since the Apple vs Samsung saga began, Yahoo has allegedly filed a lawsuit to sue social networking giant Facebook for infringing on several patents that are owned by Yahoo. These patents include a series of things Facebook is famous for, ten patents in all, which cover everything from advertising and privacy measures to messaging and social networking itself.
Yahoo claims that the company licenses its patents to several other companies but the matter of Facebook remains unresolved.
Yahoo! has invested substantial resources in research [...]
The overly popular mobile platform game Angry Birds has come to overly popular social network Facebook. The Facebook variant features the same game play as the original mobile app along with added social components, new power-ups and exclusive new levels. The game itself is free to play, with a 20-use power up costing $1.
“Angry Birds” on Facebook — which uses Flash Player 11 — supports 3D graphics, according to tech news site ZDNet.
Angry Birds has been downloaded more than 700 million times since its release for Apple’s iOS in December 2009, and with [...]
Google Plus (+) The social networking site has over 62 million users and is adding 625,000 new users each day according to unofficial Google+ statistician Paul Allen. This could be courtesy all the brand awareness Google is creating worldwide, with Television ads targeting key Google audience. At the current rate of new users, Allen predicts that Google+ will reach 100 million users on February 25th, 200 million users on August 3rd, and 293 million users by december 2012.
The reports are based on the number of Google+ signups and not actual usage reports, and until we get some information from Google themselves we [...]
Apple has filed a new patent that will enable the use of next-generation cameras and invisible ink to negotiate digital handshakes.
Snap a picture of a cash register with a barcode and your iDevice will generate a unique ID to pair up. but in order to keep the technology secure, the codes would have to be painted on with “invisible” fluorescent coatings. Similarly to share information between 2 iPhones or iDevices, the screen of one will display the information while the camera from the other will simply click to transfer the info.
While the whole world is looking [...]
Google’s recently announced Google+ is now open to anyone who would like a refreshing change. So no more need for invites. Google noted that it has added 100 new changes which include 91 in the website along with 9 major in the mobile apps.
Notable changes includeA new “Hangouts on Air” option allows users to live broadcast to up to nine different people. Hangouts can now be named. A screen sharing function has been added to Hangouts. Users can now share and view a sketchpad directly inside Hangouts Google Docs can be viewed and shared inside Hangouts. Google+ members can now search for other users from the social network directly and Google+ will return results [...]
A new service for Blackberry Messenger services has now been officially announced after being tossed around in the rumor mill for the past weeks. BBM Music is a new cloud based music streaming service for Blackberry owners. For $5 per month, users may keep up to 50 songs in their personal library. A social component allows you to add BBM Music friends, which gives you access to their current 50 songs, and up to 25 songs per month can be swapped out for new ones, and your current library can be stored locally on the handset.
A launch of several music based services has happened over the months, it seemed only logical [...]
Google has made the official announcement of gaming in the Google+ project. While still in test mode and restricted to a limited number of testers the gaming section can be accessed at plus.google.com/games
Google+ separates the games feeds onto a games page, keeping the conversation list separate, making the networking aspect less annoying. While users can access the gaming stream anytime by kicking on the games page, If you’re not interested in games, it’s easy to ignore them. Your stream will remain focused on conversations with the people you care about.
Initially a limited [...]